You'll want to bring your nose along with you as you adventure ashore in Victoria. Smells of beautiful flowers will greet you here! This charming city full of beautiful victorian architecture is known for its vibrant formal gardens. Or, if that seems a little mundane to you, try riding in an open air zodiac alongside giant killer whales!
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Get ready to discover Victoria, a place where the laid-back modernism of the West Coast blends with time-honored British, European, and Asian traditions.
During your fully-narrated tour of this splendidly clean, polite, and tourist-friendly city, you'll see North America's oldest Chinatown, as well as the picturesque Inner Harbor, Royal British Columbia Museum, Provincial Legislative Buildings, and Beacon Hill Park.
The Butchart Gardens is one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent 55-acre landscape in 1904 from her husband Robert's abandoned limestone quarry. The result was the dramatic Sunken Garden, a reflection of the early 20th century beautification movement and an exceptional achievement in Canadian gardening history.
There is an emergence of small craft breweries and spirit producers who are challenging the wine industry. As wonderful as it is to sip a glass of wine, sometimes you need a change. This excursion will take you out of the path of the crowds and bring you to a beautiful peninsula of rolling hills with water views everywhere. It is here, in the lush area just a short ride from Victoria, that you will have a chance to talk to your private chauffeur about life in this lovely country and what they drink at night.
Enjoy the exhilaration of racing through the seas in an open-air zodiac. These state-of-the-art vessels were modeled after fast-response Coast Guard rescue vessels and combine speed with extraordinary stability to cruise at 25-35 knots. They give an intense hands-on experience of the sea and the marine environment.