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75-Minute Grand Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your majestic horse and professional, informative and entertaining carriage driver/tour guide await you at the corner of Belleville Street and Menzies Street, next to Victoria's beautiful inner harbour and magnificent Legislative Buildings.  Upon arrival you will be escorted to your carriage where we'd be happy to take photos before you embark upon your journey.

    The Grand tour will pass some of Victoria's most famous landmarks, including the British Columbia Legislature, the totem poles of Thunderbird Park, St Ann's Academy (a magnificent 1871 Catholic school), and many historical buildings such as the home of renowned poet, activist, painter and author, Emily Carr.  Relax and enjoy the serenity of the beautiful 155-acre Beacon Hill Park with its stunning floral gardens, elegant fountains and natural landscapes. 

    Upon exiting the park, your senses will be invigorated as you travel to the Salish Sea waterfront where you will enjoy sweeping panoramic views, including the snow-capped Olympic Mountain range in Washington State, USA.  Your tour returns through Victoria's charming residential neighborhood of James Bay, allowing you to experience a glimpse into local life.

    This private tour will be personalized for you, with the right mix of historical information, local folklore and simple relaxation as you sit back and enjoy the clip-clop of your horse's hooves.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Victoria, Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
    1h 15m
    • Local taxes
    • Professional, uniformed guide
    • Warm faux-fur blankets for cooler evenings
    • Collapsible roof to maximize comfort in all weather
    • Evening tours will be lit with the soft glow of carriage lanterns
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Tour is priced per carriage
    • Carriages seat a maximum of 6 people
    • All tours are subject to weather. In the event of inclement weather (ice, snow, high winds), your local tour operator will try to contact you via the information provided, else please call to confirm your reservation.
    • Wheelchair accessible: person must be able to transfer themselves into the carriage
    • Dog friendly (we love them, but please keep them off the seats)
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The horse carriage showed up at the meeting point late. The upholstery was really worn out and a bit tattered looking. The horse was uncooperative so the ride was at a walk almost the entire time. I felt really bad for the driver who was very nice and friendly. We would opt to
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    Victoria was the last destination on my 14-day Alaskan cruise. I had never been to Victoria and I have never been on a horse-drawn carriage. I decided to make reservations before our cruise set sail. I communicated with the company via email and they responded quickly,
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    Rode Thru the park nice ride . We rode with a view of the sea and Thru park and the town . My husband and I went there for our 25 anniversary
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

    By: Tally-Ho Carriage Tours
    249 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Victoria, Canada
    Wet, but relaxing
    My partner and I visited on a very rainy and chilly day, but everything went swimmingly! Our guide was cheery,
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    Magical ride
    We treated our 4-year old grandson to a carriage ride, and he loved it. We enjoyed the experience as much as he
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    Kevin Z
    A wonderful Christmas Eve ride
    Our carriage driver was excellent with her local knowledge and her horse skills. The route was lovely. The entire
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    Susan L
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Great, personalized tour!
    We met up with the owner of the company where our cruise ship docked. He took us to meet up with an available
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    Sunshine M
    Castro Valley, California
    Giddy Up
    Saw this place and had to try it! This was a nice adventure to learn about the neighborhood, a little history and
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    It was great!
    Highly recommend it! Our driver was great! Our horse, Sarge, was great! And the scenery was awesome. Thanks so
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    Clive R
    Penrith, United Kingdom
    The streets of old Victoria
    An excellent way to see some of the back streets of old Victoria. After the more hectic city it provide\ a quiet
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    The horse carriage showed up at the meeting point late. The upholstery was really worn out and a bit tattered
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    Carriage Ride
    We took a 30 minute carriage ride as a way to celebrate our 20 wedding anniversary. It was wonderful experience
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    Port Macquarie, Australia
    Twilight Tour
    What a wonderful way to see the city to the clip clip of horse hooves, thank you to our Driver Wendy and our horse
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    Victoria was the last destination on my 14-day Alaskan cruise. I had never been to Victoria and I have never been
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    Nice ride
    Rode Thru the park nice ride . We rode with a view of the sea and Thru park and the town . My husband and I went
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    Catherine M
    Cork, Ireland
    Trip in victoria
    We had a good tour with a helpful informed driver, taken at a good pace. Kids liked it, all happy. Would recommend
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    Personable, informative and enjoyable
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the 45-minute tour as we through Beacon Hill Park and by the James Bay heritage
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    Whitehorse, Canada
    Fun for the kids!
    The kids really enjoyed it. We only did the short and sweet 20 minute tour which I think was enough for them.
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