During your fully-narrated tour of this splendidly clean, polite, and tourist-friendly city, you'll see North America's oldest Chinatown, as well as the picturesque Inner Harbor, Royal British Columbia Museum, Provincial Legislative Buildings, and Beacon Hill Park.
As you wind along Marine Scenic Drive, you'll catch glimpses of the Olympic Mountains and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Travel between the links of the Royal Victoria Golf Club (the second oldest club in North America) and enter the exclusive residential areas of Oak Bay and the Uplands.
And speaking of exclusive residences, we will visit the impressive, stately Craigdarroch Castle. Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir for himself, wife Joan and 10 children, the castle is listed as a National Historic site. With a blend of French, Spanish and Italian Romanesque architecture, this stunning mansion boasts one of North America's finest collections of stained glass. Touring this home provides a glimpse of the privileged life led by the intriguing Dunsmuir family in the 1890's.
Along the way, you'll also enjoy the spectacular, panoramic view of Victoria from the top of Mt. Tolmie, the Lieutenant Governor's mansion, and the Craigdarroch Castle.
Depending on the timing of the day as well as the season, you'll have the opportunity to feed the harbor seals at the Oak Bay Marina.
After exploring this city of diverse origins and interests, you'll be returned to the cruise ship pier.
Departures: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 04:00 PM, 06:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Please contact ShoreTrips if you have 13 or more people in your group.
- We recommend a 15% tip to your driver.
- The tour of Craigdarroch Castle will be either self-guided or a curated tour. Your driver will not enter the castle with you.