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Cowichan Wine Tour with picnic and side tour to Cowichan Bay provided by Island Time Tours Ltd.

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Cowichan Wine Tour with picnic and side tour to Cowichan Bay

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2 adults
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Explore Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley with this small-group tour, limited to 14 people. Travel through scenic landscapes—including through a rainforest and past the Malahat mountain range—to several family-owned wineries. Enjoy tastings of both local wines and hard cider, as well as a farm-to-table lunch, and meet winery owners and winemakers along the way.
You'll start at
Hotel Grand Pacific
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  • 1
    Vancouver Island
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 2
    Goldstream Provincial Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Venturi-Schulze Vineyards
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Cowichan Bay
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Cowichan Bay
  • 6
    Unsworth Vineyards Tasting Room
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, CanadaCircle driveway of the Hotel Grand Pacific. ISLAND TIME TOURS vehicle.
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  • Half-day tour of Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley wine region
  • Visit local wineries and enjoy wine tastings at each, as well as cider and lunch
  • Small-group tour (maximum 14): Ensures a personal experience
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Victoria hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, Canada
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • 3 wineries with tastings
  • Side tour to the pictureseque seaside village of Cowichan Bay, time to explore/shop.
  • Farm to fork picnic lunch included and on Saturday through Fall/ Winter is SOUP/WINE SATURDAY
  • Entry/Admission - Venturi-Schulze Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard
  • Entry/Admission - Unsworth Vineyards Tasting Room
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegan/Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Must be 19 years or older to join tour and taste wine
  • Groups of 14 or less
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service dogs only with proof of License and must be in uniform and working
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Debra K wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
We had a great time with Pamela touring the Vancouver Island wine country. She not only knows her wine, but she knows the winemakers and the history too. She's a local who is passionate about her island. If I could give this tour ten stars, I would. Enjoy!
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Psychadelica19 wrote a review Dec 2019
Tacoma, Washington16 contributions6 helpful votes
My friend and I booked this excursion last minute on the clipper. Best decision ever! Colleen was our guide, and it was on it obvious from the beginning the passion she had for the island and the products it produces. Started out at the Clipper dock, where she arrived early. I
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Mitch B wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
5 stars isn’t enough for Colleen and her wine tasting tour. She provided everything and kept us moving along so we didn’t miss a thing! From her vast knowledge of the area while we drove to the wineries, to the wineries themselves it was a wonderful day! She thought of
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Date of experience: October 2019
Gina B wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a lovely tour of the vineyards with gorgeous views. Autumn in Highly recommend! The sea lions were an extra bonus! Bay is especially beautiful. Colleen did an exceptional keeping us on track and was very knowledgeable! The wine was great!
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Lissa wrote a review Oct 2019
Calgary, Canada19 contributions1 helpful vote
Worth the money in comparison to other tours and activities in Victoria. Even if you aren’t a huge wine drinker, the views and the stories of the area make it worth the trip.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Theresa B
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Great tour & beautiful place
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Best Butchart tour
My daughter and I took the Butchart Garden shuttle. It was on time, easy and very comfortable. The driver gave us
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Martino R
Totally Worth It! Howard made it Awesome!
I was skeptical about spending the $ to go visit "a garden"... TOTALLY WORTH IT! I spent the extra $ to have a shut
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Save your money
Unlike nearly every other similar service, this greedy, unscrupulous merchant offers NO refunds, even if you make a
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Elizabeth R
My 10 year old & 12 year old kids loved this tour
We booked this trip directly through our hotel concierge and Island Time Tours picked us up directly from our hotel
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Excellent driver, interesting commentary
Picked up (on-time) at the hotel and driven to Butchart Gardens by Island Time Tours. The bus was small, well appoi
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Little overpriced
I love flowers and certainly enjoyed my time there. Seeing that it’s 40 minuets outside of town it’s pricey and in
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Flowers flowers everywhere 🌹🌹
We went to Butchart Gardens on a tour which picked us up from our hotel. The driver told us some interesting facts
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Excellent value, awesome guide!
My wife and I only had about 24 hours in Victoria, and I didn't have much time to prepare, so we relied on our hote
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Bridget S
Awesome Guide
Howard, our guide for Butchart Gardens Tour Shuttle with Island Time Tours, was wonderful! He shared so many tidbi
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Best time at Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens tour was certainly on our list as a priority. In planning our trip to Victoria, I checked man
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Butchart Gardens a definite must and Island Time Tours was an excellent choice of transportation.
The Gardens are beautiful. Island Time Tour Guide HOWARD was great, giving us a very detailed and informative his
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Rick B
Beautiful Gardens
An amazing transformation of an old limestone quarry into 53 acres of beautiful well maintained gardens. A must see
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Les M
As a manly man, I have never recommended a botanical garden...until now.
From the converted quarry, to the fountains, Japanese Garden to the hole in the hedge at the far end that looks ont
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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