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Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Experience Victoria’s signature beauty on a full-day tour from Vancouver. Traveling by coach and ferry, witness the region’s stunning waterways and mountains en route to British Columbia’s capital. Spend the day snapping photos and visiting the city’s top attractions like the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre (22-hectare) haven for nature enthusiasts. This tour combines guided coach tours and free time to explore on your own.
  • Day trip to Victoria from Vancouver
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise to Vancouver Island
  • Take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria
  • Soak up free time to explore Victoria at your leisure
  • See the world-famous Butchart Gardens and capture photos of the impressive floral displays
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (select hotels)
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only)
Professional driver / guide
Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach
Local taxes
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note pick up time will vary from 30-60 minutes prior to your tour depending on location of hotel.
If your hotel is not included on this list, please call and we will direct to nearest hotel.

Explore one of Canada’s most beautiful cities on this full-day tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Your excursion begins with morning pickup from your select Vancouver or Richmond hotel, followed by a scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands. 

Dock on Vancouver Island with the whole day ahead of you. Hop aboard the awaiting coach, and get a lay of the land as you travel to Victoria. Then enjoy leisure time to grab some lunch (own expense) and visit landmarks like the Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings, Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Chinatown.

Saving the best for last, your Victoria tour concludes with a visit to Butchart Gardens. Stroll along flower-lined paths, discover the many themed gardens, and admire the remarkable landscaping.

After your garden tour, head to the ferry for the relaxing ride back to Vancouver. Your tour ends with return service to your departure point. 

Please note: Hotel information required at time of booking. Call tour operator in advance to reconfirm.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
BC Ferries
Enjoy a 90 minute scenic cruise across the Strait of Georgia aboard BC Ferries. Your mini-coach will drive right onto the ship.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chinatown
The Chinatown in Victoria is the oldest Chinatown in Canada and the second oldest in North America after San Francisco's. Victoria's Chinatown is now surrounded by cultural, entertainment venues as well as being a venue itself.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal BC Museum
Founded in 1886 the Royal BC Museum, located in the Inner Harbour of Victoria, is a profound sight-to-see! Visit the famous ‘Woolly’, a full-scale woolly mammoth model that roamed the earth during the Pleistocene Era, and a broad First Nations set that features thousands of photos and artifacts from the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Butchart Gardens
Travel to The Butchart Gardens. Relax along the drive through the countryside before arriving at a garden that leaves horticulturists in awe. Spread across 55 acres, stroll along twisting paths and grand lawns. Experience the five unique areas, including the Sunken Garden and Japanese Gardens.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
BC Ferries
On the return crossing, enjoy the dining options onboard as the sun starts to set. Your adventure is complete once we arrive at your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Landsea Tours Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The pick up should be much earlier, with an earlier ferry so more time can be spent in Victoria and Butchart Gardens." See review
  • "It was a long day but well worth the time." See review
  • "If you don't know how to get from Vancouver to Victoria, this make the travel easy." See review

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Fun day on Vancouver Island!
Sisters
, Mar 2020
This was a really great tour. Our guide Stephen was so fun and extremely knowledgeable. We only wish we had my time at the gardens!
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Wonderful tour guide - Tim
PurrPurr310
, Jan 2020
I liked how he was able to pick up everyone either on time or early. I liked his demeanor and some of the stories and history of Vancouver and Victoria. It was super helpful he provided us maps and "Flower marks the spot" of where we are being dropped off and where pick up will be. It was a beautiful and pleasant day. Also the tour company was excellent as I did get separated from the group - on purpose - and how he quickly was able to pick me up at the gates of Butchart Gardens. It was also fun the quizzes he gave us to see if we learned anything new. He ended it too with a pleasant soundtrack of Canadian musicians.
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Excellent visit
renshaw2019
, Nov 2019
Very well organized and coordinated. Bus/van & boat both on time. Good to have food available on the ferry.
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour
Robert C
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed the tour. Our driver, Brent, was great and helpful and thoughtful. The overall experience is something that I would certainly recommend to others.
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Brent was awesome!!
nfields2019
, Oct 2019
By far the best organized tour I have ever been on! Brent was thorough and provided excellent details to help us make the most of our trip and to keep us informed as to what to expect!
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Nice day trip
gsraghavendra2019
, Oct 2019
This was a nice trip spanning a day. The highlight was the Butchart Gardens where even after spending a lot of time you still feel you can spend some more. Meghan's timely narration was very informative and helpful.
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Tiring but fulfilling
jaclynteoyt
, Oct 2019
The timing for each location is spaced out nicely, the tourguide is very engaging and he gives us a lot of background information of where we’re going and also on the way there.
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Excellent and Fantastic Driver - Guide
417nigelc
, Oct 2019
We had a brilliant day with pickup , drop off , ferry all working really well. The driver "Ken" from memory was exceptional especially as when we got to the Island and were driving to Victoria the bus had a fault and heater was stuck on so bus was very hot. He tried to fix, apologised and got us there as quickly as possible. While people were visiting Victoria he got it fixed and top of that got everyone an ice-cream and calendar at the Butchart Gardens as a sorry gesture. He was brilliant and a real credit to the company and Canada.
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Perfection
Roving87480
, Sep 2019
Wonderful treat. You must go. Words can not describe the beauty that is on display at Butchart. Precision everywhere.
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MildredD15
, Sep 2019
Casey treated us to his lifelong knowledge of the area. Ferry ride was fascinating to us. Victoria is nice but the gardens as usual were beautiful even in the rain.
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