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Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour

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Victoria, Canada

From $355.85 per group (up to 7)

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
  • Half-day tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens
  • See the historic landmarks of the Victoria Harbor
  • Learn about local history and culture
  • Free time to visit Butchart Gardens
  • Pickup and drop-off at your location in Victoria
  • Private tour ensures personalized service
  • Flat-rate pricing for up to seven people
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Local driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Pickup and drop-off in Victoria
Admissions to Butchart Gardens
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Cruise Port Passenger Pick Up Fee is not included. (Please inquire)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up at the YYJ Victoria International Airport, and the B.C. Ferries as well. There is an additional cost for this service so please inquire for rates.

Airports

  • Victoria Intl Airport, 1640 Electra Blvd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V4 Canada


Ports

  • Victoria Clipper, Coho Ferry, and the Harbor Sea Plane Terminal
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes, 950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
  • Clipper Vacations, 254 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, Canada
  • Cruise ship dock, James Bay, Victoria, BC V8V 1A1, Canada


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • If you have not already specified, you must advise supplier as soon as possible your ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and departure time so that appropriate arrangements can be made
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Surfside Adventure Tours Ltd.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour?
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
See all safety measures taken by Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Our guide gave us 90 minutes to tour the gardens which was adequate on this particular day as the crowds weren't bad." See review

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AMAZING tour of Victoria
jamesdtucker82
, Oct 2019
We had the pleasure of spending our first full day in Victoria with Darwin of Surfside Adventure Tours! He is super knowledgeable and personable and we felt as though we were being shown around town by a relative! He showed us ALL the highlights of this beautiful city and gave us personal insights and recommendations that were on point each time! We feel so grateful that we had him as our tour guide for our memorable trip to this MAGICAL place. We also left something of sentimental value in the van and Darwin went out of his way to bring it back to us the next day which really meant a lot to my grandmother and we are truly thankful. We recommend this tour to anyone coming to the area: Please explore Victoria with Darwin! You will not be disappointed! -J & D Tucker and Family.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi James, It was pleasure to spend a beautiful day showing your wonderful family our beautiful city.. You left me with a wonderful memory, and again I really appreciate your patience and flexibility with your time. Thank you for the kind review, and all the best to your family. Darwin
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To the Gardens and Back
Robert Ralph L
, Sep 2018
Our guide picked us up at pier with a sign to identify herself to our party. She was pleasant and accommodating as possible as our group had some dissent as to where the tour should go. The high light of the tour was visiting Butchart Gardens. Our guide gave us 90 minutes to tour the gardens which was adequate on this particular day as the crowds weren't bad. We enjoyed the drive around Victoria City and the information we received about the various sights.
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Very nice tour, we had a group of 7...
Christine Y
, Aug 2017
Very nice tour, we had a group of 7 with two senior citizens so it was a great alternative to the big bus that picks you up at the hotel. The driver picked us up at the cruise ship terminal, due to weather he gave us about a total of 1 hr 15 min tour of the city half day and half night. Would repeat
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Great private tour! We had a...
Mary Ann S
, Jul 2017
Great private tour! We had a limited amount of time in the city. Our guide gave us a quick, yet comprehensive, overview of the city. We also spent 90 minutes in Butchart Gardens, which was enough to see all the beautiful flowers. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Our tour was terrific! Darwin, our...
Douglas K
, Sep 2016
Our tour was terrific! Darwin, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful through-out. We would highly recommend him to anyone who comes to Victoria!
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This private tour was wonderful. My...
Teresa L
, Dec 2015
This private tour was wonderful. My tour guide, Darwin, was very knowledgeable about the city and the sites and also provided local color, including many ghost stories. I didn't stay at the gardens too long because it was cold, so he took me to the Castle and made sure I got a great value for my tour dollars. I highly recommend this tour.
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