Butchart Gardens and Victoria 12 or 13 hr Private Tour
Warmest city in Canada with a four week longer garden growing season than Vancouver, Victoria, with its majestic British heritage and its breathtaking gardens, is well worth your visit anytime of the year.
You have a free option to extend this tour by two hours with a later return to your hotel, and get the most of this special day.
We will visit the world famous Butchart Gardens, as well as Victoria's best highlights. Colorful historic alleys with historic shops and buildings, inner harbor, Empress Hotel, grand Parliament buildings and more. Victoria is full of color, character and old world charm.
We will stroll through famous alleys, taste tea and triffle, and enjoy all this garden city has to offer. We will also tour Oak Bay waterfront, Beacon Hill Park, a castle, and special neighborhoods.
Your day will be spent in comfort and you will be happy you chose a private tour to visit this charming city.
If you wish to stay in Victoria for two or three days contact me for a discounted rate.
7:30, 8:30 or 9:30 Pick up at your hotel in Vancouver.
50 minute drive to ferry terminal in Tsawassen.
1. 5 hrs ferry to Vancouver Island (breakfast on the ferry)
2 hr Butchard Gardens
30 min transfer to city centre
2. 5 hr in Victoria, Parliament and the Empress Hotel
stroll on Government St, Bastion Square, Historic buildings, alleys and Canada's oldest Chinatown. . .
Time for lunch or High Tea either during the Gardens visit or in Victoria.
Scenic drive, Victoria's waterfront.
Museums, castle, harbour ferries, gardens, and more options catering to all ages are available.
Return by same ferry and drop off at your hotel.
Tour time door to door:
12hr: 7:30am-7:30pm, 8:15am-8:30p
Please note that this tour can be extended to two days with you staying in Victoria. End point can be in Victoria or Vancouver. Please contact me for your rate for this option.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel in central Vancouver hotel.
End location: At your hotel in central Vancouver, hotel near YVR or the YVR airport terminal.
Duration is your choice of 12, 13 or 14 hours, fee is same.
Duration: 12 hours
Morning ferry departs at 8, 9 or 10 am.
Return ferry is at 5, 6 or 7pm.
Recommended tour time is 13 hours, 7:30-8:30 door to door, but morning and afternoon/evening departure times are your choice.
Transport is in an airconditioneld Lexus SUV RX 400h, hybrid version of RX 350.
Guide for a full day of touring, air-conditioned SUV vehicle, Parking, BCFerry costs including reservations, bottled water.
Flexibility with earlier and later departures for same cost for 12,13 or 14 hr tour. Flexibility to spend more time in the gardens. Guided walking tour through Old Victoria including history, heritage buildings, unique alleys, heritage shops, Chinatown, Empress Hotel, Parliament and Inner Harbour.
Drive through beautiful Beacon Hill Park and along the Oak Bay waterfront. Oak Bay Marina and more.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Canadian. - Approx cost of souvenirs and lunch.
Admissions to Butchart Gardens $35pp
Lunch at the gardens or in Victoria's Inner Harbour area.
Dinner can be had on the return ferry or back in Vancouver.
Admissions to castle or museum in Victoria if you choose to visit.
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Let me extol the virtues of our outstanding guide Eva. From our initial greeting to the end, she exuded the utmost in professionism, knowledge of historical and present day Vancouver and Victoria, as well as the surrounding islands. I would without hesitation recommend Eva for any of local and Victoria needs. She beautifully planned our trip down to every detail. She created a memorable experience for us and we are grateful. Special kudos for a job well done.