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“Great Tour Company & Guide”

Tour Guys Vancouver
Ranked #10 of 171 Tours in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Tour Guys are a collective of guides - passionate history junkies, pop culture buffs and dynamic storytellers - who have their finger on the pulse of what makes Vancouver tick. As one of the top rated tourist attractions in both Vancouver and Toronto on the world's most popular travel review site the Tour Guys guide hundreds of people per month on walking tours of their cities. Check out the famous FREE TOURS or explore a bit deeper by booking a private tour.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 19, 2013

While in Vancouver for a wedding we took a walking tour with Ali of Gastown and Granville. We met at the Art Gallery of Vancouver where friendly guides introduced themselves and asked us all where we were from, etc. Ali (our guide) was very friendly, knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. He took us through streets and buildings in the older original areas of downtown we would never have gone to on our own. It was one of the best tours I've taken and would highly recommend. I only wish we had more time in Vancouver to take another tour they offer. This is a free tour in that you pay what you wish (only relying on tips). Tip well. It's worth it.

1  Thank McKentys
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Enjoyed a tour of Granville and Gastown with Leni. She was excellent, with strong communication skills together with the ability to share her love of Vancouver and its history. This is a free tour, where you pay what you feel is fair...great deal!

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We did the walking tour to Chinatown with Ali and learned a lot about why the Chinese came to Vancouver as well as seeing parts of Chinatown that we would otherwise not have noticed. The information was given with humour and authority in a friendly manner. I would recommend these tours to anyone with a couple of hours to spare as a good way to orient yourself with parts of Vancouver. Although free, these guys rely on tips so think how much you would pay in any other big city and give accordingly!

1  Thank cebazat
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were only able to do the Granville Island tour with Leni, but it was outstanding. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Granville Island. Made our visit so much better! Just wish we could have done more of their tours. Next time, we will! Tip generously - it was one the more memorable, informative tours I've been on in years.

1  Thank KellyK60
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Tour Guys Vancouver was excellent - particularly the Granville Street and Gastown tour, which we did on Wednesday 4th Sept led by Jess. All of the interesting facts and history stored in her head is fascinating! We loved that she is so passionate about the Neon Lights too!

The Granville Island tour is definitely worth doing too - helps to get your bearings and the market is worth a visit, although if I was ranking this tour on its own it probably would have been a slightly lower score.

These were the first Free Walking Tours we'd ever done, but we will certainly look for others when holidaying elsewhere in the future!

I'm not sure what the average 'tip' is, but it looked like everyone on our tour was giving around the same amount as us - and it wasn't too 'in your face' when handing over the money that any embarrassment was felt anyway.

1  Thank roblangleyswain
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