Victoria, British Columbia
Shore Excursions

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Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

1. Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

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.

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What people are saying about Victoria, British Columbia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Graeme was the best tour guide! He was super funny and knowledgeable. Pick up was easy, and the driver showed up on time. I wish we had more time at Butchart Gardens though. We only got about an hour and fifteen minutes because 6 people didn’t make it back on board the bus to disembark the ferry and we had to circle back for them. Personally I would have preferred more time at the gardens that at Downtown Victoria.

It was a long day but that is the only way this tour works. The cruising was very relaxing with beautiful scenery. Butchart gardens were a standout experience. Victoria is a bustling area with much to see and do. Our guide Dave was just perfect - friendly, funny, patient and knowledgeable. I appreciate that they took the time to get us back to our hotel at the end of a long day.

We traveled comfortably by bus and water transport for the bus. Our bus driver was very informative about what we would see and do. We enjoyed a lovely walk through the Butchart gardens, then time in Victoria to explore.

We had a wonderful one day visit to Victoria with the highlight at the magnificent Butchart Gardens. The downtown is a sight to behold with so much historical and architectural relevance and beauty. Love it.

The Gardens were beautiful. The coach we travelled in was comfortable and had charging ports for your phone. Guide was terrific and very knowledgeable. Would recommend this trip to anyone.