Best of Victoria: Butchart & Butterfly Gardens

4 hours | Victoria | Y Y J - 3 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Butchart Gardens
  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

A fully narrated motorcoach drive through the charming city of Victoria, soon gives way to the lovely Saanich Peninsula and the celebrated Butchart Gardens. A spectacular 55-acre wonderland of flowers, rare trees, winding paths and cascading fountains greets you at this magnificently landscaped setting.

Your independent, self-guided 1.5-hour tour will include such highlights as the Italian, Japanese, and Rose gardens all linked by spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds. You won't want to miss the "Sunken Garden," once an abandoned limestone quarry dramatically transformed into a landscaped wonder in the early 20th century. 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 cool gelato and relax on the lawn before returning to your coach to visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

Wander among a multitude of butterflies in this 12,000-square-foot garden resplendent with lush foliage and waterways. Elegant pink flamingo and tropical birds call it home and fish splash happily in the ponds. Over 30 species of butterflies, each more vibrant and colorful than the next, fly freely. Get your camera ready and capture the beauty of the surroundings and your delicate, new friends.

A scenic drive back to port completes this memorable day.

Special Notes:

This tour is usually conducted in the evening and sunlight/visibility will be limited; however, portions of the garden are illuminated with subtle lighting displays. For daytime calls this tour will operate in full natural light, so nighttime illuminations are not necessary. A fireworks show is included at Butchart Gardens every Saturday evening from July 8 to September 2. Due to limited daylight hours in early May and mid-September, this tour may not be offered.

Provided: Butchart Gardens map

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

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Butchart Gardens

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Butchart Gardens

Time at site:
01:45
Free time at site:
105
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1750
Steps:
40
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour to Butterfly Gardens

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Butterfly Gardens

Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
800
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes