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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

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Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlights such as the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbor Causeway, Trounce Alley, Bastion and Market squares, Fan Tan Alley, the Harmonious Gates of Interest, and the Victoria Public Market. Along the way, stop for between food tastings of craft beer, chocolate, tea, tapas, cheese, bread, olive oil, and other local products.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.76
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$51.76
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Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings
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Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

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Discover the wines of the Cowichan Valley on a wine tour from Victoria, and taste your way through part of Vancouver Island's fascinating wine trail. You’ll visit three wineries for tastings and tours, and enjoy lunch at a boutique winery surrounded by rolling vineyards. This wine tour includes round-trip transport from downtown Victoria, lunch, and tastings, for the perfect introduction to Vancouver Island wine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.01
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$115.01

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.65
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$115.65
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

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Take a sweet-smelling stroll through Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens, spanning 55 acres (22.2 hectares) of beautifully designed flower beds, lily ponds, footbridges, and thematic landscapes. With a convenient pickup location and a flexible return shuttle schedule, it’s an easy way to experience one of Victoria’s most popular attractions. Visit during summer or holiday season evenings to witness special luminous displays that add an extra touch of enchantment to the gardens.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.27
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$59.27
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Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

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Soar over downtown Victoria and surrounds on a thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight! Take to the skies right from the water and enjoy an unforgettable aerial perspective of the harbor, coastline, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. With a maximum of five passengers, it’s an intimate, small-group ride navigated by an expert pilot.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.12
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suitable for 12 passengers or fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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$111.86
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure

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Soar through the air like an eagle in flight on this zipline adventure! Just a half hour from central Victoria, this Vancouver Island zipline park features eight different ziplines that span more than 1,000 feet (305 meters). Your small group will also go on a 10-minute ATV ride and you'll traverse two suspension bridges high above the forest floor. Two tour guides accompany you on this two-hour tour; they'll share insight about the environment and answer any questions to ensure a safe, fun and exhilarating experience in the British Columbia temperate rainforest.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.78
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Historical Victoria Walking Tour

Historical Victoria Walking Tour

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Explore quaint Victoria on this guided walking tour with a local historian. Along the way, take in picturesque views of the city’s Inner Harbour and wander the streets, alleyways, and town squares of Old Town, Bastion Square, and Chinatown, while learning about Victoria's history. Plus, hear about its past scandals like opium smuggling.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Downtown Victoria Food & City Tour

Downtown Victoria Food & City Tour

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Treat your taste buds to a walking food tour of Victoria’s bustling Fort & Blanshard Streets. Once known as Antique Row for its abundance of vintage shops, this hip neighborhood is now filled with trendy restaurants, modern boutique shops, and home to the arts district. Follow a local gourmet guide to some of the best eateries in the area including a tea salon, a European-style deli, an authentic taqueria, Middle-Eastern street food, and more. Chat with shop owners and chefs along the way to gain insight into Victoria’s thriving culinary scene. Group size is limited to 12 for a more personalized tasting experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.07
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Eat, Drink, Explore Chinatown

Eat, Drink, Explore Chinatown

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Get a history lesson mixed with food as you wander around downtown Victoria on this walking tour. Explore historic areas of the city, which started out as a fur trading outpost, as you taste the local cuisine. Plus, Victoria boasts one of the oldest Chinatown sections in North America. The tour covers some of the oldest parts of the city, including the Victoria Public Market, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, and Emporium Dragon Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.07
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Riverbend Cave Explorer

Riverbend Cave Explorer

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Riverbend Cave has been kept in its wild and natural state. Experience the raw beauty of this underground wonderland. Navigate the rocky terrain in our easiest passagways, see breathtaking crystal formations and ancient fossils. A family friendly adventure that will make a lasting memory!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour

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Delve into the colorful past of Canada’s oldest Chinatown, in Victoria, British Columbia. This guided walking tour will lead you through the streets and storied allies of the historic neighborhood, as your historian/guide tells you the fascinating, sometimes tragic tales of the people who helped build the city and shape Canada as well as modern China.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.77
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Mystical Rainforest Tour: Forest Bathing & Nature Mysticism
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Mystical Rainforest Tour: Forest Bathing & Nature Mysticism

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Mystical Rainforest Tours: Embark on a mindfulness based stroll through the wild enchantment of a Temperate Rainforest. Experience Forest Bathing: Being immersed in the healing energies of a Forest. Seeing, touching, tasting, smelling & listening to the vibrant presence & ecosystem that brings the forest to Life. Practice the art of Nature Mysticism: Come to the realization that you are part of something much greater than yourself. Tune into the life force of a mystical rainforest while listening to the uplifting sounds of a Tibetan Singing Bowl. Participate in a guided visualization exercise - Imagine that you are a tree, feeling grounded to the earth beneath you, while listening to a selection of music blending in with the peaceful sounds of the surrounding forest. Cap off your tour with an encounter with a 650 year old Douglas fir, acknowledging Mother Nature as your host.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.04
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Chocolate & Churches Walking Tour

Chocolate & Churches Walking Tour

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Victoria has an abundance of two great things; beautiful historic churches and delicious chocolate. Join us on a guided walking tour that combines a history and an architectural tour of places of worship with a food tour where we will indulge in chocolate from local businesses. On this guided tour we will visit 3 places of worship including St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Andrew's Cathedral. Guests will hear stories of how they came to be and what makes them architecturally significant. Come hungry as we will visit six local businesses sure to satisfy the chocoholics in the group! Stops include historic Roger's Chocolates, Chocolats Favoris, Bon Macaron, Crust Bakery, La Taquisa, and the new Chocolate & Co, a collaborative shop of local chocolatiers. A perfect tour for history buffs and chocoholics!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.07
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Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Victoria Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

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With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.76
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Victoria BC's Secret Streets and Hidden Alleyways

Victoria BC's Secret Streets and Hidden Alleyways

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We take you through some alleys and streets that most people never get to see when visiting Victoria. You'll learn about Victoria's history, fun facts about the city and get the best recommendations for places to visit and stuff to do while in Victoria BC.
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  • 1 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.03
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Romantic tour in Victoria

Romantic tour in Victoria

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Do you and your sweetheart want to know how famous Victoria is? What about David Foster? Nelly Furtado? Famous people from Victoria include basketball star Steve Nash, director Adam Egoyan, artists Nick Bantock and Jack Shadbolt. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
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$489.53
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The Best of Victoria Walking Tour

The Best of Victoria Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends . Want to get the best of your canadian experience? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Halifax. What is so special about Peggy's Cove, Pier 21 National Historic Site, Halifax Harbourfront and take the perfect picture with Maritime Museum of the Atlantic?Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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Victoria Self-Guided Audio Tour

Victoria Self-Guided Audio Tour

This fascinating audio guided tour will show you the beautiful west coast city of Victoria. You'll learn about the region's history with the native aboriginals and about its fur trading roots. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. You will see wonderful examples of architecture by Francis Rattenbury throughout the city and buildings which have been regenerated and stood the test of time, such as the famous Empress Hotel. To discover this vibrant city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$15.29
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Downtown Victoria’s Historical Heart: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Downtown Victoria’s Historical Heart: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore Victoria’s history from its indigenous roots to the Victorian Era at your own pace with this affordable audio tour. • Take in the Inner Harbour where the city got its start and Victoria’s Chinatown which was once known for gambling and opium trade • Hear from producer Michele Davis whose passion for Victoria inspired her to lead guided tours – and to carefully craft this VoiceMap tour • Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$11.99
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$11.99

Victoria Clue Solving Adventure - After The Gold Rush

Victoria Clue Solving Adventure - After The Gold Rush

A thrilling adventure through VictoriaĘĽs fabulous old streets, alleys and shops! Solve the mystery of who stole your familyĘĽs Gold Rush fortune in a race against time, as rival gangs try to unravel the clues first. Along the way you will find famous sites and hidden gems, and there are frequent opportunities for shopping and dining! Mystery Towns Clue Solving Adventures are designed for teams of 2 - 5 people, priced per team. You and your team work together to solve a series of clues & puzzles delivered to an App on your phone. Each clue guides you around Victoria solving puzzles as you enjoy seeing many interesting spots and hidden gems that the locals don't even know about. You can start any time (Daylight hours suggested). The puzzle of an escape room, the fun of a scavenger hunt, and the thrill of the amazing race. So! Much! Fun!
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  • 2 hours
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$49.62
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Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Nanaimo by Crazy Dash

Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Nanaimo by Crazy Dash

In this fun Crazy Dash scavenger hunt of Nanaimo, players will use an app to find objects in the city, in any order they want, to collect points. They'll also complete challenges for points. Players can see their score on the app's live rankings. All scavenger hunts have a remote host to help along the way. Crazy Dash is our easiest and most casual scavenger hunt. Come explore with us in Nanaimo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.21
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Explore Nanaimo with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Operation City Quest

Explore Nanaimo with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Operation City Quest

Explore Nanaimo with Operation City Quest! Our scavenger hunt takes you around the city to find items in any order you want and perform exciting tasks for points. The scavenger hunt is done using an app and you'll be able to check the rankings feature anytime to see how you rank. Our scavenger hunt has a remote guide that will help along the way via chat. Let's get exploring in Nanaimo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.21
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Victoria Harbour: GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Victoria Harbour: GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you discover this historical section of Vancouver and the Inner Harbour. On this easy to walk 4 km (one way) tour you'll see a variety of historical sites, music venues, artisan shops and marine living that make up the harbour section of the city. Highlights include Chinatown, Market Square, Waddington Alley, Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings, Fisherman's Wharf and much more! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.81
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What people are saying about Walking Tours in Vancouver Island

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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
"Andy was a great tour leader. Added lots of small bits of history to the area that never would have picked up on just walking around. Food tasting portions were more than adequate. Went to places, I never would have stopped. GR8 value for the money."..."
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Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings
"The wineries were great and Eric the tour leader was fun and informative.|Would go again on this tour."..."
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
"The crew (Shawnee, Jen and Austin) were amazing and very knowledgeable. They made the trip exciting and well worth the money."..."
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
"Convenient and pleasurable way to get to the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Bus was close to ferry dock and driver was informative and personable."..."
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Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour
"Very exciting! My 5 year old screamed on take off and landing then exclaimed, “that was so fun!” Lol"..."
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria
"An incredible experience. Adrian, our guide was the best. We got to follow a little group of orcas for a while. We saw humpback whale and seals as well. I couldn’t stop smiling. We learned a lot about humpbacks, seals and orcas. I totally recommend the tour."..."
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure
"We cannot say enough about this fun experience. We all had a great time and felt very safe throughout the entire experience."..."
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Historical Victoria Walking Tour
"Informative, interesting, low key, erudite. Just what I like in a short historical tour. Our guide connected well with the group."..."
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Downtown Victoria Food & City Tour
"Our group of 4 really enjoyed our food tour. Brenda was very knowledge and took us to some wonderful “off the beaten track” spots that we likely would not have discovered. We ate a lot of food, savory and sweet and all delicious! Plus she recommended some other restaurants and happy hours that we checked out and enjoyed."..."
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Eat, Drink, Explore Chinatown
"Our daughter and son-in-law loved the food tour! They said it had quite a variety of excellent food and drinks. Their guide was fun, and they had enough to satisfy that they didn't need to have lunch later! Recommended!"..."
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour
"Great tour, which turned out to be private for my son and I only- very, very informative, funny, so patient in answering our many questions. Extra touches like meeting some of the shopkeepers added another layer of personal history that showed a lot of love and respect for not just the historic Chinatown, but the current residents, too."..."

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