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Victoria's Famous Butchart Gardens

Discover Victoria & Butchart Gardens

Explore the City of Gardens

DISCOVER VICTORIA & BUTCHART GARDENS

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Parliament Building
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The Fairmont Empress Hotel
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Inner Harbour
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Butchart Gardens
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China Town

Overview

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on gorgeous Vancouver Island and is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is famous for the historic Empress Hotel, the Parliament buildings and beautiful Butchart Gardens. A visit to Vancouver is not complete without a trip to Victoria! Upon leaving Vancouver, you will take a scenic ferry ride from the Vancouver mainland through the Gulf Islands to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. From here, you will have a driving tour to Victoria, and of Victoria’s downtown area featuring the Fisherman’s Wharf, the Inner Harbour, The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Mile 0 and the historic Chinatown. There will be free time to explore downtown Victoria at your own pace. Then on to the internationally renowned Butchart Gardens.

This National Historic Site began with an exhausted limestone quarry that was transformed into the now picturesque Sunken Garden. Today the garden showcases 55 acres of themed garden displays, including a Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and Rose Garden.

Wind down your day with the scenic return sailing aboard BC Ferries and then back to where your tour began.

Itinerary

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Vancouver to Victoria

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BC Ferries to Victoria
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Terry Fox statue
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Victoria City
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  • Today’s adventure begins with a 90-minute sailing aboard BC Ferries. Be sure to visit the outside decks as it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of sea life, including porpoises and whales. Worth noting, food service is available onboard.

Victoria's Inner Harbour

  • Arrive on Vancouver Island and travel to Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Along the way you will visit the top sighting locations, including Mile 0, Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, Empress Hotel and Historic Chinatown, including the famous Fan Tan Alley and shops.

Victoria

  • Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Whatever your purpose for exploring Victoria today, our guide is ready to assist you with suggestions on the best restaurants, top breweries, shops and hidden gems.
Walking
Optional walking tour

Butchart Gardens

  • Visit the renowned Butchart Gardens. This National Historic Site began with an exhausted limestone quarry that was transformed into the now picturesque Sunken Garden. Today the garden showcases 55 acres of themed garden displays, including a Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and Rose Garden.
Gardens
Admission to Butchart Gardens

Victoria to Vancouver

  • Relax as we cruise back to the Mainland this evening, explore the outside decks and views. Wind down your day with the scenic return sailing aboard BC Ferries back to where your tour began.
Ferry
BC Ferries
duration

Duration

13-14 hours
duration

Size

22 Guests
duration

Adult

From $249/pp

Senior

From $239/pp

Child

From $149/pp
Prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes. They may vary during peak season. Special rates available. Fuel surcharge and booking fee excluded.
April 1 – June 21, October 8 – 31, 2023

Pick Up Times

1
6:45am
Library Square
2
7:00am
Canada Place
3
7:10am
Blue Horizon Hotel
4
7:20am
Sheraton Wall Centre
June 22 – October 7, 2023

Pick Up Times

1
7:45am
Library Square
2
8:00am
Canada Place
3
8:10am
Blue Horizon Hotel
4
8:20am
Sheraton Wall Centre
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic round trip coastal ferry ride across the Salish Sea and through the Gulf Islands as we make our way between Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island
  • Sightseeing tour of downtown Victoria including Oak Bay, Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, Inner Harbour, The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Mile 0, and Historic Chinatown
  • Informative & fun guided walking tour (optional participation)
  • Free time to enjoy exploring, eating and shopping in historic downtown Victoria
  • Visit Butchart Gardens: a National Historic Site covering 55 acres and showcasing over 900 species of plants

Inclusions

  • BusDeluxe mini-coach with air conditioning and large windows for the best viewing
  • NarrationOn board tour commentary provided by your driver/guide
  • FerryRoundtrip Ferry admission aboard BC Ferries
  • SightseeingSightseeing Tour of downtown Victoria aboard your mini-coach
  • WalkingWalking tour lead by local guide (optional participation)
  • AdmissionThe Butchart Gardens admission
  • All taxes

Book Your Tour Today!

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