Experience the wild beauty of the Pacific Coast with the splendor of British Columbia’s capital city.  A ferry takes you along the rugged coastline, past the Southern Gulf Islands, before arriving on Vancouver Island.  Continue your journey into Victoria's downtown, where you can stroll through the cobblestone streets and the Inner Harbour, wander past the buskers lining the harbour, perhaps take a ferry over to Fisherman's Wharf, visit the haunting Bastion Square and explore some of the city's oldest architecture.  There’s plenty of time for lunch; just ask your tour guide about the best spots!

If you’re looking for more time to explore the Gardens, let your guide know you want to take the early shuttle to Butchart Gardens.  He or she will take care of the arrangements and let you know when and where to meet the shuttle.  The famous Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site showcasing 55 acres of garden displays.  Explore the perfectly themed Japanese Garden, Sunken Garden and Rose Garden.  See if you can find the elusive Todd Inlet for stunning views.

Return to Vancouver with a relaxing evening ferry sailing and on to your hotel.  Aboard the ferry you can purchase dinner – a self-serve restaurant or an all-inclusive buffet.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$186.76
Child Rate
(Ages 3-12):
$96.96
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

12.5 hours
8:00 am or 9:00 am daily (April through October)
Please check availability calendar for specific times on individual dates.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off at downtown Vancouver hotels and selected Richmond (Airport) hotels.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

The situation due to COVID-19 remains fluid and is therefore subject to change.

The Tour Operator's Safety Measures:

The safety of both staff and guests is the primary concern. Here are the steps implemented for everyone's safety in the tour office and on guided tours to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  1. All guests over 12 years of age are required to be fully vaccinated.
  2. Face coverings (cloth masks) are mandatory for all guests aged 2 years and older and for guides while in tour vehicles. Please bring your own mask if you have one, or otherwise, one will be provided.
  3. All vehicles/tours are equipped with hand sanitizer.
  4. Guests and guides must sanitize their hands each time they board and disembark the vehicle.
  5. Hard surfaces and high touchpoints in the vehicle will be disinfected after each tour.
  6. Vehicles will be cleaned thoroughly using proper disinfectant after every tour.

 

Included

  • Ferry cruise
  • Mini-coach transportation (max 32 persons)
  • Enjoy free time in downtown Victoria
  • A visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens (admission included)
  • Pick-up and drop-off at downtown Vancouver and Richmond hotels

 

Not Included

  • Food or beverages
  • Optional guide gratuity

 

Please Note

  • If you want to enjoy afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, guides recommend allowing for one hour to enjoy the experience and to pre-book a reservation with the hotel for 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm or 1:30 pm.
  • Guests must provide their own child safety seats for children requiring them, or small children may ride on the lap of an adult.

 

What to Wear

  • Dress in layers
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Depending on the weather, you should consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, gloves and a waterproof outer layer.
  • All excess items can be stored on the vehicle while you are exploring.

 

Accessibility

  • Guests can expect a minimal to moderate to a high level of walking.  The streets of downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour are all paved, with ramps and accessibility features.  The Butchart Gardens is mostly paved; however, the Sunken Garden and wharf walk do not allow for wheelchairs.  Guests can rent a wheelchair at Butchart Gardens with a $10 CAD deposit.

 

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off at downtown Vancouver hotels and selected Richmond (Airport) hotels.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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