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How to Spend 3 Days in Victoria

How to Spend 3 Days in Victoria

With three days in Victoria, there’s time to experience the city’s highlights, from historic landmarks in the Old Town to the wild coast, Vancouver Island vineyards, elegant mansions, and manicured gardens. Whether you’re looking for whales or ready for high tea, use these tips make the most out of a three day escape to Victoria. 

Day 1: History Lessons

Head to Old Town Victoria to start exploring the compact heart of the city the old fashioned way—narrow lanes and walkways mean traveling by car isn't idea. Opt, instead, for a tour of the historic center on foot, by bicycle, or even in a horse-drawn carriage; you’ll have flexibility to snap photos and check out interesting spots along the way. Since many guided excursions in Victoria feature the city’s historic landmarks, you can double up with a tour that combines a trip through the center with food stops, elegant neighborhoods, breweries, and even a trip to a castle that locals claim is haunted. Whichever you choose, make your way back to Old Town to catch sunset at the edge of the harbor. It’s the perfect time to enjoy views of the water as you sip locally produced wine or a steaming cup of tea. 

Day 2: Whales and Wildlife

Its location at the edge of the Salish Sea makes Victoria an ideal base for sighting animals— orca whales, humpback whales, bald eagles, and other wild creatures—both above and below the waves. As whale watching is a highlight for many visitors to Victoria, there are many ways to get out on the water, from spray-soaked speedboat trips to cozy cruises in an enclosed cabin for an all-weather, year-round activity. If boats just aren’t your thing, hop a seaplane for aerial views of whitecaps and whales. Whichever you choose, keep your eyes open and your camera ready as you explore.

Day 3: Take a Deeper Dive

Now that you’re covered Victoria’s must-see history and wildlife, take the third day to explore Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Top day trips from Victoria include tasting tours through the Cowichan Valley wine region and guided tours of Butchart Gardens. It's possible to experience Butchart in a half-day, but flower fanatics should set aside a full day to explore 55-acre (22-hectare) grounds. For a glimpse of British Columbia’s landscapes beyond Vancouver Island, take a ferry to the vibrant city of Vancouver or hop a sightseeing plane for a journey into the high peaks that surround Whistler. After a day of blooms, bottles, or BC peaks, head back to where you started, watching one last Victoria sunset from the heart of the atmospheric Old Town.

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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

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Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlights such as the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbor Causeway, Trounce Alley, Bastion and Market squares, Fan Tan Alley, the Harmonious Gates of Interest, and the Victoria Public Market. Along the way, stop for between food tastings of craft beer, chocolate, tea, tapas, cheese, bread, olive oil, and other local products.
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Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley

Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley

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FOOD, WINE and SPECTACULAR SCENERY. We LOVE this revised tour to REFLECT COVID-19.Join Island Time Tours for a lovely relaxing adventure exploring the Cowichan Valley. We visit 3 (4 if time permitting) of the prettiest vineyards and do our own thing to avoid any line-ups. We offer you a wonderful experience at each vineyard.. First stop includes bubbly with orange juice (optional) w/ fresh warm bake goods. Relax, inhale and take in this beautiful countryside. LUNCH is filled with afternoon tea delights with WINE served weather permitting in the great outdoors. Dessert w/wine complete this tour at another picturesque vineyard. Great food, award winning wines and spectacular beauty. Let's go!
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Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

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Spin through downtown Victoria on two wheels and discover top city attractions with ease on this Victoria castles and neighborhoods bike tour. Hop onto your bike and follow your guide through the city streets. Learn of Victoria’s colorful past through its historic buildings, and explore districts including the Inner Harbour, Cook Street Village, and Chinatown. Enjoy fine views over the Dallas Road waterfront and admire the eery Craigdarroch Castle. Cycle through Moss Rock Park and Beacon Hill Park, and soak up the artistic atmosphere in leafy Fernwood.
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Butchart Gardens Luxury Evening Experience: Seaplane Flight and 3-Course Dinner

Butchart Gardens Luxury Evening Experience: Seaplane Flight and 3-Course Dinner

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Treat yourself to a memorable night out at the famous Butchart Gardens, beginning with a thrilling seaplane flight from Victoria to the beloved National Historic Site of Canada. Savor a 3-course dinner of fresh, seasonal cuisine at the gardens’ on-site restaurant before a enjoying a romantic stroll through fragrant landscapes illuminated by special evening light displays. After touring the enchanting gardens at your leisure, ride back to Victoria Harbor in style aboard a chauffeured limousine.
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  • 4 hours
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