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Explore the city of Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens on this half-day guided tour. On the way to the gardens, stop at several attractions including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, and Mount Tolmie Park. While at the Butchart Gardens, take in the impressive floral displays and the many theme gardens. On the return trip, visit Chinatown, Parliament, and the Empress Hotel.
Reserve your spot and stay longer at lush Butchart Gardens with this guided transfer that includes admission to the botanic garden. Join your small group in a comfortable coach and settle in to your reserved seat to make the trip while listening guided commentary about the gardens past and present. Learn what’s blooming, get tips on what to see before your visitm, and skip long bus lines when you arrive.
Get up close with the killer whales on the Salish Sea with this guided, 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Climb aboard a covered or open boat equipped with hydrophones to hear the whales and bring the underwater experience to light. Every voyage is led by a certified marine naturalist with a passion for the area’s marine wildlife. In addition to humpback, killer, minke and gray whales, see other wildlife like porpoises, sea lions, seals, otters and marine birds. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Experience the highlights of Victoria by taking part in our Victoria Half-Day tour! This 5-hour sightseeing tour includes: Scenic photo opportunities at Mount Tolmie & Cormorant Point, a visit to Butchart gardens, guided tour of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and 75 minute Victoria Harbour & Gorge Cruise*. It’s the perfect way to see and experience the best Victoria has to offer!
*In the event the Victoria Gorge Cruise does not operate, you will be provided with a refund for the boat cruise portion of your tour. The remainder of the tour will operate as usual.
Make the most of your trip from Vancouver, BC, to Seattle on a full-day tour that includes a visit to Butchart Gardens and free time to explore historic downtown Victoria. This point-to-point tour concludes on the Seattle waterfront and includes hotel pickup, ground transport, ferry tickets, and entrance fees.
Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
Discover the native marine wildlife for which British Columbia is famous on this 3-hour bird and sea lion-watching tour from Victoria. Hop aboard your high-speed Zodiac vessel in Victoria and head out onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s rolling waves with your guide. Watch the water for possible sightings of graceful whales and porpoises, and gaze over the rocky coastline where playful seals and sea lions relax. Watch the skies for bald eagles, heron and other native bird life, and gain insight into the animals’ life cycles and hunting habits.
Explore the beautifully historic center of Victoria, then trade downtown streets for the flower-lined paths of Butchart Gardens on a half-day, private tour of the city. You'll start with a trip to Fisherman's Wharf, then see the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park, and Craigdarroch Castle, following scenic roads through the Vancouver Island countryside. With departures throughout the day, this tour of Victoria highlights is priced per vehicle, and can be tailored to your private group of up to seven people.
Marvel at Canada’s marine wildlife in its natural habitat on this 3-hour sunset whale-watching experience from Victoria. Cruise into the harbor from Fisherman’s Wharf with your guide as the sun starts sinking on the horizon. With your wildlife identification kit to hand, watch the waves for sightings of majestic whales. There are fewer boats in the harbor at this time of day, so you can see the whales breach and splash through the water in peace. With the on-board hydrophone, you can even hear them communicating in the depths below!
Capital of British Columbia, Vancouver lies on the southern shores of Vancouver Island—with striking architecture, pretty parks, and a British colonial history dating back to the Victorian era. On this tour, explore Victoria in comfort by traditional horse-drawn carriage as your guide brings the city’s Victorian past to life. Along the way, discover sites of interest such as Beacon Hill Park, historic James Bay, and the Salish Sea waterfront.
Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
Soar over downtown Victoria and surrounds on a thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight! Take to the skies right from the water and enjoy an unforgettable aerial perspective of the harbor, coastline, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. With a maximum of five passengers, it’s an intimate, small-group ride navigated by an expert pilot.
Sit back and relax on the high-speed Victoria Clipper ferry that travels from Victoria to Seattle. Leaving from Inner Harbor, the comfortable boat ride takes less than three hours, traveling through Puget Sound to Pier 69 in Seattle's waterfront district. The on-board amenities include duty-free shopping, as well as in-seat food and beverage service (at your own expense).
Explore Victoria on your own schedule on this hop on hop off bus tour. Board or disembark at 21 different stops over one day, or stay onboard to see all of them. Take advantage of the flexibility to see the Royal BC Museum, Chinatown, Saint Andrews Cathedral, Craigdarroch Castle, and more.
Make the most of your visit to Victoria by seeing many of the area’s highlights in just one day. This private tour packs in top sights including, Butchart Gardens, one of Canada’s oldest Chinatown neighborhoods, Craigdarroch Castle, and the famed Parliament Buildings. Plus, you’ll even have time to stop at a local winery to experience British Columbia’s burgeoning wine scene. Round-trip transportation is also included for an added convenience.
Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City with High Tea at Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a two and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees, as well as a classic British Style High Tea with mouth-watering scones, delicious pastries, savory chowder, exquisite tea sandwiches, sumptuous desserts, and a selection of fine teas. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
You might not guess from the pretty gardens and charming streets, but the city of Victoria is full of ghosts, or at least ghost stories. Walk with your guide through some of the most haunted spots in town, hearing the spooky and tragic tales from Victoria’s past. You never know, you may go home with a story of your own….
Discover the beauty of downtown Victoria on this 45-minute Beacon Hill Park carriage tour. Hop into your horse-drawn carriage and travel in style along the winding roadways round Beacon Hill Park — Victoria’s oldest and, many would say, most attractive park. Discover top local attractions including St Anne's Academy, the Empress Hotel and the Church Of Our Lord, and listen as your driver shares tales and folklore from Victoria's dim and distant past. Head along pretty pathways and enjoy fine views over the vibrant flowerbeds, peaceful ponds and manicured lawns.
Choose a private tour of downtown Victoria and Craigdarroch Castle to trade a crowded group outing for more personal service. Flexible departure times and transport by private vehicle make this a convenient option for groups of up to 14. Combining driving and walking ensures you'll soak up the city's historic atmosphere while visiting the Fairmont Empress Hotel, elegant mansions, and more.
Discover inspiring vistas on this moderate-level hike of the Gowlland Tod Park, located just outside downtown Victoria. On this half-day tour, led by a photographer guide, experience several viewpoints on the route including the Olympic Mountains in Washington State, the Gulf Islands, the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, and Mount Baker, one of the tallest mountains in the Pacific Northwest. This small-group tour is limited to seven people and includes round-trip hotel transport.
Small Groups allow us access to front door experiences.
Tour is 2.5 hours in length with two times to hop out for the perfect picture. If you want to hop out more, no worries let's do it. Though tour will end downtown within 2.5 hours. We do restrict hop outs to two when we have those not as enthused with photography. We are prompt!
Your driver/guide will entertain you with local knowledge. Not pre-recorded.
Hike through Vancouver Island's towering rainforest on a private, guided hike from Victoria that explores a fascinating ecosystem. You'll see waterfalls, native plants, and some of the world's tallest and oldest trees, walking alongside a guide as you watch for Vancouver Island's native wildlife. With pickup and drop-off in downtown Victoria or the cruise port, this private hiking tour includes roughly two hours of hiking time, and can be tailored to your schedule.
Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to vintage Victoria with a 1-hour tour through the city’s most splendid neighborhoods aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Beginning at the illustrious Empress hotel, admire sailing ships in the Inner Harbor and trot through the leafy gardens and lawns of Beacon Hill Park. Pass stately Victorian mansions and other local landmarks like the Trans-Canada Highway Mile 0 marker, and take in fantastic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca during the stylish ride.