Downtown Food And Victoria City Tour
Discover Victoria's culture and history as you visit between seven and eight secluded mouthwatering stops, chow down on delectable bites, and more when you book this tasty culinary excursion. Your delicious year-round tour includes the cost of all your beverage and food tastings, an expert local guide, and a maximum of 12 guests per excursion with just 30 minutes of walking time for an intimate and convenient experience. You'll also get to whet your palate with British Columbian wine at a local wine shop, while you discover the flavors of over 15 food samples that characterize Downtown Victoria's culture and history, including tacos infused with mole bitters from La Taquisa, and sweets from the city's most famous bakery. With the chance to get discounts at a variety of hidden stops and the opportunity to visit iconic sites like the Royal Theatre and St. Andrew's Cathedral, this guided tour is perfect for foodies and history buffs alike!
Begin your delicious tour by meeting with your guide at the Visitor Information Centre in Downtown Victoria and enjoy breathtaking views of the buildings that surround and line the Inner Harbour, including the 19th-century Parliament Building, home to British Columbia's Legislative Assembly. Grab your camera to take stunning photos of the harbor and its other iconic surrounding buildings, such as the historic Empress Hotel, one of the city's oldest. Next, follow your guide to dine on delicious chocolate delights at the Bernard Callebaut, including dark chocolate, as well as organic and sustainable milk chocolates. For over three decades, this chocolate shop has served Victoria locals and visitors alike.
Continue this mouthwatering tour with a delicious wine tasting at the Artisan Wine Shop. Here, you'll get to excite your taste buds with British Columbian wine. British Columbia is Canada's largest wine-producing region with British Columbia accounting for 95 percent of British Columbia wine. As you continue your guided walking tour, take postcard-worthy photos of the iconic sites you'll pass, including the 19th-century Royal Theatre and the majestic St. Andrew's Cathedral, a 19th-century Roman Catholic church that features High Victorian Gothic architecture.
Dive into more delectable delights as you follow your guide to hidden local gems like Choux Choux Charcuterie, where you'll get to devour delicious bites like cheeses, house-cured meats, and fresh Banh Mi. Sink your teeth into more mouthwatering appetizers like Yalla's Middle Eastern street food and La Taquisa's mole-infused tacos. You'll also get a chance to stop at SH91 to sip some Asian-inspired tea before heading down the historic Foster Street, where you'll get to visit Victoria's best bakery in town, Crust Bakery. Here, you'll get to indulge in fine chocolates and desserts like dark chocolate, before wrapping up your food-and-wine-infused walking tour and heading back to your port.
From taking in the scenic views of Victoria landmarks to learning about the city's culture as you taste delicious bites at hidden gems, this food, and wine walking excursion offers much to see and do. Book this tasty walking tour today and get ready to sink your teeth into some of Victoria's most delicious bites.
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