Sage Guide Tours

Your guide and fellow traveler,

Steve Swapp
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What people are saying about Steve

Steve was very good as well as accommodating and caring towards us. He really goes out of the way to show you more. Great explanations. He was very patient with our four-member group. Will always recommend Steve.
---Johnny from Florida

I must say, I am very impressed that you are so kind and so cordial. The local travel agent had no care or personality about Hawaii, so I am very excited to work with you. Thank you, Steve, for your help with our honeymoon plans.
---Bruce from Washington

Well paced 2-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. The tour catered for our preferred style of travel and is recommended to visitors who can afford 2 days to see the Grand Canyon and countryside and prefer to travel without a big group.
---Lynda & Peter from Australia

Steve was informative, friendly and considerate. Had a fun time.
---Sharen and Wally from California

We really enjoyed our day with Steve. He was extremely personable, knowledgeable, and a great ambassador for this beautiful area.
---Arlaine from Canada

Simply amazing. You fit so well with us Kiwis. I so want to get to know you better!  You dropped everything to work with me, and I am humbled and then some. Thank you for such flexibility. I so appreciate you.
---Kate from New Zealand

Thanks for sharing your in-depth knowledge of Utah. It was awesome.
Thanks again for a wonderful and educational tour!
Really enjoyed the local knowledge!
We learned heaps, very valuable.
Thanks, Steve. Very interesting commentary. You are a hive of knowledge.
Thanks for sharing your love of your country with us. Your knowledge and enthusiasm are evident and made the trip so much more interesting and informative.
---Members of the Kiwi Express

Fabulous trip with a wonderful guide. From the beginning planning to the end of the tour, Steve could not have been more efficient, more knowledgeable, or more personable. Have just finished recommending both your company and Steve to a friend who will probably book his family for next year. Thanks for such a sensational experience and the trip of a lifetime.
---Stuart from South Carolina

Five stars!
---Jan from Washington

Steve is very knowledgeable about the St George area and is well traveled as well. Steve is considerate and well organized and flexible. He is also knowledgeable about the LDS (Mormon) faith, which is integral to the area. Steve is flexible in allowing bathroom breaks and camera shots. Great tour, great snacks, great driving, too!
---Evelyn & friends from Pennsylvania

Very nice man. Great day viewing petroglyphs and local sites.
---David from Idaho

Steve did a great job creating a custom tour for our challenging group of 14 friends and family, aged 14 to 82. He knows his "backyard" well and really made the tour interesting for everyone.
---Jenifer from Washington

We just had an amazing 2-1/2 day tour with Steve and can honestly say it was worth every penny. Steve has a wealth of knowledge and brought us to all the best spots. We booked rather late and Steve managed to put it all together within hours. A very easy going and kind person. Fun to travel with and gives bite-sized facts along the route. We would highly recommend Steve if you are planning a tour in the region around St George. Let him know what you want and you can rely on him to give you a great tour. Very pleased.
---Nuala from Ireland

5 stars.
---Brian from Massachusetts

A good time.
---Susan from Utah

We toured with Steve as a group of four people, two adults and two 10-year-old kids. We had a wonderful five-day tour with Steve. Steve is an excellent tour guide. He’s very knowledgeable. He knows the history and culture of the area. We went to many interesting places we may not have discovered on our own. Steve has a good sense of humor. We all had great fun with him. He’s an excellent planner. He had planned every needed detail for us. He answered the many questions of the two active and inquisitive kids with great patience. I really appreciated that. He likes to tell stories. The two kids really like him a lot. When we arrived at home, my daughter wrote him an e-mail message with great excitement. Steve, we hope you can make even more friends from future tours. Hope to see you again next year. Thank you, Steve!
---Jingkun and friends from China

I am a travel planner, and Steve prepared a tour for a very particular couple who are clients of mine. Steve was the perfect guide for them on the trip I planned for them to Las Vegas. They described Steve as very knowledgeable, prompt, and personable. He shared an extended list of other things they may consider during their stay in Vegas. He had worked along with me to customize their tour as carefully as I had planned it. I will always trust Steve with my travelers to Las Vegas. Excellent service.
---Doris from Texas

You were very accommodating, you were on time, and you were polite, friendly, and knowledgeable. Thanks for all of your help. Best wishes and good luck.
---Tom and friends from Michigan

Steve was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and catered to our every need!!
---Mark & Bev from Georgia

Steve was an excellent guide. He was flexible, educational, engaging, and sensitive to my elderly mother's energy. We had fun with him and enjoyed sparring when he quizzed us about previously disclosed history. We were very pleased that he took us to a few less well known sites that were gorgeous. He also readily agreed to be our driver so we could see the sites without driving off into a canyon!
---Sharon from Illinois

We enjoyed Steve's interesting explanation of the St. George and Grand Canyon North Rim areas, as well as his extensive personal knowledge from his many years living in Utah. Steve's tour was planned well and delivered exactly what we had requested. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking to experience the North Rim in a quality manner.
---Robert from Washington

We were really satisfied with this tour. In particular, during the phases of planning it, Steve was very attentive and arranged a detailed schedule with different options, discussing carefully with me various ideas and suggestions, and customizing the tour according to our desires. Therefore the actual trip went nicely, and we spent three lovely days together. Steve is a very nice, kind and friendly, and professional, person whom I would reccommend to everyone. Thank you!
---Chiara & Claudio from Italy

Very pleased to have a modified tour based on my needs. We did just enough hiking. It was glorious to enjoy the views while Steve did all the driving. We went many places off the beaten path, and Steve took me places it would have taken me days to find. And no stress whatever! I wish I would have known about you years ago. I would have been able to see so much more! Thank you, Steve.
---Judy from Ohio

Have been reminiscing of late about our trip... had such fun with Steve at all the amazing sights. Still can't believe I ticked so many of my 'bucket list' items off.
---Simon from Australia

Steve arranged the itinerary so we could get the most out of our transfer from Las Vegas to San Francisco. What a trip, desert one day in Death Valley, snow the next in Yosemite! Steve took us to sites we would have missed on our own and packed a lot into two days. Steve is a charming guide, very thoughtful and knowledgeable about the area. Definitely a trip of a lifetime, it was a vacation in itself. Can't praise this enough, thanks Steve, it was truly memorable. I think we will be back!
---George & friends from England

Outstanding!!!! This was our first guided tour ever and it was GREAT!!! We couldn't have enjoyed it as much it without Steve. He could answer any question and knew all the best spots. AND he was very adaptable. He has a good sense of humor, so we all had fun. Can't wait to go on another tour with Steve. We couldn't have asked for more!!! I would recommend him to anyone, especially those who aren't good English speakers, since he's so fluent in other languages.
---Brenda from California

We thoroughly enjoyed beautiful Bryce Canyon and all the information you shared with us! Thank you so much for a wonderful day. Best wishes from the Kiwi Express.
---Kate & the choir from New Zealand and Australia

We had a great outing. Steve was knowledgeable and considerate. The terrain was like nothing we had ever seen and a perfect conclusion to a Las Vegas trip. Thank you, Steve.
---Lauranne & friends from Florida

Conscientious, polite, full of knowledge, helpful. Very professional. Native of the area, so knows a lot of details.

Thank you ever so much for making our trip a very memorable experience. Your thorough planning and knowledge have inspired me. I now know what the real West is. God bless you and your business.

BTW, thanks for sending the sweater. We got all our pictures developed, and they are really good.

Thanks again for your good guiding. We really enjoyed the beautiful scenery! Do keep in touch, and come visit us!
---Mac & Sherry from North Carolina

Steve knew all of history of the area. He adjusted the tour to meet our needs. Very accommodating.
---Rob from Texas

Steve knew so much information about the places we visited. He shared the physical description of each place and also included historical points. I've learned so much about the area's history and culture. He took me around to various locations that normal tours would not experience. It was fantastic, and I have no regrets about taking the tour with Steve. I highly recommend him to anybody who wants to explore the American Southwest. By the way, he was very well organised for the trip. Snacks, food, tents...even toilet paper! And the schedule was very well planned.
---Rara from Australia

Steve is a very nice guy with an obvious connection and love for the land. We had a good time and have good memories of the area.
---Trudy from Switzerland

I definitely appreciated Steve's prompt attention and organization in building the tour. I find him to be very professional and friendly.
All the best, and thanks again for your hard work.
---Amy from California

I have been on several tours that Steve has organized. I feel they were very interesting, exciting, useful, and economical. He is very thorough in researching the routes and the particulars needed. He has had many experiences in different countries and cultures and understands several languages. He has always been thoughtful in using the tour to benefit each person on it, and he is good at being one-on-one.
---Glen from Nevada

I have known Steve for over 25 years, and in that time we have traded travel stories from all over the world. His knowledge of languages and customs of people in different countries is extensive. He has made life-long friends from around the world, and I think that has helped him to be able to construct fun and informative tours for people. I think they will be well rewarded when traveling with Steve. He has the uncanny ability to look out for all details and to leave nothing to chance. That should instill a lot of comfort in group participants who just want to travel, have a good time, and know that they can relax and that they will be looked after. That is just like me, as a matter of fact.
---Mary from Utah

I have been on several trips with Steve and have always been impressed by his research and details pertaining to the area in which we were traveling. He knew all the things of interest  along the route. He  was aware of all travel accommodations, how long it would take to arrive at certain destinations, and what was available there.
I have always felt I was in good hands when Steve planned our tour, and I would really know about the area when the trip was finished.
---Maureen from Nevada

Since Steve was young, he has always been interested in and has traveled all over the world. He has lived in many places like Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, and Germany. I would trust his opinions when traveling to any country. I personally have traveled with him to many places and would recommend him as a travel consultant. He always knows a lot about the places he visits. He is honest and keeps the people in the countries you will visit honest.
---Martin from Texas

Steve is a great preparer. When you take a trip with Steve, you will know that you are in good hands from start to finish. He is keen on attention to detail and leaves no stone unturned. He not only speaks several languages, but has a pleasant personality that everyone likes. When people get to know Steve, they often become lifelong friends. I would highly recommend Steve as a tour guide.
---Terry from Utah

I'm glad to see Steve doing something he loves with this tour organization. I know how much he loves to travel, and his gift of languages will certainly add much to the experience. And his love for people should shine through.
---Ruth from Utah


  • has traveled around the world twice and taken many excursions

  • has lived in Germany (three times), Mexico (twice), Japan (once), Hawai`i (ten years), Alaska (one summer), and Utah's Dixie in the American Southwest (a native descended from pioneers)

  • has traveled in 36 American states (incl. Hawai`i and Alaska), 30 Mexican states, Canada, Guatemala, Cuba, Iceland, Denmark, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Germany (incl. East Germany), the Czech Republic (and Czechoslovakia), Russia (and the USSR), Greece, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, and the Philippines

    Steve's World Travels Map on TravBuddy

  • Speaks English, German, and Spanish fluently

  • Can communicate to some degree in Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese

  • Studied and lived Intercultural Communications

  • Research and communications expert who can find the information and make the arrangements that make exploring this planet more interesting

  • Fully at home in our wonderful world

  • Wants to help you experience amazing things

The goal is to plan a tour that includes the experiences that you would like to have, and those who make contact early in the process will actually be able to influence the final itinerary and activities choices. There will also be options during the trip to customize your tour more.

Each day will be filled with unforgettable activities, and the tours will include both classic destinations as well as unique experiences that help you understand our world and the people who inhabit it better.

And all of this customized, interested, caring service will be offered to you at a price that is less than most group tours to similar destinations.

Whether you can join us this year or not, do get in touch and share your travel goals. Sage Guide Tours can realistically help you realize your dreams! Also offered are travel consulting and arrangements for independent travelers.

And don't forget about the
Patrimonium website with lots of interesting information about our European heritage. It's free, and you are all invited! You will also be able to travel with us virtually when you can't be with us in person.

Note: Satisfaction and enjoyment are always my goals. Any dispute or other legal action concerning services booked directly with Steven Swapp shall be conducted solely in Washington County, Utah.

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