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BEGINS IN: VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Extension: Victoria - City of Gardens

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Program #16759RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Established in the 1840’s as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post, Victoria grew into a thriving commercial and naval port and the seat of colonial and provincial governments. Discover well known treasures of Victoria including Butchart Gardens and the Royal British Columbia Museum, examine the architecture of historic neighborhoods like Rockland, developed by the famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Delve into the early history of Vancouver Island and learn about modern-day life here.


Highlights

• A local expert reveals the colorful story of Butchart Gardens as you walk among its stunning floral displays and fountains.
• Discover the neighborhoods of Victoria where governors, merchant barons and other elites built their luxurious homes.
• Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to the Empress Hotel, a landmark chateau-style hotel that has hosted royalty and was a favorite of Rudyard Kipling.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day, mostly on flat terrain. Some (optional) stairs at historic sites.

Itinerary Summary

Ferry to Victoria, 3 nights; departure.

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3 nights of accommodations
6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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