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Buck Ward and RVA Trolley – Hospitality on Wheels

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Featured Tour Experience | 0 comments

You’ve seen them in lots of cities and towns – rubber-wheel open-air trolleys used for sightseeing, tours, and small-group transport. Here in Richmond we have one of the best such trolley companies, RVA Trolley, and Heart of Virginia Tours is honored to partner with them to give our groups fun and exciting experiences in Richmond. Why is RVA Trolley so good at what it does? It all trickles down from the company’s owner, Buck Ward, a native Richmonder with an engaging personality and love for his native city. You can’t be unhappy or...

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Meet Edgar Allan Poe in his Enchanted Garden

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Featured Tour Experience | 0 comments

    You’ve read the poems of Edgar Allan Poe, but have you ever walked through one? In Richmond you can, at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum and its lush Enchanted Garden.    Poe was born in Boston and died in Baltimore, but he spent much of his life in Richmond and it was the city he considered his home. Richmond is proud to claim this master of the art of the English language and honored him with the opening of this museum in 1922. It contains one of the best collection of Poe artifacts and related objects housed in the oldest surviving building...

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Travel Destinations That Put the Experience in Experiential

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Featured Tour Experience | 0 comments

Travel Destinations That Put the Experience in Experiential

Meet our friends Rich, Fred, William and Charlotte … better known as Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg and Charlottesville. We like them a lot and we know you will too. HOV Tours has been hard at work with our partners in each of these unforgettable destinations creating immersive experiences that are offered exclusively for HOV Tours clients. Here are a few of the highlights:     Richmond: One of America’s most historic cities is also one of its hottest and hippest. Take part in a glass-blowing workshop and take your work of...

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Real Experiences That Entertain, Enrich and Enhance

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Travel Blog, What's New in Virginia | 0 comments

Real Experiences That Entertain, Enrich and Enhance

Heart of Virginia Tours offers something delightfully fresh and different for groups: real experiences that are designed not only to entertain but to enrich and enhance. Conventional tours put the emphasis on “seeing.” After an HOV tour, your guests will tell their friends, “You’ll never believe what we DID!” And in Virginia there is so much to DO, so why not do it right??? We have worked closely with talented people in our localities to create “HOV-only” experiences. From glassblowing to chocolate making to marching on a Civil War...

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Meet Heart Of Virginia Tours

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Travel Blog, What's New in Virginia | 0 comments

Meet Heart Of Virginia Tours

The heart and soul of Heart of Virginia Tours is Mary Prince Lewis, a veteran of more than 30 years in Virginia’s tourism industry. From lead group tour salesperson for Colonial Williamsburg to successful Virginia DMO Mary has spent a career as one of Virginia’s best-known and most well-respected tourism professionals. Mary now brings her expertise to creating Virginia’s most exciting group tour itineraries with experiences ranging from fine dining to digging in a historic garden. Her contacts and professional relationships enable her to...

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