There are fewer cities more spectacularly suited for a walking tour than Victoria. This delightful two-hour excursion will commence at the cruise terminal and start out along the seawall that is lined with the well-manicured lawns and gardens of those lucky enough to live with a view of the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the Olympic Mountain Range.
Stepping away from the bustle of the cruise terminal, you will travel up towards Beacon Hill Park, which offers views of the famous Inner Harbor. From this point, you'll walk down into the heart of town which is full of shopping, restaurants, nightclubs and much more. The Inner Harbor of Victoria is a bustling and vibrant area with regular seaplane departures to the surrounding islands, street performers, local crafts and food vendors. This is also the location of the Royal BC Museum, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the world-famous Fairmont Empress Hotel with its façade of century-old ivy covered walls. As you make your way through the city, your experienced local guide will share with you the inside stories and history of the area and a true insider's knowledge of all things unique to the City of Victoria.
During your time in the Inner Harbor, you will have the choice of exploring either with your guide or on your own. If you elect to discover the sights on your own, you will re-join the group at a designated place and time for the return back along the water to the ship. Keep your eyes peeled for the multi-million dollar yachts that ply the waterways around Victoria as you head back.
Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking over mostly even surfaces, although there is some walking up an incline. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and not considered suitable for those guests with mobility concerns. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.