Victoria & Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas Tour

12 hours
From CDN $249 / adult
Embark on a holiday tour to Victoria, BC, starting with a picturesque ferry ride from downtown Vancouver or Richmond. Explore the charm of downtown Victoria, including landmarks like the Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings, before immersing yourself in the festive ambiance of Butchart Gardens adorned with Christmas lights. The tour concludes with a leisurely return sailing to Vancouver, promising not just an experience but a holiday memory filled with enchanting moments. Images courtesy of the Butchart Gardens Ltd., Victoria, BC Canada.
The day trip to The Butchart Gardens was the highlight of my visit to Vancouver, BC. Our tour guide, did a wonderful job, from the pick up to the drop-off.
-Elisa C

From $249 / adult

$131 / child (ages 3-12) · CDN dollars + tax
Experience the heartwarming capital city of Victoria, BC, on a small group holiday tour, featuring a scenic ferry ride, downtown exploration, and the enchanting Magic of Christmas lights.
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Tour Highlights

B.C. Ferries trip to Victoria

Beautiful Downtown Victoria

The Famous Butchart Gardens


Hotel, Airport, or Cruise Terminal Pick—up
B.C. Ferries
Downtown Victoria
The Butchart Gardens Tour
Leisurely Return Sailing

Frequently Asked Questions

Our prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Please note, applicable taxes and a small booking fee are added during checkout.

We accept all three major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. If you’re looking to book for the following day, you will need to call our office directly.

You can book with confidence knowing that all daily sightseeing tours are fully cancellable up to 24-hours in advance of your tour. Plans can change even for groups. For parties of up to 10 guests, simply cancel within 24 hours of your tour time and receive a full refund. For groups of 11 or more, cancel 7 days or more before your scheduled tour time to receive a full refund.

This tour has a booking cutoff 12 hours prior to the departure time. For last minute bookings, call our Guest Services Team, who will be happy to check availability for you at 604.255.7272 or 1.877.669.2277

Our tours typically take the 7pm ferry back from Vancouver Island, which arrives at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal at 8:30pm. From there, it takes approximately 40 minutes to reach Vancouver downtown, depending on traffic. Please note that these times are subject to change based on ferry schedules and other factors outside of our control.

Meals are not included in any of our tours. There are plenty of opportunities for you to purchase food during many of the stops you will make throughout the day. Feel free to also pack and bring your own snacks and lunch. We do not mind you eating on board any of our vehicles so you save your time to enjoy the stops!

Our tours run rain or shine which is great because it rains an average of 168 days a year here in Vancouver. They don’t call our city “Rain City” for no reason! We promise that you will not melt in the rain and we even provide complimentary umbrellas for you to use for the duration of the tours. Regardless of the weather, we assure you that your day will be spectacular.

Yes! For Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip pick-ups, you will need to arrange them in advance. Meet us at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel- a short walk from the terminal. Meet outside the front doors, at street level, under the awning at the time instructed in your confirmation.

Drop-off: When you arrange it in advance with us, we will drop-off to the Vancouver Airport after your tour. We require advance notice. In addition, if you are staying in Richmond, we pick up at several airport area hotels, which you can find on our hotel pick-up page.

Even though your tour is by bus, we will be stopping at various locations. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather depending on the season. Check the weather prior to arrival into Vancouver. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket we're called the "Rainy City" for a reason.

We are happy to accommodate drop-offs at different locations, provided that this is arranged ahead of time. This service is available for hotels located in Vancouver and Richmond. To make arrangements for a drop-off at a different location, please contact our team as soon as possible to ensure that we can accommodate your request.

We commonly use a 24 passenger bus for our tours, as it provides a comfortable and spacious experience for our guests.

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So worth the time!
Our tour guide and driver, spoke clearly and was very informative, witty and entertaining. He was very professional, timely and had a lot of trivia for the tour group too. Glad to get the hotel pickup and drop-off It's a long tour and distance, even though time was spent on the minibus or the ferry while on this tour, you won’t get bored as you get a good look of the beautiful British Columbia.
- Jordan M

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