So, I've researched the tour companies on here, and they look good. What would be the main differences in a tour or going to Victoria on our own? It seems most forms of transportation take you to the same downtown area anyway. Is there a price incentive to take a tour? Do they really limit your time seeing the town? Of course, I'll need to get to Butchart Gardens which most of these tours include, but am I better off just going on my own? Just need to know the benefits of a tour vs. self-planned for a place like Victoria.