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  • Address: 721 Government Street, Victoria BC V8W 1W5, Canada
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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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 hotels in the country. Over the last 100 years, all manner of famous people have stayed here, including Edward Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth and Shirley Temple.

Taking afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel is an experience not to be missed, complete with Edwardian style service, clotted cream, scones and pots of tea. Bookings are essential.

The style is more subcontinental colonial in the Bengal Lounge restaurant, where the menu features a curry buffet.

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The Fairmont Empress Hotel has a grandstand location on Government Street smack bang in the city center, with front-seat views of the inner harbor.

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Victoria Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour, Victoria, null
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Victoria Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

See the very best of Victoria while in port on this comprehensive tour of the city. This 2.5-hour shore excursion is a great way to get to know the charming ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.22
2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, Ports of Call Tours
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2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria

This 2-hour tour is perfect for those visitors on a tight schedule. Visit some of Victoria's top attractions - including Fisherman's Wharf house boat ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.13

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