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Big Bus Victoria

811 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
+1 888-434-2229
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Great way to see the city.

This was our second trip here so we wanted to see things we hadn't seen before. This was a perfect... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melissa H
Kirkland, Washington
via mobile
Decent bus tour - expensive

We purchased the tickets for the tour at the tour stop on Government street. They are pretty pricey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Whether you want to visit major attractions, spend time shopping or visit some of the finest restaurants, Big Bus Victoria is on the route. Our 90 minutes sightseeing tour with on board commentary gives you the best way to see the main attractions of our beautiful city.Tickets are valid for 2 days, so you can hop on - hop off at any stop at your leisure.Butchart Gardens tours also available
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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811 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
+1 888-434-2229

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our second trip here so we wanted to see things we hadn't seen before. This was a perfect way to see other parts of the island in a short period of time. The bus has a automated track with lots of interesting information...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased the tickets for the tour at the tour stop on Government street. They are pretty pricey at $48/pp/day. It was raining the day we went, and the first bus that pulled up was kind of an open-top schoolbus (this is not a double-decker...More

Thank 3RedDoxies
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, My name is John Fayad and I am the Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Big Bus Victoria. I am reaching out to you to apologize for your experience on Big Bus as we strive to achieve 100% customer satisfaction....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bus didn't show up for the 2 days we booked with them. Thanks to Grayline Hop On Hop Off bus we got a free city tour.More

Thank Nancydave13
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Nancy, I spoke to my manager who contacted you via email. Our pick up location is at 811 Government street, not in front of the Empress Hotel. Grayline is located in front of the empress hotel, not Big Bus. The Empress hotel isn't one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased the tickets at the Tourist Information building across from the Empress Hotel. The bus arrived on time. It was a school bus! The seating was very uncomfortable, as the seats were close together. I enjoyed the tour but had a difficult time hearing...More

Thank Travlebugforever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone involved with the Big Bus was helpful and friendly. We thought it covered the city well and explained a lot of historical bits we wouldn't have otherwise known. Having taken hop-on-hop-off tours elsewhere in North America and in Europe, we knew what to expect...More

1  Thank LisaBee81
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The driver was very nice and added to the prerecorded narration. It is supposed to be a hop-on/hop-off bus but you are given a map with the names of where you are going listed on the bottom but no numbers to correspond to on the...More

Thank cdh13
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A nice way to get a quick overview of the area. A very good overall tour and route around Victoria, BC

1  Thank Dorvin S
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed the city tour!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had a two day pass,which we got on groupon, 2 days for the price of one. We used it May 2 and 3rd. The Big Bus is located in the next block up from the Empress, it's not the one that stops out front...More

3  Thank Denise P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This bus service was timely with 45 minutes between pickups which gives you enough time to have a coffee or a snack. The drivers we had all were friendly and the bus route was really diverse. We always take a bus tour of the cities...More

2  Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I would like to say how disappointed I was to purchase a groupon for the hop on hop off bus tour with Big bus Victoria only to find out that they are not operational in March. I would like to say that the Gray Line...More

5  Thank Debbie W
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Dan M
where does the white go when the snow melt
7 June 2016|
Response from Dennis F | Reviewed this property |
Since white is the presence of all colors, the white is released into an oxygen-containing atmosphere and enhances the sky, vegetation, and sunshine.