Royal Heights Tours is a small, family-built, “boutique” tour company based in Victoria, BC. We began organizing and escorting our own tours all over our amazing world 23 years ago.
We have escorted over 200 tours to
at least 60 different countries!
We take your ‘trip of a lifetime’ seriously and always strive to give you the best possible travel experience, in every detail. We design our tours to provide peace-of-mind for the traveller who enjoys a carefree experience.
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How we organize our tours for you!
We design our tours to maximize your time in each country so we can explore the sights that make that country unique. Wherever possible, we slow the pace and stay 2 or 3 nights in the same location. Our tours are designed by company president Norman Bruce and most are led by Norman and Julie together, along with the knowledge and experience of our expert [and amazing!] local guides. Our maximum group size of 16 travellers (frequently less) allows us to really get off the beaten path to meet the locals, explore the historic monuments and witness the natural beauty of our host country. Our “mission” is that, with every tour, you return home wiser, humbler and with a re-energized perspective on life.
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Due to the responsibilities of a growing family, we led our tours separately for the first 18 years. In 2017, after our kids moved out and we sold the family house, Norman and Julie chose to become nomads – travelling the world and leading our tours together. In March 2020 our world turned upside down, as did the livelihoods of so many of our colleagues in the travel business, with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus. We came home to Victoria to “stay put” until it was safe to travel again.
We love what we do and so we are looking forward to getting back on the road – laughing, exploring and wondering at the many parts of the world we have yet to explore. Seeing new things, meeting new people and exploring new places is literally wonderful. Learning is fun – and laughter is good for you!
We are proud that our tours are exceptionally good value – we include all sightseeing and entrance fees as outlined in our detailed itineraries, breakfast & dinner daily as well as gratuities for the driver(s) and local guide(s.)
Please note that we do NOT sell our tours through travel agents. We invest 100% of our time and energy in delivering first-class service. Our company grows through long-term relationships with our satisfied travellers, one client at a time – by referral. If you like what you see… please tell your friends!
We look forward to applying our vast experience and skills to your next magical tour. We invite you to be part of what will be unforgettable experiences.
Even though we may be travelling, we are only an e-mail or phone call away.
Please stay safe & be kind
We hope to see you soon
– Norman and Julie Bruce-
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No one expects to have a medical emergency away from home or to have to cancel or cut short a trip due to an accident. However, these unexpected events happen and they can be disruptive and expensive – so it’s critical to have travel insurance which protects you against being forced to cancel prior to or during travel due to unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend comprehensive insurance coverage that includes emergency medical, trip cancellation and interruption, accident, and baggage insurance.
We suggest Manulife World Travel Insurance. The following website can provide you with an insurance quote and allow you to purchase the policy that works best for you online directly through Manulife.
What we liked most about this tour [was] it’s diversity – we saw a good cross-section of the Cuban way of life combined with its history. We also liked the fact that it was well planned with enough free time.