Tours and Tickets

Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver provided by Landsea Tours and Adventures

Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
4.5
Book in advance
from
C$241.50
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Relish stunning coastal mountain vistas, sheer natural beauty, and British Columbia's picturesque provincial capital on this round-trip tour from Vancouver to Victoria. Traveling by ferry and bus, this guided tour takes you to Victoria’s must-see destinations including world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Here, wander the expertly cultivated, 55-acre (22-hectare) rose, Japanese, and Italian floral gardens. This full-day tour includes free time to explore Victoria on your own, plus all transportation and admission fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Scenic ferry and bus tour from Vancouver to Victoria, with stunning views
Enjoy a day of guided sightseeing with free time to explore Victoria solo
Stroll the famous, expertly landscaped floral displays at Butchart Gardens
Convenient pickup and drop-off in Vancouver or Richmond (select hotels)
What to expect
A shuttle arrives at your pickup location or Vancouver or Richmond hotel, and you set off on this full-day, professionally guided tour to Victoria. Appreciate the city, mountain, and water views during the ferry ride over the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands. After docking on Vancouver Island and board the awaiting bus. Enjoy a scenic journey to Victoria as you take in the seaside sights and neighborhoods. Disembark the bus to enjoy free time to explore the city on your own, and visit top attractions like Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings, Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Chinatown, before digging into Victoria’s local food scene for lunch (own expense). Finish the day with a stroll through the lush Butchart Gardens. Wander through 55 acres (22 hectares) of premier floral gardens cultivated by world-class landscapers for over 100 years before heading back to your Vancouver departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3914_3B
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only) • Professional driver / guide • Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach • Local taxes • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Royal BC Museum
Duration
13h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please note pick up time will vary from 30-60 minutes prior to your tour depending on location of hotel. If your hotel is not included on this list, please call and we will direct to nearest hotel.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select Vancouver & Richmond hotels only) • Professional driver / guide • Transport by 24 to 30-passenger mini-coach • Local taxes • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Royal BC Museum
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please note pick up time will vary from 30-60 minutes prior to your tour depending on location of hotel. If your hotel is not included on this list, please call and we will direct to nearest hotel.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Royal BC Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
+
Popular mentions

4.5
235 reviews
Excellent
185
Very good
37
Average
7
Poor
3
Terrible
3

TraceyDunkley
6 contributions
Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver
May 2020
I haven’t been on this tour as was cancelled due to Covid. I understand that and appreciate that, but 12 months on, I am still fighting for a refund. It is clear that I can’t travel as the Australian government won’t let us out of the country and the Canadian cruise company isn’t happening either. Yet, they don’t want to give money back owed to me, don’t answer the phone and don’t answer emails. I will never use their company again. A very poor service which doesn’t even deserve 1 star, but won’t let me leave it blank
Written March 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wendy p
Maple Ridge, Canada2 contributions
Beautiful flowers
Jul. 2020 • Family
Had a great experience here, this place is a go to take family from out of town. It was hot but the flowers were so beautiful! Love flowers
Written September 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John D
Mexicali, Mexico688 contributions
A great day out with my family
Dec. 2019
Having never booked from LandSea tours before, I was a bit anxious while I waited for the bus to arrive at our pick-up point. "Would they be on time?" "Would they show up at all?" and so on. Well, they did show up on time and our driver, Alessio, immediately put me at ease when he opened the door and said, "You must be John." Alessio was knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating - pointing out bald eagles along the road, making silly jokes, and providing historical information about points of interest. Victoria was lovely, even on a drizzly day. We had just enough time to have lunch and explore a bit but, if we had spent more time there, we wouldn't have had as much time in Butchart Gardens which were amazing. We visited in late December so, naturally, some flowers were not in season, but there was still plenty of vegetation and the holiday light displays were wonderful. On our return trip, Alessio even agreed to drop us off just a couple blocks from our vacation rental - which saved a sky train and bus ride from the hotel where we had met the tour. All in all, this was the most enjoyable day my family had during our week in BC.
Written January 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi John D, Thank you for such a positive and in-depth review regarding your Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. We totally understand the feeling of apprehension when booking with a new tour company. We ensure a great deal of care goes into making our guests feel comfortable onboard all our tours through industry-leading guest services training for our tour guides. From there, it comes down to the genuine commentary and interaction from guides like Alessio that make our tours stand out. We're also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Downtown Victoria & the Butchart Gardens, even with a little bit of liquid sunshine! We hope to welcome you on another tour again in the near future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
Written January 5, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

manavya2015
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
Long tour but worth a trip
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Ed was our tour guide. He spoke to culture in Vancouver and Victoria. He clicked everyone's pictures. He was very kind and he has very good knowledge about the cities history. He made the trip hassle free by properly organizing the time. The best part of the trip was butchart gardens Christmas lights. Ed gave us sufficient time to explore the gardens when the light is almost about to fail and also the lights in dark. The ferri experience was also amazing. Overall it's a worthy trip.
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi manavya2015, Thank you for taking the time to review your Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour with us. It's great to hear that Ed provided you with such a great experience while travelling to Victoria. He's a valuable member of our team and we'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments. We agree that this time of year, the Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens makes the tour all the more distinctive. This is our first time running the Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour during the Christmas Holidays and we're delighted you enjoyed it so much. We hope you can join us in Vancouver again soon. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
Written January 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fenny R
9 contributions
The Amazing Ed
Dec. 2019 • Family
Ed was our tour guide who went above and beyond to cater and care for all of us. Ed's knowledge of Vancouver and Victoria made us enjoy our trip even more. Thank you for the stories, history lessons, dad jokes and care Ed!! Highly recommended!!
Written December 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi fennyr2017, Thank you for your kind words regarding our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. Ed is certainly an extremely knowledgeable, caring and accommodating tour guide. He puts a great deal of effort into his tours and is never afraid to throw in a dad joke or two! We hope to be a part of your travel itinerary if you're back in Vancouver in the future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
Written December 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elaine
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Worth it
Dec. 2019
From our smooth pickup onwards, I could feel how organized and well-run the tour was. A lot of time spent getting places but it didn't feel that way because our tour guide Tim was very entertaining! Because of the holiday season, the line getting into Butchart Gardens to see the Christmas lights was packed but Tim still got us an hour there. Loved that the tour made an otherwise tough-to-plan trip doable and fun.
Written December 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi chezpugnini, We very much appreciate you taking the time to review our Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour. We always aim to make our hotel pickups as smooth and seamless as possible and it's great to hear this reflected well throughout your tour. There's plenty of history and stories to learn on your way to Victoria and we're glad to hear Tim provided them so compellingly; he's a very positive and energetic tour guide and we're proud to have him on our team. The Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens is deservedly popular and is definitely the special part of our Victoria Tour this time of year. We hope to welcome you back on board in Vancouver in the future. Best, Ryan V Operations Supervisor
Written December 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Arthur D
2 contributions
The Rocky Mountaineer
Sep. 2019
Very intresting place worth the visit excellent gardens I certainly would go back and revisit the garedens
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donna A
2 contributions
Great Way to Spend the Day
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Well organized tour. Informative. The gardens are stunning and it was nice to have plenty of time to tour.
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fancee N
Oahu, HI6 contributions
Absolutely stunning
The garden is such a beautiful place, it's almost as if I was in a movie. The colors of the flowers the set up of the different themes of the garden was just absolutely breathtaking. I literally felt like this was my happy place!
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia M
Holland, MI105 contributions
Beautiful day on Vancouver Island
Aug. 2019
We had a great time riding the electric bus to the ferry that took us to Vancouver Island. It was a sunny day and the temperature was seventy degrees. The bus was clean and gave us a smooth ride. The guide explained all the items clearly and made it interesting.

Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 222
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Landsea Tours and Adventures
Entropym
Entropym
00
Canceled our tour, kept our money.
We booked a post cruise tour for June 2020. COVID intereferred with our plans and the cruise and tour were cancelle
sarahkristy
sarahkristy
00
Magical
Once again, I had another great experience. This was my first time going through in the winter, and I really liked
leungmey216
leungmey216
00
An amazing place to contemplate autumn in the valley. Waiting me for my Fall vacation!
How wonderful to step on the Capilano Suspension Bridge hanging in mid-air of the forest. The fresh air, birds' sin
Neil K
Neil K
00
Vancouver sight seeing trip
I booked on trip advisor with Land sea Tours And it was well worth it, did a small bus tour, our driver and guid
Miller K
Miller K
00
Not for the faint at heart
I thought the suspension bridge would be a one of a kind of experience, but was pleasantly surprised to learn the
Chasity17
Chasity17
00
Nice tour but long!
I think I need to stop doing long tours in general, 4 hours max. This one was 7 hours which I knew going in but I t
mattcS97QS
mattcS97QS
00
Chartered Birding Tour of Delta
Excellent driver. On time. Friendly. Adaptable. Comfortable Clean Bus. Highly recommend! Very pleasant experience f
K4466FCdavidk
K4466FCdavidk
00
Great Tour
Granville Island has an extensive market, arts and crafts shops and restaurants. Absolutely worth a visit. Vancouve
Dave080315
Dave080315
00
Great tour
This was a great tour, I really enjoyed it. It was a small-group tour, 19 people in our case, so you didn't feel li
V4700NNsimoneh
V4700NNsimoneh
00
The best hop on hop off in Vancouver!
One of the best hop on hop off I've done in any city. The guide was great, knowledgeable and funny. The tour itself
TheodorP29
TheodorP29
00
Together with Our Guide Ed.
Perfekt organised. Nice Trip. Everthing you want to See anderen hear about Vancouver. I can recommend The Tour and
395hillaryr
395hillaryr
00
Fantastic Tour
I only had 2 days to explore Vancouver and this tour was the perfect way to see as much as possible in a short amou
Whitleybay1
Whitleybay1
00
Great way to get experience Vancouver
Great trip, fantastic and knowledgable guides, lots of interesting info and good tips to see the best of Vancouver.
ChazaHaidar
ChazaHaidar
00
Amazing View
I had set this place as a destination to visit while I was in Vancouver. I enjoyed the amazing view while crossing
TomD372
TomD372
00
The best tour to see Vancouver
This is one of the best tours we have taken. Our guide,Tim, was wonderful. This is a much better way of seeing Vanc
Frequently Asked Questions about Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver on Tripadvisor


Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver price starts from C$246.96. Discover and book Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver on Tripadvisor

Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver on Tripadvisor