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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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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.
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 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a travel .. Bus - Ferry - Bus - Ferry - Buswith host and knowledgeable guide Mike .. Butchart garden is excellent followed by free time at Downtown . Ferry travel would have been more exciting if whales we're seen ..More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Harsh0210
WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Harsh0210, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback with us. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour with Mike. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to go above and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you don’t enjoy the experience of getting from one place to the other - this tour is not for you. The commitment to the travel is important here. It’s a 45 minute bus ride to the ferry (Tsawwassen), then a 30 minute wait, then...More

Thank Jana P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LandSea Tours picked us up as arranged at our hotel at 8:50 am on time - you MUST call to confirm the pick up after booking - and after picking up a few more groups at downtown hotels, we were off to wait for the...More

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WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear CleopatraBunny, Thank you for taking the chance to share your review and feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed exploring Victoria and the Butchart Gardens and were able to make the most of your time while letting someone else do the driving. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Surely GOD'S hand touched the lives of those people who blessed us with the creation of Butchart Gardens. What an incredible day we had as we explored the beauty of this wonderful garden.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank donlovestravel
WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear donlovestravel, Thank you for taking the chance to share your review and feedback with us. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour, in particular exploring the gardens and all their beauty. If you ever find...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great tour, both places are highly recomended, we were lucky because the day was sunny and we were with the best guide Mark, the only thing was that the time was shorter than we expected, the guide told us as soon as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pedroz868
WestcoastSights, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear pedroz868, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback with us. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time learning about an exploring on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour with Mark. Thank you for your feedback about the...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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