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.
Excellent tour. Butchart Gardens in particular were absolutely fantastic and we really enjoyed exploring Victoria. Irvin the tour guide was a fount of information, very pleasant and efficient. Thank you.
Very good tour in fascinating Victoria and the wonderful Butchart Gardens
Excellent trip. I would give it 6 stars if I could.
Pros: Abundant wildlife bald eagles, killer whales, humpback whales, whale watching tour guides were experts, Victoria is an excellent destination, bus tour operator to Butchart was friendly and informative, the Butchart Gardens are gorgeous.
Cons: Difficult to balance time between Victoria and Butchart Gardens an additional half-hour in each would have been great the morning check-in process could be a little more efficient
We enjoyed out day out.Everything ran like clockwork.The commentary was great as that was why we did a tour to learn about Vancouver,surrounding farmland,Victoria. The Butchart gardens were the best I have ever seen.
Great tour. Victoria and Butchart Gardens make a wonderful trip. Would highly recommend.
A wonderful trip from beginning to end. Our tour guide, Cory, gave us lots of interesting information in a fun and friendly manner. The ferry ride was spectacular, Victoria a wonderful, stately 'old lady' and Butchart Gardens beautiful. Would do the tour again tomorrow, but so much else to see in this amazing area.
It was a great way to see Victoria And the fabulous Butchart Gardens! Our bus driver was outstanding in providing us with great tips on what to see while in Victoria. It was a long day but much was gained.
A long day, but a lot to see. The BC ferries are first class, Victoria is a lovely and interesting city - great shopping, beautiful Parliament building, but the highlight was the Butchart Gardens - absolutely stunning, and we were given plenty of time to wander around.
A nice boat ride to Victoria from Vancouver along with a scenic tour around Victoria before heading to the wonderful Butchart Gardens.
We did not see any whales in the morning, but were able to see a pod on the way back from Butchart Gardens. My only critique is that I wish we would have had a few more minutes on the way back to Vancouver to whale watch. Although, had we seen whales in the morning, this may not have been such a big deal. The guides and rest of the crew were wonderful!
This tour was good - and visit to Butchart Gardens was really impressive - we could have spent a lot longer here. The day we went there was lots of small stalls in Victoria selling all sorts of wares.
Our guide Veronica was terrific. Flowers in Butchart Gardens were gorgeous.
Fantastic day. The crew are brilliant and very informative. We saw lots of whales on the trip out and on our return which was an added bonus. Victoria and Butchart Gardens are very beautiful places which made the day even more memorable.
United States of America
Long day tour, about 14 hours. Our tour guide, Aubyn, is super cool. We didn't see much wild life during the ferry ride to Victoria. The Butchart Gardens is the best garden we've been, too.
Our tour to Vancouver Island was wonderful. It was long 14 hours, but well worth it. Our guide. Meghan, was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, informative and very witty. Victoria is a city not to be missed. After being shown the city, we had time to browse around on our own, After that, we went to the Butchart Gardens. The flowers and various kinds of gardens were stunning. At the end of the tour, we were tired, but so happy that we had taken this tour.
United States of America
The trip to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens was outstanding. The tour guide was excellent. We really enjoyed our day. The weather was nice and the pick up and drop off at out hotel in Richmond were also good. Thanks for a great Tour.
This was a well organized tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. Victoria and Butchart Gardens were beautiful. We were so glad we took this tour.
My son and I took the one day tour to Victoria and Butchart Gardens on Aug. 12. We had a very good day. Especially, the tour guy Cory is very good.
At Victoria, we went to a Bug Zoo which is within the walking zoon. My 6 year old son really loves this place.
A unique experience in Victoria and Butchart Gardens. The gardens is beautiful.
Plenty of free time to walk around Victoria.
Butchart Gardens are amazing.
Tour guide was great.
And they pick you up at your hotel - door-to-door service.
This is a long day but well worth it. The ferry ride to Vancouver Island passes through the Gulf Islands - spectacular scenery! Make a reservation for tea at the Empress Hotel before you leave, you won't regret it. Walk along the waterfront, enjoy some shopping, then spend the rest of the afternoon soaking up the beauty of Butchart Gardens.
The definite highlight of our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the ferry ride and the day at Victoria. We had ample time to enjoy the shops and market at Victoria and having the morning to do that and then seeing the Butchart Garden later in the afternoon worked out well. The drive to the Garden gave us all a chance to nap a little after the ferry and shopping. The Butchart Gardens are a must see. We did have enough time to enjoy them and got a full 2 hours in the afternoon. We had an enthusiastic and informed guide.
We had a great day from the prompt hotel pick-up to the nice ferry crossing all was organized and pleasant. Victoria was nice, but time went quickly...and Butchart Gardens was, of course, wonderful and we had plenty of time there to take our 'millions' of flower photos. Thanks Viator for offering a great day excursion from Vancouver. We really enjoyed it!
John was very friendly and knowledgeable of the Island. I would have appreciated a little more time at the Butchart Gardens. It felt a little rushed for time. Thirty minutes longer would have been sufficient to really enjoy the Gardens more. The rest of the tour was enjoyable and the sites were beautiful.
Doing what: Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour
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