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Victoria Castle And City Sightseeing

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For guests wanting a quick, bird's-eye-view orientation of the city, this is the perfect choice. Stop and explore the beautiful Craigdarroch Castle, see Canada's oldest Chinatown, and enjoy Mount Tolmie's amazing panoramic views and more on this sightseeing tour of Victoria.

Victoria Castle and City Sightseeing

Departing from the Empress Hotel, this fully narrated hop-on hop-off tour will show you the best of Victoria on an open-air double-decker bus with a stop at the beautiful Craigdarroch Castle. For guests wanting a quick, birds-eye-view orientation of the city, this is the perfect choice.

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 15 stops on this route and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The bus runs every 15 to 30 minutes. 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
  • Old Town
  • Bastion Square
  • Coho Ferry
  • Fisherman's Wharf Park
  • Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Mile Zero Park
  • Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
  • Craigdarroch Castle
  • Oak Bay Village
  • Oak Bay Marina
  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel
  • Cook Street Village
  • Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

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

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from $68.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour 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
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable clothing and sensible rubber-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
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.