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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
From US$162.90
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7am Departure
Departs at 7am. Duration is 14 hours
From US$162.86
8am Departure
Departs at 8am. Duration is 13 hours
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9am Departure
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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Reviewed 4 days ago
Too much hype and too many people!

I have been a lover of flowers my whole life, I don’t believe there are any bad flowers, they are all beautiful and all serve a purpose. With that being said, I do also enjoy seeing flowers that are not so common, I suppose it...More

Thank Jennifer A N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Jeremy was our guide. Picked up from the Marriott Downtown Pinnacle at 7:40 am. He was funny and entertaining and then it was off to the transport boat ride which was 1.5 hours of scenery, cold weather and relaxation. Once off the boat a trip...More

1  Thank sphunt
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour!!!!

Our tour guide MOLLIE was absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!! It's a long tour but she made it fun, relaxed, informative & comfortable!!!!!!!!!

1  Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great city & the gardens are amazing

Long day but well worth it. The ferry rides were amazing. Then once in Victoria...so beautiful & fun. Then the gardens were so gorgeous. Standing in the quarry garden ...and smelling the aroma...must be a touch of heaven

1  Thank wildvineas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exactly as described on website, all went smoothly

Hotel pick-up was at about 7:00 AM and we returned back to hotel between 9:15 to 9:30 PM, so it made for a long day. But it was a very exceptional day. Our guide/bus driver was Alessio, who was an excellent driver and an excellent...More

1  Thank Bay_Arean2
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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