Tours & Activites in Victoria
Victoria Highlights 2 Hour Private Tour
Our Most Timely Private Tour of Victoria!
ABOUT THEVictoria Highlights 2 Hour Private Tour
This 2-hour Private City Tour of Victoria will connect you and your group to the City of Gardens, exclusively, through the eyes of a local guide.
Together we will walk through the city and visit many of the must-see landmarks, attractions, and establishments along the way. Victoria is filled with stories that will connect you to its history, architecture, triumphs, and shortcomings. We will meet local legends and guide you to what interests you most. The tour is filled with recommendations & tips to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Victoria!
Your Private Walking Tour of Victoria’s default start location is in the Inner Harbor, outside the BC Legislature Building next to the Victoria Cenotaph. There is the option, when booking a private tour, to request hotel / accommodations pick-up. Your tour guide will meet you with a smile on foot and start the tour from the location of your choosing. Upon arriving, your local tour guide will introduce themselves and get familiar with your interests. Then they will confirm an end location with you, planning a route to get you to that requested location by tours end. Plan for drinks, lunch, dinner, or an attraction after the tour and get dropped off by your tour guide right on time. Toonie Tours Victoria is excited and humbled to lead the way and connect you to the past, present and future in an authentic and engaging way.
From First Nations Village to Gold-Rush Boomtown
Your local Toonie Tour guide will make Victoria’s rich history come alive, introducing you to iconic and picture-ready sites like the Empress Hotel, Trounce and Waddington Alley, Bastian Square, Market Square, and many more notable locations. You’ll learn about Victoria’s rich and impressive history as a First Nation Village and discover Canada’s humble beginnings as a resource-rich settlement that became a country inhabited by many cultures from around the world. Private tours are great for taking lots of photos. Your local tour guide is happy to snap as many memories for you as you would like.
The City of Gardens on the West Coast
Victoria is ripe with the natural beauty that comes with the west coast of Canada. Historic architecture, peaceful gardens, and delicious eateries will leave you entertained and satiated. On your private walking tour, your guide will advise you how best to enjoy Victoria and Canada with recommendations for food, entertainment, daytrips, nightlife, nature, and more. Must-do experiences can also be booked through your guide at a discount, and if you want to explore the depths of the area, you can spend more time with your tour guide by booking an addition tour on our Street Art & Craft Beer Tour. This tour will take you to the less traveled area of Victoria at Rock Bay where you can take in the local craft breweries on a brewery tour and tasting, while admiring the vibrant street art murals along the way.
Private Tours in a Nutshell
Your private walking tour with us gives you and yours our undivided attention, allowing you to experience the stories, the sights, and the nuances exclusively. Private tours are perfect for any pace, any interest and any group looking to get the most out of the city.
(plus taxes and fees)
What Should I Bring?
- A sense of humor and adventure!
- Comfortable footwear
- Water bottle
- Secured camera
- Appropriate clothing / umbrella for the weather (sunglasses, gloves, etc.)
- Tips for your guide ($5-10/person tells your guide you had an excellent experience)
- Expert local English-speaking guide
- Passionately researched local history
- Recommendations for the best food, entertainment and nightlife
- Introductions to must-do experiences
What’s the Difference Between the 2-hour & 3-hour Private Walking Tours?
The biggest difference is the amount of time we have together. We will see many of the same sights and hear many of the same stories on both tours, however, with more time we can elaborate and experience each in more details and depth. We also do our best to connect you to your interests, so with a longer tour, there is more opportunity to stop in places, grabs snacks / coffee, and explore with greater ease.
Can we book a Private Bike Tour Instead for the Same Durations?
Absolutely! Please reach out to us with your group size and particular interests and we can connect you with a quote for the tour. Prices are generally what you see here plus equipment rental costs. Contact details are at the bottom of the page.