Victoria & Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Cruise aboard ferries to see the countryside of Victoria lit up for the holidays, then see 55 acres of the Butchart Gardens full of Christmas spirit!

Highlights

  • BC Ferries: Scenic 1 and 1/2 hour ferry boat cruise through the Gulf Islands
  • Brief Victoria City Tour: Fairmont Empress, Chinatown, Inner Harbour
  • Leisure Time: Enjoy Victoria’s rich architecture, ocean views, and artisan cafes
  • Butchart Gardens: The Magic of Christmas, Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carolers, ice skating and more

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Butchart Gardens admissions
  • Ferry fees

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • High Tea at the Empress can be added - please call us to book!
  • Return flight

Please Note

  • Gray Line Vancouver will send you a 2nd confirmation & ask for your hotel information to arrange pick-up
  • If you are not sure of your pick-up time, please call the number on your voucher to reconfirm in the days before your tour
  • Please call prior to your departure date to reconfirm booking details
  • Please present your Grayline purchase voucher as payment to driver guide.

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Jan 01 2018
Beautiful garden. Great hint provided by driver.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
We're glad to hear you had a memorable experience at Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour! We hope to see you again in 2018, and have an amazing new year!

- The Gray Line Team
Jan 18 2017
Driver was very informative. Tours were fantastic, awesome will do it again someday
Dec 30 2016
Considering the need to get to the ferry terminal, cross the Georgia Strait and reach Victoria and Butchart Gardens, this tour basically streamlined the process and everything was well taken care of. All what I had to do was sit back, relax and have the friendly tour guide show us around.
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ITINERARY

View the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, as the tour makes its way to Vancouver Island to visit the quaint city of Victoria and magical Butchart Gardens.

From Vancouver, it’s a short ride before boarding a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the scenic beauty of the Gulf Islands. Get some fresh air and watch out for marine wildlife from the outdoor ship deck, just make sure to bundle up.

Arrive at Schwartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue through the country-side to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Here you will be given a short introduction to the area where you will have some free time to explore the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and don’t forget to snap a couple of photos of the Victoria Parliament Building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel, both impeccably dressed for the season.

Continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens and the Magic of Christmas. Wander through a series of themed gardens, to view and experience Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carolers, ice skating and more.

Finally, it’s back towards Schwartz Bay for the journey back to Vancouver by bus and ferry.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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