Shore Excursion - Famous Butchart Gardens & City highlights


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Best of Victoria Butchart Gardens & City tour for cruise passangers

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.


Pickup at Cruise Ship Terminal.

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: Cruise Ship

End location: Cruise Ship or location agreed on during booking.

Duration: 6 hours


Detailed comfortable mini van

What’s Included

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

- Port pick up and drop off.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 CAD - Lunch, 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

Melanie is an AWESOME tour guide!! She met us at 9 AM right off the cruise ship for a 7 hour private tour - family of four - keeping everyone's interests in mind. Melanie is knowledgeable and super friendly! She was born and raised in Victoria and knew all the special places to take us! Stay a little longer or a little shorter at any one place, it is up to you. I cannot imagine anyone seeing more of Victoria in such a short amount of time. Well worth the money! I HIGHLY recommend her! She is great!
Beth Cooper

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