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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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8am DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 8am. Duration is 13 hours
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Departs at 9am. Duration is 12 hours
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Departs at 7am. Duration is 14 hours
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Relish stunning coastal 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 Vancouver or Richmond hotel, 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 on Vancouver Island and board the awaiting bus. Enjoy a scenic 45-minute journey to Victoria as you take in the seaside sights and neighborhoods. Disembark the bus to enjoy three hours of free time to explore the city on your own, and visit top attractions like Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings, Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Chinatown, 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.

Reviews (1,443)
1 - 5 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

My wife and I booked this Tour on the internet several months ago, after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We went in October 2018. The Bus Driver was punctual with the Hotel pick up. He had a good sense of humour and excellent customer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
It's a guaranteed hit!

I have visited these gardens many times over the last thirty years and my most recent visit was last month with my wife. Everything about this place is wonderful, from the efficiently organized parking spaces, though the splendour of the floral exhibits, great restaurant, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rastavancouver
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Enriching Day

We booked our trip with Land Sea Tours. Our guide was Tim and he was a gem! Very informative, humorous, kind and very thoughtful. The trips highlights for us were three things, the ferry ride which was relaxing and full of beauty, the Buchart Gardens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile
Buchart Gardens

Ed did an excellent job giving us all kinds of information all throughout our trip! I would highly recommend this company!

1  Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile
a very pleasant trip

our tour guide was very professional and helpful. he made the bus journey not boring by his stories and historic backgrounds of the destinations.

Thank zhu l
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24 September 2018|
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Response from YandRgirl | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact bus tour yourself but I do not believe they can drop you off at a different location that stated on original tour. When I went we only had one hour in Victoria and 2.5 at the gardens.
24 September 2018|
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Response from Joanne H | Reviewed this property |
No, and getting around in a wheelchair or scooter would be difficult because of the stairs and hills. There are some ramps, but limited.
Hyerim P
13 September 2018|
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Response from BillinSatBch | Reviewed this property |
I was staying at the Pan Pacifica hotel and I believe my pick up time was around 7:30 AM. But the tour company will give you a more exact time when you call them.