English Tea at Butchart Gardens
YYJ-340 | Victoria, British Columbia |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Butchart Gardens
- Tea Service
You will see:
Approx. 4 hours
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.
This tour is available to Star Princess passengers only, except for a few voyages of Coral Princess (6413N), Crown Princess (3415N & 3434), Golden Princess (5432), Grand Princess (A433) and Island Princess (2411N & 2430). 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.
12 years & under only