Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
Visit the provincial capital of British Columbia while on this full day tour of Victoria. Following convenient hotel pickup, cruise from Vancouver to Victoria on a BC Ferry and enjoy a guided tour of its greatest sites. Enjoy a scenic drive through quaint neighborhoods, lush parks, and the picturesque Canadian countryside as you journey ever closer to the city. Once in downtown Victoria, explore Government Street and see the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Building, and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Before the day is done, your Victoria tour will bring you to the internationally-regarded Butchart Gardens.
Head toward the British Columbia mainland aboard a fantastic cruise along the Straight of Georgia as you travel from Vancouver Island to Victoria on a BC Ferry. Full amenities and restaurant facilities await you on board the ship as you enjoy a scenic 90-minute boat ride.
Discover the beautiful homes and parks surrounding Victoria as you tour the city's outer regions. Once in downtown Victoria, enjoy time with your guide and time on your own to explore this incredible provincial capital city. See the magnificent Parliament Building and admire its late 19th century Neo-baroque architecture, complete with white marble, a central dome, and symmetrical pavilions. Seek out the famous Empress Hotel and admire this Edwardian chateau, a National Historic Site of Canada. Tour its surrounding city streets, which include Government Street, the bustling main street of Victoria lined with restaurants, shops, and other remarkable sites.
While in Victoria, you will also have time to enjoy the Royal British Columbia Museum. This wonderful natural and human history museum includes fascinating permanent galleries, temporary exhibits, and an IMAX theater.
Your incredible Vancouver to Victoria tour concludes with an exciting visit to the renowned Butchart Gardens. Founded in 1904 as an effort to restore an old quarry, Butchart Gardens now delights visitors from all around the world. As you make your way around the gardens, you'll walk along intimate stone paths and streams lined with colorful arrays of flowers and trees. The gardens alter their floral displays to suit the season, so it is just as spectacular in spring and fall as it is in summer. Enjoy your visit of this incredible National Historic Site of Canada before returning to your Vancouver hotel.
You will see beauty that you never imagined.
Great Trip - Victoria was beautiful - I could have used more time at Butchart Gardens and a little less time in Victoria.