Ideas for your private tour experiences!

As our tours are completely customized to your wishes we don't offer any "ready made" tours. Here are a few ideas of customized experiences we can create. But remember, if you have an idea or an "out of the box" experience you would like us to create...just ask!  That is our specialty and if it is at all possible we will make it happen!

Photography tours with a master photographer - Photo tours from just a few hours to a week are available. From beautiful beaches, fabulous food, ancient forests and special gardens, picture-perfect moments await you for an inspiring and engaging local look at the best of Victoria and Vancouver Island.

  • Private wine tours by limo - Experience a special behind-the-scenes look at the wine industry on Vancouver Island. Our guides will open doors to  boutique wineries where you will meet local vintners, walk the vineyards, indulge in marvelous food and wine pairings,  and enjoy exclusive tastings.
  • Brewery and Cidery tours - Explore the island's brewing culture, learn about the brewing process and get a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a brewery or cidery. Vancouver Island boasts many unique locally crafted brews!
  • Whale watching 
  • Private tours of Art Galleries, Castles and Churches, Museums and Heritage Sites
  • Bird watching
  • Walking or hiking tours staying at B & B's
  • Private Culinary tours
  • Private guided bird watching
  • Private Gardens of Victoria - Victoria has long been known as the "City of Gardens." Due to our mild climate gardening is a year round passion which has resulted in an abundant array of gardens world renowned for their beauty and individual charm. With Departures Travel, you can discover the private gardens of Victoria.
  • Golf tours - Victoria is a golfer's dream. With a climate that encourages golfing year-round, Victoria and Vancouver Island are home to many of Canada's most beautiful and challenging courses.
  • "Meet the chef" private cooking classes - enjoy custom  themed cooking classes with world renowned chefs
  • Behind the scenes experiences - if you can imagine it...we can create it!
  • Bike tours of Victoria and/or the Island
  • Spa experiences west coast style
  • Private shopping tours in local boutiques
  • Picture Perfect Proposals - let us craft the perfect setting for a one of a kind marriage proposal including photographer or videographer to document the entire experience!

These are just a few of the options available for you!