Victoria ATTRACTIONS See all

Fairmont Empress Hotel

The grand lady of Victoria, the Fairmont Empress Hotel was built in over-the-top French chateau style by the Canadian Pacific Railway company, opening in 1908. Victoria’s first hotel is still the grandest, and one of the most highly awarded ... 

Click here for more details

Viewing All 4 Reviews Add your review

Certified reviews by travelers like you.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2012

4 stars because of the site set up--site doesn't make it very clear whether p/u from the hotel is an option or not (I've sent an email and then later made a call to the company trying to clarify, but it did not help either). Anyway, the website allows you to put the name of your hotel in for the p/u when in fact you have to wait for the bus in front of the Empress. Other than that everything was fine. We took the tour twice, once for the tour itself and the other time we've used hop-off/hop-on option. The best guide was Adrian, he loves his city and we just loved his sense of humor!

Doing what: Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2012

Delightful tour. It gave us a view of inside Victoria beyond the Empress Hotel, its different sorts of residents and the neighborhoods where they live. Well worth the time.

Doing what: Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

Anonymous

Anonymous

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2009

Great idea to see Victoria on a tour before going on our own to shop. Only problem was that our pickup wasn't at the Empress Hotel as we were instructed, and getting to the location was a problem with a walking disability.

Doing what: Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2012

The bus was late but the tour coordinator in front of the Empress Hotel did not inform the crowd that was waiting and wondering what was going on. The tour was called Sunset Tour for a reason - after the first 20 minutes, you can barely see anything that the driver was pointing out. VC is clean and beautiful but next time, I'll probably make different arrangements.

Doing what: Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message