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Victoria Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour Excursion Reviews

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A horse-drawn carriage is the perfect way to escape into beautiful downtown Victoria.

dfholly

1 review

The city was absolutely beautiful, but the ship arrived so late we barely got time to see the city. The cruiseline should arrange it where they arrive much earlier.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

jjws

1 review

Great tour driver - neat little ride for family and kids.

Not sure why only in Victoria for a few hours, and night, at that. Don't get it.


Provider: Independent Operator

plattwear

2 reviews

Originally I had booked the Evening Whale watching & Ocean exploration tour however, due to the ship being an hour late.. this was cancelled. (big frown) This was a big dream of mine and I was not happy we were not able to do this however, we booked the Horse Drawn Trolley tour through Victoria which was basically the only thing that did not get cancelled other than the shuttle bus to town. Our driver and the beautiful horses did a a great job of showing us Victoria. We viewed the heritage homes, legislative building all light up in the dark, the harbor area and also went through a park area. The driver did a great job giving us facts about the Victoria area. We shopped at the one gift shop at port before boarding the ship.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Dolphin3

2 reviews

Friday, May 17th Victoria , British Columbia-
I don't understand the purpose of stopping at a port from 8PM-midnight. We took a taxi to the downtown area for $10 (for 4 of us). Most things were closed, so we had pre-booked a ride on Tally-Ho horse carriages. We each took the Waterfront Tour 30 minutes $100/per carriage. It was suppose to be a narrative tour of historic James Bay and old heritage buildings, but our tour guide, was much more interested in talking about the horse and herself then history. Thank goodness the tour was only 30 minutes. The view of the British Columbia Parliament Legislature buildings and the Empress hotel were stunning. We would have loved to have seen more of this beautiful city during the daylight hours. We strolled the inner harbor and fisherman's wharf for awhile and then headed back to the ship.


Provider: Independent Operator

renee_t

1 review

This was more fun than I was expecting it to be! Even on a crummy, rainy day, we had a very good time. The Carriages are very comfortable, with covered tops, and blankets for the passengers. We saw all the sights of Victoria at a lovely, slow pace and toured neighborhoods I'd probably never have seen otherwise. We received bus shuttle tickets as part of the deal, so we were able to return to downtown to continue our visit on foot. Victoria is a charming city and I wish we'd had more time there.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Rusty Stumps

1 review

Not enough time in this port. 7:30 PM is late to get in and we sailed just after midnight. Didn't get to see much of anything here.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Blazergirl1960

1 review

We did get overview of a small part of city, but it was slow and wasted a good hour when we could have been walking to these places. There was a big festival in Victoria that night and all the streets and restaurants were mobbed. My impression of this town would have probably been alot different at another time. Sorry I didn't do the Butchart Gardens tour. Very easy to get a cab to and from the ship and they will take American money.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

busyone

3 reviews

We booked a carriage tour for Victoria. We booked privately so we could have our own separate carriage. This worked well for us because we didn't want the baby to annoy others. The drive in the carriage was a nice ending for our cruise, and we finished up by snapping a few photos of Victoria before heading back to the ship.

Provider: Independent Operator

IamKelly

1 review

Good value, $ 49 each for 1 hour tour, you see a lot, waterfront and downtown, tour guides tell you a LOT of history and context, this was a good value. Weather was lousy again, cold, raining, but we were dry under a canopy and blanket . . .so we passed on more elaborate and quite expensive shore excursions ( Butchar Gardens and High Tea at Empress Hotel ) and instead went back to our ship for a final, delicious, warm and dry dinner at Blu.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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