Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

9:00am (Mar 12, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023)
8:00am (Jun 21, 2023 - Oct 9, 2023)
9:00am (Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023)
12-13 hours
From CDN $249 / adult
Come along the tour voted “Best Day Trip in the World in 2018” by TripAdvisor! See British Columbia's best features as you sail aboard a local ferry, fall in love with downtown Victoria as you stroll through the cobblestone streets, and end your day at the famous Butchart Gardens. We time our Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip tours so you can avoid the big crowds whenever possible. Book your excursion today to explore downtown Victoria and see the brilliant Butchart Gardens on an delightful day trip.
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
Seasonal at 8 or 9am
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast in BC’s capital city. Take the local ferry, stroll the charming downtown, & see the famous Butchart Gardens.
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Tour Highlights

B.C. Ferries trip to Victoria

Beautiful Downtown Victoria

The Famous Butchart Gardens

Itinerary

Hotel, Airport, or Cruise Terminal Pick—up
B.C. Ferries
90 minutes
The Butchart Gardens Tour
90 minutes
Downtown Victoria
180 minutes
Hotel & Airport Drop-off
Other Sights

Upgrade Your Tour

Victoria & Butchart Gardens + Vancouver City Tour Package

From $299 / adult · $175 / child (ages 3-12)
Pick-up and drop-off at select locations
See the two iconic cities of British Columbia on these two tours. Buy today and take the tours on different days.
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour
9:00am (Mar 12, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023)
8:00am (Jun 21, 2023 - Oct 9, 2023)
9:00am (Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023)
12-13 hours
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast in BC’s capital city. Take the local ferry, stroll the charming downtown, & see the famous Butchart Gardens.
Vancouver Highlights Tour
10am (year-round) or 3pm (May 9-Oct 23)
3.5 hours
Experience the renowned locations–from Gastown to Stanley Park–that fill Vancouver with history, beauty, and delicious treats.
CDN dollars + tax

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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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Reviews

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
Good value!
Picked up in Vancouver and had sufficient time to wander around Victoria and then went to Butchart Gardens. Our tour guidewas full of interesting information and super well organized. I really felt like I got a lot for my money, and the ease of not finding my own way around! So glad I decided to just do a Landsea tour to and from my hotel door!
-Gretchen
Great, Even in the Rain
Our guide's expert driving and jokes kept us entertained for our > 12 hour tour to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Travel by bus and ferry to see Butchart Islands was great... even in the rain
-Janice
Highly Recommend
We had a great day trip from downtown Vancouver to Victoria. The ferry ride over was beautiful. We had about 2 hours at the gardens and another 2 hours downtown Victoria. While it was a long day, about 12 hours from hotel pick-up and drop-off, it was time worth spent.
-Pathfinder

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