Top Experiences in Fairmont Empress Hotel



Victoria Self-Guided Historic Walking Tour

USD 11.99

Explore Victoria’s history from its indigenous roots to the Victorian Era at your own pace with this affordable audio tour.

• Take in the Inner Harbour where the city got its start and Victoria’s Chinatown which was once known for gambling and opium trade
• Hear from producer Michele Davis whose passion for Victoria inspired her to lead guided tours – and to carefully craft this VoiceMap tour
• Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.


Vancouver 3 Days Budget Tour With Victoria & Whistler

USD 2313.86

On the first day, enjoy a city tour that includes Downtown, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Gastown, and Chinatown as well as enjoy all sightseeing before your departure.

On the 2nd day, take a scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway, passing by Horseshoe Bay, Shannon Falls, and Squamish. Ride on the Squamish Mountain Sea to Sky Gondola and shop in the village before arriving at Whistler. After sightseeing in Whistler, relax in the village, or experience the excitement of snowshoeing for free.

On the last day, depart for Vancouver Island by ferry and capture the spectacular scenery en route. Pass by Victoria’s historic Chinatown, explore significant heritage architecture around the Inner Harbour, visit Beacon Hill Park’s remarkable Mile "0" and Legislative Buildings, and then head to the world-famous Butchart Gardens before returning to Vancouver.

Please note, we'll have your stay ready at a hotel in Vancouver for all 3 days.

Beautiful Vancouver Explorer Tour And Shuttle

Romantic Victoria and Butchart Gardens Explorer Private Tour

USD 1070.69

Enjoy the best of Victoria with a Local Guide.

Visit the Garden City and the Butchard Gardens in private luxury, and at a leisurely pace. Enjoy a 90 minute ferry ride through the spectacular Gulf Islands, be amazed by the beauty of Butchard Gardens, explore, discover, and learn Victoria's history, and her Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, BC Legislature Building, and Craigdarroch Castle. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel on the Harbourfront.

(Note: This private tour is subject to availability of reserved ferry spot to Victoria and return).

Experience Victoria Tours

Experience Victoria City Tour

USD 37.3

A fantastic highlights overview of Victoria and the surrounding neighborhoods. Your tour begins in the heart of downtown Victoria and heads into a number of Victoria’s residential historic neighborhoods. Some of the main highlights include Beacon Hill Park, Old Town, where Fort Victoria first originated in the 1860s, and Victoria’s famed Chinatown, the second oldest in North America. The tour continues to the Inner Harbour, Victoria’s centerpiece and home to the majestic BC Legislative Buildings, outlined with over 3000 lights, and the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel. There is an optional drop off downtown near end of tour, if time in port permits.


Murder Mystery Detective Experience Victoria, BC

USD 11.19

Step into the shoes of a newly-minted detective, tasked by Commander Mahoney to solve a gripping case... murder on the streets of Victoria, BC.

Throughout this crime-solving audio adventure, visit each of the 10 mapped locations, either in person or virtually via the Web Version (included).

You'll have the option to explore the downtown area using the Walking Map or follow a Driving Map on the city's outskirts. Once you choose, the exact starting point will be revealed. *See images for route

Park or stop at each location, listen to the audio story, and put your detective skills to the test by gathering clues and piecing together the evidence. Finally, make your deductions and issue an arrest warrant.

Your overall detective skills will be evaluated, culminating in a Case Performance Score to measure your sleuthing prowess.

This game is suitable for solo detectives, dynamic duos, or groups of mystery enthusiasts, offering an immersive audio tale filled with intrigue.

Off the Eaten Track

Evening Sip, Savor, Stroll Tour

USD 149.33

Indulge your senses in an unforgettable gastronomic journey that combines delectable bites, exquisite wines, and handcrafted cocktails across three of the city's most renowned restaurants.

The tour starts at L’Apero Wine & Cheese Bistro for a unique wine and cheese pairing experience led by their expert staff. A great opportunity to try some rare cheese paired with BC and international wines.

After a short stroll along Fort Street the tour visits The Courtney Room. Here we will sip on a curated cocktail paired with some farm-to-table cuisine from their award winning chefs.

A lovely meander down Government Street brings the tour to our final stop at the stunning Q at the Empress restaurant. Nestled inside this historic hotel, the tour ends with their famous Gin & Tonic cocktail paired with some exquisite desserts made by their renowned pastry chefs.


Vancouver to Victoria day tour Private

USD 671.24

Experience an exhilarating day tour in Victoria filled with captivating activities. Begin your day by boarding a luxury car to take you to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. While on board the ferry, stroll around the deck and admire the stunning views of the ocean while keeping an eye out for orcas, seals, and other marine life.

The first stop on tour will be the Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre oasis of greenery and vibrant blooms that will leave you in awe. The garden boasts several attractions, including a sunken garden, a world-renowned rose garden, and a high tea restaurant.

Next, enjoy a scenic coastal drive towards the heart of Victoria, passing by notable landmarks such as the University of Victoria, Oak Bay, the Uplands, Beacon Hill Park, and Downtown Victoria. Get a glimpse of the BC Parliament Building, Empress Hotel, Chinatown, and Craigdarroch Castle {open only four days a week}. Take a break for lunch or a snack at your own pace.


Surfside Adventure Tours Ltd.

Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

USD 433.06

Enjoy a luxury city tour with your own personal guide and experience the beautiful and historical city of Victoria. Your guide will show you the major highlights and also some of the city's hidden gems. Enjoy a scenic drive out to the Butchart Gardens. Over 100 years old, the gardens were once an old lime quarry now transformed into a piece of heaven. Even if you're not a fan of flowers, you will be amazed by the layout of the 55 acre estate. After the gardens, enjoy a scenic drive back to Victoria.

This tour is great for those who want to experience all the major highlights in a short time. Please be advised that all sightseeing tours may be customized to the customers requests.

Toonie Tours Calgary

2-Hour Victoria Highlights Private Walking Tour

USD 276.19

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!

Surfside Adventure Tours Ltd.

Two Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria

USD 231.46

This 2-hour tour is perfect for those visitors on a tight schedule. Visit some of Victoria's top attractions - including Fisherman's Wharf house boat community, the historical shopping district, Canada's oldest Chinatown, and Beacon Hill Park to view beautiful flowers, Peacocks, and the world's tallest Totem Pole. Journey through the Lieutenant Governor's Estate, then view the exterior of the Craigdarroch Castle. You will enjoy panoramic views from the highest viewing point in Victoria overlooking the San Juan Islands and Victoria itself. Pass though the larger estates to view some of Victoria finest homes as you make your way to Oak Bay Marina to visit the local harbor seals. Enjoy a nice seaside drive back into downtown.

Tripvia Tours

Victoria Harbour Self-Guided Walking Tour Via App

USD 5.22

Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you discover this historical area of Victoria & the Inner Harbour.

On this easy to walk tour you'll see a variety of historical sites, music venues, artisan shops & marine living that make up the harbour section of the city.

Highlights include Chinatown, Market Square, Waddington Alley, Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings, Fisherman's Wharf & more!

GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play.

The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your answer.

Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices.

Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route.

The number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.

Trust the platform with over 75 tours & 17,000+ happy customers.


Toonie Tours Calgary

3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Victoria's Highlights

USD 317.33

This 3-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!

Off the Eaten Track

Eat Like a Canadian Food & Sightseeing Tour

USD 59.73

Welcome to Canada eh! Ever wonder what makes Canadian cuisine different? How well do you really know the maple syrup industry? Have you ever had Bannock, a traditional indigenous bread? On this fun and delicious 2.5-hour walking tour we celebrate Canadian cuisine and try famous Canadian dishes.
like Poutine, Nanaimo bars, candied salmon, ice wine, and much much more. Not only will you try local cuisine and traditional dishes, but the tour also visits some of the most popular sights in Victoria including Fisherman's Wharf, The Legislative Building, The Empress Hotel and Government Street.

- You are new to Canada and you want to learn more about our cuisine and history.
- You want to visit some of the more popular sights in town.
- You want a great overall introduction to the cuisine of Victoria and a guided tour of downtown and James bay.

Surfside Adventure Tours Ltd.

The Ultimate Group Package Tour of Victoria

USD 634.65

"City Highlights, The Butchart Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Wine Tasting, and the Craigdarroch Castle"

This package is the best of Victoria, We will start out by going to the Butchart Gardens early to avoid the crowds, and you will have up to 2 Hours to explore the gardens and gift shop. We then go to the Butterfly Gardens, followed up with a local wine tasting at Church and State Winery. You will then have the option to have lunch at their Bistro, or we may have a simple lunch at the Red Barn Market where they make the best sandwiches on the island.

From there we will enjoy a scenic country drive back to Victoria to make our way to the historical Craigdarroch Castle.

We will then follow up with a city highlights tour visiting some of most beautiful sites of the city such as the Lieutenant Governor's Estate, the Beacon Hill Park, Mile 0, Fisherman's Wharf House Boat Community, and Canada's oldest Chinatown. We will take the time for photos at the Inner harbor.

Off the Eaten Track

Victoria Fort Street Food Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea

USD 59.73


On this fun and tasty tour we take you to our favorite hidden gems in the downtown core serving up delicious multi-cultural cuisine that is unique to Victoria led by a local foodie expert guide.

ON THE MENU: BC wine tasting, savoury baked goods from one of Canada's best bakery, Middle Eastern street food, authentic Korean corn dogs, gourmet cheese, a decadent chocolate tasting, and French macarons. Samples may change depending on what restaurants are open.

Make new friends, meet local business owners, hear stories about history, get amazing insider tips about where to eat next, and avoid tourist trap eateries with the help of a local guide.


* You are an adventurous soul that wants to try new things
* You have a passion for finding small hard-to-find local businesses that aren't tourist driven
* You want a local authentic experience and want to eat food made by locals

Beautiful Vancouver Explorer Tour And Shuttle

4 Day Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler Private Tour

USD 2374.34

NOTE: This tour is subject to availability of return ferry rides to/from Victoria. 

This 4 day private tour is perfect to explore Vancouver, Victoria, North Vancouver & Whistler seamlessly, in luxury & comfort. You will tour and explore beautiful Vancouver and Victoria on the Pacific Northwest coast, and Whistler in the highlands of the Coast Mountains. Visit, experience, and enjoy beautiful parks, lush temperate rain forests, gorgeous waterfronts, and engage in outdoor adventure.

Start time for each day tour are as follows:
Day 1 Vancouver: 9.00 am
Day 2 Victoria & Butchard Gardens: 8.00 am
Day 3 North Vancouver: 9.00 am
Day 4 Whistler: 8.00 am

Citywalksz Ltd

Victoria Self-Guided Audio Tour

USD 15.29

This fascinating audio guided tour will show you the beautiful west coast city of Victoria. You'll learn about the region's history with the native aboriginals and about its fur trading roots.

Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city.

You will see wonderful examples of architecture by Francis Rattenbury throughout the city and buildings which have been regenerated and stood the test of time, such as the famous Empress Hotel.

To discover this vibrant city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.

The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.

Please note that this tour is only available in English.



Victoria Island Private Full-Day Tour with Craigdarroch Castle

USD 745.9

Embark on a remarkable Vancouver->Victoria Tour and delve into a world of enchantment. Begin your journey at the awe-inspiring Craigdarroch Castle, an architectural gem that whispers tales of a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the opulence of its ornate interiors and unravel the captivating history behind its walls.

Next, prepare to be spellbound at Butchart Garden, a symphony of colors and fragrances. Wander through meticulously curated gardens that transport you to a realm of tranquility and natural beauty. From vibrant blooms to serene landscapes, each corner offers a new sensory delight.

With a seasoned guide by your side, you'll gain insight into the captivating stories and hidden treasures that lie within these extraordinary destinations. Revel in the perfect blend of history, architecture, and nature, as you embark on this unforgettable private tour from Vancouver to Victoria.

Pacific Coach Travel Services

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver by Ferry

USD 185.92

Visit and experience Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city on this full day narrated tour. We start from downtown Vancouver and travel south through the city and drive on-board a BC Ferry for a 90-minute voyage across the Georgia Strait through the scenic Southern Gulf Islands.
The tour continues to the world famous Butchart Gardens which is a National Historic Site of Canada. You’ll find remnants of the original cement plant, millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties within the over 50 acres of stunning gardens. Enjoy 2 leisurely hours and fully explore one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. After the gardens, head to downtown Victoria through Canada’s oldest China Town and the scenic Victoria Harbour—including the Inner Harbour—one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. You will have additional free time to explore the local area; stroll the Inner Harbour, take in the thriving arts and cultural scene, visit the historic Empress Hotel or the Royal BC Museum.

Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria (Formally CVS Tours)

Hop-On, Hop-Off Half Day Double Decker City Tour

USD 42.56

Discover the best of Victoria at your own pace on a half-day Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. The comprehensive route takes you to 15 of the city's most popular locations, including China Town, Ogden Point, Fisherman's Wharf, and Craigdarroch Castle. On board commentary offers insight into the city’s history and culture. Feel free to hop off at any destinations that interest you or simply enjoy the ride. Enjoy four hours of unlimited access to the bus Visit the top attractions of Victoria with ease Create your own sightseeing itinerary Get a comprehensive overview of the city.

- Open Top Double Decker Bus

- Enjoy four hours of unlimited access to the bus

- Visit the top attractions of Victoria with ease

- Create your own sightseeing itinerary

- Get a comprehensive overview of the city