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Overview

Want to spend more than a day discovering the delights of the capital of British Columbia? 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.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water


  • What You Can Expect

    Victoria 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!

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Vancouver – Gulf Islands –  Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    Your 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 Victoria

    Day 2: Victoria – Vancouver
    Day 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

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!

Heather L

24-Jul-2016

Unbelievable!! What a fantastic tour. Thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.

Details


Inclusions

  • BC Ferry ticket to Victoria
  • Float plane flight to Vancouver
  • Entrance to the Butchart Gardens for 1.5 hours
  • Selected hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 1-night stay in Victoria at the Fairmont Empress
  • Brief guided tour of Victoria by coach

  • Exclusions

    • All meals
    • Gratuities (optional)

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
      • Confirmation received at time of booking
      • Please hand in your booking confirmation to your guide at the beginning of the tour
      • Please dress accordingly to weather as the tour operates rain or shine. Jackets and rain attire recommended during colder months
      • If booking for more than one person, please make a note in the special requirements section indicating your room type
      • Max of 25 lbs of luggage allowed per traveler
      • 1.5 hours allowed at Butchart Gardens

      • Voucher info

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

        Departure Point

        Downtown Vancouver hotels

        Departure Time

        Pickup at 8am and 9am

        Duration

        2 days


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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
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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
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