Waterfront And Legislature

Butchart Gardens Autumn Splendour

Chinatown Entrance, Victoria, BC

Mile 0, Victoria, BC

Legislature, Victoria, BC

Fan Tan Alley, Chinatown, Victoria, BC

Butchart Gardens Sign, BC

Butchart Gardens, BC

Photo Credit: Paul and Anna Labonte

CLOSE TO HOME TOUR SERIES

Victoria “Stay Awhile”

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm

TWO BEAUTIFUL SEASONS TO CHOOSE FROM!  Enjoy the early blossoms in the spring or the splendour of autumn colours in the fall.

 Relax and appreciate the unique charm of Victoria for five nights the Chateau Victoria Hotel, conveniently located near the Inner Harbour in the heart of downtown Victoria.  Suites have a separate sitting area, a wet bar with a microwave and mini-fridge, and a walk-out balcony. An adventure “up island” to the Cowichan Valley features a visit to The Raptors and time to explore picturesque Chemainus.  Highlights include the wonderful Butterfly Gardens and Afternoon High Tea at The Butchart Gardens.

 

  • Guaranteed date
      2024 Departure dates
      9 days | April 20, 2024 | October 13, 2024
      Region:  Canada West
      Motorcoach
      Passport Not Required

       

1

Edmonton to Calgary to Salmon Arm

Your Victoria Getaway begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary meeting additional travel companions enroute.  Sit back, relax, and admire the incredible vistas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  Cross the border into British Columbia and continue to Salmon Arm, the “Gem of the Shuswap,” to overnight at the Comfort Inn.  Located on a hill overlooking Shuswap Lake, your hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere.  This evening features a GET ACQUAINTED PIZZA PARTY.

2

Salmon Arm to Victoria

(5 nights) Witness the dramatic change in the landscape as you motor along the Coquihalla Highway, through Surrey to Tsawwassen.  Board a BC FERRY for a scenic sailing to Vancouver Island.  Continue to the retirement paradise of Victoria for a five-night stay at the Chateau Victoria Hotel.  This lovely property is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, near the Inner Harbour.   One-bedroom suites have separate sitting area and walk-out balcony.  Features wet bar with small fridge, microwave and sink.

3

Victoria

Join us this morning for a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR to familiarize you with the area.  During your stay you will enjoy just the right mix of free time and sightseeing. A free afternoon will allow time to explore some of the many interesting sights that are within walking distance from your hotel, including the Provincial Legislature, Imax Theatre and Royal BC Museum.

4

Victoria

Today, take a panoramic drive “up island”.  Start your day with a visit to THE RAPTORS.  Inspired by birds of prey, the visitor centre offers fascinating and interactive experiences with these incredible birds.  Carry on to the picturesque coastal village of CHEMAINUS.  Discover the famous collection of murals depicting the heritage, history, and nature of the area, wander through quaint shops or find a bite to eat, wrapping up a memorable day.  Return to Victoria for overnight.

5

Victoria

Morning time at the tropical BUTTERFLY GARDENS will have you in the mood for a visit to the famous BUTCHART GARDENS!  This 50-acre garden has been a symbol of Victoria’s beauty for over 100 years.  Begin your afternoon taking in the views of the Butchart family’s private garden as you savour a traditional English AFTERNOON HIGH TEA.

6

Victoria

Spend a FREE DAY on your own in the charming city of Victoria.  Perhaps you will visit the Imax Theatre, experience Chinatown, wander by the harbour, explore the iconic and historic Empress Hotel, or perhaps spend time with friends in the area.  Your Tour Director will help you with sightseeing suggestions for the day.

7

Victoria to Kamloops

Bid farewell to Victoria as you sail across the Strait of Georgia from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen.  Take in the rugged landscape of the FRASER CANYON on your way to Kamloops, located in the sunny southern interior of British Columbia.  Overnight at the centrally located Best Western Plus.

8

Kamloops to Golden

Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you wind your way over the majestic ROGERS PASS.  Continue to Golden for your last evening together at the BW Mountainview Inn.  Share your favourite tour memories tonight with your fellow travellers at a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

9

Golden to Calgary to Edmonton

Travel through the renowned Yoho and Banff National Parks, stopping for lunch enroute.  Leaving the mountains behind, arrive mid-afternoon in Calgary and conclude your journey in Edmonton.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and tax
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Pizza Party
  • Ferry crossings as indicated

 

  • Guided tour of Victoria
  • The Raptor Centre
  • Chemainus
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Afternoon High Tea
  • Free day in Victoria
  • Fraser Canyon
  • Rogers Pass
  • Farewell Dinner
  • 6 Meals Include: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Afternoon High Tea, 2 Dinners.

2024 Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars 

Triple

$1,889.00

GST: $94.45

Twin

$2,079.00

GST: $103.95

Single

$2,889.00

GST:$144.45

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$42.00

I have been content not to be driving in a car and being able to focus on the interesting views from a more elevated point of view than a car.

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Victoria Stay Awhile - October 3, 2020

The Victoria tour we went on in October was a very good time in the season because many tress were in such lovely colours.

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Victoria Stay Awhile - October 3, 2020

The tour was excellent! No worries. Eric was very detailed in his instructions.

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Victoria Stay Awhile - October 3, 2020