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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

  • Scenic ferry and bus tour from Vancouver to Victoria, with stunning views
  • Enjoy a day of guided sightseeing with free time to explore Victoria solo
  • Stroll the famous, expertly landscaped floral displays at Butchart Gardens
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
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7am Departure
Departs at 7am. Duration is 14 hours
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Departs at 8am. Duration is 13 hours
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Departs at 9am. Duration is 12 hours
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Relish stunning Rocky Mountain vistas, sheer natural beauty, and BC’s picturesque provincial capital on this round-trip tour from Vancouver to Victoria. Traveling by ferry and bus, this guided tour takes you to Victoria’s must-see destinations including world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Here, wander the expertly cultivated, 55-acre (22-hectare) rose, Japanese, and Italian floral gardens. This full-day tour includes free time to explore Victoria on your own, plus all transportation and admission fees.

What to Expect

A shuttle arrives at your pickup location or hotel in Vancouver, and you set off on this full-day, professionally guided tour to Victoria. Appreciate the city, mountain, and water views during the 90-minute ferry ride over the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands.

After docking in postcard-perfect Victoria, board the awaiting bus to begin your guided tour of the seaside city’s sights, neighborhoods, and parks. Disembark the bus to enjoy three hours of free time to explore on your own, and visit top attractions like Miniature World, IMAX Victoria at the Royal BC Museum, and the Victoria Bug Zoo before digging into Victoria’s local food scene for lunch (own expense).

Finish the day with a 90-minute stroll through lush Butchart Gardens. Wander through 55 acres (22 hectares) of premier floral gardens cultivated by world-class landscapers for over 100 years before heading back to your Vancouver departure point.

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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Must experience!

Beyond beautiful! The huge variety of plants, amazing grounds and ease of walking around make this a must experience location!! Worth every cent!!! We have young children and the paths are stroller friendly, no car seats needed in the shuttle bus, and everyone saw beauty...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 5 days ago
Beautiful city’s and gardens

Our experience was wonderful. We had time to wander through Victoria, dinner at a quaint restaurant, then on to Vancouver and the gardens! Spectacular!

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Brilliant Mr Ed

Tour was well organised, prompt and on time. Great being a smaller group. Our driver Ed was extremely helpful, entertaining and informative. Created a great atmosphere on the bus. On the ferry trip Ed marked helpful info on the map for each group. You have...More

1  Thank Greg J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Must see all the beautiful ROSES at Butchart Gardens

Awesome place to walk around and enjoy the beautiful roses and landscaping just breath taking. Enjoy lunch and shopping all centrally located. Will definitely go again and again!

1  Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazingly beautiful!

This place is so beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice. Make sure you save half the day to take in all the beauty.

Thank lkunst42
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18 June 2018|
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Response from cynthia m | Reviewed this property |
You really don’t need reservation for most of restaurants unless the restaurant your wanting is very popular. You have 2 to 3 hours on your own in downtown Victoria before the tour takes you to Butchart Gardens. We took one... More
28 May 2018|
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Response from Armstrongk | Reviewed this property |
You can call the tour operator and they will tell you which hotels. Usually you are close to one plus they’ll tell you pickup times depending on hotel.
Dee G
16 May 2018|
Response from Alibell540 |
Yes. But you have to arrange your own transport to Victoria, either by ferry - takes a long time, or by helijet or seaplane right into Victoria central - more costly, but saves many hours of transport. From Victoria, you... More