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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Enjoy round-trip travel from Vancouver to Victoria, and discover top attractions in British Columbia on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip from Victoria. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island, and enjoy fine views over the beautiful Gulf Islands. Dock in Swartz Bay, and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the grounds at your leisure. Then, enjoy free time to explore the city, perhaps walking through Chinatown and the Inner Harbour, before returning to Vancouver by ferry.
  • Take a day from Vancouver to Victoria by ferry
  • Explore Butchart Gardens, with included entrance ticket
  • Enjoy free time to explore downtown Victoria
  • Transportation between sites is included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Air-conditioned vehicle
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Food and drinks

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Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:15 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • English only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pacific Coach Travel Services
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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  • "As noted before it is a long day but well worth the trip." See review
  • "I strongly recommend this travel but be mindful that it will be a long day." See review
  • "Overall, a high ratio of travelling time to visiting time makes a good guide essential." See review


149 Reviews

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Excellent tour
Ulisses G
, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful day on tour, and found Nathan to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. All of his tips and recommendations were very helpful in making the most of our day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Theresa R
, Oct 2019
Bobby was a great tour guide! We were able to make an early ferry which allowed us more time at the Gardens. They were absolutely beautiful and Vancouver Island was perfect! All in all we had ample time to do everything we wanted to do. At Victoria, we just did not have a plan so we walked around so have a plan.
Great Time!
, Sep 2019
We had a great time visiting Butchart Gardens and Victoria. As noted before it is a long day but well worth the trip. The Ferry ride is relaxing. Our tour guide Bobby W. (Gold Bus 200) was informative and funny.
Excellent tour guide
, Aug 2019
Tour guide was great. He is funny and friendly. We couldn't have enjoyed without his knowledge and sense of humour. Garden is ok, I have seen better gardens in Europe. One of the Overrated attractions.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Butchart great, Victoria poor
Charles A
, Aug 2019
The gardens were better than we could imagine. Did not see the purpose of Victoria? We went down a street look at this place to eat left and right and then drop off away from food places by BC museum. And rushed for time..
, Aug 2019
Great driver and great trip Buffet on ferry was disappointing. After first pass,more food was not replenished. The end of the line got leftovers.
Butchart & Victoria - a perfect combo
, Jul 2019
Thanks to Driver Dan for taking us on a great trip to Vancouver Island. We learned a LOT on the rides to/from the Island, the Butchart Gardens, and Victoria! Lots of jokes too - some corny, some hilarious. You’ll enjoy this trip.
Excellent Tour!
, Jul 2019
I got this tour for my relatives visiting from outside of Canada. Even though they couldn't understand much English to truly benefit from a guided tour, they quite enjoyed their time in Victoria and Butchart Gardens. It was a memorable trip and I am glad that I booked them on this tour. Everything went smoothly and as expected!
Good but short
, Jul 2019
The start of the trip was not good as we had to wait with the kids on the street for half an hour due to the late bus arrival from the communicated time. The guide Rick was an informative guy and professional. The time on the garden (2 hrs) is not enough and we had to do things with rush specially we have kids and they would normally slow you down. The time in the city center (1.5 hrs) was also quick and passed quickly.
Amazing Gardens and taste of Victoria
Gracie H
, Jul 2019
Our driver Keith was very informative on the history and development of Vancouver. The tour bus was spacious and comfortable as you will spend lots of time on it. The Butchart Gardens are a must see, just wish we had more than 2 hours. The stop at Victoria was great, but our time was very limited. Not enough to really explore just time to take some pictures and a quick snack.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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