Known as “The Garden City”, Victoria’s climate is perfect for a wide variety of gardening, and there are countless impressive gardens throughout the city and surrounding area representing a wide range of styles.
The annual flower count in the spring can be up to 8.5 billion blooms, and so the towns in the Greater Victoria area count their flower blooms in a friendly competition, in order to be the ”Bloomingest Community”. One of the city’s most recognizable trademarks is its hanging baskets. Each spring more than 1600 flower baskets hang from lamp posts in a medley of color. This tour is designed for the garden enthusiast to view the beautiful homes and unique gardens of Southern Vancouver Island, all in full bloom!
Our hotel in Victoria will be the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites. This superior Canada Select 4-star, AAA 3-Diamond hotel is located one block from the Inner Harbour and within easy walking distance to the Legislative buildings and downtown. The hotel has an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and exercise room. There is also an onsite restaurant and lounge, gift shop, guest laundry facilities, billiards and games room, free WiFi, as well as a free shuttle service that runs from the hotel to the downtown core for the exclusive convenience of hotel guests.
All hotel rooms have flat screen TVs, quality robes, electronic safe, iron and ironing boards and complimentary newspaper.
Three types of rooms are offered:
The Standard Room has two double beds, microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, kettle, dishes and utensils.
The Studio Suite - ideal for couples or singles, has a comfortable seating area, fully equipped kitchen, dining table and chairs. The bedroom with a queen size bed is set apart with a partition wall.
The One Bedroom Suite has a separate bedroom (2 twins or 1 king bed) and living room. Your home away from home experience is complimented by a full kitchen and dining room.
*** Those participating in this tour must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.