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This Viator exclusive tour includes a ferry to Victoria, a float plane flight back to Vancouver, admission into Butchart Gardens and overnight accommodation at a 4-star centrally-located Victoria hotel; a great value that will allow you plenty of time to explore this beautiful city.HighlightsFree hotel pickup and drop-off includedGreat overview and orientation of the cityMulti-Day TripPerfect introduction for first-time visitorsTravel by boat and see the sights from the waterWhat You Can ExpectVictoria is Vancouver’s smaller, quieter cousin. Don’t let small size and lack of noise fool you, the capital city of Victoria has shops, museums, history, and restaurants to occupy you for days. Make sure to see famous parliamentary sights, the Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park and the Inner Harbor. This Vancouver to Victoria Overnight Tour Including Butchart Gardens will give you a comprehensive overview of one of Canada’s most beautiful cities.You will be picked you up from your downtown Vancouver hotel by shuttle and taken to the ferry terminal at Tsawwassen where you board a BC Ferry bound for Victoria. As you cruise through the Gulf Islands, keep your eyes open; a variety of whales are known to inhabit these waters, turning your ferry ride into a whale watching excursion! Even without a whale sighting, the scenery throughout the Inside Passage is beautiful.Once in Victoria, you are whisked off to the spectacular Butchart Gardens where 55 acres of pristine gardens allows the visitor to stroll the globe without leaving the premises: amble from the Japanese Garden to the Italian Garden and linger for a while in the lush and colorful Mediterranean Garden. After admiring the flora and foliage, your coach takes you on a brief tour of the city. By 3:30pm, you’ll have been dropped off at the majestic century-old Fairmont Empress, ranked highly by Condé Nast Traveler magazine for several years, with the next 24 hours at your disposal. You can then bake the short walk to downtown Victoria to see the sights. The next day you are free to enjoy whatever activities you please. At 5pm the bus will pick you up from the hotel for your transfer to the float plane terminal for your scenic flight back to Vancouver.This tour is a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else!ItineraryDay 1: Vancouver – Gulf Islands – Victoria – Butchart GardensYour trip begins in the morning with shuttle pickup from your downtown Vancouver hotel to the ferry terminal at Tsawwassen, where you'll board a BC Ferry bound for Victoria. As you cruise through the Gulf Islands, keep your eyes open; a variety of whales are known to inhabit these waters, turning your ferry ride into a whale watching excursion! Even without a whale sighting, the scenery throughout the Inside Passage is beautiful.Once in Victoria, you are whisked off to the spectacular Butchart Gardens, where 55 acres of pristine gardens allows the visitor to stroll the globe without leaving the premises. Amble from the Japanese Garden to the Italian Garden and linger for a while in the lush and colorful Mediterranean Garden. After admiring the flora and foliage, your coach takes you on a brief tour of the city. By 3:30pm, you’ll have arrived at the majestic, century-old Fairmont Empress, ranked highly by Condé Nast Traveler magazine for several years. You can then make the short walk to downtown Victoria to see the sights. Pass the evening on the town or enjoying the ambience at the Fairmont.Overnight: The 4-star Fairmont Empress Hotel in VictoriaDay 2: Victoria – VancouverDay two is independently guided. You’ll have the whole day to enjoy whatever activities you please. Get out and explore the capital city’s many shops, museums and restaurants, and make sure to see famous parliamentary sights, Beacon Hill Park and the Inner Harbor. At 5pm, a bus will provide transfer service from your hotel to the float plane terminal for your scenic flight back to Vancouver.Your 2-day tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel in central Vancouver in the evening. Cancellation Policy Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service. Customer Reviews Shirley W 24-Aug-2017 The trip was great. We had a nice ferry ride over and sat in the bow area of the ferry and had a good buffet breakfast. Butchart gardens is beautiful. We then checked into the Empress hotel, which is a grand old hotel and huge. We had a geat room. We explored Chinatown and a nice dinner a Finn's on the water, Next day we went to the Royal British museum, which had great exhibits of the native people of Canada. Then we did a Bose electric boat ride to explore the channel in downtown Victoria. Ask for Buz for your captain. He is a wealth of information on the area of Victoria, as he grew up there and had lots of stories from his childhood to adulthood growing up on the water. Then my husband got to sit in the co-pilot seat on the seaplane home. What a trip. La Vacanza Travel took care of everything and it went so smoothly. Highly recommend this tour. Bchristian663 13-Oct-2016 This was an awesome tour - from the minute they picked us up from when they dropped us off! I'd highly recommend anyone to take this incredible tour and with so many good things, I have to say the float plane was one of the best! The guide was very nice and knowledgeable as well. Fun time! MARY P 02-Oct-2016 Great trip. Loved the Fairmont! Anne W 12-Aug-2016 Was a great experience and Victoria was much better than I expected. The 2 day tour was excellent and our bus driver was great with heaps of knowledge about Canada and the local areas. Stanton L 21-Jul-2016 Great trip! Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations! Please wait... Previous 1 2 Next DetailsInclusionsBC Ferry ticket to VictoriaFloat plane flight to VancouverEntrance to the Butchart Gardens for 1.5 hoursSelected hotel pick-up and drop-off1-night stay in Victoria at the Fairmont EmpressBrief guided tour of Victoria by coachExclusionsAll mealsGratuities (optional)Additional InfoConfirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availabilityConfirmation received at time of bookingPlease hand in your booking confirmation to your guide at the beginning of the tourPlease dress accordingly to weather as the tour operates rain or shine. Jackets and rain attire recommended during colder monthsIf booking for more than one person, please make a note in the special requirements section indicating your room typeMax of 25 lbs of luggage allowed per traveler1.5 hours allowed at Butchart GardensVoucher infoYou can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.Departure PointDowntown Vancouver hotelsDeparture TimePickup at 8am and 9amDuration2 days Tour Options 8:30am Departure Code: 0830 Tour departs at 8:30am. If you selected hotel pick-up in Downtown Vancouver, please be ready at 8:00am. 8:30 AM Starting From 31241 Check Availability View Pricing Options 9:30am Departure Code: 0930 Tour departs at 9:30am. If you selected hotel pick-up in Downtown Vancouver, please be ready at 9:00am. 9:30 AM Starting From 31241 Check Availability View Pricing Options Picture Gallery You have a question ? Special Price for Group ? 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