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Victoria's Modern Chinatown Eats And History Tour

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Stroll through Victoria's bustling Public Market, discover the city's history, sample poutine, and more on this guided walking tour.

Taste delectable samples of food and craft beer as you learn about the history of the Market Square, Chinatown, and other iconic neighborhoods in Victoria when you book this guided walking tour. Your scenic tour covers the cost of over ten food and beverage samples, such as locally roasted coffee from eight local stops. You'll also visit the modern Design District, stroll through Victoria's Public Market, and learn about its history, and the history of other iconic sites like Fort Victoria and Chinatown. With the chance to devour the one-of-a-kind Canadian dish of poutine and indulge in craft beer, this 2.5-hour small-group walking tour is perfect for food enthusiasts and culture connoisseurs.

Get ready to embark on your tasty journey in Victoria, British Columbia, by catching a cab (not included) and meeting up with your expert local tour guide at the iconic Hudson Bay Building at the Jazz Coffee Cafe. Then follow your guide and stroll through the historic Victoria Public Market and discover some of the tastiest spots in town, including the Victoria Pie Company and Sutra, one of the only spots outside of Vancouver where you can delight in food created by the famous Canadian chef Vikram Vij. Sink your teeth into the traditional Canadian dish of poutine and a flavorful hand pie. You'll also get a chance to stop at a local coffee roaster to sip on delicious coffee.

Next, head to the historic neighborhood of Chinatown, one of Canada's oldest Chinatowns. Victoria's Chinatown began in the mid-19th century and is the oldest neighborhood in the city. Here, you'll get to explore Canada's first public Chinese school and follow your guide as you peruse Chinatown's food scene down Fisgard Street. Sink your teeth into baked bao buns or handmade dumplings as you discover the vivid spots down "Dragon Alley."

Continue your scenic tour by following your guide to a former industrial-park-turned-trendy spot of the Design District. Galleries, art shops, and restaurants line the streets of this iconic district, including Phillip's Brewery, one of the most popular craft brewers in town, where you'll get to delight in craft beer. Your guide will also take you to sample modern dishes and sweet delights while exploring the historic Store Street, the club-and-restaurant-clad scene of downtown Victoria's Market Square, and the narrow shops along Fan Talley Alley. Wrap up your guided walking tour by listening to your guide share stories of the modern and historical sites, as you enjoy delicious sweets near the Johnson Street Bridge on Store Street at Tout de Sweet Confectionary before heading back to your port.

If you're looking for a way to combine delicious, modern food with a history lesson of one of Victoria's oldest neighborhoods, then this walking tour is just for you. Reserve your spot on this delicious guided walking tour now for an unforgettable time in Victoria!

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $71.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Cuisine, Scenic
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A 10 to 12 minute taxi (approximately $10 US to $13 US, not included) is necessary to reach the departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Samples of food and beverages from 8 stops.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes as this tour operates regardless of weather. Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are suggested.
Tour involves approximately 2 kilometers / 1.25 miles (roughly 45 minutes) of walking over even, cobblestone and uneven surfaces. Tour does not accomodate dairy or gluten allergy.