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Big Bus Victoria

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Address: 811 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
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Whether you want to visit major attractions, spend time shopping or visit...

Whether you want to visit major attractions, spend time shopping or visit some of the finest restaurants, Big Bus Victoria is on the route. Our 90 minutes sightseeing tour with on board commentary gives you the best way to see the main attractions of our beautiful city.Tickets are valid for 2 days, so you can hop on - hop off at any stop at your leisure.Butchart Gardens tours also available

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Enjoyable with a couple of improvements needed

Everyone involved with the Big Bus was helpful and friendly. We thought it covered the city well and explained a lot of historical bits we wouldn't have otherwise known. Having... read more

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London, Canada
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone involved with the Big Bus was helpful and friendly. We thought it covered the city well and explained a lot of historical bits we wouldn't have otherwise known. Having taken hop-on-hop-off tours elsewhere in North America and in Europe, we knew what to expect and weren't disappointed by the scope of the tour. However, I have two complaints that... More 

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Thank LisaBee81
Leesburg
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The driver was very nice and added to the prerecorded narration. It is supposed to be a hop-on/hop-off bus but you are given a map with the names of where you are going listed on the bottom but no numbers to correspond to on the map. You never really know where you are! Really not very impressed with the route... More 

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Thank cdh13
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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205 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice way to get a quick overview of the area. A very good overall tour and route around Victoria, BC

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Thank Dorvin S
Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a two day pass,which we got on groupon, 2 days for the price of one. We used it May 2 and 3rd. The Big Bus is located in the next block up from the Empress, it's not the one that stops out front of the Empress. We were very happy with it, a lot of the time we... More 

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1 Thank Denise P
Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bus service was timely with 45 minutes between pickups which gives you enough time to have a coffee or a snack. The drivers we had all were friendly and the bus route was really diverse. We always take a bus tour of the cities we visit and this one was an A++. Worth the $36 for the 90 minute... More 

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Thank Sylvia G
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I would like to say how disappointed I was to purchase a groupon for the hop on hop off bus tour with Big bus Victoria only to find out that they are not operational in March. I would like to say that the Gray Line Hop on Hop off that is operational was so kind to us and helped us... More 

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5 Thank Debbie W
Yeppoon, Australia
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great way to travel to a number of sights and attractions while in Victoria. We did not have a vehicle so it was perfect to view the city, hop on, hop off at a number of spots/attractions with a running commentary and snippets of interesting history of Victoria. Our bus driver slowed down and even stopped for... More 

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3 Thank SunnyNB2016
Australia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

You get all the basics of a commentary which is helpful as an initiation to the city. The concept of getting off where you want and being able to get back on later works so well giving you good flexibilkity.

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1 Thank hreffik7
Caledon, Canada
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We recently travelled to Victoria with our son and daughter in law and we took the Big Bus Victoria and found the drivers to be very friendly and informative. The tour was entertaining and we learned a lot about the history of Victoria.

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3 Thank Tgkav
BALLINA
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86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Hop on hop off bus in Toronto was very good but you had to wait around quite a lot, we could not get a timetable from anyone but did the whole trip first time and it took about 2 hours, this always gives you an idea of where to go later on. It is quite expensive at $40 but... More 

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Thank SHEILS A

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