Located on Vancouver Island, where life is slower and more peaceful than in the big city, Victoria is the perfect blend of old colonial charm and a modern, small city. This tour takes you on a journey along the stunningly beautiful coastline with BC Ferries and give you lots of time to explore “The City of Gardens”. Victoria’s downtown is hip and full of history.
Vancouver to Victoria
7:15am – Meet outside Waterfront Station
9:00am – To get to Victoria we must cross to Vancouver Island via BC Ferries. This boat ride is one of the highlights of the day as the views from the ship deck are amazing. Keep a lookout for wildlife in the ocean!
10:30am – Arrive in Victoria where the guide will take you on a driving and walking tour. You will see the highlights of the city that include:
- Seals at Oak Bay Marina
- Beacon Hill Park
- Mile 0 and Terry Fox Statue
- Legislature Buildings
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel
- The Inner Harbour
- Chinatown and Fantan Alley
After the tour you can set off on your own to explore and see what you can find, or take advantage of the optional activities available to you.
5:30pm – Meet the bus for the return trip
7:00pm – Catch the ferry back to Vancouver
9:15pm – Return to Vancouver
- All tips and taxes
- Deluxe coach transportation
- A fantastic tour guide
- Ferry fees and taxes
- Optional Activities
- Medical and travel insurance
- Any other expenses
Students: $105 (cash), $110 (regular)
- April–8th, 29th
*December 10th tour includes: Christmas lights at Butchart Gardens–4:00pm optional transfer to Butchart Gardens from downtown Victoria
Royal BC Museum -$17 (Jun 1st – December 31st); $11 (until April 11th),
This museum was opened in 1886 and has amazing permanent exhibits on modern history, natural history, and local First Nations history. This museum is also home to an IMAX theatre and regularly hosts temporary exhibits from all around the world.
Craigdarroch Castle – $10 (incl. bus transfer)
Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.
Butchart Gardens* – Adult $35; Youth $20
Over a century ago, Jennie but chart began building what is now one of the worlds premier floral show gardens. Explore the colors and scenes of these world famous garden. including transfer from downtown Victoria. October pricing – Adult $35. Youth $20.
*Transfer to Butchart Gardens only included in December 10th tour.