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Just a small selection of extracts from my visitor's book
many more available on request !

When planning a May business trip to Kent, England I decided to see the sights in my free time and found Jane's Tour of the Realm.  It was the only day tour that consistently received rave reviews - it was a no-brainer.  I was thrilled to visit Churchill's home and Anne Boleyn's childhood home.  Jane shared interesting anecdotes about Churchill and Anne Boleyn with me.  We spent a wonderful day in Kent, spending lots of time at our destinations and even lingered over a delightful lunch of fish and chips (and ale!).  Jane is easy-going, well-informed, accommodating and has a wonderful sense of humor -  I thoroughly enjoyed my tour and give Tours of the Realm – Jane -  a standing ovation.  I will definitely be a repeat customer!

 Thank you, Jane!  

 

Nancy, Washington DC

We recently spent three wonderful days with Jane touring stately homes and gardens in Kent and Buckinghamshire.  She is knowledgeable, charming, flexible, and supremely attuned to the needs and wants of her clients. Jane is an excellent driver, and it was a joy for us not to worry about driving on the left side, especially on narrow country roads with limited visibility. When she dropped us off at our Heathrow hotel, we felt like we were saying goodbye to a good friend.  Would we recommend Tours of the Realm and would we take another tour with her? A resounding yes to both!

Barbara and Harry

Maryland,USA 

We were in England for our son's wedding.  We had one free day while we were staying in Canterbury and wanted to make the most of it. We hired Jane to give us a nice overview of the Kent area.  
We began our day at the cathedral. From there Jane took us to a charming, small town for a little wander, after which we had lunch at an old, off the beaten path pub. Our last stop was Leeds Castle.  

Jane is a wonderful guide, driver, and organizer. She responded quickly to all of our emails in the months leading up to our trip and gave us some very useful advice. She adapted our itinerary to accommodate our special needs and was very good company to boot. Perfect!

Cathy & Mark

NC USA

“Fabulous day tour in Kent”

Jane was a terrific guide for our day trip to Leeds castle and Canterbury. She is knowledgeable guide, but is also warm and charming. I highly recommend her.

Brenda, Connecticut

“Your wide-ranging knowledge, ability to assess and adapt to your clients' styles, your sense of humor,  and warmth all added to a truly "brilliant" experience.

With thanks and best wishes for continued success”

Cathy, Connecticut 

We had a grand day with Jane and Tours of the Realm, all along the country lanes from Canterbury to the English Channel. The scenery was spectacular, and Jane's knowledge and delightful company made the day all the more rewarding. Looking forward to the next time.

Jane & Jane, Toronto Canada.

We tell everyone we can how much we enjoyed having you for our tour guide. It felt more like we were with a member of our family or close friend.

You made it very enjoyable and went above and beyond in planning and ensuring that we all had a good time. We went to places that we would never have even thought of or made it to had we tried to rent a car or take a train to the country. You really do an amazing job!

Janice, Joanna & Savanah  NY

We enjoyed our tour with you and enjoyed your company also!

Peter & Elaine, Boston

Jane picked us up at our hotel in London. She was right on time and proceeded to drive us to Windsor and Eton for tours. We had a lovely lunch together and then continued on our drive through the countryside where she dropped us off for our visit with our relatives. Jane's car was comfortable and she was a pleasure to spend time with. I highly recommend Jane as a tour guide throughout the UK.

Sally Carson

Atlanta, Georgia USA

We had a wonderful time on our tour of Stonehenge, Salisbury and the Cotswolds. It was a very relaxed and easy going schedule with great stops for delicious pub lunches, and that is just what we were looking for.

Julie & Steve, Montana USA

Jane is very personable, friendly and most importantly, quite knowledgeable about this area of England.  

She was easy to work with, accommodated our requests and had suggestions of her own.......we took one of those and was quite pleased with the outcome.

 I definitely would recommend Jane to anyone who want a good tour of the Kent area and would contact her again should we come back.

Sol & Sheila, Florida

Thank you for another excellent "Tour of the Realm". This was our second trip with you and we felt like royalty both times.

The preparation for our customized tour was evident. Everything from the cozy breakfast spot in Walton to the best pub in Down was splendid.

Ian Fleming's house was a nice surprise, too!

Your Canterbury pilgrimage tour sounds most interesting for our next trip.

Thank you once again,

Stephanie and Michael WV USA

Thank You for making today such a wonderful experience for us.  The personal touches that you added to the tour and your knowledge of the area made our day special with lasting memories.

Your personal experiences, professionalism and knowledge of Canterbury that you shared was more than we ever expected.  We feel privileged to have had you as our guide.

 A special thanks also for accommodating Rosy and her use of the mobility scooter.  It was above and beyond.

 

Bob & Rosy, Florida

I booked Jane to take me from London to Southampton to pick up my sister (who was returning from studying abroad), then to Stonehenge, and back to London.  

Honestly, even if we'd skipped Stonehenge and the drives through the beautiful countryside, riding in the car would have been memorable in itself. Jane is knowledgable, very funny, and a delight to be around.


My sister and I went on our ride with Jane early on in our trip, and while we enjoyed London immensely, we did lament that we hadn't booked more time in the countryside with Jane. We'll be back!

 

Lauren, Chicago USA

We have returned home with happy memories of the day we spent with you. Thank you again for such a lovely day.  It exceeded our expectations and was so much fun.  We appreciated the care you took to do what we were interested in and the suggestions you offered. 

The Bed and Breakfast you recommended was delightful. 

The drive through the countryside was entertaining as you shared information and answered our questions with a fun sense of humor.  The gardens at Sissinghurst Castle were gorgeous. 

Your tour of Dover castle and its history was outstanding.  It made us wish we had longer to stay.  We hope we'll be able to visit again and utilize your service. 

It was truly superior. 

 

Bill & Cathy, Iowa, USA

Words cannot express the fun we had while touring with Jane. She was always on time and had a smile on her face.

Jane is very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend anybody wanting to book with her.  She performs an outstanding tour!!!!  We enjoyed her for 4 days. We look forward to booking with her again in the near future.

 

Jose & Ada, Florida, USA

Our recent two days spent with you were absolutely fantastic. Your knowledge of the area was so extensive that we could have stay ed with you another week without any hesitation.

What made your tour special was the little touches - noticing our special interests and adjusting our time together to find places to visit that were important to us.  The car was comfortable and you were professional in every respect.  

We would be most happy to tour again with you and recommend you highly to any prospective clients.

 

John & Bonnie Salmon

One of the many wonderful stops Jane arranged for us during our "Tour of the Realm" with her in October 2013. Kevan showing us inscriptions made by Canadian soldier on the interior walls of an old WW2 pillbox in Sheffield Park.

Tours of the Realm made my trip to southern England a total delight. 

I am a writer who was researching Canterbury Cathedral, Hever Castle and the surrounding countryside for an upcoming novel. 

I wrote Jane Martin about my needs and she put together a detailed three day itinerary which allowed me to see everything I needed with no fuss, trouble, or wasted time. 

She even worked in several wonderful little extras which I hadn't mentioned but which were relaxing and fun.  Jane is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, has a warm personality and quick wit and is always ready to go (sometimes literally!) the extra mile for her clients. 

I will use her services again in the future and would heartily recommend Tours of the Realm to any traveler who not only wants to see the most, but to see it in the most enjoyable way.



Kim Wright Wiley
Charlotte NC    USA

As we were in London for only a couple of weeks we were so lucky to find Jane's tours on the  web -  someone who might be able to take us on a day trip through Kent and surrounds at short notice. 

What a find!!  Jane collected us from Ashford International Train Station and drove us through the " garden of England " with a Ploughmans lunch at the Queens Head Pub in Ickleshire and cream tea in Dover . 

A lovely lady, a lovely driver, and lovely scenery!

We highly recommend Jane's tours.

Jan and Garry Burgoyne - Sydney - Australia

We want to thank you once again for two wonderful days of touring, the recommendation of the House of Agnes and all the other bits and pieces of advice you were so kind to provide that helped make our Kent exploration holiday so memorable.

H & S, Washington DC

"Spending the day with Jane Martin , Tours of the Realm, was like visiting Kent with an old family friend.  It was everything I had hoped for.  She gave a great overview of the area around Dover and she was very prompt in meeting us at our ship.  Her vehicle was clean, new, and she is an extremely good driver on the winding back roads of Kent .   (The traffic is two way but the lanes are only one width wide!) 

Jane offered great guidance on what we would most comfortably fit into our eight hour day to maximize our visit.  Her knowledge was broad and her details about life in Kent and Canterbury were in depth.  I hope to visit again soon so that she can show me Leeds and more of Mother England!"

Judy-Lynn, Atlanta GA

Jane met us in Dover at the cruise terminal and we toured to Heathrow with her, stopping off at Canterbury Cathedral and a tea house for scones on the way there.

She is and very informative and delightful company and she made sure that we arrived on time for our flights.

Maxine & Tony, Melbourne , Australia

“We had a great time travelling around the beautiful countryside with you; it was a very relaxing and informative way to see the sights of interest to us”

Ann & Des, Melbourne Australia

My mother and I had a terrific time touring the Kent and Dover countryside with Jane.

She was very informative and put us at ease from the moment we met her at the train station. She was very attentive and ensured that her tour met our expectations. She is an excellent guide and I highly recommend her.

Karen & Charlotte , Virginia USA

l highly recommend Jane Martin as a tour guide.  Jane showed us Dover , Sandwich and Canterbury and many places in between.  Jane was very knowledgeable about the area and she went out of her way to personalize the day to our interests. 

Patty Siegfried, USA

This really is the best way for a few friends to get a good taste of the local life--especially when your time is limited. I am a professional tour guide and can say that " Tours of the Realm" was just brilliant!!
Brava, Jane!! 

Pam , Switzerland and Florida

We sent Jane some information about the locations we wanted to see which were related to our ancestors.

She planned our trip and was able to find our very remote locations...far off the beaten path. She added background history, contacted vicars and pub owners to arrange for our access to buildings we wanted to see, helped me with Eurostar information (since we began our vacation in France) and recommended places to stay .

Having her drive us was wonderful...we didn't have to worry about the traffic and were able to watch the lovely scenery along the country roads of Kent and the Cotswolds. It was a great vacation!  

Macy & Larry Purtle, Arkansas

My husband and I were fortunate to locate Jane Martin to drive us from London to Dover by way of Canterbury Cathedral and many picture perfect Kentish villages and country byways.  As a native of Kent , Jane is extremely knowledgeable about the area and her deep love and appreciation for Canterbury made the visit so meaningful.  On the way to our cruise she took us to St Margaret's Bay where one gets the best view of the White Cliffs of Dover and to Dover Castle which stands sentinel. 

She is not only a professional travel expediter, but she is a delightful and interesting person and travel companion.  Perhaps the fact that she has lived in many other countries contributes to her sensitivity to the visitor.  Because of her excellent service, we engaged her to pick us up in Dover after the cruise and drive us back to London .  Once again, she was there when we arrived, provided coffee at our rest stop, and shared information on London suburbs, buildings passed, history, current theater, etc, while negotiating the heavy traffic on the way to our hotel.  We highly recommend her.

Paul and Mary Jane Roberts 

Kiawah Island , South Carolina   USA

Jane,

Thank you for taking such good care of us on our recent trip to England .

You swept us up from the airport and took us to your land of Kent .

We especially loved Chartwell where we learned to eat an English breakfast, (bacon sandwich)!

The stop at Charles Dickens' favorite inn was an unexpected surprise!

Then the special tour of Dickens home was a once in a lifetime treat!

You were just what we were hoping for-courteous, knowledgeable, and a great driver in the roundabouts!

Thanks again,

Stephanie and Michael USA

Spending a day travelling around the Kent coast with Jane is like spending time with a very knowledgeable friend. From the moment she picked my father and I up, Jane ensured we felt at ease and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting the white cliffs of Dover as well as Dover castle.

Jane ensures that you get a local's point of view on the tour which is something you don't get with regular tours.

We will definitely be recommending her to all our friends!

Mia & Ben    

London & Mexico

Travel with you was like having a distant family member showing off her hometown to us visitors...I have not had that feeling before, although we've had several private drivers in the past (all good).

Jim & Grace

Ohio USA

We are from New Zealand and were visiting England to see our daughter and also for an Oriana cruise. We needed to get to Southampton the best way possible and also wanted to see some of the countryside in the part of England we hadn't visited on previous holidays and would probably not see again.

We consulted with a travelling expert we met on a previous cruise and he told us to look up the website of Tours of the Realm and that he had been more than satisfied with the service offered by Jane Martin .

From that first enquiry to Jane we felt we were in the hands of an expert. She kept in touch by email to suggest places of interest but also allowing us our choice in what we wanted to do on the way to Southampton and back. It was wonderful to know that part of our holiday was taken care of. Jane was also happy to include our daughter who was not travelling on the cruise but staying with us in Southampton and arrange a meeting place with her on our trip back to London .

The relief of seeing Jane's smiling face at the cruise terminal when we arrived back from our cruise was so important to us. We felt we had got to know her so well on our trip to Southampton and it was just like a very close friend was meeting us for our return. Jane has a unique rapport with people. You felt instantly that you had known her for a very long time. It was essential for us to have an easy transfer for our bags and not have to bother with trains and taxis.

Thank you, Jane, for a most memorable two days that were the highlight of our short stay in London .

Lorraine and Gary Canter, New Zealand

I contacted Jane as I wanted to introduce my wife, son and his new bride to our ancestral roots. With that in mind, I booked a day with Tours of the Realm. I gave Jane a brief description of the family home written by a family member in the 19th Century. And she found it. Not only did she find, she discovered the house was for sale and arranged a tour with the owners. Incredible!

Jane met us at Ashford station and drove us to the old Manor. We were able to walk through the rooms where my family lived in the 15th and 16th Centuries and we could imagine how they must have lived. What a thrill to connect to the family roots in such an immediate way. Jane went way beyond my expectations in setting the itinerary with a view to ensuring the most meaningful visit.

All the arrangements for the day appeared seamless so that we could enjoy the excursion down country lanes, a delightful lunch, tour of Canterbury , and effortless connections. Jane's tour was a highlight of our vacation.

I highly recommend Tours of the Realm for your visit to the UK .
Geoff A

My husband and I went on a Tour of the Realm on March 13th and 14th. From start to finish, Jane was the perfect host. She made the travelling plans so easy. Very professional. She is so approachable and friendly. She is funny and very laid back. She can talk about anything and has great knowledge of every place we went to. We went to several places throughout Kent over a 2 day period and not once did we feel uncomfortable. She was very thoughtful and took good care of us. She was willing to take you wherever you wanted and stopped for photographs. She was so great to be around that we insisted she eat with us for both pub stops. At first it was just going to be me (female) so I wanted to make sure I felt safe going to a place that I never went to before. Jane was the perfect tour guide and even though my husband ended up coming with me, I would definitely recommend her for a woman travelling on her own.

It was like having a family member in Kent to take you to all the cool spots. I did not want the trip to end.

Maureen Whiteman, New Jersey

I had to write to tell you how much we both enjoyed our "Nostalgic" day tour with you.  Your Tours of the Realm tour was very informative and we really appreciated the time and effort you put into this tour. We had given Jane some locations that both our Dad's were located in, during their younger years and Jane organized a fantastic tour day for us! 

We really enjoyed the beautiful countryside with the "hold your breath" lanes between the hedgerows...the delicious Pub Lunch...the photo stops and all the information you shared with us.The highlight for me (Pat) was to be able to walk around an old barracks that my Dad had been based at in WW2!!  Thank You Jane for providing us with such a memorable experience!  :)

Pat & Cliff Willment , Canada

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL !

What an absolutely wonderful way to begin a vacation! Jane Martin .owner/operator of Tours of the Realm made it all so easy from our Gatwick airport pick-up.touring the beautiful British countryside - lovely pub lunch, visits to Stonehenge, Baths before an on-time delivery to our pre-cruise Southampton hotel. Jane's hospitality, local knowledge and professional manner made Tours of the Realm the perfect choice for our travel plans. Pick-up arrangements following a British Isles cruise went equally well - including sightseeing, lunch and airport hotel delivery prior to our return flight. We can confidently recommend Tours of the Realm to all travellers.

But - what made this trip so very special is Jane. Her friendly and accommodating style is totally designed for your enjoyment. Thank you Jane for a very memorable experience that exceeded our expectations.

This was our second time with Tours of the Realm but hopefully not our last.

Sandy & Fred Graff - Pennsylvania

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you.  You were very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited and quite entertaining, in addition. 

And during four days of driving, I remember only one wrong turn - which was, of course, entirely the fault of the GPS you were using.

The Hull Family, Ohio

We arrived at Heathrow looking for our guide and found a wonderful friend!!  Jane goes out of her way to accommodate even the more remote request made by her clients (like finding a replica of an oast house!) at the same time she is beguiling us with stories of English history, past and present.  

The tours are totally planned with her guests in mind and each new town presents a different perspective of the real England as we visited villages, towns and even the beach!  

The castles and cathedrals become living history during the tour, and Jane can guarantee sampling of the most marvellous English fare - you will become an expert on teas and cakes while Jane offers little peeks and journeys into places most visitors never see.  You will have an unforgettable experience and assuredly leave with new insight into the United Kingdom .

Barbara & Bob, Hilton Head, SC

Our trip with you was fabulous. The "let down" that one feels when leaving a cruise was put on hold as we spent a wonderful day with you.

I can't think of a better way to spend the day, slowly taking the back roads from Dover to Heathrow. 

You were marvellous - it was like spending the day with a good friend, who is also an excellent guide and driver.

 

Benita and Michael
Boca Ratan FL

On a tour of Kent and West Sussex before our recent Baltic cruise, Jane planned a wonderful itinerary for us that included charming castles, classic cathedrals, cute cobblestoned villages, and delicious pub cuisine. She was professional and personable, and our time together was enhanced by the wealth of interesting historical information and fascinating tidbits that she shared.

Jane was at all times a knowledgeable tour guide whose main concern was that we enjoy ourselves and gain an appreciation of the Kent area that she loves and knows so well. Her goal is to give people a "taste of the real Britain" and facilitate travel to parts of the country they wouldn't see with a regular bus tour. She wants her clients to feel reassured and looked after and to take them off the beaten track to places they aren't aware of or couldn't find by themselves.  Jane also speaks fluent French and can arrange Battlefield tours to Normandy and to other parts of Britain. We enthusiastically recommend booking a tour and transfer with Jane Martin and Tours of the Realm. It is worth every pound, pence, and penny!

Anne & Marc USA

I had a wonderful tour of the countryside between London and Dover with Jane from Tours of the Realm.

We covered much of the countryside and several small towns/villages at a relaxed pace.

The pub lunch was wonderful and of course Canterbury Cathedral is an experience in itself.

 

Heather 
Winnipeg , Canada

We were (3 adults) in UK in May 2011. We took Mrs Jane Martin as a guide for 3 days.

WOW she picked us up at the airport and she made us discover the magnificent Canterbury , Dover, Sandwich, Rye , Stonehenge and Bath.

We became friends. She is dedicated, funny and listens to her customer's needs.

Thank you and hope to see you in Quebec City soon.

Karolyne , France and Daniel from Canada

Your tour was the highlight of our cruise!  We feel we not only found a great guide in England but made a friend also!  

On any return to the UK we will meet up again!

 I've recommended you to our travel agency as a not to be missed tour!  

You were a pleasure and a delight to meet and have lunch with!  

The Shepherd's pie was just incredible!

Bill & Stephanie Braithwaite, USA

Jane was waiting in the lobby at our appointed time and we thoroughly enjoyed the day with her. 

We covered a great deal while touring with her, more than we could have on our own.  Her knowledge of the area was appreciated and she tailored the tour to our wishes. 

We recommend her without hesitation. 

Wally & Eileen , Texas

We were so fortunate to begin our trip with you.  It could not have been any more perfect. I loved the tours and the lunches.  Our hotel was absolutely perfect and I thank you so much for the recommendation.

After our almost year long correspondence, I was sure that the experience was going to be most pleasant. We could not have hoped for more.  I keep thinking we must plan some other trip in such a great country with the most wonderful guide.

This was a very special trip for all of us and we thank you for adding so much. I am hopeful our paths will cross again.  

Steven, Santa Barbara CA

Thank you so much for our fabulous tour of the English countryside.  Steven wanted me to experience a drive through the country and he could not have chosen a more perfect companion for our trip.  I really enjoyed meeting you and listening to your stories of the area.  You have quite a talent for driving around the roundabouts and sharing so much knowledge at the same time.  Our two day visit was just perfect.  Even the few sprinkles of rain did not affect our enthusiasm. 

I sincerely hope your business blossoms.  You are such a delightful travel companion.
Thank you for a most enjoyable tour.
Jennifer ,   Kansas

We enjoyed our day with you tremendously.  You gave us a true sense of the countryside of your beloved area of Kent . 

We will keep you in mind when we send travellers your way.  Hopefully we can join you again some day. JoAnn

A wonderful day - Morris men, tea and scones with clotted cream!   Hope to see you again.  Doug

JoAnn and Doug, Pendleton, Indiana
pendletontravel@comcast.net

Before embarking on a 12 day Baltic Russia cruise, we had the opportunity to tour from Dover , England . We booked a private tour with Jane Martin who operates Tours of the Realm. Never having met Jane before, we booked and paid for our tour via her website. I can say without reservation that it was one of the highlights of our trip. Jane picked us up from our hotel and took us to Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs and drove us through the English countryside. She was informative about each attraction and her pleasant personality added to our experience. Upon completion of our tour she dropped us off at the cruise ship. We would highly recommend that if you are in London or cruising out of Dover, England contact Jane Martin at www.toursoftherealm.com . It is an experience you won't forget.

John and Eileen Kuhn, Fort Lauderdale , Florida

Our day with Jane was like a breath of fresh air.

My husband and I had wrapped up a week long escorted coach tour just a few days before our Tour of the Realms day. We were ready for a little non-regimented time, but we wanted to see several castles and get a good look at the beautiful countryside. I don’t know how Jane did it, but we managed to see all of the sights we had requested without feeling at all rushed.

Lunch was especially relaxing at a charming little pub that dated back to the 15th century. Jane provided extras such as bread for the ducks at Bodiam Castle, cold drinks at the end of our visit to Leeds Castle, and even did a little shopping for us when our camera batteries gave out. Her commentary on the Kent area added to the enjoyment and reflected the love she feels for this part of England.

The day was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to Great Britain.

Carolyn & Dave, Ohio

Jim and I had a wonderful time on your "Tour of the Realm" to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy.  You showed us everything we had asked for and more.  You were organized, yet flexible when unexpected things occurred or we threw in additional requests. Travelling with you was such fun.  It was like spending time with a new fun, funny, informative friend. 

We would certainly recommend you to friends, and call on you ourselves for any future travel in your area. 
Jim & Sandy , New Jersey

You certainly do have a way about you that put us all at ease; we got more than we anticipated with your knowledge of history and terrain and how it all works in foreign lands using languages and monies we don't know much about. We could not have asked for more.
Anita , Connecticut

For many years it has been our very practice to use private guides for travels in the British Isles . We are so glad we found Tours Of The Realm on the Internet.

We loved the Cinque Ports, Dover , Canterbury and Leeds Castle . You were knowledgeable and tailored your schedule to our special wishes. You even got up at four in the morning to get us to Gatwick .

We will be sure to recommend Tours of the Realm to anyone traveling in England or Normandy .  
John & Joan, Philadelphia

On a recent cruise stop, we took a private tour with Jane Martin of Tours of the Realm. She was knowledgeable, personable and made many good suggestions. Our tour included Dover , the Castle & tunnels, Canterbury and a surprise-- Sandwich !

We all thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her and her attention to detail. We will surely use her when we return to England again as she does tours throughout the country. Much, much better than the big bus from the cruise line!
Ed and Diane Lake City , FL

Thank you, Jane, for everything. You are absolutely first class.  Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to use your services in the future.
Alice & Othan, Atlanta GA

When we saw that our Mediterranean cruise ended in Dover we knew that we would need a transfer to London but wanted a nice tour along the way.  Luckily I found Jane Martin of " Tours of the Realm". 

Jane was at the port on time and ready to take us on a meandering journey through the tiny backroads surrounded by hedgerows and beauty on all sides.  What wonderful memories we have of the time spent with Jane. 

The picturesque villages, the pub lunch, the visit to Canterbury Cathedral & Jane's willingness to answer all our questions and give us so much information about the area.  It was a such a special day and we can't wait to plan another journey with Jane. 

Don & Carolyn Las Vegas , Nevada

I am writing to let you know what a pleasure it was to meet you and have you as our guide while we were in Dover .

All the participants were very pleased with you and your service. We have been on many private tours and I cannot remember 

when everyone was as happy with a tour. I am so glad that the Tourist Bureau in Dover recommended you to me. 

Please feel free to add this to your website as we were delighted with all aspects of the tour and would encourage anyone else to contact you. They should consider themselves lucky to use your services.
Paul & Connie USA

Having never been to the coastal regions of France, myself and husband, along with one other couple were determined to get the most out of 1 day in Normandy.  As luck would have it, the other couple had already been in your delightful company and we were able to secure your services for our tour.

Not only did you go far out of your way, you enlisted your husband, John, to join us and impart his vast knowledge on the area.  The time spent felt like being with old friends and the day was fantastic!

Steve and I will not hestitate to call on you next time in the U.K.  Thank you again and again.

Steve and Joanie Gehringer
Manassas, Virginia

Normandy Private Tour

Dover Tourist Information suggested I give Jane Martin of Tours of the Realm a call.  She literally made my trip to Glastonbury and Stonehenge possible. As a woman travelling alone, safety and comfort in the company of another woman was paramount.  Jane was so congenial and courteous, the day became an adventure with a friend.  She was much more than a driver taking me to a destination, Jane's knowledge of the "Realm" brought locale alive.  

She customizes to suit personal interests. My personal positive experience propels me to highly recommend Jane and her " Tours of the Realm". 

Joy, Daytona Beach Shores , Florida , USA.  Again, thank you! 

Stonehenge Private Tour

Jane, thank you for your wonderful "Tour of the Realm". Exploring castles, gardens, countryside and coastline in your company, the very best way to discover Kent. We will definitely be back for more!

Many thanks
Caroline & Becky, Perth

Walmer Castle Private Tour

Denise, this has been so delightful.  Joel and I are so appreciative of your ability to be flexible on the dates (due to my mistakes) and your itinerary selection were fabulous. 

Your recommendation of Thornbury Castle was outstanding - one of the highlights of the trip.  We so enjoyed the company of Jane and you - you are both so wonderful and accommodating.  Our best wishes to you on your upcoming plans and hope you have a great retirement (for how long that lasts). 

Jane has been a pleasure and I am sure she will be most successful in taking over your business.  You are a 'pearl' of the UK. 

Jean and Joel - Potomac, MD

Jane, thank you for your hospitality, you make us know how nice and helpful the British people are - even to the colonists!

We wanted to experience the English countryside and Canterbury and you did a wonderful job of showing us both.  Also, the pub you chose for lunch was wonderful, just what we wanted! 

Our English start to our trip was excellent and you helped make it personal.  Thank you so much and best wishes from your new Ohio friends.

Vicki and Dale Lynch - Patty and Paul Ondrus

Typical English Country Public House

We loved seeing and experiencing the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral.  The architecture and atmosphere of that place are enthralling.  And the best view of the White Cliffs is the one you showed us near Ian Fleming's house. 

We have also enjoyed your company in traveling and over lunch at the Bell Pub. The information you have shared with us has been very interesting and you answered all our questions about the delightful Kent country area. 

If we ever get back to England we would be delighted if you could show us more.

Pamela & Warren Diehl, Dublin, Ohio USA

Historic Canterbury Tour

Dear Jane, Thank you very much indeed for the comprehensive touring.  Your choice of venue for our lunch at the pub was "spot on", it seems certain all our crew agreed the fare was both a good selection and enjoyed by all. 

All the touring was "amazing" and it was a most pleasant surprise just how much we enjoyed our visit to Bodiam and the ducks!

Eve, Richard, Emmaline and Alexandra Canada

Bodiam Castle - Feeding the Ducks

My dear Jane, you are  so adorable. From Dover to Bray (lunch at the Waterside Inn), and onwards to London Heathrow.  Great driving and commentary.

You are a National Treasure yourself and we shall tell the world.

Sean Linkson, Sydney, Australia

Tours of the Realm reserves all rights to put awkward clients in the stocks when necessary!

Judy and Louella Great Britain

 

Warwick Castle Tour

 

 


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