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Butchart Gardens and City Tour

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    Stop At: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8 Canada

    This tour combines the best of both worlds: An overview of the magnificent city of Victoria and a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

    Your tour will take between 3.5-4 Hours and begins with a stunning drive along the scenic route to Butchard gardens, on the way we will show you the Lieutenant Governor's Mansion, Criagdarrow Castle and the best views on the Island on top of Mount Tolmie.

    Then we are off to

    Butchart Gardens what is one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent 55-acre landscape in 1904 from her husband Robert's abandoned limestone quarry. The result was the dramatic Sunken Garden, a reflection of the early 20th century beautification movement and an exceptional achievement in Canadian gardening history. As a reflection of their world travels, the Butcharts also created a Japanese Garden, an Italian Garden, and a Rose Garden. Through successive generations of the Butchart family, The Gardens has retained much of its original design and continues the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays.

    After the visit to the gardens we are commencing our tour of Victoria, a place where the laid-back modernism of the West Coast blends with time-honored British, European, and Asian traditions.Where you will be exploring Chinatown, Government house, Empress Hotel, Inner Harbour and the Old town Bastion Square we will finish off with a look at Fisherman's Wharf.

    You'll have approximately 1.5 hours to spend enjoying the gardens, which are fully lighted for evening viewing.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up passengers any where in Victoria

    Ports
    Ogden point
    Departure Time
    3/30/2019 - 3/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Entry fee to Butchart Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Alex was amazing and the entire day ran very smoothly. The ferry ride was fantastic the gardens breathtaking, Victoria Islam’s is beautiful well worth spending time time. Highly recommend this tour

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    Our guide was Anoushca and she was knowledgeable, kind, and showed us the beauty of Victoria and the Gardens. We learned much about the culture, saw beautiful sights, and were in awe of the Butchart Gardens. Our tour was private (just four of us) and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Anouscha W, Owner at Weston Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

    Thank you Carole it was pleasure meeting you and so delighted you enjoyed your tour.We hope you visit again.

    Reviewed 11 July 2019

    This is THE tour to take in Victoria! Anouscha was an excellent driver, guide and she is the 'duck whisperer'!!! She showed us all over the Victoria area and seeing the Butchart Gardens in the evening was spectacular! We smiled, laughed and had a great...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Jacqueline T
    Anouscha W, Owner at Weston Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

    Thank you Jacqueline it was a pleasure showing you our beautiful city we take great care of showing our guest the best of what Victoria has to offer.We hope you visit again.

    Reviewed 21 May 2019

    Why pay $159 per person for the cruise excursion that packs you in a bus, drives you around the city and gives you maybe an hour at the Gardens when you can hire a private car (Lincoln class) and go wherever you want in the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Anouscha W, General Manager at Weston Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review It was a pleasure showing you are amazing city and we hope you visit again some day. Anouscha

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    Response from Jacqueline T | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, our tickets did include the Butchart Gardens and there were a few local stops along the way
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