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CVS Tours

721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-386-8652
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$56.97*
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
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$67.19*
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Victoria Shore Excursion: Butchart Gardens Tour
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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle
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CVS Tours is a CVS Cruise Victoria company. We are a medium sized motor coach company operating in Victoria, BC Canada. We operate a fleet of Prevost motor coaches and Alexander Dennis modern English Double Decker buses. At the start of 2016 we have a team of over 40 staff members who are dedicated to ensuring our guests have the finest experiences possible while in our care. In the Summer of 2017 CVS Tours will be introducing an 88 passenger - all Electric - Double Decker bus, the first of its kind in Canada, in partnership with Green Power Motor Company and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. CVS is a Sightseeing company with the best live driver narration for Victoria City Tours as well as our iconic Butchart Gardens Tour. Sit back and relax as we offer you the very best that Victoria has to offer. Shop around - we think you will like our price point as well as the benefits of travelling with the industry leader. No one has more experience in Sightseeing, Charters or Cruise Ship services in Victoria than CVS Sightseeing & Tours. We also provides transportation services to Princess Cruise Lines arriving at the Port of Victoria - Ogden Point. We provide guest exclusive Shuttle Bus Service from the Cruise Ship Terminal to Downtown Victoria and return. The service operates from each pier to the heart of the downtown shopping and tourist districts - if you wish to see Victoria, we will take you there!
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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The bus leaves on the hour from the stop outside the Fairmont Express Hotel. The driver gives you an interesting commentary on the way to the Gardens. When you want to return to Victoria, the bus leaves on the hour, at the same place that...More

Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a wonderful thirty minutes in the company of Adrian Sly a tour guide for CVS Tours, witty, humorous and highly informative we traveled on his bus to see the excellent butterfly garden and the truly lovely Butchart Garden. If you get the opportunity...More

Thank CPM_62
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour to the gardens with us. We always aim to provide fun, informative, and comfortable services! We are glad we could make your trip to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked this tour through Viator/CVS. Our cruise ship was a bit delayed getting into port and so we finally figured out that our bus had left without us. But, the gentleman at the pier was so kind and put us on another bus that...More

Thank TyAnn O
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It is our goal to make our customers as happy as possible during their experience with us! We are so happy that we were able to get you to your original tour so you were able to enjoy your short time in Victoria. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful company to see Victoria. Drivers VERY PROFESSIONAL and INFORMATIVE! Comfortable buses! Great opportunity to see City, Butchart Gardens, Castle! Fabulous adventure!More

Thank brotherton5
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! Your review is incredibly valuable to us. We are so pleased to hear we made your experience memorable. We always strive to provide comfortable, informative, and fun experiences. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally great way to get from the Ferry to wherever you're headed. Our driver was fun, and full of great facts. The bus comfy and on time.More

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CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip into Victoria on our buses! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We aim to provide comfortable, informative, and fun experiences on our tours! We hope to have you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a CVS tour to Butchart Gardens with Mr. Adrian Sly as our bus driver. Mr. Sly was very knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, very informative, and made the trip from Victoria extremely pleasurable. Mr. Sly is a very welcoming individual with a...More

Thank scubamex
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased to hear that Adrian was a great tour guide! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We hope to have you back again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to the English gentleman who drove us to Bucharrt Gardens and provided us with the most incredible commentary. Unfortunately the speakers weren't working very well, which is not his fault, but he was sensational, we loved it.More

Thank caramiller13
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to the Butchart Gardens! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience. We hugely value your feedback. We are sorry for the technical malfunction, but we are glad that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We board on a CVS Sightseeing bus from Victoria to Butchart Garden; and experienced a great driver/narrator, Mr Adrian Sly, who is humorous, informative and never a dull moment throughout the entire journey. Well done Adrian! Triple Dumb Ups!More

Thank petersjsim
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are always happy to hear that our drivers provide a fun, informative experience. Your feedback is so important to us and our staff. We hope to have you back again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide was amazing, he was fun and knowledgeable. We spent more than enough time at both Victoria and the Butchart Gardens.

Thank Shawn Z
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour and that our driver provided you with a fun and informative experience.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were just looking for transportation to Butchart Gardens and the butterfly gardens as we came on the ferry without a car. Our driver Adrian Sly was fantastic. He pointed out all kinds of things on the ride and told lots of stories. A charming...More

Thank Dofre
CVS T, Public Relations Manager at CVS Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We aim to provide so much more than just transportation. We aim to provide an unforgettable experience. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! We are happy that Adrian provided you with a fun, engaging, and interesting experience. Thank you...More

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robertkatzen
April 27, 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Can you tell me which ship you will be coming in on and what date? Best Regards David Roberts General Manager CVS Tours
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K4trip
July 20, 2016|
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Response from CVS T | Property representative |
Hi there, The CVS Kiosk is located directly to your right as you exit customs. I would suggest that you give yourself ample time to head there, and the agents will be able to direct you to the appropriate shuttle. If you... More
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daswood
We would like to see the Butchart gardens. We will be staying in the Granville Hotel on Drake St in Vancouver. From what I see on the tour site, it looks like the times are flexible. We would like to go just to the Gardens and not the city tour. From the description I believe this is possible, I spoke with a representative of the Gardens and she stated it took about 3 hrs to see things plus go to the gift shop, lunch etc. Does the bus pick up at our hotel, if not, where is the closest pickup site? From what I can understand, we take the 7:30 am bus to the ferry to another bus, arrive in Victoria around 11:30 am. We get off and have the option to see the city or just get on another bus at 12:10 or 1:10 to go to the Gardens. After being at the Gardens, we depart at approx. 4:05 pm to depart to on a bus to get on a ferry that leaves at 5 pm, where we go to the bus ticket counter on the ferry to obtain a confirmation of our seat on the bus in Vancouver back to original pickup destination. Please let me know if this is correct, I have left 2 messages on the phone and no one has called me back so I can ask these questions. We are in a place I am unfamiliar with and want to make sure we have a good experience. Also, are these double decker busses, because some of the comments state they were put on the top level, and the other passenger has heart issues and cannot be in the heat on top of a bus. Thank you for any insight you can give me.
May 14, 2016|
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Response from Pleasureseakers | Reviewed this property |
Hello Dagwood, thank you for your question. As your questions are more specific to scheduling, I believe you would be best served by calling the Greater Victoria Tourist and Convention Bureau (250) 953-2033. They were... More
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