Historical Landmarks Tour of Victoria Grand City and Craigdarroch Castle

5 Ratings
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  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

This 3-hour tour will introduce you to the beautiful landscapes and scenery of Victoria, in addition to the downtown core near the city's inner harbour. Explore the historical landmarks as you follow your local guide. Stops include the Royal BC Museum, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Chinatown, Victoria's Heritage Mansions, and several shops, plus a guided tour of Craigdarroch Castle. Admission inside the castle is NOT included in the tour pricing. This is an exterior tour only. Travellers wishing to tour the inside may purchase tickets on site. Visitors MAY possibly be required to walk two blocks from Fort Street to the castle due to local traffic closures in this residential neighbourhood.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Kiki Shuffle / Adanac Transportation

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Stop At: Kiki Shuffle, Adanac Limousine & Van Service, and Tours of Victoria

Explore the beautiful city of Victoria, known for its historical venues and scenic landscapes. Your 3-hour tour starts with pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging. After meeting your driver and guide, you will make your way to the downtown core near Victoria's inner harbour.  Visit the Royal British Columbia Museum, which features artifacts, galleries, and collections of British Columbia's natural, modern and human history. Afterwards, stop at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, one of Victoria's oldest and most famous hotels. With turn of the century chateau-style architecture, the hotel is located on Government Street facing the Inner Harbour.  Other stops along your tour include Chinatown and Craigdarroch Castle. Victoria is home to the oldest Chinatown in Canada and the second oldest in North America. Listen to your guide as he brings the history and culture of this neighborhood to life. Then make a quick stop at Craigdarroch Castle, a Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion established in 1890 as a residence for wealthy coal baron Robert Dunsmuir and his family. Next, enjoy a leisurely walk in the same gardens as the Queen on your visit to Government House, the home to Royalty during their visits. You'll then venture through the neighborhoods of Oak Bay and finish your tour with a scenic journey on Marine Drive, past beautiful Beacon Hill Park. Your journey ends with a guided tour of Craigdarroch Castle. This Victoria-era Scottish Baronial mansion is one of Victoria's oldest and most beloved landmarks. The tour will walk through the 25,000 square foot, 30 roomed historic stately home, and display the authentic lavish furnishings from the 1890s, and world-renowned stained-glass windows and intricate woodworkings.
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