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Butchart Gardens are beautiful! A must see when you and #39;re in Victoria. Definitely 5 stars. As far as booking with Viator, they need to do a better job describing where to meet the bus and who is the local tour company. We almost missed the tour because we were looking for a bus with a Viator sign.
Doing what: Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
This tour was excellent in every way. Guide Brentwood was full of knowledge and information.
He covered historic as well as details on fauna, where to shop, eat, drink, etc...
Although it takes a long time to go back and forth, every turn was beautiful and the Butchart Gardens were Magic.
Excellent day. Enough time in Victoria to see the city centre and waterfront. Butchart Gardens amazing. Francis, our guide, never stopped talking during the bus journeys, but he was full of interesting and useful information so it was great. Sea crossings were good, with plenty of food options, so take breakfast and evening meals on the boat to save time.
Be prepared for a very long day but a trip worth taking. Victoria a beautiful little town and Butchart Gardens stunning. Devon our guide was friendly and helpful. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Use the lounge on the ferry if you get chance, we didn't use it but heard good reports from other travellers on our tour.
Went Monday, June 6th. The tour was amazing! Everything from the bus pick-up to the ride to the ferry, the ferry ride itself, Butchart gardens, and the ferry and ride back to the hotel went splendidly! Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. He was the best. :
Spectacular day - it is long, but worth it. Our Guide Brent was very diligent and accommodating. I am not sure how this tour would be in so-so weather, but we had a great day. Victorian and Butchart Gardens are just charming and stunning.
Well led by the guide, Bazil, who relayed enticing facts. Although a long day, time was well managed. The museum displaying First Nation history is worth a visit and the Butchart Gardens are the icing on the cake.
Picked up on time, the day was fantastic. Tour guide/driver was exceptional. Highly recommend for anyone who is looking to tour Vancouver Island and the Butchart Gardens...must see and this tour is an excellent way to do so!
We enjoyed this tour and would recommend it as a good way to experience a lot of what southwest BC has to offer. The Butchart Gardens are amazing - we would definitely consider going back to the area just to spend more time there. Victoria is a cool place to visit as well.
We had a great driver/guide who helped us learn about the area and the history. Please note that there is a lot of travel time built into the tour. Bus to the ferry, ferry to the island, bus to the gardens, bus to Victoria and then back to the ferry, etc. Ferry rides were smooth and an enjoyable way to sightsee on the water.
Great tour, well organised, helpful and informative guide, small group, plenty of time to see the places. Victoria is an interesting place and well worth a visit - lots to see and do and quite a contrast to Vancouver. The Butchart Gardens are spectacular - among the best we have seen.
This was a fantastic tour. We only had a group of about 10 of us. Victoria is a beautiful place and we absolutely loved Butchart Gardens! You get plenty of time to do your own thing while having the comfort and convenience of being on a tour bus with a tour guide.
This was one of the best days we had on our trip. I would do it again in a heartbeat! Kyle, our tour guide, was wonderful! Very knowledgable and friendly. Even my husband enjoyed the Butchart Gardens. It's well worth it!
Excellent tour with the coorect time that allowed us to visit Victoria's Island and also the butchart gardens without rush. Excellent customer service and very well organized.
Very nice trip especially to Butchart Gardens
It was a nice taste of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. We were delayed leaving Victoria due to other guests arriving late which shortened our time 15 minutes at the gardens but nothing the tour guide could do about that. Brian was a very enjoyable guide.
Excellent tour, great guide. Sadly it rained at Butchart Gardens, but they were still spectacular. Much enjoyed the day, though long, and would highly recommend it. D. Gilbert
This tour was the successful final of my Vancouver experience. The bus pick-up and drop-off went very smoothly and our guide Richard was very nice knowledgable. The ferry trip was amazing but we were also lucky with the weather. Butchart Gardens were even in November a delight - the Sunken Garden is a must-see! Thanks for this very nice trip!
Butchart Gardens were beautiful ,especially for mid October. Victoria visit non exciting! Ferry ride was nice. Tour guide was very polite and helpful
Our tour guide Kalhad was very entertaining and generously offered to push my friend, who had broken her ankle, around Butchart Gardens. We were very impressed Kalhad's knowledge of the area. It was a great tour and I would highly recommend it.
This is a not to be missed tour as Butchart Gardens are so spectacular, Victoria was lovely too. Our guide recommended that you had something to eat on the ferry, which means you don't waste time at Butchart Gardens looking for somewhere to eat.
Butchart Gardens was very good. The Tourguide was very excelent too !! OK Victoria it is ok, but not so the highlight at my Vancouver trip.
The guide was very good. There was far too much time spent in Victoria and not enough at the Butchart gardens. The time in each area should be reversed.
Gavin was our driver and kept things light and fun with his stories and information on our trip to Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Lots of knowledge. The weather co-operated and we had a wonderful time in this beautiful city. Lots of time for shopping and lunch. Then on to the gardens. Over two hours to view the fantastic flowers and walking trails. Would definitely recommend.
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