Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Butchart Gardens are stunningly beautiful. The tour was very well organized with great communication on pick up timing and location.
The tour guide Graham was entertaining, informative and very helpful.
We highly recommend this tour.
Very mixed review. The gardens are superb especially since it had been raining in the days prior but warm and sunny on the day itself. Hence the highly recommended score. Unfortunately, the transport was diabolical - think transit van with no suspension. I have a back problem and my wife had a hip problem. By the time we arrived at the gardens our physical condition left a lot to be desired and by the time we got back to the hotel we were in considerable pain. I spoke with the driver who confirmed that the transport that the company used was standard throughout their tours and later talking to another driver he admitted that they got a lot of complaints about the standard of transport. We had another trip booked with the same company to Whistler, but we decided that it was not worth the discomfort so backed out. So the message is definitely go to the gardens but check out the transport first. If it is "a small 24 seater" then try another carrier. Message to Viator - do not use this carrier
Everything about this tour was well planned and executed professionally and expertly manner.
The timings for each section of the tour for us were just perfect and though a long day - we arrived back at our hotel in 'good condition'
The tour guide was experienced and professional in his approach and he helped the day go smoothly for us
Will definitely consider using Viator in the future
This was really worth doing butchert gardens is fantastic and our tour guide was an excellent driver and very informed. I would recommend this tour to any one .it was well organized and even though it appears expensive it is well worth the money
My traveling friend went and thoroughly enjoyed the day. I unfortunately became ill and could not take the trip.
We really enjoyed the tour and the guide, Richard was excellent. He made the entire trip very memorable and informative. Would highly recommend to others who want to visit Victoria and Butchart Gardens.
A superb day with lively guide. Everything was as described in the overview and the Buchart Gardens were perfect. The guide drove us through some First Nation villages which were a bonus. Make sure you have fresh fish for your lunch in Victoria!!
Great tour! Our tour guide was great and shared lots of information with us. I definitely recommend this tour!
We thoroughly enjoyed the bus tour Victoria and Butchart Garden tour. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Long day, but worth every minute. Well organized, excellent guide. I would recommend that the guide tell his clients about the IMAX shows in the Museum. Your clients are ussually not very young and some are hampered in movement and would rather enjoy a spectacular show, than walk around the whole morning in town. Still, an excellent trip
Graham did a fantastic job on our tour to and from Victoria. He was a mine a information, off beat and factual that related to the trip and kept his cool under duress. Another van side-swiped the mini bus and took out the mirror whilst we were legally parked, yet he managed to get everyone to the Gardens on time and still be able to effect temporary repairs and returned to collect us at the right time. Rene also did an admirable job of filling in for Graham when we transferred to his bus to get to the gardens - the remainder of the people arrived by taxi. You need plenty of people like them permanently, plus they deserve a pay raise or special bonus....!
This was a truly tremendous tour and well worth the money! The Gardens are simply quite stunning in the size and sheer variety of flowers, plants, etc. The city of Victoria is lovely and the people exceptionally friendly. A visit to the Empress Hotel proved equally impressive. Our Tour Guide Richard was extremely friendly and informative. I heartily recommend this outing! Well done!
A once in a life time experience. Our driver Amy was a pleasure to spend the day with. Amy was informative and added to our experience
We loved the tour! We were picked up at our hotel right on time. Our driver, Maryl, was absolutely terrific. She was fun and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the ferry ride, and really liked walking around Victoria. We had time for a nice lunch, shopping, and sitting by the waterfront. We loved Butchart Gardens. They were truly amazing. It was a long, full day but well worth it. We would highly recommend it.
It was one of the best tours we've ever been on. Our guide, Lisa, was superb--she made the long day a lot of fun. We had enough free time at each stop to do our own thing; this is not always a feature of other tours. The ferry ride, the tour of Victoria, and the Butchart Gardens visit were wonderful experiences. We would recommend this tour to anyone planning to visit the Vancouver area, especially if they have Lisa as their guide.
We had an excellent time. Warick was our guide and he was fantastic. I would take any tour they have to offer with Warick as a guide he is that good.
Brad,our guide was extremely knowledgable and helpful all day.His contribution to the excursion ensured it's
success.The gardens were as magnificent as we had been told and Victoria was beautiful.
We found the Driver of the Coach punctual, very approachable and friendly and very good at describing the areas that we visited, in Vancouver and in Victoria.
The Coach was very comfortable and roomy and the awesome trip was all we expected and more. We were thrilled with the amazing Butchart Gardens and enjoyed the many other places which we saw in Victoria. Also, we were very lucky to have had a lovely hot sunny day and the Ferry crossing to Victoria was calm and very clear, for photographs.
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Many thanks to our capable, knowledgeable and helpful Driver.
Jen and Rod C.
Long day, but the pickup and drop off at our hotel made it an easy trip. Enjoyed the free time in Victoria where we had afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel and still had time to do a bit of exploring of the city. The Butchart Gardens were amazingly beautiful. We had already enjoyed the gardens in Stanley Park in Vancouver as well as the Chinese gardens, but these were stunning. Good tour and our tour guide was informative and charming.
The whole trip was wonderful! enough time to spend in Victoria and Butchard Gardens, the guide-Rob-fantastic, great sense of humour, and knowledge, bus came in time, and we got back in time….
I definetly recommend this tour, Viator is very professional. Thank you!
Wonderful service - driver was great and very informative. Never would have been able to accomplish this on our own.
Our tour guide was the best (Jeff) and we took a lot of great pictures at Butchart Gardens. What a beautiful place that is. I'd go there again definitely.