DAY EXCURSION TO VICTORIA +
BUTCHART GARDENS

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from C$1,461

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About This Tour

Day Excursion to Victoria + Butchart Gardens

View the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en-route to the British inspired city of Victoria. Board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions and whales.
Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden and dancing fountain. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
The City of Victoria boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city. Return on the bus to Vancouver by ferry to conclude this diverse tour.Packed with ever-changing experiences of the Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island, this tour is a must-do for those who have not yet visited Victoria.

Season

01 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2022 (Everyday)

Departure Time

7:30am

Duration

Plan for 12h 30m

Pick-Up

Full list of locations →

Season

01 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2022 (Everyday)

Duration

Plan for 12h 30m

Departure Time

7:30am

Pick-Up

Full list of locations →

Season

01 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2022 (Everyday)

Departure Time

7:30am

Duration

Plan for 12h 30m

Pick-Up

Full list of locations →

EXPLORATION STOPS

Next stop: Adventure! Step off the bus, stretch your legs, and explore at your own pace. We've created our itinerary to give you the perfect amount of time at each unforgettable stop! Not sure where to start? Our guides are always happy to show you their favourite hidden gems!

The Butchart Gardens

Of the many highlights of our Victoria + Burchart Gardens tour, this Vancouver Island treasure is nothing short of a true pleasure. The Butchart Gardens showcases 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured gardens, many having been established over a century ago. The variety is endless as you meander through the trails to the original Sunken Garden, the Japanese Garden and the prize-winning Rose Garden. From greenhouse tours and guided walks, to music festivals and afternoon tea, the Butchart Gardens are a magical experience sure to delight all of your senses.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Each of our tours shine a spotlight on the region's most iconic landmarks, neighbourhoods, and culture — all with live narration from our expert guides. Don't forget your camera! Our oversized, tinted windows are designed for sightseeing so you won’t miss a thing!

BC Ferries

A floating kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery, BC Ferries delivers 90 minutes of “wow” to and from Vancouver Island on our Victoria + Butchart Gardens tours. Take a seat and enjoy the voyage across Juan de Fuca Strait and through the Gulf Islands. Or step outside for a closer look and some fresh, salty sea air. Don’t be surprised if you see seals and maybe even a private porpoise or whale show. Onboard amenities include a self-serve restaurant and kid’s entertainment area.

Victoria Inner Harbour

Ahh, Victoria. A beautiful, oceanside city that combines rich history, stunning natural beauty, and a wide breadth of culture that will melt your stresses away. Become aquainted with a drive through the inner city along Government Street and North America's second oldest Chinatown. Stretch your legs on the boardwalk at Victoria's Inner Harbour under the majestic Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. If the timing is right you could be rewarded with one of the many festivals hosted at the Inner Harbour, or dazzled during the Christmas season by the thousands of lights that shine to celebrate the holidays.
Operated By Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing

Prices include attraction admission and taxes. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. If you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated.

PER GROUP

From

C$1,461

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will we spend on BC Ferries?
It takes about 90 minutes on the BC Ferries to reach Vancouver Island from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Onboard amenities include a self-serve restaurant, kid’s entertainment area and washrooms.
How much free time will we have in Victoria?
Depending on the season, during the Spring and Summer tour guest will have approximately 2-2.5 hours of free time. During the Winter season, guests will have approximately 1.5 hours of free time in Victoria.
How much time will we spend at Butchart Gardens?
You will have approximately 1.5-2 hours of free time in the Butchart Gardens depending on the departure time, with the 8:30 departure offering the most time at the gardens.
Is there food on the ferry?
Yes, you can purchase food at the onboard café and full buffet.
Are the Butchart Gardens wheelchair accessible?
Yes, all public areas are wheelchair accessible with the exception of a viewpoint area within the Sunken Garden known as “The Mound.”
What can I do during my free time in Victoria?
Enjoy the quaint charm of the shops, cafes, restaurants, and galleries that fill Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Sip a festive afternoon tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel or explore the spectacular provincial parliament buildings. Ask your Guide for recommendations to help you create your perfect day in Victoria.
Are GST and gratuities included?
The price includes 5% GST & Driver Gratuity
Can I customize a Private Tour?
Yes!   All Private Tour itineraries can be customized for the group.  Requests such as a special language guide, additional stops and water service can be provided for additional fees.  Final pricing will reflect changes to the existing advertised itinerary. Please contact our office directly at reservations@glwcs.com or 1-877-451-1777 to make special requests.
What is the cost for groups over 25 people?
For groups larger than 25 people, please contact our office directly for a quote.