Your personal tour guide and driver

In October 2008 I became the owner of Tours of the Realm.  Running my own bespoke travel company for the exclusive end of the leisure market had been a long held ambition and owning Tours of the Realm was the realisation of this dream.

The company was founded by Denise Ryeland in1993 with the aim of creating personally tailored tours for visitors to the United Kingdom with the emphasis on an exceptional standard of customer care.

I have the same passion for offering high quality tours and an equally strong commitment to outstanding customer service.  As your personal tour guide and driver I continue the tradition of setting the high standards that clients have come to expect and which are the hallmark of Tours of the Realm.

I spent the first twenty-three years of my married life accompanying my husband, an Officer in the British Army, on military postings around the world. Whilst living in Hong Kong, South Korea, Germany and France and supporting my husband’s diplomatic and representational role, I found myself arranging visits to local places of interest for our official visitors and for the numerous friends and relatives who came to stay with us. Looking after our guests and making sure their experience was enjoyable, informative and hassle-free was of the utmost importance.

After many years living overseas, we were delighted to settle back in Kent, the county in which I was born and brought up. I have always had a great love of the history, culture and the countryside of Great Britain and sharing these interests with visitors from home and abroad is something I’m passionate about.

I am the eldest daughter of the late Sir John and Lady Trelawny. I’m married to John. We have a son and a daughter, four granddaughters, one grandson AND a miniature labradoodle.

Personal tour guide - Jane Martin - White Cliffs of Dover
Jane Martin