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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

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  • 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
9am Departure
Departs at 9am. Duration is 12 hours
7am Departure
Departs at 7am. Duration is 14 hours

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 (1,437)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Best tour

We went on a tour to Victoria and Buchart gardens with Land Sea Tours. Our tour guide/bus driver Mikey was the best. Very informative commentary and lots of laughs. Victoria is such a beautiful quaint town with lots of great attractions and places to eat....More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Gorgeous gardens, disappointing tour

The tour was very well organised and efficiently run. However we were very disappointed at the small amount of time we were able to spend at the Butchart Gardens (just under 2 hours) especially when compared with a 3-hour stop in Victoria. We ended up...More

1  Thank 003Kiwis
LandseaToursLTD, Director of Sales at Landsea Tours and Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi 003Kiwis, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. Our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour is our most popular tour with both guests and guides alike. Since we strive to create amazing memories for our guests, we are very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tours but limited time to explore

My mother and I were looking forward to our tours of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. We only wish we had more time to enjoy each place. Our guide, Andy, couldn’t have been nicer. He was young, enthusiastic and informative. He picked us up at our...More

Thank KMfromMA
LandseaToursLTD, Director of Sales at Landsea Tours and Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi KMfromMA, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour. We love hearing how our guides create amazing memories, and that we could accommodate the needs of your mother while on board. Overall it appears that you had a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a FULL day so I would not plan on doing anything after. The tour was really lovely and our driver, Chris, gave us wonderful pieces of history all day long. The island and the garden are gorgeous! I wouldn't mind spending the night...More

1  Thank S H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exceeded our expectations

No one visiting Vancouver should miss this day tour. It is just fascinating. Butchart gardens is a work of love and art. Victoria is beautiful!

Thank Silvia A
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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 William V | 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.