English Tea at Butchart Gardens

YYJ-340 | Victoria, British Columbia | See Special Notes

from $109.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens
  • Tea Service
You will see:

Accessibility for people with disabilities Easy Includes snack Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Tour Overview

Your fully narrated motorcoach drive through the charming city of Victoria gives way to the lovely Saanich Peninsula and the celebrated Butchart Gardens. A National Heritage Park, this veritable Eden celebrates over 100 years in bloom. Guide maps in multiple languages direct you on a self-guided tour through the themed gardens and winding paths that make up this jewel of Vancouver Island.

Your independent 1-hour tour includes such highlights as the Italian, Japanese and Rose gardens, linked by rolling lawns and lily ponds. The "Sunken Garden," often a favorite, was once an abandoned limestone quarry now transformed into a landscaped wonder. Independently, you may take a ride on the Rose Carousel, a menagerie of wild animals selected by the Garden's owners and handcrafted by skilled artisans. If you wish, enjoy a gelato and relax on the lawn before continuing on to one of the garden's premier attractions, a classic afternoon tea service.

A welcomed respite in your day, traditional Afternoon Tea is served in the historical surroundings of the Butchart family residence. Fresh, locally grown food is elegantly served in the main restaurant, which overlooks the Private Garden. Warm delicacies, savory tea sandwiches and homemade sweets accompany traditional English teas.

On completion of your refreshment, walk back through the gardens to your waiting motorcoach for a scenic drive back to port.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour to Butchart Gardens

Details:
Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Total number of steps:4 Notes

on/off bus

Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit Butchart Gardens

Details:
Time at site:01:30 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):1750
Total number of steps:40
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):90 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:CAD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Enjoy tea at Butchart Gardens

Details:
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Total number of steps:6
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Currency accepted:CAD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Details:
Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Total number of steps:4 Notes

on/off bus

Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

This tour is available to Golden Princess passengers only, except for a few voyages of Coral Princess (6512 & 6533), Crown Princess (3524N), Grand Princess (A510) and Star Princess (9536).

Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs.

Provided: Butchart Gardens map

Snack: Selection of fine teas, pastries and finger sandwiches

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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