Hop On Hop Off GrayLine Tour in Victoria BC
If your travel plans are taking you to Vancouver Island and if you are looking for the best way to see British Columbia’s Capital City, then I recommend taking a GrayLine Sightseeing Victoria Tour. The familiar double decker Hop On Hop Off Bus is the perfect way to take in all the major attractions the city has to offer. This tour allows you to get on and off at designated stops and enjoying the city at your leisure.
Enjoy a narrated city tour and hop on and off at any time throughout the day.
GrayLine Sightseeing Victoria Hop On Hop Off Tour
For a number of years during our travels abroad, the first thing I look for in a major city is the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour. We have enjoyed these tours in places like London, England, Barcelona Spain to right here in beautiful downtown Victoria. There really is no better way to enjoy a city at your leisure, and Victoria BC is an ideal destination to take advantage of this type of sightseeing tour.
The bus will take you alongside the city’s most popular tourist attractions with designated stops along the way for you to disembark, discover and enjoy area attractions. Later, just show your ticket and then hop on the next bus that comes along.
The tour is a fully narrated audio tour outlining points of interest and the city’s history along the way!
Buses run frequently throughout the day with minimal wait times in between, making this the perfect way to take in the sites and enjoy your visit in Victoria!
GrayLine Sightseeing Victoria – Popular Hop On Hop Off Attractions
Below I have listed just a few of the many popular attractions this narrated tour bus will pass by and allow you to stop and hop off along the way.
Begin your journey in front of the Historic Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour. Ideally located in the heart of the city, this is the perfect spot to start and finish your city circle tour. Don’t forget to walk around and explore inside this historic hotel and landmark in the city. For those so inclined, the Empress is famous for its afternoon Tea served in lobby area.
Old Town and Chinatown District
The bus will proceed up Victoria’s Government Street where back in the mid to late 1800’s, was filled with stores and hotels during the Gold Rush era. Today, the street is lined on both sides with shops and restaurants galore for you to browse and shop to your hearts content! Stop at Canada’s oldest Chinatown where you can enjoy a Chinese meal, browse the shops, historic Fan Tan Alley and much more!
The original site of Old Fort Victoria, Bastion Square is now filled with boutique shops, restaurants and much more for you to discover. A perfect place to get out, relax and take a stroll along the square.
Once owned by the wealthiest man in the western Canada back in the 1800’s, this beautiful furnished Castle is now a heritage site and Museum in one of Victoria’s highest points, offering a beautiful view of the city and surrounding area.
A tour of the Castle is definitely a must for you history buffs!
Beacon Hill Park
This is the city’s largest park covering 154 acres. A beautiful park for you to spend some time in and relax. The park is filled with lovely gardens to stroll along, fountains, playground, a petting zoo and much more. A perfect spot to get out and enjoy the outdoors, especially for those of you traveling with children.
GrayLine Sightseeing Victoria Conveniently Located Downtown
As you can see, the city has much to offer and many attractions to see and not be missed. The Gray Line Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Double Decker Tour Bus is the perfect way to see and enjoy the city’s highlights at your leisure and take in everything this beautiful Province of British Columbia has to offer!
Below, I have listed the official website to Gray Line Victoria, where you can access much more detailed information on tours offered, prices, reservations and so much more.
A Big Thanks to Gray Line Victoria and Wilson’s Transportation for hosting our Hop On Hop Off Tour while visiting the city! All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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