Swiws Spirit Tours
Swiws Spirit Tours
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South Okanagan Wine and Cultural Tours. Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people. Based in Osoyoos BC, we offer many winery and cultural tour options leaving from your accommodations door step.
Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Gary and Karen
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Thank goodness we booked this tour 2 months earlier because she was fully booked for the month. Patty was fantastic. She picked us up about 12 minutes out of town which another tour company refused to do. She asked if we had any particular wineries we preferred. She had us booked for lunch at a great restaurant with a fabulous view (Miradoro)

Because of COVID 19 she could only take 6 of us instead of the usual 12 which means a lot more work and planning for her but she never complained. You could tell she really enjoys her work and talking up her town and her people of the Osoyoos Indian Band.

Patty's van was very clean and comfortable. She followed COVID protocols and we all wore face coverings including her She has a great sense of humour and just really made the whole experience so enjoyable.

Good value
Written September 12, 2020
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Rebecca H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Chris was a fantastic tour guide! He based all the wineries by each one of our tastes. We were on a wine tour in September of 2020, and knew there would be restrictions. Chris made us feel comfortable and always double checked capacity of the winery before we went in. Highly recommend Swiws Sporot Tours to anyone in the area, anytime of the season, you can’t go wrong!
Written September 6, 2020
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Chrissy R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Patty was amazing! She was on time picking us up from our hotel and she's very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the wineries. Our party had requested to stop at certain wineries and Patty was able to accommodate - she had all the reservations already set up. When we arrived at the wineries on the tour she was gracious, opening the door for us and making sure we were all set up to enjoy ourselves. She was respectful and waited patiently for us to do our thing then appeared to gather us up and get us back on the road. She played great music and as the tour went on we got louder LOL but she seemed to be loving every minute of it! Patty knows what she's doing and she's good at it - I will book with her again in a heartbeat! Thank you so much Patty for making it such an experience we'll never forget♥
Written August 4, 2020
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Arshbir Bhullar
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Had an amazing time with the wine tour that was 4 hours long! Chris and Patty are both amazing and having either as your tour guide will leave you with an amazing experience.

If you have been wine touring before, they will definitely take the time to ask if there are any you’ve already been to, in order to make sure you have the most enjoyable time.

COVID-19 risks are taken into consideration and hand sanitizer is provided. They also provide separate boxes for wine bottles so that each party can keep only their own items to themselves.

Each winery has separate restrictions due to COVID-19, but Chris and Patty are well aware of this.

Would definitely recommend this tour as I’ve been on it twice now!
Written July 6, 2020
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lrizvi2015
Kelowna, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Patty was awesome, she arrived on time to pick us up for our wine tour, she was very knowledgeable about the wineries we visited and seemed to be popular with the staff. The bus was air conditioned and comfortable. We would definitely go on another tour with Patty and highly recommend her to anyone visiting Osoyoos.

Thanks Patty
Written May 26, 2021
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Dallas v
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
There is nothing bad to be said about this wine tour, it was fantastic.
From the beginning, Patty communicated with my quickly and efficiently and was able to get us into a tour on the day we were requesting.
She made us feel very comfortable by following the Covid guidelines - masks to be warn on the bus, limit of 6 on the tour and she provided us with sanitizer and water bottles.
She asked us if there was anything in particular we wanted to do or see, and we personally were happy with whatever, she took us to 5 amazing wineries (we were on the three hour tour so we were only supposed to visit 4!)
All of the wineries we got to go to were unique and entertaining, and Patty was clearly loved by the owners/ managers.
I will be recommending this tour company to any friends that head up to Osoyoos, and would book it again in a heart beat!

Moral of the story -- Patty is great, and you'll have a safe, comfortable, memorable, fun time :)
Written September 1, 2020
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Samantha M
Nanaimo, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Wow! I wish I could award more than five stars for this because I’d give ten. I read the reviews and saw the five stars by others and had my doubts. Patty and Chris are the real deal and both are amazing. I booked a weekend surprise getaway for my husband as well as a wine tour.

Chris was punctual as he picked us up at Spirit Ridge; and as we were fortunate to be the only two in our group, Chris took extra time with us and we returned over our three hour tour time.

Chris was engaging as we drove to each vineyard and tailored our stops to where he thought we’d enjoy, plus stopped at our preferred winery which was outside of Osoyoos. He never rushed us at any destination and assisted with educating me (I don’t drink wine) on everything wine and vineyard. we even stopped at a bonus vineyard in our way back to the resort, where I found a wine I enjoyed. Thank you for that.

I will definitely book again when we go to Osoyoos and highly recommend. Only negative is they’re not on the Island.
Written May 18, 2022
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Joanne B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We had a wonderful day visiting 6 wineries that our guide - Patti - selected after asking us about our preferences regarding wine, tasting fees, etc. Patti is very knowledgeable about the various wineries as well as local First Nations culture. We never felt rushed and, due to Patti's excellent relationships with the staff at the wineries we visited we were accomodated for tastings very quickly even though it was a busy day at all the wineries. The tour bus was immaculate and very comfortable with all Covid precautions observed.
Written October 1, 2020
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rehana h
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
What a wonderful wine tasting experience! On our weekend trip to Osoyoos, we had to do the inevitable - a wine tour. We were well taken care of by our gracious and knowledgeable tour guide, Patty, of Swiws Spirit Tours.
We got the special insider experience at the vineyards and wineries thanks to Patty - what an unexpected surprise! What started off as a wine tasting tour, ended in an evening of dinner, shared experiences and the start of a new friendship. Thank you Patty and Chris!
If you’re in the area and looking for a great wine tasting experience, go with Swiws Spirit Tours! They are simply the best.
Written October 13, 2021
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Cheryl W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We had an amazing afternoon visiting 4 wineries and a cidery. Our hostess, Patty, accommodated all of our wants/needs during the 4 hours that we were together. It seemed she had connections with all of the places we stopped as there were no waits for the tastings. We were also lucky to be grouped with 3 ladies that were celebrating a 50th Bday! Lots of fun and laughs! We were incredibly lucky to have found Swiws Spirit Tours and would most definitely recommend them! We our looking forward to booking with Patty again!
Written September 25, 2020
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