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Victoria Day Trip from Seattle with Butchart Gardens

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    What to Expect
    This day trip starts with a ferry ride from Pier 69 at Seattle’s Central Waterfront. Enjoy of the beautiful views of the Olympic Mountain Range on the journey across Puget Sound. Be on the lookout for whales in the water on the way to Victoria. 
    Upon arrival at Victoria’s Inner Harbour, take a motor coach to the famous Butchart Gardens, one of the top tourist attractions in British Columbia and ranked by USA Today, CNN and National Geographic as one of the top display gardens in the world. Butchart Gardens has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada because of their international renown. 
    Take approximately two hours to explore the beautiful grounds. 
    The unforgettable Sunken Garden is a must-see, featuring cradle beds of annuals, flowering trees, and unique shrubs. Concert Lawn Walk displays a domed Children’s Pavilion and Rose Carousel with 30 hand-carved wooden animals and chariots. The Rose Garden showcases roses of every kind — marked by name, origin and year — plus a frog fountain and wishing well. There are also Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean Gardens to enjoy.
    Then it’s off to Victoria to explore the city for the remainder of the day. At dusk, return to the ferry for a scenic cruise back to Seattle.
    Notice: A U.S. passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license or enhanced ID card (EDL/ID) is required to get in and out of Canada. Those who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada will be required to present a passport and/or visa.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Doing this trip in all one day was really long. Checked in at 6:30 am and got back into Seattle at 10:30. However, the ferry ride was nice, saw a whale breaching, and visited with nice people around us. The tour bus was very hot...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Gail B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Pros: -Nothing to complain about with the ferry or bus ride -Extremely friendly and knowledgeable driver -Garden is beautiful Cons: -Extremely overpriced -No time to explore city Overall, decent trip. This is the most convenient way to get to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens from...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank swagmeister
    Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

    The trip itself was lovely and I would do it again, however, the company needs to provide more information about how to obtain boarding passes and when/where to board especially as it pertains to return trips. Thank goodness, I arrived early and asked lots of...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank pege2017
    Reviewed July 13, 2019

    We had a great time, weather was perfect, service, everything, need to wear comfortable outfits, one day was not enough, wished had stayed longer.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Golda N
    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    The gardens were beautiful. I wish I had been aware of how long the travel to and from would be. That was the worst part of the journey.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank anniegirl777
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    May 22, 2019|
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    Response from realadeelansari |
    Better to have passport or immigration card that’s good for Mexico and Canada
    Sheri B
    May 9, 2019|
    Response from ljessm |
    Hello, We did the day trip from Seattle taking a boat to Victoria then a shuttle bus took us to the gardens, unfortunately there was no other time significant time allotted to do or see anything else before your boat goes... More
    charlie p
    October 29, 2018|
    Response from Bighorndon | Reviewed this property |
    Given the climate of Vancouver I think it is a good bet. Rain is always in the forecast and it will have to be accepted as a variable.
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