Light comes from many sources: the sun, fluorescent bulbs, and the eyes of a child who has just swallowed a sparkler. Get enlightened with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get one ticket to the Christmas Lights bus tour from CVS Cruise Victoria. Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, December 16
- Saturday, December 17
- Sunday, December 18
- Monday, December 19
- Tuesday, December 20
- Wednesday, December 21
- Thursday, December 22
- Friday, December 23
Tours depart from 811 Government Street at 6 p.m. nightly.
CVS Cruise Victoria’s tour guides illuminate Victoria’s most luminous holiday spectacles during two-hour bus tours past residential homes and coastal displays. Silhouetted in radiant light, decorated homes enchant onlookers with their cheery displays. Once passengers have had ample time to perfect a capella choruses of “ooh” and “ahh,” holiday revelers then drive toward CFB Esquimalt to see the Ships Light Up display from ashore. Hovering above frigid waters, twinkling orbs of golden light adorn ships from port to stern.
CVS Cruise Victoria
Though CVS Cruise Victoria's fleet of biofuel-powered coaches are adept at getting passengers from point A to point B, they do even more. Besides making regular trips to tourist-friendly sites in the city, the company’s multitalented drivers also narrate sightseeing tours of picturesque and interesting spots endemic to Victoria's history. During the daily Butchart Gardens tour, for instance, drivers fill passengers in on the gardens’ background story before letting them wander its stone paths and foliage-lined streams for two hours. Passengers on the 90-minute deluxe Victoria city tour get to know the city by visiting Old Town, Chinatown, Antique Row, and other iconic spots. Beyond trips for the public, the company’s 29- to 56-seat motorcoaches also provide private charter service to events ranging from sports games to multiday excursions to the grocery store.
811 Government St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8