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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver provided by Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
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About
Visit Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver on a full-day tour that takes care of booking transport and offers a flexible mix of guided and independent time. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf Islands while crossing to Vancouver Island, enjoy time to stroll Butchart Gardens, then head to Victoria’s waterside downtown to browse shops and historic architecture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands means wildlife watching
  • Outdoor decks and enclosed cabins ensure a great trip in any weather
  • Flexible combo: guided tour of Vancouver Island with free time to explore
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Vancouver hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Vancouver, then board a ferry at Tsawwassen for the beautiful trip to Vancouver Island, watching for eagles, sea lions, and whales as you cruise. Upon arrival on the island, head to Butchart Gardens, whose network of themed gardens wrap around a massive dancing fountain. Following your time in Butchart Gardens, head to the Victoria waterfront, where you find Vancouver Island landmarks from the British Columbia Parliament buildings to the imposing Fairmont Empress Hotel, a favorite for elegant high teas. Here, take advantage of free time to explore, whether you want to stroll the Inner Harbor, check out downtown shops, or visit a local restaurant for lunch. After a day on Vancouver Island, begin the return trip to Vancouver by bus and ferry, enjoying evening light as you travel back through the scenic Gulf Islands.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • 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
  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands means wildlife watching
  • Outdoor decks and enclosed cabins ensure a great trip in any weather
  • Flexible combo: guided tour of Vancouver Island with free time to explore
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Vancouver hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Vancouver, then board a ferry at Tsawwassen for the beautiful trip to Vancouver Island, watching for eagles, sea lions, and whales as you cruise. Upon arrival on the island, head to Butchart Gardens, whose network of themed gardens wrap around a massive dancing fountain. Following your time in Butchart Gardens, head to the Victoria waterfront, where you find Vancouver Island landmarks from the British Columbia Parliament buildings to the imposing Fairmont Empress Hotel, a favorite for elegant high teas. Here, take advantage of free time to explore, whether you want to stroll the Inner Harbor, check out downtown shops, or visit a local restaurant for lunch. After a day on Vancouver Island, begin the return trip to Vancouver by bus and ferry, enjoying evening light as you travel back through the scenic Gulf Islands.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5313P17
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Island
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For 2021 - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will ONLY pick up from 999 Canada Place Way (Welcome Kiosk) and the Sandman Hotel on Georgia. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time. For 2022 - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will pick up from most downtown Vancouver and Burnaby hotels. Please provide the hotel information at the time of booking. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 7 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
  • Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • For 2021 - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will ONLY pick up from 999 Canada Place Way (Welcome Kiosk) and the Sandman Hotel on Georgia. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Island
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For 2021 - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will ONLY pick up from 999 Canada Place Way (Welcome Kiosk) and the Sandman Hotel on Georgia. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time. For 2022 - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will pick up from most downtown Vancouver and Burnaby hotels. Please provide the hotel information at the time of booking. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 7 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
  • Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • For 2021 - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will ONLY pick up from 999 Canada Place Way (Welcome Kiosk) and the Sandman Hotel on Georgia. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep. 16, 2021
A note from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Guests crossing the USA/Canada border should prepare accordingly to obtain COVID test results in a timely manner. Guests unable to attend a tour within the 24 hour cancellation policy will not be refunded.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canada Place
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Vancouver Downtown
  • 1
    BC Ferries
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Inner Harbour
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Vancouver Downtown
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Cindy7876
Saint Charles, MO5 contributions
Canceled at the last minute
This tour was canceled by the tour company. We received notice of cancellation at the time we were to be picked up. This left us scrambling to plan the day. As we only had 2 days in Vancouver we were relying on the tour to see Victoria and Butchart Gardens. On a positive note the tour company did refund our money and said they would reimburse us for our entry to Butchart Gardens. They did text directions for public transportation.
Written September 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WestcoastSight
Yup, we deserve this review, 100%. We had some large technical challenges that day and we could not operate. We tried our best to get all guests on with another company but to no avail. We sure hope you did get to the Butchart Gardens and supplied your receipts back to our office. If you visit Vancouver in the future, please contact our office, we would like to make this right and offer a complimentary tour.
Written September 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cycledallas
Dallas103 contributions
Don’t miss the Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing
Wonderful trip to Butchart Gardens and city of Victoria provided by Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, tour operator.

Very convenient pick ups near hotels; great information on Vancouver and Victoria by our Guide Driver; ferry service was included, an orca pod was sighted on our ferry to Vancouver Island.

Our Driver, Herman, was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining.

This is a high value experience, well worth the price !
Written September 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WestcoastSight
Thank you for your kind comments. We are thrilled that you had a great experience along with a special whale sighting! We are lucky to have the personable and talented Herman on our team.
Written September 3, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maricar Gokioco
Caloocan, Philippines3 contributions
BEST SERVICE!
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Super kind and accommodating! We were lost because we hop off on the wrong train station but they still waited us in Sandman Hotel!!! I super love the staff especially the admin (Brianne) who made sure we can join the tour and our driver (Joe) Everyone is so friendly and I highly recommend this tour. If you love nature and scenic view you would really love this tour and make sure to do it with Gray Line. You will not regret it. Until our next visit!!! ❤️❤️❤️🥳🥳🥳
Written August 31, 2021
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WestcoastSight
We couldn't let you miss the tour! We are super happy you made it and had a great day. We are lucky to have amazing people like Brianne and Joe on our team!
Written September 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

seba A
Guelph, Canada1 contribution
Amazing.
Aug. 2021
It was an amazing tour, with a lot of time to explore, our tour guide joe was funny, informative and truly loved his job. He gave us some very interesting facts about the Buchart gardens, Victoria, and downtown Vancouver.
Written August 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WestcoastSight
Thank you for your amazing review. We are grateful to have amazing driver/guides on our team. We are thrilled that you had a great time on your tour,.
Written August 30, 2021
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Marilyn W
South Lake Tahoe, CA1 contribution
A must see
Jun. 2020 • Family
Phenomenal day viewing the gardens and a must do! The gardens are magnificent. We enjoyed an ice cream break there as well!
Written October 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! The Butchart Gardens are indeed spectacular. We hope to be able to host you again in the future.
Written October 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Franco
North Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
Worthy day trip.
Mar. 2020 • Solo
long day but visiting Victoria was worth it. The Driver was very informative and accommodating. He showed us many places on Vancouver Island. The trip was seem less 12 hrs went quick.
Written March 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Franco P, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review of our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time exploring the beautiful Vancouver Island and the insightful commentary provided by our driver. I guess it's true what they say; time flies when you're having fun! If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
Written March 16, 2020
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Jianyu L
1 contribution
Great Day
Mar. 2020 • Solo
Overall a great day! Nice electrical bus helped a lot for someone like me who has vehicle sickness easily; All the way to Victoria/Butchart Garden was beautiful; Our driver Mark is very informative and told us every hidden gem along the way!

Only thing I regretted was that March wasn’t the best season for the Garden. Very limited flowers were blossoming. I may visit another time during early summer.
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear JianyuL12, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful review about your trip to Victoria + Butchart Gardens this winter. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the smooth and quiet ride aboard our brand new electric tour buses, and even more ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed Mark's commentary and expertise! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you can join us again in the summer to see the the flower displays at the Butchart Gardens in full bloom! Kind Regards, Anastasia S. Guest Experience
Written March 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris B
Omaha, NE5 contributions
Victoria, BC
Feb. 2020 • Couples
It was a glorious day out, our tour picked us up and dropped us off near our lodging. Our tour guide, Gordie, was superb and so was the day at Butchart Garden and Victoria.
Written February 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear chrisbB368ZL, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time on our Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour with Gordie, and that you were able to enjoy the scenic journey to Vancouver Island. If you ever find yourselves back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Anastasia S. Guest Experience
Written March 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NickiP
London, UK12 contributions
Fabulous
Sep. 2019
We went with family from NZ and England and Canada,and it was fabulous,worth every penny.At every turn there was another vista of beautiful gardens, totally recommend a visit at any time of the year,would love tot
Return in Spring

Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Kiwivisitor2015, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us! I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the Butchart Gardens on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour and I certainly hope you are able to visit again during the springtime to see the seasonal changes! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
Written January 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keith
North Yorkshire, UK12 contributions
Wonerful day
Sep. 2019
We loved this tour, especially the Butchart Gardens which are very beautiful. Our Greyline tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting, who made the day an unforgettable day. We loved the ferry ride and our time in Victoria. Awesome day.
Written November 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear keithhammo, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback with us. I am happy to hear you were able to explore and learn about our beautiful Vancouver Island. At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we strive to go above and beyond in order to provide a high quality tour while exceeding expectations. Once again thank you for reviewing our Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour! It was a pleasure having you on board. Sincerely, Tania Guest Experience
Written November 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great experience.
Our group was so pleased with this tour. Excellent tour guide and explained everything well. We will definitely do
JDATX
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Great Vancouver overview from a local
Really enjoyed this get-to-know-the-area tour with local guide, Herman, who communicated well with about 12 of us o
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A glorified cab ride. Disappointing.
This was a disappointing tour that one could consider a glorified taxi ride to the Capiano Suspension Bridge. While
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Alex was amazing, great tour!
Had a family trip to Vancouver and really loved the Grouse mountain/Suspension bridge tour with Alex. He was an am
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Barabara is an excellent guide!
Barbara was a great guide. Definately worth the cost. Very educational and fun. Considerate and made sure we got ou
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Excellent tour
Excellent tour highlighting all of the things I love about Vancouver. The Capilano Suspension Bridge and a tour of
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Excellent experience
My husband and I, we really appreciated Meenu's vast knowledge of the city as well as her driving skills through th
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Excellent! And highly recommend it
It was my husband and I on the tour and it was absolutely wonderful. Have to give a shout out to Gordie- who was in
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Great!
We were a Party of 5 waiting to be "Tourists in our own town"since Spring 2020 and due to COVID-19 we finally got o
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Great way to get around
This was real fun. The bus stop was outside our hotel and we bought tickets in the tiny shop attached. The trolley
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Great Experience in Vancouver
It was my first time visiting Vancouver, I was happy and excited to take the tour for visiting Vancouver main attra
clwxo
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Great tour
Our tour guide was very informative and was quite happy to answer any questions in depth (I forgot his name!). The
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Amazing
absolutely amazing tour made better by our incredibly knowledgeable guide. In hindsight I would have made it a 2 da
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Amazing tour and great service!
Had the opportunity to take advantage of the Shannon Falls and Whistler tour. We had such an amazing time. The tour
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Mark our guide was top notch. He made the trip worth while took us to off the trip itinerary locations and was very
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