Puppentour is an American company based in Tucson, Arizona, privately owned and operated by Mary Lytle.
The sole-proprietorship was founded in 1994 after Mary developed an overwhelming desire to share with others the rich heritage of dolls and toys she had discovered in Europe.
Mary has extensive knowledge of her tour destinations and is committed to high-quality, personalized service that ensures her guests connect intimately with Europe — and Europeans — through dolls, toys, and miniatures. Over the last 20 years, Mary has escorted over 300 Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Britons to seven countries including the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Czech Republic.
For each and every one of her tours, Mary self-publishes a special edition Tour Highlights and Memory Book. With a bit of history and humor, insightful commentary, and advice to guide her guests to unforgettable experiences, these illustrated guidebooks also provide maps, a variety of journaling pages, and pockets in which to collect souvenir ephemera.
In addition to operating doll tours, Mary also operates Byzantine art and architecture tours in Turkey, Greece, and Republic of Macedonia.