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Deluxe City and Craigdarroch Castle Tour in Victoria

Deluxe City and Craigdarroch Castle Tour in Victoria

This is an exceptional tour taking in all Victoria's downtown core highlights, including Craigdarroch Castle, plus stops at Mt. Tolmie and Oak Bay Marina.

This quality tour offers a number of stops that will allow you to explore before re-boarding your Double Decker bus to move on to the next destination. Your driver is available throughout to answer questions or you may explore on your own.

This tour offers the top destinations of Hop-On / Hop-Off with the convenience of having the bus and driver close by. There is no other tour quite like this in Victoria, more to see...all in an open top Double Decker bus.

From Mid February through April and from Early October to Late November, please order:
Deluxe Victoria City Tour

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

2.5 hours

Time

10:00 am and 1:00 pm daily (May to Early October)

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. This tour offers pick-up from most downtown Victoria hotels, or you may join the tour at its starting point near the Fairmont Empress Hotel. You will have to call the tour office (specifics on your E-Ticket) to pre-arrange your pick-up and to learn the specific location for pick-up or to meet the tour at its starting point. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Explore one of Victoria's sightseeing jewels! Craigdarroch Castle is one of Victoria's must-see attractions. Craigdarroch was built between 1887-1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. This legendary Victorian mansion, built on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria announced to the world that Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada.

Once you’ve entered the circular room at the main entrance, your self-guided tour begins. You will be treated to 39 rooms, most of which are furnished lavishly in the 1890s-1900s period, so enjoy the ambiance as you climb the 87 stairs to the tower. There you’ll see fabulous views of Victoria, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Olympic Mountains.

Victoria has rich history and is nicknamed the City of Gardens for its unique scenic beauty. Tour this charming Provincial Capital with its iconic legislative buildings and through the stately downtown core. Take in the tourist district along Government Street, as well as Canada's oldest Chinatown. Bastion Square is named for the last remnants of Fort Victoria that can still be found here today.

Take out your camera during the stop at Mt. Tolmie Lookout - looking down upon the City center and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. You will also visit Oak Bay Marina - on Victoria's marine drive, this stop allows photo opportunities with the resident harbor seals, surrounding mountains including Mt. Baker in Washington state and the southern Gulf Islands.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. This tour offers pick-up from most downtown Victoria hotels, or you may join the tour at its starting point near the Fairmont Empress Hotel. You will have to call the tour office (specifics on your E-Ticket) to pre-arrange your pick-up and to learn the specific location for pick-up or to meet the tour at its starting point. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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September 26, 2017

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