Butchart Gardens And City Highlights


Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. All children welcome.

Friendly: No.
The van has a wheelchair lift and can accommodate one wheelchair. You must be able to get in and out of the vehicle and sit on the seat.

Maximum travelers: 9



English (fluent)

Victoria's Famous Butchart Gardens - Flowers and Much More

On this tour we will take you out to beautiful Butchart Gardens. Situated on over 55 acres this a true jewel in the Victoria area.

When you are finished at Butchart Gardens we will head back to the downtown area, but along the way we will stop at Butterfly Gardens.

Once downtown you will see our Chinatown. Olde Victoria, the beautiful Empress Hotel, our Inner Harbour, our Legislative buildings and Fisherman's Wharf.

Next it is Beacon Hill Park with its totem pole, peacocks and gardens. Then it is over to Craigdarroch Castle, a beautiful stately home built in the 1880's.

Next are the grounds at Government House, this is where the royal family stay when they are in Victoria.

We then drive along our beautiful Marine Drive and through the Uplands an area of multi million dollar homes and beautiful scenery across the straits to Washington State.

Remember to wear your walking shoes and bring along a camera, there is a lot to see and do on this tour.


We will pick you up at your set time and head to the Gardens.
We will drive through the oldest agricultural land in BC.
We will arrive at Butchart Gardens.
Visit Butterfly Gardens
Drive back to Victoria and see; Chinatown, Olde Victoria, the Inner Harbour, our Legislative Buildings and Fisherman's Wharf
Then Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle and the grounds at Government House
Then the Uplands and Marine Drive.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise ship terminal,

End location: We can drop you off at your pick-up location or anywhere in the downtown Victoria core area.

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.


We have a 9 passenger
GMC air conditioned van.

What’s Included

Pick-up in the downtown Victoria area, all parking fees included, water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Canadian dollars - Entrance to Butchart Gardens is approx C$32. Butterfly Gardens is C$16

What’s Extra

Entrance to Butchart Gardens, approx. C$32.00 and Butterfly Gardens C$16.00. Snacks and beverages.

A Recent Review of this tour

Sandra Found was so personable and knowledgeable of everything Victoria. And her driver Shannon was a great addition. They were on time to meet us at the port. Sandra took us to all of the sites noted in the tour description, and she even threw in a short visit to feed adorable harbor seals. The van for 5 of us was very comfortable with seating and temperature, and it even had a speaker system to make sure the person in the back could hear. This was my first use of Tours By Locals, but it won't be my last
Cynthia Canaday

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