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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

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  • 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
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
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8am DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 8am. Duration is 13 hours
9am Departure
Departs at 9am. Duration is 12 hours
7am Departure
Departs at 7am. Duration is 14 hours

Relish stunning Coast Mountain vistas, sheer natural beauty, and BC’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.

What to Expect

A shuttle arrives at your pickup location or hotel in Vancouver, and you set off on this full-day, professionally guided tour to Victoria. Appreciate the city, mountain, and water views during the 90-minute ferry ride over the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands.

After docking in postcard-perfect Victoria, board the awaiting bus to begin your guided tour of the seaside city’s sights, neighborhoods, and parks. Disembark the bus to enjoy three hours of free time to explore on your own, and visit top attractions like Miniature World, IMAX Victoria at the Royal BC Museum, and the Victoria Bug Zoo before digging into Victoria’s local food scene for lunch (own expense).

Finish the day with a 90-minute stroll through 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great day, great tour guide

Full day with a nice balance of guide and explore time. Butchart Gardens absolute highlight. Roaming around downtown was quick but good for first visit. Possible to consider seaplane if more time wanted on Island vs time in ferry. Staff were FABULOUS!

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Flowers and stories

A great trip with our story-telling, lovable driver/guide Alessio. I was dubious about this long day trip, and certainly the ferry ride was pretty tedious, but he really made the day sing with his obvious delight in sharing his knowledge, including tips on how to...More

Thank GayleEA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Not to be missed

4 adults and 2 children 5 &3) had a wonderful time at Butchart Gardens. The staff was super accommodating and we were able to get an extra stroller so both kids stayed contained and happy. They loved the carousel and the adults loved the flowers....More

Thank Celinda P
Reviewed 4 days ago
Vancouver Island

The tour we took to Vancouver Island was with Land and Sea with Katlyn being driver/guide. She was very interesting to listen to and had some great stories. We had lots of choices with the Butchart Gardens being the highlight of the day. The gardens...More

Thank Bren S
Reviewed 5 days ago
The Way to Do It

If you are visiting Vancouver from out East, adding a day trip to Victoria and Butchart Gardens makes a lot of sense. The question is: how to get there. You can take a sea plane. You can take a whale watching cruise that goes there....More

Thank gbrandolph
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4 August 2018|
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Response from YandRgirl | Reviewed this property |
They operate all year round and have from what I hear the holiday decoration a beautiful.
6 July 2018|
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Response from sphunt | Reviewed this property |
I am in agreement with Fred B about the reservation. However my tour guide did try to get us on an earlier ferry, and he did state to give us more time at the Gardens or City. In my estimation it would have probably given... More
18 June 2018|
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Response from cynthia m | Reviewed this property |
You really don’t need reservation for most of restaurants unless the restaurant your wanting is very popular. You have 2 to 3 hours on your own in downtown Victoria before the tour takes you to Butchart Gardens. We took one... More