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Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria

700 Government St | Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B3, Canada
+1 250-385-6553
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Great way to see the sights and orient yourself to Victoria

We had just gotten off the ferry and walked straight over towards the Empress where we saw the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bobbi H
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Encinitas, California
Evening Victoria Tour

A group of 20 of us took this evening tour to get an idea of what to see in Victoria as most had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gloria W
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London, Canada
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Sightseeing Victoria Gray Line Tours, operated by The Wilson’s Group, allow visitors to explore Victoria BC aboard an Open Top Double Decker bus! Whether you choose a Hop-On Hop-Off tour, day, night or a City Sightseeing tour, you are assured a memorable experience. Sightseeing Victoria tours are designed to give visitors complete flexibility to explore the many points of interest Victoria has to offer at their own pace. With over 15 stops, the tour provides the best of Victoria. For over 100 years, Gray Line’s world-famous Blue Diamond logo has been synonymous with sightseeing and local experiences. In addition to the exclusive Reasons to Go , our comfortable transport, and experienced guides always make for a personal, informative, and entertaining adventure.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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700 Government St | Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had just gotten off the ferry and walked straight over towards the Empress where we saw the Grayline Tour. This is a great way to not only see many things but also help to orient yourself to this beautiful busy city. Tour guide/driver was...More

Thank Bobbi H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 20 of us took this evening tour to get an idea of what to see in Victoria as most had not been to Victoria. The tour lasts about 65 minutes and does a great job of showing you the highlights of Victoria....More

Thank Gloria W
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GrayLineVic, Manager at Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you had a great time and that it was a smooth process for your group. Thanks for the lovely review and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After doing a number of HOHO tours of places in England we decided that the tour in Victoria would be a good way to get an overview of the city. Fortunately we had a warm sunny day that made the top deck of the bus...More

Thank Robert D
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GrayLineVic, Manager at Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Robert, Thank you for your review. We try and adjust our bus schedule based on previous years, that being said this year has been a bit more surprising. We have been getting more people than normal and we are adjusting accordingly. We have added...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was raining but we wanted to take a tour of the city. Purchased our ticket and was directed to run to a certain stop if we wanted on immediately. No problem. A couple of blocks over and we were getting on board. A full...More

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Katie L, Director of Sales at Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing the experience you had with Grayline Victoria Tours with others here on Trip Advisor. The fact that you highlighted how hassle-free and convenient our tours are means a lot to us! We are glad you had great time in...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

If you want to get an overview of Victoria, this is the best thing to do. Cost was $40 Canadian and well worth it. If you don’t hop off, it’s about a ninety (90) minute tour. I saw parts of Victoria that I didn’t know...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to see Victoria and learn something about the area. If you want to get off at certain stops and experience each local in depth you can. It was a great day to get some sun on the upper deck and...More

Thank Astrid1511
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

I booked our tickets online which was a very simple and quick process. We found the pickup location very easily in front of the Empress Hotel. The whole process of exchanging our vouchers for tickets was quick and the attendant was incredibly nice. The tour...More

Thank Alayna P
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We did a tour of the city, the guide Carlos was excellent, took in the city, Stanley Park where we had two stops, gas town and finally a visit to the look out which gives excellent views over Vancouver. Well worth the money.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

As part of the local "Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown" program, a ticket purchased from them was good for either discounts or free samples of a number of local attractions, tours and restaurants. Among them, shown as on offer BOTH weekends, was a...More

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chelsea s, Manager at Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Hello Jjapolinario, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, I am deeply sorry that your experience was not up to our standard of excellent customer service. Unfortunately, there were a number of errors in the Hop On setup this season...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

I love walking when I explore strange cities but taking this bus widened that scope. We saw more of Victoria. Best of of all I love the flexibility of hop on-hop off. We got on at Empress Hotel, got off at Craigdarroch Castle, toured the...More

1  Thank Guinnivere W
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GrayLineVictoriaBC, Office Manager at Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Hello Guinnivere, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our service. We are extremely glad that your experience was up to your expectations. For your next tour, we would like to offer you two 50% off coupons for a day of...More

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Jnw2cbw
June 28, 2018|
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Response from GrayLineVic | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, you can purchase tickets at our Kiosk outside in front of the Fairmont Empress at 721 Government Street. The cost is the same online and at our Kiosk.
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Sassysings
October 22, 2017|
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Response from scubamex | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about Gray Line going, but I think CVS tours does; but check their web site to make sure. We took CVS to Butchart this summer.
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Ann H
September 9, 2017|
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Sorry I don't know
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