Christmas guided tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens
Activities

Christmas guided tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Take in the British Columbia coastline with a ferry ride to the city of Victoria and watch out for the marine wildlife you may encounter on the way
  • Get into the holiday mood with a Magic of Christmas experience at the Butchart Gardens
  • View the light displays in downtown Victoria as you wander around and take photos of the Christmas adorned Victoria Parliament Building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel
What to expect

View the British Columbia coastline by land and ship, as the tour makes its way to Vancouver Island to visit the city of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. With a short ride to Tsawwassen terminal, take a 90-minute sail through the scenic beauty of the Gulf Islands. Get some fresh air and watch out for marine wildlife from the outdoor ship deck, just make sure to bundle up.

Once you arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island, you'll continue through the countryside to Victoria, the provincial capital city of British Columbia. Here you will be given a short introduction to the area where you will have some free time to explore the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown.

Stroll along the Inner Harbour for ocean views and take photos of the Victoria Parliament Building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel, both decorated for the Christmas season.

Travel to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens and the Magic of Christmas. Wander through a series of themed gardens, to view and experience the Christmas light displays, holiday wreaths, carolers, ice skating and more.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Pick up and drop off
    • Butchart Gardens admission fees
    • Ferry fees
    What's not included
    • Luggage storage (Large bags from C$15 per item and small bags from C$10)
    • Meals
    • Driver gratuities (optional)
    Where
    Meeting point:
    - It is recommended that guests call at least 24 to 72 hours in advance to reconfirm pick-up time and location. - Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver (180 Georgia Street): 9:05 am. - or the Welcome Kiosk (999 Canada Place Way): 9:20 am.
    What to remember
    • Service animals are allowed however their certified paperwork is required. No emotional support animals with no supporting paperwork will be accepted
    • Only foldable wheelchairs are accepted. Scooters or motorized wheelchairs are not permitted as there are no lift buses
    • There are no refunds for no shows, missed departures or unused services
    • Duration of tours may vary due to weather, traffic, road maintenance, and size of the group. Sometimes our tours may run a little longer than displayed due to guest enjoyment
    • You can safely store your baggage with Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing's All-Day Storage Baggage Service, which is only open when cruise ships are in port or guides can accept luggage a limited amount of luggage but this needs be advised in advance if you will be bringing your luggage due to travelling on a one-way tour or being dropped off at Vancouver international airport. (2 pieces maximum per person)
    • This tour offers a drop off service to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) after the tours end. This drop off option must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance. Drop off time is approximately 1 hour after the tour ends. Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing is not responsible for traffic or service delays (such as a ferry). Please plan your flights accordingly
    • Infants under three years old have free admission and require a ticket, please select their free ticket at checkout
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather depending on the season. Check the weather prior to your arrival into Vancouver. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket just in case of inclement weather
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    Provider
    Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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