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Transportation to Butchart Gardens from Empress Hotel

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Transportation to Butchart Gardens from Empress Hotel

Hi: Planning our trip and would like some info please. Going in early July.

We want to go to Butchart Gardens in the early afternoon and stay till dark...to see the gardens illuminated. The CVS Cruise Victoria transporation does not seem to return late in the evening. The last departure for Victoria is around 6pm. Besides renting a car for the day, is there other easy transportation that returns in the evening?

Also, is the restaurant at The Gardens good? Best for lunch, tea or dinner?

Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Transportation to Butchart Gardens from Empress Hotel

You could get a cab back into town, would be around $50 - $60. Another alternative would be to take the public bus back into town,

transitbc.com/regions/vic/schedules/explore/

The restaurants are wonderful - coffee shop for basic sandwiches, Blue Poppy for hot and cold dishes; and the main restaurant for either tea (wonderful!) or a more formal dinner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of them.

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2. Re: Transportation to Butchart Gardens from Empress Hotel

You can also get a tourist bus - Cruise Victoria runs tour buses from the Empress area (Inner Harbour) to the gardens and back, and in the summer they run until after 10pm. You could also rent a car - parking at the gardens is free with admission but parking at the Empress will cost you. There's a car rental place on Douglas Street behind the Empress property.

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3. Re: Transportation to Butchart Gardens from Empress Hotel

OahuHawaii ~

Check that CVS Schedule again, I think you were looking at the section of the Butchart Tours schedule for May 3 to June 14.

cvscruisevictoria.com/schedules_butchart.html

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