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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

  • 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
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
From US$161.64
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Departs at 8am. Duration is 13 hours
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Departs at 9am. Duration is 12 hours
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Relish stunning coastal mountain vistas, sheer natural beauty, and BC’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.

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 90-minute 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 45-minute journey to Victoria as you take in the seaside sights and neighborhoods. Disembark the bus to enjoy three hours of 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 90-minute stroll through 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.

Reviews (1,446)
1 - 5 of 94 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Guide/driver

Had a lovely with with a great driver and guide who knew her business. She explained everything fully and was full of excellent suggestions. We were picked up on time and dropped off at the hotel door. There was a major car accident on our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 142loism
Reviewed December 17, 2018
Wow what beautiful gardens!

Great bus tour, driver was knowledgeable and courteous. Was disapointed they did not pick up at my hotel afte telling me they did. We had to walk about three blocks.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Carl B
Reviewed November 26, 2018
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

My wife and I booked this Tour on the internet several months ago, after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We went in October 2018. The Bus Driver was punctual with the Hotel pick up. He had a good sense of humour and excellent customer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed November 26, 2018
It's a guaranteed hit!

I have visited these gardens many times over the last thirty years and my most recent visit was last month with my wife. Everything about this place is wonderful, from the efficiently organized parking spaces, though the splendour of the floral exhibits, great restaurant, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rastavancouver
Reviewed November 3, 2018
Enriching Day

We booked our trip with Land Sea Tours. Our guide was Tim and he was a gem! Very informative, humorous, kind and very thoughtful. The trips highlights for us were three things, the ferry ride which was relaxing and full of beauty, the Buchart Gardens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Larry T
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January 17, 2019|
Response from KMfromMA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are dropped off at the entrance and given an entry ticket. You have (or we had) about 2 hours to explore Butchert Gardens before you meet back at the bus.
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Xanerin | Reviewed this property |
The bus doesn't have room to accommodate suitcases unless there is not many people on the tour then I suppose you could put them on a seat. You really would have to ask the tour company prior. Have a wonderful trip.
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Joanne H | Reviewed this property |
No, and getting around in a wheelchair or scooter would be difficult because of the stairs and hills. There are some ramps, but limited.