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Christmas in Victoria


Kick off the holidays in Victoria, B.C. following twinkling lights from shop to shop! Artisans bring a wide range of unique offerings. You’re sure to find a must-have item!


Sip The Queen’s Tea at the Empress Hotel. Visit Butchart Gardens aglow with holiday spirit, with dinner served in the family home. Tour the Legislative Building. Relive Christmas traditions at the Royal BC Museum. There is plenty of free time to personalize your experience. Celebrate in the quaint, lively little city along the Inner Harbour while sleeping well in the centrally located Chateau Victoria – 3 nights.


Daily Itinerary

Christmas cookiesDay 1

By way of Seattle, fly to Victoria arriving in the late afternoon. Lunch is waterside in quaint Sidney, a seaside resort town full of boutique shopping and a charming English Sweets shop. You’ll get an assortment of traditional confections from across the pond to take with you. After checking into your all-suite hotel, grab dinner at one of the restaurants at your hotel or one of the many eateries nearby. Chateau Victoria – 3 nights (L)

Butchart gardensDay 2

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel each morning. A narrated driving tour this morning gets you acquainted. Make note of the shops you want to visit! You’ll have free time for lunch on your own and shopping before heading to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Arrive at dusk and enjoy an upscale three-course dinner in the original family home.  Afterwards, stroll through a twinkling holiday wonderland. The 12 Days of Christmas are cheekily represented with lighted displays. Bring your imagination, good cheer, and your camera!  (FB,D)

Christmas tableDay 3

The majestic Legislative Building is your first stop this morning. Look up, up, up at the tree reaching from the first floor into the vast rotunda. After touring, it’s time for a spot of tea, finger sandwiches and decadent petit fours at the famed Empress Hotel! It’s a meal fit for a queen! Learn about early Christmas traditions brought by immigrants at the award-winning Royal B.C. Museum, and stroll the decorated replica streets of Old Town Victoria. Dinner is served atop your hotel overlooking the city with sweeping views of the harbor and surrounding Olympic Mountains (FB,HT,D)

Merry ChristmasDay 4

Each year, artisans from nearby Salt Spring Island bring their wares to sell at a local crafts fair. With unique offerings ranging from textiles, leather goods and specialty food times, you’re sure to find something you must have! Fly home from Victoria through Seattle with memories and goodies to share. (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to Saturday, December 4, 2021

4 Days, 7 Meals

3 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 High Tea, 2 dinners


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