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Victoria City Tour Excursion Reviews

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Discover Victoria's history with a tour of its charming capital, offering photo opportunities of Victoria's inner harbor and the Empress Hotel.

LarBear

2 reviews

Rented a private limo at the doc. Local gentleman who owned 3 limos. Ours was a classic Damler limo, and the driver was the owner. Out to Butchart Gardens for 1.5 hour tour...well worth it!!! Then a drive around town, our driver obviously loved his home, and it showed in the tour. Very personal, well done.


Provider: Independent Operator

BrownsinMO

1 review

Choose a different company for a bus tour in Victoria. Buses were often late, and the bus drivers weren't very professional.


Provider: Independent Operator

rubyredvette

1 review

This could have been left off the cruise.


Provider: Princess Cruises

alaskancruiseman

1 review

This tour was awful. After being mauled by the different tour companies as soon as we set foot on land and paying $10 per person just to take a bus into town, we opted for the Big Bus Tour. This is not a good option for anyone wanting to learn about the sites and have a chance to get off the bus. The staff (mostly the driver) was not helpful or audible most the trip. The lousy pre-recorded message was horrible and the driver never found a rhythm starting and stopping the awful recording as he actually passed the site. It was awful and recommend not using this company at all. In addition, downtown Victoria is pelted with bird droppings! One of my party, and another lady in another party, each were pooped on repeatedly standing on the sidewalk. As you realize, looking down, the sidewalks are streaked with droppings and the birds are never-ending overhead - WATCH OUT!!


Provider: Independent Operator

deBeer

1 review

Beautiful city. City shuttle is the bomb. Inexpensive with multiple drop off and pick up spots. Got off in the center of town and walked around (been to Butchart Gardens on a previous trip) Enough fun shops, restaurants and beautiful flower displays to please most. Ended up at the colorful marina. It was food truck night! Time is short, not only time wise but because so many shops close what I consider to be early.


Provider: Independent Operator

Begavalley

2 reviews

Covered a lot of the city which is quite beautiful, however driver was quite the cynic and seemed to concentrate on private homes.

Provider: Holland America Line

BMKguy

1 review

An easy and pleasant walk that we did on our own. 10 minutes to Fisherman's Wharf; 30 minutes to the Empress Hotel. Lots of good photo ops along the way. If you don't want to walk back to the ship you can get a cab for $10, which fare applies regardless of the number of passengers.

Provider: Independent Operator

AlwaysThankfulLady

1 review

The port is a long walk from downtown, so the 6 of us hired a limo that was at the port and took a 90 minute tour around town. Heather, our driver, was very friendly and accommodating. We got some great pictures of the city from up on the hill and then saw the lights on the Empress hotel and the government building in town. Victoria has beautiful homes and gorgeous flowers.

Provider: Independent Operator

USAFSS20290

1 review

Not terribly engaging.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

eggplant7

2 reviews

Had a beautiful time here. Enjoyed the knowledgeable guide on our bus ride through this lovely city. The views from the mountain where our bus parked were amazing of the city. Had plenty of time to walk around the harbor & shop which I loved. Found the totem pole park fascinating. The Fairmont hotel lobby, shops & grounds were outstanding to see! Would love to return to Victoria!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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