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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victorian Christmas at the Grand Empress

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Program #18099RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
Revel in the spirit of the season amid the history and ambiance of charming Victoria and the opulent, turn-of-the-century Empress Hotel. Presentations and field trips mingle with horse-drawn trolley rides and traditional sing-alongs as you stroll the historic streets of Victoria and learn of Canadian holiday traditions. On Christmas morning, immerse yourself in holiday atmosphere as carolers wander the hotel halls.


Highlights

• Witness the magical holiday transformation of magnificent Butchart Gardens with a display of thousands of twinkling lights.
• Be regaled with true accounts of how Christmas was celebrated during the days of Fort Victoria and the gold-rush era.
• Take part in one of Victoria’s grandest traditions — Afternoon Tea at the Empress — and top off Christmas Day with dinner in the Crystal Ballroom.

Program Notes

Christmas Evening dress code is semi-formal, with a jacket and tie requested for gentlemen.

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Easy walking on relatively flat terrain; optional stairs.

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4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.9
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