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Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

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Explore Victoria's highlights on this small-group day trip from Vancouver. Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island and then take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria, followed by free time to explore at your own pace by foot. Your highlight will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens, a stunning 55-acre (22-hectare) sprawl of floral gardens and a National Historic Site of Canada.
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  • 1
    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Royal BC Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in Vancouver or Richmond (select hotels)
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 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 journey to Victoria as you take in the seaside sights and neighborhoods. Disembark the bus to enjoy 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 stroll through the 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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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please note pick up time will vary from 30-60 minutes prior to your tour depending on location of hotel.
If your hotel is not included on this list, please call and we will direct to nearest hotel.
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9pm
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only)
  • Professional driver / guide
  • Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Royal BC Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Having never booked from LandSea tours before, I was a bit anxious while I waited for the bus to arrive at our pick-up point. "Would they be on time?" "Would they show up at all?" and so on. Well, they did show up on time and our driver, Alessio, immediately put me at ease
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi John D, Thank you for such a positive and in-depth review regarding your Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. We totally understand the feeling of apprehension when booking with a new tour company. We ensure a great deal of care goes into making our guests feel comfortable onboard all our tours through industry-leading guest services training for our tour guides. From there, it comes down to the genuine commentary and interaction from guides like Alessio that make our tours stand out. We're also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Downtown Victoria & the Butchart Gardens, even with a little bit of liquid sunshine! We hope to welcome you on another tour again in the near future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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Ed was our tour guide. He spoke to culture in Vancouver and Victoria. He clicked everyone's pictures. He was very kind and he has very good knowledge about the cities history. He made the trip hassle free by properly organizing the time. The best part of the trip was butchart
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi manavya2015, Thank you for taking the time to review your Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour with us. It's great to hear that Ed provided you with such a great experience while travelling to Victoria. He's a valuable member of our team and we'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments. We agree that this time of year, the Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens makes the tour all the more distinctive. This is our first time running the Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour during the Christmas Holidays and we're delighted you enjoyed it so much. We hope you can join us in Vancouver again soon. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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Ed was our tour guide who went above and beyond to cater and care for all of us. Ed's knowledge of Vancouver and Victoria made us enjoy our trip even more. Thank you for the stories, history lessons, dad jokes and care Ed!! Highly recommended!!
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi fennyr2017, Thank you for your kind words regarding our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. Ed is certainly an extremely knowledgeable, caring and accommodating tour guide. He puts a great deal of effort into his tours and is never afraid to throw in a dad joke or two! We hope to be a part of your travel itinerary if you're back in Vancouver in the future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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From our smooth pickup onwards, I could feel how organized and well-run the tour was. A lot of time spent getting places but it didn't feel that way because our tour guide Tim was very entertaining! Because of the holiday season, the line getting into Butchart Gardens to see the
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Response from landseatoursryan, Operations Supervisor at Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi chezpugnini, We very much appreciate you taking the time to review our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. We always aim to make our hotel pickups as smooth and seamless as possible and it's great to hear this reflected well throughout your tour. There's plenty of history and stories to learn on your way to Victoria and we're glad to hear Tim provided them so compellingly; he's a very positive and energetic tour guide and we're proud to have him on our team. The Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens is deservedly popular and is definitely the special part of our Victoria Tour this time of year. We hope to welcome you back on board in Vancouver in the future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
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Very intresting place worth the visit excellent gardens I certainly would go back and revisit the garedens
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By: Landsea Tours and Adventures
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MartinQ60
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Amazing
This was so nice! The forest is magical! We spent 2 hours walking around. The bridge view is incredible, a most!
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LenDaltonJr
Buffalo NY
2416
The guide makes the tour!
The well-designed tour featured several stops, where we had time to get off the bus and look around a bit,
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nickykj
11
Great tour
Fantastic tour, got to see so much of the city in one day. Suspension bridge definitely worth going to. Tour
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WestCoastTraveler3
Seattle, Washington
1119
CUSTOM Vancouver north shore tour
We worked with Landsea Tours and Adventures to create a custom five hour tour of Vancouver's north shore. We
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Joy K
42
So fun
Really enjoyed the full day tour. I thought that the extension with the Capilano bridge and park was worth it. I
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John D
Mexicali, Mexico
12233
A great day out with my family
Having never booked from LandSea tours before, I was a bit anxious while I waited for the bus to arrive at our
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R7181DXabbyh
10
Awesome
The tour was awesome. Our guides name was Leslie and he was amazing at explaining all the history behind the city
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003Kiwis
Christchurch, New Zealand
7520
Great day trip
Very well organised day trip. Very good facilities with plenty of interest to children. Good cafe and also
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manavya2015
Montreal, Canada
38
Long tour but worth a trip
Ed was our tour guide. He spoke to culture in Vancouver and Victoria. He clicked everyone's pictures. He was very
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manavya2015
Montreal, Canada
38
Highlights of the city!
The tour was short, sweet and memorable. Randy was our tour guide. She was welcoming , kind and affable. Her
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ChicBear
Seville, Spain
31
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This is a tour offered by Landsea and paid through Travelocity. A tour company should be investing in a high
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fennyr2017
21
The Amazing Ed
Ed was our tour guide who went above and beyond to cater and care for all of us. Ed's knowledge of Vancouver and
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chezpugnini
San Francisco, California
20
Worth it
From our smooth pickup onwards, I could feel how organized and well-run the tour was. A lot of time spent getting
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435vannaw
11
Private Transfer Service
We used Landsea Charters & Services for a corporate private event. The vehicle was clean, the driver was on time
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michaellss
Central, Indiana
64
Transportation around Vancouver for a day
We decided to utilize a Hoho tour to get around Vancouver for a day. Reply liked the newer equipment compared to
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  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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