The sparkling lights and glimmering decorations make spending Christmas in Victoria a magical experience. Our Capital City dresses itself up into a winter wonderland and bursts with festive activities for all to enjoy. Like a Norman Rockwell painting, its 19th century storefronts, local carolers and Christmas activities are sights to be seen. Come rediscover your Christmas spirit in Victoria.
Today we welcome you aboard as we begin this festive journey to spend Christmas in Victoria. Enjoy the wonderland of wintery sights as we travel the Coquihalla making our final stop in Richmond. Our evening is spent at the River Rock Casino Resort which offers exceptional hospitality and luxurious deluxe accommodations.
Today we escape the crowds of the big city for the old-fashioned charm of Victoria. Indulge in a festive Christmas High Tea at Abkhazi Garden. This world renowned Teahouse offers remarkable food in a beautiful setting. Just steps away from the inner harbour, our next 3 evenings will be spent at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites. With the great location of your hotel, you can spend your leisure time strolling the dazzling inner harbor or shop along the cobblestone streets. Tonight we invite you to join us for a group dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. (B, HT, D)
Today we begin with a visit to the Robert Bateman Centre Gallery. Receiving numerous honours and awards, Robert Bateman’s painting style reflects his deep understanding and appreciation for nature. The Centre displays the definitive collection of Robert Bateman’s work. This afternoon you have the option of admission to the Royal BC Museum, which showcases British Columbia’s natural and human history or experiencing the IMAX film located at the museum. (Film yet to be released). Join us for Christmas Eve dinner at the Sticky Wicket. (B, D)
Merry Christmas! Start this magical day with a Christmas Day Brunch served at the DoubleTree’s Table 21. Explore and enjoy this day the way you choose and then join your fellow traveller’s at Bartholomew’s for a spectacular Christmas Dinner. Butchart Garden’s Magic of Christmas features fabulous illuminations, holiday wreaths, carolers, brass bands and more, making for an exciting and memorable experience. Join us this evening as we take you to these famous gardens to enjoy all the classic traditions of Christmas. (B, CD)
Craigdarroch Castle is a definitively Victorian experience. Join us this morning to see this historic Scottish Baronial mansion decked for Christmas as it was in the Victorian era before we begin the homeward journey with wonderful holiday memories of this unique experience to some of Victoria’s favorite holiday traditions. (B)
B =Breakfast, HT = High Tea, D = Dinner
CD= Christmas Dinner
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December 22, 2017 Guaranteed Departure