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Our Story

Private Guided Tours of South Florida emerged from many years of tour guide experience, with the idea of focusing on smaller groups in order to assure the highest possible tour experience. All of our tours are sure to create a memorable experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Steve Bridges President

Steve Bridges has been a Tour Guide for over 26 years.  He was born into an Air Force family, so foreign travel and frequent moves were common.  His love for cruising led to several senior positions on Cunard Line, organizing and hosting a myriad of shipboard activities.  While circumnavigating the world, Steve would collect historical and cultural tour information to use in future cruise visits.

​Steve was given an opportunity to re-write, and redevelop the tours which the cruise ships could offer to passengers arriving in South Florida.  Steve has now taken the additional steps to create more customized private tours.  By developing an extensive background in South Florida tour attractions and the wide variety of cultures found here.  He has developed over 80 different tours and activities so far, and is happy to offer the most popular ones on this site.

​Steve holds an LLC from the State of Florida, Business License from the City of Pompano Beach, and a Broward County Occupational License.  Steve maintains a Chauffeur’s License, and carries full Business and Commercial Vehicle Insurance.

Lynva Bridges Independent Contractor

Lynva was born and raised in Wales, so it’s no surprise that she would enjoy traveling outside Great Britain for sun-seeking vacations.  Her love of travel led her to many international adventures, and she wanted to share each wonderful experience with her friends and family. Learning about international cultures was more than an education.  Her love and fascination of travel steered her to a career with Thomas Cook, a leader in consulting clients for cruises and holiday vacation packages.

Cruising became one of her favorite ways to see the world and it was on a Cunard cruise that she met her future American husband. After a seven year, very long distance courtship she moved to Fort Lauderdale, where she and Steve married in 2003.

She soon learned that American travel agencies had opportunities to specialize in luxury travel, so she brought her experience and expertise to an agency affiliated with Virtuoso. In this association of luxury travel agencies, her hobby defined her career, helping others optimize their cruise and tour experiences.

Living and working in Florida, when not booking cruises, she hosts group tours for cruise passengers visiting South Florida.  Naturally, she’s happy to offer her expertise for private tour clients who expect a more personalized tour experience.