Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed & Breakfast Inn
1 Cook Street
Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 3W6, Canada
+1 250 3855517

"Spare the Horses, James" Package

  • Pescatores
  • Carriage
  • Matisse

In the latter half of the 19th century, Queen Victoria, whose name this city proudly bears, had a carriage driver named James Darling. Traditionally, staff were addressed only by their surname. As such, Queen Victoria would have addressed Mr. Darling as ‘Darling’ – possibly inappropriately. So, she called him ‘James’. Always impatient and anxious to get home to the palace, “Home James, and don’t spare the horses’, is said to have been a phrase she used regularly.But we’re in no hurry here. Your carriage driver (it may not be James) will entertain you with tales about Victoria. At the end, you will be dropped at one of our gourmet restaurant partners.

This package includes:

A 30 minute private carriage ride with Victoria Carriage Tours

A $100 gift certificate for dinner at The Blue Crab, Cafe Brio10 Acres & Commons or Restaurant Matisse Reservations are required for dinner and the carriage ride.

You may take the 30 minute carriage ride at any time during the day if you prefer. Victoria Carriage Tours are located at the corner of Belleville and Menzies Street (under the "green" umbrella),

Please Note: Should you wish to take the Carriage Ride to Cafe Brio an additional charge of $140.00 would apply due to the location of the Restaurant. All other Restaurants are located within the 30 minute radius.

Add this package to any stay for only $179 (a $199 value)

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