I can't say enough wonderful things about Jacqui. She truly made this trip special, especially being a first time traveler with Marathon Tours. Her knowledge of the destination, organization skills, and hostess warmth are like no other. I want to participate on every tour she manages!
Snaefellsnes extension tour: it had two things I really was pumped about - the Viking Sushi tour (i love that kind of fishing experience stuff) and the Shark Museum (I recently just published a book about sharks and was dying to try hakarl that was in the book and frequently mentioned on my show.) Also Stykkisholmur was just a great local town, a lot less touristy and a lot more character. The public pool there is super underrated and it's such a treasure!!!
So many things to list. Weather was a total blessing - nothing like 5 days of sunshine and blue skies with 60-degree weather. Planning was superb - never had to worry about where to be. This made the more nervous members of my travel party feel less anxious. The race course was beautifully laid out, easy to follow. Iceland itself was positively wonderful - the scenery, the stops on the tours, the people we meet, the ease of the experience - so laid back. There honestly isn't a single thing I didn't like.
The tour guides were informative, professional and fun. They did just the right amount of talking and not-talking, allowing for the occasional cat-nap. Nicole and Jeff were awesome. The after-race pizza party was superb! Loved hearing about the 7 continent runners. Both beer and pizza were delicious. Great, positive, runner-vibes were flowing around the room. Good fun
Marathon tours is simply the best. You get a great race, destination, accommodations, service, & overall tour experience for your money. I love that you are adding new races.
As a first time traveler with Marathon Tours, I was completely confident in their knowledge and they gave me simple answers to beginner questions. Enjoyed having everything done for me so I could see and experience as much of Iceland as possible.
The entire trip was easy - direct flight to and from Dublin, easy to get around the city by foot from the hotel (very walkable), marathon was really fun, and there were just enough organized events with plenty of time to do some things on our own.
The company has been doing a great job listening to clients and adding some remarkable trips - Madagascar, Cuba, Jerusalem, Patagonia.
I've done my major trips through Marathon Tours (16 to date) and have complete confidence in the company's ability to organize a great trip and provide great service.
What a fantastic way to tour Dublin, step by step, 42.2 km later!