Victoria and the Butchart Gardens Tour

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Victoria and the Butchart Gardens Tour

Highlights / General details
Located on Vancouver Island, this full-day, narrated tour allows you to enjoy both the journey and the destination. Begin and end your day with a cruise between the mainland and Vancouver Island, past the scattering of picturesque Gulf Islands and on to Victoria. Rich with art, history and architecture there is plenty to see and do in Victoria. Its mild climate, where flowers are in bloom year round, helped to earn its moniker “The Garden City”. Visit the world-renowned Butchart Gardens and discover its numerous statues, fountains and themed garden displays. Conclude your day of exploration with a return ferry sailing to Vancouver.

Points of Interest:
BC Ferries - Round trip cruise through the between beautiful Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island (admission included).
Butchart Gardens - A visit to the world famous gardens, the Sunken Gardens may just take your breath away (admission included).
Downtown Victoria - Free time is provided to explore our beautiful capital city.
The Fairmont Empress Hotel - This National Historic Site of Canada opened its doors in 1908.
British Columbia Parliament Buildings - This is home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia built in 1898.
Chinatown in Victoria - Canada's oldest Chinatown.

Inclusion
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels only); Entrance fees to BC Ferries return and Butchart Gardens.

Exclusion
Food and beverages; Gratuity.

Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 9:00am March 11 – April 30, 7:00am May 1–31, 8:00am June–September 22, (Except June 3, 10, 17, September 9 & 16 will be 7:00am), 9:00am September 23 – November 3, 9:00am March 10 – April 30, 2019.
Please be ready 15 minutes prior the pickup schedule time.
*Tour does not operate from November 4 to March 9.

Duration
Approximately 13.5 hours.

Location
Please be ready at the lobby of your hotel.

Additional Information
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes recommended.
An earlier free shuttle to Butchart Gardens, provided by the tour guide, is available (May 1-Oct 1) for those wanting less time in the city and more time in the Gardens. Tour departure and arrival times are contingent on BC Ferries schedule and are subject to change.

Participant restrictions
Guests must be comfortable taking at least three steps to enter and exit each of our vehicles.

Policies
Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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