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Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours

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Dave's tour is an excellent introduction to Victoria's downtown. Though focused on architecture, he... read more

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Dave was an excellent tour guide! He is very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Even after... read more

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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...more
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812 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

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

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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dave was an excellent tour guide! He is very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Even after our tour was over, we ran into him the the Empress Hotel and he pointed out several features to us. We definitely recommend taking this tour! Our tour...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful recommendation! There are many more hours of interesting material on Victoria than can be covered in a two hour tour, so I always encourage guests to ask questions ... and that can mean the tour runs overtime a bit. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dave was an extremely knowledgable and detailed guide, pointing out and educating us on many of the things that go unnoticed to the common traveler. Our tour was on our last day in Victoria and he mad us feel bad for having to leave--we have...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the very kind words. Yes, folks generally look straight ahead as they walk around, so I see it as my job to ensure the tour guests look left, right, up, and down as well! ... Dave

Reviewed August 17, 2018

Tour guide Dave Mason leads an interesting and informative walk-through of the city's history and architecture. Congenial Dave knows his stuff; he's an architectural technician and house designer. His two-hour tours start at the Visitor Centre. It's easy to find. Look for the Art Deco...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Victoria’s Architecture is remarkably diverse; pick your decade from Victorian times to the present and you will find excellent architectural examples from that period. You might see Italianate, Tudor revival, Gothic revival, classic Beaux Arts, Chateau style, Romanesque, Second Empire, Chicago style, Art Noveau, Art...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

A friend and I joined another couple on a walking tour with Dave of Come See Victoria History & Architecture Walking Tours on Monday. It was a highlight of our almost 36 hours in Victoria and we would highly recommend this activity for those who...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You’re welcome! Downtown Victoria is scenic and historic, and eminently walkable as well. It is compact and flat, so the tour stops are close together. And the leisurely pace of a walking tour permits full presentation of the interesting architectural details of and the stories...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018

The walking tour of Victoria was great !! Our guide was knowledgeable & engaging. He related certain facts back to the participants cultures/locations. He is clearly a passionate Victorian !!

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you, Louise. I always like to ask where guests are visiting from, and it’s surprising how often a connection can be made between Victoria’s history and the guest’s home country, state/province, or even city! ... Dave

Reviewed August 2, 2018

The nine of us had a brief evening in Victoria as the last stop on our 7-day cruise. Touring with Dave was a great way to learn about Victoria, a city I knew next-to-nothing about. The two-hour tour was jam-packed with more than I expected,...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thanks for the kind words! I do enjoy getting the younger ones engaged in the tour as well; little fun challenges perhaps. And, yes, the walk from the cruise ship terminal is a good 20-25 minutes, so the cruise shuttle bus or a taxi can...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Family of 4 with adult children, we only had one 1 day in Victoria and Dave helped us make the most of it. We booked a private tour at a time that worked perfectly for our schedule. Dave even met us at the dock. We...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thanks, Elaine! Your family had limited time to get to know Victoria, so I’m delighted that we could arrange this private tour to meet your seaplane arrival and cater to your specific interests as we walked the city. We got to include the glorious old...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018

We really enjoyed this overview of Victoria's history and architecture. Dave was incredibly knowledgable about the area. His tour included historic photos of many of the images that let us see how things had changed (or not) over the past century. It was 2 hours...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thank you for the great review! It is always fun to compare the sight in front of you to a comparable image from the past. And, yes, sometimes it is virtually identical and sometimes it is completely different. Cheers! ... Dave

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great intro to Victoria. David is very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend! 2 hours well spent. enjoy

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Thank you! (Mr.) Dave

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This company doesnt seem to have a website, but the walkers met at the Visitors Centre in Victoria. THis is where we got the information about the tour the day before.
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