Local Connections: Royal Tea at Abkhazi Garden & City Highlights Created by Historian

Local Connections: Royal Tea at Abkhazi Garden & City Highlights Created by Historian

2.5 hours | Victoria | Y Y J - 3 6 0
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Min. age: 8 years (See special notes)

Description

Includes meal, Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Relax and rejuvenate during the 2.5-hour excursion of one of Victoria's best-kept secrets. Just a few minutes from the pier, the Abkhazi Garden lies behind a stately hedge. Wander with your guide through this beautiful garden of dramatic glaciated rocky slopes, magnificent Garry oaks and gorgeous vistas. Then, filled with the garden's sights and scents, retreat to the charming teahouse to enjoy a three-tier Royal tea with pastries, sweets and sandwiches. Seated in the teahouse - Prince and Princess Abkhazi's original residence - allow yourself to be transported back in time, as your guide recounts the couple's captivating story of privilege and tragedy, separation and romance. It's a story that spans three continents and a world war, and gave life to this exquisite garden. Sip and savor each quiet moment before returning to your coach and a city tour on the way back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 8. Garden path is gravel with uneven surfaces and steps. The garden is closed to the general public.

Meal: Pastries, sweets, sandwiches, choice of teas

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer to Abkhazi Garden

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:15

Guided tour of Abkhazi Garden

Time at site: 00:40

Snack in Teahouse

Time at site: 00:40
Inside visit: Yes
Restroom available: Yes

Time to browse gift shop

Time at site: 00:10
Inside visit: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Transfer back to pier

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:15