Discover the sights of Victoria on an open-air bus or classic turn-of-the-century trolley bus. This Victoria hop-on, hop-off bus tour with on-board commentary gives you a quick way to see the main attractions of this beautiful city. Even better, you can hop on and off the buses at any of the stops, giving you the opportunity to see the sights at your own pace!
Victoria proves a gentle blend of colonial England and up-to-date Western Canada. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. Named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and the Dominion of Canada, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1841. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, in particular its two most famous landmarks, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings (home of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) and the Empress Hotel.
The city's Chinatown is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco's. Whether you want to visit the major attractions, spend time shopping, or visit one of the many fine restaurants, this is the tour for you! Book this flexible sightseeing tour of Victoria today.
Please Note: There are 20 stops on this route and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The bus runs every 30 to 45 minutes. A 90-minute evening city tour runs on Thursdays and Saturdays. The evening city tour does not operate as a hop-on, hop-off tour. The tours are narrated in English. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.
The route includes the following stops:
To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.
Reviewer: Richard Lindemulder
Having never been to Victoria this was the best way to see it. Our driver was very knowledgeable and the bus dropping us off near the ship was a nice touch. I will use this service again in the near future. Thanks.
Reviewer: Donna Jensen
The Hop on Hop off bus was fantastic. The idea of getting on and off at different attractions was great. The buses came around at great intervals, so if you wanted either a quick stop or a longer stop it worked out great.
The city is just wonderful. We start our tour from the start point, the distance to the bus stop is about 2 miles from the port. The tour bus was very interesting. We did not exit during the tour because our cruise arrived to the port later afternoon and we took the last bus for the day. Later we went to China town and we did some walking in the city. We walked back to the port.
Reviewer: Chris biddy
You have to take a bus to catch the bus so add on that cost to the cost of the tour. Great tour guide and a beautiful city. You will want to return. The busses do not always run on time due to traffic and other problems so don't get impatient just enjoy the city and what it has to offer.
Reviewer: Clare Strohman
I found I needed to pay $10.00 for a ticket on a shuttle to get to the center of town. From the shuttle stop to the Big Bus ticket booth was a very short distance. However, the cruise ship docked at 7:00 a.m., the Hop On Hop Off bus didn't start until 9:30 (even though the excursion publicity said 9:00) and the tour without getting off the bus was an hour and a half. Although the tour itself was informational and I enjoyed having the opportunity to see various neighborhoods and historic buildings, by the time the bus returned to city center, it was 11:00 a.m. and the cruise ship wanted us to be on board by 1:30 p.m. With the cruise ship and Hop On Hop Off bus schedules it was very difficult to see anything else. I particularly wanted to see the museum and I ended up running through it. So I was disappointed that the excursion publicity gave the incorrect time for the bus tour, but the tour itself was a good way to see the city and to learn some history of the area.