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CVS Tours

721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-386-8652
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
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US$37.58*
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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle
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CVS Tours is a CVS Cruise Victoria company. We are a medium sized motor coach company operating in Victoria, BC Canada. We operate a fleet of Prevost motor coaches and Alexander Dennis modern English Double Decker buses. At the start of 2016 we have a team of over 40 staff members who are dedicated to ensuring our guests have the finest experiences possible while in our care. In the Summer of 2017 CVS Tours will be introducing an 88 passenger - all Electric - Double Decker bus, the first of its kind in Canada, in partnership with Green Power Motor Company and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. CVS is a Sightseeing company with the best live driver narration for Victoria City Tours as well as our iconic Butchart Gardens Tour. Sit back and relax as we offer you the very best that Victoria has to offer. Shop around - we think you will like our price point as well as the benefits of travelling with the industry leader. No one has more experience in Sightseeing, Charters or Cruise Ship services in Victoria than CVS Sightseeing & Tours. We also provides transportation services to Princess Cruise Lines arriving at the Port of Victoria - Ogden Point. We provide guest exclusive Shuttle Bus Service from the Cruise Ship Terminal to Downtown Victoria and return. The service operates from each pier to the heart of the downtown shopping and tourist districts - if you wish to see Victoria, we will take you there!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful narration to and from Butchart Gardens - with clear instructions for departure and pick up, and wonderful sites along the way.More

Thank Linda O
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour up to the gardens and that instructions were clear, making the trip effortless. We aim to provide the best service to make your trip unforgettable! We hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adrian Sly was the bus tour guide to the Butchart Gardens via the Butterfly Garden. As smooth and enjoyable as the electric bus was, Mr Sly's commentary was even more so. Confident, knowledgeable and funny, the ride was elevated by Mr Sly to at least...More

Thank DRIFTINGCHAMP
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with CVS Tours! We are pleased to hear that Adrian provided a fun, informative, and comfortable tour. Adrian is tons of fun on tours and we are glad you think so too! We...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We saw the old town, the “famous” Beacon Hill Park (200-acres of both “finished” and rough, open space with playgrounds & a petting zoo), shopping areas, new and old residential areas, fisherman’s wharf and along the inner harbor. It was a good overview and confirmed...More

Thank wwalleigh
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are glad we were able to provide you with a tour that showcased some of the best spots in the city. We would love to hear how we could improve the overall...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Adrian Sly was our bus tour guide for our trip to Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Garden. We had a great time on the bus. Adrian’s knowledgeable narrative was smooth, informative, and witty. He kept our interests up and caused us to really look forward...More

Thank Ron_and_Rebecca
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are pleased that Adrian provided you with a fun, informative, and comfortable tour. We aim to ensure that our booking process and overall experience is as easy as possible for our customers...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We used CVS when visiting Vancouver Island this week and found the tour most informative and relaxing. Picked up at Victoria and then transported to The Butterfly Centre and Butchart Gardens by the charming and eloquent Tour Guide Adrian Sly. His relaxed English tones providing...More

Thank huzz598
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour experience! We are glad Adrian provided you with an informative & relaxing tour. We hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had a fantastic tour of Victoria, Sidney and Butchart Gardens for our corporate retreat. What made it extra special was our bus driver Brian! He was extremely knowledgeable about all of the sites and made the day really great. We were captivated by his...More

Thank rastaz2017
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

We are pleased to hear that Brian provided you with an exceptional experience! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour with us. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to our organization. We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service and...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

My goal was an effortless trip to Butchart Gardens - just get on the bus and let them take us there. I achieved my goal with CVS Sightseeing and got a tour of Victoria in addition. Our tour guide, Adrian Sly, described the area as...More

Thank Diane C
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you so much for reviewing your experience with CVS Tours! We are happy that Adrian provided you with a fun and informative experience! We pride ourselves on delivering the best service possible to ensure you have fun, learn lots about our wonderful city, and...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

A first-timer to Victoria BC, I chose CVS's "Best of Victoria" Day Tour which covered the main tourist spots including Downtown Victoria BC, Craigdarroch Castle & Butchart Gardens together with a Gin tasting in Sidney & lunch prepared by the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The booking...More

Thank Panache83
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

We are pleased you found the booking process seamless and that our agents were able to assist you with any questions you may have had. Thank you for providing a review of your experience with us, your feedback is hugely valuable to our organization! Chris...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We booked a Butchart Gardens package, including bus transportation and admission. We liked the convenience of departures every hour so we could set our own schedule. We didn't expect the detailed tour of Victoria and surrounding area as we rode to the gardens in a...More

Thank wego2places
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! One of the most popular aspects of our tour is the flexible departure times from the gardens. We are happy to hear we exceeded your expectations with the tour. Thank you...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

The bus leaves on the hour from the stop outside the Fairmont Express Hotel. The driver gives you an interesting commentary on the way to the Gardens. When you want to return to Victoria, the bus leaves on the hour, at the same place that...More

Thank michaelbN5695YM
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing your experience with CVS Tours! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. We always strive to provide fun and informative tours, not simply just a mode of transportation! We hope to have you back again soon.

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robertkatzen
28 April 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Can you tell me which ship you will be coming in on and what date? Best Regards David Roberts General Manager CVS Tours
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K4trip
21 July 2016|
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Response from CVS T | Property representative |
Hi there, The CVS Kiosk is located directly to your right as you exit customs. I would suggest that you give yourself ample time to head there, and the agents will be able to direct you to the appropriate shuttle. If you... More
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daswood
We would like to see the Butchart gardens. We will be staying in the Granville Hotel on Drake St in Vancouver. From what I see on the tour site, it looks like the times are flexible. We would like to go just to the Gardens and not the city tour. From the description I believe this is possible, I spoke with a representative of the Gardens and she stated it took about 3 hrs to see things plus go to the gift shop, lunch etc. Does the bus pick up at our hotel, if not, where is the closest pickup site? From what I can understand, we take the 7:30 am bus to the ferry to another bus, arrive in Victoria around 11:30 am. We get off and have the option to see the city or just get on another bus at 12:10 or 1:10 to go to the Gardens. After being at the Gardens, we depart at approx. 4:05 pm to depart to on a bus to get on a ferry that leaves at 5 pm, where we go to the bus ticket counter on the ferry to obtain a confirmation of our seat on the bus in Vancouver back to original pickup destination. Please let me know if this is correct, I have left 2 messages on the phone and no one has called me back so I can ask these questions. We are in a place I am unfamiliar with and want to make sure we have a good experience. Also, are these double decker busses, because some of the comments state they were put on the top level, and the other passenger has heart issues and cannot be in the heat on top of a bus. Thank you for any insight you can give me.
14 May 2016|
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Response from Pleasureseakers | Reviewed this property |
Hello Dagwood, thank you for your question. As your questions are more specific to scheduling, I believe you would be best served by calling the Greater Victoria Tourist and Convention Bureau (250) 953-2033. They were... More
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