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Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Day 1: Vancouver to Victoria
Stop At: Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia This Vancouver to Victoria Overnight Tour Including Butchart Gardens will give you a comprehensive overview of one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. You will be picked you up from your downtown Vancouver hotel by shuttle and taken to the ferry terminal at Tsawwassen where you board a BC Ferry bound for Victoria. As you cruise through the Gulf Islands, keep your eyes open; a variety of whales are known to inhabit these waters, turning your ferry ride into a whale watching excursion! Even without a whale sighting, the scenery throughout the Inside Passage is beautiful. Once in Victoria, you are whisked off to the spectacular Butchart Gardens where 55 acres of pristine gardens allows the visitor to stroll the globe without leaving the premises: amble from the Japanese Garden to the Italian Garden and linger for a while in the lush and colorful Mediterranean Garden. After admiring the flora and foliage, your coach takes you on a brief tour of the city. By 3:30pm, you’ll have been dropped off at the majestic century-old Fairmont Empress, ranked highly by Condé Nast Traveler magazine for several years, with the next 24 hours at your disposal. You can then bake the short walk to downtown Victoria to see the sights.
Duration: 1 day
No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at the Fairmont Empress
Day 2: Victoria at leisure & Return to Vancouver
Stop At: Inner Harbour, Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Day two is independently guided. You’ll have the whole day to enjoy whatever activities you please. Get out and explore the capital city’s many shops, museums and restaurants, and make sure to see famous parliamentary sights, Beacon Hill Park and the Inner Harbor. At 5pm, a bus will provide transfer service from your hotel to the float plane terminal for your scenic flight back to Vancouver. Your 2-day tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel in central Vancouver in the evening. Duration: 10 hours
No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Accommodation included: 1 night
Float plane flight to Vancouver
Selected hotel pick-up and drop-off
1-night stay in Victoria at the Fairmont Empress
Brief guided tour of Victoria by coach
Entry/Admission - Vancouver Downtown
Entry/Admission - Inner Harbour
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Pricing is based on Single/Double occupancy only. If 2 rooms are required, please book this option twice (2 Singles or 2 Doubles).
At the time of booking, please supply gender of all travelers. The flight option of this package requires this information
Confirmation received at time of booking
Please hand in your booking confirmation to your guide at the beginning of the tour
Please dress accordingly to weather as the tour operates rain or shine. Jackets and rain attire recommended during colder months
If booking for more than one person, please make a note in the special requirements section indicating your room type
Max of 25 lbs of luggage allowed per traveler
1.5 hours allowed at Butchart Gardens
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
Harbour Air in Victoria is location steps from the Fairmont Empress. A taxi transfer is not required.