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Best Vancouver to Victoria Tours: Day Tours & Overnight Tours

Wanna visit Victoria but not keen on a million different reservations? The best Vancouver to Victoria tours will have you covered!

Whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor, these tours offer the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Victoria’s picturesque colonial beauty.

Let’s dive into my list of Vancouver to Victoria tours to see if we can’t find the right one for you.

Vancouver to Victoria Tours

Victoria is an absolute gem of a city that’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Vancouver.

This charming little city is the perfect blend of natural beauty, history, culture, and adventure, all rolled up into one neat little package.

In fact, Conde Nast recently named our scenic island paradise the #2 small city for tourists on earth! Visiting Victoria in summer is a can’t-miss if you’re in the area.

And here’s the kicker – it’s only 76 miles away from Vancouver!

But don’t get too excited just yet. For years, the Gulf of Georgia has thrown a wrench into the plans of many a tourist, making it a real pain in the neck to get there.

That said, with a wide range of Victoria tours from Vancouver available, you can now easily explore this captivating island destination without any hassle.

Let’s take a look at the best Victoria tours from Vancouver.

Tours from Vancouver to Victoria

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

Cost: Starting at CAD $263.93 | Pick Up: Selected Hotels |Time: 13 hours

Let’s cut to the chase here: when it comes to Victoria’s most popular attraction, Butchart Gardens takes the cake. This place is an absolute botanical paradise that draws in over one million visitors a year.

Even better, this nature lover’s paradise is now easily reached via Vancouver via this conveniently packaged tour.

After your downtown Vancouver hotel pick-up, you’ll receive round-trip transportation to BC’s capital, with your Vancouver to Victoria ferry included.

Then comes your visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. This lush botanical garden spans an impressive 55 acres (22 hectares).

You’ll also receive a couple hours to tour Victoria’s Inner Harbour on your own – before boarding your bus to catch the ferry back to Vancouver.



2-Day Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at the Inn at Laurel Point

Cost: Starting at CAD $560.67 | Pick Up: Hotel pickup |Time: 48 hours

Does our first option sound a little rushed? I hear you, but there’s no need to worry. We’ve got just the thing for you – an incredible overnight tour from Vancouver to Victoria, with a stay at a 4-star oceanfront hotel included.

Your adventure begins with a relaxing ferry ride to Vancouver Island, where you’ll be treated to some seriously stunning views. Keep your eyes open for local wildlife; you never know what you’ll see.

Once you arrive in Victoria, get ready to be transported to a botanical paradise as you check out the famous Butchart Gardens. And the best part? Admission is included in the package.

Afterward, it’s time to explore Victoria on a short sightseeing tour (I recommend one of the top Victoria tours if not) before heading to your comfy Inner Harbour hotel with insane water views.

And here’s where things get exciting, my friend – you’ll have a full 24 hours to do whatever your heart desires.

You’ll then be heading back in style via a spellbinding floatplane ride that departs a pitching wedge away from your hotel.




Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

Cost: Starting at CAD $336.24| Pick Up: 1055 Canada Pl. |Time: Approx.12 hours

If you’re anything like me, then you don’t like feeling hemmed in by a rigid pre-packaged tour – no matter the destination. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a Vancouver to Victoria tour package for you.

Sit back, relax, and take in the stunning aerial views as you cross the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island for your self-guided sightseeing excursion of British Columbia’s capital.

You’ll have an entire afternoon to explore Victoria’s quaint Inner Harbour on your own. Hit up a museum, check out a local attraction, or just meander amongst the local patios and cafes of Victoria’s best restaurants.

It’s highly recommended to use this in conjunction with the Victoria hop-on on hop-off bus.

After exploring to your heart’s content, you’ll board a coach to Swartz Bay Terminal for the ferry ride back to Vancouver.




Victoria Harbour and Butchart Gardens One Day Tour from Vancouver

Cost: Starting at CA$219.00| Pick Up: Various |Time: Approx.12 hours

This convenient Vancouver to Victoria tour is offered in both English and Mandarin, making it a great option for visitors from China and Chinese Canadians. It also offers guests a variety of pickup points, including Burnaby, Chinatown, Langara and Richmond.

For this reason, it is a great option for those staying outside the downtown core.

Once you get there, you’ll be checking out some awesome spots like Butchart Gardens, Victoria’s Chinatown, the Inner Harbour, the Legislative Building, and the Empress Hotel.

After all that sightseeing, you’ll head over to Beacon Hill Park and Mile Zero. This will give you a taste of the Victoria area’s stunning natural beauty. And, as the day winds down and the sun sets, you’ll hop back on the BC ferry to head back to Vancouver.



Planning two days in Victoria? Check out my Victoria weekend itinerary.

⛴️ Coming from Vancouver? Read my post on how to get to Victoria from Vancouver

Looking to stay on the island overnight? Check out our list of the best Victoria hotels and Victoria hostels for comfy beds at every price point.

Related: Best Victoria Whale Watching Tours

Ready to Take One of the Best Victoria Tours from Vancouver?

That’s the top Victoria from Vancouver tours done and dusted. That said, maybe you’re looking for something a little different.

Don’t be afraid to write me in the comments below – we answer every question here. Be they about Vancouver to Victoria tours or anything else you may need while visiting our island paradise!

Enjoy your Vancouver to Victoria tour 🙂

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