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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

By A Taste of Victoria Food Tours
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Eat and drink your way through historic Victoria on a gourmet walking tour that explores the city’s key sites. From Victoria Public Market to the Parliament Buildings, make stops to sample craft beer, chocolate, cheese, tea, and other local treats. It’s a delicious way to combine sightseeing with Victoria’s most delicious flavors, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Included tastings feature the city’s most beloved foods
  • Learn about Victoria history, culture, and cuisine
  • Group size is limited to 12 for personalized service
  • Convenient departure point close to public transit and parking
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Centre, 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.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45346P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Fan Tan Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Market Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Government Street
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Trounce Alley
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Bastion Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Centre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Centre
    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.
    See address & details
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About the operator
A Taste of Victoria Food Tours
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#1 of 149 Tours & Activities in Victoria
  • sbstrohmeyer
    sbstrohmeyer
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    Super fun and so tasty!
    We decided to do something different on our trip and we opted for a few different tours. This was by far our favorite. What better way to experience the city than by eating and drinking around town with a local? Everything we sampled was delicious, and many of the places were ones I probably would have walked past without a second thought. Absolutely worth spending an afternoon doing this, and I will probably do it again on my next visit.
  • sfcaluv2travel
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    Excellent Delicious Interesting totally worth while.
    We really enjoyed our 2 hours with Andy. He covered some excellent food stops (meatballs, ensaymadas, Matcha, savory southern biscuits, queens chocolate and more). He also made the tour very interesting and fun with historical fun facts and anecdotes. All in all this was a 5 star tour that I highly recommend.
  • wallssonia9
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    Historic food tour
    Can definitely recommend this tour. Andy was so passionate about the places we visited on the tour. This added a personal touch which was lovely. The numbers were small and this allowed for a more intimate setting. Thoroughly enjoyed everything that we saw and ate! Thank you Andy!
  • jengoot
    jengoot
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    Great experience
    Fantastic experience! Andy was awesome… so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. There’s nothing like local knowledge and because Andy lives in the area we walked around he was able to immerse us in his day to day experience. The food he chose for us was amazing .. so much so that we returned to the French patisserie and the owner remembered us! Great value for money !
  • Relax32345419367
    Relax32345419367
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    Don’t delay - book this tour.
    An absolutely brilliant tour. Great diverse tastings, interspersed with local knowledge and historical facts, Even though we are vegetarians, that wasn’t a problem for Andy, who is a delightful young man passionate about his local area.
  • justinrux
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    Amazing food tour!
    Andy was absolutely amazing! He had us eating the best food around the whole city! I will definitely be doing this again when we come back next year!
  • leighann629
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    Excellent and informative food tour
    Andy is a great host. He takes you to hidden gems throughout Victoria. He is very knowledgeable and each tasting was delicious. A very fun two hours.
  • lucy7774
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    A taste of Victoria food tour
    This was the best thing we could have done on the first day of our visit. Andy is ver friendly & informative. The stops he picked were excellent. We enjoyed the 2 hours immensly
  • Donna Z
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    Andy is a great tour guide
    Awesome tour. Andy knows it all and the places he took us were awesome. Highly recommend. Andy is very professional
  • 715cd44
    715cd44
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    Excellent Food Tour
    Would highly recommend. The tastings were awesome and the guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The small tour size of twelve was just the right amount to be able to hear the stories and get around.
  • Sveta P
    Sveta P
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    Excellent experience
    Thanks Andy for showing all these places! You're able to show new things even to people from Victoria! Great job!b
  • Lamb54
    Lamb54
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    Great excursion
    Andy was fun & funny & extremely knowledgeable. Made an enjoyable cohesive group experience of different foods in out-of-the-way spots. Highly recommend (even if your not a ‘foodie’)
  • ijmitch2023
    ijmitch2023
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    Fun and Tasty Tour
    Andy took us for a wonderful little walk around Victoria, introducing us to 6 of his favourite spots to eat. Local people, local products, and local stories. We really enjoyed this and plan to go again.
  • Gary16201973
    Gary16201973
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    Awesome
    Awesome tour he is very knowledgeable about the district and even had a couple of good jokes. Highly recommend this tour
  • howieweston
    howieweston
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    Great tour
    We were very impressed with the knowledge information that Andy shared. We definitely learned things about Victoria we would of never learned. Well worth the money and time.
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Susan N
Abbotsford, Canada200 contributions
Jul. 2020
We had a great time with Andy as he led us through 8 different locations in Chinatown and the inner harbour of Victoria. We found him to be informative and easy going, often adding interesting and funny stories to add more colour to the tour. His food and restaurant selection was diverse and I found him to be very respectful to each of the owners. If you have a couple of hours...spend it with Andy.
Written July 19, 2020
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Hello Susan, Thank you for the kind review and 5-star rating. I had a nice time touring with you folks and I am glad I was able to enlighten your visit to Victoria with some fun stories and good local food. Thank you for the recommendation! All the best, Andy
Written July 25, 2020
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bronzedglow
vancouver3 contributions
Andy, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. As a resident in the area, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing Victoria, a city that he clearly loves, through his eyes. It was great meeting some of the local chefs and owners who are so proud to share their love of food with us. The tour takes exactly 2-hours as advertised and is well worth the money. You learn about the history of Victoria while sampling some great food - come hungry. Lots of rest stops along the way. Thank you Andy!
Written March 23, 2022
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour so much and felt like it was good value. As a local, I am glad that you got a new view on your own city. I look forward ti crossing paths again in the future. All the best, Andy
Written March 23, 2022
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travelwithsal
Victoria, Canada35 contributions

This tour is so much more than just a food walking tour. We not only tasted delicious food and drinks, we also received a wealth of history and knowledge from Andy. We walked all over different parts of Victoria seeing so much more than we would have seen ourselves or with any other tour guide in my opinion. Andy has so much passion for what he does and is very humourous and charismatic as well. You will love being in his company! If you do only one tour, I would pick this one in a heartbeat.
Written February 29, 2020
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and kind words of feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and appreciated seeing parts of the city you would not have otherwise seen. Thank you for the recommendation and I hope the rest of your visit to Victoria went well. All the best, Andy
Written March 4, 2020
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Sunwanabe007
Delta, Canada36 contributions
The tour was outstanding. Andy was a great guide providing narrative on each stop and surrounding area. The selection of tastes was diverse and very yummy. Unless we went on this tour we may of never of found out about the many hidden gems to eat and drink. La Roux Patisserie dessert was incredible. Wish we had another day or so to go back to this area.
A definite must if you have a couple of hours in Victoria.
Written August 23, 2020
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and it prompted you to want to stay for another day! I agree, La Roux is special place for sure. I hope you travelled home safely and I look forward to another visit to Victoria again in the future. All the best, Andy
Written August 24, 2020
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WaynesWorld79
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
Loved the tour, food & guide. Andy is very personable, knowledgeable, and his history background really brought the area to life. We recommend you take the tour early on during your time in Victoria so you have time to revisit some of the places you were introduced to. Thanks Andy.
Written August 9, 2020
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I agree that taking the tour early in your visit is a great way to get an orientation for the city and get a feel for the food scene. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the best, Andy
Written August 12, 2020
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mlb1995
Langley, Canada4 contributions
Feb. 2020
Andy did a fantastic job hosting our foodie tour. He led the perfect tour full of lovely local food tasting mixed with a perfect blend of interesting Victoria history. Learned so much and left feeling totally satisfied.
Written March 3, 2020
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MaryGoes
Red Deer, Canada61 contributions
Jan. 2021
My friend and I joined up with Andy for a tour on the 25th of January and it was a very enjoyable tour. Andy gives some history and stories of the city as well as exposing you to a good variety of flavours of Victoria. We highly recommend this tour.
Written January 26, 2021
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello Mary, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and learning some new things about Victoria. Thanks again for the recommendation and I hope the rest of your time in Victoria went well. Sincerely, Andy
Written January 27, 2021
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Tracy H
Sequim, WA12 contributions
This tour with Andy was terrific. It was raining but he made it work by minimizing time spent walking. We got the whole tour in, visited all the places on the itinerary, and had some delicious food and drinks. I’ve been to Victoria several times and this was the most in-depth tour I’ve been on as far as learning about the history of the city. Highly recommend the tour.
Written December 18, 2021
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello Tracy, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much despite the rainy conditions. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed both the food and drink along the tour route. I wish you safe travels back home and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Andy
Written December 19, 2021
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Andrew B
3 contributions
Dec. 2020
I can't pick a favourite part because the entire thing was fantastic!!! I used to be a Victoria local with lots of knowledge of the city, but on Andy's tour I learned some things that I never knew about Victoria! Every single stop we were treated to an incredible culinary experience! Andy would have his vendors organized so that each spot we would visit, you walk right in and sit down.

From a COVID-19 perspective I cannot say enough how well it was handled. Andy practices social distancing for his tours and follows the provincial guidelines and all of his vendors are following provincial guidelines also. I felt VERY safe and in good hands. Andy also has hand sanitizer available if you wish to use it at each stop, and many businesses had their own to use upon entry. Only people who are in your personal bubble are allowed to be on the tour.
Written December 17, 2020
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and kind words. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and appreciated the efforts to operate safely under the COVID-19 Provincial health guidelines. It has been something my vendors and I have worked really hard on in order to provide a safe experience. It was great to reintroduce you to your old city! All the best, Andy
Written December 19, 2020
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Jennifer M
2 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
A tour within the first day of getting to a new city is a fabulous way to experience the culture and food. This tour did not disappoint. Andy was a great guide, very personable and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. The samplers were more like serving, We don’t advise a late breakfast then going for the 11:00 tour you will be stuffed! Going on a Friday was great not as busy walking around the city.
Written August 16, 2021
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Atasteofvictoria
Hello Jennifer, Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I am glad to hear you ether tour so much and I agree that the tour is a great way to get a feel for the city in the beginning of the tour. I hope the rest of your visit went well! Sincerely, Andy
Written August 16, 2021
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