2-Day Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at the Inn at Laurel Point

Vancouver, Canada

From $424.03

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy the many attractions of Victoria, the charming capital of British Columbia, during this overnight tour from Vancouver. Take an included ferry ride to Vancouver Island, enjoying the scenery and looking for whales on the way. Then enjoy included admission to Butchart Gardens and a short sightseeing tour before checking into a 4-star hotel in central Victoria. Enjoy the next 24 hours to spend as you wish before heading back to Vancouver on a scenic floatplane ride. Your Victoria excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport from Vancouver.
  • Overnight tour to Victoria from Vancouver
  • pend the afternoon exploring the stunning Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoy a ferry ride through the Gulf Island—keep your eyes open for whales
  • Take a scenic floatplane ride back to Vancouver
  • Round-trip transportation from Vancouver to Victoria

What's Included

  • Float plane flight to Vancouver
  • Selected hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 1-night stay in Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point
  • Brief guided tour of Victoria by coach
  • All meals
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Canada Place
    Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada

    Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk. Please arrive 30 minutes before posted tour departure time.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

**Late guests may not be accommodated to participate on the tour and will not be refunded.** Pick up from hotels start at 45 minutes prior to tour departure time. If you are meeting at our 999 Canada Place location, meet us at 30 minutes prior to tour departure time. Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will pick up from select downtown Vancouver hotels. Please provide the hotel information at the time of booking. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.

What To Expect

Day 1

Vancouver to Victoria

4 Stops

Vancouver Downtown

1 day Admission Ticket Included

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Butchart Gardens

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Inner Harbour

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at the Inn at Laurel Point. This waterfront hotel is a welcoming sanctuary just steps from the Inner Harbour.

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Victoria at leisure & Return to Vancouver

2 Stops

Inner Harbour

10 hours Admission Ticket Included


35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Not included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Pricing is based on Single/Double occupancy only. If 2 rooms are required, please book this option twice (2 Singles or 2 Doubles).
  • At the time of booking, please supply gender of all travelers. The flight option of this package requires this information
  • Confirmation received at time of booking
  • Please hand in your booking confirmation to your guide at the beginning of the tour
  • Please dress accordingly to weather as the tour operates rain or shine. Jackets and rain attire recommended during colder months
  • If booking for more than one person, please make a note in the special requirements section indicating your room type
  • Max of 25 lbs of luggage allowed per traveler
  • 1.5 hours allowed at Butchart Gardens
  • Guests will be provided with a taxi voucher from the Inn @ Laurel Point to the Harbour Air Dock
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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34 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Sandra_r, May 2023
Excellent hotel room. One of the best ever. Beautiful part of the world. Very welcoming. Perfect weather helps, but would be worth the trip anytime.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Inn at Laurel Point and that you found the area to be beautiful and welcoming. It's always a bonus when the weather cooperates, but it sounds like you would recommend the trip regardless. We hope you have the chance to visit again in the future! Thank you
First class trip
Yvonne_P, Sep 2022
Beautiful Buchart Garden, scenic ride by coach and ferry. Comfortable stay at Laura Point Inn and exciting flight by seaplane from Victoria to Vancouver.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Yvonne_P, We love to hear that you had an amazing time on your trip to Victoria! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful seaplane ride back to Vancouver. We hope to see you on our tours in the future! Thank you
Disorganised tour
Ricky, Aug 2022
Very disorgnised tour. Seaplane back to Vancouver was not booked which the hotel had to book for us last minute. Prepaid-Taxi did not arrive to take us from the hotel to the seaplane departure so we walk with our luggage that took 20mins. No bus to take us back to hotel after the end of the tour and we had to book our own uber. Bus driver had no idea and viator did not respond to emails. Highly recommended not booking this tour.
Relaxing and well organized.
Mairead_S, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed the trip. Lovely to sit back and relax. Communication was excellent, lovely hotel and great location. Flight back to Vancouver was a highlight. Stunning views and very smooth flight.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello, We're delighted that you enjoyed your tour to Victoria and the flight back to Vancouver! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
Chaotic Tour Operator spoilt a wonderful experience
Moira_B, Jul 2022
An amazing experience but spoilt by the lack of information from the Tour Operator. We are flying back by sea plane but absolutely no information given as to flight time. We had to find out from Harbour Sea Planes which flight we were booked on. Also no voucher readily available for taxi transfers to the hotel. All in all chaotic.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Moira_B, We're very sorry for the chaos you've experienced and we have sent your review to our operations team for review so that this issue does not arise again. If you have any further comments or concerns please email Thank you
Great weekend getaway
Mark_G, Jun 2022
Great package, hotel at Laurel Point was very comfortable and great location. Bus driver very knowledgeable. Butchart Gardens just breathtaking. Float Plane back was highlight too. So easy with awesome views.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Mark_G, We're delighted that you had an amazing time on your trip to Victoria! We hope to see you on our tours again in the future. Thank you
Victoria was awesome!
Christine_A, May 2022
Liked the ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria. The Butchart gardens were beautiful. We were at the gardens for 2 hours, wish we had an hour more. Enjoyed walking around downtown Victoria and the harbor. The Inn at Laurel Point was very nice.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello, Thank you for your review, we appreciate it! We're very glad that you had an amazing time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens! We hope to see you on our tours again in the future! Thank you
overnight stay
Karen_F, Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. From the commentary as we made our way from our pickup to the ferry. The gardens were superb and the Laurel Inn met our expectations ith clean and tidy facilities, very helpful staff and a brilliant view from our room. we were a littlle apprehensive about the float plane flight back, but it,also, was thrilling. The only disappointment was that as we were in Vancouver and paid in Canadian dollars with our cash currency card, we found later when the card ran out of money, that the amount quoted in Canadian dollars was converted to U.S dollars, so cost us more and depleted the card sooner than it should have. Please be aware of this.
Enjoyable 2 day tour. Most of the...
Philip H, Oct 2017
Enjoyable 2 day tour. Most of the people on the your opted for a day trip and I was the only one staying overnight. The float plane return was really good. Tour guide on the first day was really good. I was on my own the second day.
Well worth it for the additional...
Carrye_F, Sep 2017
Well worth it for the additional time to explore Victoria, a highlight of our BC trip, as was the float plane ride back to Vancouver. Highly recommended!
The two-day Victoria trip was very...
Amy F, Aug 2017
The two-day Victoria trip was very enjoyable. There wasn't much guided tour in this package as the tour guide is basically the driver driving us to the pier for the bus to get on the ferry to Victoria. Then he drove us to Butchart Garden where we could just tour around the place ourselves. We were then dropped off at our hotel for checking in and the rest of the first day and the next day were all our free times. The hotel chosen for us is very good, very good service and the room is very nice. The airplane experience was fantastic. The tour was very costy but worth to do it.
The gardens were amazing. We...
Patricia F, Sep 2016
The gardens were amazing. We definitely recommend the overnight tour. 2 hours in Victoria is not enough time and it's a long ride back to Vancouver via the shuttle. We enjoyed the float plane ride back, so much to see.
This trip was wonderful! The tour...
Judie_K, Jul 2016
This trip was wonderful! The tour guides were friendly, informative and on time. Everything went smoothly and as advertised, just as in past Viator tours we've taken. The hotel we stayed at was beautiful and the city was easily accessible by walking. We could have stayed at the Empress but chose the Inn at Laurel Point and were very happy with the choice. We would highly recommend it.
The guide was very informed and...
Lokesh B, Jun 2016
The guide was very informed and communicated well. Arrangements were good. We had opted to stay back for one night at victoria and they booked us a great hotel. Also booked for us return by Float plane. Great experience..
excellent trip, well coordinated wish...
Irene K, Sep 2015
excellent trip, well coordinated wish I had more time there
Although I enjoyed the trip, there...
Rebecca T, Jul 2015
Although I enjoyed the trip, there were significant issues that made me feel that this trip was not worth the significant expense... On the positive...the trip was fairly well organized and as advertised. Down sides...van picking us up at the hotel was 30 minutes late. The driver was curt and unfriendly. He took us to our tour guide who was friendly but who clearly was not a native English speaker. He was not aware or familiar with the fact that we were spending the night... most of the guests were doing the day trip. Eventually, he figured it out and got our vouchers. The hotel was sub standard. After three room switches and numerous phone calls, it became clear that the hotel had an upgraded wing... We decided to pay extra for this... It would have been helpful had we known. The difference was huge. Almost as though they were two separate hotels. The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was excellent for breakfast, although not inexpensive . Lastly, when we showed up for our float plane,there was fog and planes were being cancelled. I had triple checked on this prior to booking and during the trip as we needed to catch our cross country flight home. I had been told that there was no problem and no need for concern. This was not the case... When I called the vendor to report that the flight plane might be cancelled, I was told that this was not their problem. Luckily, the flight did take off and we got home to the east coast. When I return to Victoria, I will not take this tour.
VIATOR says: Hotel pick-up and...
ANA MARÍA V, Jun 2015
VIATOR says: Hotel pick-up and drop-off. There was no drop-off for us. There was nobody waiting for us at the plane terminal, there was no shuttle. We really feel very unsatisfied because of this. And there are more people who have had the same problem.
This was a great tour, starting with...
Philip T, Oct 2014
This was a great tour, starting with afriendly, informative tour guide, Mike. He guided us from the ferry to Buchart Gardens in the sunshine, and dropped us at our comfortable hotel. We had time during the next day to look round Victoria and themagnificent BC Museum before an unforgettable float plane ride back to Vancouver. Everything had gone smoothly until then, but we were then met by the shuttle who refused to take us back to our hotel, and rather than be abandoned in an underground carpark, we had to agree to be dropped at the taxi rank. What a pity tnat the final stage should be so disappointing.
Absolutely spectacular. The one day...
Ails70, Oct 2014
Absolutely spectacular. The one day tour could not possibly be enough to see all Victoria has to offer. A lovely drive to catch the ferry to Vancouver Island. Mike, our guide, was brilliant giving us non stop information and history of the area without ever sounding dry or tedious! Saw seals and a whale from the ferry. We had a good 2hrs at Butchart Gardens then on to Victoria. Accommodation at Laurel Point was centrally located and comfortable. Flew out of Victoria Harbour at 6pm next day on a twin engine float plane. Smooth flight. Highly recommended!
Had a wonderful time. The Butchart...
Christine W, Sep 2014
Had a wonderful time. The Butchart Gardens were magnificent. Met some lovely people. Craigdarroch Castle was amazing. Everything was so well organised. Thank you.

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