Este recorrido de 2 horas comienza en el Mercado público de Victoria e incluye paradas en las Puertas del interés armónico, Fan Tan Alley, Market Square, Bastion Square, Trounce Alley, Government St., la calzada del puerto interior y los edificios del Parlamento. En función del día, se realizan entre 6 y 8 catas de vino a lo largo de la ruta en la que le explicaremos la historia y curiosidades de la hermosa Victoria, B.C. Las catas incluyen un pan, aceite de oliva, queso, tapas, mariscos, té, chocolate, cerveza artesanal, y mucho más.
This was a great tour that featured the diversity of the food culture in the center of Victoria. Visiting multiple eateries and getting the background on the emergence of the center city/Chinatown area as a foodie heaven.
We enjoyed "Taste of Victoria" It moved right along but we had no trouble keeping. It was also easy to hear our guide, Andy. The food selections were eclectic and delicious. Visited several places we had never seen before.
The tour was well done. It met my expectations based on the description of the tour details. The guide was very engaging. My only concern was that the 6' plus tall people should have considered the shorter people in the group and staged themselves in the back.
Andy our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. The tour of the city was beautiful and the food was so tasty. In fact, we went back and ate in one of those places. I highly
recommend you to book this tour, you will not regret it. Thank you Andy for a great tour.
The positives are that the guide was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgable about the city and gave us many interesting insights and we enjoyed the stop at the pub for a six ounce beer sample and the meatball from the Victoria Marketplace. Unfortunately though, what was advertised as a food tour that would provide enough samplings to equal a meal, did not. To make matters worse, and what still has me perplexed, what seemed like nearly half of our food tour stops were to places that provided free samples to all customers.
Our family has been on many food tours in the past, with the best being a food tour of London, and unfortunately, this one fell way short. On previous tours, you received a full sampling at each of the highlighted stops for example, in London when we stopped at the city's most notable bagel shop, each tour guest received a full bagel to try, not a crumb on a tray that was being handed out to every person that walked in the store.
With this Victoria tour, the biggest letdown for me was the final stop of this tour, at a chocolate shop that sends vanilla creams to the Queen and we were given the hype of these chocolates on the walk to the shop but once inside, we were greeted by a worker with a tray with tiny bite samples of some sort of raspberry chocolate on it that she was handing to anyone that walked into the store. After a frantic grab of many other people, in addition to the eight of us on our tour, our tour guide said okay, let's go. We walked out and I said to my family, is he kidding...was that the sampling at this shop? Seriously, it would have been extremely appropriate for each of us in our group to have been given a piece of the vanilla cremes that are famous in this city to try. So add this chocolate sampling with the others that even included free oil samples from a lovely oil shop to anyone that walked in, and you can start to see my disappoint.
Needless to say, when this tour was over, we had to make a stop to supplement our still hungry older teenage sons! But to end on a positive, I want to reiterate, that the tour guide was very friendly and informed, and is on to what could honestly be, a great tour with a little tweaking.
Our guide, Andy, was courteous and friendly. The tastings he guided us to were both delicious and interesting. He seamlessly combined history of the area with a well thought out mix of tastings. I would suggest asking about the details of the tastings if you have a food alergy.