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Byways Tours

SN BX, Bermuda
441 535 9169
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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columbia, SC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

we were fortunate enough to tour with Heidi and Buddy last Monday. Heidi knows the island well and is very flexible. The weather wasn't great and some attractions were closed, but Heidi made the best of it. The fish sandwich lunch was one of the best meals that I had in Bermuda

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Heidi must be one of the nicest people you will ever encounter! Her knowledge of the Island, along with her stories of childhood adventures in the lighthouse, make for a fantastic way to spend a day exploring Bermuda. She definitely went out of her way for us and we will not forget this. Bless you Heidi (and Buddy), we definitely... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

One of the most interesting, enjoyable, informative tours that we have experienced. Heidi, along with her sweet dog "Buddy", did an exceptional job of introducing us to the history of the Island, unique spots, and beautiful locations in Bermuda. Really enjoyed the leisurely lunch in the beautiful town of Flatts. We highly recommend this tour.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Heidi does an outstanding job showing you all the best spots in Bermuda! She is so knowledgeable about the island and accommodating to you and your needs or preferences. She takes you to a number of different places, explaining each place in thorough detail and welcomes questions about the island. She knows all about the history, culture, etc. of the... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A totally awesome way to see Bermuda. Heidi Cowan and her dog Buddy provide a fantastic perspective on the island. Heidi is 6th generation Bermudian and really knows and loves her island. She takes you, in a very comfortable van, all over the island to both known places and really out of the locations. You see and learn more about... More

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this ! Honestly ! The most amazing thing about this little Island, is that I too am learning new 'stuff' to throw on the tour ! I always am amazed at what lies behind the 'oleander hedge'. Can you please email me some of those great pictures ! - Heidi - More

Charleston, SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We booked with Heidi several months in advance of our planned trip to Bermuda as this was our first trip. Heidi is totally awesome -- accompanied by her faithful and sweet dog Buddy -- and the two of them make for a most enjoyable day. Heidi adjusts the tour route based on what you've seen and what you are interested... More

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much ! I have finally figured Trip Advisor out.... and have just realised that I can actually answer ! It is reviews like this, that keep Buddy and I going every day. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this! Next time, we will go more in depth and make different stops along the... More

Port
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had an excellent island tour (>5 hours) with Heidi and Buddy. She takes you from one end of the island to the other, stopping at particularly scenic and interesting locations. Lunch provided was fantastic. There are no questions that will stump her. The tour includes admission to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, with time to purchase souvenirs that are reasonably priced.... More

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Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We booked a tour with Heidi after reading all the Trip Advisor favorable reviews. If you are visiting Bermuda and want to see the entire island and hear island history, then don't miss the opportunity to have Heidi be your guide. This is without a doubt the best tour we have ever taken. Heidi will share Bermuda history and stories... More

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just returned from an afternoon with Heidi & Buddy ...worth every penny spent! Heidi gives a personal & very informative tour of all that is Bermuda. She highlights the historical sites & beautiful points of interest, we would not have seen, on our own. Being a sixth generation Bermudian , she entertained us with all of her stories, highlights &... More

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Bristow, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Heidi took 7 of us out on a private tour of the entire island of Bermuda. We had a blast. She is knowledgeable and extremely passionate about her home. We saw everything, shopped a little, took plenty of pics, and enjoyed the leisurely pace of the tour. She picks up lunch from a"little whole in the wall." The lunch was... More

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