Take a private carriage ride through Victoria's history of becoming British Columbia's capital - also known as the Garden City.  Your tour begins on the side of the Legislative Buildings in the Inner Harbour - a beautiful piece of architecture that defines the cityscape.  Then it continues passing establishments from the city's past - notably the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Oldest Church, and St. Anne's Academy - before entering one of the capital's most beautiful attractions:  Beacon Hill Park.

Experience the melodic hoof beats as your eyes indulge in the natural ecosystem of Vancouver Island, along with a plethora of beautifully landscaped garden beds.  Then take a quiet walk through the heritage homes of James Bay - the neighborhood of Victoria's past and present - before heading up Government Street into the downtown core.  Here you will see the Old Town, with displays of former banks and places of trade, along with the unique Chinatown.  The route then proceeds along the Inner Harbour and past the majestic Empress Hotel, soaking in views of the original steamship terminal, waterway and Legislative Buildings before returning to the carriage stand.

Pricing is PER CARRIAGE for 1 to 6 persons.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Carriage(s)
(Total Per Carriage for 1 to 6 Persons):
$207.61

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Tour / Activity Details

75 minutes
Multiple daily departure times between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm with seasonal variations
Please check Availability Calendar for scheduled times on specific days.

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour does NOT offer hotel pickup; the convenient departure location near the Inner Harbour will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per-carriage for 1 to 6 persons, in U.S. Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

Open-air carriage and trolley rides naturally offer much greater levels of safety than indoor activities and carriages are designed for guests to enjoy with people who are already in their small, consistent social bubble. The following practices and procedures are established in accordance with the BC Health Ministry and WorkSafeBC COVID-19 recommendations for safe operation, whose advice will continue to be monitored to enhance actions, as necessary.

  1. All guests required to wear a face mask
  2. Each ride will only carry customers from the same household bubble. 
  3. Plexiglass divider between driver and guests in all carriages.
  4. Voice amplifier system on each carriage and trolley to ensure guests can clearly hear their driver.
  5. After each tour the carriage or trolley is thoroughly sanitized.
  6. Physical distancing markers on the pavement to maintain the 2 meter safe distancing protocols during check-in.
  7. Frequent sanitization of all high touch points including point of sale location, payment terminals and brochures.
  8. Hand sanitizer and soap and water available.
  9. Gloves and masks available for all staff to use at their discretion.
  10. Contact Tracing.
  11. Enhanced guest check-in procedures: health verification.
  12. Enhanced staff member screening for illness or need to self-isolate.

 

Please Note

  • Tours operate rain or shine but can be canceled due to unsafe conditions for you or the horses.  A covered carriage will be used in the event of minimally inclement weather.  Faux fur blankets are provided for cooler weather.  Evening tours are lit by the soft glow of carriage lanterns.
  • Carriages seat a maximum of 6 passengers.
  • This tour is not wheelchair-accessible.
  • This tour is dog-friendly, but please keep them off the seats.

 

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour does NOT offer hotel pickup; the convenient departure location near the Inner Harbour will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per-carriage for 1 to 6 persons, in U.S. Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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