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Victoria Tours from Vancouver

By Viator, October 2017

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A British Columbia visit is incomplete without a trip to Victoria, its stately capital. The midsize city, set on Vancouver Island, is full of lush gardens and ornate architecture, serving as a prime day trip destination from Vancouver. Here are a few ways to visit.

Bus Tours
Whether you’re visiting Victoria for one day or for several, a guided tour by bus lets you see some of the city’s most important sights, such as Butchart Gardens, in a relatively short amount of time. This is a convenient option for travelers interested in doing some sightseeing. Guided tour can be a cost-effective way to visit Victoria.

Seaplane Tours
For those visitors with an adventurous spirit, a seaplane trip from the mainland to the island is an excellent way to get a bird’s-eye view of British Columbia’s geography. One main reason for booking a seaplane tour from Vancouver to Victoria is the short travel time—one flight takes 35 minutes, as opposed to a 90-minute ferry ride.

Cruise Tours
Seeing British Columbia’s coastal islands from the water is one of the best ways to get a sense for the area, especially in regards to its marine life. Many cruise tours from Vancouver to Victoria incorporate whale-watching and sightseeing.

Things to Know
  • Victoria is set 60 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of Vancouver.
  • Some tours include hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.
  • Day trips from Vancouver to Victoria can last up to 13 hours, so be prepared for a long day.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, a light windbreaker (ideally with some water resistance), and a camera are all important items to bring, as are snacks and water.

Tours & Tickets

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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus, Vancouver, null
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1304 Reviews

Explore Victoria's highlights on this small-group day trip from Vancouver. Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island and then take a sightseeing coach tour ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.24
Viator Exclusive: 2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress, ... 
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Viator Exclusive: 2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Want to spend more than a day discovering the delights of the capital of British Columbia? This Viator exclusive tour includes a ferry to Victoria, a float ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $470.67
British Columbia Super Saver: 5-Day Tour of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Vancouver, Multi-day ... 
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British Columbia Super Saver: 5-Day Tour of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

Combine four tours over five days with this Vancouver Super Saver to experience the best of British Columbia. See top Vancouver attractions such as Stanley ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $385.23
2-Day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at the Inn at Laurel Point, Vancouver, ... 
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2-Day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at the Inn at Laurel Point

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Want to spend more than a day discovering the delights of the capital of British Columbia? This tour includes a ferry to Victoria, a float plane flight back to ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $393.18
Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry, Vancouver, Multi-day Tours
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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

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Add a little excitement to your day trip to Victoria from Vancouver without blowing the budget. Take a scenic seaplane flight to the famous island for a ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.69
Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Whale Watching and Return by Ferry, Vancouver, Air Tours
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Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Whale Watching and Return by Ferry

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Depart Vancouver Harbour by seaplane for an exciting flight over the Gulf Islands to beautiful Victoria. Then hop aboard an open zodiac for a 3-hour excursion ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $294.16
Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise back to Vancouver, ... 
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Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise back to Vancouver

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Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $277.14
Whale-Watching Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria, Vancouver, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria

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Hop on a one-way whale-watching cruise from Vancouver! Departing in the morning, spot whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises and more with the help of your expert ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $184.06
Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver, Vancouver, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

This private and personalized guided tour is the most fun and relaxing way to see Victoria. Not having to worry about crowded bus tours allows you to simply ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,057.77

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