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Butchart Gardens, established in 1904, treat visitors to an enchanting floral show that changes with the seasons. Covering 55 acres (22 hectares) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the botanical space is intricately laid out into separate themed gardens with landscaping that impresses and inspires gardeners and nature lovers alike.

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Private Small Group Tour of Victoria & Butchart Gardens

Private Small Group Tour of Victoria & Butchart Gardens

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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.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$423.66
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US$423.66
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

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Take a sweet-smelling stroll through Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens, spanning 55 acres (22.2 hectares) of beautifully designed flower beds, lily ponds, footbridges, and thematic landscapes. With a convenient pickup location and a flexible return shuttle schedule, it’s an easy way to experience one of Victoria’s most popular attractions. Visit during summer or holiday season evenings to witness special luminous displays that add an extra touch of enchantment to the gardens.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.72
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US$59.72
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Explore British Columbia’s coastline by land and sea on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver. Hop aboard your ferry and enjoy a cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Stand on the deck and watch the waves for whales and sea lions, and keep your eyes on the skies for eagles. Visit the botanical Butchart Gardens, where trickling fountains sit among themed flowerbeds and sunken gardens. Explore vibrant corners of Victoria such as Chinatown and the Inner Harbour at your leisure and soak up the metropolitan atmosphere.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180.76
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US$180.76
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed Boat

Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed Boat

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While in Canada, experience Victoria’s wide selection of outdoor activities, and see the beauty of the Butchart Gardens on this guided tour by air, land, and water from Vancouver. First, take a helicopter flight over the Gulf Islands to spend some free time in the Garden City. See the Butchart Gardens before hopping on a speedboat cruise back to Vancouver.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$523.73
Price varies by group size
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US$523.73
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Butchart Gardens & Beyond: Spirit, Vine, Tea & Honey

Butchart Gardens & Beyond: Spirit, Vine, Tea & Honey

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Set out for a customized tour that could include a visit to the themed botanicals of Butchart Gardens, De Vine Vineyards, Mount Tolmie and more during this private, personalized tour that includes transportation in a Tesla. Select a three-, four-, or five-hour tour and work with a guide to set your itinerary based on your preferences. Plan a foodie’s lunch, visit a butterfly sanctuary and see Victoria your way. 
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$282.44
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US$282.44
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2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress

2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress

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Experience the signature beauty of British Columbia on a 2-day tour of Victoria from Vancouver. Traveling by coach, ferry, and float plane, you’ll explore the region’s many waterways, mountains, and local wildlife. Spend two days visiting the city’s top attractions, including Butchart Gardens, and snapping postcard-worthy photos. Overnight, enjoy a luxurious stay at the 4-star Fairmont Empress hotel.
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  • 2 days
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US$605.38
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US$605.38
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Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$365.00
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US$365.00
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Private Butchart Gardens + Gardens at HCP Tour

Private Butchart Gardens + Gardens at HCP Tour

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Victoria is known as the City of Gardens and on this private tour you'll discover two of the best. We'll start our day at the world-famous Butchart Gardens. As we drive along scenic country roads, learn about the fascinating history of the gardens and the unique vision of Jennie Butchart. An early arrival at the gates means we'll miss the crowds and with 22 ha to explore, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the gardens. These stunning gardens are a National Historic Site and have something to offer in every season, from dazzling displays of spring flowers through to the magical Christmas illuminations. A short drive through beautiful countryside brings us to our second stop: the Gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. This "gardeners' garden" is located in a conservation park and you'll find nature trails, wetlands, and bird watching areas alongside more formal gardens, including Canada's largest Bonsai garden.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137.19
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US$137.19
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Small-Group Best of Victoria Tour including Butchart Gardens

Small-Group Best of Victoria Tour including Butchart Gardens

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.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$181.57
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US$181.57
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Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

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Add some to elegance to your British Columbia vacation with a private custom tour of Victoria. Your personal driver will help you design a splendid itinerary, taking you through neighborhoods dripping with old-world charm and to the city’s many green spaces—including the famous Butchart Gardens. Forget the crowded tour bus and travel at your own pace, request stops to snap photos, buy a cup of tea or have a closer look at a site.
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  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$635.49
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US$635.49
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Victoria Butchart Gardens & Sightseeing Tour
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Victoria Butchart Gardens & Sightseeing Tour

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Victoria is a must-visit for travelers to the British Columbian coast. But many miss out due to concerns about ferries and getting around. With this day tour, you can let the experts handle all of the logistics. You’ll be picked up in Vancouver and whisked over tho Vancouver Island by ferry. There you will explore the Butchart Gardens before a larger tour of the city, which includes stops at Fisherman’s Wharf, the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel, Mile 0 and Chinatown.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$178.34
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US$178.34
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Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip

Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip

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Discover Victoria, known as the Garden City, on this private full-day tour from Vancouver. Begin with a pleasant ferry cruise through the Strait of Georgia to Victoria, and then explore the famous Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum and Parliament Building in downtown Victoria. Customize your itinerary to suit the interests of your group, spending as much time at each site as you like, and enjoy transport by SUV with panoramic windows. Your personalized guide is also a professional photographer, giving you the option to purchase memorable shots of your outing.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$642.97
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US$642.97
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The Ultimate Group Package Tour of Victoria
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The Ultimate Group Package Tour of Victoria

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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.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$564.88
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US$564.88
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3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

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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 Butchart Gardens and City Tour covers some of 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
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US$150.00
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4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.00
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US$200.00
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Private Christmas Lights Tour and Butchart Gardens

Private Christmas Lights Tour and Butchart Gardens

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Get in the holiday spirit with a winter frolic under the Christmas lights display at Butchart Gardens and around Victoria. This private tour will highlight some of the lights hung for the holidays on the way to and from the Gardens. Each December, Butchart Gardens decorates with thousands of lights hung on the property. There is ice skating, hot drinks, and carollers to help set the winter wonderland scene.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$238.06
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US$238.06
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Victoria Gardens and Castles Grand Tour

Victoria Gardens and Castles Grand Tour

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Go with Dimitri your friendly, knowledgable, and local guide who has been providing world class tours for over 16 years with thousands of happy customers. Join us as we visit Victoria's most beautiful and famous attractions including castles, heritage buildings and sites, gardens, and much more; all from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. The tour is fully narrated with interesting stories and historically-relevant accounts that will create an unforgettable experience that you will tell all your friends about!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$422.86
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US$422.86
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Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.00
Price varies by group size
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US$250.00
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Vancouver->Victoria Tour | Visit Craigdarroch Castle and Butchart Garden Private

Vancouver->Victoria Tour | Visit Craigdarroch Castle and Butchart Garden Private

Our tour is made specially for people interested in the culture and history of Victoria, as well as British Columbia. Your tour starts with the initial pickup from a Vancouver hotel. You will depart to the grand BC ferry and relax at the scenic cruise through the Gulf Islands. Start your tour by going to the Butchart garden and spend some time admiring the flower filled paths, discover the many themed gardens and admire masterful landscaping along the way. After your garden visit, we will head towards Victoria to see the Craigdarroch Castle, through the car ride you’ll see landmarks like the Legislature Buildings, Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park and more. Once you are at the 'Castle', you will have a guided tour of the Castle explaining its history and its Cultural Significance while looking at the awe inspiring Gothic architecture. Visit the scenic marine and then come back to the ferry to finish the trip. Please note: This private tour requires a two person minimum for booking.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$522.57
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US$522.57

The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

The Magic of Christmas allows you to sample the wonderful winter sights & tastes of Saanich beyond Butchart Gardens to the hidden gems of the Paradise Peninsula's craft farm-to-table and spectacular scenic views. Let us transport you into the future of travel in the elegant, sporty luxury of a Tesla Signature Model S 85 or new Model 3: the world's first fully-electric, solar-powered* touring sedans. NEW: Tesla Model X SUV for 6! Inspired by his grandmother's garden, the Butcharts' transformed their family home & cement factory on Tod Inlet into one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Slake your post-garden thirst at a local craft cafe, vineyard, distillery, or brewery. Your 4 to 8-hour Tesla Tour will visit Butchart Gardens with optional visits to Butterfly Gardens or your choice of Saanich-area vineyards, honey farms, distilleries, & tea-rooms (tasting fees included, admission fees & meals not included). Admission tickets may be purchased at the gate and online
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$629.03
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US$629.03
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Victoria Full-Day Private Tour

Victoria Full-Day Private Tour

Travel to Victoria by private tour from Vancouver with included round-trip transport and an admission ticket to one of the city’s most famous attractions, Butchart Gardens. During your ferry ride from Vancouver, enjoy views of the Strait of Georgia. Plus, make a stop at Victoria Harbour, and go on a tour of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,824.14
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US$1,824.14
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Beautiful Butchart Gardens and City Highlight

Beautiful Butchart Gardens and City Highlight

Most of our tours have a driver and a guide so you get a lot of one-on-one attention. We have set tours but we can create a tour just for your own personal interests.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$450.00
per group
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US$450.00
per group

Victoria Gardens and Castles Grand Tour

Victoria Gardens and Castles Grand Tour

Go with Dimitri your friendly, knowledgable, and local guide who has been providing world class tours for over 16 years with thousands of happy customers. Join us as we visit Victoria's most beautiful and famous attractions including castles, heritage buildings and sites, gardens, and much more; all from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. The tour is fully narrated with interesting stories and historically-relevant accounts that will create an unforgettable experience that you will tell all your friends about!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$281.63
per group
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US$281.63
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Peninsula Highlights

Peninsula Highlights

The Saanich Peninsula is a wonderful place to explore and on this guided tour, you'll experience some of the best bits all in one day! Tours are fully customized to you and your group.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$164.71
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US$164.71
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Butchart Gardens hours of operation?
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Butchart Gardens hours of operation: Varies seasonally. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Butchart Gardens tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Butchart Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Butchart Gardens 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Butchart Gardens costs USD 59.72. Guided Butchart Gardens tours start around USD 59.72 per person.
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