Busstur från Vancouver till Victoria och Butchart Gardens
Your tour begins with pickup from Vancouver (select hotels only) for a scenic, relaxing 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival, take a scenic drive south by comfortable coach through exclusive residential areas and parks to downtown Victoria.
You'll be given a comprehensive overview of Victoria and will then have about 3 hours of free time to explore on your own by foot. Top landmarks include the Royal British Columbia Museum, Miniture World, the Bug Zoo and the IMAX Museum.
The highlight of your tour will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens. A National Historic Site of Canada, this 55-acre (22-hectare) sprawl of floral gardens offers endless stunning views. During your 1.5 hours of free time, stroll down the winding walkways and capture photos of this impressive landscape.
You'll be taken back to Vancouver after your tour.
Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only)
- Professional guide
- Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach
- Round-trip ferry
- Admission to Butchart Gardens
- Local taxes
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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
The trip on the ferry was interesting and pleasant. The bus driver, Joe, was great. He took us the scenic route to and from the gardens and provided interesting commentary. The Gardens were breathtaking. My only problem was 2 1/2 hours was barely enough time to enjoy everything. All told, a great way to check a biggie off of my bucket list!
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.
I am so glad I went. However, it is a really really long day. If you have the time do it. It was a once in a lifetime for me.
We were disappointed in the tour to Victoria because we didn’t get picked up until 8:40am and we spent far too much time driving around Vancouver picking up other people. The pick up should be much earlier, with an earlier ferry so more time can be spent in Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Too much waisted time. We did enjoy ourselves and our tour guide Meghan was great, but it was too short.
We visited Vancouver before a cruise and decided on this tour to see Victoria and it did NOT disappoint! Buchart Gardens alone were worth the price. The tour operator did a fantastic job the entire day and we felt like we got our moneys worth and more. From the moment he picked us up in the morning (exactly on time) to the moment he dropped us off that night, Bazel (Baxel with a zed!) was engaged and entertaining as well as knowledgeable. Plus he can sing! Would definately do this tour again.
Loved the tour. My husband and I went with two friends and had a super time. The But hart Gardens are absolutely beautiful, with lots of flowers we had not seen before. The tour in Victoria was good but not a lot of time. Wish we had the time to see the IMAX movie playing, but it didn’t start until after we left. The bus driver was very informative and knowledgeable.
Pick up and drop off at hotel in downtown Vancouver was superb - door-to-door. Ed was a very good guide. Kept everyone on time and gave clear instructions on where and when to meet when we had free time. The ferry ride to and from Victoria was fun. Wish for more time in Victoria but this tour covers a lot so there is sufficient time in Victoria and Butchart Gardens; Ed transported those who wanted more time at the Gardens early so options for attendees existed. As expected, this was a long day but glad we did it. Next time, see Victoria for the day!
Our tour guide, Rene’, was terrific! Our family of five didn’t have to worry about any details at all - they were all handled professionally and expertly. He was very informative and entertaining! Loved the sights!
Erich was an outstanding guide who provided so much laughter along with the history of everything...
Our Butchart Gardens tour was marvelous from start to finish. Steve, our notably knowledgeable and lighthearted tour guide, provided excellent background and guidance in regard to every experience en route, as well as signal highlights of First Nations history, Island history, and that of Butchart Gardens. While it would be easy to dilate about the magnificence and stunning beauty of the vast and various sub-gardens within the Garden, there is really no need. It is a world-class destination known for its distinctive beauty, and must simply be experienced to achieve full appreciation.
Steve so far exceeded the 5 stars. The trip was marvelous. Just wish we had a little more time Victoria
Our drive Steve was off the charts wonderful! My only wish would be to have another hour in Victoria.
Butchart is spectacular..dont miss the japanese and sunken gardens...interesting conservation lecture on the ferry..but 13 hours is a bit much for one day...
We visited Butchart Gardens on July 10th with my family of 6. The visit was amazing and the gardens were stunningly beautiful. Do yourself a favor and put this on your "list to do" when visiting Vancouver/Victoria.
This was one of the most amazing gardens that we’ve ever seen. We are so glad we decided to visit. Do not miss the opportunity to see this place. The wide variety of flowers are beautiful and the grounds are pristine. You will not regret visiting.
Tim, our guide, drove and provided excellent commentary throughout the excursion. He also allowed us ample time on our own to visit the attractions in central Victoria and the Butchart Gardens.Plan for a full day, but it’s worth every minute.
This was an excellent tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens! We highly recommend it! It’s a long day but well worth it! Victoria was very picturesque! We would have liked to spend even more time exploring this beautiful city! Butchart Gardens is an absolute must see! The flowers and gardens are incredible! Our tour guide James was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful! Our tour guide James was ! Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful!
What a great day out in Victoria, had a super guide (Dave) who was an excellent driver and very informative.
Victoria and the Butchart Gardens was awesome. Omid the tour guide, he’s funny, he makes the drive pleasant
Vancouver, Victoria and the Butchart Gardens are way too pretty for a description, please don't miss out on this one! Great guide and a beautiful day. Tip: check out which month/s are best to visit the garden if you're really into nature/flowers.
For a last minute trip this was well worth the trip. It was overwhelming and exciting to see our neighbors to the north. It was very gorgeous and amazing. Our tour guide was excellent.
The ferry over to Victoria was beautiful. I recommend going up to the top outside deck. Beautiful scenery. It was very crowded when we went since it was Thanksgiving weekend. We ended up having lunch on the ship at the buffet on the way to Victoria. It really wasn't that much more than the cafe and you had a place to sit. Very good food at the buffet. The island had some neat shops and we watched the street performers by the marina. Our tour guide Alex was awesome. He was very informative and so helpful. The Gardens were beautiful. Amazing all the different flowers, plants and trees. Loved this tour.
The gardens were almost magical and Breathtaking. Victoria is a beautiful city. It was a long day but worth it. Our tour guide Ed was very professional and knowledgeable and yes, funny at times!
A very nice tour! Alexandra was a great tour guide and she shared a lot of interesting information and funny stories. The time was dived very well between Victoria and the gardens and we enjoyed the trip very much.
Vancouver is a growing cosmopolitan city with beautiful parks. Trip to Victoria and Butchart Gardens was highlight of trip
The tour was very well handled. Our guide was knowledgable and made suggestions for restaurants, tips on visiting sites and accurate information on where to meet, times, etc. Highly recommend Jeremy and his affable way with the travelers.