Archie our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the surrounding sights. Didn't know where the castle was located or what really to expect. From where the bus had to park to the castle was a bit of an uphill travel. The castle itself is a series of 2 flights of steps to reach each of the floors, and down stairs to the kitchen, out to the back of the castle, then down another flight to ground level going back around to the front and once again, this time, downhill to the bus. Tolmie Park offered a beautiful vista view of the area including looking out to the harbor. Due to the mainland fires the sight was a bit hazed over though. Again, Archie, shared a wealth of insight into the surrounding communities and shoreline areas we traveled. All-in-all the tour was well worth it.
From Winnipeg, came in for Victoria marathon for the second time. Last minute decision to book this bus tour on line, v glad to do that. It turned out to be a pleasant and memorable tour. Our driver Bruce is v knowledgeable with local history, landmarks and gave our group a quick city tour. Craigdarroch castle is very impressive structure along with its past history. The coach is v modern, comfortable and clean. Any out of town visitors should take this tour.
This was a wonderful tour with an informative guide and many interesting sites to see. The tour company makes it very easy to pick up the bus in front of the Empress hotel, and they are very organized.
This tour was totally amazing. Our driver Steve was very knowledgablevabout the history within Victoria and we saw and learned far more than we ever expected. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Victoria.