We would like to see the Butchart gardens. We will be staying in the Granville Hotel on Drake St in Vancouver. From what I see on the tour site,
it looks like the times are flexible. We would like to go just to the Gardens and not the city tour. From the description I believe this is possible, I spoke with a representative of the Gardens and she stated it took about 3 hrs to see things plus go to the gift shop, lunch etc. Does the bus pick up at our hotel, if not, where is the closest pickup site? From what I can understand, we take the 7:30 am bus to the ferry to another bus, arrive in Victoria around 11:30 am. We get off and have the option to see the city or just get on another bus at 12:10 or 1:10 to go to the Gardens. After being at the Gardens,
we depart at approx. 4:05 pm to depart to on a bus to get on a ferry that leaves at 5 pm, where we go to the bus ticket counter on the ferry to obtain a confirmation of our seat on the bus in Vancouver back to original pickup destination. Please let me know if this is correct, I have left 2 messages on the phone and no one has called me back so I can ask these questions. We are in a place I am unfamiliar with and want to make sure we have a good experience. Also, are these double decker busses, because some of the comments state they were put on the top level, and the other passenger has heart issues and cannot be in the heat on top of a bus. Thank you for any insight you can give me.
Hello Dagwood, thank you for your question. As your questions are more specific to scheduling, I believe you would be best served by calling the Greater Victoria Tourist and Convention Bureau (250) 953-2033. They were extremely helpful when we visited. :)