Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours

Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours

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Come See Victoria offers guided walking tours of Victoria, BC. Our History and Architecture walk traces the evolution of the city through the eyes of its architecture. Victoria has a wealth of surviving 19th century buildings ... and every building has a story! On our Victorian Characters walk you will get to know the larger-than-life personalities of Victorian Victoria. You will hear their stories and sagas, and appreciate their lasting legacy to the city, province, and country. We also offer a Historic Pub Walk, where you will tour vibrant pubs in some of the grandest heritage buildings in the city. We provide customized private walking tours to groups of all sizes.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Me and my friend signed up for the tour as a fun way to learn a bit about the city, and we were not disappointed. Dave was really interesting and pointed out things we wouldnt of noticed on our own. The tour was supposed to only take 2 hours, however it ended up taking closer to two hours. It was all worth it though, just make sure to budget some extra time when booking the tour. I highly reccomend taking this tour, you get wonderful value out of it.
Written August 22, 2019
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VeraJM
Barcelona, Spain16 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Super interesting tour! Dave is an awesome guide. We enjoyed learning about Victoria buildings and history. A perfect plan to undestand this beautiful city and Bristish Columbia.
Written August 19, 2019
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Wanderer261287
Santa Fe, NM10 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I spent a week in Victoria touring the area by bicycle. We decided to take a break from the bikes one day and signed up for the history and architecture walking tour. It was time well spent. Dave is a very knowledgeable and personable guide. He is very well versed in the history of Victoria and it’s buildings. I recommend this tour.
Written August 14, 2019
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Jenni F
35 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
We met Dave at Empress Hotel and he led our group of 9 ranging in ages from 11-55 on an interesting inside look at Victoria. He was very knowledgeable and full of fun facts. WE booked a 2 1/2 hour walking tour and my two boys ages 12 and 15 wished we had gone longer. So did my husband and I! I highly recommend seeking out Dave and his tour!
Written July 17, 2019
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BunnyBobbie
26 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Dave was well organized, with historical photos of many sites provided so we could get perspective of the changes. Really enjoyable tour and appropriately paced and informative.
Written June 18, 2019
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Traveler of the Galaxy
Columbus, Ohio USA324 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Dave is a knowledgable, articulate and all round pleasant guide. History & Architecture tour is about 2 hours long and is well paced. We saw and heard about lots of interesting buildings. Highly recommended!
Written May 22, 2019
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Thank you for the great recommendation. With all the surviving Victorian-era buildings in downtown Victoria - and every building in has bit to tell of the city’s past - I have found that history and architecture form very natural combination. I’m glad you mentioned ‘pace’. Being very flat and compact, Victoria’s downtown holds another interesting building and intriguing story right next door, or just around the corner, and this means my tours can be well-paced without having to spend a lot of time walking between locations. My 2-hour History & Architecture Walk typically entails about 25 stops and 2 kilometres (1.5 miles). Thanks again! ... Dave
Written May 29, 2019
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Curious630905
Victoria, Canada4 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Had the recent pleasure of participating in Dave’s fascinating History and Archetecture walking tour. His extensive knowledge combined with his obvious joy of sharing all that Victoria has to offer with others made for a very well spent two hours. The tour was well paced and very informative. If you are considering a walking tour this is the one. You won’t be disappointed.
Written January 7, 2019
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Great recommendation, thank you! I like the word ‘joy’. I am retired, so I conduct these tours because I very much enjoy doing them. Victoria is a delightful, historic, and architecturally rich city ... and we can all have fun critiquing architecture. As a guest on my tours you can always embrace the old line “I may not know architecture but I know what I like”! ... Dave
Written May 29, 2019
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Toby S
15 contributions
Jul. 2018
Booked a walking tour and really enjoyed it. First time in many years so helped me get my bearings.
The guide was knowledgeable making the experience fun.
Written December 17, 2018
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Resort764280
3 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
This customized, private walking tour made our first visit to Victoria truly memorable. Dave has a tremendous sense of history and a deep understanding of how Victoria came to be and what makes it such a great place to visit. We spent two hours wandering downtown, seeing key features, learning the history, and getting great shopping and eating tips to boot. For a great time, book Dave!
Written October 22, 2018
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Thanks for your excellent recommendation! A private walking tour is a great way to get to know this very special and walkable city. I will set up an itinerary to suit your schedule and interests. It often can be arranged on short notice ... and at a reasonable cost too. Thanks again! ... Dave
Written November 11, 2018
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Heidi B
Wisconsin67 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Dave's tour is an excellent introduction to Victoria's downtown. Though focused on architecture, he supplies the history that goes with it. The tour covers a fair amount of ground and I wish I had made notes on a map as we went along so I could know more easily where to go back to later.
Written September 9, 2018
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Thank you for the high recommendation! As one of the original west coast cities Victoria has an impressive number of surviving buildings, so its architecture and its history make a natural combination for a walking tour. The tour will give you a good foundation on what the city is all about, and hopefully help you decide where to spend the rest of your time in Victoria. Thanks again! ... Dave
Written September 19, 2018
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