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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Yeppoon, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Caledon, Canada
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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BALLINA
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Hervey Bay, Australia
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We decided to get a hop-on hop-off bus to give us an idea of the town. What a great idea! We were very happy and the driver was great.

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Thank SandyFord16
Keremeos, Canada
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Buses are open air although 30-40% of seats are covered. Canned narrative was informative and clear but the drivers sense of humor was better. The drivers very accommodating and the little titbits they added were a bonus. Even without the price advantage of using a Groupon this would still be an excellent value.

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TN
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65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Used a Groupon for discounted tickets. It was raining the day we toured and were fortunate to catch the fully enclosed bus tour. Several this company uses are half open/half closed. Not only did we stay dry but we were able to hear the narration with no problem. We enjoyed the tour. It was entertaining and a good intro to... More 

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Thank elsie44
San Francisco
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141 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Our informative driver/guide, Richard, was the most professional, informative, knowledgeable, and entertaining of any guide in any city we have visited. That being said, the cruise around this portion of Vancouver Island was most enjoyable and comfortable in weather that cooperated fully with our day. Along with recorded tour information, Richard provided personal anecdotes and asides that were informative and... More 

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Thank Wallytheplumber30
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I did this tour, it was well worth the money. It took 1.5 hours to do the whole tour. We hopped off mid way thru and had lunch, got back on and our driver gave us a customized tour, he was so enjoyable!! I would highly recommend this tour.

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Thank Kjunk5
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115 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This bus tour was a great way to see most of Victoria in a short period of time. The driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Unfortunately, our cruise ship arrived late 7pm, and most of the tour was after sunset. Never the less, an worthwhile experience.

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