The Best Of Victoria Tour

Visit all of Victoria’s “Must See” attractions and sites in one fully narrated tour. Highlights include stops at the start of the Trans-Canada Highway, Craigdarroch Castle, Mt. Tolmie lookout, The Butchart Gardens including a picnic style lunch to enjoy in the Gardens, and your choice of a behind the scenes look at Butterfly Gardens’ tropical indoor jungle or wine tasting at Church & State Winery (19+). Also visit Sidney by the Sea, to explore this quaint seaside town’s unique shops, bookstores, waterfront pier & walkways.

About This Activity


June 1-September 30, 2017


7.5 hours

What's Included

  • Narrated Victoria city and surrounding areas tour
  • “Tea on the Knee” lunch at The Butchart Gardens
  • All admissions
  • All applicable taxes

More to Know

9:00 – Depart Fairmont Empress Hotel
9:00-9:40 – Chinatown, Mile 0 (10 minute stop), Beacon Hill Park, Cook Street Village
9:40-10:40 – Tour Craigdarroch Castle
10:55-11:05 – Mt. Tolmie
11:05-12:00 – Tour through Oak Bay and Saanich en route to The Butchart Gardens
12:00-1:45 – The Butchart Gardens (including Tea on the Knee lunch)
1:50 – Your choice of behind the scenes look at Butterfly Gardens or wine tasting at Church & State Winery (includes 4 wines, must be 19+ to sample)
2:40 – Depart from winery and Butterfly Gardens
2:50-3:55 – Free time to explore Sidney
3:55-4:30 – Return to downtown Victoria

Schedule subject to change and may be adjusted.

Tea on the Knee
Enjoy savory tea sandwiches, house-made sweets and a beverage outside in the garden (or in a dry location in the case of bad weather).


Picks up at Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government Street, Victoria


Not recommended for children under 5
Due to tour length, must be booked as part of an overnight package
Food allergies and vegetarian options can be accommodated with 48 hours advance notice


Pricing in USD and may vary based on actual travel dates

Subject to change