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Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

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  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Victoria’s signature beauty on a full-day tour from Vancouver. Traveling by coach and ferry, witness the region’s stunning waterways and mountains en route to British Columbia’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 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)

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only)
  • Professional driver / guide
  • Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

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Please Note

Please note pick up time will vary from 30-60 minutes prior to your tour depending on location of hotel. If your hotel is not included on this list, please call and we will direct to nearest hotel.


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 or Richmond hotel, followed by a scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands. 

Dock on Vancouver Island with the whole day ahead of you. Hop aboard the awaiting coach, and get a lay of the land as you travel to Victoria. Then enjoy leisure time to grab some lunch (own expense) and visit landmarks like the Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings, Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Chinatown.

Saving the best for last, your Victoria tour concludes with a visit to Butchart Gardens. 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 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.

BC Ferries

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Enjoy a 90 minute scenic cruise across the Strait of Georgia aboard BC Ferries. Your mini-coach will drive right onto the ship.


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

The Chinatown in Victoria is the oldest Chinatown in Canada and the second oldest in North America after San Francisco's. Victoria's Chinatown is now surrounded by cultural, entertainment venues as well as being a venue itself.

Royal BC Museum

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Founded in 1886 the Royal BC Museum, located in the Inner Harbour of Victoria, is a profound sight-to-see! Visit the famous ‘Woolly’, a full-scale woolly mammoth model that roamed the earth during the Pleistocene Era, and a broad First Nations set that features thousands of photos and artifacts from the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia.

The Butchart Gardens

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Travel to The Butchart Gardens. Relax along the drive through the countryside before arriving at a garden that leaves horticulturists in awe. Spread across 55 acres, stroll along twisting paths and grand lawns. Experience the five unique areas, including the Sunken Garden and Japanese Gardens.

BC Ferries

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

On the return crossing, enjoy the dining options onboard as the sun starts to set. Your adventure is complete once we arrive at your hotel.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips

The pick up should be much earlier, with an earlier ferry so more time can be spent in Victoria and Butchart Gardens.
It was a long day but well worth the time.
If you don't know how to get from Vancouver to Victoria, this make the travel easy.
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Butchart Gardens was...
Meredith_S, Jul 2022
Butchart Gardens was absolutely stunning! The 2nd greatest part was our guide, Steve, who was a fabulous storyteller, kind, organized, and funny! Wonderful tour to take!
Beautiful scenery all day long!
Patricia_W, Jul 2022
It was a long day but worth every minute. Joe was a knowledgeable tour guide with a great sense of humor. It was great to have the driving done for us. Lots of explore on your own time too. The ferry was smooth and comfortable . Butchart Gardens was worth seeing. Absolutely beautiful. Would do this trip again!
It was a very busy day...
laurentinap_k, Jul 2022
It was a very busy day but all worked like a clock. Elíseo is a walking library , , super upbeat and helpful ; clear directions and always on time . We all loved the trip
Muna_F, Jul 2022
The entire experience was amazing, the tour guide was fantastic, the entire day was so enjoyable. The ferry ride for a first timer for all of us was so relaxing, downtown Victoria was exceptional in its beauty ❤️ The best part by far was the Butchart gardens 😱 words can’t describe how beautiful the gardens are, you have to visit the gardens to believe it. Thank you For the wonderful experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our Complete Tour Guide
Nora_M, Jun 2022
Steve was excellent at his job. Very knowledgeable about places, events, history. He was in control of the group, time wise, so we didn’t waste any. Also, he was entertaining; a complete package.
Great driver, great...
Xirui_H, Jun 2022
Great driver, great experience. Pick up and drop off service is very convenient. Highly Recommended.
Victoria in a day
Mandy_F, Jun 2022
Really great tour and Tim our guide was excellent. Butchart Gardens are absolutely stunning and definitely worth visiting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Well organized.
sherrie_n, Jun 2022
We got to see orca whales from the ferry. Butchart gardens were very pretty. Trip was well organized.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Steve us a great driver, full of information and stories.
Ethel_C, Jun 2022
The ferry ride was interesting. Butchart Gardens are beautiful. The food at Red Fish/Blue Fish us worth the wait.
Teri_B, Jun 2022
Our guide, Basil, was very informative. Victoria and Butchart Gardens were both enjoyable and unforgettable. Basil made the day even more enjoyable. Thank you Basil.
Enjoyable, the gardens are spectacular
Martha_M, Jun 2022
Greg is a great story teller and local historian. He helped make the van ride a little shorter. It’s a lot of travel time but we’ll worth it.
Value for money tour!
Frank_C, Jun 2022
The places and views are beautiful! The tour co. Is well organized and our guide, Gavin, performance was excellent!
Excellent Tour
Ursula_A, Jun 2022
Alessio was our driver & tour guide and he was excellent. Friendly, kind, professional and knowledgeable. After picking everyone up at hotels, drove by comfortable small bus to ferry. The ferry ride was great, and then we had free time to explore Victoria and then Butchard Gardens. Alessio was so organized, handed out detailed map with highlighted areas and clear times to return to bus. Long traffic backup on highway en route to return ferry ride, he knew all the scenic back roads on Vancouver Island to get us to ferry on time Alessio was very articulate about each areas history, and gave great recommendations to each group of travelers according to their interests. It was an amazing full tour visiting places on our “must-see” list that we could never have done for this price on our own, let alone all in one day. Highly recommend this tour.
Loved this tour
Suzanne_S, Jun 2022
The tour guide Brent was excellent. Learned so much about the area. Vancouver Island was beautiful and the trip over beautiful as well
Fact/fun-filled day by bus & ferry
Marla_W, Jun 2022
Longer than advertised but to our benefit. There were interesting people that joined us on our "coach". Our drive/guide Tim made the day exceptionally fun and interesting. We enjoyed all aspects of our day.
Great experience in Victoria
Jerome_B, Jun 2022
My first visit to Victoria & Butchart Gardens under the great leadership & fountain of knowledge from “Stephen” our tour director…. BRAVO!
Brilliant day, excellent guide
Joanne_D, Jun 2022
Brilliant trip would thoroughly recommend. It’s a long day but by far the easiest way to see Vancouver Island from the mainland as a tourist. The Butchart Gardens did not disappoint. Stephen our tour guide was excellent, he really made the trip five star. His knowledge, enthusiasm and he general helpfulness was great, even after 15 hours on the go he went above and beyond.
Great guide, great tour
Agnes_K, Jun 2022
A long but very good tour. Our driver, Tim, was excellent. He was a great guide giving information about The different Vancouver neighborhoods as we drove to the ferry. He was knowledgeable about local history and told some wonderful and humorous stories about Vancouver, Victoria and the Butchart gardens. They say the guide makes the tour, and for this tour Tim made the trip awesome
Having a guide adds so much to the trip
Ken_H, Jun 2022
Our guide Brent was a well of information. He kept us informed and entertained all day, starting with pickup at our hotel, through crossing onto the ferry, into Victoria, and through the Butchart Gardens. It was a nice sunny day which made for a wonderful trip.
Great tour, great guide....
darren_g, Jun 2022
Great tour, great guide. Vancouver Island & Victoria are both stunning. Ferry ride was smooth and beautiful as you sail through to islands.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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