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Meet a driver at your hotel in Vancouver, then board a ferry at Tsawwassen for the beautiful trip to Vancouver Island, watching for eagles, sea lions, and whales as you cruise. Upon arrival on the island, head to Butchart Gardens, whose network of themed gardens wrap around a massive dancing fountain.

Following your time in Butchart Gardens, head to the Victoria waterfront, where you’ll find Vancouver Island landmarks from the British Columbia Parliament buildings to the imposing Fairmont Empress Hotel, a favorite for elegant high teas. Here, take advantage of free time to explore, whether you want to stroll the Inner Harbor, check out downtown shops, or visit a local restaurant for lunch.

After a day on Vancouver Island, begin the return trip to Vancouver by bus and ferry, enjoying evening light as you travel back through the scenic Gulf Islands.
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Visit Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver on a full-day tour that takes care of booking transport and offers a flexible mix of guided and independent time. You’ll have gorgeous views of the Gulf Islands while crossing to Vancouver Island, enjoy time to stroll Butchart Gardens, then head to Victoria’s waterside downtown to browse shops and historic architecture.
  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands means wildlife watching
  • Outdoor decks and enclosed cabins ensure a great trip in any weather
  • Flexible combo: guided tour of Vancouver Island with free time to explore
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Vancouver hotels
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun Day with Jeffery

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, we had the pleasure of spending the day with Jeffery on a trip to Victoria. Jeffery made the day very special with his commentary and his great wit. We were entertained the entire trip plus his knowledge of the sights...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RIP OFF! gardens great, tour was RIP OFF

the gardens was great. worth its admission. But paying this company was a huge waste of money. Take a cab or drive yourself! you will save so much money. The driver was nice, but it was NOT a tour, it was a ride to be...More

Thank James V
WCS-GuestExperience, Guest Relations Manager at WESTCOAST Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear James V, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Please be assured that we appreciate all comments and take feedback such as yours very seriously. All of our drivers go through rigorous training and I'm disappointed to hear some of their...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An Amazing Journey To Butchart Gardens With West Coast Sightseeing - Worth The Long Drive !

This 13 hours journey was day two for us at Vancouver and was really worth it. We could not have done the ferry ride the Gardens and the Victoria sightseeing on our own. The guide who drove us around for the day was warm, engaging...More

Thank kskrish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful gardens!

We were picked up at our hotel in Vancouver, transported to the ferry to Vancouver Island. The ferry ride was great-ate both breakfast and dinner on the ferry-food was very good! The Gardens were phenomenal-everything was in bloom! Spent time in Victoria, quite a bit...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Long day but worth it

a long day but certainly worth it.. the ride on the BC ferry was very crowded but that is beyond the control of the tour provider. bus driver was most hospitable and knowledgable. gardens were in full bloom and Victoria's Empress hotel is so iconic.

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Karah L
20 August 2018|
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Response from ReklawP62 | Reviewed this property |
you can spend as much time as you like there.
19 July 2018|
Response from globetrotter1232018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The price of the tour includes the entry fee into the gardens. Its best to contact the tour company directly about ferry times.
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