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Butchart Gardens, established in 1904, treat visitors to an enchanting floral show that changes with the seasons. Covering 55 acres (22 hectares) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the botanical space is intricately laid out into separate themed gardens with landscaping that impresses and inspires gardeners and nature lovers alike.

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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Explore British Columbia’s coastline by land and sea on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver. Hop aboard your ferry and enjoy a cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Stand on the deck and watch the waves for whales and sea lions, and keep your eyes on the skies for eagles. Visit the botanical Butchart Gardens, where trickling fountains sit among themed flowerbeds and sunken gardens. Explore vibrant corners of Victoria such as Chinatown and the Inner Harbour at your leisure and soak up the metropolitan atmosphere.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.49
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$175.49
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Victoria Butchart Gardens & Sightseeing Tour

Victoria Butchart Gardens & Sightseeing Tour

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Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on the gorgeous Vancouver Island and is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is famous for the historic Empress Hotel, the Parliament buildings and beautiful Butchart Gardens. This deluxe small group tour includes admission to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. A visit to Vancouver is not complete without a trip to Victoria! Upon leaving Vancouver, you will take a scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands towards Swartz Bay. From here, you will have a short drive down to Victoria. Here we will take you on a guided tour of Victoria. We will take you to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel, Mile 0 and the historic Chinatown, including a stop at the narrowest alley in Canada, Fan Tan Alley. There will be additional time to explore downtown Victoria on your own.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.24
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$181.24
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

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Enjoy round-trip travel from Vancouver to Victoria, and discover top attractions in British Columbia on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip from Victoria. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island, and enjoy fine views over the beautiful Gulf Islands. Dock in Swartz Bay, and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the grounds at your leisure. Then, enjoy free time to explore the city, perhaps walking through Chinatown and the Inner Harbour, before returning to Vancouver by ferry.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.21
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$172.21

Private Small Group Tour of Victoria & Butchart Gardens

Private Small Group Tour of Victoria & Butchart Gardens

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Explore the city of Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens on this half-day guided tour. On the way to the gardens, stop at several attractions including Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, and Mount Tolmie Park. While at the Butchart Gardens, take in the impressive floral displays and the many theme gardens. On the return trip, visit Chinatown, Parliament, and the Empress Hotel.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$487.94
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$487.94
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Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour
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Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

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Explore the beautifully historic center of Victoria, then trade downtown streets for the flower-lined paths of Butchart Gardens on a half-day, private tour of the city. You'll start with a trip to Fisherman's Wharf, then see the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park, and Craigdarroch Castle, following scenic roads through the Vancouver Island countryside. With departures throughout the day, this tour of Victoria highlights is priced per vehicle, and can be tailored to your private group of up to seven people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$370.93
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$370.93
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The Ultimate Group Package Tour of Victoria
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The Ultimate Group Package Tour of Victoria

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Make the most of your visit to Victoria by seeing  many of the area’s highlights in just one day. This private tour packs in top sights including, Butchart Gardens, one of Canada’s oldest Chinatown neighborhoods, Craigdarroch Castle, and the famed Parliament Buildings. Plus, you’ll even have time to stop at a local winery to experience British Columbia’s burgeoning wine scene. Round-trip transportation is also included for an added convenience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$574.05
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Small-Group Best of Victoria Tour including Butchart Gardens

Small-Group Best of Victoria Tour including Butchart Gardens

Experience the highlights of Victoria by taking part in our Victoria Half-Day tour! This 5-hour sightseeing tour includes: Scenic photo opportunities at Mount Tolmie & Cormorant Point, a visit to Butchart gardens, guided tour of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and 75 minute Victoria Harbour & Gorge Cruise*. It’s the perfect way to see and experience the best Victoria has to offer! *In the event the Victoria Gorge Cruise does not operate, you will be provided with a refund for the boat cruise portion of your tour. The remainder of the tour will operate as usual.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.52
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$184.52
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

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Take a sweet-smelling stroll through Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens, spanning 55 acres (22.2 hectares) of beautifully designed flower beds, lily ponds, footbridges, and thematic landscapes. With a convenient pickup location and a flexible return shuttle schedule, it’s an easy way to experience one of Victoria’s most popular attractions. Visit during summer or holiday season evenings to witness special luminous displays that add an extra touch of enchantment to the gardens.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.79
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$64.79
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2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress

2-day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at The Fairmont Empress

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Experience the signature beauty of British Columbia on a 2-day tour of Victoria from Vancouver. Traveling by coach, ferry, and float plane, you’ll explore the region’s many waterways, mountains, and local wildlife. Spend two days visiting the city’s top attractions, including Butchart Gardens, and snapping postcard-worthy photos. Overnight, enjoy a luxurious stay at the 4-star Fairmont Empress hotel.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$591.53
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$591.53
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed Boat

Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Helicopter and Speed Boat

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While in Canada, experience Victoria’s wide selection of outdoor activities, and see the beauty of the Butchart Gardens on this guided tour by air, land, and water from Vancouver. First, take a helicopter flight over the Gulf Islands to spend some free time in the Garden City. See the Butchart Gardens before hopping on a speedboat cruise back to Vancouver.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$532.22
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Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

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Add some to elegance to your British Columbia vacation with a private custom tour of Victoria. Your personal driver will help you design a splendid itinerary, taking you through neighborhoods dripping with old-world charm and to the city’s many green spaces—including the famous Butchart Gardens. Forget the crowded tour bus and travel at your own pace, request stops to snap photos, buy a cup of tea or have a closer look at a site.
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  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$645.80
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Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip

Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip

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Discover Victoria, known as the Garden City, on this private full-day tour from Vancouver. Begin with a pleasant ferry cruise through the Strait of Georgia to Victoria, and then explore the famous Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum and Parliament Building in downtown Victoria. Customize your itinerary to suit the interests of your group, spending as much time at each site as you like, and enjoy transport by SUV with panoramic windows. Your personalized guide is also a professional photographer, giving you the option to purchase memorable shots of your outing.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$653.40
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat

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Go whale watching, and explore Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island on this day trip from Vancouver. Combine two activities into one day in the Gulf Islands, and then return to Vancouver via speedboat, cutting the return trip to just two hours.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$442.02
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Private Christmas Lights Tour and Butchart Gardens

Private Christmas Lights Tour and Butchart Gardens

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Get in the holiday spirit with a winter frolic under the Christmas lights display at Butchart Gardens and around Victoria. This private tour will highlight some of the lights hung for the holidays on the way to and from the Gardens. Each December, Butchart Gardens decorates with thousands of lights hung on the property. There is ice skating, hot drinks, and carollers to help set the winter wonderland scene.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.92
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Butchart Gardens & Beyond: Spirit, Vine, Tea & Honey

Butchart Gardens & Beyond: Spirit, Vine, Tea & Honey

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Set out for a customized tour that could include a visit to the themed botanicals of Butchart Gardens, De Vine Vineyards, Mount Tolmie and more during this private, personalized tour that includes transportation in a Tesla. Select a three-, four-, or five-hour tour and work with a guide to set your itinerary based on your preferences. Plan a foodie’s lunch, visit a butterfly sanctuary and see Victoria your way. 
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$254.95
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4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Butchart Gardens Countryside City Highlights Tour

Butchart Gardens Countryside City Highlights Tour

This is an excellent tour for those who have a little extra time. On this private tour, you can set your own pace to visit our beautiful Butchart Gardens and have time to explore our historic modern city. We will tour through Victoria's oldest neighbourhoods, Craigdarroch Castle and the Government House. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Inner Harbour while looking at the spectacular Parliament Building and historic Empress Hotel. We will tour through Chinatown and colorful Fisherman's Wharf. See the worlds largest totem pole. Sit back and enjoy a scenic seaside drive to Butchart Gardens and have an opportunity for an amazing 360 mountain top view. Explore enchanting Butchart Gardens at your own pace. You can dine at the Gardens or we can stop for a bite at a local eatery, enjoy a local winery or cidery as we drive through scenic countryside past quaint farms and modern estates. Butchart Gardens Entrance fees not included. Easily purchase tickets at gardens on arrival.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$458.42
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$458.42

3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Butchart Gardens and City Tour covers some of the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Private Butchart Gardens + Gardens at HCP Tour
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Private Butchart Gardens + Gardens at HCP Tour

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Victoria is known as the City of Gardens and on this private tour you'll discover two of the best. We'll start our day at the world-famous Butchart Gardens. As we drive along scenic country roads, learn about the fascinating history of the gardens and the unique vision of Jennie Butchart. An early arrival at the gates means we'll miss the crowds and with 22 ha to explore, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the gardens. These stunning gardens are a National Historic Site and have something to offer in every season, from dazzling displays of spring flowers through to the magical Christmas illuminations. A short drive through beautiful countryside brings us to our second stop: the Gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. This "gardeners' garden" is located in a conservation park and you'll find nature trails, wetlands, and bird watching areas alongside more formal gardens, including Canada's largest Bonsai garden.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.41
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Christmas in Victoria and the Butchart Gardens
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Christmas in Victoria and the Butchart Gardens

Make this Christmas one to remember with this tour to Victoria and Butchart Gardens from downtown Victoria. Travel to Butchart Gardens to explore the holiday-themed lights, including a 12 Days of Christmas display. Mosey on through the neighborhoods of Victoria to see some of the best residential displays in the city, and then end the night with a visit to Inner Harbour to get you in the spirit of Christmas with more views of festive lights.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.28
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Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City with High Tea at Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a two and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees, as well as a classic British Style High Tea with mouth-watering scones, delicious pastries, savory chowder, exquisite tea sandwiches, sumptuous desserts, and a selection of fine teas. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Beautiful Butchart Gardens and City Highlight

Beautiful Butchart Gardens and City Highlight

Most of our tours have a driver and a guide so you get a lot of one-on-one attention. We have set tours but we can create a tour just for your own personal interests.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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Victoria Classic Adventure Course

Victoria Classic Adventure Course

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Suitable for older kids, teens, and families, this high-ropes course lies 25 minutes' drive west of downtown Victoria—offering a world of treetop adventure for visitors aged five and over. Zoom along forest zip lines, tackle aerial obstacles like wobbly bridges and swinging logs, and test your nerve on a range of forest challenges—from six feet (two meters) to 45 feet (14 meters) above the ground.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.69
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$42.69
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Private Butchart Gardens, Music and Wine Sunset Tour

Private Butchart Gardens, Music and Wine Sunset Tour

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Great wine, delicious local food, stunning gardens, and live music = a pretty perfect summer evening! We'll start our tour mid-afternoon with tastings at two wineries. Relax, enjoy the views and then in the early evening we'll head to the Butchart Gardens. You'll have time to explore the grounds before enjoying a picnic dinner on the concert lawn. Concerts feature different artists each evening, from pop, folk and rock to classical, jazz and latin. After the concert, enjoy the night illuminations before a comfortable drive home. Tuesday to Friday during July and August. Please call for availability on other dates.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.02
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What are Butchart Gardens hours of operation?
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Butchart Gardens hours of operation: Varies seasonally. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Butchart Gardens tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Butchart Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 43 Butchart Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Butchart Gardens 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Butchart Gardens costs USD 22.95. Guided Butchart Gardens tours start around USD 22.95 per person. See all 43 Butchart Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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