My original plan was to run the Berlin marathon but when I reviewed the proposed itinerary for Scotland decided to extend my stay and add Scotland. This Berlin/Scotland was my first experience with Marathon tours. You did a fantastic job at making me feel comfortable while being in a foreign country. The group size for Scotland was perfect I look forward to future trips and hopefully I get into London 2021 and or Tokyo 2021 to complete my world marathons And after talking to Jeff I may consider the Patagonia and Antarctica trips.
I've always wanted to visit Scotland and when I saw it as an extension to Berlin I jumped on it. I never would have imagined ever doing multiple marathons but now I know I can do it! Runcations are the best : )
I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland, the race was a big draw and Marathon Tours had all the experiences and organization to make sure I would have the trip of a lifetime! A good reputation and years in the business was important especially in light of that other tour company failing and people being stranded. I never worry about your company.
I thought the trip was well planned with scheduled activities and time to explore on your own. I thought the scheduled activities were fantastic and the guides as well. I appreciated the communication by Jeff and Karen as well. I was traveling alone and felt I always knew what to expect and when.
The Scotland trip exceeded my expectations, and I smile every time I think about it.
Hotel in Edinburgh was excellently situated - lots to see and do within walking distance. Rooms were great - clean, moderately spacious, and well-appointed; breakfast was well done in the downstairs dining room. All of the local guides were knowledgeable and entertaining - a terrific way to learn about the history, culture, and people of Scotland. The trip between Edinburgh and Inverness was packed with activities - well worth the time in the coach and the drives between (which were broken up nicely by all the excursions). I know that anyone who comes along to host or help with a MTT trip is going to be super. Jeff and Karen worked tirelessly to make sure that everyone on the trip got the most out of it - food recommendations, music, excellent experiences. Kelly and Kit backed them up and were friendly and welcoming. Like traveling with family (that you like ;).
Karen and Jeff (and Kelly and Kit) did a fantastic job moving us around and getting us where we needed to be for events, activities, and the race. The local guides are amazing - they are knowledgeable, engaging, and friendly. The tours are definitely worth going on as many as you can. Basically can't go wrong. I wish we'd been able to do all three, since I wanted to see more of the highlands (obviously, the 26 miles running it wasn't enough!) Thanks again for the poncho - it came in handy at the start of the race with the sideways rain. Love the buff and I use those all the time. Congrats on 40 years!