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Victoria, Canada-port

Victoria is a picture-perfect city exuding old-world charm, with fragrant and colorful flowers everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson’s Bay Company, it was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was made a British colony. In 1868, Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia. Although it is a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure crafts, ferries, and floatplanes.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Butchart Gardens Floral Adventure
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Grand Victoria & High Tea At Empress Hotel
    Seated Tour
  • Horse-Drawn Trolley
    Seated Tour
  • Orca Whale Watching
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Scenic Victoria City Tour
    Seated Tour
  • Victoria Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Victoria With Craigdarroch Castle
    Light Activity /Walking

Butchart Gardens Floral Adventure

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Tour Code: YYJ-001

This tour takes you to wonderful Butchart Gardens, a true visual delight. In 1904, Jennie Butchart moved to her new home on Vancouver Island and began the transformation of her husband's limestone quarry into the world renowned Butchart Gardens. This botanical masterpiece changes frequently as the Gardens staff continually alters the grounds with the seasons. As you wander the Gardens on this self-guided tour, you'll delight in the sounds and smells of one of the Premier Botanical Gardens in the world.

Join the ranks of worldwide travelers that have journeyed far and near to explore this home of uninterrupted blooms from March through October. Delight in the Village atmosphere of Waterwheel Square, as you make your way towards the Italian Garden located at the mansion that was home to the Butchart family.

From this point you can head towards the serenity of the Japanese Garden or try to envision the Sunken Garden as the limestone quarry it originated as.

Visiting the Butchart Gardens is a must when visiting Victoria. You will want to be sure and visit their seed shop and wonderful gift shop before re-boarding your coach for the return to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to both make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.