Day trip

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

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From US$ 184.42 per person

Explore Vancouver Island and Victoria on a 13-hour sightseeing tour by coach and ferry and cruise the marine wonderland of the Gulf Islands, stroll among blooming flowers in Butchart Gardens, enjoy time at leisure in downtown Victoria, and more.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At the following hotels: • Blue Horizon • Best Western Plus Sands Hotel • Century Plaza • Holiday Inn on Howe Street • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Fairmont Waterfront • Metropolitan Hotel • Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront • Ramada on Pender • Rosedale on Robson • Sandman Vancouver City Center • Sutton Place • Westin Bayshore

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  • Stroll around the landscaped Butchart Gardens among an abundance of flowers, fountains, and foliage
  • Explore the historic city of Victoria at leisure
  • Admire heritage buildings, such as the Empress Hotel and Royal BC Museum
  • Get breathtaking views of Victoria from Inner Harbour
  • Drive through Victoria's lively Chinatown
Full description

Visit and experience Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city on this full-day guided tour. Start from downtown Vancouver and travel south through the city before hopping on board a BC Ferry for a 90-minute voyage across the Georgia Strait through the scenic Southern Gulf Islands. Once docked on Vancouver Island, the tour continues to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. You’ll find remnants of the original cement plant and millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties within the over 50 acres of stunning gardens. Enjoy 2 leisurely hours to fully explore one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. After the gardens, head to downtown Victoria through Canada’s oldest China Town and the scenic Victoria Harbour — including the Inner Harbour — one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. Once downtown, you will have additional free time to explore the local area; stroll the Inner Harbour, take in the thriving arts and cultural scene, or visit the historic Empress Hotel or the Royal BC Museum.

  • Return or 1-way coach transportation
  • BC ferry fare(s)
  • Butchart Gardens admission
  • Taxes
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Please note that the pick-up will take place 30 to 60 minutes before the tour departure time.
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 108 reviews

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    We booked this trip to avoid uncertainty of getting to the ferry in time. The trip was well planned, the driver very friendly and professional. He was also pretty good as a travel guide, which is not easy to do while driving. The only thing I would've done differently was to have less time in the garden and more in the town center. The garden is beautiful but the town has more interesting places to see. Otherwise, the tour definitely met our expectations.

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    September 7, 2019

    Amazing day!

    This tour was more than we expected. We were picked up promptly by a private bus and taken to the tour bus. Bobby was the driver who was friendly and extremely informative for the entire trip. Upon arriving at the ferry Bobby informed us that we were in time to make the 10 a.m. ferry instead of the originally scheduled 11. This was certainly a bonus that allowed us additional time at the Buchart Gardens and on Victoria Island. Bobby went above and beyond to get us as close as he could to very close walking distance to our hotel. Well done Bobby, thanks for a great day!!!

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    July 11, 2019

    Very good tour

    This was a very good tour but I would suggest a few changes. The tour does not allocate appropriate time for meals. Basically, you can eat at Buchart Gardens or Victoria, you get two hours in each place so if you stop to eat you will not see much. Dinner is pretty well limited to eating on the ferry, luckily the buffet is good. I would prefer a tour that went only to Buchart Gardens and allowed more time at the Gardens. I fell like I had to run through it and didn't feel like I got to appreciate everything.

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    June 29, 2019

    Product ID: 32627