Our tours are devoted to helping each individual have a fun and memorable experience.  Here are just a few of the testimonials we’ve received:

Quilts & Textiles of England & Wales — 2013


The 2013 tour group at Highclere Castle

“I would rate the overall tour on a scale of 1-5, a 5+.  You both put so much work into this tour and made it fabulous.  For my ‘first time’ tour, I have been completely satisfied and hope to do another one. ”                 Rhonda, 2013

“What a wonderful tour we had!  I look at all my photos, and all the happy memories stream back through my  mind.  You and Mary are such fun guides — you put a lot of hard work into giving us a wonderul experience.                  Ginny, 2013

“I am so happy I took this trip — it was wonderful in so many ways.  I hope you realize how much I appreciate all the hours you worked to make it happen.”         Wally, 2013

“The tour was so beyond my expectations.  Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge of English history.”                   Sharon, 2013

“I can’t describe how much I enjoyed the trip — the sights, the girls traveling on the tour, the visits with the ladies from Bath and Hever and all the little surprises along the way.  It was quite simply the most fantastice trip I have ever been on!  You ladies are amazing!  The amount of organisation, the attention to detail and the flexibility made it such a wonderful experience.”               Fran, 2013

England in Miniature – 2012

   Waiting for Miniatura to open, 2012

“You and your sister are delightful and so fun to be with.  Love your sense of humor. ‘England in Miniature’ was my favorite guided tour of all my trips.”        Lois, 2012

“This was my first trip abroad.  What a great time!  I did not know what to expect, and it was all over the top!  So educational as well as fun.”                           Judy, 2012

“What a trip!  You two are the consummate tour guides & such great fun!  Thank you for all your time & effort to make this tour so wonderful.”                      Colleen, 2012

You are the best tour guides I’ve ever traveled with.  Thanks for the laughs, the facts, the trivia, and the experience.”                                      Joanne, 2012

What a fast, fantastic foray into the north of England.  I couldn’t imagine having such fun.”                                                                                           Kathy, 2012

Gardens of Ireland – 2011

    Guided tour of Kinsale, Ireland, 2011

“First time traveling with you — I’d do it again for sure!  You’re so knowledgable and good planning.  Loved the trip.”                                                       Kay, 2011

“Fabulous trip!  Thank you for paying exquisite attention to all details.”                                                                                       Wendy, 2011

“My maiden voyage with the Martha and Mary group has been a delight.  I’ve learned a great deal, seen many lovely gardens, met new people, and made new friends.  Thank you for sharing your time and energy to make this  happen.”                  Lois, 2011

“Once again it’s been amazing.  You even managed the weather!  Thanks so much for guiding us thru these amazing spaces.  See you next year.”             Sue, 2011

Castles & Gardens of Scotland – 2009 

“This was my first tour outside the US.  I was very impressed with the history you and Martha provided between each stop… Thanks again for making the tour a great success”.

Bernice, Castles and Gardens of Scotland, 2009

“Once again, you and Martha coordinated a great tour.  Thank you for making the Scotland tour so varied and inclusive–games, gardens, Highlands, lochs, castles, distillery, and minis!”

Rosemary, Castles and Gardens of Scotland, 2009

“This Scotland two week tour was superb.  Interesting places; your informational fillers valuable & enjoyable; mostly ‘local’ hotels.  Your organizing was great.

Fred, Castles and Gardens of Scotland, 2009

“This was our first tour of this sort and you have set very high marks…it was interesting, it was well planned, and it was FUN!”

Mary Jane, Castles and Gardens of Scotland, 2009

“Thank you for putting so much thought and planning into this wonderful trip.  Great memories!”

Gloria, Castles and Gardens of Scotland, 2009

“Wonderful trip!  Thank you, thank you!  I am interested in any trips you lead.”

Joyce, Castles and Gardens of Scotland, 2009

“You gals are great!  Would follow you most anywhere. … Thanks so much for a relaxing and most enjoyable trip.”

Sue, Castles and Gardens of Scotland, 2009

Magical English Gardens Tour 2007

“What a wonderful trip!  Thank you for your care, consideration, and very interesting commentary.  Also for your great choices!”

Mary, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“Thank you so much!!  I want more… A wonderful, wonderful trip.”

Becky, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“It was more than I anticipated!  And all with charm with a capital ‘c’.  And your expertise and knowledge was remarkable.  Thank you for the history lessons!  Plus all your planning and organizational skills which made each day an adventure.”

Rosemary, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“What great leaders you are, a great team!  Thanks so much for all your preparations before the trip and during our adventure.  You attracted a fun, friendly group of people which was such a treat.  It was a pleasure to make special friends.  This was my best trip of six taken over the pond.”

Jeanette, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“I wanted to send you a short note to sincerely thank you for the great trip which we recently had to England.  I was indeed amazed at the preparation which you personally took care of prior and during the trip.  In addition, the gang which we traveled with could not be beaten.  Frankly, I did not hear one complaint from anyone during the entire trip.”

Harry, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“Mary and Martha had really done their homework and had so many fun things to toss in along the way.  They were so much fun and worked so hard to make sure everyone had a good time.”

Jeanette, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“I thought the tour was wonderful.  The pace was just right – saw a lot – we were able to pace ourselves – each garden or manor house had lots to see, but you could sit and have tea, etc. or browse the shop, or hike.  Mary and Martha were very helpful, flexible, knowledgeable, nice and fun.  I would love to travel on a Mary Wallace tour again!

Joyce, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“I thought the tour was great!  A good pace – I liked the fact that we weren’t changing hotels every night.  … You were very knowledgeable and I felt I was in very capable hands.  Thanks for a wonderful 13 days.”

Becky, Magical English Gardens, 2007

“Fantastic trip — very educational, you prepared us well for each stop.  I appreciated 3 days at each hotel.”

Joan, Magical English Gardens, 2007



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