Victoria Butchart Gardens & Sightseeing Tour

Victoria Butchart Gardens & Sightseeing Tour

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on the gorgeous Vancouver Island and is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is famous for the historic Empress Hotel, the Parliament buildings and beautiful Butchart Gardens. This deluxe small group tour includes admission to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. A visit to Vancouver is not complete without a trip to Victoria! Upon leaving Vancouver, you will take a scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands towards Swartz Bay. From here, you will have a short drive down to Victoria. Here we will take you on a guided tour of Victoria. We will take you to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel, Mile 0 and the historic Chinatown, including a stop at the narrowest alley in Canada, Fan Tan Alley. There will be additional time to explore downtown Victoria on your own.

Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.

From Vancouver To Victoria

  • 8:15am – Depart from Canada Place (please arrive by 8:00am).
  • 8:30am – Depart from Wall Centre Vancouver (please arrive by 8:15am).
  • The Adventure begins today with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries. Be sure to visit the outside decks as it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of sea life, including porpoises and whales. Food service is available onboard.
  • Arrive on Vancouver Island, with our first stop at the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Originally a quarry over 100 years ago, it has been transformed into a modern masterpiece featuring a sunken garden.
  • As you arrive in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, you will visit the top sighting locations. Starting at Mile O, Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, Empress Hotel and Historic Chinatown, including the famous Fan Tan Alley and shops.
  • Later, enjoy free time to explore on your own or book one of our optional activities.
  • Whatever your purpose for exploring Victoria today, our guide is ready to assist you with suggestions on the best restaurants, top breweries, shops and hidden gems.
  • Relax as we cruise back to the Mainland this evening, explore the outside decks and views. Arrive in Vancouver at approximately 9:30pm.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

ENHANCE YOUR TRIP WITH ADD-ON ACTIVITIES

Optional activities you can add to this trip at the time of booking (some are seasonal):

Important Information

Departure Point
  • Option 1 – Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver – Arrive at 8:00am for an 8:15am departure
  • Option 2 – Wall Centre in Downtown Vancouver – Arrive at 8:15am for an 8:30am departure
Duration
1 day
 
Return Details
Returns to original departure point

2021 tour pricing

Including tax, excluding online booking fee

  • STUDENT / YOUTH RATE (6-18) $189
  • ADULT RATE (19+) $209

2022 tour pricing

Super Early Bird Discount of 10% Applied

Including tax, excluding online booking fee

  • STUDENT / YOUTH RATE (6-18) $171
  • ADULT RATE (19+) $189

Private Tour Surcharges

Private guided tours are available. The below table outlines the surcharge added to the base price. Please contact an agent if you wish to book a private guided tour.

  • 18-23 Passengers 0%
  • 14-17 Passengers 15%
  • 10-13 Passengers 25%
  • 8-9 Passengers 50%
  • 6-7 Passengers 75%

Important Information

Departure Point
  • Option 1 – Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver – Arrive at 8:00am for an 8:15am departure
  • Option 2 – Wall Centre in Downtown Vancouver – Arrive at 8:15am for an 8:30am departure
Duration
1 day
 
Return Details
Returns to original departure point