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.