Day trip

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

From US$ 177.84 per person

Explore Vancouver Island and Victoria on a full-day sightseeing day trip by coach and ferry from Vancouver. Stroll among blooming flowers in Butchart Gardens and enjoy free time in downtown Victoria.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
At the following hotels: • Fairmont Waterfront Hotel • Hyatt Regency Hotel • Sutton Place • Holiday Inn on Howe Street

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Highlights
  • Stroll around the landscaped flowers and fountains of the Butchart Gardens
  • 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
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Visit Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, on this full-day guided tour from Vancouver city. Try to spot marine life on the ferry to Vancouver island, walk among the flowers in the Butchart Gardens, and admire the Victorian architecture in Victoria. 

Start from downtown Vancouver and travel south through the city aboard a climate-controlled bus. Hop aboard a BC Ferry for a 90-minute voyage across the Georgia Strait through the scenic Southern Gulf Islands. Keep an eye out for orcas along the way.

Once docked on Vancouver Island, the tour continues to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. See millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties. Enjoy 2 leisurely hours to fully explore the 50 acres of stunning gardens.

Head to downtown Victoria and pass through Canada’s oldest China Town and the scenic Victoria Harbor, including the Inner Harbor. Once downtown, you will have free time to explore the local area.

Spend your time going for a stroll the Inner Harbor, taking in the thriving arts and cultural scene, or visiting the historic Empress Hotel or the Royal BC Museum. Take the ferry and bus to return to your meeting point in Vancouver. 

Includes
  • 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 133 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    This was a filled day, not only are the gardens amazing also the ferry ride is very interesting on both trips and Victoria is also nice to see. I just wished I could spend a bit more time in the gardens so I could really appreciate them and not keep looking at my watch.

    September 29, 2022

    The Gardens were beautiful. We spent 2 hours there and it was enough time to see everything if you kept moving. Our guide was awesome and very informative. We enjoyed the ferry rides and took advantage of that time to eat so we would not have to stop and eat at the garden or in the city so we could see more. The ferry and the ferry terminals had very good food. You could also bring food and snacks to eat along the way because it is a long day. We thoroughly enjoyed the day

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    September 14, 2022

    Our tour guide was phenomenal and so informative. Recommend him to all. He was so kind and knowledgeable and kept us informed the entire time. The Butchart Gardens were like nothing I have ever seen before. Truly a Garden of Eden. Our time in Victoria was shortened by the late ferries but still wonderful.

    July 19, 2022

    Product ID: 32627