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Address: SN BX, Bermuda
Phone Number: 441 535 9169
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How did I get here? My claim to fame on this little Island . I am the...

How did I get here? My claim to fame on this little Island . I am the granddaughter of a Lighthouse Keeper. I come from a long line of Lighthouse Keepers (Gibbs Hill Lighthouse) and am a 6th generation Bermudian. My grandfather was the last of the last lighthouse keepers before Gibbs Hill went electronic, and I grew up in the house that is attached to lighthouse. My passion in my tours stems from the passion for the Island that I call home. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to Bermuda and sharing our Island Magic.- Heidi

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The best tour ever!

We first toured with Heidi and her little dog Buddy in August 2014, while in Bermuda on a Royal Caribbean cruise. I can't even begin to describe how awesome that tour was. Heidi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
love2tour55
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new jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We first toured with Heidi and her little dog Buddy in August 2014, while in Bermuda on a Royal Caribbean cruise. I can't even begin to describe how awesome that tour was. Heidi loves her island, and my husband and I fell in love with Bermuda too. It was wonderful to see the island through the eyes of a Bermudian.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This was our first trip to Bermuda (from the NCL Breakaway) and we definitely picked the right tour! Heidi of Byways Tours/Bermuda Footsteps basically took us from one end of Bermuda to the other and covered many historical sites, lighthouses, gardens, scenic views and an absolutely unique lunch. Heidi was an excellent guide and was both knowledgeable and proud of... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We (group of 8 on a cruise) booked with Heidi with a goal of seeing as much of Bermuda as we could in a one-day visit. We could not have made a better choice. Our visit was cut short by hurricane Gonzalo (Oct 2014) but Heidi still showed delivered a great tour. Highlights were the AMAZING fish sandwich lunch and... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Byway Tours is the BEST tour in Bermuda. Heidi took us to places that we would never have been able to see. She is a fifth generation Bermudian. Her love and knowledge of the island is awesome. We stopped for lunch at a great little place. We had a delicious lunch of grouper on homemade raisin bread. Be sure to... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

You would be foolish not to take this tour. Heidi is by far the best tour guide I have ever met. That could be due to the fact that she's not just a tour guide she is fifth generation Bermudian. Her knowledge of the island is astounding. It's just not history either it's the local stuff, the traditions, the nooks... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for this wonderful review ! We enjoyed our day with you as well ! The cruise ships' stay is not long, so it is an honour when visitors choose Byways Tours as an excursion for their vacation. Thank you ! Please come back to our shores !!! More 

Springfield, Illinois
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is not some packaged tour in which the guide is working from a prepared script. Heidi really knows Bermuda. She arrives on time with her van and immediately makes you feel comfortable as the tour begins. Heidi really enjoys her job of taking you to key locations on both ends of the island as well as to sites off... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

This is such a wonderful review ! I don't practice the tour every day.... because I don't really have a set tour. I work with the folks that get on the bus... which is why sometimes we find ourselves on an old railway trail, in an old garden or paused at something that catches our interest. By going here and... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was our first time in Bermuda, and we wanted to get an overview of the island. Heidi and her adorable little Buddy gave us so much more! She took us to places we never would've noticed on our own, gave us plenty if opportunities to get out of the van to explore and take pictures. She even went out... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Finding those veggie burgers was something I thought might be a little easier !!! On saying that, I have found a new small "hole in the wall" cafe that offers veggie burgers... and I'm hoping that this will make things much easier ! To the both of you - you are a beautiful couple ! I hope that you continue... More 

Tonawanda
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the best tours we've ever taken. We were in Bermuda and took Heidi's tour on Monday August, 17th. There were 8 in the van 6 from our group. One of our friends had some limitations on what he could do and she was great. Our tour also included lunch from the Seaside Grill. The fish sandwich was great.... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Manager at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review ! Just because you have limitations, doesn't mean you should sit in the bus the entire day... or that's the way I look at it. Your group just made my day ! Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with me ! More 

Brick, New Jersey
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297 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our 16th cruise and my wife and I take excursions at every port we visit. Byways Tours by Heidi is the absolutely best excursion that we have ever taken. Heidi is great with pre-tour email communications which explained to us everything about the tour and where we would meet. On the morning of the tour Heidi was outside... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

You guys are the best !!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this review... out of 10 a 100 ! I think that beats Buddy ! Ha ! Thank you !!!!! More 

Essex
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128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Like others this tour sounded great and we were not disappointed. Heidi and Buddy picked us up on the nail at 9.00. We drove to Docklands to pick 4 more people up from a cruise ship and we had a wonderful day. It rained nearly all day and with cup match the day after Heidi had trouble locating somewhere for... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this kind review. What a mess of a day that was. The skies refused to give one little bit !! Typically in July/ August we go into a drought.... that was very unexpected. Thanks for sticking with me, and laughing through it ! - Heidi - More 

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