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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver provided by Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
4.5
Book in advance
from R 2 482,32 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Visit Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver on a full-day tour that takes care of booking transport and offers a flexible mix of guided and independent time. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf Islands while crossing to Vancouver Island, enjoy time to stroll Butchart Gardens, then head to Victoria’s waterside downtown to browse shops and historic architecture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands means wildlife watching
Outdoor decks and enclosed cabins ensure a great trip in any weather
Flexible combo: guided tour of Vancouver Island with free time to explore
Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Vancouver hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Vancouver, then board a ferry at Tsawwassen for the beautiful trip to Vancouver Island, watching for eagles, sea lions, and whales as you cruise. Upon arrival on the island, head to Butchart Gardens, whose network of themed gardens wrap around a massive dancing fountain. Following your time in Butchart Gardens, head to the Victoria waterfront, where you find Vancouver Island landmarks from the British Columbia Parliament buildings to the imposing Fairmont Empress Hotel, a favorite for elegant high teas. Here, take advantage of free time to explore, whether you want to stroll the Inner Harbor, check out downtown shops, or visit a local restaurant for lunch. After a day on Vancouver Island, begin the return trip to Vancouver by bus and ferry, enjoying evening light as you travel back through the scenic Gulf Islands.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5313P17
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Island
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will pick up from most downtown Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver and Burnaby hotels. Please provide the hotel information at the time of booking. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 7 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Island
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will pick up from most downtown Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver and Burnaby hotels. Please provide the hotel information at the time of booking. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 7 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canada Place
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Vancouver Downtown
  • 1
    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Inner Harbour
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Vancouver Downtown
  • You'll end at
    Canada Place
    Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada
    Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk
    See address & details
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4.5
138 reviews
Excellent
108
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Marilyn W
South Lake Tahoe, CA1 contribution
A must see
Jun 2020 • Family
Phenomenal day viewing the gardens and a must do! The gardens are magnificent. We enjoyed an ice cream break there as well!
Written 2 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! The Butchart Gardens are indeed spectacular. We hope to be able to host you again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Franco
North Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
Worthy day trip.
Mar 2020 • Solo
long day but visiting Victoria was worth it. The Driver was very informative and accommodating. He showed us many places on Vancouver Island. The trip was seem less 12 hrs went quick.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Franco P, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review of our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time exploring the beautiful Vancouver Island and the insightful commentary provided by our driver. I guess it's true what they say; time flies when you're having fun! If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jianyu L
1 contribution
Great Day
Mar 2020 • Solo
Overall a great day! Nice electrical bus helped a lot for someone like me who has vehicle sickness easily; All the way to Victoria/Butchart Garden was beautiful; Our driver Mark is very informative and told us every hidden gem along the way!

Only thing I regretted was that March wasn’t the best season for the Garden. Very limited flowers were blossoming. I may visit another time during early summer.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear JianyuL12, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful review about your trip to Victoria + Butchart Gardens this winter. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the smooth and quiet ride aboard our brand new electric tour buses, and even more ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed Mark's commentary and expertise! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you can join us again in the summer to see the the flower displays at the Butchart Gardens in full bloom! Kind Regards, Anastasia S. Guest Experience
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Chris B
Omaha, NE5 contributions
Victoria, BC
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was a glorious day out, our tour picked us up and dropped us off near our lodging. Our tour guide, Gordie, was superb and so was the day at Butchart Garden and Victoria.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear chrisbB368ZL, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time on our Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour with Gordie, and that you were able to enjoy the scenic journey to Vancouver Island. If you ever find yourselves back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Anastasia S. Guest Experience
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NickiP
London, UK12 contributions
Fabulous
Sep 2019
We went with family from NZ and England and Canada,and it was fabulous,worth every penny.At every turn there was another vista of beautiful gardens, totally recommend a visit at any time of the year,would love tot
Return in Spring

Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Kiwivisitor2015, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us! I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the Butchart Gardens on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour and I certainly hope you are able to visit again during the springtime to see the seasonal changes! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
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Keith
North Yorkshire, UK12 contributions
Wonerful day
Sep 2019
We loved this tour, especially the Butchart Gardens which are very beautiful. Our Greyline tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting, who made the day an unforgettable day. We loved the ferry ride and our time in Victoria. Awesome day.
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear keithhammo, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback with us. I am happy to hear you were able to explore and learn about our beautiful Vancouver Island. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to go above and beyond in order to provide a high quality tour while exceeding expectations. Once again thank you for reviewing our Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour! It was a pleasure having you on board. Sincerely, Tania Guest Experience
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Dalia Sobel
1 contribution
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Oct 2019
We had an amazing time on our day trip from Vancouver to Victoria. Our tour guide Jack was extremely knowledgeable of both areas and made our trip even better than we could have imagined! Even though the weather was a bit rainy, we really enjoyed exploring the beautiful gardens and Victoria!
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Dsobel66, Thank you for taking the time to share your remarkable experience on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour with Jack! At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to go above and beyond in order to provide a high quality tour while exceeding expectations and I am delighted to know that this was your experience with Jack! I will be sure to pass your comments onto Jack as I know he will be pleased to know how much you enjoyed your experience! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
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Ian T
Bury St Edmunds, UK18 contributions
Brilliant Day to Victoria with Jack
Oct 2019
We took this trip last week Oct) to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens with the Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Tour. What a brilliant day, the Gardens being absolutely beautiful and will leave a lasting memory forever. Our driver Jack made the day with his knowledge, humour and capacity to remember everyones name on the coach which made for a very amicable atmosphere. Unfortunately it wasnt a particularly nice day weather wise but this was more than compensated for by the pleasure of the sightseeing and the second to none experience of Jack
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Ian T, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour with Jack! We strive to provide a high quality tour with fun and knowledgeable commentary and we are pleased to hear how much Jack's insight, guidance and wit helped to make your experience such a memorable part of your time here in Vancouver. I will be sure to pass your comments onto Jack as I know he will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with him! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mareena
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Beautiful Day, even with rain 😊
Oct 2019 • Couples
While we had planned on going to Whistler, we were offered to join this tour instead. It was great! The gardens were stunning, plenty of time is Victoria to look around and the ferry was good as well. Tour guide very informative and the coach was a comfortable way to travel.
Written 20 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mareenaco, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to go above and beyond in order to provide a high quality tour and after reading your review, I am glad to hear this is being accomplished by our Tour Guide. If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Sincerely, Tania T. Guest Experience
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Margaret K
1 contribution
Sightseeing at Butchart Gardens and Victoria.
Oct 2019 • Family
Trip was very good and worth doing

Driver Mark was very pleasant and approachable.

Mark had an excellent knowledge and history of Vancouver BC and surrounding areas.
Written 19 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Margaret K, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience about your Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing we strive to go above and beyond in order to provide a high quality Tour while exceeding expectations, we are glad to hear that Mark was a great Tour Guide, we will pass along your greetings to him. If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you on-board again! Sincerely, Tania Guest Experience
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Excellent tour
Excellent tour highlighting all of the things I love about Vancouver. The Capilano Suspension Bridge and a tour of
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Excellent experience
My husband and I, we really appreciated Meenu's vast knowledge of the city as well as her driving skills through th
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Excellent! And highly recommend it
It was my husband and I on the tour and it was absolutely wonderful. Have to give a shout out to Gordie- who was in
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Great!
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Great way to get around
This was real fun. The bus stop was outside our hotel and we bought tickets in the tiny shop attached. The trolley
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Great Experience in Vancouver
It was my first time visiting Vancouver, I was happy and excited to take the tour for visiting Vancouver main attra
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Great tour
Our tour guide was very informative and was quite happy to answer any questions in depth (I forgot his name!). The
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absolutely amazing tour made better by our incredibly knowledgeable guide. In hindsight I would have made it a 2 da
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Absolutely worth the time.
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Spectacular Tour
Scenery was spectacular. The tour guide Mark was very informative, friendly, and accomodating. Very enjoyable trip
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great introduction to the city!
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