Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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From $177.28

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy round-trip travel from Vancouver to Victoria, and discover top attractions in British Columbia on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip from Victoria. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island, and enjoy fine views over the beautiful Gulf Islands. Dock in Swartz Bay, and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the grounds at your leisure. Then, enjoy free time to explore the city, perhaps walking through Chinatown and the Inner Harbour, before returning to Vancouver by ferry.
  • Take a day from Vancouver to Victoria by ferry
  • Explore Butchart Gardens, with included entrance ticket
  • Enjoy free time to explore downtown Victoria
  • Transportation between sites is included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

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    Start time

    09:15 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • English only
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 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 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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    Traveler Tips

    As noted before it is a long day but well worth the trip.
    I strongly recommend this travel but be mindful that it will be a long day.
    Overall, a high ratio of travelling time to visiting time makes a good guide essential.
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    Butchart gardens. Could...
    Sandy_L, Oct 2022
    Butchart gardens. Could have used 1/2 hour more What I didn’t like dealing with Viator is that you canceled our original date. If this hadn’t worked then we may have missed this fabulous trip. Not sure I would trust you.
    Must see!
    Carolyn_L, Sep 2022
    Absolutely beautiful garden and Victoria is a a beautiful city. We had perfect weather and Eric, our driver/guide was wonderful.
    Laurel_S, Sep 2022
    Our guide, David O’Brien, was interesting and entertaining. My mother is somewhat mobility impaired, David went out of his way to ensure that she was taken care of and comfortable. This meant a lot to us. The gardens are phenomenal and the city of Victoria is just charming. Even the ferry ride was an entertainment. This tour allowed us to check off the sites we wanted to see and gave us enough time to decide what we would like to come back to explore further.
    Butchard Gardens Tour and more
    Linda_S, Sep 2022
    Wonderful day to Butchard Gardens with Eric as our tour guide. The ride on the ferry was beautiful and a great way to see the islands! Our main focus were the gardens. They are absolutely Amazing! You really have to see them for yourself. Short stop in Victoria and a walk through the Empress Hotel which was gorgeous. Treat yourself to a fabulous day although it is very long.
    Do not miss Butchart Gardens
    Rodney_W, Sep 2022
    We were picked up on time from the hotel and had an interesting time listening to Dan explain in great detail about the facts of Vancouver and Victoria, and everything else in between. Butchart Gardens were simply amazing. There was not a flower that needed pruning or dead heading. The colors burst out of every corner in such glorious ways.
    Very enjoyable
    Darius_M, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide was very good, knowledgeable and professional. The entire journey was very interesting.
    Another great Viator tour! Victoria, BC!
    Lucie_S, Aug 2022
    Downtown Victoria, Butchart Gardens, learning about the area from a knowledgeable tour guide. Architecture.
    Great guide and day!...
    Carol_B, Aug 2022
    Great guide and day! Loved the Ferry ride. Watched a beautiful sunset. The gardens were spectacular.
    Very informative and pleasant trip
    Baljeet_S, Aug 2022
    The garden is a must see for everyone. The ferry also is very efficient and worth seeing. Time at Victoria was a bit less
    So Lovely
    Michael_A, Aug 2022
    Absolutely breathtaking garden and Victoria was lovely. Highly recommend even though it is Avery long day you don’t want to miss this!
    Obviously, the places we...
    Evangelina_M, Aug 2022
    Obviously, the places we visited were beautiful and they exceeded our expectations, but what improved our experience was the tour guide/driver. Eric is an impressive example of professionalism, knowledge and willingness to add to the travelers experience by sharing his personal insight into the places we visited or traveled through.
    Simply Beautiful
    John_G, Aug 2022
    We had a great tour guide/bus driver that was very informative on the way to and from the Gardens. Also gave an insight into what the gardens had to offer. They were outstanding. If you appreciate flowers, trees, bushes and overall presentation this is something not to be missed.
    Our trip to Beauchard...
    Jean_H, Aug 2022
    Our trip to Beauchard Gardens and Victoria was a wonderful experience! We were hesitant at first due to the length of the trip but we so happy we decided to go. The ferry trip was a lovely experience and we were fascinated watching the docking of the ferry. Brent, our guide, was courteous, extremely knowledgeable, and fun. He went out of his way to ensure that each guest was comfortable and informed. We highly recommend this excursion and encourage you to request Brent as your guide.
    Victoria is so different...
    Ronald_A, Aug 2022
    Victoria is so different from Vancouver. We loved the contrast. So glad we took the time to do this tour!
    A memorable day visit to Vancouver Island.
    LoisB_B, Jul 2022
    Butchard Gardens are magnificent and Victoria is an attractive city. Aviator makes the trip seamless with transportation from downtown Vancouver to the island. We were fortunate to be driven and guided by Brent who was an excellent driver and guide. There were only 16 people in my group.
    Wonderful experience
    April_Y, Jul 2022
    Eric was a terrific guide!! Butchart Gardens is more beautiful than the pictures you see. Victoria was fun as well.
    The tour is taking almost...
    Tatyana_D, Jul 2022
    The tour is taking almost 13 hours but it worthy. Gardens are beautiful! Our driver was very helpfull and friendly. You definitely should take this tour and enjoy the beauty.
    A fantastic excursion that we highly recommend.
    Colleen_B, Jul 2022
    Keith (our driver) gave us a lot of information. Butchart Gardens is absolutely gorgeous. We did feel rather rushed there since we were only there 2 hrs. It is a long day(13 hrs.)and we did it immediately after getting off our cruise, but it was so wonderful and we'll worth it.
    5 hours on a bus and 3...
    Roger_G, Jul 2022
    5 hours on a bus and 3 hours on a ferry to have 2 1/2 hours at Butchart and 1 1/4 hours in Victoria. I couldn’t recommend it to friends. Butchart was beautiful but the time involved to see it was excessive.
    A great visit to Vancouver
    Patricia_M, Jul 2022
    Traveling on the Ferry was great. The gardens were spectacular, especially the fountains. We only wish we could have spent more time. Our tour guide, David O"Brian (I hope I remembered correctly) was superbly knowledgeable and helpful. It was definitely worth the price and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Vancouver