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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

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    Stop At: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8 Canada

    Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria’s ‘gem’ is the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, National Historic Site of Canada. This privately owned 55-acre display garden is located just 35 minutes north of downtown. The visit won’t be complete without a stop in the Seed & Gift Store filled with unique gifts and souvenirs, or a snack or meal in one of the on-site restaurants. The Rose Carousel with 30 hand-carved animals will be sure to delight children (and adults) of all ages. See ButchartGardens.com for more information.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Butchart Gardens offers wheelchair hire for a fully refundable $10 deposit. If a passenger is in their own collapsible wheelchair, but not completely confined to it and are able to board the bus unassisted, the chair can be stored as luggage. If a passenger is confined to a wheelchair, please advise at time of booking and wheelchair access will be requested.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 21 June 2018

    The gardens were very nice but if you have been to Keukenhof in the Netherlands or Longwood Gardens near Wilmington in Delaware, US, these will pale in comparison.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    2  Thank susanbtravel
    CVS T, Marketing Assistant at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

    Hello, thank you for the review, we are sorry that the gardens were not up to par with what you expected. We hope you still enjoyed yourself while there,

    Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

    The Gardens are definitely worth seeing when visiting Victoria. The sunken garden is really impressive. The bus is a bit expensive but very convenient. Our particular driver’s monologue was a bit too personal and borderline offensive. Blake was not our favorite but the Gardens were...More

    1  Thank ann3572016
    CVS T, Marketing Assistant at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

    Hello and thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the gardens. I'm sorry that your driver was not part of the highlights of your time in Victoria. Yours is the first comment of this nature that we have received, regarding this driver....More

    Reviewed 20 June 2018

    Was an excursion off our cruise. Began with a great "Tea Service" but far beyond just tea; included a selection of excellent small pastry & savory bites. Toured the extensive gardens built in an old quarry. Over 300 rose varieties, all labeled pus a multitude...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    2  Thank BillWBulverde
    CVS T, Marketing Assistant at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

    Hello, thank you for your review! Tea at the gardens is amazing we are glad you enjoyed your trip. We hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 18 June 2018

    We booked our CVS tour to Butchart Gardens on the internet before our cruise. We had booked the 11AM tour, however we made it into the center of Victoria earlier than expected and they allowed us to take the 10AM tour instead. The CVS kiosk...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    7  Thank dwfr
    CVS T, Marketing Assistant at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

    Hello, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour. We try to accommodate guests however we can. We understand that people may want longer at the gardens than others, as you said some may like to stay for lunch or tea. Rob is...More

    Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

    Stopped here on our first day on the island. It is such an over whelming beauty of flowers, trees and plants. Got to meet one of the workers and very interesting how the grounds are maintained.

    1  Thank Joe P
    CVS T, Marketing Assistant at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

    Hello, Thank you for the review we are glad to hear you enjoyed the Butchart Gardens. It's very nice that you got to meet one of the workers and get an inside scoop! We hope to see you again.

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    8 August 2019|
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    Response from JuliaMWeymouth | Reviewed this property |
    I visited the gardens in late May. There are lots and lots of trees so can only assume that the autumn colours would be lovely.
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    17 July 2019|
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    Response from Fran4747 | Reviewed this property |
    You don’t have to wait all day! I believe we got a bus back at 2:00. We had to catch the ferry back to Washington so we had to get a bus back to the harbor in time.
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