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Per Person $250 USD
Children (Children 12 and under) $140 USD
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Get ready to snap one photo after another on this picturesque tour! You'll embark on a ferry ride to Vancouver Island, explore downtown Victoria, and visit the incomparable Butchart Gardens during this fascinating, satisfying day.

This wonderful tour begins with pickup at your hotel. From there, you'll take a 45 minute-1 hour ride to the ferry pier for the journey to Vancouver Island, where the beautiful city of Victoria is located. Your bus will drive right onto a ferry for the 1.5 hour cruise to Vancouver Island. You'll land at Swartz Bay and drive through exclusive residential areas and parks on the way to downtown Victoria. You'll see the Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park, and more.

You'll have approximately 3 hours of free time to explore this quaint city by the sea, have some lunch on your own, and take in one of the varied local attractions such as the Royal British Columbia Museum, Maritime Museum of BC, Miniature World or Bug Museum.

From downtown Victoria, you'll enjoy a 30-minute pastoral drive through the countryside on the way to the famous Butchart Gardens. Spread across 55 acres, the Butchart Gardens are truly a sight to be seen. You'll find spectacular views as you stroll along meandering paths and expansive lawns. From the exquisite Sunken Garden to the charming Rose Garden, you'll be amazed at this incredible display of flowering plants all year long. You'll have about 1.5 hours to enjoy the gardens before making the return trip to Vancouver.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from a Downtown Vancouver or Richmond area hotel
  • Round trip ferry ride between Vancouver mainland and Vancouver Island
  • Tour Downtown Victoria and Butchart Gardens
  • Free time in Downtown Victoria
  • Visit to Butchart Gardens (admission included)
  • Lots of extraordinary photo opportunities!

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (13.5 hrs) May 18 - Sep 28. Includes 2.5 hrs downtown Victoria, 2 hrs at Butchart Gardens.
  • 9:00 AM (13.5 hrs) March 8 -May 17, Sep 29-Nov 1, Dec 12-Jan 3. 2 hrs downtown Victoria, 1.75 hrs at Butchart Gardens.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

This tour only offers a pickup from a Downtown Vancouver or Richmond area hotel.
• Admission to Butchart Gardens is included in the price of this tour.
• Bring everything you need for a day of touring...comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat, and camera.
• Full restaurant facilities are available on board the ferry.


• Food, drinks, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.