Victoria City Sightseeing Tour and Butchart Gardens from Victoria


From £49.00
Location: Victoria, Canada
Rating: based on 12 reviews

Take a narrated sightseeing tour of Victoria aboard a British double-decker bus and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. You’ll combine two of Vancouver Island’s most popular tours in one package, with the option of taking the two tours together or on separate days.


  • City tour by double-decker bus
  • Fully narrated professional services
  • Entrance fee to Butchart Gardens
  • All local taxes

You’ll see the very best of Victoria on your grand city tour, and have a unique view of Victoria’s downtown shops, exclusive residential areas and scenic vistas from onboard an English double-decker bus. During your tour, your experienced driver-guide will provide a fascinating commentary on Victoria’s rich history.

Highlights on your tour of Victoria include:

  • City Centre
  • Chinatown
  • Antique Row
  • English-flavoured Rockland area
  • Exclusive Uplands and Oak Bay residential areas
  • Marine Drive, passing through Victoria’s beautiful residential areas with spectacular views of the coastline and the Olympic Mountains

The highlight of the second part of the tour is the 1.5-hour visit to the lovely Butchart Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Here you will see the Sunken Garden, the Japanese and Italian Gardens, the English Rose Garden and the magnificent Ross Fountain, all linked by spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds. Your time at Butchart Gardens is unguided, so you are free to explore at your leisure.

Please note: this is a combination of two tours. They remain separate tours that leave at different times and if you wish to do both tours on one day, you will need to coordinate times carefully. Once you book and receive operator information you can coordinate arrangements with them.

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Departure Point: Tour departs from the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Departure Time:

City Tour Departure Times

May 15 to June 26, 2011
Hourly from 10:30am to 3:30am

June 27 to September 6, 2011
Every half hour from 9:30am to 5:00pm

September 7 to September 30, 2011
Hourly from 10:30am to 3:30pm

Butchart Gardens Tour Departure Times

May 15 to June 26, 2011
10:00am & 12:00pm & 2:00pm

June 27 to August 31, 2011
Hourly from 10:00am to 2:00pm

September 1 to September 30, 2011
10:00am & 12:00pm & 2:00pm

Return Details: Returns to original departure point

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Butchart Gardens is the must see attraction in Victoria and it is rather far from the city of Victoria. This bus trip is great to get out there to see it. The only problem is that you really do not have enough time to thoroughly see the gardens. You have to keep track of the time and keep moving to see it all. The hop on/off bus around Victoria is nice but it does not come often enough. Just once an hour at each stop. If you miss it you have to wait another hour to catch the next bus. But the drivers were nice and had interesting commentary about Victoria.

Reviewed by: Janet L W, USA



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