Victoria Castle and City Sightseeing

Alaska Excursions in Victoria | Alaska in Victoria
Excursion Highlights:
  • Visit captivating Victoria with our Victoria Castle and City Sightseeing Tour, featuring the historic Craigdarroch Castle
  • Enjoy a comfortable bus ride equipped with free WiFi, while your driver-guide shares interesting facts and stories
  • Witness the best of Victoria, including Old Town, Beacon Hill Park, and Mile 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Explore Craigdarroch Castle with a 1-hour self-guided tour, admission included
  • Choose to spend extra time exploring the city after the tour
Price: $79.00
Children ages 5 and under are free with advanced notice at the time of booking.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10-minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way), or an approximately 30-minute shuttle (not included, approximately $15 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend comfortable clothing and sensible rubber-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests need to be able to step up and down from bus, and climb a narrow staircase to access the top deck. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces at the stops. All participants must be able to walk and climb stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility issues.

Victoria Castle and City Sightseeing

Departing from the cruise ship pier, you will be driven downtown where your tour will begin. Once on board your comfortable bus featuring free WiFi, your driver-guide will share history, fun, and interesting facts and stories as they take you to see the highlights of this charming town. The tour is designed to take in the best of what Victoria has to offer, including Old Town, Beacon Hill Park, and Mile 0, the starting point of one of the world's longest highways, the Trans-Canada Highway.

The route will pass through historic areas such as Craigdarroch Castle, Oak Bay Village, Oak Bay Marina, Cook Street Village, and Beacon Hill Park. Along the way, the bus will wait at select locations while you document your trip around British Columbia's capital city. The route ends back downtown.

Your tour also includes a stop at Craigdarroch Castle, where you have the opportunity to go on a self-guided tour for approximately 1 hour, as admission to the castle is included. Built in 1904, the castle is a National Historic Site and a beautiful piece of Victoria's history.

After your tour, you can choose to remain on the bus, which will return you to the cruise pier, or you can spend some time exploring the city on your own. Complimentary shuttles from downtown Victoria to the cruise pier are available. As the shuttle schedules vary, please check with your driver-guide for the shuttle schedule for the day. Book this perfect sightseeing tour of Victoria today!

Please Note: There are 16 stops on this route and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The bus runs hourly, and the tours are narrated in English. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The route includes the following stops:

  • Empress Hotel (721 Government Street)
  • Delta Hotel (Songhees Lookout)
  • Pandora at Fan Tan Alley (Chinatown)
  • Wharf at Yates
  • CoHo / Black Ball Ferry Terminal
  • Coast Hotel (David Foster Walkway)
  • Finest at Sea (Fisherman's Wharf)
  • Ogden Point (Cruise Terminal)
  • Beacon Hill Park (Children's Farm)
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Craigdarroch Castle / Victoria Art Gallery (Fort Street)
  • Oak Bay Municipal Hall
  • Oak Bay Marina
  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel
  • Cook Street Village (313 Cook Street)
  • Empress Hotel (721 Government Street)

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.