||CLASSIC TOURS picks up passengers
at the downtown cruise ship dock or local accomodation. Passengers
see the sights from a restored 1955 Chevy, chauffeured by a retired
school teacher--clad in a poodle skirt and saddle shoes. Tours
can accomodate up to five passengers and include visits to Saxman
Source the AAA Western Canada
and Alaska tour book...
||"Munch takes you where
eagles soar and fiords flow. There's a chance to photograph totem
poles, visit an Indian village...Shows off the local scene as
well as wilderness areas outside town." - Los Angeles Times
trip we had on our two-week tour!" - Sam and Katy Holman - Dallas, Texas
aren't just some commercial venture. The totems and their cultural
significance are the heart of her tours." - Friends, The Chevy Magazine
the most fun way to tour Ketchikan is with Lois Munch and her
Classic Tours, 3820 Baranof Avenue. (907-225-3091). Munch drives
a restored '55 Chevy sedan - and wears a period outfit complete
with poodle skirt and saddle shoes - as she carries one to five
passengers to city sights, including Saxman, the Totem Heritage
Museum, the fish hatchery, and a remote bald eagle's nest. - Frommer's Guide to Alaska
||Alaska - Jean
Tauck, Ventura: "Classic Tours by Lois Munch....."We
took a wonderful tour of Ketchikan with Lois in her '55 Chevy.
We saw Ketchikan through the eyes of a local." - Readers Recommend Column: Los Angeles
Lois Ellen Munch wheels visitors around Ketchikan in her 1955
Chevrolet. Passengers explore tide pools, view bald eagle nests
and meet Indian totem carvers. -
....Most passengers go touring aboard
motor coaches to Ketchikan's totem parks and museums. A lucky
few have written or called ahead to book space with Lois Munch
of Classic Tours.
She's the woman on the pier, leaning against
a classy '55 Chevy. She's wearing a '50s poodle skirt, saddle
shoes and charm bracelet.
.... Why the 1950s theme? "Well,
I had the car," she said. "It came from my ex-husband's
aunt." - The Orange
County (CA) Register
an incredible number of companies run excursions to the farther
flung sites: choose from expensive taxis, generic minibuses,
kitsch trolleys or a luxury option in the shape of an immaculate
'55 Chevy. - The Rough Guides
- London, England
||Focus on New
York has travel far and wide for our TV show travel segments.
Nowhere have we found a guide as enthusiastic as Lois. She made
us want to move to Ketchikan. -
Judith Lasch, Executive Producer - Focus On New York
Letters From Our Readers:
After reading your article featuring Lois Munch and her Classic
Tours ("Can you Can in Ketchikan?" - December 1993)
we decided our Alaskan cruise this past summer wouldn't be complete
without partaking. What a neat experience! Lois met us on the
dock as our ship came in, and we were the objects of many envious
She was dressed in nostalgic '50s clothing
and was - as your article stated - an unending font of information
on the history, legends. myths and facts of the town of Ketchikan.
We buzzed up and down the side roads in her shiny '55 Chevy and
saw sights and met people not usually seen on regular tours.
For us, nothing beats a quiet, leisurely
walk with someone who knows and respects the area and its history.
At the end of our tour, Lois drove us back to the port, opened
the trunk of her car and treated us to a nonalcoholic champagne
toast in honor of my mother's 75th birthday.
We highly recommend Lois's personal tour
of this charming town. -
Sara, Marijane and Carol Cushing and Terri Erikson - Bloomington,
IL - Touring America Magazine
Thank you so much for bringing your '55 Chevy to the levee -
or more, precisely, the elevated dockside, to meet the Garrisons!
Laura and I certainly enjoyed our Alaskan encounter, starting
with that great tour of Ketchikan. It's obvious you love the
place, and we can see why. We'll be featuring Ketchikan in a
radio mini-series on Alaska in the coming weeks. And you, Lois,
will give the programs class! -
Gordon G. Garrison - Society of American Travel Writers
||To view eagles,
bears, totems and get an indepth tour, look for Lois Munch. You
can't miss this town guide. Lois Munch is unique with her poodle
skirt, saddle shoes and her '55 Chevy. Lois knows every one and
everything in town. - The
Meadville (PA) Tribune