Famous Butchart Gardens city highlights private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Detailed comfortable mini van up to 5 adults. If you are travelling with 2 small children then it could be adapted as well to fit the whole family.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent)

A Walk/Drive Excursion, Butchart Gardens & The Best of Victoria

Your private tour of our city.

Beacon Hill Park, where nature blooms among peacocks and totems poles.

Victoria's oldest neighbourhood, which includes Craigdarroch Castle photo stop and stroll the grounds. The Government House (where The Royals stay when they visit!).

We'll enjoy a scenic marine drive that takes us to another photo-op stop for a 360º view of the ocean, countryside and mountains.

Then onto our 35 minute Scenic country drive to Butchart Gardens.

At Butchant Gardens you'll enjoy 55 acres of postcard perfect beauty. For a whole new scenery experience.

Downtown we'll see and opportunity to walk if you like historic Chinatown, its modern design district, historical government street, shopping district where you'll find eclectic shops, hidden gems, local pubs and art galleries.

Then onto our stunning Inner Harbor with back drop of Famous Empress Hotel and Parliament Building. Photo stop and short walk on the harbour.

Stop and stroll the docs of our colorful eclectic house boat community.


We'll meet at your agreed upon location.

Scenic marine drive along Juan de Fuca Straight to Mount Tolmie.

35 minute Scenic country side drive to Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens - 1 hr 30 minute self guided walking tour.

Grab a bite to eat at the Gardens or find something along the way throughout the day.

City tour includes: Beacon Hill Park Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, Chinatown, LoJo Shopping district, Historical Downtown Victoria, world's tallest totem pole, Inner Harbor with back drop of Empress hotel and Parliament Buildings, Fisherman's Wharf.

End tour back at your chosen location.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In Victoria at your hotel or another requested location, such as the airport.

This tour is suitable as a Shore Excursion, if you are arriving on a cruise ship, I will pick you up at the port.

End location: Location arranged and agreed upon during booking.

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.


Fully detailed, comfortable, air conditioned, Honda Odessy Touring minivan, as well as walking.

I can arrange for larger vehicle, please contact me for details and pricing.

What’s Included

Other: My time and service as your private guide in my comfortable air conditioned vehicle.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 CAD - Food, gifts, souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: - $32.60 PP admission to Butchart Gardens.

- $14.00 PP admission Craigdarroch Castle.

- Food, gifts, souvenirs.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent guide. Melanie took us through all Victoria. Absolutely knowledgeable of the city. We enjoyed her commentaries and time passed very fast. We recommend her fully.
Gabriel Nabielsky

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