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For a fun and fragrant day at Victoria’s port, enjoy a shore excursion to the famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Learn about the gardens’ origins as a former rock quarry on the narrated ride there, and stroll through more than 55 acres of beautifully designed landscapes including a Japanese garden, lily ponds and fountains surrounded by a colorful palette of seasonal blooms. A flexible return shuttle schedule during summer months lets you explore the gardens at your own pace. 


  • Shore excursion to Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, a short drive from Victoria
  • Explore one of Victoria’s top attractions and walk through sculpted gardens of colorful and fragrant blossoms
  • Learn from a guide during transport about the history and development of the gardens
  • Enjoy the flexibility of several shuttle departures to and from the gardens during the summer
  • Entrance fee and round-trip transport from Victoria port included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Victoria Shore Excursion: Butchart Gardens Tour

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Chris, our driver was funny and had lots to say about the area on our way to the gardens. The Butchart Gardens are beautiful ....there is so much to see. Plenty of benches in shady areas to sit and rest along the way. The back story is very interesting.

Chia-Yi C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Trip was great!

Shirley J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a very pleasant tour. Rode the bus both ways and had no problems. Enjoyed the gardens and had high tea while we were there--very nice.

Charles M

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

These gardens are a must see, so beautiful! This was our second visit and very enjoyable.

Barbara W

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

Just finding the Viator Rep. was challenging as our shore time had been severely altered. Finally, a
connection was made. However, we were dropped by the Empress and lost more time not seeing our destination. Wish this did not happen. The drive out to the Gardens gave us a look at how Victoria has
changed. We lost an hour and a half of viewing time at the Gardens by changing buses.
The Begonia Bower was splendid with incredible colors on the blossoms. Made it to the Sunken Garden area which had not changed. A new area was the Italian Garden and eatery. Just seeing this truly rare garden and surroundings made our afternoon.

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