Victoria Day Trip From Seattle With Butchart Gardens
Experience Victoria’s world-class Butchart Gardens and other city highlights on this full-day tour from Seattle. Take a relaxing, scenic ferry ride through Puget Sound to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and one of Canada’s most charming cities. You’ll have time to explore the gorgeous Butchart Gardens and to visit some of the city’s best sites on your own before taking the ferry back to Seattle.
Your day trip starts with a speedy ferry ride. As you travel across Puget Sound to Vancouver Island, keep a keen eye out for towering, snowcapped Mt Olympia and for killer whales breaching the waters. The journey is an adventure in itself.
Upon arriving in the charming city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, you’ll board a deluxe motor coach to begin the land portion of your tour. After a brief drive, you’ll arrive at the famous Butchart Gardens.
You’ll have approximately 2 hours to explore the many wonders strewn across 55 acres (22 hectares) of lush world-class gardens. Stroll among the annuals and verdant walls of the Sunken Garden, linger under the arches of the romantic Rose Garden and contemplate the meaning of Zen as you walk beneath the fiery maple trees in the Japanese Garden. Stop to smell the perennials, admire the magnolias and photograph the chrysanthemums, depending on the season. Whatever path you choose, you can’t go wrong.
Then reboard the bus and head back to Victoria to explore the city on your own for the rest of the day. Come evening, you’ll get back on the ferry and enjoy a relaxing cruise back to Seattle in time for a late dinner.
Please note: A US passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license or enhanced ID card (EDL/ID) is required to cross the US/Canadian border. If you are not a United States or Canadian born citizen you will be required to have a passport and possibly a visa.