Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

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Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
from AUD $275.75
Explore Victoria's highlights on this small-group day trip from Vancouver. Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island and then take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria, followed by free time to explore at your own pace by foot. Your highlight will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens, a stunning 55-acre (22-hectare) sprawl of floral gardens and a National Historic Site of Canada.
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In Brief

Vancouver, Canada
13 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: BC Ferries, 1 Ferry Causeway Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia V6C 0B9 Canada

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

Stop At: Chinatown, Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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

Stop At: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1 Canada

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

Stop At: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8 Canada

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

Stop At: BC Ferries, 11300 Patricia Bay Highway Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8 Canada

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


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only)
  • Professional driver / guide
  • Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Royal BC Museum

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.

Additional Information

  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very well organized and coordinated. Bus/van and boat both on time. Good to have food available on the ferry.
• Submitted 14 Nov 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!
• Submitted 28 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.
• Submitted 07 Oct 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.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
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!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Casey our guide was very helpful and informative with a safe driving skills. The pick up and drop off were organized.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
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.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
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.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
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.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2019
Stephen was our tour guide and he was excellent. He helped us plan our time in Victoria wisely and recommended lunch options which were great. He explained everything from getting on/off the ferry and what to do in Victoria and the highlights at Butchart gardens. Yes, it was a long day but we were very happy with this tour and Stephen had very good energy so he kept it very interesting all day.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
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!
• Submitted 29 Aug 2019
Everything about the our tour was excellent. Sarah our tour guide was will organized, funny, friendly, knowledgeable. We had a great visit. Victoria is lovely and the gardens are beyond beautiful.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
We had a fantastic day out on this tour. Even sawsome orca whales on the way over on the ferry👍👍 The gardens were the best and Victoria is stunning😁😁😁
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Erich was an outstanding guide who provided so much laughter along with the history of everything...
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
We are so glad we did this tour. Our tour guide was one of the best we have ever had - and we've traveled a lot. It was a long day but well worth the time.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
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.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
George was our tour guide and he made the entire experience awesome. The best tour guide we have ever had. Loved the entire experience.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
what a fabulous day! Our guide, Brent, was so knowledgeable and delightful. We were with him all day. A long day, but well worth it.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Steve so far exceeded the 5 stars. The trip was marvelous. Just wish we had a little more time Victoria
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Our drive Steve was off the charts wonderful! My only wish would be to have another hour in Victoria.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Wonderful! With only one day to experience Victoria and the Gardens, it was the perfect way to do it. Our tour guide was helpful and knowledgable sharing historical information, points of interest along the way and directions for our self-guided walks. Saw and experienced so much more than had we done it alone. Thank you!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
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...
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
David, our excellent driver and commentator for our trip was courteous, informative and patient to all. Explanations along the way served us well as we arrived in Victoria at noon and drove us around to get a sense of directions and places to enjoy. It was a long day but most enjoyable with a wonderful two and a half hours at the Gardens - what a beautiful and exquisite place of peace that is to the world!
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019

In Brief

Vancouver, Canada
13 hours


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