“An exceptionally fun, informative, memorable and leisurely tour experience begins with a selfless, personally engaging, knowledgeable, witty, charming, charismatic storyteller and service aficionado who shares colourful local history and interesting information about viticulture and winemaking,” said Allen Burke, the owner of Cheers Okanagan Tours.
Wonder What Makes an Award Winning Wine Tour? Cheers Okanagan Tours Sets the Bar
Cheers delivers do-it-yourself, modest, classic, and premium top-tier wine and experience tours throughout the 200-kilometre-long Okanagan and neighboring Similkameen valleys. They also do airport and ski shuttles; wedding, golf and group transportation; family-friendly and accessible tours; and specialty tours like bachelorette and boat excursions.
Five Years of Fun
Cheers is celebrating five successful years. From the beginning they aspired to become the most recognized tour and transportation brand in the Okanagan; top-rated employer; and best-managed company in the Okanagan. Cheers needs only to read its customers’ rave reviews to affirm a job well done.
“Excellent experience and value for the price! Our tour guide Michael was superb and really made it clear that he cared about us as people and also made it his personal mission that we had a great time.” — Mike A.
“I was blown away by our tour guide, Reign, who made learning about wine fun, interactive and memorable. He went out of his way to make the entire tour exciting and engaging.” — Rachel P.
“Terrific people, fantastic wines, great memories! We had an excellent tour guide. Cal was truly only concerned that we had an excellent experience and enjoyed ourselves. He was knowledgeable and shared some great stories. Thank you Cheers and Cal for such great service and making this tour so memorable.” — Robert & Linda S.
“We LOVED our tour and the beautiful wineries we were taken to. We totally scored with our incredibly knowledgeable and hilarious guide Allen. He is a cornucopia of awesomeness!” — Scott & Wendy K.
“We had an amazing time with Cheers Okanagan Tours and our guide Lou!! She made every moment fun and informative and is a wealth of knowledge. Included is a wonderful picnic lunch set up near the vineyards!!” — Sharon M.
“Fantastic wine tour experience. Our guide David was wonderful, knowledgeable of the wines and the vineyards. The lunch picnic was set up so well and gave us a chance to enjoy pleasant conversations. We would recommend this tour to anyone.” — Farida S.
“Massive thank you to Patricia for making our tour fantastic. Her knowledge of the area, wineries and the wine itself was excellent, including teaching us novices how to taste wine properly. Lunch was perfect and the range of wineries we went to made the day!” — Ross & Fallon
“We had a great tour! Pam, our guide, made it a lot of fun. Great, unique, out-of-the-way places we would never have found on our own.” — Marilyn P.
The single greatest influence on the atmosphere, pace and tone of a tour is the guide. Cheers’ guides interpret and present each tour as an extension of themselves. They demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the region and its many gems. Skilled in storytelling, they communicate facts and figures in an approachable and entertaining manner.
Take “Wine 101,” for example: a fun, down-to-earth system allowing you to quickly understand the complexities of viticulture and winemaking blended with how to choose the right wine for you 100 per cent of the time. Therefore, you feel at ease, relaxed, confident and comfortable.
Clearly, Cheers possesses strong organizational skills with its development of superior touring packages that include all the logistics of pick-up and return, leisurely timing, reservations, and carefully selecting wineries guests rave about. Thanks to such detail, guides can adapt on the fly to address emerging wishes of the touring group. All-inclusive prices and exemplary value are clear from the onset so guests can relax without worry about hidden costs or unanticipated expenses.
Why Settle for Less Than Exceptional?
Aware that countless unseen details are often the only difference between mediocre and magnificent, Cheers considers every detail to exceed guests’ expectations, whether it’s the warm welcome, the personalities introduced, the wineries visited, or the exclusive charcuterie picnic served in the vineyard.
Cheers to Cheers Okanagan Tours: to be continued in Food & Wine Trails Magazine’s next issue.
Learn more at cheersokanagantours.com.