Two Nights in Victoriawith Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens

This add-on can be included on any Canada Rail Vacations tour package starting or ending in Vancouver.

Complete your full Canadian West Coast experience with a side trip to British Columbia’s capital. When adding this two-night itinerary to your tour package, our team of Vacation Planners will customize the add-on to fit your schedule. For those who wish to start their vacation with a stay in Victoria before heading to Vancouver, the itinerary will look a little different than for those who wish to end their vacation with a trip to Victoria, but the highlights of this package will remain the same!

The highlights of this Add-on include exploring the world-famous Butchart Gardens and setting out to sea in search of whales and other marine wildlife.

Tour from Vancouver to Victoria

Explore the Capital of British Columbia

Sunset in downtown Victoria, British Collumbia

Touring Around Victoria, BC

No matter if you are planning to start your trip in Victoria, or end here, you’ll have some free time to explore the capital of British Columbia. Go for a stroll from your downtown hotel and take in the calm and quaint atmosphere typical of Vancouver Island.

The streets here are charming, full of color, and home to the freshest seafood in Western Canada. You might like to visit Fisherman’s Wharf, which is a short walk from downtown and gives you the chance to spot wildlife and take some pictures of adorable floating homes that line the waters, visit the National Historic Site of Chinatown, one of the oldest in North America, or visit Craigdarroch Castle for a definitively Victorian experience. As a part of this package, you’ll spend two nights at a downtown Victoria hotel.

For transportation between Vancouver and Victoria, you’ll board a ferry and relax to the gentle sway and sound of the ocean. You’ll be able to see the Gulf Islands, mountain vistas, and sea life all from the outdoor deck. From here you will connect with the rest of your Canada Rail Vacations itinerary.

Tour The Butchart Gardens

A trip to Victoria isn’t complete without a stop at the world-famous Butchart Gardens. These gardens are one of the most spectacular floral displays in the world and are home to hundreds of thousands of flowers. There are many different gardens to stroll through including; the Sunken Garden, Japanese Garden, and Mediterranean Garden to name a few. This is one of the most beloved tourist attractions in Canada and is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. With shuttle transfers leaving the gardens multiple times per day, you can spend as much time strolling these gardens as you please.

Welcome to Butchart Gardens

Breaching orca sighting from your luxury vessel

Victoria Whale Watching Tour

Embark on a 3.5-hour whale-watching tour on the Salish Sea where you’ll search for orcas, minke whales, grey whales, seals, and other marine wildlife. You’ll be aboard a custom, sturdy catamaran boat with both open-air and indoor seating which will be a safe, yet exhilarating experience. Your team of onboard hosts will include a certified marine biologist which will provide an educational experience.

*This is a sample itinerary and will be modified to fit your travel plans when you receive your itinerary and quote

Whats Included In This Add-On:

2024 Victoria Add-On Pricing

November to April

Double Occupancy
$920per person
  • + $260 Superior Hotel Upgrade
  • + $442 Deluxe Hotel Upgrade
  • + $649 Premium Hotel Upgrade

May and October

Double Occupancy
$1043per person
  • + $251 Superior Hotel Upgrade
  • + $456 Deluxe Hotel Upgrade
  • + $700 Premium Hotel Upgrade

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional sales tax. Children are subject to standard pricing.
Prices are an estimate and may vary slightly from departure to departure. Please contact us for an exact quote and availability.

What's Included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • Hop On Hop Off Victoria city tour including Butchart Gardens
  • Whale watching tour in Victoria
  • Coach and ferry transfer to/from Vancouver (one direction)
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation to/from Victoria airport to Victoria hotel (available, please ask for details)
  • Transportation to/from Victoria to Vancouver Airport (available, please ask for details)
  • Meals
  • Gratuities for hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian 5% sales tax

2024 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

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Pricing Details:

  • Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. For single and triple sharing, please request a quote.
  • Upgrades to Premium hotel rooms (5 stars) are available. Please request a quote.

Approximate Exchange Rates:

$1.00 CAD =

$0.73 USD

€0.68 EUR

£0.58 GBP

$1.09 AUD