Includes a visit to downtown Victoria & Butchart Gardens
Victoria is called the City of Gardens and it truly lives up to its name with gorgeous Butchart Gardens a short distance away and over 1500 hanging baskets within the downtown area.
The city is quaint, friendly and full of early Canadian History. Stroll historic Government Street and Chinatown with their quaint shops. Enjoy a great seafood lunch along the waterfront, or high tea at the famous Fairmont Empress Hotel.
Victoria is a fabulous place to visit any time of year.
As this is a long day, I suggest that we depart early, however with long summer hours a later departure is also possible.
Early morning pick up at your hotel or the airport with arrival time on Vancouver Island at approximately 10:30am
During our time in Victoria we will:
- Drive through the University area, Beach Drive, Oak Bay and Beacon Hill
- Walk Government Street past the Parliament Buildings, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Fisherman's Wharf, Market Square, Trounce Alley, Chinatown and famous Fan Tan Alley
- Lunch on the wharf front or High Tea at the Empress
- Visit to Butchart Gardens (I would recommend after 3pm as this is when it is quieter and the sun is at a great angle for photos!)
Return to your hotel will be around 8:00pm
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, the cruise terminal or Vancouver International Airport.
End location: We will return to your hotel or Vancouver International Airport.
Duration: 11 hours
Transportation will be via 7 passenger SUV.
My services as a tour guide on this 11-12 Hour tour
Transportation costs in a 7 passenger SUV
Return Ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island (1.5 hours sail each way)
Entrance to Butchart Gardens.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 CAD - Meals on the ferry as well as lunch in Victoria.
Meals, snacks and items of personal nature. Entrance fees to other attractions other than Butchart Gardens.
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Lois was a great guide that we would use again and highly recommend to anyone. We saw different sights than you would on a tour bus at our own pace, stopping when we wanted to. Lois' level of customer service was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble, even stepping outside her comfort zone to learn chess with our 13 year old while allowing us to explore Butchart Gardens. Her communication before the tour was excellent, her knowledge of the area fantastic and her car very comfortable. Worth every $.