Victoria is a fantastic place to visit and it is yours to enjoy on this guided vacation up the Kitsap Peninsula to Victoria, Whistler & Vancouver! On Day 3 of this exceptional tour, you will savor a totally enchanting garden view from a huge picture window as you enjoy breakfast at the charming Blue Poppy Restaurant before touring one of the most prestigious floral show gardens – Butchart Gardens. Noted as one of Victoria’s most famous and popular attractions, it began in 1904 as an effort to restore a worked-out quarry site. Making your way around the gardens, you’ll walk through stone paths lined with imaginative arrays of flowers and trees. Each season brings a unique floral display – all spectacularly landscaped and unbelievably lovely and pleasing to the eye and delightful to all the senses.
And… if you consider yourself sophisticated and tend to dress smartly casual, you are appropriately dressed for High Tea at the famed Fairmount Empress Hotel. A grand ritual for over a century, the time-honored tradition of afternoon tea has been served to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike …and now to you! As home of the Empress cake and showcasing an extra special customized chocolate, your tea time at the Empress will be long-remembered as one of the most unique tea experiences ever. Lavender from the rooftop herb garden complements the homemade scones, pastries, clotted creams and strawberry preserves. The original blend of The Empress Tea and the 21 other teas offered is completely ethically sourced and certified by the Ethical Tea Partnership – impressive – to say the least.
Please review the complete itinerary and plan to enjoy the Kitsap Peninsula. Relish the fun, the food, the history and the phenomenal sites this tour has to offer – you will fall in love with every place you visit. Fascinating History, Great Food, & Lots of Fun!
The Empress Tea China was originally presented to King George V in 1914 upon the opening of the Booth factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The china was first used by The Empress in 1939 for the Royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The pattern is now produced by William Edwards exclusively for the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
Eadie, Interlude Blog Team
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