This tour is available June 1 - September 15, 2018 only. This intimate tour is an all day affair, perfect for travelers wishing to fully experience the city in 8 hours. Relax as your driver guides you through Victoria and the surrounding area. Explore the Craigdarroch Castle, wander through the charming seaside village of Sidney, and enjoy a gin tasting and lunch at Victoria Distillers. This tour will also take you out to Victoria’s historic Butchart Gardens. Finally, choose between a visit to Church and State Winery for an exclusive tasting or Victoria’s exotic and tropical Butterfly Gardens.
This tour departs from in front of The Fairmont Empress at 9am daily. You will arrive back in downtown Victoria around 5:30pm.
The Best of Victoria Itinerary:
9:00 am – Departure from The Fairmont Empress Hotel (CVS Kiosk), 1 hour and 30-minute City Tour
10:30 am – Arrive at Craigdarroch Castle (1 hour stop)
11:30 am – Depart Castle and drive to Sidney
12:10 pm – Arrive in Sidney (Victoria Distillers) – Gin tasting and lunch included
1:00 pm – Depart Sidney and drive to the Butterfly Gardens/Church and State Winery (passengers have the option to explore either attraction)
1:25 pm – Allow guests 45 minutes at either the Butterfly Gardens/Church and State Winery
2:10 pm – Depart Butterfly Gardens/Church and State Winery
2:15 pm – Arrive at The Butchart Gardens
5:00 pm – Depart The Butchart Gardens (from June 15 - September 2 passengers have the option to catch the 6:00pm, 8:00pm or 10:00pm)
5:30 pm – Return to The Fairmont Empress Hotel
This tour includes all admission fees, a lunch provided by The Fairmont Empress, a gin tasting at Victoria Distillers, and a wine tasting at Church and State Winery. Please Note: Guests must be 19+ to participate in the tastings.
Distance from port: 1.00 block(s)