Delve into the history of Craigdarroch Castle on this guided tour of one of Victoria's most impressive monuments. You'll also visit Chinatown, Mount Tolmie and Beacon Hill Park.
Craigdarroch Castle Guided Tour
Having met up at 10 am at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, we'll set off towards Craigdarroch Castle. Thanks to your guide, you'll learn all about the history of this late 19th century mansion that belonged to one of Victoria's richest families.
Did you know that the owner died before the castle was finished? And that the initial architect never saw the work finished either? We'll explore the numerous rooms of the stately home, admiring the lavish decoration and furnishings of one of the most ostentatious buildings in Victoria.
After visiting Craigdarroch Castle, we will head towards Victoria's Chinatown, the second oldest Chinatown in North America. Here, you'll discover the influence of Chinese culture in Canada and the relations between the two countries throughout history.
We'll also visit Mount Tolmie, from which you'll have unparalleled views over Victoria. Finally, we'll make a stop at Beacon Hill Park, one of Victoria's most historic gardens and home to a large number of maple trees. We will finish our tour visiting the monument to Mile Zero, which marks beginning of one of the longest roads in the world.
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Per personUS$ 40.50
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to Craidgarroch Castle.
Visit to Chinatown.
Visit to Beacon Hill Park.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Victoria local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Fairmont Empress Hotel