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Combo Pass: Hop on-Hop Bus Tour & Craigdarroch Castle Pass

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    What to Expect

    Discover the sights of Victoria on an open-air bus or classic turn-of-the-century trolley bus. This Victoria hop-on, hop-off bus tour with on-board commentary gives you a quick way to see the main attractions of this beautiful city. Even better, you can hop on and off the buses at any of the stops, giving you the opportunity to see the sights at your own pace!

    Victoria proves a gentle blend of colonial England and up-to-date Western Canada. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is located on the southern tip of VancouverIsland off Canada's Pacific coast. Named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and the Dominion of Canada, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1841. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, in particular its two most famous landmarks, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings (home of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) and the Empress Hotel.

    The city's Chinatown is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco's. Whether you want to visit the major attractions, spend time shopping, or visit one of the many fine restaurants, this is the tour for you! Book this flexible sightseeing tour of Victoria today.

    Please Note: There are 20 stops on this route and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The bus runs every 30 to 45 minutes. A 90-minute evening city tour runs on Thursdays and Saturdays. The evening city tour does not operate as a hop-on, hop-off tour. The tours are narrated in English. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

    The route includes the following stops:
    • Welcome Center
    • Ocean Point
    • Chinatown
    • Saint Andrews Cathedral
    • Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
    • Saint Ann's Academy
    • Royal B.C. Museum
    • Inner Harbour
    • Harbour Towers
    • James Bay
    • Fisherman's Wharf Park
    • Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal
    • Mile Zero Park
    • Beacon Hill Petting Zoo
    • Gonzales Beach (Foul Bay)
    • Oak Bay Marina
    • Oak Bay Village
    • Government House Gardens
    • Victoria Art Gallery
    • Craigdarroch Castle

    Between sightseeing attractions, step in the real Victorian experience-- the Castle-- Craigdarroch. It is a shining example of a “bonanza castle”. Finding the reflection in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian-era furnishings,while you momentarily paralyzed by the immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family. Afterward, head back outside and catch another ride with your hop-on hop-off pass to continue scoping out the city on your own.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Big Bus Welcome Centre
    1h 30m
    • GST+PST
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by adults
    • Attention: Due to the event Tour de Victoria, we will be closed on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.
    • Rates and bus schedule subject to change without notice.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was an excellent bus tour full of great information about Victoria. The drivers were excellent and very willing to help with directions and city information. I found them very accommodating. Both drivers I saw added in plenty of details beyond what was on the recording.
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    I would take one of these tours very time I arrive in a new city! I used it in Wa DC as well as London and all three were exceptional!
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    The castle was great. The tour had some interesting info but was all pre-recorded, whereas I personally prefer live. Also, at times the recording was difficult to hear when surrounding conditions were loud. The bus driver and your company employees were very helpful and nice.
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    E ticket via cruise line bought online are not valid in the castle. They must be redeemed at their ticket counter about ten minutes past the castle. It will take you 45 minutes to circle back to it. We were not able to go back to the castle so we wasted money buying that
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    The Hop on-Hop Bus ticket was a great time saver. We were able to see more of the city with this pass. The Craigdarroch Castle was amazing, you must see the intricate woodwork in this place!
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    Key Details
    • Big Bus Victoria
    • Duration: 1h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
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