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Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours

812 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
+1 778-676-0142
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Fantastic tour

My husband and I went on the History and Architecture Walk on our first day in Victoria. Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joan P
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Beverly Hills, California
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Learn about Victoria from the ground up

First class tour. Personal professional informative and knowledgeable. Answers as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
philiary
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San Francisco, California
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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.
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812 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the History and Architecture Walk on our first day in Victoria. Wonderful way to get to know the city. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. We especially liked the old pictures he showed us--the city in its early days,...More

Thank Joan P
Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Joan, for the strong recommendation! My selection of old time photos shows the 'then' side of Victoria's history and architecture, designed to complement the 'now' you see as we walk around, and hopefully providing a visual perspective into the city's past. Dave

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class tour. Personal professional informative and knowledgeable. Answers as well as encourages questions. Highly recommended to better appreciate Victoria

Thank philiary
Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! The descriptors you used are exactly what I'm trying to achieve with my tours. And one simply cannot covers everything about Victoria in a 2-hour tour, so I always welcome questions from guests. Dave

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a blistering hot day (30C) and yet the tour was so interesting that we were able to ignore the heat. The combination of History & Architecture was fascinating. Dave was so knowledgeable and his tour was well organized. We learned a lot about...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. I do try to route each tour based on the weather and the group demographic, finding stops that are shady, or sunny, or under cover, or have benches available, as appropriate. And, yes, I often will set up a...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Dave Mason led us on a spectacular walking tour in Victoria. He was so knowledgeable about the architecture and history of each of the buildings on the tour. He shared great stories about the people and culture of different time periods. We were invited into...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for the very positive review. The wealth of surviving Victorian-era architecture, both exteriors and interiors, enable the story of this delightful city to be told with impressive visual references. And I could not have asked for a better review! Thanks again. Dave

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Dave Masson certainly lived up to his excellent TripAdvisor ratings. We were a family of five (3 generations) and his well thought out walking tour of Victoria appealed to all age groups. It's an interesting mix of history, architecture and colorful stories that bring the...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your great comments. I try to organize and present my tours to inform and entertain all age groups. Family groups also enjoy reduced rates on my scheduled walks. Thanks again. Dave

Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were blessed with a beautiful day in Victoria when we were booked on Dave's walking tour. The meeting point was at the Tourist Information Centre right on the harbour. We had a group of six people. He did have a speaker to use when...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

You're welcome, and thanks for the very kind words. You describe some of the diversity that tells the story of Victoria - historic architecture, Old Town streets and squares, quirky alleys, and some glorious original interiors as well, all knitted together with an informative (and...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016

We spent the afternoon exploring Victoria. The soft rain didn't stop us from this great tour. Victoria has much history and David made it so interesting. He is a funny guy so he had us laughing most of the afternoon. I would highly recommend this...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. History and architecture need not be dry topics at all, and I do enjoy adding some fun to the tour. And a bit of rain is never a problem, as there are lots of interior stops we can include...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

This tour is a fun way to explore the city and learn a lot about Victoria. Would recommend doing this, if you have a couple of hours to kill.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We enjoyed the excellent 2.5 hour walking tour of the highlights of early Victoria. Dave's excellent knowledge of the history, architecture, culture and economic development of the city was presented in an interesting and easily understood commentary. Dave's recitation of the poem, The Cremation of...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thanks for the great review ... and for mentioning the Bard of the Yukon! His early connection with a bank in Victoria started him on his road to fame and fortune and, on demand, I have been known to include some recitations of his poems...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

I highly recommend this tour. Dave is extremely knowledgeable and personable, injecting some humor into his narrative. His many historical stories about people, architecture and former use of buildings helped me understand what Victoria was like years ago. This is NOT a boring lecture. The...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thanks for your review, I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour. I'm glad you also mentioned 'reasonably priced'. Visitors have many options to tour Victoria, including many wheeled or boat options, but a walking tour provides the ultimate in value for the dollar. We can take...More

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Hi Sonia. For sure, I am available this coming Saturday, April 8th. Tell me more about what you would be looking for and we will set it up. Regards, Dave
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