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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour – from Vancouver

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Instant confirmation E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Apr - Oct: Daily

  • Duration

    12 to 13 hours approximately

  • Start time

    April 1 to June 21 & october 1 -31 2023: Tour Start: 9:30am
    Downtown Vancouver hotel pick-ups: 9am

    22 Jun'23 to 30 Sep'23:
    Tour starts time: 8:30 am
    Downtown Vancouver hotel pick-ups:  8am

  • Meeting Point

    Pick-ups from Downtown Vancouver hotel 

    Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

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

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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 Butchart Gardens. Featuring over 22 hectares of beautifully manicured floral beauty that changes with the season. Explore the original Sunken Garden, the Japanese Garden and award-winning Rose Garden.

Continue to the tour 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.

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

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • BC Ferries Fees: Scenic 1.5-hour cruise through the Gulf Islands and Active Pass
  • Butchart Gardens Admission: Magnificent series of themed gardens
  • Victoria City Tour: Downtown Victoria which includes Government Street, Chinatown, Inner
  • Harbour and the Fairmont Empress
  • Leisure Time: Enjoy rich architecture, enchanting ocean views, artisan cafes and shopping

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Gratuities

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!

Tour Start Times may be subject to change due to ferry scheduling and weather.


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, make sure to mention in the special request section while booking.

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