Butchart Gardens & Wine/Spirits Tour

Tour Price: $420.00 5 hours
for your group up to 6 people

Understand the pricing:
Tour prices are a flat rate for groups 1 – 6 people for Transportation & Guide
Additional costs for some tours will be per/person for tastings fees/ Admission for attractions

ITINERARY

The drive to Butchart is 40 minutes from the city, along the way I’ll give you some fun facts and history of Victoria and Vancouver Island.

A visit to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens is something not to be missed. This 55 Acres, National Historic Treasure of lush greens and colorful Blooms will delight everyone. Explore at your leisure, soaking in the amazing flora and fauna typically takes 1-1. 5 hours on average.
Following the Gardens, you will indulge in the local libations of your choice, crafted Wine, Cider, Gin or maybe other delicious spirits. We will plan this based on your group’s interest and availability. The small estate vineyards/ Orchards are producing award-winning bottles and they offer fantastic views to enhance your island experience.

This is an excellent Tour if you have seen the City Highlights or simply have an interest in a country experience over the hustle and bustle of the city. Participants in wine tasting must be 19 years old and have a photo id.

Flat Tour Price: $420 (for up to 6 people)

Price Per Person: $60/person for Garden Admission + Tasting fees

Tour Duration: 4 – 5 hours

Activity Level: Light

What’s Included: Private transportation & Tour guide, Admission to the Gardens, 2 Tastings locations, Water, shopping bags, Umbrella’s

What’s Not Included: Personal expenses, Lunch, snacks & drinks

Add on Options: Shopping & Lunch at Sidney by the Sea or Ocean Scenic drive & Lunch

Notes: Local Vineyards are open Seasonally April to September. Other options are available year round

TOUR ADD-ONS

There are two options that work perfectly with this tour

Scenic Ocean Drive

Take the Scenic Ocean drive home with a quick stop for shopping and ice cream at the quaint Mattick farm, see the majestic old growth forest of Mount Doug Park and finish with a birds eye view of Victoria. Then oggle at the estates and Mansions along the beautiful Uplands neighborhood and finish with an exploration of stunning Oak Bay Marina. With this add on we will take 1 hour for lunch at a Beach Side restaurant along the way. Lunch expenses are not included or charged as part of your tour.

Duration: 3 hours
Flat Price: $210


Sidney by the Sea

Explore Sidney by the sea for shopping and seaside relaxation. I recommend the following restaurants for lunch, and I will make your reservation for you. Cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.

  • Sea Glass: A charming small restaurant located at the Marina in Sidney. Menu: Soups, Salads & Sandwiches
  • 10 Acres Bistro: Located at the Pier in Sidney. 10 Acres offers a great bistro menu and is the best Farm to Table restaurant in the city.
  • Butchart Gardens: Dine at the former home of the Butchart Family with white tablecloth service and fantastic, elegant menu or Afternoon tea. Also available is a picnic style lunch.

Duration: 2 hours
Flat Price: $210

COVID-19

  • Vehicle is fully sanitized after each tour and your guide is fully vaccinated
  • All passengers must show proof of full vaccination + 1 ID with photo
  • Masks must be worn while travelling in the vehicle and at all designated Tour spots.
  • Physical distancing between guide and guests is encouraged
  • Bring your own water bottle – water refill will be available
  • Sanitizer and masks can be provided if needed
  • If you are feeling unwell – PLEASE – cancel your reservation. You will be given a full refund in the event of sudden illness. And reverselly, if the guide is unwell you will be notified and refunded 100%.

GOOD TO KNOW

Transportation: 2013 Lincoln Navigator (SUV). Capacity 6 passengers – 3 Seats in the rear / Two in the middle / 1 upfront with the driver. 

Easy in/out access, large comfortable seating and excellent viewing windows. Air Conditioned and mobile device charging outlets. The Vehicle is equipped with an Audio system so your Tour Guide dialogue can be heard throughout the vehicle. 

Passenger Transportation Certified / Tour Operator Licensed and Insured

Cancelation: Tours cancelled within 24 hours of the Tour start date will be subject to a $100 non refundable fee plus any applicable pre-purchased tickets & food orders that are not refundable by the vendor. Proof of receipts will be provided with the balance of your refund. If we need to cancel your tour due to illness or other unforeseen issues 100% refund will be issued. 

NOTE: Tours are provided Rain or Shine and weather is not guaranteed. 

Covid Measure in place – All passengers must show proof of full vaccination. Driver is fully vaccinated and the vehicle is sanitized. Masks must be worn in the vehicle and in all indoor spaces, Current BC regulation will be in place. 

Mobility Challenged passengers: Tours can be adjusted to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices. All equipment must be able to collapse and be lifted into the vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with grip bars but is taller than the traditional van and passengers must be able to get in and out of the vehicle with minimal assistance. Passenger capacity will be limited to 4 or 5 depending on the size of the equipment. Please contact me for more information prior to booking a tour if you are unsure. 

Child Car Seats: By BC Law Children under 40 lbs (18kg) are required to be buckled into a full forward-facing car seat. Can be provided – rental fee applies.

Children over 40 lbs and under 4’9″ must use a booster seat. 2 boosters are available for free.

Pick up/ Drop off Locations are available anywhere within the peninsula. This includes: Swartz Bay Ferry terminal,  YYJ Airport, Harbour Air, Helijet, Coho and Clipper terminals and Cruise Ship port (Ogden point). All hotels, Inns, B&B and private accommodations within the Saanich Peninsula. There will be an additional 1 hour charge of $105 for pick ups/drop off  in Langford, Bear Mountain and Villa Eyrie Resort.  

Currency: Acceptable currency is in Canadian or US Dollars. Each shop/restaurant may have their own currency exchange rate. Taxes: Expect to pay an additional 12% tax on purchases and 5% at restaurants and other services. It is customary to tip with a recommended amount of 15-20% in restaurants. 

Weather and what to wear: Check the weather forecast on the day of your tour. Dress in layers, it can be cooler closer to the Ocean and hot at interior locations. Wear Comfortable shoes as some of the “off the beaten path” gems might require a bit of rocky terrain. We will provide umbrellas if you require. 

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