Day trip

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

From US$ 180.88 per person

The journey to Victoria is just as fascinating as the city itself! This tour offers scenic ocean travel, a captivating series of gardens, and an introduction to the enchanting waterfront city of Victoria.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

The experience
  • Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour cruise through the Gulf Islands
  • Admire magnificent Butchart Gardens
  • Take a Victoria City Tour that covers Government Street, Chinatown, and the Inner Harbour
  • See Victoria’s rich architecture, enchanting ocean views, and artisan cafes
Full description
View the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British-inspired city of Victoria. Board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions, and whales. Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden complete with dancing fountain. The city of Victoria boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city. Return on the bus to Vancouver by ferry to conclude this diverse tour. Packed with ever-changing experiences of the Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island, this tour is a must-do for those who have not yet visited Victoria.
Includes
  • BC Ferries admission
  • Butchart Gardens admission
  • Round trip transportation
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 201 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Alex is the BEST guide I have experienced EVER!

I have gone on many tours with Greyline, but never have I had a guide as intelligent, articulate, or entertaining as Alex. He never stopped giving us interesting information about whatever was just outside the window. His vocabulary and diction (including word choice) was far above any other guide we encountered on our cruise/land trip. My only criticism is that I wish we had had more time to spend in Butchart Gardens.

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August 11, 2019

Awesome day and the gardens really are a must see! Great tour guide whom really completed the experience with easy listening commentary and occasional banter throughout the day! Transport very comfortable with ferry offering stunning vistas across the islands. Overall tour delivered exactly as described with awesome service! Would totally be using for other tours if we had more time!!

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June 28, 2019

Incredible gardens, good guide, terrible buses.

The garden was beyond belief and very worth the time in getting there. Our bus driver and guide, Shapoor, gave us a wonderful narration of what we were seeing. The bus tour of Victoria was interesting but I would rather have spent the time in the gardens instead of the 2 hours we had in Victoria. The gardens are the star of this tour and 2 hours there is not enough time. The only disappointing part of the day was the terrible suspension of the small bus we were on. It made for a very uncomfortable time on the bus.

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June 21, 2019

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