Information from Viator
A private 13-hour guided trip is a remarkable journey from Vancouver, BC to the beautiful city of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Enjoy your 1.5-hour cruise to Swartz Bay from Vancouver, have a scenic drive to downtown Victoria and a stroll around Victoria Inner Harbour and the majestic buildings of British Columbia Parliament and the Fairmont Empress hotel. This Victoria sightseeing tour will conclude with a visit to the magnificent Butchart Gardens.
After pickup from your Vancouver Downtown hotel, board a luxury car or coach equipped with free Wi-Fi access and set out on a 13-hour tour of exploring the city of Victoria and Butchart Gardens with your private guide. Relax while we drive the approximate 50 minutes to the ferry terminal, which is located almost on the Canada/US border. Our cruise between the scenic Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia will take about an hour and a half before we arrive at Vancouver Island. Arrive in our charming capital, Victoria and see how “British” Victoria is. We are going to spend some time walking along the Inner Harbor, admire the views of the over 100-year-old Fairmont hotel and the BC Parliament Building, which is open to the public on week-days. Have some spare time for lunch in a restaurant with a scenic view of Vancouver Island landscape. Enjoy a drive along the coastline with the Cascade Mountains in the background. We will stop at some scenic points and have a chance to watch playful seals begging for fish. These cute (but still wild) animals will make you want to stay even longer by spinning around themselves. Don’t be surprised if you see a deer or rabbit along the road either. The world famous Butchart Gardens are simply a must see in Victoria and will definitely be a highlight of this eventful day. Take a stroll through dazzling Sunken, Rose, Japanese, Mediterranean and Italian gardens. After you are completely taken by the smells of flowers and have indulged your senses, we will start our way back to Swartz Bay terminal in Victoria and journey back to your hotel in Vancouver.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle with FREE Wi-Fi
- 13-hour Victoria and Butchart Gardens sightseeing tour
- Round-trip ferry: Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
What's not included
- Food and drinks