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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour – from Vancouver

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the city of Victoria & the world famous Butchart Gardens on this tour from Vancouver
  • Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island
  • Look out for eagles, sea lions and whales as you sail through the enchanting Gulf Islands
  • Visit Victoria’s Inner Harbour and see famous attractions including Fairmont Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings and Chinatown
  • Marvel in the beauty of the world-famous Butchart Gardens and its impressive floral displays
  • An expert guide will accompany you at all times and share interesting information about the places you see
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    12 to 14 hours approximately

    Start time

    01 Apr 16 - 15 Jun 16: 9:00am
    16 Jun 16 - 10 Sep 16: 8:00am
    11 Sep 16 - 31 Oct 16: 9:00am
    06 Dec 16 - 03 Jan 17: 9:00am
    For more details on hotel pick-up timings, please refer to the Please Note section.
    Duration- 12 to 14 hours approximately

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your hotel.
    Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.

    Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience the beauty of the city of Victoria, explore a captivating series of Butchart Gardens and enjoy scenic views from land and water.

    You will board a BC Ferries vessel for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. View the spectacular British Columbia coastline, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British inspired city of Victoria.

    The city of Victoria is known for the impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown.

    At the magnificent Butchart Gardens, you will enjoy nature at its best. Wander through the 55 fragrant acres of flowers, a series of themed gardens, streams and lily ponds.

    An expert English guide will accompany you throughout the tour and will share interesting insights. All transfers will be made in a comfortable bus and ferry.


    You will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Vancouver in a comfortable bus. An expert guide will accompany you throughout the tour.

    Begin your tour by boarding a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the scenic beauty of the Gulf Islands. Get some fresh air and watch out for marine wildlife from the outdoor ship deck.

    After that, you will arrive at Schwartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue through the country-side to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Here you will be introduced to the area where you will have some free time to explore the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and don’t forget to snap a couple of photos of the Victoria Parliament Building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

    Continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, to view and experience Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carolers, ice skating and more.

    Lastly, you will board a ferry at Schwartz Bay and arrive at Tsawwassen terminal, from there you will head to Vancouver by bus. You will be dropped at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • BC Ferries tickets
    • Butchart Gardens admission
    • English speaking guide
    • Transfers by bus and ferry


    • Meals
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Vancouver is well-known for its rainy weather and the tours run irrespective of rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring along an umbrella!

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.For wheelchair accessibility, please mention at the time of the booking. No pets are allowed on board except registered service dogs. Please mention at the time of booking.