1. Canada
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  4. Vancouver Chinatown

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Product ID: 32627
Explore Vancouver Island and Victoria on a 13-hour sightseeing tour by coach and ferry and cruise the marine wonderland of the Gulf Islands, stroll among blooming flowers in Butchart Gardens, enjoy time at leisure in downtown Victoria, and more.
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Duration: 13 hours
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Pickup included

At the following hotels: • Blue Horizon • Best Western Plus Sands Hotel • Century Plaza • Holiday Inn on Howe Street • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Fairmont Waterfront • Metropolitan Hotel • Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront • Ramada on Pender • Rosedale on Robson • Sandman Vancouver City Center • Sutton Place • Westin Bayshore
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  • Stroll around the landscaped Butchart Gardens among an abundance of flowers, fountains, and foliage
  • Explore the historic city of Victoria at leisure
  • Admire heritage buildings, such as the Empress Hotel and Royal BC Museum
  • Get breathtaking views of Victoria from Inner Harbour
  • Drive through Victoria's lively Chinatown
  • Cruise the Gulf Islands on board a BC ferry and look for whales, dolphins, and more
Full description
Enjoy an extended 13-hour tour of Vancouver Island and Victoria, with return transfers from Vancouver or drop off in Victoria if you prefer.

Once at Vancouver Island’s Swartz Bay on the Saanich Peninsula, drive by air-conditioned coach to Butchart Gardens and walk among the 50 acres of magnificent foliage. Then head to downtown Victoria, traveling through quaint Chinatown and the Inner Harbour.

Take free time to explore the Inner Harbour, admiring heritage sites such as the Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, and BC Legislature. Depart from downtown Victoria for your return journey to Vancouver in the late afternoon.

Your return journey to the mainland will be on board a BC Ferry, where you can watch for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and other magnificent marine mammals. Arrival in Vancouver is scheduled for approximately 21:30, where you can be dropped off at your downtown hotel or disembark at the terminal.
  • Return or 1-way coach transportation
  • BC ferry fare(s)
  • Butchart Gardens admission
  • Taxes

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Please note that the pick-up will take place 30 to 60 minutes before the tour departure time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We booked this trip to avoid uncertainty of getting to the ferry in time. The trip was well planned, the driver very friendly and professional. He was also pretty good as a travel guide, which is not easy to do while driving. The only thing I would've done differently was to have less time in the garden and more in the town center. The garden is beautiful but the town has more interesting places to see. Otherwise, the tour definitely met our expectations.

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7 September 2019

Amazing day!

This tour was more than we expected. We were picked up promptly by a private bus and taken to the tour bus. Bobby was the driver who was friendly and extremely informative for the entire trip. Upon arriving at the ferry Bobby informed us that we were in time to make the 10 a.m. ferry instead of the originally scheduled 11. This was certainly a bonus that allowed us additional time at the Buchart Gardens and on Victoria Island. Bobby went above and beyond to get us as close as he could to very close walking distance to our hotel. Well done Bobby, thanks for a great day!!!

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11 July 2019

Very good tour

This was a very good tour but I would suggest a few changes. The tour does not allocate appropriate time for meals. Basically, you can eat at Buchart Gardens or Victoria, you get two hours in each place so if you stop to eat you will not see much. Dinner is pretty well limited to eating on the ferry, luckily the buffet is good. I would prefer a tour that went only to Buchart Gardens and allowed more time at the Gardens. I fell like I had to run through it and didn't feel like I got to appreciate everything.

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29 June 2019

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