Vancouver Shore Excursion: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver information and booking

13 hours
Departs from
Port of Vancouver. The driver will be holding a sign with the lead passenger name written on it.
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Departure times are very flexible and can be scheduled directly with the tour operator
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Tour description provided by Viator

While you're in port in Vancouver, this private and personalized guided shore excursion is the most fun and relaxing way to travel and see Victoria. Not having to worry about crowded bus tours allows you to simply relax and enjoy the natural beauty of this city. Victoria, often referred to as the garden city, is full of history, old world charm and elegance.

Once your cruise ship docks in Vancouver, your guide will drive you from downtown Vancouver to the ferry terminal for priority boarding on the British Columbia Ferry service. The 1 hour 40 minute cruise across the Strait of Georgia takes you through the breathtaking Gulf Islands. Don't forget your camera for amazing photo opportunities!

Your first stop will be the world famous Butchart Gardens where you'll enjoy a truly amazing abundance of horticultural mastery. Being a private tour, you'll leave when you are ready. Most people take at least a couple of hours to explore the gardens (with time for tea if you please).

Then it is on to Victoria where you'll see the Legislature Buildings, Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park and more. Enjoy some free time to explore this fascinating city and all it has to offer. Admission to the Royal British Columbia Museum is included. Return to Vancouver via BC Ferry service for a late evening conclusion.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking are required for this private Victoria tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Vancouver for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Admission to the butchart gardens
  • Admission to the royal british columbia museum
  • Ferry transport
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Port pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified