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Tally-Ho & Sea Cider Picnic Experience

Tally-Ho & Sea Cider Picnic Experience 



Join us on a delightful multi-sensory tour of the beautiful Saanich Peninsula, where you will enjoy an open-air horse-drawn carriage ride, locally crafted cider, and a freshly prepared picnic.  Experience our local community with this limited time offer!


Begin your adventure with a private horse-drawn tour with the iconic Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, celebrating 117 years of service in Victoria.  Your tour will highlight the peaceful, rural farming community of Central Saanich, with rolling fields and ocean vistas.  Learn about local history while sipping an organic, freshly-roasted coffee from Fresh Cup Café.


Arrive by carriage at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, producer of award-winning, traditionally brewed ciders using organically farmed heritage apples.  You will be shown to your picnic table, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the orchard and Pacific Ocean while tasting a flight of six pre-selected ciders (2 oz servings of each).  Take advantage of your insider discount on Sea Cider products to enjoy at home!


To accompany your tasting, savour a gourmet picnic provided by Truffles Catering, who have been providing delicious food, artful presentation and exceptional service on Vancouver Island for nearly 30 years!  This set menu includes a variety of locally sourced ingredients, skillfully crafted into delectable sweet and savory delights.


For the final leg of your experience sit back and relax as your horse-drawn carriage rolls through the pastoral fields of Longview Farm, the largest certified organic farm on Vancouver Island, with stunning ocean views in the background.



Itinerary/Inclusions in Tour

  • Departure point: Fresh Cup Roastery Cafe (104-1931 Mt. Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC).  Please arrive 10 minutes before departure to receive a delicious, complimentary coffee or tea to take with you.  Departures must leave on time.
  • Tally-Ho Carriage Tour from Fresh Cup to Sea Cider
  • Gourmet Truffles picnic and Sea Cider tasting
  • Return with Tally-Ho Carriage Tours from Sea Cider to Fresh Cup
  • Tour duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Cost: $110 per person


Additional Information

  • Participants must be 19 years old or over.
  • Each carriage seats 2 to 5 passengers (4 for optimal comfort).
  • Carriages are equipped with retractable roofs in case of inclement weather.
  • Set Picnic Menu:
    • Rossdown Farms chicken & prosciutto pinwheels
    • Cucumber-brie tea sandwiches on marbled rye
    • Smoked salmon mini bagels
    • Nettle pesto & oven dried tomato flan
    • White chocolate raspberry scone with elderflower cream
    • Pippins white chocolate mousse with Gobind Farms berries
    • Decorated Parisienne macaron
    • White chocolate caramel truffles with green apple dust

COVID Safety Plan

  • This tour is designed for guests to enjoy with people who are already in their small, consistent social bubble.
  • Carriages will be sanitized prior to each departure and are equipped with a plexiglass shield between the guests and driver.
  • Physical distancing practices will be required at all locations.
  • Guests are welcome to bring and use their own personal protective equipment.
  • For further details, please read the following COVID-19 Safety Plans:


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