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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver provided by Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver on a full-day tour that takes care of booking transport and offers a flexible mix of guided and independent time. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf Islands while crossing to Vancouver Island, enjoy time to stroll Butchart Gardens, then head to Victoria’s waterside downtown to browse shops and historic architecture.
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You'll start at
999 Canada Pl
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  • Pass by Vancouver Downtown
  • 1
    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Inner Harbour
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 4
    Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Vancouver Downtown
You'll end at
999 Canada Pl
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C8, CanadaGray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk
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Highlights
  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands means wildlife watching
  • Outdoor decks and enclosed cabins ensure a great trip in any weather
  • Flexible combo: guided tour of Vancouver Island with free time to explore
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Vancouver hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Vancouver, then board a ferry at Tsawwassen for the beautiful trip to Vancouver Island, watching for eagles, sea lions, and whales as you cruise. Upon arrival on the island, head to Butchart Gardens, whose network of themed gardens wrap around a massive dancing fountain. Following your time in Butchart Gardens, head to the Victoria waterfront, where you find Vancouver Island landmarks from the British Columbia Parliament buildings to the imposing Fairmont Empress Hotel, a favorite for elegant high teas. Here, take advantage of free time to explore, whether you want to stroll the Inner Harbor, check out downtown shops, or visit a local restaurant for lunch. After a day on Vancouver Island, begin the return trip to Vancouver by bus and ferry, enjoying evening light as you travel back through the scenic Gulf Islands.
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Important Information
Departure Point
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C8, Canada
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Franco wrote a review Mar 2020
North Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
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long day but visiting Victoria was worth it. The Driver was very informative and accommodating. He showed us many places on Vancouver Island. The trip was seem less 12 hrs went quick.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from WestcoastSight, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Franco P, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review of our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time exploring the beautiful Vancouver Island and the insightful commentary provided by our driver. I guess it's true what they say; time flies when you're having fun! If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
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Jianyu L wrote a review Mar 2020
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Overall a great day! Nice electrical bus helped a lot for someone like me who has vehicle sickness easily; All the way to Victoria/Butchart Garden was beautiful; Our driver Mark is very informative and told us every hidden gem along the way! Only thing I regretted was that
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from WestcoastSight, Guest Experience at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Dear JianyuL12, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful review about your trip to Victoria + Butchart Gardens this winter. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the smooth and quiet ride aboard our brand new electric tour buses, and even more ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed Mark's commentary and expertise! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you can join us again in the summer to see the the flower displays at the Butchart Gardens in full bloom! Kind Regards, Anastasia S. Guest Experience
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Chris B wrote a review Feb 2020
Omaha, Nebraska5 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a glorious day out, our tour picked us up and dropped us off near our lodging. Our tour guide, Gordie, was superb and so was the day at Butchart Garden and Victoria.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from WestcoastSight, Guest Experience at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Dear chrisbB368ZL, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time on our Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour with Gordie, and that you were able to enjoy the scenic journey to Vancouver Island. If you ever find yourselves back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Anastasia S. Guest Experience
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NickiP wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
We went with family from NZ and England and Canada,and it was fabulous,worth every penny.At every turn there was another vista of beautiful gardens, totally recommend a visit at any time of the year,would love tot Return in Spring
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from WestcoastSight, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Dear Kiwivisitor2015, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us! I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the Butchart Gardens on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour and I certainly hope you are able to visit again during the springtime to see the seasonal changes! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
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Keith wrote a review Nov 2019
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved this tour, especially the Butchart Gardens which are very beautiful. Our Greyline tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting, who made the day an unforgettable day. We loved the ferry ride and our time in Victoria. Awesome day.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from WestcoastSights, Guest Experience at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Responded Nov 4, 2019
Dear keithhammo, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback with us. I am happy to hear you were able to explore and learn about our beautiful Vancouver Island. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to go above and beyond in order to provide a high quality tour while exceeding expectations. Once again thank you for reviewing our Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour! It was a pleasure having you on board. Sincerely, Tania Guest Experience
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Great way to get around
This was real fun. The bus stop was outside our hotel and we bought tickets in the tiny shop attached. The trolley
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Great Experience in Vancouver
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Great tour
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  • Duration: 12h
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