Victoria lies in a beautiful natural setting on Vancouver Island, surrounded by hills and overlooking the snow-clad Olympic mountains. This charming, gracious city has somehow managed to retain the atmosphere of a seaside resort. With its turn-of-the-century buildings and tweed and wool shops, you might be inclined to think Victoria is a transplanted corner of Britain! It is a wonderful city for those who love to walk, and active seniors with an appetite for adventure will find a vast array of delightful side trips at their disposal (in addition to the many included in our program).
Christmas in Downtown Victoria is a festive time of year with roaming carolers, trolley rides, parades and special events. We will enjoy the season in style, with a special High Tea at Abkhazi Gardens, a Christmas Brunch, a Christmas Dinner and a special New Year’s Eve Dinner and celebrations. So this Christmas don’t bother with your passport, exchange rates or bottled water and come with us to the jewel of the North Pacific – Victoria!
Our hotel in Victoria will be the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites. This superior Canada Select 4-star, AAA 3-diamond hotel is perfectly located one block from the Inner Harbour and within easy walking distance to the BC Parliament.
Buildings, downtown and Empress Hotel. The hotel has an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, billiards and games room, an onsite restaurant and lounge, gift shop, guest laundry facilities, free wireless internet and a free shuttle service that runs from the hotel to the downtown core for the exclusive convenience of hotel guests.
All hotel rooms have a flat-screen TV, quality robes, safe, iron/ironing board and complimentary newspaper.
Three types of rooms are offered:
The “Standard Room” has two double beds, microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, kettle, dishes and utensils.
The “Studio Suite” is ideal for couples or singles, with a comfortable seating area and a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and chairs. The bedroom with a queen size bed is set apart with a partition wall.
The “One Bedroom Suites” have a separate bedroom (2 twins or 1 king bed) and a living room. Your home away from home experience is complimented by a full kitchen and dining room.
*** This tour is suitable for the active traveller who can walk fairly long distances.