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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

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From US$ 182.39 per person

Likely to sell out

From the light displays in downtown Victoria to the Magic of Christmas experience at the famous Butchart Gardens, this tour will put you in the holiday mood!

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Please contact the local partner by 7 PM the night prior to departure to confirm pickup time.


  • Take a scenic 1.5-hour ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands
  • See the festive decorations of Government Street, Chinatown and the Inner Harbour
  • Experience the Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens
  • Get plenty of free time to explore the architecture and artisan cafés of Victoria
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in downtown Vancover, and then board the boat at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to take a scenic 1.5-hour cruise around the Gulf Islands. Look for marine wildlife on the outdoor deck as you make your way to Schwartz Bay on Vancouver Island. Drop anchor to explore the provincial capital of British Columbia. Get a short introduction to Victoria and enjoy some free time to look inside the unique shops of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour and get amazing ocean views. Take souvenir photos of the festive decorations of the Victoria Parliament Building and Fairmont Empress Hotel. Continue to the botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens and wander through a series of themed gardens to see the Christmas lights and holiday wreaths. Hear carols being sung and much more to experience the Magic of Christmas. Return to Schwartz Bay for the bus and ferry journey back to Vancouver.
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Ferry ride around the Gulf Islands
  • Entrance to Butchart Gardens
  • Meals
  • Driver gratuities

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Important information

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  • Wear warm clothes and good shoes for walking
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4.7 /5

based on 30 reviews

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We are visiting from Australia so for us this tour was an excellent way to see Victoria and Butchart Gardens if your on a time limit. Even more magical given it was Christmas. We also had a great tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable with the area and it's history. Thank you Alex.

December 23, 2019

compact and good

The ferry view was nice. I highly recommend it! The bus pick me up and drop me off in front of the hotel. All the guides are in English, but there is no problem because they will tell you the meeting time very carefully. Since there was no itinerary in the tour information, I will write what I heard after inquiring. Here is a rough outline of the Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour: 10:30 am - check in at BC Ferries 11:00 am - Ferry sailing to Vancouver Island 12:40 pm - Arrive in Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm - Downtown Victoria - Free time 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm - Butchart Gardens free time 5:50 pm - Meet a bus for return 6:30 pm - check in at BC Ferries 7:00 pm - Ferry Sailing to Vancouver Keep in mind that all times (except the ferry sailings) are approximate time frames.

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January 2, 2019

It was the best New Years Day I have ever had. Victoria is beautiful and the Christmas lights display at the Butchart Gardens was absolutely spectacular. We were blessed with perfect weather, and Hermann, our driver was funny, informative and well organised.

January 3, 2020

Product ID: 50017