Get ready to discover Victoria, a place where the laid-back modernism of the West Coast blends with time-honored British, European, and Asian traditions.
During your fully-guided tour of this splendidly clean, polite, and tourist-friendly city, you'll see North America's oldest Chinatown, as well as the picturesque Inner Harbor, Bastion Square, Provincial Legislative Buildings, and Beacon Hill Park.
As you wind along Marine Scenic Drive, you'll catch glimpses of the Olympic Mountains and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Travel between the links of the Royal Victoria Golf Club (the second oldest club in North America) and enter the exclusive residential areas of Oak Bay and the Uplands.
Along the way, you'll also enjoy the spectacular, panoramic view of Victoria from the top of Mt. Tolmie, the Lieutenant Governor's mansion, and the Craigdarroch Castle.Finishing the Tour in style you will enjoy Tea at the iconic Empress that opened its doors 110 years ago. Today, Fairmont Empress proudly serves freshly prepared scones and tea pastries to over 80,000 guests per year. During the summer months, Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, serves Afternoon Tea to more guests than most hotels in London, England. More than 400 people per day come to enjoy a tradition that commenced when the hotel opened on January 20, 1908.