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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
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icon3 to 5 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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.
  • Explore the famous Butchart Gardens at your leisure
  • Stroll through the diverse landscapes and beautifully designed floral displays
  • Includes shuttle service from downtown Victoria with a choice of departures and return times throughout the day
  • Don't miss the evening illuminations and fireworks in the summer months
  • Take the Holiday Lights tour for some seasonal cheer
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Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria , 721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada

Please proceed to the Sightseeing Victoria Kiosk, on the sidewalk in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your tour start time.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Butchart Gardens offers wheelchair hire for a fully refundable $10 deposit. If a passenger is in their own collapsible wheelchair, but not completely confined to it and are able to board the bus unassisted, the chair can be stored as luggage. If a passenger is confined to a wheelchair, please advise at time of booking and wheelchair access will be requested.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CVS Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Go early in the day however, as it becomes very crowded." See review
  • "Make sure you see the Empress Hotel while your there." See review

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star-5
Ripped off by Viator!!!
Mike_D
, Aug 2022
We loved the gardens but can’t understand why we paid $138 for two tickets when it only cost $38 for one!!!!?????
star-5
Absolutely beautiful,...
Michelle_C
, Jul 2022
Absolutely beautiful, July the rose garden is in full bloom. Our bus driver was also wonderful, he was super knowledgeable about Victoria and funny!
star-5
Unfortunately we were...
Michael_N
, Jun 2022
Unfortunately we were unable to complete our excursion to the Bouchard gardens are ship arrived late and then the border patrol or health department would not let us off on time so we were an hour and a half late getting off the ship so we missed our excursion altogether but we would certainly use you again you were always so helpful thank you so
star-3
Ridiculously complicated...
Linda_S
, Jun 2022
Ridiculously complicated ticketing system. Better healthier food selection Gardens are beautifully maintained.
star-5
Gorgeous!
pierre_j
, Jun 2022
The Japanese garden was just amazing ! Everything was just fine except that the bus drivers seem to think that there are only Americans in the bus ….We are from Québec city !
star-5
Breathtaking
grove969
, May 2022
Absolutely beautiful. Majestic. Words can’t describe the experience. Can’t be missed. Our tour bus driver was friendly and knowledgeable.
star-5
Recommend Butchart Gardens
Jocelyn_R
, May 2022
It was so easy! Comfortable coach to take us to the Gardens. The driver, Derek, was very knowledgeable and funny. It made the ride go by so quickly. The gardens were beautiful! I would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you Viatour for a great experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Visiting Butchart Gardens...
bashutski
, May 2022
Visiting Butchart Gardens was very enjoyable; seeing all the beautiful flowers and greenery. When visiting Victoria this is a must see.
star-5
Sensory Explosion
dianeltyler
, Apr 2022
Our second visit to Butchart Gardens. Last time was The Fall season. The Spring colors were exquisite, and the fragrance was wonderful. Next visit will be the Christmas holidays or Summer. ♥️ This place❣️
star-4
Beautiful gardens, bad logistics
Stephanie_L
, Apr 2022
I would highly recommend a trip to Butchart Gardens- it’s well manicured and beautiful in any season. The bus tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. CVS tours bus was clean, convenient, and comfortable. However the reason for my deduction of 1 star is the lack of communication about when to arrive and the lack of organization upon boarding. No where do they tell you to arrive before your tour time of 11:30. I arrived 15 minutes prior to when the tour was expected to take off and found a massive line where I had to exchange my viator ticket for a cvs ticket- but no one knew what was happening and there was a lot of confusion. A few guest started screaming at each other because they were trying to cut since there was no clear line and everyone was worried the bus would take off without them. The ticket exchange was a long process for each customer, so we didn’t end up leaving until nearly 12 pm, which meant everyone had about 30 minutes less time at the gardens. When leaving the gardens, it also wasn’t clear when to arrive back to the bus. We waited for a while for remaining passengers but ended up having to leave 7 people behind at the gardens because we couldn’t wait anymore. The logistics of CVS needs to be sorted out for better communication for passengers.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
All of the Gardens are...
Sharon_M
, Oct 2021
All of the Gardens are beautiful So green. Well kept and gorgeous. I highly recommend going. It was a sunny nice day.
star-5
Great experience!
Ivette_R
, Sep 2021
The tour was very lovely. Nice driver and tour guide, who gave us great insights of Victoria on our way to the attraction and back. They give you more than enough time to enjoy all the gardens and enjoy them. It's totally worth visiting. Great value for the money!
star-5
Butchart Gardens Tour
Terri M
, Nov 2019
Convenient and pleasurable way to get to the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Bus was close to ferry dock and driver was informative and personable.
star-5
Wonderful place and day
Roberto_P
, Oct 2019
Was a great day for us...first the bus that took us to the Buther garden...and the garden is something unique...so beautiful...the flowers..the trees the different gardens...a must...♡♡♡
star-5
Lovely Fall Colors!
Susan_S
, Oct 2019
We walked through the gardens and gift shop for 2 1/4 hours. Lovely day! I visited in the summertime and enjoyed this fall visit just as much! Thank you!
star-5
Pleasant trip and beautiful gardens
Barbara G
, Sep 2019
We arrived early and were able to fit onto an earlier bus and the change was handled easily and with a smile. Our driver was Adrian and he was informative with just the right amount of humor. The gardens were beautiful and when a quick shower went over us, umbrellas were available to use and drop off. We spent 3 hours there and loved every minute. It was September but the amount of blooms was phenomenal, including roses and begonias and dahlias. Gorgeous.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful gardens
William_P
, Aug 2019
The most beautiful flower gardens! Pictures and reviews can’t do enough justice! An absolutely stunning array of flowers and gardens. You cannot visit Victoria BC without a visit!
star-5
Beautiful Butchart
Kathryn_S
, Aug 2019
Enjoyed it immensely in perfect weather, stunning floral displays. One of the best shops I have seen in my travels, huge variety of goods.
star-4
Beautiful Gardens....relaxing experience
Lisa_L
, Aug 2019
The gardens were great. Our tour guide on the bus to and from the gardens needs to find a different career.
star-5
Transportation to meet tour
Kathy_H
, Aug 2019
Actual gardens was amazing but tour was inconvenient in terms of transportation from and to the cruise ship and timing was not well coordinated with our timing. We had to leave before the fireworks in order to get back in time. We also had to pay for a taxi to get us back to the ship on time. We will stick with excisions provided by our cruise line in the future.

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