5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Best Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

This private and personalized guided tour is the most fun and relaxing way to see Victoria. Not having to worry about crowded bus tours allows you to simply relax and enjoy the natural beauty of this city. Victoria, often referred to as the garden city, is full of history, old world charm and elegance.


  • Private tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens
  • Ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia
  • Legislature Buildings, Empress Hotel and Beacon Hill Park
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

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What You Can Expect

Best Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Drive from downtown Vancouver to the ferry terminal for priority boarding on the British Columbia Ferry service. The 1 hour 40 minute cruise across the Strait of Georgia takes you through the breathtaking Gulf Islands. Don't forget your camera for amazing photo opportunities!

Your first stop will be the world famous Butchart Gardens where you'll enjoy a truly amazing abundance of horticultural mastery. Being a private tour, you'll leave when you are ready. Most people take at least a couple of hours to explore the gardens (with time for tea if you please).

Then it is on to Victoria where you'll see the Legislature Buildings, Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park and more. Enjoy some free time to explore this fascinating city and all it has to offer. Return to Vancouver via BC Ferry service for a late evening conclusion.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking are required for this private Victoria tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was wonderful. The driver, Bjorn was personable and knowledgeable about the gardens and the island. The 10 tour was too long a day. We opted to not take the free time in Victoria City and take the 6 pm ferry back to Vancouver City. Perfect weather. great time. We will do it again when we get up this way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

An amazing tour. Bjorn showed us places we never would have seen if we had not been with him. The wonderful view from Beacon Hill was a good example of the above. His expertise and little insights made the trip to Butchart Gardens and Victoria a highlight of our time in Canada!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour went smoothly. Our driver was a very nice man. The gardens were awesome, and weather delightful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Steve did an awesome job! We had a great day on the island and at the Gardens. Steve even took us and showed us how to get to Granville Island from our hotel so we could go there the following day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Stephen was a great tour driver. We altered our day to suite our energy levels after our cruise so we left Vancouver later and arrived back there earlier in the evening. We didn't feel rushed at all during the day. Saw everything we had on our list to see. It was so nice to have a car waiting for us when we were ready to leave, when we wanted to leave. Expensive, but really worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Terrific experience and guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This day trip to Vancouver Island was excellent. Our guide - Steven - went out of his way to cater for our interests. Even finding a lawn bowling club while we were visiting the Butchart Gardens. We were able to visit this later in the day.
Steven's advice on what to see and the time he gave us to follow up on our interests was about right.
The Butchard Gardens were special but again Steven's advice on how to see as much as possilbe in a short time was very useful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Guide very knowledgeable and interesting. Would use him again. Gardens lovely but well over-crowded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

My wife and I had a terrific day.....the private tour was excellent and well worth the additional expense.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

Excellent planning and great service by Glenn and the lady who picked up our bags at the cruise ship terminal. Thank you!

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