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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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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
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
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  • Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown , 180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4P4, Canada

    outside the hotel on Georgia Street

  • Fairmont Waterfront , 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada

    in front on the hotel by the Hotel & Buses only Zone

  • ["Hyatt Regency Vancouver"] , 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada

    pick up location will be at the Melville Street Entrance

  • Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver , 845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6, Canada

    Outside the hotel

  • Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown, an IHG Hotel , 1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2, Canada

    outside the Hotel

  • 9:15 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • 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
    • OPERATED BY Pacific Coach Travel Services
    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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    • "As noted before it is a long day but well worth the trip." See review
    • "I strongly recommend this travel but be mindful that it will be a long day." See review
    • "Overall, a high ratio of travelling time to visiting time makes a good guide essential." See review

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    Very informative and pleasant trip
    , 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
    , 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...
    , 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
    , 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...
    , 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...
    , 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.
    , 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
    , 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...
    , 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.
    , 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...
    , 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
    , 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
    Lovely day
    , Jul 2022
    Eric was an excellent guide and driver. He’s very knowledgeable, but never overbearing. The stops at the Gardens and then Victoria were lovely.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Lovely Place Long Transit
    , Jul 2022
    From Vancouver it’s quite a trek on bus and ferry but a visit to Butchart Gardens is worth it. Our driver made the drive interesting by telling us about Vancouver. On our drive back he showed a dvd on the gardens which was informative. The ferry through the gulf islands was leisurely and lovely. The gardens did not disappoint and there was so much to see in our allotted 2 hour visit. Next was Victoria and we had 1.5 hr there… really not much time but if you stay around the harbor you can get some nice photos and a good meal. It’s a very long day so be prepared.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Our tour bus/ guide Eric was very informative and made us feel so welcomed our group was fun.
    , Jul 2022
    Butchart Gardens our second visit to the gardens still breath taking . Highly recommend it . Gods creation what a beautiful experience.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Butchart Gardens The Best.
    , Jul 2022
    First our bus driver was great. He went the extra mile in explaining instructions and had a lot of knowledge about the gardens and Victoria. The gardens were beautiful. It is well worth the visit. I especially liked the Italian Garden.
    Garden of Dreams
    , Jul 2022
    The gardens were beautifully laid out and well looked after. Our driver was very good letting us know a lot about our surroundings.
    A long but worthwhile day out.
    , Jul 2022
    The lovely scenery on the ferry crossing and the perfection of the gardens. The coach driver who also was our guide looked after us very well and made sure we had a fabulous day.
    Worth it!
    , Jul 2022
    The gardens and Victoria Harbor we’re great. Eric was the best! He clearly set expectations and gave us great history tidbits
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Enjoyable day
    , Jun 2022
    We really enjoyed the day, we could not fault our driver Eric. He made everything hassle free. A great taste of Victoria if you only have a day.

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