Sarah SheaforUnited States
Educational and fun, and extremely well planned tour with nice driver, too! We loved driving through all of the beautiful neighborhoods, seeing the gardens, and learning so much about beautiful Victoria!! Thanks for a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this lovely review. It is easy to do a good tour with such great people. Sandra
Kim MerrillUnited States
Sandra and Linda (the driver) were awesome! Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kim Thank you for the review. I hope you come back and visit us soon. You are just across the water. Sandra
Marilynn KaplanUnited States
Sandra provided an excellent evening tour of Victoria for 9 of us who were on a Princess cruise. She was easy to locate - held a sign with my name. The van was very comfortable. Sandra had a driver so she could talk without having to navigate streets and traffic. She was very knowledgeable! We all enjoyed the tour and felt it was a good value. We highly recommend this tour for anyone going to Victoria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. We thoroughly enjoyed showing you our beautiful city and hope you come back and visit us again. What a great group you were so full of life and energy. Congratulations again on the birth of your new granddaughter, Bring her along on your next visit. Sandra
Sandra BoothUnited States
We had a wonderful tour of Victoria, including Butchart Gardens, with Linda as our guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, come and visit us again.
Genevieve SmithUnited States
Sandra and her driver, George, were a delight on our recent visit to Victoria. Sandra was right on time we were able to beat the crowds at Butchart Gardens. We were so glad to be able to see the gardens with daylight. Sandra is very, very knowledgeable of Victoria. You can tell she loves her city! After the gardens, she drove us up to Mt. Douglas for a lovely nighttime view of Victoria. After that, she and George drove us into town to see the lights and Chinatown. I heartily recommend Sandra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Genevieve It was lovely to meet you and your family. It is a shame you had such a short time here in Victoria. I hope you come back and visit us again soon. Have a wonderful rest of the summer. Sandra
Charles SwansonUnited States
Short Victoria tour since ship arrived at 5:30pm but saw highlights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a quick tour, but we tried to make it enjoyable. Come back and visit us again.
Margaret KrommUnited States
Sandra was a great guide for our brief stay on Victoria. She had a driver as well, (Linda was wonderful too) so she could give us her attention while we were driving. We were a group of 8 ranging in ages (19-52) and had a loose itinerary. Butchart Gardens was our main focus and then we wanted to do some exploring outside of downtown. Sandra balanced our diverse group's needs and found happy spots for everyone. We really enjoyed her knowledge of the history of Victoria as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maggie Thank you for your wonderful review. I enjoyed meeting you and your wonderful family. I hope you come back and visit us again soon. We will take you hiking next time. Sandra
Mary LopezUnited States
Wonderful Lady, good knowleger
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary Thank you for your comments. Come back and visit us again Sandra
Janet HunterUnited States
Sandra was an amazing tour guide. She was courteous and very knowledgeable about the area. We had a 12-year-old traveling with us and when he got restless, Sandra suggested we stop at a toy store and get him something to play with. He was thrilled. Communication with Sandra while planning this was excellent. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wendy, Thank you for your kind words. It was a joy meeting the family and showing them our beautiful city. I hope they come back and visit again. Sandra
Cynthia CanadayUnited States
Sandra Found was so personable and knowledgeable of everything Victoria. And her driver Shannon was a great addition. They were on time to meet us at the port. Sandra took us to all of the sites noted in the tour description, and she even threw in a short visit to feed adorable harbor seals. The van for 5 of us was very comfortable with seating and temperature, and it even had a speaker system to make sure the person in the back could hear. This was my first use of Tours By Locals, but it won't be my last
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this great review. I always try my best to show visitors everything our city has to offer. I love those seals! I hope you come back and visit us again soon. Sandra
Peter KallmanUnited States
Because we were 6 passengers, including 2 youngsters (4 & 2 years old), we utilized the private tour more for convenience and to see as much as we possibly could during our 5 hour docking time in Victoria. The tour, although pricey for the amount of interraction that we had with the guide, did accomplish this. We paid for a luxury and got it. Typically, I would give an additional tip to the guide but, because most of our time was spent alone, I solely tipped the driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Unfortunately, I could not tour with you through Butchart Gardens. Guides are not allowed to do so. The gardens are very strict with this policy and if caught guides can lose their privilege of taking guests to the gardens. Please come back and visit us again as. Sandra
Reid HardenberghUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Reid Thanks for the great review. It was our pleasure showing you our beautiful city.
Patty VilleggianteUnited States
this was a great tour and i would highly recommend this tour and request sandra.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. Come back and visit us again. We hope you have a great summer. Sandra
Reuben MurrayUnited States
My wife and I had a great shore excursion, thanks in large part to Sandra's knowledge and willingness to customize. She met us at the pier and we were off to Butchart Gardens. She pointed out sites of interest along the way and told us lots about Victoria, a city that was new to us. Afterwards, we went to a wonderful cidery we had heard about (Sea Cider) and grabbed a quick lunch before heading back to the city proper. Stopped to meet some Harbor Seals along the way & then a tour of the city. GREAT!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful review. I really enjoyed meeting you and your wife and showing you our beautiful city. Victoria has so much to offer and the seals are one of my favourite things to introduce our guest to. Most people don't realize we have wineries and a great cidery in our area, as well as two distilleries and craft beer as well. It was my pleasure to show you some of the great places we have here. Come back and visit us again. Sandra
Sid TracyUnited States
Sandra and John were knowledgeable, polite and Courtious. We learned the local history and culture from Sandra and John supplied the color. They were a great team and we enjoyed our time with them.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sid Thank you for this great review. It was a pleasure taking you and your lovely wife on a tour today. We always enjoy seeing Victoria through the eyes of our guests. As a local, we sometimes take what we have for granted. We hope you come back and visit us again, we would love to show you more of Victoria. Sandra & John
Eileen HardinUnited States
Sandra and John were great. We were picked up right at the dock. We learned a lot about the history of Victoria and saw many points of interest. The highlight of the tour was Butchart gardens. We highly recommend a stop there. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you Sandra and John for a great time in Victoria, BC.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eileen We really enjoyed taking your family on a tour. It is always nice to meet such great folks. We hope you come back and visit us again as there is so much more to see and do here in Victoria. We love our city and enjoy sharing our stories and showing her off Have a great summer Sandra and John