Best of Victoria Tour


This intimate experience, beginning June 1st, is an all-day affair, perfect for anyone wishing to experience the best that our city has to offer. Relax as your driver guides you through Victoria and the surrounding area with lunch prepared by the fabulous chefs at the Fairmont Empress. Your journey begins with the scenic sights of Victoria including a visit to the Craigdarroch Castle. After you experience the Castle, you will make your way to the charming seaside village of Sidney and Victoria Distillers. At Victoria Distillers, you will be given a tour and experience how they make their gin. No visit would be complete without your tasting of local gins and a chance to dine on your Fairmont Empress lunch. Once we have concluded lunch, you will have the opportunity to choose between visiting Victoria Butterfly Gardens or doing a wine tasting at Church & State Winery*. Then complete your day with a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens. Multiple departures from Butchart Gardens would allow you to stay as long as you wish at no extra charge.

*If your tour is on a Monday you will have a choice of Butterfly Gardens or De Vine Vineyard

Hotel pickup is available on this tour if requested 48 hours in advance between 8am-8:45am.* Hotel pickup is ONLY available for downtown hotels. Bed and breakfasts are subject to pick up.

Highlights of the city

Admission to Craigdarroch Castle

Lunch provided by the Fairmont Empress

Admission to Victoria Butterfly Gardens OR a Tasting at Church & State Winery

Admission to Butchart Gardens

Tour and tasting at Victoria Distillers

Hotel Pickup and Drop off can be arranged 24 hours before tour.