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Review of Tours of the Realm

Tours of the Realm
Ranked #7 of 17 Tours in Canterbury
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Talk about going out of her way to accomodate a client! Jane (and her husband) picked us up at our ship (in France!) for a day in Normandy! There were 4 of us (6 total) and our day felt more like touring with old friends. We had a wonderful time and will not hesitate to use Tours of the Realm again and again!

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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Ten of us went to Dover, Hythe and Rye with Tours of the Realm led by Jane Martin. She knew the area extremely well and was able to give us a great deal of information not to be found in guide books. This was a particularly interesting tour which combined both old and new , handled with great expertise by Jane. I would recommend all of these places and particularly Tours of the Realm

1  Thank loolie44
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

If you would like a customized tour of the lovely Kent countryside (or of any other region in Britain), then Jane Martin and Tours of the Realm will not disappoint. Jane plans customized itineraries based on your interests and preferences and is happy to provide spot-on suggestions that will make your travel meaningful and personal.

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 met us at Heathrow Airport after our flight from the U.S. and drove us to Dover, stopping enroute to explore Canterbury Cathedral and have a "we're-in-England" Cream Tea. We made our own B&B arrangements, but Jane can handle that as well if you wish. We also had plenty of time to explore Dover Castle in the afternoon. The next morning, Jane picked us up to begin a delightful day of touring Kent. Highlights included driving down Lewd Lane to the little village of Smarden, the glorious colors of Sissinghurst Gardens, romantic and impressive Bodiam Castle, a wonderful lunch at The Queen's Head pub complete with sticky toffee pudding, and the picturesque medieval towns of Rye and Winchelsea. Jane planned every stop with our interests and preferences in mind.

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!

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