Victoria Butchart Gardens Excursion Reviews

Over a hundred years old, the world famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria have been named a National Historic Site of Canada. These more than fifty beautifully manicured acres attract in excess of one million visitors each year.
seeing as how you are here from 7pm to midnight and its dark its not really an excursion, do not ...
Sail Date: September 2017
seeing as how you are here from 7pm to midnight and its dark its not really an excursion, do not waste your $ on Butchart Gardens,
seeing as how you are here from 7pm to midnight and its dark its not really an excursion, do not waste your $ on Butchart Gardens, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
SO happy to have an excursion!
Sail Date: September 2017
SO happy to have an excursion! Mom surprised and loved every minute! Wish we had more time there...beautiful Port!
SO happy to have an excursion! Mom surprised and loved every minute! Wish we had more time there...beautiful Port! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We enjoyed it!
Sail Date: August 2017
We enjoyed it! The people attending from the local area were a little rude.
We enjoyed it! The people attending from the local area were a little rude. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was definitely a bucket list trip - I loved the gardens and the only thing I would have liked ...
Sail Date: August 2017
This was definitely a bucket list trip - I loved the gardens and the only thing I would have liked different is more time to tour and enjoy the wonderful beauty and creativity. I could have spent 3 hours at Buschart itself, rather than the ... Read More
This was definitely a bucket list trip - I loved the gardens and the only thing I would have liked different is more time to tour and enjoy the wonderful beauty and creativity. I could have spent 3 hours at Buschart itself, rather than the 1 3/4 hours alloted. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the Butchart Gardens tour.
Sail Date: August 2017
Took the Butchart Gardens tour. Lots of flowers (am sure my wife liked a lot to more than me). Stayed at the Fairmont Empress hotel. Garden tour was very nice but traveled over 10 hours too and from Victoria Island in two days. As far ... Read More
Took the Butchart Gardens tour. Lots of flowers (am sure my wife liked a lot to more than me). Stayed at the Fairmont Empress hotel. Garden tour was very nice but traveled over 10 hours too and from Victoria Island in two days. As far as I was concerned not worth it for the short time we were ther. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
John was our guide.
Sail Date: August 2017
John was our guide. Minivan with two couples. He took us to see historical and scenic spots, all around town. John, a native of Victoria, is a biologist by training, and had good knowledge of wildlife and horticulture in the area. He ... Read More
John was our guide. Minivan with two couples. He took us to see historical and scenic spots, all around town. John, a native of Victoria, is a biologist by training, and had good knowledge of wildlife and horticulture in the area. He accompanied us at Butchart Gardens, adding a great educational element to the tour. Five hour tour. Time and money well spent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The Butchart Gardens is a must see.
Sail Date: August 2017
The Butchart Gardens is a must see. It is magnificient and beautiful. The layout makes it easy to see everything. We stayed overnight in the Empress Hotel and had high tea, another must.
The Butchart Gardens is a must see. It is magnificient and beautiful. The layout makes it easy to see everything. We stayed overnight in the Empress Hotel and had high tea, another must. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Butchart Gardens are a must see.
Sail Date: July 2017
The Butchart Gardens are a must see. We also had a brief city tour on the way to the gardens
The Butchart Gardens are a must see. We also had a brief city tour on the way to the gardens Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very beautiful place.
Sail Date: July 2017
Very beautiful place. Not enough time. Felt very rush to walk through it all.
Very beautiful place. Not enough time. Felt very rush to walk through it all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Gardens are beautiful!
Sail Date: July 2017
The Gardens are beautiful! We felt 2 hours was adequate to see the Gardens. Also had High Tea there as well. We were a little rushed to do both.
The Gardens are beautiful! We felt 2 hours was adequate to see the Gardens. Also had High Tea there as well. We were a little rushed to do both. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Booked with a local tour company.
Sail Date: July 2017
Booked with a local tour company. Bus driver was also the tour guide and he did an excellent job keeping everyone entertained on the trip to the gardens. The gardens are spectacular and a definite must for anyone who visits Victoria.
Booked with a local tour company. Bus driver was also the tour guide and he did an excellent job keeping everyone entertained on the trip to the gardens. The gardens are spectacular and a definite must for anyone who visits Victoria. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The flowers were in all their glory!!!
Sail Date: July 2017
The flowers were in all their glory!!!
The flowers were in all their glory!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great worth for money, but not a lot of time spent during excursions.
Sail Date: July 2017
Great worth for money, but not a lot of time spent during excursions.
Great worth for money, but not a lot of time spent during excursions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Traffic sucks, so plan to spend a lot of time sitting on the bus coming and going.
Sail Date: July 2017
Traffic sucks, so plan to spend a lot of time sitting on the bus coming and going. Not nearly enough time to explore the garden (which is amazing).
Traffic sucks, so plan to spend a lot of time sitting on the bus coming and going. Not nearly enough time to explore the garden (which is amazing). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ship arrived in Victoria at about 7 PM and we boarded a bus to the gardens almost immediately.
Sail Date: July 2017
The ship arrived in Victoria at about 7 PM and we boarded a bus to the gardens almost immediately. Got to the gardens about 8 PM - it was a Saturday and the place was very crowded. The gardens are very impressive, especially at dusk and ... Read More
The ship arrived in Victoria at about 7 PM and we boarded a bus to the gardens almost immediately. Got to the gardens about 8 PM - it was a Saturday and the place was very crowded. The gardens are very impressive, especially at dusk and later because they light up the trees and walkways with various colors. And at 10 PM they start the fireworks show on Saturdays in the summertime. 30 minute show, very creative. Tip - everybody in the gardens was there for the fireworks and the hillside where you get the best angle on the fireworks show was very crowded. People bring blankets and just sit on the ground but if you show up five minutes before show time - like we did - you will have a hard time finding a patch of grass with a good view. Get to the fireworks viewing area about 9:30. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful gardens and enjoyed the bus tour of the city to and from the gardens.
Sail Date: July 2017
Beautiful gardens and enjoyed the bus tour of the city to and from the gardens. Gorgeous city.
Beautiful gardens and enjoyed the bus tour of the city to and from the gardens. Gorgeous city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beautiful, lovely, and well thought out!!
Sail Date: July 2017
Beautiful, lovely, and well thought out!! A place etched in my memory!!
Beautiful, lovely, and well thought out!! A place etched in my memory!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the biggest surprise for us.
Sail Date: June 2017
This was the biggest surprise for us. We never expected such a magical experience In the daylight it was Magnificent, but in the dark it was mystical. Please don't miss this. Even if you are tired and want to relax on the ship, ... Read More
This was the biggest surprise for us. We never expected such a magical experience In the daylight it was Magnificent, but in the dark it was mystical. Please don't miss this. Even if you are tired and want to relax on the ship, push yourself to have this once in a life time experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful place with nice restaurants and gift shop.
Sail Date: June 2017
Beautiful place with nice restaurants and gift shop.
Beautiful place with nice restaurants and gift shop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The gardens were beautiful but we arrived almost 8 pm and after an hour, it was dark and you really ...
Sail Date: June 2017
The gardens were beautiful but we arrived almost 8 pm and after an hour, it was dark and you really can't see much in the dark.
The gardens were beautiful but we arrived almost 8 pm and after an hour, it was dark and you really can't see much in the dark. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Ship docked at 6:00pm Once again not enough time to do both an excursion and go into town.
Sail Date: June 2017
Ship docked at 6:00pm Once again not enough time to do both an excursion and go into town. City is several miles from the ship. Tour left at 6:30pm and took 45 minutes each way. Was only given an hour and 45 minutes at the gardens then ... Read More
Ship docked at 6:00pm Once again not enough time to do both an excursion and go into town. City is several miles from the ship. Tour left at 6:30pm and took 45 minutes each way. Was only given an hour and 45 minutes at the gardens then back to the ship after 10:00pm. Pretty much a waste of time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Highlight of Mom's trip since she's a National Garden Club member.
Sail Date: June 2017
Highlight of Mom's trip since she's a National Garden Club member. Spectacular landscape, horticulture and beautiful flowers!!!
Highlight of Mom's trip since she's a National Garden Club member. Spectacular landscape, horticulture and beautiful flowers!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful gardens and needed more time here.
Sail Date: June 2017
Beautiful gardens and needed more time here. We had to visit about 7 pm, not good time for photos - twilight. Too dark for good shots but not dark enough to enjoy lights. I would not think kids would like this one much.
Beautiful gardens and needed more time here. We had to visit about 7 pm, not good time for photos - twilight. Too dark for good shots but not dark enough to enjoy lights. I would not think kids would like this one much. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Butchard Gardens were beautiful.
Sail Date: June 2017
Butchard Gardens were beautiful. Scenic drive enjoyable.
Butchard Gardens were beautiful. Scenic drive enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Had a great tour guide/driver who provided lots of interesting narration on the city.
Sail Date: June 2017
Had a great tour guide/driver who provided lots of interesting narration on the city. Unfortunately, Friday afternoon traffic slowed us down. The gardens were spectacular, but as a photographer I wish it hadn't be such a sunny day.
Had a great tour guide/driver who provided lots of interesting narration on the city. Unfortunately, Friday afternoon traffic slowed us down. The gardens were spectacular, but as a photographer I wish it hadn't be such a sunny day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line