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Khaled was a great driver/tour guide. He was clear about where to go and when to meet. Full of interesting info. Weather was ideal so we thoroughly enjoyed seeing everything!
Excellent experience made better with the expert guidance of our guide Ryan
The tour was delightful. Our driver, Katrina, was wonderful. She had patience with everyone and was quite informative. My friends and I were very glad we scheduled this tour. The gardens were beautiful and we were also able to go to tea at the Empress Hotel, which was a highlight for us, as well as see Victoria.
We could not have done this tour by ourselves. Landsea and Kevin, our guide, made it all seem easy. Everything ran on time, we saw amazing sights, and we had a delightful day.
Everything on this day was so wonderful. It began with our tour guide. He was so friendly, knew everyone by name, told very funny stories, and we felt like close friends by the end of the trip! He is a master tour guide. Since I was the only solo traveler, I was a little nervous about the trip. But by the end of the trip I had made new friends especially those who had attended the Kiwanis Convention with me.
The day was gorgeous, beautiful beyond words. I highly recommend this tour....
Excellent trip, pick up was perfect, Ferry was great, saw Orca whales on way out and on way back had excellent "eat all you want buffet" in the restaurant with a lovely view of the sea. Dawn was a great guide, knowledgeable and helpful throughout. Had not planned to visit Butchart Gardens because we have such beautiful ones here in UK. Had a pleasant surprise, so varied and so many species of flowers, it was magnificent. It was a long day, but well worth it.
This trip was fabulous. The bus operator/tour guide arrived on time and was very bubbly even at 8 am when she arrived at my hotel. Her professionalism, demeanor and true care about those on the tour really showed. The day is extremely long however the trip to Victoria and the Gardens are well worth it plus Cheryl provides facts and old tales during the commute.
Fantastic way to see 2 amazing places! Victoria is very British, but with a native American vibe -- loved it! Also loved walking through their Chinatown! Lots of interesting shops/restaurants, nice harbor area with artists' booths along the seawall. The Empress Hotel is beautiful -- don't miss that! Then on to Butchart Gardens -- amazing landscaped gardens/flowers -- wow! I've heard of it for years -- finally got to go, and was not disappointed. Very lovely! The ferry was also very unique and interesting -- over 400 cars on one ferry! Wonderful buffet (not included) on the ferry. Never would have been able to find our way to these 2 must-see places on our own -- our guide took really good care of us and made sure no one got lost or left behind! Recommend this highly!
Great value for the price that I paid. I love seeing Butchart Gardens. Our tour guide was GREAT!
Our guide Marica (spelling?) was absolutely wonderful--so knowledgeable fun, full of good stories and most of all she went really out of her way to make sure we had fun, were safe and knew just what to expect. My friend was travelling with some cracked ribs and I have Parkinson's disease so we were the less than dynamic duo as far as getting in and out of the bus etc--Marica was so thoughtful and careful with guiding us. I cannot praise her enough.
This was a very long day but very rewarding regarding experiences and sights. Victoria is a very pretty and easily walkable city with lots of options. Butchart Gardens is an unbelievable place, even if you are not into gardening it is impossible not to be amazed at the beauty of the place. Even the ferry trip was a great experience, with lots to see and reasonably priced food options on board. Tired but very satisfied when we returned to our hotel at 9.30pm.
This tour was awesome. We were picked up downtown on time and shuttled to the tourbus. The people on the bus were very pleasant and the driver was very thorough in explaining all the sights and also in making sure everyone knew pick up points and times. There was plenty of time to explore on our own in Victoria and the time to visit Butchart Gardens was generous enough. I would recommend this tour to anyone. it was well worth the money not to have to worry about ferry and bus connections but to have it all organized for us.