Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip

Vancouver, Canada

From $599.34

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Victoria, known as the Garden City, on this private full-day tour from Vancouver. Begin with a pleasant ferry cruise through the Strait of Georgia to Victoria, and then explore the famous Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum and Parliament Building in downtown Victoria. Customize your itinerary to suit the interests of your group, spending as much time at each site as you like, and enjoy transport by SUV with panoramic windows. Your personalized guide is also a professional photographer, giving you the option to purchase memorable shots of your outing.
  • Private 12-hour sightseeing tour of Victoria from Vancouver
  • Ride the ferry through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Victoria
  • Enjoy the vibrant blooms of the Butchart Gardens
  • See the Royal BC Museum, Parliament Building, Empress Hotel and Beacon Hill Park
  • Design your trip with the help of a private guide-and-photographer
  • Round-trip ferry ride and hotel transport by SUV with panoramic windows included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Local, professional and fun guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport pickup/drop off (additional charge for airport pickup/drop off)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off in Vancouver

What To Expect

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

The Butchart Gardens

4 hours Admission Ticket Included


4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • Must include hotel information at checkout
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers (if applicable), must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please allow 30 minutes for pickup (due to traffic)
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, due to uneven surfaces comfortable footwear is advised
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pickup and drop-off from Downtown Vancouver only
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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 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.


6 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Vancouver Island & Victoria Day trip
Ralph_H, Aug 2022
We took the BC fairy to Vancouver Island to tour Butchart Gardens and then went on to Victoria and had lunch at the Steamship Bar & Grill as suggested by Erick. He was a great tour guide. Lots of facts, figures and a whole lot better d laughs.
Would Recommend!!
Catherine_R, Jul 2022
We’ll worth the expense! Erick was a great tour guide with lots of valuable information and he took care of all our needs.
Private Tours Rock
Ronald_E, Jun 2022
The ferry ride was relaxing and got to see Orca’s to boot. The trip to Butchart Gardens was great to get a grasp of the island. Our guide was full of great facts about the island and Gardens. The free time in Victoria was enhanced by our guides (Kyle) suggestions on what to see and the path to take. This was an all around great experience and quite happy that we did the private tour since it afforded much flexibility
Victoria tour from Vancouver super
Connie_L, Jul 2021
We were lucky, we had 2 guides, very nice people, the ride on the ferry was very smooth, I recommande Erick and Maggie as nice tourist guides
Victoria with Erich
ldamato419, Jul 2018
Erich was fun and knowledgable, attentive to our needs, always pointing things out as we traveled to the next destination. He was always punctual but flexible. Highly recommend.
Four of us were taken in a large...
Jean L, Jul 2017
Four of us were taken in a large SUV/Van to Victoria by Erick for a day. Most importantly, Erick is the loveliest, nicest and most charming young man you could ask for as your guide and escort. He was considerate, he was articulate, he was interested and he was always concerned about our welfare. We had some challenges and Erick was very accommodating and sensitive to them. We recommend him highly and wouldn't use anyone else in Vancouver.

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