With so many tour companies to choose from, don’t book with just any of them. Make the most of your precious time by touring with the top-tier Cheers! Okanagan Tours.
Allen Burke, Cheers! Okanagan Tours’ owner, isn’t shy about his company’s aspirations to be firmly affixed as the top touring service. “Our mission is to deliver a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ class of experiences that strongly affect people with surprise, wonder and delight; to amaze and overwhelm people with joy while delivering uncommon, unusual and exceptional service.”
The Okanagan Valley offers over 270 wineries, so it can be overwhelming to narrow down which ones to visit. To ensure an unparalleled experience in which you get the opportunity to relax as you discover world-class vineyards and the diversity of local BC wines, a guided tour is the way to go.
Wine Tours and More
The focus for Food & Wine Trails is to share the best food and beverage experiences, so it’s important to note that Cheers! Okanagan Tours’ repertoire is much broader than most. Its diverse menu includes do-it-yourself, modest, classic, and premium top-tier wine and experience tours throughout the 200-kilometre-long Okanagan and neighbouring Similkameen valleys. Cheers! Okanagan Tours offers airport and ski shuttles; wedding, golf and group transportation; family-friendly and accessible tours; plus, specialty tours like bachelorette parties and boat excursions.
Celebrating five successful years, Cheers! Okanagan Tours aspired from the beginning to become the most recognized tour and transportation brand in the Okanagan, top-rated employer, and best-managed company in the Okanagan. Cheers! Okanagan Tours quickly climbed to top rankings on TripAdvisor®, and customer reviews speak to the many reasons for this, such as “excellent experience and value for the price,” “made learning about wine fun, interactive and memorable,” “exciting and engaging,” “incredibly knowledgeable
and engaging guide,” “terrific people, fantastic wines, great memories,” and more glowing insights.
About Cheers! Okanagan Tours’ Owners
Allen depicts himself as a little nutty and authentic. He has strived to achieve positive change and has found it rewarding to make a genuine difference in people’s lives. “I care” is Allen’s “why?”
He worked as an international humanitarian and was brought to tears by the gratitude of the disadvantaged in emerging nations. He and his wife Lou adopted brother-sister twin Haitian orphans and raised them as global citizens along with their biological son. Coincidentally, all three of their children share the same birthday, so Allen and Lou call them their triplets. The twins experienced their destiny coming full circle as they later volunteered in orphanages. For the family, decades of helping children overseas blend with newfound opportunities like Cops for Kids, Dreams Take Flight, and other initiatives assisting little hearts at home.
Inspiration for the Brand
Lou and Allen took a full-day tour with Provence Wine Tours just 30 minutes inland from the port of Marseille, France, around Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Their guide Gaëtane Thurot exhibited the epitome of a great tour guide, delivering an exceptional level of service. Along with the other guests, they found her “nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude, passion and personality” made the tour exemplary.
Gaëtane’s personalized service and other special moments from this Provence wine tour helped set the benchmark for Cheers! Okanagan Tours. Knowing how Gaëtane made such a lasting impression, Allen is obsessed with delivering extraordinary tour and transportation experiences. For Cheers! Okanagan Tours, the privilege of earning each guest’s trust, commerce, testimony, and a lifetime of referrals is intensely fulfilling. Consequently, constant improvement across the board is routine.
The team at Cheers! Okanagan Tours is carefully selected for witty, engaging personalities and a willingness to learn and teach. They are then painstakingly trained to deliver a fun, informative, down-to-earth system that enables guests to quickly understand the complexities of viticulture and winemaking. Consequently, you feel at ease, relaxed, confident and comfortable as you revel in an unforgettable experience.
Pride of Fleet, and No Hidden Fees
Guests’ and employee-partners’ safety and travelling comfort are taken seriously, to safeguard any possibility of distraction from the enjoyment of a great wine tour or transportation experience. You can simply relax and enjoy the day, knowing that safety and vehicle compliance are constantly on the agenda as Cheers! Okanagan Tours manages the fleet.
Check out cheersokanagantours.com for the many options available, knowing that once you book there’ll be no hidden fees to surprise you. You’ll be clearly communicated the total price up front in transparent, all-inclusive pricing, including your guide’s gratuity.