• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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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)

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I went to Butchart Gardens before, but each time I was amazed by how beautiful it was! The tour was well scheduled with plenty of time in the Gardens, the tour guy was very nice. Thanks!

Sharon B T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We had a great time, riding the ferry, visiting Victoria, then Butchart Gardens. The gardens are gorgeous, and Victoria is the prettiest town ever! Our guide, Jeremy, was fantastic! Would definitely recommend him.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Rene was an outstanding guide on a fabulous day trip to beautiful Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Very well organized, spent aver two hours in Victoria with plenty of time to eat lunch and wander through the town. Butchart Gardens were spectacular, and we had two hours to walk the gardens which was a perfect amount of time. Would definitely recommend this trip!

Allan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The tour was very well run. The mechanics of busing, pick-ups and ferry timing required significant planning. Although it was a long day, it was very enjoyable. The city of Victoria was beautiful and interesting. The Burchart Gardens are remarkable. Tour guide Eddie was personable and informative. All in all, a great day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

While the day was long, the guide and services was fantastic. Brent our guide was prompt at the hotel, was knowledgeable about the bird life on the way to the ferry, gave all the information needed to navigate the ferry. He was particularly sensitive to the needs of some people with mobility limitations. When in Victoria, he was flexible allowing those who wished extra time at Buchart Gardens to get it and those who wanted time in Victoria to have that as well. Wonderful and highly recommended.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had a great time traveling to Victoria city and Butchart Gardens. Victoria was a great city and filled with exciting things to do and see. Architecture was diverse and very interesting. Butchart Gardens was beautiful and amazing. Not to be missed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Fantastic tour. Had a fantastic time. Incredible value with very knowledgeable tour guide. Viator always has the best tour .

Robert D P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Outstanding tour. Enjoyed everything from taking the bus onto the ferry, walking around Victoria and topping it off with the most beautiful place on earth! Fabulous Butchart Gardens.

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Nice ferry ride with very good tour director.Trip to Victoria was about right length but the Butchart Gardens are beyond belief. Everything was in bloom at the same time, Views are gorgeous. This is a must see if possible while in Vancouver.

Patti A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had an unbelievable day touring downtown Victoria then on to Butchart Gardens, a must see for anyone appreciating nature's beauty! Meghan was a fantastic guide who jumped in to guide us when a co-worker called off. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and fun to spend the day with! This was a top favorite tour from the bus, ferry, downtown area and gardens! We've taken many viator tours, usually have to get to a central location to start the tour, all tours we took in Vancouver picked us up at our hotel, very prompt also!

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