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    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    This tour combines the best of both worlds: An overview of the magnificent city of Victoria and a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Your tour will take between 3.5-4 Hours and begins with a stunning drive along the scenic route to Butchard gardens, on the way we will show you the Lieutenant Governor's Mansion, Criagdarrow Castle and the best views on the Island on top of Mount Tolmie. Then we are off to Butchart Gardens what is one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent 55-acre landscape in 1904 from her husband Robert's abandoned limestone quarry. The result was the dramatic Sunken Garden, a reflection of the early 20th century beautification movement and an exceptional achievement in Canadian gardening history. As a reflection of their world travels, the Butcharts also created a Japanese Garden, an Italian Garden, and a Rose Garden. Through successive generations of the Butchart family, The Gardens has retained much of its original design and continues the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays. After the visit to the gardens we are commencing our tour of Victoria, a place where the laid-back modernism of the West Coast blends with time-honored British, European, and Asian traditions.Where you will be exploring Chinatown, Government house, Empress Hotel, Inner Harbour and the Old town Bastion Square we will finish off with a look at Fisherman's Wharf. You'll have approximately 1.5 hours to spend enjoying the gardens, which are fully lighted for evening viewing.
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Entry fee to Butchart Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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SandyMac1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Gray, Maine210 contributions42 helpful votes
Perfect day even in the rain. Our van driver arrived on time to pick us up at the hotel. Drove us to the ferry and over to Victoria Island. Then off to the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. 55 acres of manicured gardens that are so well maintained. After walking the
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Date of experience: September 2019
Charmaine T wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Alex was amazing and the entire day ran very smoothly. The ferry ride was fantastic the gardens breathtaking, Victoria Islam’s is beautiful well worth spending time time. Highly recommend this tour
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Date of experience: August 2019
Carol H wrote a review Jul 2019
Midland, Georgia73 contributions7 helpful votes
Our guide was Anoushca and she was knowledgeable, kind, and showed us the beauty of Victoria and the Gardens. We learned much about the culture, saw beautiful sights, and were in awe of the Butchart Gardens. Our tour was private (just four of us) and we felt like royalty.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Anouscha W, Owner at Butchart Gardens and City Tour
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Thank you Carole it was pleasure meeting you and so delighted you enjoyed your tour.We hope you visit again.
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Jacqueline T wrote a review Jul 2019
Stanhope19 contributions6 helpful votes
This is THE tour to take in Victoria! Anouscha was an excellent driver, guide and she is the 'duck whisperer'!!! She showed us all over the Victoria area and seeing the Butchart Gardens in the evening was spectacular! We smiled, laughed and had a great 4 hour excursion with this
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from Anouscha W, Owner at Butchart Gardens and City Tour
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Thank you Jacqueline it was a pleasure showing you our beautiful city we take great care of showing our guest the best of what Victoria has to offer.We hope you visit again.
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BudSalter wrote a review May 2019
Orlando, Florida8 contributions3 helpful votes
Why pay $159 per person for the cruise excursion that packs you in a bus, drives you around the city and gives you maybe an hour at the Gardens when you can hire a private car (Lincoln class) and go wherever you want in the city plus the Gardens? We hired the car for a flat
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from Anouscha W, General Manager at Butchart Gardens and City Tour
Responded 21 May 2019
Thank you so much for the wonderful review It was a pleasure showing you are amazing city and we hope you visit again some day. Anouscha
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By: Weston Tours
A Lovely Visit
It was a lovely visit, unfortunately it was late in the evening, that we joined the tour. We came on a cruise, so u
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Delightful and Informative
We met Anouscha as we left our cruise ship with no plans for our three hours on shore. What luck for us! She took
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Touring All of Victoria.
Oh my gosh is this ever the way to see this beautiful city as well as both the Butterfly Garden as well as The Butc
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The service I got was simply awesome! Great support, nice and accurate tips... well, nothing but perfect!
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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