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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

Gerald H S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An extraordinary tour with a wonderful guide. Megan was terrific!!!!!! A very long day, but fabulous.

Donna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was first rate! We had plenty of time to walk around Victoria and to stroll around the gardens. Our guide, Tim was exceptional, narrating as we passed through different neighborhoods and sharing Vancouver history and anecdotes. Moreover, the vistas you see from the ferry are breathtaking. Take this tour-- I would do it again.

Zahia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tour guide, Jordan, is excellent!
It's a long day but totally worth going the distance, especially to see the magnificent Burchart Gardens

Charles I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Long but above our expectations. Irvin was a great tour guide. Highly recommented.

William J T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Everything about the tour was great. The guide was superb - informative and interesting. All the arrangements worked exactly to plan. The length of time at the stops was good. Hard to think of how it could have been better.

Joyce F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent, wonderful tour guide and everything was on schedule. The ferry was fine and the time in Victoria and then Butchart Gardens was perfect. It's a long day but well worth it!

Nancy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour...plenty of on-your-own time...professional, courteous guide. Would highly recommend this agent and this tour.

Joanne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had a great tour guide and an enjoyable day

Alexander C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

another tour you MUST take if in Vancouver. The Butchart Gardens are unbelievable and it's an experience you will remember for life.

Lawrence B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fabulous Tour!!! Jeremy was our guide. He was a wealth of knowledge and he helped make this trip even more memorable. We highly recommend this tour and this tour group. The bus showed up at our hotel promptly and our experience continued to improve as the day went on.

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