GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

  1. Canada
  2. Vancouver Island
  3. Vancouver
  4. Vancouver Downtown

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

Product ID: 50017
From the light displays in downtown Victoria to the Magic of Christmas experience at the famous Butchart Gardens, this tour will put you in the holiday mood!
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in downtown Vancouver. Please contact the local partner by 7 PM the night prior to departure to confirm pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Take a scenic 1.5-hour ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands
  • See the festive decorations of Government Street, Chinatown and the Inner Harbour
  • Experience the Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens
  • Get plenty of free time to explore the architecture and artisan cafés of Victoria
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in downtown Vancover, and then board the boat at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to take a scenic 1.5-hour cruise around the Gulf Islands. Look for marine wildlife on the outdoor deck as you make your way to Schwartz Bay on Vancouver Island.

Drop anchor to explore the provincial capital of British Columbia. Get a short introduction to Victoria and enjoy some free time to look inside the unique shops of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour and get amazing ocean views. Take souvenir photos of the festive decorations of the Victoria Parliament Building and Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Continue to the botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens and wander through a series of themed gardens to see the Christmas lights and holiday wreaths. Hear carols being sung and much more to experience the Magic of Christmas. Return to Schwartz Bay for the bus and ferry journey back to Vancouver.
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Ferry ride around the Gulf Islands
  • Entrance to Butchart Gardens
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Driver gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Wear warm clothes and good shoes for walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
Sort by

We are visiting from Australia so for us this tour was an excellent way to see Victoria and Butchart Gardens if your on a time limit. Even more magical given it was Christmas. We also had a great tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable with the area and it's history. Thank you Alex.

December 23, 2019

Loved every minute Could have had half hour more at Butchart Gardens

January 2, 2020

I would suggest that pick ups be done earlier so that you are not running so close to ferry book in times. We missed check in by 5 minutes and that made us miss the ferry and put the whole tour back, reducing time to view sites. Allow for peak periods travelling... Butchard gardens was a waste of time, with traffic and people not being back at the bus on time...we had 20 minutes to leave the bus view the gardens and get back to the bus...A total waste of time and causing frustration amongst the group.

Read more

January 1, 2020

Organized by