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Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver provided by Landsea Tours and Adventures

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Overview
Relish stunning coastal mountain vistas, sheer natural beauty, and British Columbia's picturesque provincial capital on this round-trip tour from Vancouver to Victoria. Traveling by ferry and bus, this guided tour takes you to Victoria’s must-see destinations including world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Here, wander the expertly cultivated, 55-acre (22-hectare) rose, Japanese, and Italian floral gardens. This full-day tour includes free time to explore Victoria on your own, plus all transportation and admission fees.
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    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Royal BC Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Scenic ferry and bus tour from Vancouver to Victoria, with stunning views
  • Enjoy a day of guided sightseeing with free time to explore Victoria solo
  • Stroll the famous, expertly landscaped floral displays at Butchart Gardens
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in Vancouver or Richmond (select hotels)
What to Expect
A shuttle arrives at your pickup location or Vancouver or Richmond hotel, and you set off on this full-day, professionally guided tour to Victoria. Appreciate the city, mountain, and water views during the ferry ride over the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands. After docking on Vancouver Island and board the awaiting bus. Enjoy a scenic journey to Victoria as you take in the seaside sights and neighborhoods. Disembark the bus to enjoy free time to explore the city on your own, and visit top attractions like Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings, Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Chinatown, before digging into Victoria’s local food scene for lunch (own expense). Finish the day with a stroll through the lush Butchart Gardens. Wander through 55 acres (22 hectares) of premier floral gardens cultivated by world-class landscapers for over 100 years before heading back to your Vancouver departure point.
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Important Information
Duration
13h
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Royal BC Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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John D wrote a review Jan 2020
Mexicali, Mexico683 contributions33 helpful votes
Having never booked from LandSea tours before, I was a bit anxious while I waited for the bus to arrive at our pick-up point. "Would they be on time?" "Would they show up at all?" and so on. Well, they did show up on time and our driver, Alessio, immediately put me at ease
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Hi John D, Thank you for such a positive and in-depth review regarding your Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. We totally understand the feeling of apprehension when booking with a new tour company. We ensure a great deal of care goes into making our guests feel comfortable onboard all our tours through industry-leading guest services training for our tour guides. From there, it comes down to the genuine commentary and interaction from guides like Alessio that make our tours stand out. We're also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Downtown Victoria & the Butchart Gardens, even with a little bit of liquid sunshine! We hope to welcome you on another tour again in the near future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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manavya2015 wrote a review Dec 2019
Montreal, Canada3 contributions8 helpful votes
Ed was our tour guide. He spoke to culture in Vancouver and Victoria. He clicked everyone's pictures. He was very kind and he has very good knowledge about the cities history. He made the trip hassle free by properly organizing the time. The best part of the trip was butchart
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Hi manavya2015, Thank you for taking the time to review your Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour with us. It's great to hear that Ed provided you with such a great experience while travelling to Victoria. He's a valuable member of our team and we'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments. We agree that this time of year, the Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens makes the tour all the more distinctive. This is our first time running the Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour during the Christmas Holidays and we're delighted you enjoyed it so much. We hope you can join us in Vancouver again soon. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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Fenny R wrote a review Dec 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Ed was our tour guide who went above and beyond to cater and care for all of us. Ed's knowledge of Vancouver and Victoria made us enjoy our trip even more. Thank you for the stories, history lessons, dad jokes and care Ed!! Highly recommended!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Hi fennyr2017, Thank you for your kind words regarding our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. Ed is certainly an extremely knowledgeable, caring and accommodating tour guide. He puts a great deal of effort into his tours and is never afraid to throw in a dad joke or two! We hope to be a part of your travel itinerary if you're back in Vancouver in the future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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Elaine wrote a review Dec 2019
San Francisco, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
From our smooth pickup onwards, I could feel how organized and well-run the tour was. A lot of time spent getting places but it didn't feel that way because our tour guide Tim was very entertaining! Because of the holiday season, the line getting into Butchart Gardens to see the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Hi chezpugnini, We very much appreciate you taking the time to review our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. We always aim to make our hotel pickups as smooth and seamless as possible and it's great to hear this reflected well throughout your tour. There's plenty of history and stories to learn on your way to Victoria and we're glad to hear Tim provided them so compellingly; he's a very positive and energetic tour guide and we're proud to have him on our team. The Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens is deservedly popular and is definitely the special part of our Victoria Tour this time of year. We hope to welcome you back on board in Vancouver in the future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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Arthur D wrote a review Nov 2019
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Very intresting place worth the visit excellent gardens I certainly would go back and revisit the garedens
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Date of experience: September 2019
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