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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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icon12 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Explore British Columbia’s coastline by land and sea on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver. Hop aboard your ferry and enjoy a cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Stand on the deck and watch the waves for whales and sea lions, and keep your eyes on the skies for eagles. Visit the botanical Butchart Gardens, where trickling fountains sit among themed flowerbeds and sunken gardens. Explore vibrant corners of Victoria such as Chinatown and the Inner Harbour at your leisure and soak up the metropolitan atmosphere.
  • Visit Victoria—British Colombia's capital—on a tour from Vancouver
  • Ride the ferry across the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens included
  • Enjoy hotel or port pickup and drop-off from downtown Vancouver
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off at most hotels in downtown Vancouver.
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Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Canada Place , Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing Welcome Kiosk. Please arrive 30 minutes before posted tour departure time.

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This activity will end right where it started.**Late guests may not be accommodated to participate on the tour and will not be refunded.** Please be ready for pick up from hotels start at 45 minutes prior to tour departure time. If you are meeting at our 999 Canada Place location, meet us at 30 minutes prior to tour departure time. Luggage transfer to hotel is not available. We do not drop off at Vancouver International Airport. Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will pick up from select downtown Vancouver hotels. Please provide the hotel information at the time of booking. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For 2021 - Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will ONLY pick up from 999 Canada Place Way (Welcome Kiosk) and the Sandman Hotel on Georgia. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Be aware that there is no time allocated to lunch, you will need to use either your time at the garden or at Victoria to do that." See review
  • "If you only have 1 day to spend, Id recommend this tour over driving and figuring out everything on your own, as you wont be able to be as efficient, carefree, and see as much in 14 hours." See review

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star-5
A really worthwhile trip! Highly recommended!
Ghislaine_C
, Aug 2022
Alex‘s explanation about history, the present and what we saw were brilliant: very informative, concise, clear and bringing things into perspective. He also really cared about the passengers. The whole organization was very professional. Thank you!
star-5
Just fantastic tours
AhmedAlthabit
, Aug 2022
Butchart Gardens so beautiful area. Our driver Mr. Senan was so tremendous guy . He explains things in very easy way so everyone will understand. His behavior is very elegant. We’re lucky to have Mr. Senan with us for this tour . Thanks to all . Ahmed Althabit
star-5
Seeing the sunken garden...
Yura_B
, Aug 2022
Seeing the sunken garden and the rose garden were my favorite moments. Our tour company picked us up on time. They were very professional and the guide was very funny and informative. It was definitely one of the highlight of our trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Yura_B, We're happy to hear that you had an amazing time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens! We're glad that our driver was professional and provided you with funny narratives and insights which made the trip much more enjoyable! Thank you
star-5
Vancouver, Butchart and Victoria
Daniel_P
, Aug 2022
The gardens at Butchart are amazing. Our guide and driver, Alex, did a great job of narrative on how things evolved through the different areas of Vancouver and Victoria and went out of his way to accommodate everyone. A long day but worth it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Daniel_P, We're very glad to hear that you had an amazing time on your tour to Victoria with our guide Alex! It's good to hear that he provided you with great insight into Vancouver and Victoria and went out of his way to make sure everyone was accommodated! Thank you
star-5
Breathtaking
MaryAnn_C
, Aug 2022
Seeing Butchart gardens was the highlight of the trip. Flowers were breathtaking. Words don’t do the gardens justice . Go see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello, We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed the breathtaking Butchart Gardens! We hope you took many memorable photos! Thank you
star-5
Fun and informative
Renee_H
, Aug 2022
Eric, our tour guide, was a master bus driver as well as a wealth of information about every place we went. I thoroughly enjoyed his sharing personal experiences along with statistical facts about the region. He praised us for being on time and answered all of our questions.
star-5
Excellent day
Joanne_M
, Aug 2022
I prepared for rain as forecast but the sun was bright and the gardens were magnificent. The city was compact and charming. Graham and Allen were great guide and driver. Thanks
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Joanne_M, We're very happy to hear that you had an amazing time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens with our guide Graeme! We're delighted that you enjoyed a sunny and magnificent day in the gardens! Thank you
star-5
Wonderful day, worth every moment
Shauna_K
, Aug 2022
We had a very smooth day. The tour guide was prompt and picked us up at our hotel and after the rest of the pick ups were done we started our day. Great ferry experience and great day overall. Our tour guide Alex was wonderful and overall we had a great trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Shauna_K, We're happy to hear that you had an amazing and smooth experience on your tour to Victoria with our guide Alex! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-4
We appreciated the...
John_R
, Aug 2022
We appreciated the smoothness of connections and the flexibility our driver, Herman, had when we told him we were staying in Richmond and preferred not returning all the way to Canada Pl after the trip. He took us to a local Richmond hotel where we got a taxi back, saving us lots of time and money, and not really inconveniencing the other travelers. Herman also gave an interesting and informative talk as we traveled--much appreciated.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear John_R, We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on your tour to Victoria with our guide Herman! We're very happy to hear that Herman was able to assist you as well as giving informative and interesting narration on your tour! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
Glorious Gardens
Susan_I
, Aug 2022
There are no words to adequately describe the beauty of the Butchart Gardens. The colors, textures and smells were intoxicating. We were so glad to visit on a sunny day. It was a long day but we are so glad we did the trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Susan_I, We're very happy to hear that you had an amazing time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens! The beautiful gardens make the trip worth it and we're very glad to hear that you enjoyed it! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
Loved this tour
Barbara_k
, Aug 2022
I loved this tour. The ferry ride was relaxing. The gardens were beautiful. Victoria was a nice place to visit. It helped that is was a pleasant, sunny day. I enjoyed our tour guide Herman. I would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Barbara_K, We're very glad to hear that you had an amazing time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens with our guide Herman! We're happy to hear that you found the scenery of Victoria beautiful and hope you took a lot of memorable photos! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-3
Pleasant trip.
Tania_D
, Aug 2022
The tour was good and our driver was very informative and courteous and the electric bus was comfortable. Pick up locations were convenient. Seating on the bus could be rotated so everyone gets a chance to sit in a different spot. The ferry ride was enjoyable but recommend carry your snacks and lunch to avoid standing in long queues at the ferry cafeteria. Most of the time, on this tour was spent getting to the destination. I would have liked more time at the gardens and their beautiful gift shop. Victoria was deserted due to the long weekend, I guess, and at Chinatown we had to cancel our order after being seated for half an hour. The staff in the restaurant informed us that they were short staffed in the kitchen, cooler was broken and it would take another half hour to serve us. I would recommend a self drive for this tour for those who can do it and just spend the whole day at the gardens.
star-5
Great tour
David_B
, Aug 2022
Excellent day trip from Vancouver. Pickup and drop off at our hotel. Our driver/guide , Alex, provided a great narrative and helpful tips. This tour is well worth it as trying to do it on your own would be very difficult, and we do very few paid tours.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear David_B, We're very happy to hear that you had a great time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens with our driver guide Alex! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed his insightful narrative! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Ida_K
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was very professional polite caring and on time. Pick up and drip off was on time .the Garden was beautiful
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Ida_K, We're delighted to hear that you had a good time on your tour to Victoria and that our guide was professional and provided a great experience! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
Great trip. Excellent guide
Alan_B
, Jul 2022
High Tea at Empress Palace Buchart Gardens was great. Nothing else to say You ruined this submission by continuing to ask for more info
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Alan_B, We're very happy to hear that you had a great time on your tour up to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens and got to experience High Tea at The Empress in downtown Victoria! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
A full and satisfying day
Steve_T
, Jul 2022
From start to finish the tour was lovely. The timings were great, allowing us to get through all the gardens without feeling rushed. The coach ride on to Victoria gave us a chance to relax and cool down. Victoria was lovely. So many different things to do which caters for all tastes.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Steve_T, We're glad to hear that you had an full and satisfying day on your tour up to Victoria! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
Butchart on 7/29/22
Stephen_B
, Jul 2022
Butchart is beautiful! Driver gave us great history about Victoria and Vancouver. It made the travel time worthwhile. Very good trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello, We're delighted that you had an amazing time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens! We're glad that our guides made the travel time worthwhile with their knowledge of history on the area! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
Wonderful way to get a flavor of Victoria
Anne_S
, Jul 2022
Dave took great care of us and added some special spots since the ferry operators accidentally didn’t get us on the correct ferry.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Anne_S, Thank you for your review! We're glad that you had a great time on our tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens with our guide Dave! I hope the mishap at the ferry terminal did not hinder too much of your tour! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
Good job Anthony!!!!!!
Michael_B
, Jul 2022
Butchart was beautiful and a nice walk. Gelato was also good. Victoria marina was active and interesting. Bus and ferry rides made for a loooonnnnnggg day. Build a bridge!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello, We're very happy that you had a great time on your tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens with our guide Anthony! The Victoria marina is beautiful and walking around the harbor is one of the best things to do in Victoria! The day is a long one for sure! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you
star-5
Exceptional experience
Florence_R
, Jul 2022
Anthony gave his 110% during our trip. Such a great experience to have with my family. He knows how to give more for his guests. He is very knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello, We're absolutely delighted that you had an amazing time with your family on our tour to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens with our fantastic guide Anthony! We hope to see you on our tours in the future. Thank you

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