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Pedicab Tour from Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal

Highlights
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Cycle the streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Pedicab Tour from Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal
From US$70.51
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Pedicab Tour from Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal
US$70.51
Overview
Explore British Colombia’s Victoria by pedicab with a guide on this 2.5-hour tour of the city, including convenient pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship terminal. Travel through one of Victoria’s oldest neighborhood, James Bay, to one of its oldest grocers. Then pass through Beacon Hill Park, and see the peacocks there. Plus, catch a glimpse of the famous Empress Hotel.
What to Expect

Your 2.5-hour tour starts at the cruise ship terminal. There are two piers for ships to dock at and your guide is licensed and permitted to be at both. As you exit the terminal building, you'll see your pedicab and your tour guide. Your guide will be holding a sign with the last name of the lead traveler.

Your guide will make introductions with your group, offer blankets for your comfort (please bring extra sweaters of jackets—Victoria can be cool even in the summer) and, of course, teach you the royal wave as you pass envious onlookers on the way out of the terminal. 

Begin with a short trek along the gorgeous coastline, and see some of the natural features and what lies underneath the ocean surface. Enter one of Victoria’s oldest and friendliest neighborhoods—James Bay. You will see some of loveliest homes and gardens in town. Many of the homes were hand built and conform to the city’s heritage status bylaws by keeping the original character and colors of the 19th century. As you roll through the community, a stop can be made at the oldest local grocer in town and supplier of arguably the best coffee and tea in town. 

Travel on bicycle paths and quiet lanes as you meander through Beacon Hill Park—the city’s green jewel. It features many gardens and flowering shrubs and trees including the Sun Dial Garden where more wedding photos are shot in town than anywhere else. The peacocks will respond to the Pavlovian ring of the bicycle bell and will greet you in exchange for some organic barley seeds. Ask your guide to point out the Bald Eagle’s nest and take advantage of a photo op when you cross the medieval stone bridge.

Leave the bliss of the park and enter into the spectacular inner harbour which includes the Legislative Buildings and the famous Empress Hotel. Then, head to the historic downtown core. The city comes alive when ships are in town and very often there will be street performers at every block. Pass by many shops that are preserved in their original Victorian character and very wide sidewalks allow opportunities to stop, take pictures or even venture in for a closer look. In a few blocks, the crowds will thin and you will experience the heart of Old Town and China Town.  This is some of downtown Victoria’s best locations and yet most visitors do not venture this far to experience it.

The tour eventually returns to the inner harbour. Return to the ship, or, if you choose to stay in town for awhile your guide can easily explain how to find a taxi to return or make the 30-35 minute walk to the pier with an included map and drawn directions. For those who opt to return to the ship with, you will pass through the harbour. You also have the opportunity to extend your tour and enjoy the city’s hospitality a while longer.

Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A wonderful way to experience Victoria!

Our cruise ship made a short stop in Victoria. Having been there a few times, we wondered how we should spend our time and see new things. It was our good fortune to reserve a pedicab tour that picked us up right from the cruise...More

2  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Kerry is awesome!!

We hired Kerry (from pedicab) to take us around the city. It was a beautiful ride and Kerry took us to the 2 chocolate stores we wanted to visit. We also stopped at a great souviner place! Kerry told us about the history of the...More

1  Thank psalm119
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Pedicab tour

We stopped in Victoria on our Alaskan tour. We didn’t arrive until 6:00 PM and had to be back on board by 11:30 PM. Since most of the places we wanted to see we’re closed, we thought that the pedicab would be a perfect way...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Should be on your to-do-list

We were in Victoria for a girls weekend deciding to start with the Pedicab tour to get additional ideas of things to see and do in Victoria. Andrew, our driver, was very knowledgeable of the area and history - there's a lot! Although we were...More

Thank Kemanche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best way to see Victoria

We had visited once before-many years ago. Did attractions the regular motor coach ways. This time, by serendipity, we came across Victoria Pedicab Company as we were considering a horse/carriage tour of the city. Timing was perfect and we had our guide after a few...More

Thank enj0ylife2018
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psalm119
31 August 2018|
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Response from Sahara44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should be able to find someone who will take you anywhere you want. Some of the pedicab drivers though will only want to do 4 hours - others will be nice and take whatever. Have a great time. Victoria seemed like a... More
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Miamitraveler2014
27 June 2018|
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Response from James N | Reviewed this property |
Pedicabs are at end of pier and they offer round trip rides, until all cabs are used.
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