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Victoria, British Columbia Romance & special occasions

Our most recommended Victoria, British Columbia Romance & special occasions

Victoria: Royal Carriage Tour

1. Victoria: Royal Carriage Tour

Feel like royalty on this delightful carriage tour. Begin by taking in breathtaking views of the majestic Empress Hotel. As you enter Beacon Hill Park, marvel at the array of fragrant flowers and delightful duck ponds. Then continue on to the Dallas Road waterfront, passing Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway. Experience the splendor of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. And later on, clip-clop through James Bay, the oldest neighborhood in Victoria, which has an impressive variety of well-maintained historic homes and gardens.

Victoria: Carriage Tour by the Sea

2. Victoria: Carriage Tour by the Sea

Relax as you glide through the tranquil streets of James Bay, a diverse neighborhood that is host to unique shops and community. Feel a burst of fresh air before meeting the stretch of coastline along the Dallas Road waterfront. While following the coast, take in views of the Salish Sea and the magnificent Olympic Mountain range. Clip-clop back through the historical district of James Bay and enjoy an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage experience.

Victoria: Carriage Tour of James Bay and Beacon Hill Park

3. Victoria: Carriage Tour of James Bay and Beacon Hill Park

Discover James Bay and visit Beacon Hill Park on an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage experience and enjoy being part of honoring the tradition of carriage tours in this city. Board your carriage and join your driver and guide as you make your way through the historical neighborhood of James Bay. Visit one of Victoria's oldest and largest parks, Beacon Hill Park.

From Vancouver: Victoria Tour by Helicopter and Seaplane

4. From Vancouver: Victoria Tour by Helicopter and Seaplane

Victoria is popular for the charm it exudes, manicured gardens, and friendly Canadians. If you are in Vancouver and your time to visit Victoria is limited, this quick downtown-to-downtown air service is a perfect choice. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Vancouver. Then be transported to the helipad for your flight Take the spectacular helicopter ride over the Gulf Islands to Victoria. You will have about 6.5 hours of your own time to explore this very walkable city before a seaplane takes you back to Vancouver, where you will arrive in the early afternoon.

Victoria: Tour by Horse Drawn Carriage

5. Victoria: Tour by Horse Drawn Carriage

Discover vibrant sights and hear historic stories on this unique tour of the provincial capital. Board your horse drawn carriage with uniformed guide and driver. Get ready to explore the city in a traditional and leisurely way. Pass through Fisherman's Wharf, a colorful community of vibrant floating houses and marine wildlife. Enjoy the moments of tranquility through the beautifully manicured Beacon Hill Park. Regale in stories of past and present while weaving through the historical streets of James Bay. Enjoy honoring the tradition of the heavy horse tours in the city, all in the company of your professional, local guide.

Victoria: Carriage Tour - The Capital Tour

6. Victoria: Carriage Tour - The Capital Tour

Absorb the magnificent surroundings of Beacon Hill Park as you recline in the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. Relax as your imagination is captured by tales of the historical James Bay neighborhood. Immerse yourself in spectacular views over the Salish Sea and Olympic Mountains. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the company of gentle giants on a tour with professional tour guides. Experience high-quality carriages, as you enjoy the stories of informative drivers who belong to a time-honored tradition.

From Seattle: Ferry Day Trip from Seattle to Victoria

7. From Seattle: Ferry Day Trip from Seattle to Victoria

Board a high speed catamaran and enjoy a scenic cruise through the Salish Sea to Victoria, and explore the best Victoria has to offer, from historic buildings to beautiful gardens on this day tour. Hop on board the boat in Seattle and get ready for the perfect day trip to Victoria. Settle in and find yourself a comfortable seat by a window. Enjoy a short and scenic cruise through the Salish Sea, and admire the beautiful scenery along the way. Arrive in Victoria and enjoy five hours to explore the city however you wish. Browse unique shops, sample artisanal delicacies, or visit the flower-filled Butchart Gardens. Explore Victoria with the freedom to choose your own stops, before heading to the Victoria Clipper Terminal in the heart of the city to return to Seattle. Board the boat and venture North through Puget Sound to take in the majesty of the Pacific Northwest.

Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane

8. Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane

Combine adventure and culture on this unique day trip to Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens. Leaving from Vancouver in the morning, you will be picked-up from your hotel and taken for a thrilling journey in a seaplane over the fascinating islands of the Canadian Pacific coast. Land in Victoria city center at around 9:00 AM, giving you plenty of your own time to stroll the streets and admire the quirky English style. Depends on your choice of shuttle time, you'll be driven to the world-famous Butchart Gardens by a scheduled shuttle bus. Once there, you'll have about 2 hours to admire the flowers and other plant life in these impressive gardens. An excellent live commentary will be performed on the bus by a guide driver. Travel back to Vancouver in a comfortable, take a seaplane departs at 5 or 6 PM. Arrive back at your hotel in Vancouver at around 6 or 7 PM.

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What people are saying about Victoria, British Columbia

Lydia was so charismatic and informative! She made our adventure very pleasant and entertaining. Dutchie the horse was majestic and professional and we were most impressed with her attention to detail and response to direction. Saw some beautiful homes and learned a few interesting tidbits along the way. Absolutely wonderful and unforgettable experience!

We had a wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. Utah, our horse was very entertaining. We highly recommend this as part of your next trip to Victoria!

Amazing experience, we got to learn a little bit more about Victoria and look at many interesting sights with beautiful scenery!

A pleasant way to see some of Victoria and hear some of the history.

It was a very memorable day , would highly recommend it ☺️