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60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour

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Victoria, Canada
60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to vintage Victoria with a 1-hour tour through the city’s most splendid neighborhoods aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Beginning at the illustrious Empress hotel, admire sailing ships in the Inner Harbor and trot through the leafy gardens and lawns of Beacon Hill Park. Pass stately Victorian mansions and other local landmarks like the Trans-Canada Highway Mile 0 marker, and take in fantastic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca during the stylish ride. 
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride through central Victoria
  • Pass through serene Beacon Hill Park and the Dallas Road waterfront
  • 1-hour ride begins at the majestic Empress hotel
  • See local landmarks like Mile 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Admire views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • Learn about local history from a friendly uniformed driver and guide
  • Romantic experience, great for couples
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Horse-drawn Carriage ride
Professional uniformed staff
Local taxes
Gratuity (optional)
Food and drink
Victoria Carriage Tours , 600 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 2G2, Canada

Tours depart from the Carriage Stand, under the green umbrella, located at the corner of Belleville and Menzies Streets, next to the Parliament Buildings at the scenic Inner Harbour

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible. As long as you are able to get out of your wheelchair, the tour operator will look after it while you are on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Victoria Carriage 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 60-Minute Beacon Hill Park 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 60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during 60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour.

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  • "Absolutely a fun way to see the inner harbor area and discover the Victorian homes of James Bay" See review
  • "We were only there for a couple of hours, so this hour tour was perfect." See review

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star-5
Fantastic
William_H
, Jun 2022
Very nice and relaxing ride with a very knowledgeable guide. One word sums it up Fantastic! The weather was cooperating as well.
star-5
Tour with Tommy ( the horse)
Toniya_V
, Dec 2019
Emma ( driver) was definitely a plus- very informative & charming without being stuffy or a “ canned” presentation. Absolutely a fun way to see the inner harbor area & discover the Victorian homes of James Bay
star-5
Enjoyable, Informative, Quick Excursion
Vicki_R
, Aug 2019
Elsie the horse was so sweet. She and her driver took us along an informational late night tour of Victoria. It’s a quaint, fun, and clean city. We were only there for a couple of hours, so this hour tour was perfect. We would definitely do it again. Elsie was even so kind as to return us to our cruise ship.
star-3
Our tour did not go as planned...
Nina E
, Jul 2017
Our tour did not go as planned... helpful hints: If you do have access to a telephone i.e cruise ship passengersand cannot reconfirm do not book. Just walk up to the provider and book it yourself right there and have just as much chance of going. It is a 45 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal. It's not strenuous and is beautiful but part of your walk will be on your tour. Do not go to Beacon hill in the dark. They do not have lights and you cannot see how beautiful it is. We were not taken deep into the park as advertised so I don't know much more than the main road but we didn't see much.
star-5
The carriage ride was lovely. We had...
Nancy H
, Jun 2017
The carriage ride was lovely. We had a young driver who filled us in on alot of local history. We thoroghly enjoyed the ride.
star-5
The view was amazing! The tour guide...
John R
, Jun 2017
The view was amazing! The tour guide was knowledgeable. It was worth the extra money to see Beacon Hill Park. The old houses were beautiful, too.
star-5
This tour was amazing. Driver was...
Randy M
, Jun 2017
This tour was amazing. Driver was very knowledgeable about the history within Victoria. Excellent tour!! We went through Beacon Hill Park and down Dallas Road. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Victoria.
star-5
We enjoyed our trip to Victoria. We...
Anna S
, Aug 2016
We enjoyed our trip to Victoria. We had my 88 year old mother in law with us and she really had a good time. The carriage ride was wonderful. We were fortunate to have a young lady give us the tour. She had good energy and was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Fantastic tour. Mykala our guide...
Judith_P
, Jul 2016
Fantastic tour. Mykala our guide was very informative and Molly the horse was amazing. We did an hour tour and would highly recommend it. Booked through Viator before leaving Australia.
star-4
Very relaxed and enjoyable...
Robert M
, Jun 2016
Very relaxed and enjoyable. Knowledgeable carriage driver. A little short in time.
star-5
Visited Butchart Gardens before...
John_N
, May 2016
Visited Butchart Gardens before taking part in Royal Carriage Tour. Visited Parliament Building and Fairmont Empress Hotel. Ate lunch at wharf across the street from Parliament Building.
star-5
After a little mix-up at the gate...
Carol P
, May 2016
After a little mix-up at the gate which they efficiently rectified, we were on our way with Dolly the horse and her lovely driver. We could choose our route and were well informed of the sites we saw. This booking was considerably less money than the competition, and a good choice.
star-4
Maddy did a fine job of telling us...
Bernard_L
, May 2016
Maddy did a fine job of telling us about the houses and sections of the city we traveled through. This is a comfortable and relaxed way to see some of the sights. I recommend the one hour tour. For us this was a birthday present to our daughter and she loved it.
star-5
This was the best part of our Victoria...
Dixie B
, Oct 2015
This was the best part of our Victoria trip. Michela was excellent and so was Zeke.
star-5
Very informative. The process...
Floyd S
, Aug 2015
Very informative. The process worked well but we forgot to call the Royal Carriage office 48 hours in advance for a time. We called them the morning that we planned to take the ride and they were very accommodating scheduling us for a tour later that day. I would recommend calling 48 hours in advance since I am sure they cannot accommodate all last minute notifications. Tour guide was well informed and gave us interesting information.
star-5
Really enjoyed our carriage tour and...
Cath
, Oct 2014
Really enjoyed our carriage tour and definitely a good way to see the highlights of Victoria. The driver was also very knowledgeable.
star-5
Very Talkative and informative. It was...
Ralph Michael B
, Sep 2014
Very Talkative and informative. It was a pleasant experience.
star-5
Amazing. Great knowledgeable guide...
Charles S
, Oct 2013
Amazing. Great knowledgeable guide. Quiet, slow paced way to see the best of Victoria in a relaxed manner.
star-5
A nice carriage ride but the guide...
John C
, Jul 2011
A nice carriage ride but the guide shared very little about the sights and very expensive for only 2 persons. Load up the carriage or seek other venues for a tour.

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