Victoria Double Decker Bus Tour Excursion Reviews

See Victoria in comfort with a classic double decker bus tour.
The bus has a recording of the sites you will see.
Sail Date: May 2019
The bus has a recording of the sites you will see.
The bus has a recording of the sites you will see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is the only time in my life I've ever asked for my money back from a tour (I was not ...
Sail Date: June 2018
This is the only time in my life I've ever asked for my money back from a tour (I was not successful). The trip is advertised as an air-conditioned bus tour of Victoria with optional downtown drop off, which seemed like a perfect way ... Read More
This is the only time in my life I've ever asked for my money back from a tour (I was not successful). The trip is advertised as an air-conditioned bus tour of Victoria with optional downtown drop off, which seemed like a perfect way to see the city before exploring on our own. First, the air conditioning didn't work, and the driver's only response was to tell us to "open the windows" (the windows, as usual with that kind of bus, did not open). The air-conditioning finally kicked in an hour into our tour, by which time the driver HADN'T ACTUALLY DRIVEN INTO scenic Victoria yet, choosing instead to drive through the suburbs and point out the big houses that belonged to famous Canadians. Then he drove through the college, which wasn't particularly attractive. Then we drove past THE HOSPITAL, where the driver informed us that the food is really great, and he should know, 'cause his friend had surgery there! He was reduced to pointing out deer and rabbits. At one point, he literally said, "And there's a bench." He also spent a lot of time musing about real estate pricing and how he and his wife were having trouble finding a condo to buy. We finally spent about 20 minutes in downtown Victoria, which is really very pretty, and then the driver went BACK TO THE CRUISE SHIP, protesting that nobody had told him he was supposed to offer an optional drop off. I had to politely but insistently tell him that the drop off was in the official tour description, at which time another bus driver agreed to take us back. We wasted a good 45 minutes, which was huge since we were supposed to be back on the ship by 1:30 p.m. Really, really awful. DO NOT take this excursion, especially since Victoria's downtown is easily accessible with a 20-minute walk. I can't believe I spent $80 a person on this excursion. I should have spent it on Tim Hortons doughnuts and poutine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good tour.
Sail Date: May 2018
Good tour. Bus driver was very friendly & enjoyed sharing his city with tourists.
Good tour. Bus driver was very friendly & enjoyed sharing his city with tourists. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting tour and introduction to the city.
Sail Date: September 2017
Interesting tour and introduction to the city. Saw a lot of beautiful sites away from the downtown where we would have gone if not on a tour.
Interesting tour and introduction to the city. Saw a lot of beautiful sites away from the downtown where we would have gone if not on a tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The hop-on/hop-off tour is a nice way to see the city.
Sail Date: July 2017
The hop-on/hop-off tour is a nice way to see the city. Be prepared for some temperature changes, it gets pretty chilly on the coastal areas. I really wish we had more time in Victoria to see more sights, but we really had time to ride ... Read More
The hop-on/hop-off tour is a nice way to see the city. Be prepared for some temperature changes, it gets pretty chilly on the coastal areas. I really wish we had more time in Victoria to see more sights, but we really had time to ride the bus tour once, have a nice lunch and do a little shopping and then headed back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The bus drivers were awesome!!!
Sail Date: July 2017
The bus drivers were awesome!!! They told us all about Victoria. Beautiful city and the bus was worth it because it dropped us downtown and then we caught the bus again to the ship. Wish we were there longer. Beautful city...
The bus drivers were awesome!!! They told us all about Victoria. Beautiful city and the bus was worth it because it dropped us downtown and then we caught the bus again to the ship. Wish we were there longer. Beautful city... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Since the cruise did not get in till 6pm, they did not offer the "hop on hop off" it was a great ...
Sail Date: July 2017
Since the cruise did not get in till 6pm, they did not offer the "hop on hop off" it was a great way to see victoria. The driver also drove us back to the port. free of charge
Since the cruise did not get in till 6pm, they did not offer the "hop on hop off" it was a great way to see victoria. The driver also drove us back to the port. free of charge Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was a nice highlight of the city for the short time there
Sail Date: June 2017
Was a nice highlight of the city for the short time there
Was a nice highlight of the city for the short time there Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Ride around town, big bus down narrow streets.
Sail Date: May 2017
Ride around town, big bus down narrow streets. Pretty town and glad I saw it.
Ride around town, big bus down narrow streets. Pretty town and glad I saw it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful city.
Sail Date: September 2016
Beautiful city. Walked around near the magnificent Empress Hotel and hopped on the bus there. Great day.
Beautiful city. Walked around near the magnificent Empress Hotel and hopped on the bus there. Great day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We waited over 45 minutes for the bus.
Sail Date: August 2016
We waited over 45 minutes for the bus. When we first arrived we were told it would be a 6 minute wait. There was construction going on in Victoria which held up the traffic. The bus we took was an open air bus and it was cold and misty. ... Read More
We waited over 45 minutes for the bus. When we first arrived we were told it would be a 6 minute wait. There was construction going on in Victoria which held up the traffic. The bus we took was an open air bus and it was cold and misty. We booked through Groupon so we could not cancel. Once the bus operator arrived, he was very informative and apologetic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
First all doing a city tour at night in the dark was just stupid.
Sail Date: August 2016
First all doing a city tour at night in the dark was just stupid. I did not want to do this but my friend did so I went along. Victoria from what I saw is very pretty but I did not need a bus tour pointing out the cost of homes. It was ... Read More
First all doing a city tour at night in the dark was just stupid. I did not want to do this but my friend did so I went along. Victoria from what I saw is very pretty but I did not need a bus tour pointing out the cost of homes. It was a waste of time and money. In the daytime maybe. If I went there again, hopefully in the daytime I would do the Butchart Gardens hands down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a nice way to see a lot of sites.
Sail Date: August 2016
This was a nice way to see a lot of sites. Where we obtained our tickets (we pre-purchased through Groupon) was a busy stop and had a hard time finding seats on the bus. Also, the schedule seems to get behind as the day went on, so the ... Read More
This was a nice way to see a lot of sites. Where we obtained our tickets (we pre-purchased through Groupon) was a busy stop and had a hard time finding seats on the bus. Also, the schedule seems to get behind as the day went on, so the pick-up times were always off by at least 10-15mins. However, one of the drivers said he had an extra 5mins and did stop at a picture point stop to let us get off for a quick pic and get back on (as it was not really a place you would want to stay for 30mins for the next bus to come). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was a hot day so it was nice not to have to walk around to sight see.
Sail Date: August 2016
It was a hot day so it was nice not to have to walk around to sight see. Bummed that this particular bus tour we chose didn't go by the castle. We could have gotten off and walked to it, but, like I said, it was hot. :) Victoria is ... Read More
It was a hot day so it was nice not to have to walk around to sight see. Bummed that this particular bus tour we chose didn't go by the castle. We could have gotten off and walked to it, but, like I said, it was hot. :) Victoria is very beautiful. My husband loved all the totems. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Overpriced.
Sail Date: May 2016
Overpriced. Just quick orientation to the city. Probably horse drawn carriage would have neen better.
Overpriced. Just quick orientation to the city. Probably horse drawn carriage would have neen better. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I've never been on a Double Decker bus but it was really cool and the driver was really nice.
Sail Date: May 2016
I've never been on a Double Decker bus but it was really cool and the driver was really nice. It was a great way to see the city without having to walk around everywhere.
I've never been on a Double Decker bus but it was really cool and the driver was really nice. It was a great way to see the city without having to walk around everywhere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We thought the tour was going to be in an open air double decker bus.
Sail Date: April 2016
We thought the tour was going to be in an open air double decker bus. Instead it was a closed bus with a tour mostly of houses and real estate prices.
We thought the tour was going to be in an open air double decker bus. Instead it was a closed bus with a tour mostly of houses and real estate prices. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
If you take the hop on/off bus, be sure and go the full circle to decide where to visit.
Sail Date: August 2015
If you take the hop on/off bus, be sure and go the full circle to decide where to visit. Don't miss Fishermans Wharf. It as a quaint floating village with a mix of residential/commercial establishment.
If you take the hop on/off bus, be sure and go the full circle to decide where to visit. Don't miss Fishermans Wharf. It as a quaint floating village with a mix of residential/commercial establishment. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour was good, and we enjoyed the old buildings
Sail Date: August 2015
The tour was good, and we enjoyed the old buildings
The tour was good, and we enjoyed the old buildings Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very poor---DO NOT BOTHER!
Sail Date: July 2015
Very poor---DO NOT BOTHER! -Busses run only every 30-40 minutes, recorded narration very annoying. Pick something else.
Very poor---DO NOT BOTHER! -Busses run only every 30-40 minutes, recorded narration very annoying. Pick something else. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great views and narration.
Sail Date: June 2015
Great views and narration. Given the opportunity to leave the tour near the end to stay and see Empress Hotel so we did. Caught a cab back to the ship later for 12 dollars.
Great views and narration. Given the opportunity to leave the tour near the end to stay and see Empress Hotel so we did. Caught a cab back to the ship later for 12 dollars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The city is beautiful but the bus driver was absolutely crazy!
Sail Date: June 2015
The city is beautiful but the bus driver was absolutely crazy! We thought we'd be in accident many times!
The city is beautiful but the bus driver was absolutely crazy! We thought we'd be in accident many times! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The bus was really great you could get on and off as you wanted .
Sail Date: June 2015
The bus was really great you could get on and off as you wanted .
The bus was really great you could get on and off as you wanted . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
No A/C so it was warm, but the driver was very informative and we saw a lot.
Sail Date: June 2015
No A/C so it was warm, but the driver was very informative and we saw a lot. Not enough time to do more than one excursion so pick the one you really want to do.
No A/C so it was warm, but the driver was very informative and we saw a lot. Not enough time to do more than one excursion so pick the one you really want to do. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We enjoyed the tour but because we were arriving so late we had to Hop on without hopping off.
Sail Date: May 2015
We enjoyed the tour but because we were arriving so late we had to Hop on without hopping off. Still a nice tour that was narrated via recording (much preferred to those tours where the driver is talking/driving instead of just driving). ... Read More
We enjoyed the tour but because we were arriving so late we had to Hop on without hopping off. Still a nice tour that was narrated via recording (much preferred to those tours where the driver is talking/driving instead of just driving). Victoria is an absolutely beautiful city. Next time I'd like to go for a weekend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International