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Full-Day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Full-Day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Activity provider: Landsea Tours & Adventures

From US$ 196.41 per person

Stroll around the quaint provincial capital of Victoria on a full-day tour from Vancouver. Take a ferry ride and tour the city, explore on your own, and visit the romantic Butchart Gardens.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Victoria and Butchart Gardens
  • Take a ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Spend free time exploring the city in depth
  • Visit Butchart Gardens; a National Historic Site of Canada
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Enjoy an exciting full-day tour in Victoria that's packed with activities. Your day will start with a ride on board a minibus in Vancouver that will take you to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen.

You will then be driven onto a ferry with onboard amenities including a restaurant, gift shop, and arcades for the children. Walk around the deck while enjoying the scenery and look out for orcas, seals, and other marine life.

Then dock in the port of Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island and tour the heart of Victoria. The area grew from the Gold Rush in 1841 and still displays many traditional buildings from the period by renowned Canadian architect, Francis Rattenbury.

Once your guided tour is complete, enjoy 3 hours to explore the city at your own pace. Meet up and proceed to the magnificent Butchart Gardens, an area that stretches across 55 acres. Stroll through the charming gardens and admire its mix of traditional and modern landscapes.

  • Admission for the ferry
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the Westin Bayshore Hotel at 7:30 AM.

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  • Wear comfortable clothing for the day, including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes are recommended.
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4.8 /5

based on 71 reviews

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While it was a long day it was most enjoyable. There was plenty of information provided by our driver/guide that made it interesting. The ferry trip was fascinating and lots to see while onboard. Victoria was beautiful to see and the trip gave me a general look at the destination. We had a bit under 2 hours there, wish it was longer. It’s a long day to only get a short time there. But considering the ferry lineup and the time spent on the ferry it’s just how it is. Later in the day we did the Butchart Gardens which was a wonderful experience. Definitely a must see. I would have loved more time there too. We had 2 hours which gives you time to wander around.

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May 6, 2022

I have to confess, I was a little resistant to book this tour as I usually manage trips on my own and thought it was pricey, but due to the logistics of getting to Victoria I decided to give it a try. I didn't have much interest in going to The Butchart Gardens, but I loved it so much that I'm happy it was on the itinerary. Our tour guide, Alessio, was amazing and made the whole difference. He's not only knowledgeable, but funny and super nice. Totally worth the money and highly recommend!

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April 17, 2022

Even though the ferries closed our day because of high winds you offered refund or rescheduling. We chose rescheduling the next day. Your driver also drove us around Vancouver to see a few sites and dropped us off at our request. Both drivers were friendly and informative. Good work under bad circumstances. A+

October 29, 2019

Product ID: 26648