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Customer Reviews for Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley

Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley

Experience Victoria at the pace of yesteryear. Your horse-drawn trolley offers blankets to keep you warm in the cool evening breeze. The trolley is drawn by two magnificent draught horses dressed in fine harness, and the passenger area is covered to provide protection in the unlikely event of a summer shower. Your guided tour heads out from the pier along the Victoria waterfront, then travels through the historic James Bay residential neighborhood. You will wind your way back along the harbor with stunning views of the thousands of lights trimming the Legislative Buildings.
Average Customer Rating:
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3 out of 4(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley
Review 1 for Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

ZEKE and IKE

Date:September 17, 2013
salchar
Location:Meridian, MS
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:September
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
My husband and I really enjoyed this excursion. Our horses' names were Zeke and Ike, and our tour guide had total control of them throughout the ride. She used a very kind voice with her commands, and would constantly say, "Good Boys," when the horses followed her directions. We sat in the front seat, and got a lot of good pictures. We toured Victoria neighborhoods, went to the harbor area in front of the Legislative Buildings, and through a beautiful park on the way back to the ship. We covered up with a blanket that was provided on the seat as the night air got colder. This was a very relaxing excursion for us.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Victoria by Horse Drawn Trolly

Date:May 28, 2013
Bethany
Location:Harker Heights, TX
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:May
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. What a great way to see parts of beautiful Victoria that we wouldn't have gotten to see otherwise. The Heritage homes were gorgeous. Our tour guide, Emily, was wonderful. She gave a very interesting history of the city along with some fun facts about the horses. She was knowledgeable with just the right amount of humor. She was also very good with the horses. At one point in our tour, we passed by another horse and carriage where the driver was away and the horse had his two front legs on the curb and was eating grass. She was yelling at that horse to get off the curb and low and behold the horse looked at her and reluctantly obeyed. It was hilarious! I was nervous about this excursion because it had gotten low ratings but I have to say it was one of the better excursions we took on this amazing trip.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Not worth it!

Date:October 2, 2011
MichiganJan
Location:Michigan
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:September
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
So, after very bad weather is Alaska, we end up at Victoria the day before we go home. Had the trolley tour. Wow! Don' waste your money. Again- the tour guide talked about the horses, and their likes and dislikes, the tour guides friends, and family, more than about Victoria!! Again, little history, or other interesting things. I am surprised HOlland America actually lists this tour for the people to waste their money on.
Don't go.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+8points
9out of 10found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Excursion would be better after dark

Date:September 13, 2010
AlaskaLover
Location:Northern Illinois
Cruise Date Month:September
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
This excursion would have been more exciting and beautiful after dark. During the early evening it is probably warmer, but after dark all the lights would be lit on the capital building and the lights of the city. During the early evening the trolley took us through a regular looking neighborhood...but perhaps that is the only neighborhood that would lead from the ship. Then we saw the capital and were told how beautiful it is lit up... Then we went by the boat docks and then into the park. The park has many beautiful flower gardens. We did have large warm velour blanket to keep our legs warm. There is a roof, but open sides so if there is a heavy rain or windy it could be quite chilly. We just had a small breeze along the coast, but that is to be expected so we were comfortable.
Cruise Date Year:2010
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+19points
20out of 21found this review helpful.