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Day Trips & Excursions

Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the magnificent Butchart Gardens, Victoria's most famous attraction. This 55-acre garden of colorful and aromatic flowers is a popular attraction in Victoria that should not be missed. Situated just 35 minutes drive from Victoria, Butchart Gardens are made for relaxed strolling, with 55 fragrant acres of flowers, landscaped theme gardens, streams and lily ponds to visit.This great-value tour includes admission to Butchart Gardens and a choice of several return shuttles during the summer, so you can enjoy the gardens at your leisure.
3 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle

See the very best of Victoria on a comprehensive city tour that includes a visit to Craigdarroch Castle. During your sightseeing tour, an experienced guide provides fascinating commentary on Victoria's rich history and scenic beauty. Enjoy numerous stops at points of interest, such as Mt Tolmie and Beacon Hill Park, for photo ops. This 3.5-hour tour is a great way to get to know the the charming provincial capital and its famous landmarks, including the Victorian-era elegance of Craigdarroch Castle, the city’s premiere heritage and architectural attraction.
2.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Victoria History and Food Walking Tour with Tastings

This 2-hour tour begins at the Victoria Public Market and includes stops at The Harmonious Gates of Interest, Fan Tan Alley, Market Square, Bastion Square, Trounce Alley, Government St., the Inner Harbour Causeway and Parliament Buildings.  Depending on the day, there are between 6-8 tastings along the route as we discuss the history and quirks of beautiful Victoria, B.C.  Tastings include a bread, olive oil, cheese, tapas, seafood, tea, chocolate, craft beer, and much more!
2 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Watch whales and other diverse marine species on the Salish Sea on this 3.5-hour cruise in Victoria. Make multiple wildlife stops and enjoy world-class interpretation and personalized service from your naturalist guide and expert crew. This cruise is covered by the Whale Guarantee Program -- whale sightings are guaranteed during peak season!
3.5 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour

This intimate experience is an all-day affair, perfect for anyone wishing to experience the best that our city has to offer with a guided tour that kicks off at the city’s famed Fairmont Empress Hotel. Travel through Vancouver Island’s most distinctive neighbourhoods to the beach town of Sidney. Going past cultural highlights including Beacon Hill Park, the Trans-Canada Highway Mile 0 Marker, Mount Tolmie and your choice of a local winery of the Butterfly Gardens.  Enjoy a tea-style lunch prepared by the Empress Hotel while at the beautiful Victoria Distillers.
7.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

See the majestic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean on a 3 hour Ocean Cruiser Whale Watching Tour starting from downtown Victoria. The 61-foot Ocean Cruiser Marauder IV is fast, quiet, stable and comfortable.  Sit inside, outside, or on the top deck with the Captain – the viewing options are all terrific!  Especially unique are side decks running the whole length of the boat – lots of room to move, view and take that perfect picture.  Free hot drinks and a spacious bathroom make this 84-passenger boat suitable for all ages and abilities.  Your expert naturalist guide is on board to ensure a memorable and educational experience.  Sit back and enjoy our narration about wildlife and the natural history of the Vancouver Island Coast. Keep on the lookout for whales and other marine life like elephant seals, harbour seals, sea lions and marine birds!  
3 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Victoria Whale Watching Cruise and Butchart Gardens Admission

Experience the natural beauty of Victoria with two memorable experiences in one day. Take a whale-watching tour from Inner Harbour around the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands and spot whales with the help of your naturalist guide. Then, explore the magnificent floral displays of the famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Round-trip transfers are included.
7 hours
Walking & Biking Tours

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

Weave your way along Victoria’s picturesque streets by bicycle as you learn about the history of British Columbia’s charming capital on this 2-hour tour. Explore neighborhoods like Fernwood, Chinatown and Cook Street Village; cruise along  bike paths through parks such as Beacon Hill and Moss Rock; and pass by the glistening waters of the buzzing Inner Harbour. See Craigdarroch Castle, one of the tallest totem poles in the world and Victoria’s famous breathtaking architecture. This ride will show you why Victoria is one of the most bike-friendly and most livable cities in Canada.
2 hours
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Royal BC Museum Entrance Ticket

See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore the core galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Discover things and people you never knew before at what TripAdvisor users have five times voted the number one museum in Canada. Marvel at the totems, masks and cultural treasures featured in the world-class First Peoples Gallery. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings -- from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery.
4 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

British Columbia is famous for its abundance of whales, and on this 3-hour educational Canadian cruise, you'll get a chance to see them! While cruising on a 40-passenger boat specifically designed for whale watching, witness these impressive mammals as two onboard naturalists provide interesting and informative commentary on the Pacific marine life off the coast of Canada.
3 hours