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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.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

  • What You Can Expect

    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

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Cheryl S


Excellent value. Our tour guide Paula was very informative and made the trip very enjoyable.

Nicole G


This is a long day, but you have lots of time to explore both Victoria and the gardens. Our driver and guide was helpful in sharing maps of Victoria as well as giving suggestions for good places. I think this is a great deal considering the cost of taking a ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria and back with a car, plus all the other information. The gardens are of course amazing and beautiful.

Alistair M


Im not into gardening and the like. Went with my wife who is into this stuff. The gardens were simply an incredible experience. Amazing!!

Eddy S


The pic up from the hotel was on time and the tour guide lady, a beautiful girl, was very helpful through the entire trip. Nice trip from Vancouver to Victoria by ferry. Victoria is one of the most beautiful cities I ever seen, and the Butchart Garden is just incredible place to be. If you go to Vancouver this tour its a must,

Keith C


This tour was fantastic. We were worried that it would be too long of a day-13 hours because we had a very early flight the next morning. They picked us up at 7:45 am at our hotel and it's almost an hour to the ferry terminal. Then it's a 95 minute crossing to Vancouver Island and then another 20 minutes by bus to Victoria. The trip was not as bad as it sounds. The ferry was very large and clean and the scenery along the way was beautiful. And our bus driver was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The time went by quickly. They gave us almost 3 hours in Victoria, which is an old very British city - long enough for lunch, shopping, and site seeing. Don't miss the Empress Hotel. The best part of the trip was a visit to Butchart Gardens about 20 minutes from Victoria. They give you two hours, which is not enough. There is no way to describe this place. I'm sure it is one of the most beautiful places on Planet Earth. It will blow you away. We could have used more time. It was a perfect day.



  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 24-passenger mini-coach
  • Round-trip ferry
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Local taxes

  • Exclusions

    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (optional)

    • Additional Info

      • 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

      • Voucher info

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

        Departure Point

        Downtown Vancouver. Hotel pickup is offered in the Vancouver and Richmond areas. Please call tour operator ahead to arrange.


        13 hours

        Return Details

        Returns to original departure point at approximately 9pm

Tour Options

8am Departure

Code: 0800

Departs at 8am. Duration is 13 hours
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9am Departure

Code: 0900

Departs at 9am. Duration is 12 hours
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Picture Gallery

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  • IMG_0268Victoria Town
  • Vicctoria Town
  • Victoria Harbour
  • Butchart Gardens!
  • Bard and Banker Pub
  • At the start of the garden
  • Beautiful!!!
  • Hanging basket
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Beautiful Downtown Victoria
  • Ferry Crossing
  • Butcharts Gardens
  • Beautiful part of the garden with a pond.
  • Beyond Butchart Gardens
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Butchart Gardens

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