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Craigdarroch Castle and Butchart Garden

Port/City: Victoria, British Columbia

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Sustainable Tours

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s) 15 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*129.00 USD (Adult)
*89.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Craigdarroch Castle and Butchart Garden - VI33

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Indulge in the elegance of the 19th century Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria's famed Butchart Gardens. Your 1-1/2-hour tour of Butchart shows you enchanting gardens spread among lily-padded ponds and expansive lawns. Explore Craigdarroch Castle accompanied by live classical music, while admiring its collection of residential stained and leaded glass, period furnishings, wood paneling and carvings.

This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.


• Butchart Gardens: Explore the growth of the 55-acre gardens that began with a turn-of-the-century effort to beautify a quarry site.
• Craigdarroch Castle: See the beautiful home built by industrialist Robert Dunsmuir in 1890, with antique furnishings and gorgeous glass fixtures.
• Scenic Drive: Travel through farms and rolling landscape on your way to Butchart and Craigdarroch.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards

What to Wear:

• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:

• Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges should not select this tour.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests must be able to manage a gradual uphill walk to the castle.
• There are 89 steps throughout the castle.
• A small flight of stairs leads in and out of the castle with the remainder being internal, leading to the different floor levels.
• Children may participate in a specially designed Garden Discovery at Butchart.
• Selfie-sticks are not permitted for use in the castle.
• No smoking is permitted anywhere on the premises at the Butchart Gardens or at Craigdarroch Castle. Thank you for your cooperation.

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