Christmas in Victoria
Christmas in the Capital
Celebrate Christmas in our capital city this year. Add Christmas lights to an already beautiful city and you have something truly special. The Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and the heart of the city are all just an easy stroll away from our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton.
Visit Craigdarroch Castle, the Royal BC Museum plus a very special treat – High Tea at Fairmont Empress Hotel, Canada’s Castle on the Coast. Discover a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment all within walking distance. Experience the magic of Christmas in Victoria.
DAY 1 – VICTORIA, BC
Welcome aboard as we begin this festive journey to spend Christmas in our capital city of Victoria. Arriving this evening, we settle into the DoubleTree by Hilton, conveniently located two blocks from the Inner Harbour. Gather tonight for a group dinner at a local favourite.
DAY 2 – VICTORIA
This morning, we visit the Royal BC Museum, which showcases British Columbia’s natural and human history. Each visit you can discover something new. Don’t miss the “Orcas: Our Shared Future” special exhibit currently on display. Later, we indulge in a special experience with High Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. This tradition has been a Victoria favourite for more than 110 years. The downtown core offers a wide variety of opportunities to be had. Stroll the dazzling Inner Harbour, shop along the historic cobblestones streets or take it easy during free time.
DAY 3 – VICTORIA
Today, be enchanted by the seasonal splendour of the Craigdarroch Castle, which is decked out for Christmas as it was in the Victorian era. This evening, take in Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas followed by our group Christmas Eve dinner.
Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch Castle is a great example of a “bonanza castle”, – massive houses built for those who became wealthy during the industrial age.
EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS
The magic of Christmas arrives at the beautiful Butchart Gardens. The 55-acre gardens are transformed for the season with tens of thousands of sparkling and twinkling lights along with festive decorations and fun holiday festivities. Don’t miss the 12 Days of Christmas displays throughout the garden as these are an annual favourite!
DAY 4 – VICTORIA
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the day at your leisure including a City Tour this afternoon. This evening, we gather for our final meal to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Dinner.
DAY 5 – RETURN HOME
Enjoy your final morning at the hotel before we make our way back home after this festive Christmas getaway in this amazing and charming city.