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Enjoy a festive buzz in British Columbia on this 12-hour Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas tour from Vancouver. Take a 90-minute cruise through the Gulf Islands with your guide. Watch the waves for native marine wildlife and enjoy panoramic coastal views. In Victoria, explore the vibrant shops and cafes of Government Street, Chinatown and the Inner Harbour under the twinkling Christmas lights. Visit Butchart Gardens, famous for their themed flowerbeds and attractive statues. Experience the gardens’ festive feel among the wreaths and carol-singers, and embrace the magic of Christmas!
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    What to Expect
    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

    Departure from downtown Vancouver to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to board BC Ferries

    Stop At: BC Ferries, 1 Ferry Causeway Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia V6C 0B9 Canada

    Enjoy a 90-minute ferry ride between Vancouver and Victoria. Sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions and whales.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Inner Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

    The City of Victoria boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8 Canada

    Depart the city of Victoria and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden and dancing fountain. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada. At this time of year, you will arrive in time for the gardens to light up their Holiday Lights.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: BC Ferries, 11300 Patricia Bay Highway Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8 Canada

    Later this afternoon, return to Vancouver onboard BC Ferries once again.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

    Return to downtown Vancouver (or surrounding area) this evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C8, Canada

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing will pick up from most downtown Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver and Burnaby hotels. Please provide the hotel information at the time of booking. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 7 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - BC Ferries
    • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    11Reviews3Q&A
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    Popular mentions
    My siblings and I enjoyed our tour with Gordie. He was prompt and attentive to anyone's needs. He made silly conversation and jokes that made the drive fun. Upon arriving to Victoria, we had ample time to explore the city and even grab lunch. Afterwards, we made it on time to
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    Response from WestcoastSight, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear SopheaC, Thank you for taking the opportunity to share your wonderful experience on our Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour with Gordie! We strive to provide a high quality tour with fun and knowledgeable commentary and I am thrilled to hear how Gordie's charm and humour helped to make the journey that much more pleasant! Next time you find yourselves in Vancouver, we hope to see you on-board again! Kind Regards, Holly Guest Experience
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    We had a lovely tour guide his name was Jack, really made the trip enjoyable new his stuff. Victoria and the Butchart gardens were wonderful, totally recommend this tour.
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    Response from WestcoastSights, Guest Experience at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour
    Responded 12 Dec 2019
    Dear 377michellep, Thank you for taking the time to review our Victoria + Butchart Gardens -Christmas Tour, we appreciate your feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time on our tour. We strive to provide a high quality tour with fun and knowledgeable commentary on board, and after reading your review I am thrilled to hear this is being accomplished by our Tour Guide Jack! If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you on-board again! Sincerely, Tania T. Guest Experience
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    We booked online and were able to get a 30% discount. Yes, it is a long day but we needed the time to take in Victoria and the great sites in town, and especially the Legislature. Then off to the Butchart Gardens for the Christmas lights and what a wonderful surprise. Gordie our
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    Response from WESTCOASTSights, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour
    Responded 1 Jan 2019
    Dear Traveller540, Thank you for taking the time to share your Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour experience with us. I am delighted to hear that you were able to explore and learn about Victoria with our driver Gordie. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to him, as he will be thrilled to hear about your positive experience. At WESTCOAST Sightseeing we strive to operate fun and informative tours, and after reading your review I am happy to hear that this is being accomplished. If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Sincerely, Deanna L. Guest Experience
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    Loved the tour and the tour guide! Gordie was professional, informative, funny, and genuine, not just someone reciting a spiel. Everything was perfect except for the confusing signage at Butchart Gardens, but that's their fault not yours.
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    Response from WESTCOASTSights, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour
    Responded 1 Jan 2019
    Dear remotelyinterested, Thank you for taking the time to share your remarkable Victoria + Butchart Gardens tour experience. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our driver Gordie. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to him, as we will the thrilled to hear about your positive experience. At WESTCOAST Sightseeing we strive to create remarkable experiences for our guests, and after reading your review I am happy to hear that this is being accomplished. If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Sincerely, Deanna L. Guest Experience
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    A relaxing way to see Victoria! Great communication with this company about pickup and drop off information a few hours after booking our tour. Great tour guide (Mike). Perfect timing to explore Victoria, ride on the ferry and explore the Butchart Gardens. Everything was
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    Response from WESTCOASTSights, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour
    Responded 20 Dec 2018
    Dear annettah916, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful photo and review with us! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Victoria + Butcharts Gardens Christmas Tour with our guide Mike. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to him, as he will be thrilled to hear about your positive experience. At WESTCOAST Sightseeing, we strive to create remarkable experiences for our guests and after reading your review I am happy to hear that this is being accomplished. If you ever find yourself back in Vancouver, we hope to see you again! Happy Holidays! Sincerely, Deanna L. Guest Experience
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    About the operator
    By: Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing
    2,985 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Mesh12121
    21
    Vancouver City Tour
    Many thanks to Westcoast sightseeing and our guide Mark for a fabulous tour of Vancouver yesterday. We saw so much
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    anncX3390NP
    Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
    20
    Kevin was not that great
    Interesting to read that some of the people on this tour felt that Kevin did a great job. I believe our trip was
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    anncX3390NP
    Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
    20
    Excellent Tour
    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, and Anthony the tour guide was wonderful. Very considerate and helpful. He was
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    mkdn
    Fremont, California
    10
    Winter trip to Vancouver
    A city that you can walk around with varies kind of good food, shopping area and park. A free shuttle to Capilano
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    M8146VQclaudiat
    Spring Valley, Wisconsin, United States
    305111
    A handy way to get around Vancouver!
    We took the hop on, hop off tour of Vancouver and felt it was worth the money not to have to fight the crazy
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    matthewmA6757NO
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    52
    Very good tour and hit the the high points!
    Great tour covering a lot of ground in a short time! Mark the tour guide was exceptional and made the tour with
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    Kiwivisitor2015
    London, United Kingdom
    121
    Fabulous
    We went with family from NZ and England and Canada,and it was fabulous,worth every penny.At every turn there was
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    loriaR3028TZ
    31
    Great way to see the city and hear some history highlights
    I took the bus 3 times and all of the drivers were nice and knowledgeable. I do have to say that Meenu was the
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    rorys90
    10
    Broken microphones and Trolley
    Very disappointed. The speakers in the trolly did not work past a low volume. Sadly, the songs were hard to hear.
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    Clairevancouver1
    10
    Disappoting
    I usually enjoy grayline tours but this one was so disappointing. We didn't see Howe Sound or the Tantalus
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    KaelssM
    70
    Great Experience!
    This is a great way to see and learn about the city. The drivers were friendly and knowledgeable. I did the full
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    SopheaC
    Long Beach, California
    136
    Whistler + Shannon Falls
    This was our second tour with Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing in Vancouver, but with Jack as our tour guide. Jack
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    SopheaC
    Long Beach, California
    136
    Victoria + Butchart Gardens Xmas Lights
    My siblings and I enjoyed our tour with Gordie. He was prompt and attentive to anyone's needs. He made silly
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    caileens2020
    41
    Awesome
    A great day out including a stop at Shannon Falls. Our time in Whistler was more than enough for a walk and lunch.
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    michelegD5963KV
    10
    Christmas Lights Tour
    Very fun Tour. Good Value for the cost of the ticket. Tour Director was lots of fun and did a great job of
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