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!
Exceeded my expectations. However, I must say that this was my 5th trip with MT, & every one exceeded my expectations!
A big thank you to you and your staff for making such a memorable weekend possible. The race couldn’t have went better and I greatly appreciate your planning and good nature in pulling together all the details that I didn’t have to worry about. Thank you and Marathon Tours and good luck in the future!
In terms of the service of Marathon Tours: Everything was planned for us! I didn't have think about anything but how was I going to get to/from the airport, and I hope I don't get lost on my shake out runs. Coordinating with the hotel for an early start to the breakfast on Sunday morning was fantastic as well. I don't normally eat a large breakfast on marathon mornings due to timing, but this worked out perfectly. I was full three hours prior to the race, and had a banana about 45 minutes before the start. Perfect fueling. In terms of Berlin: What an amazing city. I had only ever been to southwest Germany in the past, so coming to Berlin was an opportunity to truly immerse myself in the history - good and bad - of the country. The city did not disappoint. I used the four-hour city tour on Friday to pick out spots where I wanted to explore further on Monday (as I was leaving early on Tuesday). This was so helpful - and having a tour guide like Ulli made it even better. She was so down to earth, and genuine. I wish the folks who do the course tour for the NYC Marathon would take note! In terms of the marathon: I've run big marathons in the past - heck, this was #4 of the six majors for me. But it was such an incredible experience being on the international runner side, as opposed to being a runner in the NYC or Chicago races. The spectators were awesome - and it was great to hear them call out my name, even though no one had any idea who I was or where I was from. The global community of runners was so strong. And ... what's a marathon in Berlin without beer on course? Thank you to the beer stop (unofficial, I believe) at mile 25!
The City Tour was beyond fabulous. I also loved the pre-race dinner. It was spot on. I loved the camaraderie. Meeting new people during the Thursday night Happy Hour and then seeing them again and again over the weekend gave the trip added depth and meaning.