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Excursion 3: Victoria With Craigdarroch Castle
Tour Code: YYJ-003
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 3 hours)

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Victoria sits nestled in the Strait of Juan De Fuca and is located near the jumping-off Ports of Seattle and Vancouver for cruise ships sailing to Alaska. This charming city boasts mild and damp winters, but it is known as the driest major city in Canada during the summer months. With picturesque views of the nearby Olympic Mountain Range, and regal buildings such as the ivy-covered Fairmont Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings, exploring the City of Gardens is a truly memorable experience.

Your tour will start at the Ogden Point cruise terminal, where you will board your coach and head to the heart of Victoria, the Inner Harbor, where the heart and soul of Victoria come to life. This is the home of the Parliament, the Empress, the Royal BC Museum, street performers and a wealth of food vendors.

From the Inner Harbor, you will next travel to Craigdarroch Castle, the only remaining vestige of industrialist John Dunsmuir's grand estate. Most of this 4-story masterpiece has been fully restored to its original condition, after having been used as both a Hospital and College during the 1900s. Explore the Castle at your leisure on this self-guided tour and for any pianists, make sure to find the Castle's piano that you are welcome to play for others.

After approximately 90-minutes visiting the Castle and gift shop, you will re-board your coach and finish your tour of Victoria back at the pier. Those who would like to further discover this vibrant city may do so but will be required to make their own way back to the ship. It is approximately a 20-minute walk and it is recommended that you let your driver/guide know. The drop off location will be near the Inner Harbor.

Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking; however, there are many stairs at Craigdarroch Castle and no elevators. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and may not be suitable for those guests with mobility concerns. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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