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Experience Victoria’s signature beauty on a 13-hour tour from Vancouver. Traveling by coach and ferry, you’ll witness the region’s stunning waterways and mountains en route to BC’s capital. Spend the day snapping photos and visiting the city’s top attractions like the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre (22-hectare) haven for nature enthusiasts. This tour combines guided coach tours and free time to explore on your own.


  • Day trip to Victoria from Vancouver
  • Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island
  • Take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria
  • Soak up free time to explore Victoria at your leisure
  • See the world-famous Butchart Gardens and capture photos of the impressive floral displays
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (select hotels)

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What You Can Expect

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

Victoria Waterfront

Explore one of Canada’s most beautiful cities on this full-day tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Your excursion begins with morning pickup from your select Vancouver hotel, followed by a 1.5-hour scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands. 

You’ll arrive in Victoria with the whole day ahead of you. Hop aboard the awaiting coach, and get a lay of the land with a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s central neighborhoods and parks. Then enjoy three hours of leisure time to grab some lunch (own expense) and visit landmarks like the Royal British Columbia Museum, Miniature World, the Bug Zoo and the IMAX Museum.

Saving the best for last, your Victoria tour concludes with a visit to Butchart Gardens. You’ll have 1.5 hours to stroll along flower-lined paths, discover the many themed gardens and admire the remarkable landscaping.

After your garden tour, head to the ferry for the relaxing ride back to Vancouver. Your 13-hour tour ends with return service to your departure point. 

Please note: Hotel information required at time of booking. Call tour operator in advance to reconfirm.

Customer Reviews

Gustavo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very entertaining and informative.

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Tour company was very organized. Knew exactly what they were doing, kept on time and had guides with fun personalities. Tour is a great way to see the sights on Vancouver Island without having to deal with the ferry and driving yourself. And, they give you just enough time to look around - not too little, or too much. All well worth it!

Caitlin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I was traveling with three other friends and we all had a great time. We only wish we had more time in the gardens and downtown Victoria but it would be impossible with how much travelling time it took.
Our tour guide picked us up on time from our hotel in downtown Vancouver and quickly picked up the rest of the guests. The trip to Victoria and back were seamless and everything was very well organized. I would recommend this excursion to anyone I knew going to Vancouver.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Amy, our guide/driver for the day was excellent! We were picked up promptly at our hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our day in a group of 19. The ferry ride was a lot of fun. Amy was very knowledgeable throughout our day of adventure and gave precise details of when/where to meet so that our group was on time and thus enjoyed everything instead of waiting on people. It was so fun to hear Amy tell the funny story of how she got locked in the luggage compartment of the bus during her first month on the job with Land and Sea--an example of how fun and "down to earth" our guide was. We would try Viator again based on this trip.

Liliana N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We were picked up and dropped up at the hotel. It is a very long day so I would suggest you bring snacks with you so you do not have to buy food all of the time. Thew views on the ferries, bus ride through Victoria and the Gardens are amazing. Very much worth it.

Dorothy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

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

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

excellent guide and great places to visit. The ferry trip across was a good experience

Edna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We only had one day to spend in Vancouver and this tour was perfect for us! The bus picked us up at our hotel and the tour and driver kept us entertained all day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day out, driver was very friendly, helpful and informative making the whole trip a really enjoyable day. Only point of note was our pickup time was a little delayed due to the fact that we were the last one's to be picked up and there had been a delay at a previous hotel, not the drivers fault and call to the office soon cleared up why we were waiting while other trips were leaving.

Carolin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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!

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