About HOV Tours

Heart of Virginia Tours & Receptive Services’ mission is to provide tour experiences that exceed expectations, build positive perspective and open Virginia to tour groups in ways not previously imagined. Our tours provide new, entertaining and exciting Virginia vacation experiences and build lasting relationships with the visitor and our destination partners.

It would be hard to find anyone more passionate about sharing her love for Virginia than Mary Prince Lewis, CTIS. A true tourism ambassador and “insider” with 34 years in the Virginia tourism industry, Mary worked as Colonial Williamsburg’s primary salesperson for incoming groups before serving as a local tourism director in Fauquier County, Virginia. When creating Heart of Virginia Tours her aim was to break new ground, to “think outside the bus” and create group experiences based on “doing things” rather than just “seeing things.” Her Virginia experiential tours include hands-on and hands-in activities such as food and wine pairings, chocolate workshops, interactive historical experiences, art classes (including glass blowing), river rafting, entertainment and light adventure to go along with perfect meals and excellent lodging. Mary’s long-standing relationships with destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels, guides, and other service providers enable her to put together amazing and unforgettable customized Virginia experiential tours for your customers.