Guided tour

Victoria: The Butchart Gardens Tour

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: CVS Sightseeing

Victoria: The Butchart Gardens Tour

Activity provider: CVS Sightseeing

From US$ 66.60 per person

This enchanting garden tour from Victoria will charm your senses To maximize your experience, the activity provider will give you time to discover the garden's beauty independently

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Duration 4 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Discover the majesty of the gardens independently
  • Walk down peaceful tree-lined paths and streams
  • Take advantage of many photo opportunities
Full description
The famous Butchart Gardens exist on the site of an exhausted limestone quarry. The first garden, the Sunken Garden, was built when the Butcharts hired a Japanese landscape architect to transform the quarry space into something beautiful. On the 35-minute bus ride from Victoria, your experienced driver will provide an overview of Victoria’s history past, present & future. Once the bus gets you to Butchart Gardens, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting grounds for yourself. The gardens span 55 acres and provide a total sensory experience. The flowers and scents transform with the seasons, and you will have a spectacular experience no matter what time of year! As you wander the gardens, we encourage you to enjoy the view while sipping from a cup of coffee at one of the restaurants or seasonal cafés scattered across the grounds. The gardens have become a major attraction on Vancouver Island, and have been honored as a National Historic Site of Canada because of their international popularity.
  • Professional guide
  • Coach bus transportation
  • Entrance fee
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

721 Government Street

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour includes walking through sections of the gardens.
  • In December and early January take in the holiday lights and witness the gardens come alive with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday decor!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 32 reviews

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August 4, 2022

Our short stay in Victoria did not warrant us to rent a car. This was a fantastic option and well worth it. Our driver gave us a great history lesson of Victoria and pointed out interesting buildings, lakes and trees. We really enjoyed it.

August 4, 2022

Motor coach was on time. Ride to and from the gardens is approximately 40 min. Our drive took the highway there and back roads on return and gave us a narrative tour. The gardens were amazing. Worth the visit.

August 2, 2022

Product ID: 8923