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Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

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Enjoy a 2-hour guided food and history tour through the historic districts of Victoria, British Columbia. Along the route, try food from local vendors.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in Canada's oldest Chinatown dating back to 1858
  • Explore the alleyways and tunnels of Old Town
  • Discover the historic Johnson Street shopping district.
  • Squeeze through Fan Tan Alley, Canada's narrowest street.
  • Enjoy food tastings and learn about the local food scene
Full description
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.
  • 6-8 food and drink tastings
  • Hotel or cruise ship pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

The tour begins at the Victoria Public Market (1701 Douglas St), inside the main entrance next to the vendor directory. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The total walking distance for the tour is approximately 2.5 km or 1.5 miles
  • Tips are not included in the ticket
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4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

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This was an excellent tour and a must in Victoria. Andy, our guide was very friendly and also very knowledgeable about both food and history. What sets this tour apart from others is seeing the good rapport the guide has with the restaurant owners and the historic and personal background of each of them. You will be able to experience foods and places that you would probably ignore otherwise as a tourist. I hope to take this tour again if I visit in the future.

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July 4, 2022

It was fun and entertaining. The places we had food or beverages at were unique and delicious and some we would have never found if it was not for the tour. Andy was very informative and told great stories and history of the places and area we went. He was easy to listen to and very helpful. Would highly recommend this tour, even if you live in Victoria.

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Product ID: 383025