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Victoria Shore Excursion: Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

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    What to Expect
    After your ship docks in Victoria, make your way to the meeting point to meet your guide. Pick out a cruiser bike that’s a good fit, strap on your helmet and embark on a 2-hour journey exploring Victoria’s flat to rolling terrain. Pedal your way through the city’s diverse landscape and neighborhoods while listening to your informative guide detail the history behind the iconic buildings. Downtown, you’ll cruise along the bustling Inner Harbour, where you’ll watch seaplanes come in for a landing on the glassy waters. Then you’ll venture through the iconic Gates of Harmonious Interest, the entrance to the second oldest Chinatown in North America. Victoria’s Chinatown is a designated National Historic Site.

    Decide for yourself if the beautifully eerie Craigdarroch Castle is truly haunted or not. The historic, 39-room, Scottish Baronial mansion, built in the late 19th century, has made star appearances in movies such as Little Women.

    Relax on the leisure paths through Moss Rock Park and along the scenic Dallas Road waterfront. In Beacon Hill Park, you’ll see a totem pole that towers to an astonishing 127 feet and 7 inches (39 meters); when it was erected, in 1956, it was the tallest in the world. See what local living is like in quaint residential neighborhoods like Cook Street Village, which is lined with overflowing horse chestnut trees and small mom-and-pop shops.

    Gaze at the old houses and tree-lined streets that fill Fernwood, one of Victoria’s most charming neighborhoods. It’s home to many artists and families that congregate in the dynamic community square, giving this area a pulsing sense of character and a touch of quirkiness.

    When the tour ends, your guide can recommend great local restaurants for lunch on your own.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return to the Victoria port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    321 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1X2, Canada

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at Ogden Point is by appointment only

    Ports
    Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • All necessary equipment
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Very nice people working at this establishment. Tour was fun, effort level easy, and the tour guide was entertaining. Would recommend. We walked there from our ship which docked in Victoria.
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    Response from ChiefPedaler, Manager at Victoria Shore Excursion: Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
    Responded 9 Dec 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we hope to see you next time you're in town!
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    We were only 3 people on that tour and it was a great experience. The guide was very professional and friendly and gave us a lot of information about the city. I really appreciated to see some iconic parts of Victoria but also the neighborhoods (especially Fernwood which is very
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    Response from ChiefPedaler, Manager at Victoria Shore Excursion: Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
    Responded 9 Dec 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour.
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    We were visiting Victoria on a cruise ship and found this tour offered by The Pedaler. We told them ahead of time we might be a little late because of the ship's schedule, but they said it was not a problem. We had comfortable, well maintained bikes. The guide, Allan, was
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    Response from ChiefPedaler, Manager at Victoria Shore Excursion: Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
    Responded 9 Dec 2019
    Victoria is wonderful by bike! We're so happy that you enjoyed your tour and we hope to see you next time you're in town :)
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    We chose this as our first initiation to the city and were very happy we did. Ilse did an excellent job telling interesting stories about the area, architecture and history. She was easy to follow and we had a really lovely trip around and through some notable landmarks. Ilse
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    Response from ChiefPedaler, Manager at Victoria Shore Excursion: Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
    Responded 9 Dec 2019
    Thank you for the five-star review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Ilse, she's pretty amazing :) We hope you'll join us again next time you're in town!
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    If the gods were to congeal from all the best human traits the epitome of a tour guide, they would do well to try to copy the profound greatness of our guide, Brynne. Humble to a fault, she characterize the subtle strength of an Amazon princess. The smile that surely has
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    Response from ChiefPedaler, Owner at Victoria Shore Excursion: Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
    Responded 31 Jul 2019
    Well then, not much I can add to this review! Will pass it on to Brynne, who will be suitable amused I am sure. Your humble servant, Charles.
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    About the operator
    By: The Pedaler
    522 reviews
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    lava708
    Baltimore, Maryland
    50
    Wonderful bike tour with Abby
    My husband and I were in the area for a few days and booked last minute for a bike tour and it turned out that we
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    Amanda_in_Miami
    Aventura, Florida, USA
    8837
    Fun way to explore Victoria
    Very nice people working at this establishment. Tour was fun, effort level easy, and the tour guide was
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    KBeck91
    52
    Really Disappointing
    My husband and I did a tour with the Pedaler on our honeymoon in 2015 and it was wonderful. We just visited
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    Amanda_in_Miami
    Aventura, Florida, USA
    8837
    Great way to spend the morning
    Fun to get out and explore. Bike lanes very good and ride is scenic. Terry was an entertaining story teller as
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    SlaterBurroughs
    Cornelius, North Carolina
    3018
    Fun Way to See Victoria
    Rick our guide was excellent. Safety was a priority. He is very knowledgeable about the area and history and took
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    Bastian C
    Vancouver, Canada
    4310
    Nice experience and excellent guide
    We were only 3 people on that tour and it was a great experience. The guide was very professional and friendly and
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    Joyce106s
    40
    Brynne is excellent!!
    With safety in mind, Brynne lead through the bike lanes of the streets, stopping to share her knowledge of the
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    travelingOs2016
    Girdwood, Alaska
    30
    Pleasant Afternoon Bike Ride
    We were visiting Victoria on a cruise ship and found this tour offered by The Pedaler. We told them ahead of time
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    Ruth L
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    184
    Food and drink tour
    We had a great time thanks to Mathew our guide who kept us safe was informative and knowledgeable about Victoria
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    DamonD_12
    Melbourne, Australia
    204
    Eat Drink Pedal With Rick!
    Awesome day! Rick was great and extremely enthusiastic! His love of the city and it’s hidden treasures was
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    Nygirllll
    Canada
    137
    Best way to see Victoria
    We learned quite a few things about Victoria. Rick, our guide covered in 3 hours most of the important landmarks
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    MelannieTorres
    10
    Eat, drink and pedal
    I loved this activity! We got to Victoria in the Clipper ferry 30 minutes before the activity started and we were
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    jatoes
    Galion, Ohio
    12942
    Tandem rental
    We rented a tandem bicycle for a ride to Beacon Hill Park. The staff fitted the bike to us and provided helmets
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    EstherRJ
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    6828
    Eat. Drink. Pedal. Tour
    Really enjoyed this tour. There were just 3 of us plus Matthew, our guide. We ate so much food! We saw quite a bit
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    Frank K
    Santa Clarita, California
    175
    A Great Way to Learn about Victoria
    Had a "hoods" tour with Brynne. Her animated style sure got me to listen and learn. Not only did she explain well
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