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We had a wonderful tour and our guide Taylor was knowledgeable, caring and had a great sense of humor.
The ferry crossing to and from Victoria had fabulous views.
It was a 'Taylor-made' experience. I recommend it.
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The tour made it easy for us to see a lot in a short time. We lucked out on arriving as the Victoria Day parade was happening. It was great.
Dawn and Will were awesome ( had will the second day for the complimentary snapshot tour) . They were very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor ! I would definitely recommend them and your tour again.
I found this tour very enjoyable, the gardens were very beautiful,
and Victoria quiet interesting .The tour company and especially
tour guide Amy were brilliant. Very punctual and friendly. I have no hesitation
in recommending this tour
We enjoyed our day tour to Vancouver Island in spite of a car blowing up just round the corner from our hotel just before the bus came! The bus was on time, the guide/driver [Will] was very polite,helpful and informative on the trip. It was certainly a plus to be picked up at our hotel.
Thank you, Anne Jarvis.
An early start, 7 a.m., picking up guests at other hotels en route. We were driven to Tsawwassen to catch the 9 a.m. ferry to Vancouver Island. Cheryl our tour guide kept us well informed as to where to go and the return time back on the bus, before leaving the ferry for a drive to Victoria.
We happened to arrive in the city on Victoria Day, which is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25. We managed to enjoy the sights of the Victoria Day parade, a good start to the day. The weather was really kind as we enjoyed the city and the colourful crowds determined to have a good time.
We met Cheryl at 3 p.m. for the drive to Butchart Gardens, a "not to be missed" location. Arriving late in the day, the crowds had largely gone and the gardens were spectacular and fairly peaceful.
Next a short drive back to the ferry port to catch the 7 p.m. ferry, so glad that we had reservations arranged by Landsea, with vast numbers of vehicles trying to return to the mainland, at the end of the May long weekend.
Finally a return leg to Vancouver, returning to our hotel at around 10 p.m. A super day, a really excellent guide, top marks to Landsea, if in doubt do this tour, I trust you will like us, appreciate the efforts taken to provide a first rate experience.
Everything went very smoothly. Dawn was very accommodating - we wanted to see Craigdarroch Castle - well worth a visit - which was not on the itinerary but she drove us up there and picked us up an hour later and dropped us in town. A lovely day in a lovely place. The gardens are beautiful and inspirational.
We had a great time. We would not be able to do in on our own within one day wiithout joining your tour. The tour guides were great. Many thanks to Brent for making it such a enjoyable tour on our Vancouver day trip.
The trip was wonderful, but really what made the trip was Amy, our guide, who was not only knowledgeable but extremely helpful. She was a joy to travel with, and her advice made for an even better tour than we expected.
This trip was definitely a success because our guide Sheryl was so great. She described places and many stories about the people behind the scenes. Sheryl looked out for us and we all enjoyed her company during the trip. Was helpful in telling us what time to meet and where and was there in plenty of time. Just a great guide. Because she had too many passengers on board to take all home, she lined up Lee? to relieve part of the crowd so we could get back to our hotels not so late. It was a rainy night. The day was cloudy but comfortable and just right for seeing the gardens. Sheryl was great.!!!!
WE had a fabulous day and the City of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens were simply stunning. I would call them the Garden of Eden.
Landsea Tours who took us couldn't have been better, friendly, informative and fun. I want to give a big SHOUT OUT TO VIATOR AS WELL!!!! Thanks for making it so easy to book and at the best price. :-)
A very early start but well worth it the ferry is great We had the most amazing driver Dawn who showed us parts of Victoria we hadn't seen before although we had done the trip a few years ago The flowers were in full bloom at Butchart Gardens another five star tour. Thank you Viator and Landsea tours Vancouver x
More time at the gardens please! It was great and highly informative