Tours, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Marian Deal Smith. This
year, we are very proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary,
and look forward to many more years of offering exquisite
tours to our wonderful East Coast and European destinations.
Marian Deal Smith is an experienced tour operator and professional
tour guide, who speaks French and German. Her almost encyclopedic
knowledge of the tour locations and her infectious enthusiasm
make each tour a delightful experience, and results in repeat
customers year after year.
Marian's husband, Dennis, joined Alternative Tours in 2000.
Dennis is a retired Swissair sales and marketing executive,
and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Company.
Marian and Dennis' philosophy is to "deliver more,"
and they do this on each tour, offering a personalized touch
as they conduct tours along the East Coast of the United States,
as well as specialized, select tours to European destinations.
The Smiths are members of:
The National Tour Association
American Bus Association
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society