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Big Bus Victoria

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811 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
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Underwhelming is an understatement

The service from this company was appallingly awful and fell very short of a professional outfi... read more

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Solo1959
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Perth, Australia
Best way to see a lot of Victoria in a few hours

We've visited Victoria many times, but this was the first time we've taken the 90 minute bus tour... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Claudia M
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Whether you want to visit major attractions, spend time shopping or visit some of the finest restaurants, Big Bus Victoria is on the route. Our 90 minutes sightseeing tour with on board commentary gives you the best way to see the main attractions of our beautiful city.Tickets are valid for 2 days, so you can hop on - hop off at any stop at your leisure.Butchart Gardens tours also available
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  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“hop on hop” (19 reviews)
“recorded tour” (6 reviews)
“bus driver” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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811 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The service from this company was appallingly awful and fell very short of a professional outfi, but take comfort, there are two hoho bus companies, so shop around. Victoria is a pretty place with spectacular views and lots of history, quaint buildings and some great...More

Thank Solo1959
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We've visited Victoria many times, but this was the first time we've taken the 90 minute bus tour. I can't believe how many neighborhoods and sights we've missed in the past when we limited ourselves to downtown and Butchart Gardens! We chose to ride in...More

Thank Claudia M
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We enjoyed our hop on/off bus experience around this beautiful part of the world. The recorded commentary was informative and well synced with the sights and the additional live commentary was a pleasant addition.....worth doing.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Bus was on time, route was varied and interesting and the driver/tour guide was informative. They're not double deckers so you are just a little above street level.

Thank Taylorhall2015
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Big Bus - Hop On Hop Off Tour is a great way to take a 90 minute tour of the area. Then decide where to get off. Comes around every hour or so. Ticket is good for 24 hours. Driver was knowledgeable and able to...More

1  Thank TWBusiness
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this bus ride, in a smallish wooden trolley bus was pretty hopeless. I wouldn’t go with this company again. We opted to stay on for the entire ride to familiarise ourselves with the city. The driver was friendly but he either drove too quickly...More

Thank Racandtac
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Unfortunatley, I cannot give a true review of this tour, as we never made it onto the bus. We arrived in Victoria (which is a beautiful city) on a cruise, with the intention of riding the Big Bus loop before our whale watch. We arrived...More

Thank sandhaus
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the hop on / hop off tour. Driver Brad was very personable. He did a great job sharing his knowledge and pointing out key attractions. The bus makes 20 stops around Victoria and Oak Bay. The all day pass allows you to get...More

1  Thank AndiRene73
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

A tour with Big Bus begins with a statement that they are Victoria's longest running hop on/off bus company. Well by the non cleanliness of the bus and not running to schedule if they wish to stay in the game I suggest they lift their...More

Thank Yendel G
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This company is cheaper, the bus tour is the same but the comments are really interesting. Our driver made it even better telling us nice little stories about the city. You get a good overview over the city and its neighborhoods. Ask in you hotel...More

1  Thank Klabautermann07
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