Victoria City Tour Excursion Reviews

Discover Victoria's history with a tour of its charming capital, offering photo opportunities of Victoria's inner harbor and the Empress Hotel.
Private SUV tour of the city.
Sail Date: June 2019
Private SUV tour of the city. Two hours. Knowledgeable guide who was proud to show off the city. Took us way outside of the scammy tourist area to the part of Victoria where people actually live. Beautiful homes.
Private SUV tour of the city. Two hours. Knowledgeable guide who was proud to show off the city. Took us way outside of the scammy tourist area to the part of Victoria where people actually live. Beautiful homes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Disembarkation 45 minutes late due to Customs hold up.
Sail Date: May 2019
Disembarkation 45 minutes late due to Customs hold up. Extremely disorganized as HAL gave only purchasers of its own excursions reassurances that the delay would not mess up their excursion plans. Hard to find our excursion, no help from ... Read More
Disembarkation 45 minutes late due to Customs hold up. Extremely disorganized as HAL gave only purchasers of its own excursions reassurances that the delay would not mess up their excursion plans. Hard to find our excursion, no help from HAL staff (had to take city shuttle $15) into town then search for the Big Bus 2 blocks away. Prerecorded city information that wasn't very interesting. I've been to Victoria before and it's a nice city; you wouldn't know it from this experience. Need a full day here, not just from 6:30-10:30 pm Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Nighttime tour a waste of money.
Sail Date: May 2019
Nighttime tour a waste of money. Cannot see how beautiful Victoria is
Nighttime tour a waste of money. Cannot see how beautiful Victoria is Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A relaxing ride through the city.
Sail Date: April 2019
A relaxing ride through the city. We were in a 4 person tour that took us through the city in a Lincoln Town Car. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and we saw the Lt. Governors Mansion and Craigdarroch castle. We enjoyed ... Read More
A relaxing ride through the city. We were in a 4 person tour that took us through the city in a Lincoln Town Car. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and we saw the Lt. Governors Mansion and Craigdarroch castle. We enjoyed the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The best tour of our cruise!
Sail Date: April 2019
The best tour of our cruise! The bus was comfortable and the guide very good. We saw beautiful homes, sea views, and discovered Tim Horton's. We played a trivia game with prizes and were each given a little goody bag at the end.
The best tour of our cruise! The bus was comfortable and the guide very good. We saw beautiful homes, sea views, and discovered Tim Horton's. We played a trivia game with prizes and were each given a little goody bag at the end. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The bus driver was entertaining and knowledgeable but it was too late in the day to tour the city.
Sail Date: September 2018
The bus driver was entertaining and knowledgeable but it was too late in the day to tour the city. The sun set in the middle of the tour.
The bus driver was entertaining and knowledgeable but it was too late in the day to tour the city. The sun set in the middle of the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too fast not worth it I would take this excursion off as a port to stop and see.
Sail Date: September 2018
Too fast not worth it I would take this excursion off as a port to stop and see. I could have seen this from the ship would have liked to stay longer at Ketchikan for sure.
Too fast not worth it I would take this excursion off as a port to stop and see. I could have seen this from the ship would have liked to stay longer at Ketchikan for sure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great trip around Victoria and lots of info.
Sail Date: August 2018
Great trip around Victoria and lots of info. Nice sights to see. Go to Fishermans Wharf by cab or walk afterward.
Great trip around Victoria and lots of info. Nice sights to see. Go to Fishermans Wharf by cab or walk afterward. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A good complete tour of the City but if we had more time we would have done Buchart gardens which ...
Sail Date: August 2018
A good complete tour of the City but if we had more time we would have done Buchart gardens which we did several years ago.
A good complete tour of the City but if we had more time we would have done Buchart gardens which we did several years ago. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice bus took us from ship's dock to downtown and then back again for about $12 round trip.
Sail Date: August 2018
Nice bus took us from ship's dock to downtown and then back again for about $12 round trip. It's worth it.
Nice bus took us from ship's dock to downtown and then back again for about $12 round trip. It's worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did a hop on hop off bus.
Sail Date: August 2018
We did a hop on hop off bus. Not enough time to really see anything.
We did a hop on hop off bus. Not enough time to really see anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was 2 hour bus ride.
Sail Date: August 2018
It was 2 hour bus ride. Informative and beautiful city. We got off in town instead of going back to the ship. A lovely walkable city. And we walked back to the ship along the water.
It was 2 hour bus ride. Informative and beautiful city. We got off in town instead of going back to the ship. A lovely walkable city. And we walked back to the ship along the water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had the opportunity to get a great cab driver at the port who took us on a private tour for only ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Had the opportunity to get a great cab driver at the port who took us on a private tour for only $25/person and he was able to take into places the buses couldn't go! Was fantastic!
Had the opportunity to get a great cab driver at the port who took us on a private tour for only $25/person and he was able to take into places the buses couldn't go! Was fantastic! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Four hour private city tour in a luxury vehicle.
Sail Date: July 2018
Four hour private city tour in a luxury vehicle. Fun, and also economical believe it or not, compared to bus tours. Canadian to US Dollar exchange works in our favor!
Four hour private city tour in a luxury vehicle. Fun, and also economical believe it or not, compared to bus tours. Canadian to US Dollar exchange works in our favor! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the tour of this gorgeous city.
Sail Date: July 2018
Loved the tour of this gorgeous city. Would have been wonderful to have the time to explore at least some of it by getting off and back on. If the buses came more frequently that may have been somewhat possible
Loved the tour of this gorgeous city. Would have been wonderful to have the time to explore at least some of it by getting off and back on. If the buses came more frequently that may have been somewhat possible Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Strolled with a guide through Victoria hearing about the architecture, history and plant life.
Sail Date: July 2018
Strolled with a guide through Victoria hearing about the architecture, history and plant life. Went through Becon Hill Park which was stunningly beautiful, saw the Empress Hotel and the legislative buildings. Ended up in a shopping area ... Read More
Strolled with a guide through Victoria hearing about the architecture, history and plant life. Went through Becon Hill Park which was stunningly beautiful, saw the Empress Hotel and the legislative buildings. Ended up in a shopping area and caught a shuttle back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were able to take the 90 minute tour on the Double Decker bus.
Sail Date: June 2018
We were able to take the 90 minute tour on the Double Decker bus. We came late to port and was unable to Hop on and Off, but the I definitely know what to do when I visit Victoria on a land vacation. I recommend this tour for anyone not ... Read More
We were able to take the 90 minute tour on the Double Decker bus. We came late to port and was unable to Hop on and Off, but the I definitely know what to do when I visit Victoria on a land vacation. I recommend this tour for anyone not taking a shore excursion through NCL. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The bus tour is a good one if you just want to get off the ship and have someone drive you around.
Sail Date: June 2018
The bus tour is a good one if you just want to get off the ship and have someone drive you around. You can easily walk off the ship and find things to do though. I think everyone goes to the Butchart Gardens though.
The bus tour is a good one if you just want to get off the ship and have someone drive you around. You can easily walk off the ship and find things to do though. I think everyone goes to the Butchart Gardens though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a fun snapshot of Victoria!
Sail Date: June 2018
This was a fun snapshot of Victoria! On this O' Canada bus tour we gained some knowledge, got in some sight-seeing, and tasted some local food. My only complaint was that it felt rushed.
This was a fun snapshot of Victoria! On this O' Canada bus tour we gained some knowledge, got in some sight-seeing, and tasted some local food. My only complaint was that it felt rushed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The ship arrives late into Victoria, so we decided to do a quick city tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
The ship arrives late into Victoria, so we decided to do a quick city tour. This was very enjoyable, taking you for a ride through the city to see all of its top sites
The ship arrives late into Victoria, so we decided to do a quick city tour. This was very enjoyable, taking you for a ride through the city to see all of its top sites Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
1-1/2 hour double decker bus ride through town and beach areas.
Sail Date: May 2018
1-1/2 hour double decker bus ride through town and beach areas. Very well done.
1-1/2 hour double decker bus ride through town and beach areas. Very well done. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was an ok tour --- just not much to do in this cute city
Sail Date: September 2017
This was an ok tour --- just not much to do in this cute city
This was an ok tour --- just not much to do in this cute city Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
You won't miss much if you skip this tour.
Sail Date: September 2017
You won't miss much if you skip this tour. The one which I took simply passes through different areas, highlighting landmarks (no hop-on/hop-off) with the driver giving history and context of those areas. Our driver was really witty, ... Read More
You won't miss much if you skip this tour. The one which I took simply passes through different areas, highlighting landmarks (no hop-on/hop-off) with the driver giving history and context of those areas. Our driver was really witty, so it was fun to listen to him -- but you don't really get to see / experience much. If you have time, you are better off going to Vancouver downtown and exploring it on your own. You may not see all the landmarks, but you may enjoy it more Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide was great and informative.
Sail Date: September 2017
Our guide was great and informative. Very polite and patient. Victoria is a beautiful place. I would love to go back there again.
Our guide was great and informative. Very polite and patient. Victoria is a beautiful place. I would love to go back there again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice bus ride through historical Victoria neighborhoods with good commentary.
Sail Date: July 2017
Nice bus ride through historical Victoria neighborhoods with good commentary. Went to scenic hilltop to get great view of city and harbor. Ended at the very interesting BC museum (entrance fee included).
Nice bus ride through historical Victoria neighborhoods with good commentary. Went to scenic hilltop to get great view of city and harbor. Ended at the very interesting BC museum (entrance fee included). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line