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Experience Victoria’s signature beauty on a 13-hour tour from Vancouver. Traveling by coach and ferry, you’ll witness the region’s stunning waterways and mountains en route to BC’s capital. Spend the day snapping photos and visiting the city’s top attractions like the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre (22-hectare) haven for nature enthusiasts. This tour combines guided coach tours and free time to explore on your own.


  • Day trip to Victoria from Vancouver
  • Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island
  • Take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria
  • Soak up free time to explore Victoria at your leisure
  • See the world-famous Butchart Gardens and capture photos of the impressive floral displays
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (select hotels)

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What You Can Expect

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

Victoria Waterfront

Explore one of Canada’s most beautiful cities on this full-day tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Your excursion begins with morning pickup from your select Vancouver hotel, followed by a 1.5-hour scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands. 

You’ll arrive in Victoria with the whole day ahead of you. Hop aboard the awaiting coach, and get a lay of the land with a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s central neighborhoods and parks. Then enjoy three hours of leisure time to grab some lunch (own expense) and visit landmarks like the Royal British Columbia Museum, Miniature World, the Bug Zoo and the IMAX Museum.

Saving the best for last, your Victoria tour concludes with a visit to Butchart Gardens. You’ll have 1.5 hours to stroll along flower-lined paths, discover the many themed gardens and admire the remarkable landscaping.

After your garden tour, head to the ferry for the relaxing ride back to Vancouver. Your 13-hour tour ends with return service to your departure point. 

Please note: Hotel information required at time of booking. Call tour operator in advance to reconfirm.

Customer Reviews

JGRP United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was an all day and very informative tour. We went to Victoria and enjoyed a nice lunch at a place of our choosing, toured the great museum to see the Wooly Mammoth, and then we headed to Butchart Gardens toward the end of the day, which was a good move as we avoided most of the crowds. The Butchart Gardens were worth the whole trip. GORGEOUS! It was a long day, but I felt like we really got our money's worth.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Wonderful tour from Vancouver to Victoria BC. The tour guide was exceptional. We had just the right amount of time at each place we stopped.

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Awesome trip and the gardens were the best I have ever seen. Do this tour and you wont be disappointed.

Stacie E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to answer any question about Vancouver, Victoria, the Gardens, and the ferry. The bus was comfortable and the ferry was as well the food was even surprisingly good!. The Gardens are exquisite and not to be missed, and I think I could live in Victoria. All in all, a wonderful trip!

Bonni C B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was an outstanding day with Lauren, our tour guide. R/t hotel pickup is the best. And then when we were delayed on our return trip due to a ferry delay between Vancouver and Victoria, Lauren called and got our next day tour to Whistler moved to another day so we weren't exhausted by two very long days in a row. We will definitely book with Viator again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Enjoyed our tour .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Despite cloudy weather and intermittent rain, the tour was excellent and the visit to Butchart Gardens spectacular! The fall colors in the trees more than made up for the lack of flowers. It rightly deserves its claim of being one of the garden wonders of the world. Visiting the city center of Vancouver Island was terrific and while walking around the parliament building, one of the guards invited us in for a free tour highly recommended if you have the time. The ferry was surprisingly nice...shops, a buffet restaurant serving delicious meals, very comfortable seating...even had TV's airing the Dodgers vs. Cubs play off game! Our tour guide, Frances, was friendly, knowledgeable and lots of fun. This tour is a must do for visitors to Vancouver!

Ester T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a fantastic experience !!! the gardens are magnificent and we just could not have enough of it. Despite of the rain and the stormy weather that day, we did not give up on any inch of the gardens. Highly recommended... don't miss it. Well done to the Viator driver/couch that managed the trip in limiting weather conditions.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The trip to the garden was great, so was the ride on the ferry. The tour guide Matt was very welcoming and friendly. Thank you for this great opportunity.

kathy l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a wonderful tour that included Vancouver, Victoria, and Butchart Gardens. Our tour guide, Warwick, was amazing and made the day so much fun.

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