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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlights such as the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbor Causeway, Trounce Alley, Bastion and Market squares, Fan Tan Alley, the Harmonious Gates of Interest, and the Victoria Public Market. Along the way, stop for between food tastings of craft beer, chocolate, tea, tapas, cheese, bread, olive oil, and other local products.
  • History and food tour of Victoria, British Columbia
  • Walk through the city in the company of a guide, who provides commentary and directions
  • Stop for multiple food tastings of local products
  • Learn the culinary history of Victoria
  • Morning or afternoon tour times to fit your schedule
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Accommodation as per itinerary
Gratuities
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson , 1701 Douglas St #6, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1, Canada

We meet inside the Douglas St. entrance of the Victoria Public Market (1701 Douglas St) next to the vendor directory.

Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Center , 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

This is located across the street from the Empress Hotel in the Inner Harbour. It is a 10-12 minute walk back to the start location.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of Victoria Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Victoria Guided Food and History Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Victoria Guided Food and History Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Victoria Guided Food and History Tour.

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  • "Take tour upon arrival to find restaurants for rest of week." See review
  • "If you like food tours and learning about local history - this is a must." See review
  • "It was an excellent 2 hours and well worth the price!" See review

Reviews

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Walking food tour in Victoria
Darrin_M
, Jul 2022
Andy was very knowledgeable and tour was as advertised... great variety of food to taste and portions were reduced so we could enjoy all of it !
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Darrin, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad you hear that you enjoyed the variety of tastes and history stories along the route. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Well worth the money!
KIMBERLY_K
, Jun 2022
Andy was an informative and entertaining guide! We especially liked the Chinatown part of the tour. The food choices were very good. There were gluten free options for one of our group.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed both the food and history along the tour route. I hope the rest of your trip went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
A sunny day in downtown Victoria
Raffy_V
, Jun 2022
Chinatown visit learning its history- Luv all the sample food. Andy was great😊 Enjoyed how it ended— at a PUB!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and had a good time. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
A Victoria Must
Fran_L
, Jun 2022
I have been on food tours in many different cities and this History and Food Tour was among the best. Andy was the perfect guide with his knowledge of Victoria and just the right amount of information and his wonderful sense of humor. The food stops were yummy starting with two huge delicious meatballs. The pastry stop was heavenly. If you like beer, you will love the stop at the pub. This History and Food tour was a highlight of our stay in Victoria.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Fran, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from both the food and history perspectives. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-4
Great activity in Victoria
Rebecca_B
, Jun 2022
Great fun! The host was a fast walker so get your jogging shoes on! He shared a lot of fun facts about Victoria along the way. You might want to eat ahead of time. You won’t be full. We were disappointed that the perogie place was closed at the last minute. (It wasn’t the hosts fault.) so maybe that’s why we had to go out to eat after the tour. But really fun time with interesting things to taste, see and hear!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Rebecca, Thank you for the review a feedback. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour from a food and history perspective. It was unfortunate that the Pierogi stop had to be cancelled last minute. I use small local businesses and they are great but occasionally they can close at short notice if their staff get sick as was the case on your tour. Nonetheless, I’m happy to hear you still enjoyed the tour so much. All the best, Andy
star-5
Truly a must do tour!
Sally_R
, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our history and food tour of Victoria, BC. So much rich history and delicious food! Such a great way to see and taste the beauty of Victoria! Andy is a wonderful tour guide full of interesting facts and love for Victoria! All of the food was delicious, but we especially enjoyed the risotto balls and meatballs… And of course the chocolates!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Sally, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and history equally on the tour. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely. Andy
star-5
Anniversary vacation
LeslieBrumley
, Jun 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tastings were amazing. You don't leave hungry. We enjoyed everything. Easy, walkable route with plenty of stops where you can sit if walking is difficult.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Leslie, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. It was great to celebrate your anniversary with you and I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed both the food and history along the route. I hope the rest of your trip went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Come hungry
Deanne_A
, Jun 2022
Guide was good. Just enough history, sitting, and great food. Walking was just enough for everyone. Loved our guide.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Dianne, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear you liked the balance of food and history throughout the tour. I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
History and Food- how can you go wrong?!
Julia_R
, Jun 2022
Brilliant tour with lots of interesting historical facts. The food tastings were all delicious and the beer/cider stop at the end was perfect. Our guide was lovely, informative and a true professional. Highly recommend this fun walking food tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Julia, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and found it to be a fun thing to do in Victoria. Thank you for recommending the tour to others. All the best, Andy
star-5
Great tour
David_B
, Jun 2022
Guide was phenomenal! Loved the stories and he was very knowledgeable about the area. Very helpful. We will certainly do this again as he said he has more places to check out.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello David, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour so much and appreciated the stories of the neighbourhood. I look forward to seeing you again the future. All the best, Andy
star-5
Great food tour!
Kari_C
, Jun 2022
What a great way to experience Victoria! Fantastic food, local history and loved the tour. Thank you, Andy!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Kari, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. All the best, Andy
star-5
Fun, interesting and tasty
Kathleen_B
, Jun 2022
Andy’s food and history tour was a highlight of our visit to Victoria. The venues visited were relaxing and welcoming with tasty samples and generous portions. Andy kept the tour moving but allowed plenty of time to enjoy the food and space. Andy was a delight - fun snd energetic and did not lack for fun facts to share. We definitely recommend the tour yo visitors to Victoria.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Kathleen, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from both a food and history perspective. Thank you for recommending the tour to others - much appreciated. All the best, Andy
star-5
Great tour
Deborah_W
, Jun 2022
I loved the historical information and the food/drink tastings were varied and well organised. Friendly guide!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Deborah, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. All the best, Andy
star-5
Tour Guides Make the Difference!
Shannon_W
, May 2022
This was a great tour. We ate some amazing food and saw a lot of the popular tourist spots. Our tour guide Andy was awesome and very knowledgeable!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Shannon, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. I hope the rest of your visit to Victoria went well. All the best, Andy
star-5
Great tour. A must do
Rene_B
, May 2022
A very nice guide. A great tour and fine snacks. Also great storys from Victoria. We enjoyed it very.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Rene, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope the rest of your visit to Canada goes well! All the best, Andy
star-5
Best part of our long...
Diane_N
, May 2022
Best part of our long weekend getaway to Victoria! Highly recommended. The food samplings were delicious and meeting the owners of the establishments was very interesting. Andy is a great tour lead. Must see!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Diane, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tastings and meeting some of the owners. Thanks for recommending the tour! Much appreciated. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Insider’s guide with insightful tips
Thomas_B
, May 2022
Andy was awesome and knowledgeable and had hidden gems throughout the tour He was very considerate and detailed for any allergies or specific needs people had Wonderful secret passageways and history that you wouldn’t find on your own Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Victoria Would do it again on next visit One tip: do not eat beforehand!! Thank you Andy!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thomas, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and found it to be a fun thing to do in Victoria. Thank you for recommending the tour to others. I hope the rest of your visit went well. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Steppin into Victoria
Sharon_S
, May 2022
This was an excellent tour. The local businesses were interesting and offered some insight into the community. The tidbits of food were wonderful and the tour guide was very informative. While it was a walking tour it was a comfortable pace. I think you would enjoy this activity.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Sharon, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of the tour. Thank you for recommending the tour to others - much appreciated. Sincerely, Andy
star-5
Great tour
AMIT_P
, May 2022
The tour was excellent well curated and full of good food and information. The tour guide Andy was lively and entertaining and took care of us very well.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Amit, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much from various perspectives. It was nice to hang out with you guys for the day. I hope the rest of your trip went well. All the best, Andy
star-4
The matcha and perogies...
Kevin_G
, May 2022
The matcha and perogies were awesome! Andy shared his thorough knowledge of Victoria and answered all our questions.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Kevin, Thank you for the review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the matcha and perogies so much and appreciated the insider info along the tour. As we strive for excellence we would love to hear what could have been done differently to receive all five stars. Nonetheless, I hope the rest of your visit went well. All the best, Andy

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