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Pedicab Tour from Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal

  • 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
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Pedicab Tour from Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal
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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Best Excursion in Victoria!

After disembarking our cruise ship, we ran into Jayden. She was so nice, and offered us a great way to see Victoria. Our guides Jayden and Shain were fantastic tour guides! We stopped at many historic sites, including the garden, Emily Carr's house, downtown, and...More

Thank LoriNielsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WOW.... just WOW

We literally stumbled upon this tour as we disembarked from our cruise ship.... we didn't have a prior reservation or booking, and approached the kiosk as we exited the gangway. We were promptly greeted by super supportive (but NOT pushy) staff w/ Pedicab Tours and...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic way to see the sights

Great way to see the sights in the less heavily travelled areas of Victoria. Went with our whole family (group of 23) All of the guides were great and kept us all together and even took pics of all of us at the park. Sati...More

1  Thank happylabbe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see Victoria!

We had no real plans for the port if Victoria but we met the pedicab folks and took off! Cindy was our guide/driver and she gave us an excellent 2 hour tour. Highly recommend the pedicab tour. We saw it all in a couple of...More

Thank davemanly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best Way to See Victoria - Pleasant Surprise!

This tour was a walk up right off the cruise ship. We had no excursions planned for Victoria. Noticed the Pedicabs from the upper deck before we got off. This was for the Evening only from 6 pm-11 or so. As we got off the...More

Thank Janet M
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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.