Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver


  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands means wildlife watching

  • Outdoor decks and enclosed cabins ensure a great trip in any weather

  • Flexible combo: guided tour of Vancouver Island with free time to explore

  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Vancouver hotels


Meet a driver at your hotel in Vancouver, then board a ferry at Tsawwassen for the beautiful trip to Vancouver Island, watching for eagles, sea lions, and whales as you cruise. Upon arrival on the island, head to Butchart Gardens, whose network of themed gardens wrap around a massive dancing fountain. Following your time in Butchart Gardens, head to the Victoria waterfront, where you find Vancouver Island landmarks from the British Columbia Parliament buildings to the imposing Fairmont Empress Hotel, a favorite for elegant high teas. Here, take advantage of free time to explore, whether you want to stroll the Inner Harbor, check out downtown shops, or visit a local restaurant for lunch. After a day on Vancouver Island, begin the return trip to Vancouver by bus and ferry, enjoying evening light as you travel back through the scenic Gulf Islands.

Tour info

12 hours
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Why take this tour?

Visit Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver on a full-day tour that takes care of booking transport and offers a flexible mix of guided and independent time. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf Islands while crossing to Vancouver Island, enjoy time to stroll Butchart Gardens, then head to Victoria’s waterside downtown to browse shops and historic architecture.

What’s included?

  • Driver/guide

  • Live commentary on board

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries

  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens

  • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Island

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guests crossing the USA/Canada border should prepare accordingly to obtain COVID test results in a timely manner. Guests unable to attend a tour within the 24 hour cancellation policy will not be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing

About operator:

At Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, we are proud of our spectacular backyard and we can’t wait to share it with you! Explore, learn, and be amazed by the city’s soaring skyscrapers, urban beaches, and coastal rainforests on our fully guided tours complete with expert commentary. See spectacular waterfront landmarks including the sails of Canada Place and the bustling Robson Street shopping strip.

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