Victoria Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour Excursion Reviews

A horse-drawn carriage is the perfect way to escape into beautiful downtown Victoria.
Too short and dark.
Sail Date: September 2018
Too short and dark. Skirted City. Too much chatter about horses.
Too short and dark. Skirted City. Too much chatter about horses. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our driver was sweet and amazing, the horses were awesome, the views were phenomenal, the food at ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Our driver was sweet and amazing, the horses were awesome, the views were phenomenal, the food at Fisherman's Wharf was amazing and the people were very friendly.
Our driver was sweet and amazing, the horses were awesome, the views were phenomenal, the food at Fisherman's Wharf was amazing and the people were very friendly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very informative.
Sail Date: June 2018
Very informative. Only an hour so we took shuttle back into town for lunch at Johnny Rockets, shopping and a walk around before returning to ship
Very informative. Only an hour so we took shuttle back into town for lunch at Johnny Rockets, shopping and a walk around before returning to ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great little city tour, except for giggly tour guide and push to tip the excursion was great.
Sail Date: June 2018
Great little city tour, except for giggly tour guide and push to tip the excursion was great.
Great little city tour, except for giggly tour guide and push to tip the excursion was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Had a pretty decent wait for our Carriage, near to an hour beyond our schedule time, but it was ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Had a pretty decent wait for our Carriage, near to an hour beyond our schedule time, but it was informative and fun. Some nice views, thou I wish they did more in downtown. Note: I am from Seattle, I never wore a jacket, even outside on ... Read More
Had a pretty decent wait for our Carriage, near to an hour beyond our schedule time, but it was informative and fun. Some nice views, thou I wish they did more in downtown. Note: I am from Seattle, I never wore a jacket, even outside on the train in the snow. Bring a jacket on this one, they can have some serious wind chill in the evenings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Another excellent tour.
Sail Date: April 2018
Another excellent tour. A complete view of the city and sites. A litle brisk but well worth the time.
Another excellent tour. A complete view of the city and sites. A litle brisk but well worth the time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
this was a fun way to see some of the city.
Sail Date: July 2017
this was a fun way to see some of the city.
this was a fun way to see some of the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
You are there such a short time and we decided last minute to do an excursion.
Sail Date: June 2017
You are there such a short time and we decided last minute to do an excursion. This was the only one not sold out. It was enjoyable.
You are there such a short time and we decided last minute to do an excursion. This was the only one not sold out. It was enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Got a carriage in the city center was just about as cheap as the cruise ship an it was just me and ...
Sail Date: June 2017
Got a carriage in the city center was just about as cheap as the cruise ship an it was just me and my wife.
Got a carriage in the city center was just about as cheap as the cruise ship an it was just me and my wife. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice quiet enjoyable way to see the city.
Sail Date: June 2017
Nice quiet enjoyable way to see the city. It doesn't last long so you have time to go back into town and enjoy the sites!
Nice quiet enjoyable way to see the city. It doesn't last long so you have time to go back into town and enjoy the sites! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice but very short.
Sail Date: May 2017
Nice but very short.
Nice but very short. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour horse-trolly was late getting to us by about 1 hour.
Sail Date: May 2017
Tour horse-trolly was late getting to us by about 1 hour. My grandson had a good time but I didn't find it particularly interesting and would not do it again. The carriage driver was very nice however.
Tour horse-trolly was late getting to us by about 1 hour. My grandson had a good time but I didn't find it particularly interesting and would not do it again. The carriage driver was very nice however. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent overview of Victoria.
Sail Date: September 2016
Excellent overview of Victoria. Driver told interesting stories giving subtext to the tour.
Excellent overview of Victoria. Driver told interesting stories giving subtext to the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Trolley was covered and there were large blankets for people who were cold.
Sail Date: June 2016
Trolley was covered and there were large blankets for people who were cold. Driver was knowledgeable about things and in one hour you got a very good taste of Victoria. Saw downtown, historic homes, park, native burial grounds and coastal ... Read More
Trolley was covered and there were large blankets for people who were cold. Driver was knowledgeable about things and in one hour you got a very good taste of Victoria. Saw downtown, historic homes, park, native burial grounds and coastal areas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Tally Ho tour was a little light on the history of this beautiful town, but heavy on scenery & ...
Sail Date: May 2016
Tally Ho tour was a little light on the history of this beautiful town, but heavy on scenery & architecture. Tour guide was pleasant & personable.
Tally Ho tour was a little light on the history of this beautiful town, but heavy on scenery & architecture. Tour guide was pleasant & personable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went on the Victoria By Horse Drawn Trolley (VI04).
Sail Date: May 2016
We went on the Victoria By Horse Drawn Trolley (VI04). The excursion took just about an hour. The tour started from the pier parking lot and returned to the same place. It was a short tour through Victoria, informative and a bit ... Read More
We went on the Victoria By Horse Drawn Trolley (VI04). The excursion took just about an hour. The tour started from the pier parking lot and returned to the same place. It was a short tour through Victoria, informative and a bit entertaining. Our driver (Lucy) and the horses (Marcus and Chester) seemed to be easily distracted, but it did make for an entertaining ride. I don’t know that I would do this excursion again or not. Seemed to be a bit high priced for an hour tour, but all the excursions through the cruise line are expensive. There was a bus available that would take you from the dock to downtown and then you could catch it later to ride back to the dock ($10, ride all you want). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Wonderful relaxing tour of the highlights of Victoria - just right as we were not in port for long
Sail Date: September 2015
Wonderful relaxing tour of the highlights of Victoria - just right as we were not in port for long
Wonderful relaxing tour of the highlights of Victoria - just right as we were not in port for long Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Don't take this one.
Sail Date: July 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. ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Lovely quick tour in a city we only got evening hours in.
Sail Date: 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The city was absolutely beautiful, but the ship arrived so late we barely got time to see the city.
Sail Date: September 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour driver - neat little ride for family and kids.Not sure why only in Victoria for a few ...
Sail Date: August 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Originally I had booked the Evening Whale watching & Ocean exploration tour however, due to the ...
Sail Date: 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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Friday, May 17th Victoria , British Columbia- I don't understand the purpose of stopping at a port ...
Sail Date: 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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was more fun than I was expecting it to be!
Sail Date: August 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, ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not enough time in this port.
Sail Date: July 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line