Get Inspired / Canada Canada: Victoria Sightseeing & Transfers Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Canada Canada: Victoria Sightseeing & Transfers story by: Inspire Canada & Alaska On the southern tip of Vancouver Island an elegant reminder of the British Empire lives on as the capital of British Columbia. Victoria, with its iconic Provincial Legislature buildings and Empress Hotel, provides a remarkable contrast to the untamed landscapes that surround it. Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea in the Empress’ Tea Lobby and stroll among the immaculate floral displays that make the Butchart Gardens one of the world’s best, while not far off shore pods of Orcas play. The Inner Harbour is the best place to begin enjoying the city’s charms. Once a bustling port of fur traders and dealers in legal opium sales, the old town brings the history of Victoria’s past alive. Uncover more local history at the Royal BC Museum. one of the world's best small museums. BUTCHART GARDENS TOUR Join us aboard an authentic English double decker bus for a narrated tour. Over 50 acres of blossoms and fragrance await you at the enchanting Butchart Gardens. You will stroll through themed gardens linked by spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds. The gardens were established in 1904 and are in the style of the grand estates of the period, retaining the original design and producing outstanding floral displays. DEPARTS: Daily (Feb-Nov) DURATION: 3.5 hours WHALE WATCHING This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of Orcas, Minke Whales, Gray Whales, Porpoises, harbour Seals and other marine wildlife. You choose between a custom-built high speed Zodiac or a covered boat whilst listening to the commentary by a Marine biologist. DEPARTS: Daily (Apr-Oct) DURATION: 3 hours TRANSFER - COACH & FERRY COMBO After pick up from selected Vancouver hotels, you will be transferred by coach 45 mins to the ferry terminal where your coach boards the BC Ferry. You are free to explore the ferry on the 95 minute crossing. Grab a cup of tea and a bite to eat while you relax back and enjoy the view of the gulf islands. Then reboard the coach and transfer into Victoria. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist A once in a lifetime polar bear experience Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 17 hotel hacks for 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.