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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour provided by A Taste of Victoria Food Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Tours have been reduced in size to help with distancing.
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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.
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  • 1
    Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Fan Tan Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Market Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Government Street
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Trounce Alley
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Bastion Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Centre
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    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.
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas St #6, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1, Canada
Duration
2h
Return Details
Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Center, 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bjc41 wrote a review Apr. 2021
British Columbia, Canada22 contributions2 helpful votes
We were so fortunate to have beautiful weather and enjoyed every minute of the food tour. Andy really knew his neighbourhood and took us to some really unique places we would have never found otherwise. Be sure to do this tour when you first arrive in Victoria and then you will
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Atasteofvictoria, Owner at Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for the kind words and excellent review. I am glad to hear you guys enjoyed the tour so much and felt you found some unique local vendors. I agree that doing the tour early in a visit is a great way to get oriented for a visit to Victoria. I hope the rest of your stay went well. Sincerely, Andy
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camnash2021 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Saskatoon, Canada1 contribution
Despite the restrictions due to Covid this was still a great experience as we weren't really hindered by the rules put in place. Great tastings along the way with good discussion on the history of Victoria.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Atasteofvictoria, Owner at Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Cam, Thank you for the excellent review and feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. My vendors and I have worked hard to continue to provide an entertaining tour, despite the health restrictions, so I am happy to hear that you felt that this was the case. Following the health guidelines and keeping people safe are of the utmost importance to me, but I also feel like it is important for people to have a couple of hours of fun in the middle of all of this. I appreciate the feedback. Sincerely, Andy
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BarN417 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Hinton, Canada11 contributions
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I don’t normally do tours because I find them slow and boring but this tour had the perfect pace! The food was amazing, meat balls, fish tacos, matcha, French pastries, biscuits and gourmet chocolates. The history was lovely and we covered a lot of downtown Victoria. The guide
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Response from Atasteofvictoria, Owner at Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello! Thank you for the excellent review and positive feedback. I’m so happy to hear that you had such great time on the tour. I’m glad you enjoyed both the food and history, and above all, that the pace was such that you didn’t experience the boredom that came with your past experiences on other tours. I hope the rest of your time went well and thanks for recommending the tour to others. All the best, Andy
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SharleenMoses wrote a review Apr. 2021
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Fun, friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. Went to numerous places we never would have thought to try. Learned alot about the history of Victoria. Did the tour our first day in Victoria so we were able to go back to some of our favorite stops. We commented numerous times
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Atasteofvictoria, Owner at Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Sharlene, Thank you for the excellent review and feedback. I am so happy that you were able to take the tour early in your visit and return to some the vendors. I hope it set you up for the rest of your time in Victoria. Thanks for the recommendation! Sincerely, Andy
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Debbie E wrote a review Apr. 2021
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Don't miss this one. A must do, whether you are a long time resident of Victoria or a tourist. An excellent experience with a knowledgable host. Each stop had a story. The tastings were hand selected by Andy. Thank-you for for a great experience. I will be sure to tell all my
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Atasteofvictoria, Owner at Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for the excellent review and feedback. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with you showing you around my favourite spots in Victoria. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and the stories as much as you did. I hope the rest of your time in Victoria goes well. All the best, Andy
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About the operator

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By: A Taste of Victoria Food Tours
SKprairiemom
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Excellent way to see and taste some of Victoria that you may not otherwise have!
This was a fantastic way to see some of downtown Victoria from someone who lives and loves what he does - Andy live
almostfamous157
almostfamous157
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So Fun!
Andy was amazing! This was such a fun thing to do! We only wished we had done it at the beginning of our trip not t
Susan M
Susan M
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Fun way to see the city.
Andy was great. We enjoyed learning a bit about the city and the food was wonderful. You will be full when your do
marytoronto2019
marytoronto2019
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Absolutely Loved This Tour
If you are in Victoria, I highly recommend this tour. We went on our first day. Starting in the market, then throug
hburdick2020
hburdick2020
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Wonderful
The tour had a wonderful balance of delicious samples of local vendors and interesting historical facts about Victo
870dant
870dant
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Really enjoyed the tour
Andy did a wonderful tour combining local history and food. We learned a lot about the local area and tried severa
Jim G
Jim G
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What a great experience! Well worth the money.
Andy is VERY knowledgeable, personable & kind. We loved everything about this tour & are so glad we did it. It is
allyb834
allyb834
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Amazing Tour
Such a wonderful tour, great, well informed tour guide and amazing food. Would highly recommend this for anyone loo
Maureen H
Maureen H
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An excellent way to spend 2 hours in Victoria
Andy puts on a top-notch food, history, and walking tour of the city. Each stop is well organized, where you can en
Idaho1974
Idaho1974
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Very entertaining tour
It was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours with Andy. He is very personable, with a good sense of humor.
F8657DLjohn
F8657DLjohn
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A must do
Andy was a delightful guide. You could see he enjoyed his job. He was very knowledgeable about the vendors we visi
Cosmopolitan544714
Cosmopolitan544714
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Fun way to see the city
Our 14 year old asked to do the food tour of Victoria and we are so happy we agreed! EXCELLENT way to spend the day
lindsaye201782
lindsaye201782
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Excellent Your!
Our group of four plus a baby had a great time on this tour. All of the samples and stories were great. Highly reco
Vanessa P
Vanessa P
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BEST TOUR EVER
I cannot believe the amount of food, drinks, and knowledge we got for the price of this tour. Andy was the best!
Darcie G
Darcie G
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EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY!
Andy is a fabulous host and the variety of stops on this tour are just perfect! I have been to Victoria many times
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  • Duration: 2h
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