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Ferry passage between Victoria and Vancouver
Victoria Inner Harbor and waterfront from the water
Ogden Point breakwater in Victoria
Colorful Butchart Gardens
Bright leaves on Japanese maples in Butchart Gardens
Japanese maples in bloom at Butchart Gardens
Victoria's inner harbor at night
Historic Craigdarroch Castle illuminated at night in downtown Victoria
Guests walking bicycles on the waterfront
Delicious wine and dinner


Enjoy two nights in delightful Victoria—British Columbia’s picture-perfect capital. This colorful pedestrian-friendly city is an ideal spot for whale watching, biking, shopping and sampling from the wide variety of cafés and restaurants that line bustling Government Street.


Day 7: Vancouver | Victoria
This morning take an included transfer to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Aboard a BC Ferry cruise the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver to Victoria—a passage providing unlimited scenery with a likelihood of spotting various marine wildlife.

Arriving to Victoria explore world-famous Butchart Gardens—a national historic site of Canada replete with lush greens and colorful blooms. Blossoming for more than 100 years, it offers 55 acres of gardens with 900 bedding plant varieties, 26 greenhouses and 50 full-time gardeners who create a wonderland of beauty everywhere you look. 

Afterward stop for lunch on your own before joining a local guide for a panoramic tour of Victoria through Chinatown, past the Parliament buildings, along Dallas Road and through Beacon Hill.

The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. Explore some of Victoria's most beautiful downtown sites, including: Christ Church Cathedral, with its gothic stone architecture, magnificent stained glass windows and Helmuth Wolff organ; Craigdarroch Castle, a stunning Victorian mansion; Bastion Square, site of the original Fort Victoria, with its spectacular views of the local harbor; or the renowned Royal British Columbia.
Overnight: Fairmont Empress

Day 8: Victoria
Today features additional opportunities to explore more of this charming city. Enjoy a walking tour of the downtown to appreciate its history and culture or a whale-watching cruise to see the wildlife-filled waters off the coast. Take time for a carriage ride, English-style high tea, or a stroll through some of Beacon Hill Park's 200 acres. There is an endless array of ways to fill your day. You may even choose to end the day with a renowned haunted Victoria tour or a visit to one of the many craft breweries in town. Your hotel concierge can help set up a day perfect for you.
Overnight: Fairmont Empress (B)

Day 9: Victoria | Depart for U.S.
After breakfast guests departing during the suggested times take a complimentary transfer to Victoria International Airport for flights home. (B)

B = Breakfast

Post-tour space is limited. We recommend reserving early for best availability.

This post-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Travel Director. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide.

(Itinerary subject to change.)

Activity Level


It is our expectation that guests on this program are able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, get in and out of a motor coach, and walk up a flight of stairs without assistance.


Fairmont Empress

Welcome to Canada's "Castle on the Coast!" Located on Victoria's Inner Harbour, this luxury hotel offers unparalleled hospitality and comfort. The Fairmont Empress has been named a Condé Nast Readers' Choice and Gold List hotel and honored by Travel+Leisure as a top Canadian hotel. Also a National Historic Site, the Empress is an alluring blend of classic and contemporary; of vintage and cutting-edge. Guests can enjoy the various on-site amenities, including a full spa, fully equipped gym, and indoor heated pool. Or perhaps experience Tea at the Empress—a daily tradition since 1908.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, cable TV, high-speed internet and Wi-Fi (additional fee), coffee and tea maker, bathrobes, safe, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.

Fairmont Empress exterior
Fairmont Empress lobby
Fairmont Empress standard guest room
Fairmont Empress outdoor veranda
Fairmont Empress indoor pool
Fairmont Empress fitness center
(Accommodations subject to change.)

Post-Tour Rate***

Double: $1,399
Single: $1,799

Post-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.

What's Included

  • A 1.5 hour ferry cruise from Vancouver to Victoria across the Strait of Georgia
  • 2 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Empress (or similar) with breakfast each morning
  • Guided panoramic city tour
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Gratuities to local guide
  • Airport transfer for guests departing during the suggested times