Guided tour

Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

From US$ 63.17 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour guided food and history tour through the historic districts of Victoria, British Columbia. Along the route, try food from local vendors.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in Canada's oldest Chinatown dating back to 1858
  • Explore the alleyways and tunnels of Old Town
  • Discover the historic Johnson Street shopping district.
  • Squeeze through Fan Tan Alley, Canada's narrowest street.
  • Enjoy food tastings and learn about the local food scene
Full description
Join your guide at the Victoria Public Market, an old department store from 1921. After the first tasting at this location, make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown and discover the Chinese Public School, Gates of Harmonious Interest and Fan Tan Alley. Moving on after 3 tastings in Chinatown, you will discover Victoria's Old Town district with stops at Market Square, Johnson Street, Bastion Square, and the Government Street shopping district.  After 3 more local tastings, you will finish the tour at the Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbour. Here, learn about the Empress Hotel and the British Columbia legislative buildings (Provincial Parliament).  From this location, you will be well-positioned to discover the rest of Victoria or access local transportation to the cruise ship terminal, ferry or airport.
Includes
  • Food and drinks tasting
  • Hotel or cruise ship pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

The tour begins at the Victoria Public Market (1701 Douglas St), inside the main entrance next to the vendor directory. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The total walking distance for the tour is approximately 2.5 km or 1.5 miles
  • Tips are not included in the ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

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The tour was so interesting and informative. It was a really great way to experience many different types of food while seeing so many hidden gems in Victoria. I was traveling alone and this was a great way to see some sites, eat some amazing local food (which I went back to later!) and meet really cool travellers at the same time!

December 17, 2022

Don't skip this! It's a unique way to see the city and experience many different flavors the city offers all in a two hour time block. Come hungry--you will leave full! Andy is fantastic all around- curious, knowledgeable, passionate and thorough. One of the best tour owner/operators around. Bonus, we love Matcha tea now! :-)

September 2, 2022

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Andy shares local knowledge and a glimpse into the world of food and history that you could only get from a local. I am recommending this tour to friends and family. So glad we did this on our first day so we can dive deeper into the new areas and food sources over the rest of our time here. Make sure you don't eat before the tour!

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August 23, 2022

Product ID: 383025