"If you want to go on a well designed, educational, literary, yummy, and totally fun trip planned to the 't' with other like minded folks, look no further than a Mary Valentine tour.  Her tour to England in 2015 was literally one of the best trips I have ever taken.  And I am not exaggerating."- Celia Bernstein


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​"I have participated in three tours to England with Mary Valentine and can unequivocally state that they are the best trips of my life and have provided wonderful memories.  Every day is filled with great sights, great accommodations and food.  Bust most important is the camaraderie and the deep friendships formed among the travelers." - Paula Litt (three tours)


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"Escape to the English countryside with Mary Valentine! From personalized itineraries to savvy hotel and restaurant choices, traveling with Mary guarantees a unique experience.  Her deep knowledge of history, culture (and British TV mystery series) informs each tour she creates.  We've travelled with Mary twice, and look forward to joining her again." - Kenon Breazeale and Dianne Smith (two tours)


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"The trip to London, Dorset, Devon and the Cotswolds was one of the most memorable and the easiest of all my travels.  Mary organized and led a private tour by van that had really great historical hotels and delicious meals.  The amount of time spend in each area was just right and the group very friendly. Mary knows England and how to travel!" - Cathy Cheal


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"I accompanied Mary on her 2016 trip to Southwest England and loved it.  Didn't really feel like a 'tour' at all, but rather a group of companionable friends traveling together!  Such interesting folks, and Mary's easy-going manner made it all seem effortless.  The accommodations were wonderful, I especially loved The Pig on the Beach!  The 'activities' Mary had planned took us off the beaten tourist-track to experience some really interesting and varied hidden treasures. I highly recommend travel with Mary." - Pamela White


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"Mary Valentine is a true Anglophile and has a vast knowledge of English literature and the English countryside.  I participated in a wonderful literary tour she lead a couple of years ago.  The itinerary was filled with visits with authors, experts on literature and Mary's personal friends who entertained us in their homes and businesses. I would highly recommend tours led by Mary and certainly hope to join her on another tour in the future." - Jane Barack 

Mary Valentine is a mastermind at planning imaginative destinations for her tours, which are distinguished by their small group size. I was fortunate to take part in her Spring in England Tour 2019. The hotels were top-notch, the food delicious, the sight-seeing (especially the unique activities that Mary worked hard to get tickets for, like the Royal Chelsea Flower Show, Highgrove Gardens, and Giffords Village Circus) was truly marvelous, and the company was great. An exceptional travel experience that I'll treasure forever. - Syrie James

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Best way to experience England. Cushy digs. Foodie foods. Interesting companions (but not a crowd). Places you wouldn't get to - or even think of - on your own - Mary Bergan


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I had the fortunate opportunity to go with Mary, our travel guide and coordinator, to London, England in May.  Mary booked beautiful hotels with friendly staff and great locations.  We had a private coach for 9 people and the sites she booked each day were interesting.  Food tour in Bath and Gifford circus were just two of the highlights. Looking forward to another trip in the future.  Highly recommend her tours. - Pam Fritzel


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​"We've done a lot of traveling through the years and Mary Valentine's tours are truly exceptional.  Mary's thorough research of the various destinations results in unique finds that are always fascinating. She takes you to places you would never find on your own and provides background to enhance the visit. Treat yourself to a trip to England with Mary Valentine; it's touring as it should be." - Elizabeth Berry, Ph.D. (three trips); Richard Berry (two trips)


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"Mary is a wonderful tour guide; she is smart, organized, well informed and extremely pleasant to travel with." - Patsy Ostroy