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4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

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  • Location: Victoria, Canada
  • Duration:  Flexible

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria. 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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

So Beautiful! Beware it can be quite packed with other tourists especially if you are going on a weekend day or holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We spent two nights at the Fairmont Empress with Bed and breakfast both days and Tea one afternoon. We spent one day walking around Buchart gardens. It was expensive but worth every penny. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. The only hitch was not finding out until we were ready to leave that the hotel would have sent a valet to help us get our bags from the bus to the hotel. It is a short walk but two older women lugging heavy suitcases had more than we could handle. The driver suggested that we walk to the hotel through the Rose garden rather than take a taxi. Next time we call the hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Great tour guide on the trip to the gardens. Butchart Gardens is a must see when in Victoria. Viator tours gave us flexibility on how long we stayed in the gardens unlike some other tours I saw online.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The gardens are beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Tour guide was excellent! Gardens not quite totally in bloom but a definite "must see".

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Butchart Gardens are a must for any visitor to Victoria.
The gardens are designed and arranged like beautiful art. It is pure pleasure at every turn.
Lunch in the dining room, (not cafe,) was delicious and lovely. There were edible flowers
as garnish on a wonderful, unusual chicken salad.
Everything was perfect except that we had no way of knowing that we would not be picked up in front of the hotel, as has been true for other tours, but in the back. So, we missed our pickup, even though we were
out there and ready fifteen minutes early. Only when I had the hotel call, did I learn we were waiting in the wrong place. I would have appreciated a mention of where the pickup might be. We did get on a later tour.
The narration by the driver was excellent.
Other than the stressful start, it was a marvelous day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Out tour guide was excellent. He was very knowleldgible and very informative. He made us all feel at ease. The tour was just the right length. I t was very nice to have a varitety of times to return to our hotel and thus be able to spend extra time in the gardens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Beautiful. Enjoy afternoon tea with pleasant staffs and great food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The bus driver was friendly provided very interesting information on the city of Victoria and the history of Butchart Gardens. Butchart Gardens was so very beautiful and I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Victoria. The trip to the Butterfly House near Butchart Gardens was an unexpected bonus and well worth the 30 minutes we spent there before going on to Butchart Gardens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

This was my second time here and once again, I had a fantastic time, the flowers were out in bloom and the staff were awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Butchart Gardens. Even the trip from downtown Victoria out to the gardens was fun and our driver very informative and entertaining. I'm not sure what more there is to say about the gardens that hasn't already been said by other reviewers, they are simply amazing. I think my wife may have summed it up best saying, "this must be what the Garden of Eden looked like".

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Wonderful place; wonderful trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Excellent service, both coming and going. Drivers shared interesting information along the way, but didn't talk too much. Very convenient to have tickets, maps of the garden, and guides to the flowers available as we got off the bus. Also appreciate having restrooms close to the bus stop pointed out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Convenient and flexible. Se enjoyed it very much and were pleased to have the time to see the gardens our way and also to have a lovely dinner on the patio of the Dining Room, looking out on the gardens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

It was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the Butterfly gardens and Buchart gardens. Thank you so much for including the Butterfly gardens in our pass. I probably wouldn't have gone there if you hadn't included it. We absolutely loved Victoria and wished we had more time to see more of it.

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