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Victoria Cruise & Butchart Gardens Tour

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Cruise aboard ferries through the Juan de Fuca Straight, then see 55 acres of the Butchart Gardens for a beautiful sightseeing tour of Victoria


Highlights include:

  • Relaxing ride through the Juan de Fuca Straight and the Gulf Islands aboard BC Ferries
  • Victoria’s Inner Harbour including Fairmont Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings, Chinatown, Downtown & Beacon Hill Park
Stops include:
  • The botanical paradise of world-famous Butchart Gardens
  • Ample leisure time to relax and discover


  • Free pick-up at most hotels located in downtown, Richmond, North Vancouver, and Burnaby as well as Pacific Central Station, Canada Place, and select Skytrain stations.
  • Round trip aboard BC Ferries
  • Admission to the Butchart Gardens


Optional gratuities:

  • Food and beverages
Optional Activities:
  • Add-on Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Whale Watching
  • Air-lift home with our scenic Harbour Air return by seaplane option
  • Please call to book these optional activities.

Please Note

Please contact us with your hotel pick-up location at [email protected] or over the phone at 604-451-1600 or toll-free at 1-877-451-1777. Please note that the pick-up time differs from the tour start time. We recommend reconfirming your booking details at least 48 hours prior to your tour. Please present your printed Gray Line voucher as payment to your Driver Guide when you come aboard.

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92% of reviewers liked this tour
Jun 08 2018
Time well spent very organized
Jun 08 2018
We took the Gray Line tour to Vancouver Island for the Victoria and Butchard Gardens Tour.It was an interesting tour but there were problems:•When they built the bus, they must have installed springs. But these seemed to have worn out. The driver, Dave, informed us at one stage that there was a bumpy ride coming up. But we had already noticed the problem as soon as the tour started. The bus was quite full with 28 passengers.•The bus did not appear very old, but it must have been built before they invented seatbelts. No seat belt for the driver! None for the passengers!! This made for a very scary and uncomfortable ride, especially during the mad dash from Victoria to the BC Ferry and subsequently back to Vancouver. There should be a law about seatbelts in Canada!•Dave was OK, except for his string of corny jokes eg” What’s the difference between a canoe and a bus driver – you cannot tip a canoe but you can tip a driver”Victoria was interesting, the Butchard Gardens were very pretty.But a bus with springs and seatbelts would have made the trip more enjoyable.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
We appreciate your honest feedback, and are sorry to hear that the lack of springs and seatbelts on the bus took away from your experience. Customer comfort and safety are among our top priorities. We will be reaching out to our local team to discuss ways of improving both of these aspects.

-The Gray Line Team
Jun 01 2018
Wish we had more time to tour the beautiful gardens. Great tour!
Dec 03 2017
The gardens were well worth visiting and we saw a hummingbird. Victoria harbour area had a lot going on and we ate in a restaurant on the harbour edge. The weather for the day was superb which made the ferry crossing all the better with some wonderful scenery.
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The Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour starts with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries, and just gets better. With scenery so jaw-dropping you won’t want to blink, relax and enjoy the voyage through Juan de Fuca Straight and the Gulf Islands. From exploring the Inner Harbour of BC’s capital city of Victoria–named after British monarch Queen Victoria–to Butchart Gardens, 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty, this tour delivers a royally spectacular day-trip to remember

Pickup & Starting Points

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