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60-Minute The Royal Carriage Tour

Victoria, Canada

From $169.42 per group (up to 6)

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to vintage Victoria with a 1-hour tour through the city’s most splendid neighborhoods aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Beginning at the illustrious Empress hotel, admire sailing ships in the Inner Harbor and trot through the leafy gardens and lawns of Beacon Hill Park. Pass stately Victorian mansions and other local landmarks like the Trans-Canada Highway Mile 0 marker, and take in fantastic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca during the stylish ride. 
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride through central Victoria
  • Pass through serene Beacon Hill Park and the Dallas Road waterfront
  • 1-hour ride begins at the majestic Empress hotel
  • See local landmarks like Mile 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Admire views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • Learn about local history from a friendly uniformed driver and guide
  • Romantic experience, great for couples
Horse-drawn Carriage ride
Professional uniformed staff
Local taxes
Gratuity (optional)
Food and drink

Departure Point

Tours depart from the Carriage Stand, under the green umbrella, located at the corner of Belleville and Menzies Streets

Departure Time

May to September - daily between 9:00am and 11:00pm

October to December - daily between 11:00am and 8:00pm
January to February - between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays only

Return Details

Returns to the original point of departure
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible. As long as you are able to get out of your wheelchair, the tour operator will look after it while you are on the tour
  • OPERATED BY Victoria Carriage Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during 60-Minute The Royal Carriage Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Absolutely a fun way to see the inner harbor area and discover the Victorian homes of James Bay" See review
  • "We were only there for a couple of hours, so this hour tour was perfect." See review


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Tour with Tommy ( the horse)
, Dec 2019
Emma ( driver) was definitely a plus- very informative & charming without being stuffy or a “ canned” presentation. Absolutely a fun way to see the inner harbor area & discover the Victorian homes of James Bay
Enjoyable, Informative, Quick Excursion
, Aug 2019
Elsie the horse was so sweet. She and her driver took us along an informational late night tour of Victoria. It’s a quaint, fun, and clean city. We were only there for a couple of hours, so this hour tour was perfect. We would definitely do it again. Elsie was even so kind as to return us to our cruise ship.
Our tour did not go as planned...
Nina E
, Jul 2017
Our tour did not go as planned... helpful hints: If you do have access to a telephone i.e cruise ship passengersand cannot reconfirm do not book. Just walk up to the provider and book it yourself right there and have just as much chance of going. It is a 45 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal. It's not strenuous and is beautiful but part of your walk will be on your tour. Do not go to Beacon hill in the dark. They do not have lights and you cannot see how beautiful it is. We were not taken deep into the park as advertised so I don't know much more than the main road but we didn't see much.
The carriage ride was lovely. We had...
Nancy H
, Jun 2017
The carriage ride was lovely. We had a young driver who filled us in on alot of local history. We thoroghly enjoyed the ride.
The view was amazing! The tour guide...
John R
, Jun 2017
The view was amazing! The tour guide was knowledgeable. It was worth the extra money to see Beacon Hill Park. The old houses were beautiful, too.
This tour was amazing. Driver was...
Randy M
, Jun 2017
This tour was amazing. Driver was very knowledgeable about the history within Victoria. Excellent tour!! We went through Beacon Hill Park and down Dallas Road. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Victoria.
We enjoyed our trip to Victoria. We...
Anna S
, Aug 2016
We enjoyed our trip to Victoria. We had my 88 year old mother in law with us and she really had a good time. The carriage ride was wonderful. We were fortunate to have a young lady give us the tour. She had good energy and was very knowledgeable.
Fantastic tour. Mykala our guide...
, Jul 2016
Fantastic tour. Mykala our guide was very informative and Molly the horse was amazing. We did an hour tour and would highly recommend it. Booked through Viator before leaving Australia.
Very relaxed and enjoyable...
Robert M
, Jun 2016
Very relaxed and enjoyable. Knowledgeable carriage driver. A little short in time.
Visited Butchart Gardens before...
, May 2016
Visited Butchart Gardens before taking part in Royal Carriage Tour. Visited Parliament Building and Fairmont Empress Hotel. Ate lunch at wharf across the street from Parliament Building.

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