Vancouver To Victoria And Butchart Gardens Tour By Bus

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Overview

Explore Victoria's highlights on this small-group day trip from Vancouver. Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island and then take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria, followed by free time to explore at your own pace by foot. Your highlight will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens, a stunning 55-acre (22-hectare) sprawl of floral gardens and a National Historic Site of Canada.

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Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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Your tour begins with pickup from Vancouver (select hotels only) for a scenic, relaxing 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival, take a scenic drive south by comfortable coach through exclusive residential areas and parks to downtown Victoria.

You'll be given a comprehensive overview of Victoria and will then have about 3 hours of free time to explore on your own by foot. Top landmarks include the Royal British Columbia Museum, Miniture World, the Bug Zoo and the IMAX Museum.

The highlight of your tour will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens. A National Historic Site of Canada, this 55-acre (22-hectare) sprawl of floral gardens offers endless stunning views. During your 1.5 hours of free time, stroll down the winding walkways and capture photos of this impressive landscape.

You'll be taken back to Vancouver after your tour.

Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm.

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Inclusions for Vancouver To Victoria And Butchart Gardens Tour By Bus

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach
  • Round-trip ferry
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Local taxes
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Exclusions for Vancouver To Victoria And Butchart Gardens Tour By Bus

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Our tour guide David was awesome!! Pick up at the hotel right on time. Left for the ferry boat. Enjoyed the crossing. Drove to the city of Victoria where David told us where to go and what to see. Had about 3 hours to tour on our own and have lunch. Then went to the gardens and they were spectacular! This is a great no hassle tour. No worries about driving, reserving a time for the ferry, or getting tickets for the gardens. All done and you got to sit back and enjoy the scenery! Highly recommend this tour.

  • The best part of our trip was seeing the B. Gardens, where we had a lot of time to explore the grounds. They did drop us off by a good place to eat, but we had to walk about 7 blocks to meet up with the bus again. If you like to shop, you will find a lot of shops in those 7 blocks, but not much time. I wish that they would have included a visit to one of the museums. We did like the fact that they picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off at our hotel at the end of the tour.

  • Great experience from beginning to end. Our tour guide Tim was outstanding by pointing out little known things and regaling us with entertaining stories. He also left time in the tour to take us the scenic route back to the ferry on Vancouver Island. Butchart Gardens were beautiful, the capital building was amazing, and Granville Market was a great shopping experience. This is a LONG tour 12 hours, so make sure you pack some snacks and be prepared for sudden weather turns. Also, my wife is not a fan of boat rides, however, there is no up-and-down on the ferry, so she felt just fine on each leg.

  • Did not get to see Victoria very much. Just got let off bus and a walk to get picked up. Wish we could of had at least a hour more. Did not experience Victoria. Butchart Gardens part was perfect!. Thanks. Because of time in Victoria, the rating is a 3 star.

  • Nice trip to the garden. Plenty of time to explore.

  • Both Victoria and the gardens were beautiful. Our driver/tour guide was great. Very energetic and full of great information.

  • Fantastic tour and well organized! Was picked up promptly at my hotel even a few minutes early and taken to the tour bus. The tour guide was informative, though a bit surly about NOONE talking during his commentary. He berated a few guests who were whispering in the row in front of me close to the back of the bus. I could barely hear them just a row in front of me, so I highly doubt he could from the front of the bus as he claimed he could. All aside, we were well informed about Vancouver on our drive to the ferry which took us to Vancouver Island. The ferry ride was pleasant and beautiful as we made our way through the various islands. Our free time in Victoria was great- charming little town I hope to revisit and spend more time in. Butchart Gardens were equally beautiful and serene. It was a long day with a lot crammed in as well as some time to just enjoy the view on the ferries, but I'd definitely recommend this tour if you have little time and want to get out of Vancouver for the day.

  • Worth every penny! Our guide was mart, funny, personable and wish I could remember his name. We decided the tour was so much more fun and relaxing letting someone else do the driving. Awesome day!

  • Overall the tour was excellent. It was our first trip to Vancouver/Victoria and honestly we would do the trip to Victoria differently next time.
    That said, our driver was top notch. He knew so much about the area and the gardens, and he was so accommodating to different requests for the 3 hours free time we had in Victoria. My husband has mobility issues, and he dropped us right in front of a superb pub, the Bard and Banker. We had an excellent lunch there, then I walked around town while my husband held up the bar. Our only complaint is the long bus ride to the ferry and the ferry ride itself. Bus ride was a good hour, and ferry 1 1/2 hrs. Next time I would fly to Victoria via float plane or helicopter. It was a really, really long day, but we are glad we did it. Victoria and the gardens are worth it. Another very well planned and executed tour by Viator.

  • If you do anything do this!!!! Our guide was the absolute best!!!

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