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What to do in Victoria for 6 hrs

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What to do in Victoria for 6 hrs

HI everyone..

Im on a cruise with NCL and for some reason NCL decided to arrive at Victoria at 6pm and leave at midnight

Is there anything we can do during those 6 hrs specially since we are arriving at the port at 6pm?

any must see, eat or do things in Victoria?


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11. Re: What to do in Victoria for 6 hrs

I have similar question. Our Princess ship will be in Victoria on Sunday Sept. 29 from 8 am - 10 pm. I hope Butchart Garden and downtown / Inner Harbor attractions are not closed on Sundays in late Sept. The ship company charges $129 per person for 4 hour trip to Butchart Garden. Any idea the taxi cost to go to Butchart Garden? Is it possible to get a taxi to return to Inner Harbor and get another tax from Inner Harbor to return to the ship? Thanks in advance.

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12. Re: What to do in Victoria for 6 hrs

Hi travel456 ~

CVS offers a shuttle to the Gardens, admission to the Gardens in included, although you are not on an "organized" tour per se. Total travel time from ship to Gardens is less than 1 hour each way.


A taxi would cost about $65 one way.

Here is a list of highlights of Victoria that I like to post for a question like yours. You can sort through them for opening hours and whether or not any hold an interest for you. I would certainly point to the Royal BC Museum and Craigdarroch Castle. Beacon Hill Park and Dallas Road.


Inner Harbour Causeway

Victoria harbour ferry ride, http://victoriaharbourferry.com/

Royal BC Museum – ~2 hours, royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Exhibit_Gall/default.aspx

The BC Parliament Buildings

Legislative Dining Room: tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g154945-d15…

Beacon Hill Park: http://www.beaconhillpark.com/

Craigdarroch Castle: http://www.thecastle.ca/

Helmcken House: royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/RBCM_Cult_Pre/Helmcken_H…

Emily Carr House: http://emilycarr.com/

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13. Re: What to do in Victoria for 6 hrs

Thank you very much for the links which are very useful.

As to Butchart Garden, three of us will travel together. It would seem that a taxi ride to Butchart Garden will be less expensive for three of us, and it will be also more flexible for us to decide how long to stay in the Garden. The question is: Is it easy to find a taxi in Burchart Garden for a return trip to the downtown area or the ship? Are there taxi stands near the Garden?

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14. Re: What to do in Victoria for 6 hrs

I'm not sure about a taxi rank at Butchart. It's possible. Check with guest services just inside the entrance, across from the gift shop about how often a taxi can be found out front. What you can do if necessary is have the guest services arrange a taxi pick up at a certain time for you. Just give them maybe half an hour to get there.

Bluebird cabs, you can even book online: http://www.taxicab.com/home.html

Empress cabs, online as well: http://www.empresstaxi.com/

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15. Re: What to do in Victoria for 6 hrs

Great. Thanks for your heip!

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