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From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

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Activity provider: Discover Canada Tours

From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Discover Canada Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 174.01 per person

Enjoy a full day discovering the best of Vancouver Island with a visit to the Butchart Gardens followed by a tour of the city of Victoria.

About this activity

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Duration 14 hours
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  • Take a scenic coastal ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Island to Vancouver Island
  • Explore the beautiful Butchart Gardens
  • Take a sightseeing tour of downtown Victoria
  • Enjoy some free time to explore downtown Victoria's shops, restaurants, and bars
Full description

Meet in central Vancouver and take a 90-minute scenic cruise aboard the ferry to Vancouver Island. Sail through the Strait of Georgia and enjoy the scenery. Be sure to visit the outside decks as it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of sea life, including porpoises and whales. Arrive on Vancouver Island and first visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Explore this world-renowned botanical garden which was once a quarry, featuring the Japanese Garden, the Ross Fountain, an Italian Garden, and other floral displays. Continue the trip with a ferry ride to the city of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Discover the main sights of Victoria with your guide, starting at Mile O. See Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, Empress Hotel, and historic Chinatown, including the famous Fan Tan Alley. Later, enjoy some free time to explore on your own or book an additional optional activity. Your guide will be on hand to assist you with suggestions on the best restaurants, breweries, shops, and hidden gems.

Relax as you cruise back to the mainland in the evening, arriving back in Vancouver at approximately 9:30 PM.

  • Deluxe mini-coach transportation
  • Roundtrip ferry transportation
  • Experienced and friendly driver-guide
  • Entrance to Butchart Gardens
  • Onboard entertainment & commentary throughout
  • Discount on optional activities
  • All taxes and ferry fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please meet us 15 minutes prior to the tour at Canada Place, at the FlyOver Canada Ticket Booth. Watch for the Discover Canada Tours Guides dressed in bright green apparel. Adhere to the 6 feet rule when gathering at the departure point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place in rain or shine
  • There is a contactless check-in process. Details of the exact check-in process will be given to you on the day of your departure
  • You will be required to answer a series of health-related questions prior to boarding
  • Starting 24 October 2021, proof of 2 vaccines/full vaccination is required
  • Onboard entertainment and commentary is provided throughout the tour
  • A discount is available for optional activities
  • Taxes and ferry fees are included
  • Food, drinks, and gratuities are not included
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4.4 /5

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June 30, 2022

June 27, 2022

The tour was amazing!!!

June 24, 2022

Product ID: 397149