• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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Experience the signature beauty of British Columbia on a 2-day tour of Victoria from Vancouver. Traveling by coach, ferry, and float plane, you’ll explore the region’s many waterways, mountains, and local wildlife. Spend two days visiting the city’s top attractions, including Butchart Gardens, and snapping postcard-worthy photos. Overnight, enjoy a luxurious stay at the 4-star Fairmont Empress hotel.


  • Overnight tour to Victoria from Vancouver
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the stunning Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoy a ferry ride through the Gulf Island, and keep your eyes open for whales
  • Take a scenic float plane ride back to Vancouver
  • Round-trip transportation from Vancouver to Victoria
  • You can't book this Viator Exclusive tour anywhere else!

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: 2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress

Butchart Gardens, British Columbia

Discover one of Canada’s most beautiful cities on this 2-day tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Enjoy pickup from your central Vancouver hotel and leave behind the bustling metropolis for the tranquil island life. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands and arrive in Victoria with the whole day ahead of you. Head first to Butchart Gardens before taking a sightseeing bus tour and then checking into your hotel for the evening. The remainder of your stay is at your leisure. A return shuttle will arrive the next evening to take you back to Vancouver.

Your tour includes round-trip transport via coach, ferry and float plane; one night of accommodation at The Fairmont Empress hotel; a short guided bus tour of Victoria; and a guided visit to Butchart Gardens.

This Viator Exclusive tour is available nowhere else. Please see the Itinerary below for day-to-day trip details.


Customer Reviews

Michelle M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

So worth it. The gardens are spectacular and a bit out of town. The ferry over was fab BUT the seaplane back was amazing. Pods of whales and archipelago of islands below. Cant recommend highly enough.

Shirley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The trip was great. We had a nice ferry ride over and sat in the bow area of the ferry and had a good buffet breakfast. Butchart gardens is beautiful. We then checked into the Empress hotel, which is a grand old hotel and huge. We had a geat room. We explored Chinatown and a nice dinner a Finn's on the water, Next day we went to the Royal British museum, which had great exhibits of the native people of Canada. Then we did a Bose electric boat ride to explore the channel in downtown Victoria. Ask for Buz for your captain. He is a wealth of information on the area of Victoria, as he grew up there and had lots of stories from his childhood to adulthood growing up on the water. Then my husband got to sit in the co-pilot seat on the seaplane home. What a trip. Viator took care of everything and it went so smoothly. Highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was an awesome tour - from the minute they picked us up from when they dropped us off! I'd highly recommend anyone to take this incredible tour and with so many good things, I have to say the float plane was one of the best! The guide was very nice and knowledgeable as well. Fun time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great trip. Loved the Fairmont!

Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Was a great experience and Victoria was much better than I expected. The 2 day tour was excellent and our bus driver was great with heaps of knowledge about Canada and the local areas.

Heather L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Unbelievable!! What a fantastic tour. Thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.

Stanton L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip! Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations!


4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kaye H

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

Beautiful historic building for hotel, no air conditioning, famous tea and wiifii not included, garden was ok, loved the sea plane, lots of tourist type shopping, ferry ride was nice, but no whales seen.

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