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Victoria, British Columbia

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Our most recommended Victoria, British Columbia Shore Excursions

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

1. Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

View the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British-inspired city of Victoria. Board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions, and whales. Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden complete with dancing fountain. The city of Victoria boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city. Return on the bus to Vancouver by ferry to conclude this diverse tour. Packed with ever-changing experiences of the Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island, this tour is a must-do for those who have not yet visited Victoria.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Great experience, enough time at the Butchart Garden and a 2h at Victoria. It is a small place so 2h is ok to see the main spots! If you want to eat there or do attractions like going to the museum you might not have time to do everthing. There is a cafeteria on the ferry, i recommand to eat there to have 100% time in Victoria. Our guide, Alex, was really great!! He gave us nice tips to make the trip worth it. Would recommand.

Alex was the perfect guide. Extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area and gave perfect suggestions for the best way to spend time in Victoria to match individual interests. just the right amount of time in the stunning gardens and Victoria. Tons of facts about the area we never would have known if we hadn't taken this tour. Perfect weather and sunset didn't hurt either! Highly recommend!

Bus to ferry, back on bus to gardens and downtown. Guide gave great narratives on the history and things to look for throughout the trip. Plenty of time on our own to explore gardens and downtown area. Guide was ear with his directions and very helpful.

This program is well prepared. 13 hours seems like long time but you will spend 5 hours in bus and ferry. Anyways, 5-6 hours in Victoria is enough. Alex is super friendly and informative guide;

Amazing trip so as the tour guide. It was a memorable experience. Thank you!!!