• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 354.55 View price calendar

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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! Travel at your own pace, and request stops to snap photos, buy a cup of tea or have a closer look at a site.


  • Private tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens
  • Ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia
  • Legislature Buildings, Empress Hotel and Beacon Hill Park
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Your full-day, private sightseeing tour begins with hotel pickup from Vancouver. Climb aboard the grand BC ferry and relax for the 1.5-hour scenic cruise through the Gulf Islands. 

You’ll arrive just outside Victoria with the whole day ahead of you! Take a seat in the classic Cadillac limousine with forward-facing seating for the short ride to Butchart Gardens, the first stop on your private tour. Take all the time you’d like to stroll along flower-lined paths, discover the many themed gardens and admire masterful landscaping—and enjoy of cup of tea (own expense) along the way. 

After your garden visit, meet your guide and head toward Victoria, where you’ll get a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s central neighborhoods and parks. You’ll see landmarks like the Legislature Buildings, Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park and more. Along the way, hear fascinating facts about the capital city, and stop whenever you'd like to have some free time to explore.

Your 13-hour tour ends with return ferry service from Victoria Ferry Terminal, arriving in Vancouver by late evening.

Please note: This private tour requires a two person minimum for booking.

Customer Reviews

Edward B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Chuck was an excellent tour guide.

John O R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a most delightful day as the gardens were outstanding and Bjorn gave us a very informative tour of Victoria Island. We would highly recommend this to others.

Shelley G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was wonderful. The driver, Bjorn was personable and knowledgeable about the gardens and the island. The 10 tour was too long a day. We opted to not take the free time in Victoria City and take the 6 pm ferry back to Vancouver City. Perfect weather. great time. We will do it again when we get up this way.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

An amazing tour. Bjorn showed us places we never would have seen if we had not been with him. The wonderful view from Beacon Hill was a good example of the above. His expertise and little insights made the trip to Butchart Gardens and Victoria a highlight of our time in Canada!

Carol S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour went smoothly. Our driver was a very nice man. The gardens were awesome, and weather delightful

Ann V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Steve did an awesome job! We had a great day on the island and at the Gardens. Steve even took us and showed us how to get to Granville Island from our hotel so we could go there the following day.

Sandra N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Stephen was a great tour driver. We altered our day to suite our energy levels after our cruise so we left Vancouver later and arrived back there earlier in the evening. We didn't feel rushed at all during the day. Saw everything we had on our list to see. It was so nice to have a car waiting for us when we were ready to leave, when we wanted to leave. Expensive, but really worth it!

Derrin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Terrific experience and guide

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This day trip to Vancouver Island was excellent. Our guide - Steven - went out of his way to cater for our interests. Even finding a lawn bowling club while we were visiting the Butchart Gardens. We were able to visit this later in the day.
Steven's advice on what to see and the time he gave us to follow up on our interests was about right.
The Butchard Gardens were special but again Steven's advice on how to see as much as possilbe in a short time was very useful.

Joel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Guide very knowledgeable and interesting. Would use him again. Gardens lovely but well over-crowded.

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