If you are interested in learning all about the culture and history of Victoria + Vancouver, this tour is for you.
The tour starts with an initial pickup from your Vancouver hotel/Port. We will then depart to the grand BC ferry and relax at the scenic cruise through the Gulf Islands. Once arriving at Victoria, we will go to Butchart garden and spend some time admiring the flower-filled paths, discover the many themed gardens and admire masterful landscaping along the way.
After the garden visit, we will head towards Victoria to see the Craigdarroch Castle. On the car ride you’ll see landmarks like the Legislature Buildings, Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park and more. Once you are at the 'Castle', you will have a guided tour of the Castle explaining its history and its Cultural Significance while looking at the awe-inspiring Gothic architecture.
On our trip back to the ferry we will pass through the scenic marine drive where you can grab some pictures and then ride ferry arriving at Vancouver concluding our wonderful experience.
The Castle was completed in 1890 and is a stately home built by the pioneering couple Joan and Robert Dunsmuir, who at the time of its construction were the wealthiest people in British Columbia. Called a 'castle' due to its imposing exterior, the luxurious interior has been restored to look as though the visitor is a guest of Mrs. Dunsmuir during the 1890s. It features beautiful woodwork, unique Victorian artifacts, and an impressive collection of original stained glass, all within a pleasant walk from downtown Victoria.
People will learn about the deep Victorian Culture and see historical artifacts here.
The Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada, it is 55 acres of a wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island. People will enjoy the various vast flowers and exotic birdlife here.
Overlooking Victoria's majestic Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendor of the Parliament Buildings and learn about British Columbia's Legislative Assembly.
People will observe the historical/political landmarks of British Columbia
See the beauty of the ocean landscape of British Columbia, a great photography spot and relaxing spot.
Flight, Hotel and Cruise Pickup is included
This includes all locations from Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver and Burnaby.
Our Tour guide will contact you before the 24 hours of departure to confirm pick up location and time for day trips. In the case of multi-day trips, we will contact you 48 hours before departure.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. To find our terms and condition policy, click here.
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We just can't express how much we loved the whole trip. Everything was beyond our expectations, from pickup to our welcome at the hotel and our visits. The driver was so kind. All the arrangements were at par. Kudos!
It was a good experience overall. We went to many different locations, the gardens were scenic and the castle was historic and beautiful! The driver took us to a restaurant where we got amazing food too!
I went with my parents and they were delighted as everything was well planned by your team and we did not have to rush for anything, enjoyed our hearts out. Thank you, we look forward to many more such trips.
Great work by your staff and especially the driver who was our guide as well. The history of the castle was fascinating, The grounds are wonderful, the history of the place is closely intertwined with the history of Vancouver Island itself. Well worth a visit.
We came here around Halloween dressed up to have a fun memory during a tough year. We had a blast on our tour, walking around learning more about Victoria and the history of the castle. Beautiful!