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Address: SN BX, Bermuda
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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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Heidi is your tour guide... a native Bermudian. She knows the island, the history, the tales, the myths. And she tells you all about it while negotiating the narrow roads. She... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Max G
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heidi is your tour guide... a native Bermudian. She knows the island, the history, the tales, the myths. And she tells you all about it while negotiating the narrow roads. She made sure everyone had a great time. Bermuda is actually very small, but has a lot of history, which Heidi tells in detail. We were on a cruise. Others... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Correct ! Bermuda is small, but the history that it holds makes it huge. Thanks again for sharing your vacation with me ! More 

Ventnor City, New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we three senior couples were picked up at the port this week by Heidi and her blind dog Buddy (or Buddie), we knew we had a "winner". As her emails had stated her tour was relaxed, off the beaten track and full of history and stories. The tour was 6 hours long, plus, and included an amazing... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you ! Such a fun day spent with you all. Take care ! And come back and see us ! - Heidi More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Heidi ( and her blind dog Buddy) on Trip Advisor and are so glad we booked with her. We had a wonderful day, the weather totally cooperated, zipping around Bermuda in her van and making numerous stops to see the various sights. The Tour included lunch and we had a picnic at a scenic fort. Heidi is very... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

I was a bench mark guide ! Wow ! Thank you so much ! Take care of yourselves and Bermuda hopes you'll come back and see us again.... soon ! - Heidi More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad that we found Heidi and booked her tour! She was very careful to make finding her at our cruise ship port easy. We jumped in her van with another couple and spent the day learning all about Bermuda from someone who clearly loves the country but didn't whitewash truths about their history. This was our first time there... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so very very much ! Truly hope you'll make a return visit ! - Heidi More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Heidi's tour of Bermuda is a work of art. She guides you from one end of the island to the other in a most informative, entertaining and insightful manner.

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

A 'Work of Art'. What a compliment !! Thank you so much ! - Heidi More 

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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Heidi and Buddy introduced the four of us to her beloved Bermuda, taking us from one end of the island to the other, with fascinating local commentary, a marvelous wit and a deep knowledge of island history. We couldn't haven't gotten a better primer for the next few days of exploring the sights and byways of Bermuda. Our time in... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

I hope that you got out all over the Island with those mopeds over the next couple of days ! Thanks for sharing your short vacation with us ! You are such an easy going and enthusiastic family, which in turn made this tour so much fun ! Thank you once again. More 

New Rochelle, New York
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61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I joined one other person on a great tour of Bermuda this past weekend. Heidi was so great, and since it was the first trip to Bermuda for most of us (only my second), she made up her own route. We made a complete loop of the island, getting to see so many back roads, hidden coves... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this kind review. We've not had the best of weather this February, but that day was beautiful and spending the day with you both made it even better. Hope you'll both return !!! More 

New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Heidi, Heidi, Heidi....What can I say?...My mother, Sister, and I had such a wonderful time with you on our tour of Bermuda back on Sept. 22. The weather started out ok, but slowly turned to cold and rain, but the best thing was, that didn't matter at all. Each and every one of us on your tour that day, thoroughly... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Mary, Thank you. It was indeed a day to battle the elements, but what made it easier was the group on the bus. It’s not easy when the weather turns against you, but everyone that day was absolutely amazing. Despite the proposals behind him, Tim says that he has managed to carry on with minimal counselling. AND I just knew... More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I had the pleasure of taking Heidi Cowen's Byways Tour while in Bermuda last week. The combination of her knowledge and expertise coupled with her delightful demeanor was well worth more than half a day of touring! We went all over the island in a very comfortable 8-person van, stopped for a local lunch, and had a joyous time poking... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Vikki. Coming from a woman that has visited this Island 3,000 times, I consider this review an honour. More 

Leicester, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Simply put... a wonderful tour. Our November 8th tour was windy, rainy and cold but we fit everything in. Heidi knows her stuff and it is nice to hear the enthusiasm/excitement in her voice as she shares both history and personal stories. Love that her tour is not "set in stone" and spur of the moment stops were made to... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much ! So nice to spend a day with you both. One of the magical things about having a tour bus is the people that you meet. Folks that not only fall in love with the Island, but become friends along the way. Warm wishes coming your way from Buddy and I. More 

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