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Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours

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Phenomenal tour

We really enjoyed this overview of Victoria's history and architecture. Dave was incredibly... read more

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Elizabeth R
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Great intro to Victoria. David is very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend! 2 hours well... 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 yesterday

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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 days ago

Thank you! (Mr.) Dave

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Historic Pub Tour which was a fabulous combination of history of Victoria with architectural flavour and local craft beer on the side. Our guide, Dave, was really knowledgeable and personable. We thought this tour was extremely good value, super interesting and great...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great recommendation for my Historic Pub Walk! Although it usually runs as a private tour for groups, I will add an open walk to the online schedule if requested. If sufficient numbers (minimum 6 persons) show interest then we go! Victoria...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was almost two hours of walking around the oldest part of downtown Victoria and it was well worth it. Our tour guide although British by birth, had lived in the area for many years and was a wealth of information especially about early life...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Victoria a few days ago and just happened upon this tour. I'm a walking tour guide myself and love to take other's tours when I can. I love learning about the places we visit and this tour did not disappoint! We were...More

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

It is especially rewarding to be acknowledged by one’s peers. Thank you! As for how I became a guide for this historic town and it’s delightful and diverse architecture? I am originally from eastern Canada, but have lived in Victoria on and off since the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour with Dave and were very happy we did. Dave gave us a great overview of the architecture and history of this beautiful city. There were only 4 of us on the tour and it felt like we were casually strolling around...More

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

Thank you for the great review, Kathleen! Sometimes it’s a large group. Sometimes it’s a small group and you effectively get your own private tour! I always welcome questions from the guests, and it can result in some interesting diversions from the core tour. And...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entertaining, lots of insider knowledge and fun trivia. I visited places I would not have thought of going to!

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

Thanks for the kind words! History should never be thought of as dry and tedious, so I’m delighted that you led your review with the word ‘Entertaining’. ... Dave

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our very first visit to Victoria. We opted for a walking tour, as we often do when we visit a city for the first time. This tour offered both history and architecture, and it didn’t disappoint. Dave was knowledgeable, witty, helpful and enthusiastic...More

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

Thank you, Trish. I cannot imagine receiving a finer recommendation than this! Victoria has an extensive and delightful mix of architectural styles going well back into the 1800s. Every building has a story, and collectively they tell the story of the city. So my History...More

Reviewed December 9, 2017

Dave was able to help us pinpoint our interests and then took us on an interesting tour. The day was bright-so was he! Loved stopping in at the bookstore-we probably would have missed that if we hadn't been with Dave. We really appreciated his quick...More

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Dave M, Owner at Come See Victoria, History & Architecture Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thanks for the nice words! We set up a private for you that day, which may cost a bit more (depending on the size of your party) than just joining a regularly scheduled tour, but which I can tailor to suit your schedule and interests....More

Reviewed September 11, 2017

Can't recommend this tour highly enough! Dave Mason, our tour guide, was excellent. His knowledge of Victoria, its history and its architecture was very extensive which made the walk so much more interesting than if I had walked it alone. A tour not to be...More

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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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