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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

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  • Scenic ferry and bus tour from Vancouver to Victoria, with stunning views
  • Enjoy a day of guided sightseeing with free time to explore Victoria solo
  • Stroll the famous, expertly landscaped floral displays at Butchart Gardens
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
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8am DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 8am. Duration is 13 hours
9am Departure
Departs at 9am. Duration is 12 hours
7am Departure
Departs at 7am. Duration is 14 hours

Relish stunning Coast Mountain vistas, sheer natural beauty, and BC’s picturesque provincial capital on this round-trip tour from Vancouver to Victoria. Traveling by ferry and bus, this guided tour takes you to Victoria’s must-see destinations including world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Here, wander the expertly cultivated, 55-acre (22-hectare) rose, Japanese, and Italian floral gardens. This full-day tour includes free time to explore Victoria on your own, plus all transportation and admission fees.

What to Expect

A shuttle arrives at your pickup location or hotel in Vancouver, and you set off on this full-day, professionally guided tour to Victoria. Appreciate the city, mountain, and water views during the 90-minute ferry ride over the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands.

After docking in postcard-perfect Victoria, board the awaiting bus to begin your guided tour of the seaside city’s sights, neighborhoods, and parks. Disembark the bus to enjoy three hours of free time to explore on your own, and visit top attractions like Miniature World, IMAX Victoria at the Royal BC Museum, and the Victoria Bug Zoo before digging into Victoria’s local food scene for lunch (own expense).

Finish the day with a 90-minute stroll through lush Butchart Gardens. Wander through 55 acres (22 hectares) of premier floral gardens cultivated by world-class landscapers for over 100 years before heading back to your Vancouver departure point.

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Reviewed today
Well recommended tour

Just about everything worked well on this trip.The hotel pickup was courteous and on time. The trip onto the ferry and off again was seamless. The cruise to and from Vancouver island was very pleasant. Shopping and lunch opportunities were just about the correct length...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent Day!

This was one of the highlights of our trip. I am glad I did my research beforehand and booked several weeks in advance. It is a long day but totally worth it and our driver/guide was superb. It's great because he told us a lot...More

5  Thank KBTGeorgia
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worthwhile Tour

Punctual pick-up from hotel, pleasant ferry ride to & from Victoria, plenty to see & multitude of eating options in Victoria and the Gardens were brilliant. Excellent driver, Steve, who was informative, helpful and entertaining. Not a cheap tour but definitely worthwhile

1  Thank Dreamer617620
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Gardens were great - trip was quite just OK

You'll spend as much time in the ferry terminal as you will at the gardens or in the city. We spent 60 minutes on our way out, and 55 minutes on our way back. Yes, I understand you can't arrive 10 minutes before the ferry...More

Thank cjw0757
LandseaToursLTD, General Manager at Landsea Tours and Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi cjw0757, thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour. With over 33 years' experience providing exceptional sightseeing adventures, this is not the kind of feedback we normally see and frankly, like to read. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful color!

Butchart gardens has wonderful color and makes a great location for family pictures. There's really not enough time on this tour to see a lot of Victoria, but what we did see was excellent. Our driver, Kaitlyn, was very informative and a good driver. The...More

Thank Joanne H
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Hyerim P
13 September 2018|
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Response from William V | Reviewed this property |
I was staying at the Pan Pacifica hotel and I believe my pick up time was around 7:30 AM. But the tour company will give you a more exact time when you call them.
Richard P
29 August 2018|
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Response from gbrandolph | Reviewed this property |
They pick up at Vancouver and Richmond hotels. After booking, I had to email the company the name of my hotel. They then told me what time they would pick me up. So they pick up wherever they have customers within that... More
4 August 2018|
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Response from YandRgirl | Reviewed this property |
They operate all year round and have from what I hear the holiday decoration a beautiful.