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Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

1. Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

Join your guide at the Victoria Public Market, an old department store from 1921. After the first tasting at this location, make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown and discover the Chinese Public School, Gates of Harmonious Interest and Fan Tan Alley. Moving on after 3 tastings in Chinatown, you will discover Victoria's Old Town district with stops at Market Square, Johnson Street, Bastion Square, and the Government Street shopping district.  After 3 more local tastings, you will finish the tour at the Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbour. Here, learn about the Empress Hotel and the British Columbia legislative buildings (Provincial Parliament).  From this location, you will be well-positioned to discover the rest of Victoria or access local transportation to the cruise ship terminal, ferry or airport.

Victoria Harbor: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour with Trivia

2. Victoria Harbor: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour with Trivia

Begin in the heart of Victoria's Chinatown where you can check out Fan Tan Alley before making your way through the colorful and historic downtown center. Listen to information about some of Victoria's heritage buildings in the Market Square. Check out some unique architectural features like Waddington Alley and the Johnson Street Bridge. Stop for a bite at Murchie's Tea & Coffee, Garrick's Head Saloon, or Rogers Chocolates before heading to the beautiful inner harbor. Stroll along the water while you marvel at sites like the Grand Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, the Parliament Buildings, and the Steamship Terminal. Walk David Foster Pathway and listen to the facinating commentary. Explore Thunderbird Park and Songhees Point and hear about the different people and creatures that call Victoria their home. Visit as many sights and attractions as you like at your own pace. Save your data with an offline tour.

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What people are saying about Bastion Square

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was fun and entertaining. The places we had food or beverages at were unique and delicious and some we would have never found if it was not for the tour. Andy was very informative and told great stories and history of the places and area we went. He was easy to listen to and very helpful. Would highly recommend this tour, even if you live in Victoria.

I enjoyed the balance of the tour between the walking to hear of the past culture and history of the area, the food part was particularly good which I put to good use the next day going back for more. The tour guide was very articulate and clear.

There were 4 of us who did this tour and really enjoyed the various tastings as we tasted a variety of items. The tour guide Andy was very knowledgeable about the history of Victoria.

This was so much fun. We really enjoyed walking around the city and learning all about the history. The food tasting was outstanding. Thanks so much for a fantastic afternoon

Highly recommend! Delicious vegetarian options and Andy was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide.