Victoria Shore Excursions

A bit of Old England in the natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest! Victoria’s history and many of the city’s beautiful character buildings, such as the Parliament buildings and the beloved Empress Hotel make it one of the most romantic destinations in the province. Some date as far back as the early years of 1843, where the city was established as a British fur trading post. The British colonial influence is still very evident, but with West Coast flavor.

Whale Watching Zodiac Tour (3.5-hours)

The waters near Victoria are home to more than 75 orcas (killer whales) in three major “families” known as J, K, and L pods. These are some of the most studied whales in the world—each has been named, and can be identified by the shape and markings on its large dorsal fin. On this tour, which will see you spend approximately three hours on the water, you will suit up in waterproof slickers and travel by Zodiac to view these magnificent creatures as they swim and feed near the boat. You will have a chart to allow you to identify by name the specific whales you are viewing. Seeing these magnificent marine mammals up close and personal is an experience you will never forget!

To enquire about pricing or learn more about this experience please contact one of our travel planners.


Victoria & Butchart Gardens Sightseeing (5-hours)

This sightseeing tour of the “City of Blooms” begins with a pick-up from your cruise ship in Victoria. You will be met by your guide and driver and enjoy a privately guided tour through the city center. Cruise around the harbor and along Government Street, dotted with independent boutique and gift shops. After leaving downtown, you’ll travel 30-minutes to the 50-acre horticultural showplace that is Butchart Gardens. Stroll through the Sunken Garden, the English Rose Garden, and the Japanese and Italian Gardens. On your return to your cruise ship, your route may include some or all of the following: the scenic Dallas Road drive and several points of interest, including Mount Tolmie, Beacon Hill Park, Government House, Mile 0, and the Legislative Buildings.

Includes: Roundtrip transfers in Victoria, vehicle, driver, and guide for 5-hour tour of Victoria, Butchart Gardens admission, and driver and guide gratuities.

Note: Butchart Gardens is self guided; your guide will join you inside the gardens but is unable to provide a guided tour.

To enquire about pricing or learn more about this experience please contact one of our travel planners.


Day Tour to Victoria by Floatplane & Private Vehicle (9-hours)

This sightseeing tour of the “City of Blooms” begins with a private transfer from your hotel to the Vancouver floatplane terminal for your scheduled floatplane ride to downtown Victoria—a 35-minute flight that will see you soar over Stanley Park and the Gulf Islands. In Victoria, you will be met by your guide and driver and enjoy a privately guided tour through the city center. Cruise around the harbor and along Government Street, dotted with independent boutique and gift shops. After leaving downtown, you’ll travel 30-minutes to the 50-acre horticultural showplace that is Butchart Gardens. Stroll through the Sunken Garden, the English Rose Garden, and the Japanese and Italian Gardens. On your return to downtown Victoria, your route may include some or all of the following: the scenic Dallas Road drive and several points of interest, including Mount Tolmie, Beacon Hill Park, Government House, Mile 0, and the Legislative Buildings. Upon the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at the Fairmont Empress to enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Tea Lobby—a tradition since 1908—before making your way back to the seaplane terminal for your return flight to Vancouver. There, you will be transferred by private vehicle back to your hotel.

Includes: Roundtrip transfers in Vancouver, roundtrip scheduled floatplane flights, vehicle, driver, and guide for 5-hour tour of Victoria, Butchart Gardens admission, Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress, and driver, guide, and tea gratuities.

Note: Butchart Gardens is self guided; your guide will join you inside the gardens but is unable to provide a guided tour.

To enquire about pricing or learn more about this experience please contact one of our travel planners.

the route

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The Itinerary

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