Victoria City Sightseeing Tour With Craigdarroch Castle

90 Reviews 4.5 Write a Review
From USD 38.03
Lowest Price Guaranteed

Tour Information

Tour Details

Overview

See the very best of Victoria on a comprehensive city tour that includes a visit to Craigdarroch Castle. During your sightseeing tour, an experienced guide provides fascinating commentary on Victoria's rich history and scenic beauty. Enjoy numerous stops at points of interest, such as Mt Tolmie and Beacon Hill Park, for photo ops. This 3.5-hour tour is a great way to get to know the the charming provincial capital and its famous landmarks, including the Victorian-era elegance of Craigdarroch Castle, the city’s premiere heritage and architectural attraction.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Start your tour with pickup from Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbour in front of the Empress Hotel. Driving through the stately downtown core, your driver-guide discusses notable landmarks while you pass through Government Street in Old Town, see Canada's oldest Chinatown, and view the last remnants of Fort Victoria.

Your coach tour follows a route along Antique Row before arriving at Craigdarroch Castle. Your guide will fill you in on the eccentricities of this Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion, which is designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

Enjoy an hour to explore Craigdarroch Castle at your leisure. Discover the heritage museum, considered a key piece of British Columbia history, built in the early 1900s and designed with exquisite stained glass windows and elegant woodwork. Learn about its wealthy former residents and the many functions of its subdivided estate, including as a military hospital and music school.

Continuing your drive, stop at the summit of Mt Tolmie for a photo opportunity high above the city. Then it's on to Oak Bay, Uplands and along Marine Drive, offering vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Stop at Oak Bay Marina to feed the seals or grab some coffee (own expense), then travel along scenic Marine Drive and the Victoria waterfront past Beacon Hill Park, the largest of its kind in the city. Your morning or afternoon sightseeing tour ends at the starting point.

Inclusions for Victoria City Sightseeing Tour With Craigdarroch Castle

  • City tour
  • Entry to Craigdarroch Castle
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Victoria City Sightseeing Tour With Craigdarroch Castle

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Reviews

Write A Review

90 reviews by the users

  • It was a fun way to get to know the city upon arrival and the driver/guide was excellent... although some of his jokes were real groaners! He kept it interesting and the visit to Craigdarroch Castle was interesting as well to see how they have been able to restore this building to it's original magnificence. Driving through the neighbourhoods was also good but I think I would have preferred a hop on - hop off bus for that which is why I gave this a 4 star rating. Just know that you are basically inside the bus the whole time other than the visit to the castle so if you want to explore a certain neighbourhood, this is not the tour for that. Overall though it was still worth the two hours.

  • This a great way to see the highlights of Victoria. The driver was well versed on the various attractions, this tour was well worth the money.

  • From Winnipeg, came in for Victoria marathon for the second time. Last minute decision to book this bus tour on line, v glad to do that. It turned out to be a pleasant and memorable tour. Our driver Bruce is v knowledgeable with local history, landmarks and gave our group a quick city tour. Craigdarroch castle is very impressive structure along with its past history. The coach is v modern, comfortable and clean. Any out of town visitors should take this tour.

  • From Winnipeg, came in for Victoria marathon for the second time. Last minute decision to book this bus tour on line, v glad to do that. It turned out to be a pleasant and memorable tour. Our driver Bruce is v knowledgeable with local history, landmarks and gave our group a quick city tour. Craigdarroch castle is very impressive structure along with its past history. The coach is v modern, comfortable and clean. Any out of town visitors should take this tour.

  • Jim was a great tour guide/driver. The castle is definitely worth visiting.

  • Great guide and tour!

  • Great tour.
    The driver was very informative.
    The castle was well worth a look.

  • The tour driver was very good, but we had to sit and wait for others who were late coming from a cruise ship which made us rush through the end of the tour.

  • This was a wonderful tour with an informative guide and many interesting sites to see. The tour company makes it very easy to pick up the bus in front of the Empress hotel, and they are very organized.

  • totally enjoyed the city tour and castle. The history behind the city was very interesting. The guide pointed out many sites and shops we visited later in our trip.

  • Show More

You Might Also Like

USD 33.48