Famous Butchart Gardens & City Highlights


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


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

Our tour starts with Beacon Hill Park, where nature blooms among peacocks and totems poles.

Then we'll drive through Victoria's oldest neighbourhood, which includes Craigdarroch Castle and 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 historic Chinatown, its modern design district, 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.

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

Our time together concludes back at your preferred location.


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 (see my favourite Moss Lady statue), Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, Chinatown, LoJo Shopping district, Historical Downtown Victoria, Empress Hotel, world's tallest totem pole, Parliament Buildings, Fisherman's Wharf, Inner Harbour.

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 Touring minivan, as well as walking.

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

What’s Included

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

- $32.60 PP admission to Butchart Gardens.

- $14.00 PP admission Craigdarroch Castle.

- Food, gifts, souvenirs.

A Recent Review of this tour

Tour was wonderful, she was kind, flexible, & knowledgeable about everything on the tour. Perfect way to get the most out of the city when you are in for the day on a cruise! Highly recommend!
Ashley Aaron

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