Complimentary pick-up in Vancouver & Airport area hotels in Richmond, Cruise Ship Terminal, or Vancouver Airport.
-Pick-up times will be provided at the time of booking.
-See Hotel Pickup Locations
-Vancouver Airport Pickup meeting point will be at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel (see details in your confirmation).
Watch out for marine life as we cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island. Try the dining and shopping amenities onboard or head out onto the passenger decks to breathe in the fresh ocean air.
What was once a cement limestone quarry became a world-renowned garden under the vision of Jennie Butchart. Starting with the Sunken Gardens, the Butchart family then added the Japanese, Italian, and Rose gardens. Today you can explore over 900 species of plants over 55 sprawling acres with hints of the old cement factory remaining.
Downtown Victoria offers the chance to wander the cobblestone streets, walk past the buskers lining the harbour, take a ferry over to Fisherman’s Wharf, visit the haunting Bastion Square, and see the city’s oldest architecture. Ask your tour guide about the best spots for lunch and treats!
Drop-off is available at Vancouver and Airport area (Richmond) hotels or Cruise Ship Terminal (See Pre/Post Cruise Tours). Drop-off at the Vancouver Airport is available only if arranged in advance.
While on your tour, you’ll get to see some other iconic sights from the bus including:
The Fairmont Empress Hotel—A National Historic Site of Canada opened in 1908.
British Columbia Parliament Buildings—Built in 1898 and home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
Chinatown in Victoria - Canada's oldest Chinatown.
Our tour times vary depending on the season. Departing the following times and dates in 2023:
9:00am (Mar 12, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023)
8:00am (Jun 21, 2023 - Oct 9, 2023)
9:00am (Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023)
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 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.