This tour is a full day tour with early morning departure.
Crossing scenic Georgia Strait takes about 2 hours ferry ride. First stop at the world famous Butchart Gardens. (Did you know that the Sunken Garden is just one of six displays that comprise Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site spanning 55 acres of pristine land on Vancouver Island’s Tod Inlet) After The Gardens it will take approximately 30 minutes drive to City Center where you will have free time to explore Victoria’s Inner Harbor with choices of seeing: Empress Hotel, Parliament building, Chinatown Fan Tan Alley – the narrowest street registered in the Guinness book of record, and/or Royal BC Museum. All of the attractions are within a short walking distance from each other.
We depart from Victoria with 6pm ferry arriving in your hotel in Vancouver around 8:15pm
Departure & Return Location
Cruise Ship Port, Airport, or Hotel
All transportation in destination location
Driver-guide Service Fee
Any Private Expenses
What to Expect
Private tour for 2 to 4 people is the most comfortable way to experience this full day tour. 7:30 am pick up at your hotel in Vancouver. (Approx. 45 minute drive to ferry terminal). 9:00 am departing Tsawassen to Swartz Bay. ( 2 hours ferry ride) 11:00 am Arriving at Butchart gardens. ( 2 hr at Butchart Gardens) 1:00 pm Leaving the Gardens 30 min transfer to city center. 1:30 pm arriving in Victoria (1 hour lunch plus 2 hr for exploring total 3 hours). 4:30 leaving Victoria Return to the ferry by 5:00 pm. 6:00 pm Ferry Departure. 7:30 pm Disembarking ferry and back to your hotel.
Itinerary + Photo Spots
Photo Shot 1 Victoria - Within Harbor Area
Empress Hotel, Parliament building, Chinatown Fan Tan Alley – the narrowest street registered in the Guinness book of record, and/or Royal BC Museum. All of the attractions are within a short walking distance from each other.
Photo Spot 2Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive over a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.