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6-Hour Victoria to Cowichan Wine Tour

1. 6-Hour Victoria to Cowichan Wine Tour

Join one of the highest rated wine tours in British Columbia.  Interact directly with the winery teams and enjoy your own private group tastings.  This tour is a must see for anyone who loves wine or just wants a day of relaxation in the Cowichan Valley. All tastings are included as well as a BBQ burger and salad lunch.  See three of the top rated wineries in the Cowichan Valley. Sample Itinerary: 9:45 AM: Registration - Pickup at 660 Oswego St, Victoria, BC at the passenger loading zone 10:00 AM: Leave for Enrico10:40 AM: Lookout photo stop at the top of the Malahat11:00 AM: Enrico Tasting and Lunch12:15 PM: Leave for Blue Grouse12:30 PM: Tasting at Blue Grouse1:30 PM: Leave for Unsworth1:45 PM: Behind the scenes wine tour at Unsworth - Group choice of Vineyard or Bottling 2:15 PM: Tasting at Unsworth3:00 PM: Leave for Home4:00 PM: 660 Oswego Street Dropoff Each Victoria wine tour starts or ends with a behind the scenes tour led by one of the winery partners. See the difference a guided tour makes. The guides have put together the perfect schedule for your group that gives you enough time to enjoy each unique Vancouver Island winery.  Your also have scheduled tastings times with each winery days in advance.  Wineries can get extremely busy during the peak and on weekends, your group will be in front of the line. The winery partners are expecting you.

Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

2. Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

Join your guide at the Victoria Public Market, an old department store from 1921. After the first tasting at this location, make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown and discover the Chinese Public School, Gates of Harmonious Interest and Fan Tan Alley. Moving on after 3 tastings in Chinatown, you will discover Victoria's Old Town district with stops at Market Square, Johnson Street, Bastion Square, and the Government Street shopping district.  After 3 more local tastings, you will finish the tour at the Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbour. Here, learn about the Empress Hotel and the British Columbia legislative buildings (Provincial Parliament).  From this location, you will be well-positioned to discover the rest of Victoria or access local transportation to the cruise ship terminal, ferry or airport.

Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

3. Victoria: Modern Chinatown Food and History Tour with Guide

Discover the history and dining scene of the oldest Chinatown in Canada on this walking tour with a local guide. Explore traditional restaurants and try authentic tacos, craft beer, a wide variety of Chinese food, and more. Start your tour off at the bustling Victoria Public Market where you'll get to taste the farm-to-table soup and authentic Italian arancini. Then, emerge into Chinatown and listen as your guide talks about the neighborhood's long-standing history. Stop at the Chinese Public School and work your way down the bustling Fisgard Street. Along the way, try a traditionally-baked Char Sui bun. You'd also get to enjoy a savory pork bun and visit Maiiz Nixtamel for authentic tacos. Next, savor a delightful fresh pastry before passing through the infamous Fan Tan Alley. Venture further down to Lower Johnson Street for some fried dumplings before ending your tour at Whistle Buoy Brewery to sip on craft beer or soda.

Victoria: Downtown Food and City Tour

4. Victoria: Downtown Food and City Tour

Get out and about in downtown Victoria for an artisan food guided walking tour. Meet up with your local guide and get the in-the-know secrets of the foodie scene. Make several stops as you sightsee around the town, tasting delicious snacks and sampling local wines. First, meet inside the Steamship Terminal Building to begin your tour with a light snack. Stroll past the most iconic building of Victoria's inner harbor, and learn the history of the Empress Hotel and Legislature building. Make stops at 7 different foodie locations, and taste anything from Artisan wine from British Columbian wineries to unique Korean corn dogs. Try the halloumi kale salad, and sample some delicious cheese samples from the infamous cheese bistro. Don't worry, at the end, delight in a local dessert of decadent chocolate paired with fresh macarons.

From Victoria: Private Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Lunch

5. From Victoria: Private Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Lunch

Explore the wineries and landscapes of Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley in a Tesla on this private wine tasting tour from Victoria with a local guide. Enjoy unforgettable views, local wine flavors, and a charcuterie lunch. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you through the valley, where you'll get to travel at your own pace, visiting 3 different vineyards of your choice and learning about and tasting local wines, with time to stop for lunch along the way. The Cowichan Valley (meaning “land warmed by the sun”) offers one-of-a-kind vineyards situated in lush surroundings. Averill Creek Vineyard, Blue Grouse Estate Winery, Cherry Point Estate Wines, Unsworth Vineyards, and Vigneti Zanatta are a few wineries you can choose to visit.

Victoria: Butchart Gardens Seaplane Flight & Afternoon Tea

6. Victoria: Butchart Gardens Seaplane Flight & Afternoon Tea

Head out for the ultimate Victoria experience. Embark on a scenic seaplane journey to the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Along the way, enjoy a stunning aerial view of one of the city’s best-kept hidden gems, The Butchart Gardens, before landing on the gardens’ private dock. With the picturesque gardens as your backdrop, enjoy afternoon tea in the Dining Room restaurant in the gardens. After tea, enjoy a leisurely 1-hour stroll through the breathtaking gardens. End your experience with a scenic limousine ride back to downtown Victoria.

Victoria: Street Art & Craft Beer Walking Tour with Tastings

7. Victoria: Street Art & Craft Beer Walking Tour with Tastings

Our tour begins at Vancouver Island Brewing. We’ll make introductions and then get right into sampling some beers while we experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes brewery tour. After learning about the brew masters process and enjoying our beers we will head outside to make our way to our next location, Ile Sauvage Brewing, where wild fermentation is used to give them their unique flavors. Along the way we will take in the stunning street art murals that have been put up over the years. Art & beer are two of the best windows into the local soul of a place. The art reflects the local moods, the culture, the history, the current events, the struggles, the triumphs, and even the weather. Each mural has it’s story and each story has it’s author, and we’ll do our best to connect you to both. You’ll leave with a sense of connection to the art, their artists and the area. To conclude our tour, we’ll share our last beer samples and more laughs at Moon Under Water Brewpub, not far from where we started. We’ll say one final cheers here, leaving you with a good understanding of where to go next, in addition to how best to spend the rest of your visit. Book now and prepare for great company and good vibes.

Victoria: Chocolate and Churches Foodie Walking Tour

8. Victoria: Chocolate and Churches Foodie Walking Tour

Known for it's historic chocolate shops, bean-to-bar chocolate makers, and vast amount of bakeries, Victoria is a city that loves chocolate. The tour also explores historic ecclesiastical architecture and visits three places of worship including St. Andrew's Presbyterian church, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Andrew's Catholic Cathedral. A tour perfect for history buffs or chocoholics. Meet your guide at the historic Steamship Terminal Building then stroll along the waterfront learning more about the history of downtown Victoria. Then visit Roger's Chocolates, Canada's oldest and most haunted chocolate shop. Here the tour samples a variety of their chocolate treats, including their original Victoria Cream. Then walk to Government Street and visit Chocolats Favoris, a traditional French chocolatier that is famous for its rich variety of chocolate fondues and dipped ice cream cones. Bon Macaron is next on the tour, where you can sample two chocolate-infused macarons. Then, take a break, and wander by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, founded in 1890, and was built to look like a gothic Scottish castle. Continue to Christ Church Cathedral and see where Winston Churchill laid a stone for the church's north tower in 1929. After strolling along the city's oldest cemetery, the tour visits a gorgeous Catholic cathedral built in 1893. Afterward, indulge in more chocolate samples including a surprise savory mole sauce, a rich Dutch chocolate pastry, handmade chocolate truffles, and a decadent drinking chocolate.

Victoria: Local Brewery Tour with a Guide

9. Victoria: Local Brewery Tour with a Guide

Explore some of the famous breweries in Victoria on a guided tour. You will visit Vancouver Island Brewing, Category 12 Brewing, Moon Under Water, and many more.  Learn about the beer-making process from your guide while tasting some local beer. Meet your fellow travelers from around the globe and play party games to break the ice. Stroll through the streets and discover the diverse beer culture of Victoria in an unforgettable experience. 

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What people are saying about Victoria, British Columbia

The tour was so interesting and informative. It was a really great way to experience many different types of food while seeing so many hidden gems in Victoria. I was traveling alone and this was a great way to see some sites, eat some amazing local food (which I went back to later!) and meet really cool travellers at the same time!

Andy was great and so was the tour. He has about 18 vendors on his list and he rotates daily to 7 or 8 of them. All we visited were terrific and we were very full at the end - just a salad for dinner, thanks! Highly recommended !!!!!!!

Andy was a great tour guide. He's very passionate about food and history which is translated well into the tour. We had a good selection of foods and enjoyed a nice walk downtown Victoria on a beautiful day!

Excellent time spent sampling different foods and interesting historical information of the area. Highly recommend

Finished full of interesting food, local historical facts, and people encounters.