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Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours

Victoria, Canada
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About Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours
Come See Victoria offers guided walking tours of Victoria, BC. Our History and Architecture walk traces the evolution of the city through the eyes of its architecture. Victoria has a wealth of surviving 19th century buildings ... and every building has a story! On our Victorian Characters walk you will get to know the larger-than-life personalities of Victorian Victoria. You will hear their stories and sagas, and appreciate their lasting legacy to the city, province, and country. We also offer a Historic Pub Walk, where you will tour vibrant pubs in some of the grandest heritage buildings in the city. We provide customized private walking tours to groups of all sizes.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friend signed up for the tour as a fun way to learn a bit about the city, and we were not disappointed. Dave was really interesting and pointed out things we wouldnt of noticed on our own. The tour was supposed to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LR R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super interesting tour! Dave is an awesome guide. We enjoyed learning about Victoria buildings and history. A perfect plan to undestand this beautiful city and Bristish Columbia.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I spent a week in Victoria touring the area by bicycle. We decided to take a break from the bikes one day and signed up for the history and architecture walking tour. It was time well spent. Dave is a very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

We met Dave at Empress Hotel and he led our group of 9 ranging in ages from 11-55 on an interesting inside look at Victoria. He was very knowledgeable and full of fun facts. WE booked a 2 1/2 hour walking tour and my two...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

Dave was well organized, with historical photos of many sites provided so we could get perspective of the changes. Really enjoyable tour and appropriately paced and informative.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019

Dave is a knowledgable, articulate and all round pleasant guide. History & Architecture tour is about 2 hours long and is well paced. We saw and heard about lots of interesting buildings. Highly recommended!More

Date of experience: May 2019
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davem814, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Thank you for the great recommendation. With all the surviving Victorian-era buildings in downtown Victoria - and every building in has bit to tell of the city’s past - I have found that history and architecture form very natural combination. I’m glad you mentioned ‘pace’....More

Reviewed January 6, 2019

Had the recent pleasure of participating in Dave’s fascinating History and Archetecture walking tour. His extensive knowledge combined with his obvious joy of sharing all that Victoria has to offer with others made for a very well spent two hours. The tour was well paced...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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davem814, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Great recommendation, thank you! I like the word ‘joy’. I am retired, so I conduct these tours because I very much enjoy doing them. Victoria is a delightful, historic, and architecturally rich city ... and we can all have fun critiquing architecture. As a guest...More

Reviewed December 17, 2018

Booked a walking tour and really enjoyed it. First time in many years so helped me get my bearings. The guide was knowledgeable making the experience fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

This customized, private walking tour made our first visit to Victoria truly memorable. Dave has a tremendous sense of history and a deep understanding of how Victoria came to be and what makes it such a great place to visit. We spent two hours wandering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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davem814, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Thanks for your excellent recommendation! A private walking tour is a great way to get to know this very special and walkable city. I will set up an itinerary to suit your schedule and interests. It often can be arranged on short notice ... and...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

Dave's tour is an excellent introduction to Victoria's downtown. Though focused on architecture, he supplies the history that goes with it. The tour covers a fair amount of ground and I wish I had made notes on a map as we went along so I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you for the high recommendation! As one of the original west coast cities Victoria has an impressive number of surviving buildings, so its architecture and its history make a natural combination for a walking tour. The tour will give you a good foundation on...More

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This company doesnt seem to have a website, but the walkers met at the Visitors Centre in Victoria. THis is where we got the information about the tour the day before.
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