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Victoria Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour Excursion Reviews

Victoria Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour cruise excursion
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A horse-drawn carriage is the perfect way to escape into beautiful downtown Victoria.
Member Image JnA mom
1 review
Sep 2015
Wonderful relaxing tour of the highlights of Victoria - just right as we were not in port for long
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image drsparky53
1 review
Jul 2015
Don't take this one. Just could not see much of Victoria. The areas and roads where the horses can go are very very limited. The horses were so so slow. Walking was faster. The areas toured had been totally torn down and rebuilt. There was no historical architecture to view. Only a guide whom would say "in this area way back when this occurred". Skip the tour and do something on your own. After the cruise spent 3 days in Victoria on our own. It's a wonderful city. Lots to see and do. Craigdarroch Castle, Butchart Gardens, harbor. Blue Crab has absolutely wonderful chowder. Marriott Inner Harbour is an excellent place to stay. Ask for a corner suite.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image micknmim
2 reviews
May 2015
Lovely quick tour in a city we only got evening hours in. Great driver and professionally run operation. People took pictures of us....and we got some great pictures.
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Provider: Victoria Carriage
Member Image dfholly
1 review
Sep 2014

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.

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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image jjws
1 review
Aug 2014

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.

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Provider: Street Vendor...
Member Image plattwear
2 reviews
May 2014

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.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Dolphin3
2 reviews
May 2014

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.

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Provider: Tally Ho
Member Image renee_t
3 reviews
Aug 2013

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.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Rusty Stumps
1 review
Jul 2012
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.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image Blazergirl1960
1 review
Jul 2012
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.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image busyone
4 reviews
Jun 2012
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.
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Provider: Tally Ho
Member Image IamKelly
1 review
Jun 2012
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.
Read IamKelly's full Celebrity Infinity cruise review
Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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