Famous Butchart Gardens & City highlights


Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Best of Victoria Butchart Gardens & City tour

** For cruise ship passengers, please check my Shore Excursion - Famous Butchart Gardens & City, as this option includes pick up at the port. **

Start with our Victoria City Tour.

See the best of our historical city. Fishermans wharf house boat community, Historical downtown, Canada's oldest China town, Beacon Hill Park, stop & explore our famous Craigdarroch Castle. Scenic Marine Drive, Oak bay Marina to feed the sea lions, Uplands Canada's exclusive neighbourhood, Mount Tolmie 360 view of Victoria.

Lunch at one of our local farm to table restaurants.

Depart onto our scenic country & Salish Sea drive to Sidney by the Sea with stunning back drop view of snow caped Mount Baker.

Depart beautiful Sidney onto award winning Church Estate Winery or option Sea cider.

Arrive at Butchart Gardens for your self guided walking tour of the stunning gardens.

Back to Victoria for fond farewells.


We'll meet at your hotel, or another agreed upon

City tour includes, Fishermans Wharf, Inner harbour, historical downtown Victoria, china town, Beaconhill park, worlds tallest totem pole, Craig Darroch Castle. scenic marine drive, mount Tolmie.

Lunch stop

Continue onto to our scenic drive to Sidney by the Sea.

Continue onto Church Estate Winery option of Sea Cider.

Arrive at Butchart Gardens fo your 1 1/2hr. self guided walking tour.

Depart Butchart gardens back to Victoria.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet in Victoria at your hotel or other requested location, or at the airport

If you are arriving on a cruise ship, please see my Famous Butchart Gardens & City highlights Shore Excursion, as this included port pickup.

End location: Location agreed on during booking.

Duration: 7 hours


Detailed comfortable luxury mini Van.

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

What’s Included

- My time & service as your private guide in my comfortable air conditioned vehicle.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 CAD - Lunch, snacks, gifts, souvenirs,

What’s Extra

- $32.60 PP admission to Butchart Gardens

- $11.00 PP admission Craigdarroch Castle.

- Lunch, gifts, souvenirs,


I am a certified guide, and have no restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very knowledgeable and accommodating. At the beginning of the tour our guide asked us about our interests and mentioned several compatible alternative venues. We told her of our interests, and she then started us out going to places that would suit us. She also mentioned some features of Victoria and vicinity that we might enjoy. Obviously one was Butchart Gardens, which is about 30 km from Victoria. Prior to going to the gardens we visited Sydney: a smaller delightful town. Highly recommended.
David Eckhoff

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