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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • History and food tour of Victoria, British Columbia
  • Walk through the city in the company of a guide, who provides commentary and directions
  • Stop for multiple food tastings of local products
  • Learn the culinary history of Victoria
  • Morning or afternoon tour times to fit your schedule
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Accommodation as per itinerary
Gratuities
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson , 1701 Douglas St #6, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1, Canada

We meet inside the Douglas St. entrance of the Victoria Public Market (1701 Douglas St) next to the vendor directory.

Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Center , 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

This is located across the street from the Empress Hotel in the Inner Harbour. It is a 10-12 minute walk back to the start location.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of Victoria Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Victoria Guided Food and History Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Victoria Guided Food and History Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Victoria Guided Food and History Tour.

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  • "Take tour upon arrival to find restaurants for rest of week." See review
  • "If you like food tours and learning about local history - this is a must." See review
  • "It was an excellent 2 hours and well worth the price!" See review

Reviews

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938 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great tour
AMIT_P
, May 2022
The tour was excellent well curated and full of good food and information. The tour guide Andy was lively and entertaining and took care of us very well.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Amit, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from various perspectives. It was nice to hang out with you guys for the day. I hope the rest of your trip went well. All the best, Andy
star-4
The matcha and perogies...
Kevin_G
, May 2022
The matcha and perogies were awesome! Andy shared his thorough knowledge of Victoria and answered all our questions.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Kevin, Thank you for the review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the matcha and perogies so much and appreciated the insider info along the tour. As we strive for excellence we would love to hear what could have been done differently to receive all five stars. Nonetheless, I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Victoria Food and History Tour - Well Worth The Time and Money
Glenn_D
, May 2022
All of it! Andy was fantastic - really enjoyed his stories and local knowledge . The food was amazing and there was just enough history.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Glenn, Thanks for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed both the food and history aspects of the tour. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Great way to enjoy Victoria
bashutski
, May 2022
The Guided Food and History Tour was very enjoyable. Andy was a great tour guide introducing us to the history of various areas of Victoria and the variety of foods and restaurants/bars to enjoy. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from both a food and history perspective. I hope the rest of your visit went well and thank you for recommending the tour to others. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Good stuff
Tyler_T
, May 2022
It was fun, food was great and the guide was knowledgeable. I think it’s a great time for any age. Tourist or local.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Tyler, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you had such a good time and found the tour to be a fun thing to do in Victoria. Thanks for recommending the tour to others - much appreciated. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Fantastic
Ruth_S
, May 2022
Wonderful tour and a terrific guide. I highly recommend. The foods were awesome and varied and oh so tasty
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Ruth, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. Thank you for recommending the tour to others. All the best, Andy
star-5
Must do tour in Victoria
Michael_L
, May 2022
Our guide Andy is very personable and knowledgeable. This is one of the best tours we’ve been on. You learn about the nuances of Victoria as well as visit some great eateries. This is a must do if you visit Victoria.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Michael, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed so many aspects of the tour. Thank you for suggesting the tour as a fun thing to do for others - much appreciated. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Best Tour in Victoria
Lucie_D
, May 2022
Andy is an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable, interesting and funny. We tasted food in seven locations while Andy provided us with information on Victoria. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Lucie, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. Thank you for recommending the tour to others - much appreciated. All the best, Andy
star-5
Great tour, Andy was...
Donna_C
, May 2022
Great tour, Andy was super friendly and knowledgeable, food and drinks tasted were great. What a great way to try local food and drinks while learning history
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Donna, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and history along the tour route. I hope the rest of your time in Victoria went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Highlight of weekend trip
Janna_S
, May 2022
Not only were we treated to delicious and varied cuisine as we strolled around Victoria but also interesting and often humerus stories of history and local folklore.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Janna, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour so much and felt like it was the highlight of your trip! All the best, Andy
star-5
Walking history & food tour
Leslie_T
, May 2022
Andy was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Victoria! The local places he took us too for food or drink were great too!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Leslie, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from both a food and history standpoint. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Come Hungry!
Shauna_C
, May 2022
Andy was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Victoria, the vendors, and providing his guests with a memorable experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Shauna, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you had such a great time and felt full by the end! All the best, Andy
star-5
Great tour!
Joan_E
, May 2022
We liked all the food and drink samples. The best part was probably the stories that went along with each of the places. Andy was knowledgeable about other sites in and around the city as well.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Joan, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed both the food and history stories along the tour route. I hope you were able to experience some of the sites I passed along to you. Safe travels! All the best, Andy
star-5
Fun tour
Michael_B
, Apr 2022
Excellent tour guide and excellent locations with some sit down rest time was greatly appreciated! I would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Michael, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and the pace. Thank you for recommending the tour to others; much appreciated. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Great tour
June_E
, Apr 2022
Fun and informative small group tour of Victoria giving a real taste of and for the city. Many tasty delights along the way. 100% recommend!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello June, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. Thank you for recommending the tour to others; much appreciated. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Andy was a very fun and...
Tomomi_N
, Apr 2022
Andy was a very fun and knowledgeable guide, and everything we tried on this tour was very tasty. We actually went back to some of the restaurants to enjoy more of their food.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Tomomi, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. It was nice to meet you and spend the day touring Victoria. I’m glad to hear that you found the tour to be a fun thing to do. I hope the rest of your trip went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Fun Local Food Tour with Tastings
brm67fskvv
, Apr 2022
Andy was enthusiastic and his love of the neighbors and their food businesses is apparent. He was also cheerful, well travelled and super friendly. Has great knowledge of the local history. The food tour was very fun as some of the owners even had time to chat with us. He also balanced sweet and savory food tastings. Great tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello, Thank you for the kind words and excellent review. I am happy to hear that you found the tour to be a fun thing to do in Victoria and liked the balance of food offerings. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Fun, delicious, and informative! Great 2 hours for the whole family
kristina_L
, Apr 2022
Andy was a great guide. He had tons of interesting stories about Victoria, the places we stopped, and the food we tried. Overall, it was an great experience and well worth the cost. We thoroughly enjoyed our selves and will recommend to friends visiting the area. We are travelling with our 14 year old daughter and she even enjoyed the experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Kristina, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am happy to hear that the whole family enjoyed their experience on the tour. Thank you for recommending the tour to others; much appreciated. All the best, Andy
star-5
Animated and Tasty tour of Victoria!
Peter_C
, Apr 2022
Andy is an enthusiastic and friendly guide who knows the city well. He provided us with a variety of delicious samplings and kept us entertained! I would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Peter, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am glad you enjoyed so many aspects of the tour. Thanks for recommending the tour to others. I hope the rest of your time in Victoria went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Five Star Review! Highly recommend this food tour!
Jani_S
, Apr 2022
Andy made the food tour the best I’ve been on (and I have been on several in other cities). I appreciated the pace of his speaking as well as his voice level. He was sensitive to bystanders and tourists walking around us, which is important to me. I also felt he knew his history of the city, gave numerous facts and showed pics from yesteryear. The food samplings were excellent, giving a wide variety of exposure to the Victoria food cuisine. It would have been even better to taste a sampling of Chinese food since we toured the Chinatown area and took in the great stories of Chinatown history. This was well worth the cost of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Jani, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and found it to be a fun thing to do in Victoria. I’m glad you enjoyed both the history and food offerings along the route and found the tour to be good value. As I mentioned on the tour the food scene has changed dramatically in Chinatown over the past 20 years and the tastings we do on tour reflect the modern Chinatown food scene (which has very few Chinese restaurants left). Thanks again for the review and I hope the rest of your visit to Victoria went well. Sincerely, Andy

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