I Love Victoria and I know you will fall in love with it too!
NOTE: If you are looking for a tour during the winter months - please message me directly!
Victoria, BC is a unique and charming city chock full of little hidden gems. It is my home and I enthusiastically share its treasures with all of my guests. I have a strong enthusiasm for supporting Local Artists and Small Locally owned shops. When I travel, I Love to bring home treasures that are unique to my experiences there. So, I have developed some special Tours with a mix of Traditional Sightseeing with Local shopping. I have partnered with over 40 Local shops that are unique to Victoria, Vancouver Island and Canada and they all offer you, as my guest special incentives. NOTE: There are NO "Kickbacks" from any of the shops we visit, my only incentive is to provide you with the best shopping experience.
As Victoria's MBassador (yes, MBassador) for one of Canada's top Luxury destination clubs I have provided Concierge services and assisted in trip planning for its members for the last 13 years. So, it was a natural fit for me to expand into Tourism and help YOU plan your Travel time.
I've lived in several cities across Canada and North America and have been incredibly fortunate to have travelled to over 20 countries. Isn't Traveling great? Of course, you know it is that's why you're here - reading this!! When I travel, the best information comes from the people who live there and so hiring a Private guide is always something I do at least once each trip.
In my free time, I like to EAT - a lot!! But I do spend a lot of time on my e-Bike, so I justify that.
I am active in the community, am a member of several organizations like Tourism Victoria and the Chamber and Love to network - is that nerdy? Other things I like…. TV, Movies, Live theatre, My daughter's adorable puppy, my amazing girlfriends and oh yes, my partner too, puzzles - another nerdy thing. But I think mostly, aside from my peeps, I LOVE to shop, and I am a strong advocator for SHOP LOCAL. Oh yes, and I volunteer a fair bit, especially kid's charities.
OK - enough about me maybe? YES!
BACK TO YOU NOW!
Take a look at my Tour options and just remember - It's a CUSTOM, Private Tour. Everything is flexible for groups of up to 6 people.
Fully insured and licenced with the Transportation Board of BC
Transportation is a Lincoln Navigator, with excellent Viewing windows and comfortable seating.
I provide Bottled Water, Re-usable Shopping Bags, Shopping discounts, Umbrella's, Cell phone charging and sometimes Candy!
A Recent Review of this guide
Michele is everything a guide should be--well-informed, organized, courteous, genial, highly responsive to c;ients' needs and requests--and much more. She is a font of knowledge, an amiable companion and a Victoria insider who delights in sharing her city's many charms and hidden treasures. Highest recommendation.
Licensed Commercial operator (PT #72403) and fully insured
Authorized operator to provide shore Excursions to Cruise ship passengers arriving in Victoria, bc
12 Years experience as Concierge for Luxury Destination Club
Member of Destination Victoria, Aboriginal Tourism of BC, Victoria Chamber of Commerce