Victoria Scenic Victoria City Tour Excursion Reviews

Take a scenic tour around the beautiful city of Victoria and spend a day surrounded by architectural beauty, nature and rich history.
Saw the city by bus.
Sail Date: May 2019
Saw the city by bus. Some daytime and some night time travel. Very scenic town
Saw the city by bus. Some daytime and some night time travel. Very scenic town Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Walking tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
Walking tour. Really rushed. Wouldn't advise it.
Walking tour. Really rushed. Wouldn't advise it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Pleasant, but rushed.
Sail Date: April 2019
Pleasant, but rushed. We missed out on seeing certain highlights that Victoria has.
Pleasant, but rushed. We missed out on seeing certain highlights that Victoria has. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We have been to the Butschart Gardens which were beautiful but this time chose the Abkhazi Gardens ...
Sail Date: April 2019
We have been to the Butschart Gardens which were beautiful but this time chose the Abkhazi Gardens which were much smailler than Buschart but lovely all the same. This excursion included a Royal Tea which was lovely. The Tea was an ... Read More
We have been to the Butschart Gardens which were beautiful but this time chose the Abkhazi Gardens which were much smailler than Buschart but lovely all the same. This excursion included a Royal Tea which was lovely. The Tea was an English Blend and the three tiered tray included scones with clotted cream and jam and sandwiches along with little cookies and pastries. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Victoria is a lovely city, with beautiful surrounding areas, but there is not much of interest ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Victoria is a lovely city, with beautiful surrounding areas, but there is not much of interest besides attractive residential areas and a small charming city to look at. Our particular tour guide spent too much time telling the story of ... Read More
Victoria is a lovely city, with beautiful surrounding areas, but there is not much of interest besides attractive residential areas and a small charming city to look at. Our particular tour guide spent too much time telling the story of family that used to live in the area while neglecting to comment on some interesting buildings we passed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Surprisingly enjoyable.
Sail Date: September 2018
Surprisingly enjoyable. The tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable.
Surprisingly enjoyable. The tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our 2 hour scenic tour ended up being about an hour and a half, the bus was late while we waited in ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Our 2 hour scenic tour ended up being about an hour and a half, the bus was late while we waited in the rain. We were supposed to be given an opportunity to get out at the Empress Hotel, but our driver never asked us who wanted o be let ... Read More
Our 2 hour scenic tour ended up being about an hour and a half, the bus was late while we waited in the rain. We were supposed to be given an opportunity to get out at the Empress Hotel, but our driver never asked us who wanted o be let out. He was a poor guide and concentrated on the cost of condos, since he and his wife are interested in relocating! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took way too long and we didn't get to actually see Victoria.
Sail Date: September 2018
Took way too long and we didn't get to actually see Victoria. We actually ended up leaving the bus at one of his many, unscheduled stops so we could salvage what was left of our time in the city.
Took way too long and we didn't get to actually see Victoria. We actually ended up leaving the bus at one of his many, unscheduled stops so we could salvage what was left of our time in the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ok bus tour, limited view.
Sail Date: August 2018
Ok bus tour, limited view. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and fun. This type of tour is good for guests who are > 60 years old with limited walk and exercise. They took us to Tim and Horton which is disappointing. Overly sweet and ... Read More
Ok bus tour, limited view. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and fun. This type of tour is good for guests who are > 60 years old with limited walk and exercise. They took us to Tim and Horton which is disappointing. Overly sweet and so-so coffee. Since it is part of the tour and they gave us a lot of goodies, it is ok for us but we'd rather spend more time in the city before it's dark. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a private local drive for a 4 hour tour - he arrived in a spotless Range Rover and took us ...
Sail Date: August 2018
We had a private local drive for a 4 hour tour - he arrived in a spotless Range Rover and took us all over the city. We got to see things that I'm sure people on the cruise excursions didn't see, because it was just the 4 of us ... Read More
We had a private local drive for a 4 hour tour - he arrived in a spotless Range Rover and took us all over the city. We got to see things that I'm sure people on the cruise excursions didn't see, because it was just the 4 of us with the driver, and he lives in the area. Fantastic knowledge of the area, and it was GREAT. Would highly recommend this! And it's no more expensive than a cruise excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice tour of city and good narration.
Sail Date: August 2018
Nice tour of city and good narration.
Nice tour of city and good narration. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Informative and lovely tours of historical Victoria
Sail Date: July 2018
Informative and lovely tours of historical Victoria
Informative and lovely tours of historical Victoria Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
While it was interesting to see parts of Victoria, and the bus driver was entertaining, it just ...
Sail Date: July 2018
While it was interesting to see parts of Victoria, and the bus driver was entertaining, it just wasn't anything out of the usual for a city tour.
While it was interesting to see parts of Victoria, and the bus driver was entertaining, it just wasn't anything out of the usual for a city tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice walk from Pier into town...lovely parks and flowers.
Sail Date: June 2018
Nice walk from Pier into town...lovely parks and flowers.
Nice walk from Pier into town...lovely parks and flowers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Victoria is beautiful, but we should have gone to Butchart Gardens (which our friends said was ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Victoria is beautiful, but we should have gone to Butchart Gardens (which our friends said was amazing) instead of the bus tour. It was nice to see the multimillion dollar homes and the inner harber of Victoria, but it was less than ... Read More
Victoria is beautiful, but we should have gone to Butchart Gardens (which our friends said was amazing) instead of the bus tour. It was nice to see the multimillion dollar homes and the inner harber of Victoria, but it was less than memorable. The inner harbor was bustling and beautiful, but we only spend a few minutes there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Horrible!
Sail Date: June 2018
Horrible! Never got off the bus to see anything. Definitely not enough time in this port to see anything!!
Horrible! Never got off the bus to see anything. Definitely not enough time in this port to see anything!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour was great, however the guide spent to much time talking about the cost of housing and not ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Tour was great, however the guide spent to much time talking about the cost of housing and not about the history and sights.
Tour was great, however the guide spent to much time talking about the cost of housing and not about the history and sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Prob my least favorite excursion, but and it's a big BUT, it was still a good tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
Prob my least favorite excursion, but and it's a big BUT, it was still a good tour. We drove around a few areas of expensive houses and saw some cool scenery but when we got to the summit of the tour, it was really worth the side ... Read More
Prob my least favorite excursion, but and it's a big BUT, it was still a good tour. We drove around a few areas of expensive houses and saw some cool scenery but when we got to the summit of the tour, it was really worth the side drive. Our tour guide was very professional, funny and helpful. The trip downtown was really great showing waterfront, Chinatown, hotels and city government center. We were also treated to a wonderful cup of coffee and donut holes from Tim Hortons. I give this one a VERY GOOD rating! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Victoria was beautiful, but this tour is just a two-hour bus ride pointing out various pretty ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Victoria was beautiful, but this tour is just a two-hour bus ride pointing out various pretty houses. Pass.
Victoria was beautiful, but this tour is just a two-hour bus ride pointing out various pretty houses. Pass. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was fun to take a tour around Victoria with a stop at Mt.
Sail Date: May 2018
It was fun to take a tour around Victoria with a stop at Mt. Tolmie as well as Tim Hortons (what's more Canadian than Tim Hortons). The game played on the bus was fun and gave everyone a chance to win as the questions were very ... Read More
It was fun to take a tour around Victoria with a stop at Mt. Tolmie as well as Tim Hortons (what's more Canadian than Tim Hortons). The game played on the bus was fun and gave everyone a chance to win as the questions were very general in nature. The goodie bag at the end of the tour highlighting things that are only available in Canada was a nice treat to end a good excursion. The optional drop off downtown was a nice feature as it gave more time to visit the city before walking the short walk back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We arrived in port 2 hours early as we were scheduled for 7 pm so that was nice.
Sail Date: May 2018
We arrived in port 2 hours early as we were scheduled for 7 pm so that was nice. Took great photos of sunset from a hill top over the city where we could see Washington State
We arrived in port 2 hours early as we were scheduled for 7 pm so that was nice. Took great photos of sunset from a hill top over the city where we could see Washington State Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Dimitri Karkanis with Cloud 10 Tours was excellent.
Sail Date: April 2018
Dimitri Karkanis with Cloud 10 Tours was excellent. He toured us around the city for more than two hours. In his Dodge Caravan he could get places bigger buses would would not have been able to go. He was fun, informative, and reasonably ... Read More
Dimitri Karkanis with Cloud 10 Tours was excellent. He toured us around the city for more than two hours. In his Dodge Caravan he could get places bigger buses would would not have been able to go. He was fun, informative, and reasonably priced. Everyone in my group loved the tour he gave. His driving made me car sick though (he's a brake and gas pumper :-( ) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent, informative tour of the city.
Sail Date: April 2018
Excellent, informative tour of the city. We were dropped off downtown across from the famous Empress Hotel. Wish I had forked over the $75 for high tea, but instead we bought some souvenirs in the gift shop. A lovely 45 minute walk back to ... Read More
Excellent, informative tour of the city. We were dropped off downtown across from the famous Empress Hotel. Wish I had forked over the $75 for high tea, but instead we bought some souvenirs in the gift shop. A lovely 45 minute walk back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
See above.
Sail Date: August 2017
See above. I don't think we missed any area of the city - from waterfront to the oldest neighborhoods.
See above. I don't think we missed any area of the city - from waterfront to the oldest neighborhoods. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
This was a big disappointment.
Sail Date: August 2017
This was a big disappointment. We were not scheduled to arrive in Victoria until 7 pm. The ship was late by 30 minutes. By the time we got to our tour the sun was going down. Toured the city in a bus at night, couldn't see a thing. ... Read More
This was a big disappointment. We were not scheduled to arrive in Victoria until 7 pm. The ship was late by 30 minutes. By the time we got to our tour the sun was going down. Toured the city in a bus at night, couldn't see a thing. The driver apologized, and commented on why Carnival would even book a bus tour so late in the evening. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line