Where the city meets nature

Welcome to Galavant Private Sightseeing Tours, your ticket to seeing all of the wonders of Victoria, BC has to offer. As a professional Tour Guide, born and raised  Island Girl, I am here to show you a truly local experience that includes the diverse delights of modern day city, it' s wonderful hidden gems, specialty treats and eclectic shopping experience, city highlights, as well as our lush nature and stunning shorelines. 


Galavant Private Sightseeing Tours offers a variety of private tours throughout Victoria BC, all promising that added personal touch. My tours guarantee an exciting itinerary, while delivering a truly knowledgeable and authentic private tour experience. Take a moment to explore the various tour options I offer. I can create a customized tour to suit your interests.



$280CAD/tour (5 people max) 

2-3 hours

Discover the hidden gems and highlights of beautiful Victoria, BC. Born and raised here on the island, I can show you all the neat places the locals frequent as well as the fun tourist stops that make Victoria the charming seaside city it is!





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Driving & Walking From One Exciting Place To The Next 

$640CAD/Tour 5 people max
6-7 hours

Your tour of Victoria incorporates unique architecture and attractions against the backdrop of our stunning nature and ocean side. Experience the best of our modern city. Enjoy a scenic drive along the ocean side, We will be driving from one highlight to the next, stopping to explore and take pictures. There is no rush.. Pause a moment to take it all in.

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$480CAD/tour (5 people max) 
 4 - 5 hours

It wouldn't be a proper visit to Vancouver Island without exploring the natural beauty of British Columbia's capital. Victoria is not only a bustling city, it is a natural paradise and haven for those who seek an experience full of nature. I'll even take you to an ancient old-growth forest!




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$640CAD/tour (5 people max) 
4-5 hours

Indulge your senses! Eat, drink and enjoy the beauty of our lush region. Feast on breathtaking scenery while sampling award winning local wines, spirits and traditional ciders paired with farm to table fare. 




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Butchart Gardens - City Highlights - Country & Seaside

$540CAD/tour (5 people max) 
 5-6 hours

This is an excellent tour for those who have a little extra time. On this private tour, you can set your own pace to visit our beautiful Butchart Gardens and have time to explore our historic modern city. We will tour through Victoria's oldest neighbourhoods, Country Side to Sea Side! 




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Are you visiting Vancouver Island for the first time as a tourist? Maybe you've been here before and want to learn more, or maybe you are relocating here in the future. Wouldn't it be great to have a local friend to help you navigate your day or get situated for a more permanent stay? I'm here to help!




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I love Vancouver Island! My family's deep roots in Victoria go back almost 125 years! I love our diverse food and our island farm to table model. I enjoy our modern city and historical architecture, the vast art and diverse culture, award-winning wineries and specialty treats, lush nature and stunning shorelines - to name but a few. 

Travel is my passion. I have spent time living abroad and continue to travel whenever I am able. Every place I go I discover even more to love about diverse cultures and people from around the world. I love making connections and often find myself traveling with others who are on their own. It makes for an enriching and rewarding  experience to share an adventure with a new friend.

I'm always looking for the next great adventure - either at home or abroad - keeping current with what's happening in the arts, food and drink culture, shops, exhibits, hikes and nature activities, to ensure my tours are fresh, interesting and relevant. 

I look forward to making your visit an unforgettable experience.




Word on the Street

The tour was fabulous - the weather even cooperated while we were there! Melanie is the BEST tour guide. She was completely flexible on where we wanted to go, how long to stay, etc. We spontaneously stopped at a winery where we tasted and purchased some great wine. Melanie is so knowledgeable about Victoria and gave us lots of interesting information and details about everything we saw. We will absolutely book another tour with Melanie when we are back in Victoria!

Kelli Langholz

Melanie was absolutely amazing. We would recommend her as a tour guide to any one person, couple, family, or group who is visiting Victoria, BC. After we booked the tour, she emailed us and asked if we wished to have anything customized. After some great emails back and forth she coordinated a picture perfect tour which included Fisherman's Wharf, Architecture highlights, a Downtown History walking tour, the Waterfront area, The Empress Hotel, a 360 degree view of the island, the sights at Beacon Hill Park and so much more. She was happy to pick us up and drop us off at a location that worked best for us. We could not be happier with our tour and considering that she was accommodating an Architect/History Buff and someone who was more interested in Culture and People, it was even more special as we both enjoyed every moment. We hope to take our children next time. Thank you Melanie!

Kathleen Aronson

Melanie is totally charming, informative, interesting and she loves Victoria. This was a terrific tour. She provided a very comprehensive tour of all of the important areas of Victoria. She tailored the tour to the wants of we four older tourists - we didn't want to stop for shopping, we were very interested in the nature beauty, and among other things, we walked through Chinatown and toured the lovely Victoria Park. I highly recommend Melanie if you are touring Victoria - you won't be disappointed.

William Ford

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Neal Donald Walsh


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