A charming horse-drawn carriage ride through beautiful Victoria, British Columbia!

Tally-Ho’s beautiful vis-à-vis carriages are a relaxing, fun and informative way to see Victoria.  Our majestic draft horses and professional, fun-loving tour guides will delight you with a personalized, informative and entertaining tour, as you sit back and enjoy the soft footfalls of your horse’s hooves!

SHORT & SWEET TOUR

15 minutes
$75 CAD per carriage (including tax)
Up to 6 guests (maximum 4 adults recommended)

Let us introduce you to travel via a majestic horse-drawn carriage! Sit back and relax into the slow rhythm of the carriage and the melodic sounds of your horse’s soft footfalls while you take in the rich architecture of the Legislative Buildings and Victoria’s oldest neighborhood, James Bay.

This tour is ideal for families with young children, those looking for amazing photo opportunities, or those who simply want to experience the magic of our beautiful draft horses.

**Online reservations for the 15 minute tour are closed until March 15, 2024. Please call for availability: 250-514-9257 or 1-866-383-5067.**

HERITAGE TOUR

30 minutes
$140 CAD per carriage (including tax)
Up to 6 guests (maximum 4 adults recommended)

Explore one of Victoria’s oldest and most interesting neighborhoods, James Bay. Known for its charming Victorian-era houses, quaint cafes, and scenic waterfront views, this charming community is a must-see destination for any visitor to Victoria.

Sit back and relax as your friendly and knowledgeable guide takes you on a leisurely tour through the picturesque streets, pointing out notable landmarks and sharing fascinating stories about the area’s rich history. Pass Emily Carr’s birthplace and learn about the life of this important Canadian figure and her lasting impact on the art world; and see some of the most beautifully preserved Victorian homes in the city.

SALISH SEA TOUR

45 minutes
$200 CAD per carriage (including tax)
Up to 6 guests (maximum 4 adults recommended)

Experience the beauty and history of Victoria’s James Bay neighborhood and the refreshing breeze of the Salish Sea on a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride.

Travel through the charming streets of James Bay, a quaint, old-fashioned neighborhood of well-preserved architecture, charming gardens and historical sites.  As you approach the water, hear the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, and enjoy the stunning ocean views, with the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. The Salish Sea is one of the world’s largest and biologically rich inland seas. Its name honors the first inhabitants of the region, the Coast Salish people.

BEACON HILL PARK TOUR

60 minutes
$255 CAD per carriage (including tax)
Up to 6 guests (maximum 4 adults recommended)

Take a step back in time and experience the lush greenery of Beacon Hill Park, magnificent ocean views along the Salish Sea waterfront and historic beauty of Victoria’s charming James Bay neighborhood.

Beacon Hill Park is a haven of serenity in the heart of the city with its immaculate flower gardens, tranquil duck ponds, children’s petting farm and areas of natural landscape. Donated to the city in 1858, the park has been preserved as a public space for generations, and remains a protected area for wildlife and native plants. Enjoy the highlights of the park from your carriage, before taking a scenic journey along the Salish Sea waterfront.  Pass Mile Zero of the Trans-Canada Highway and experience stunning ocean views of the Olympic Mountain range in the United States. Return through the charming neighborhood of James Bay, hearing stories about the area’s rich history and passing the birthplace of renowned artist, Emily Carr.

MOST POPULAR

GRAND TOUR

75 minutes
$300 CAD per carriage (including tax)
Up to 6 guests (maximum 4 adults recommended)

Experience the best of Victoria’s history, beauty, and charm on a horse-drawn carriage ride that takes you past the iconic Legislative Buildings, through the tranquil Beacon Hill Park, along the picturesque Salish Sea waterfront, and by the vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf.

This all-encompassing tour also includes Emily Carr’s house, one of the world’s tallest free-standing totem poles, Mile Zero of the Trans-Canada Highway, Terry Fox monument, Victoria Cruise Terminal, and scenic inner harbor. Your knowledgeable, fun-loving guide will share fascinating stories about the history of British Columbia’s beautiful capital city and allow you to discover its magic.

PREMIER TOUR

90 minutes
$345 CAD per carriage (including tax)
Up to 6 guests (maximum 4 adults recommended)

Create your own unforgettable horse-drawn carriage experience!  Whether you are a history buff, nature lover, or just looking to relax and take in the sights, this personalized a-la-carte tour will be designed based on your interests.

This tour may include any of the sights listed in our pre-packaged tours, plus other areas of interest that are located within our operating boundaries such an extended journey along the Salish Sea waterfront, or a visit through the small community of Cook Street Village.  Meet your professional guide and discuss your preferences, then sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through one of Canada’s most beautiful and captivating cities.

All of our horse-drawn carriage tours begin with an introduction to our equine companions. You’ll learn about their unique needs, daily routine, and what it’s like to be a working horse in Victoria. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to take some memorable photos with our friendly and majestic horses, making your tour with us a truly unforgettable experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We are licensed to carry a maximum of 6 passengers per carriage; and recommend a maximum of 4 adults to ensure your comfort.

Each tour includes:

  • Professional, informative, entertaining, uniformed carriage driver/tour guide
  • Elegant and well maintained carriages, harness and equipment
  • Convertible roofs to maximize comfort in all weather
  • Warm faux-fur blankets for cooler evenings
  • Alluring nighttime lighting

If you enjoy your tour, a gratuity for your carriage driver is appreciated.

CRUISE PASSENGERS

Cruise Ship pick-up and drop-off services are available upon special request, at additional cost.

  • Pick up or drop off fees will be added to the price of the tour, but do not extend the length of time guests are in the carriage. Our pricing works much like a limousine service in that we charge for the time our carriage is away from our sightseeing stand.
  • We recommend that guests allow 60 minutes to disembark the ship, as a gauge to what time to book your tour. Late arrival to the carriage will result in less time in the carriage as the carriages must keep to schedule (be back on time).
  • An alternate option to a cruise pick up or drop off is to come to our sightseeing stand, which is about a 25-minute walk from the cruise ship terminal through a lovely neighborhood, or there are always pedi-cabs, rickshaw runners, or taxis at the terminal that can bring you to us. A taxi is about a 10-minute drive to us.
  • Our sightseeing stand is located alongside Victoria’s beautiful inner harbor, so guests are ideally situated to walk the inner harbor, see the Parliament Buildings, etc., after your tour.
  • We often sell out early when cruise ships are in town, so highly recommend a reservation.
  • Cancellations must be received 24 hours ahead of the booked tour time in order to receive a full refund. If the ship has a late arrival, guests are asked to call us so we can make alternate arrangements for their tour.  If the ship is simply unable to dock for any reason, we will provide a full refund.

To add cruise services to your resevation, please either email us at tallyho@tallyhotours.com, or call our reservations line at 1-866-383-5067.

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