Cardinal Coach Tours

Our Team

Cardinal Coach Tours is a small, locally-owned business based in Lindsay, Ontario. Our team members are dedicated to doing their best to make your travel experience highly enjoyable! Below is a little information about our team, in a nutshell...................

Jim Knight
Owner/Tour Manager

 Jim has been affiliated with Lakeshore Tours & Travel and the Bowmanville office since 1991. Over the years the company has assisted thousands of travellers with their corporate, vacation and group travel needs. Today Lakeshore Tours & Travel offers hundreds of day excursions as well as longer duration tours throughout North America and internationally.  Cardinal Coach Tours in Lindsay is a welcome addition to our tour and travel family and we look forward to offering our many past, present and future Cardinal Coach Tour guests new and interesting travel destinations. If you require any assistance with planning a tour or have any tour suggestions, Jim would like to hear from you and can be contacted at either the Bowmanville or Lindsay offices. 

Click on email address to email Jim: jim.knight@cardinalcoachtours.ca

 


Beverly Knight
Owner/Tour Manager


Bev brings many years of experience as well as strong communication and organizational skills to the Lindsay office, as well as her knowledge of the travel and tour industry. She would like to continue to create the tours that bring not only value to our clients but satisfying and memorable experiences.

Click on email address to email Bev: b.knight@cardinalcoachtours.ca

 


Yvonne Zerafa-Rapson
Tour Consultant/ Tour Director 


Yvonne's career in the motorcoach industry began in 1998 as a tour director. Over the years, she has enjoyed taking pictures of all the adventures that she and her passengers have experienced. She has been with Cardinal Coach Tours since it's launch in 2004 and is looking foward to being part of the team for many years to come. Yvonne's warm, caring and friendly personality is guaranteed to make your next tour an enjoyable one. 

Click on email address to email Yvonne: yvonne@cardinalcoachtours.ca

 


Lyle Couch
Tour Director 


After a very successful teaching career in Peterborough including a year-long teacher exchange in Canberra, Australia, Lyle began his 'second career' as a tour director upon retirement. Along with a keen sense of humour, jokes, stories and trivia, he meticulously researches his tour assignments bringing a wealth of information and informed commentary to every tour. As a tour director he has escorted numerous excursions to Australia / New Zealand, Iceland, Yukon / Alaska, Texas / Arizona and many points in between. When not on tour, he can be found at the nearest coffee shop!

 


Judy Silverthorn
Tour Director 

Judy is a retired government employee who loves to travel and rediscover places of the past. She entertains travellers with amazing stories and jokes. Judy's shopping strategies makes her the perfect tour guide for our popular shopping tours. Judy looks forward to meeting you and sharing travel experiences. 

 


Larry Payne
Tour Director

Over the years Larry had a successful business booking Nashville acts into Canada. After selling the business to a Nashville company he joined Coach Canada as a driver. Sadly after a long illness and then the loss of his wife Barb, Larry had to give up driving after 12 years touring throughout Canada and the U.S.A. With his knowledge of driving throughout Northern America and his interaction with clients, Larry is a good fit to our Cardinal team!

Click on email address to email Larry: larrypayne07@hotmail.com


Lynne Downey
Tour Consultant

Lynne is a long time resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes. She had a career in travel as a counsellor at the Bay Travel in Toronto and then became Travel Manager with American Express Travel. Recently she has taught both business and travel at a career college. With her travel knowledge and experience she is looking forward to assisting you with all your inquiries and reservations here in the Cardinal office.

Click on email address to email Lynne: lynne@cardinalcoachtours.ca

 

Marilyn Glassford
Tour Manager/Owner


Marilyn has worked in many facets of the motorcoach business including tour directing, tour planning and charter sales. She joined Lakeshore Tours in 2009 and Cardinal Coach Tours in 2012. Originally calling Kawartha Lakes home, she is looking forward to renewing old acquaintances and meeting new ones.

Click on email address to email Marilyn: marilyn.glassford@cardinalcoachtours.ca