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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Overview
Begin your tour with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries. With scenery so jaw-dropping, you won’t want to blink. Relax and enjoy the voyage through Active Pass and the Gulf Islands. Explore the Inner Harbour of British Columbia's capital city of Victoria, named after the British monarch Queen Victoria and visit the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, 22 hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty. This tour delivers a royally spectacular day-trip to remember.
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’ll 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C8, Canada

Traveler 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. Please contact us at 1-877-451-1777.
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great value for money. Excellent tour guide and driver.Thankyou Lorne. Very knowledgeable and instructions were perfect all day. We always knew what to expect. Our first trip on an electric coach. Very comfortable. Ferry crossing very scenic.The gardens are magnificent. Will have to return to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janet D
WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Janet D, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to provide a high quality tour with fun and knowledgeable commentary and we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time on our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I went on this tour last Thursday (September 12). It was really the only way we could reasonably see the Butchart Gardens and Victoria (two places almost everyone told us we needed to see) without a car. We were picked up promptly...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andrew C
WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Andrew C, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour with Ed. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to go...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thanks very much Jack, you’re a fantastic driver/tour guide! My husband and I have had an amazing day! The Butchart Gardens is an incredible place, we both loved it! Thanks for taking us around downtown Victoria, what a beautiful place! Also, thanks for taking us...More

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WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear annalizae67, Thank you for taking the chance to share your review and feedback with us. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to provide a high quality tour with fun and knowledgeable commentary. I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best driver Jon Buston, very personable and knowledgeable about the cities and he told lots of stories. He was also a very gracious driver and lots of fun. A great way to see Victoria if you aren't driving a car, let someone...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sherpa692870, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback with us. We strive to provide a high quality tour with fun and knowledgeable commentary and I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very efficent booking and collection from hotel. Driver very knowledgable. Managed to see the Gardens before the rain, so not best day for Victoria, but overall very good dayMore

Date of experience: September 2019
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WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear yonnybishop, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am pleased to hear 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...More

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Response from Mamie H | Reviewed this property |
If you booked tour thru ripAdvisor, you should receive email confirmation. I emailed directly to the tour company and received confirmation with additional ones as the date got closer. You can aways call the tour company... More
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Seriously - leave the dog home. Enjoy the gardens.
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Response from VeroniqueH396 | Reviewed this property |
If you’re being picked up in Vancouver then it is approx 40 mins to the ferry, 1 1/2 hrs on the ferry then 1/2 hr approx to Butchart Gardens- from Butchart Gardens Victoria is approx 1 hr. It also depends on the waiting time... More
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