"A group of five of us attended the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon this past summer. If you have ever tried to watch track in “Track Town USA”, you know how difficult good tickets are to come by. Ludus Tours not only found better tickets than what I could run down through my many contacts, they found what I would classify as 40 yard line seats. Being a track snob, I was in heaven. Not only did this complete my Trials experience, it will keep me coming back to Ludus Tours in the future for other events with which they are affiliated."
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
"We don't refer just anyone to Ludus - we ask them to work with the families of our Team USA athletes, who deserve the insiders' understanding and individual attention that Ludus offers."
- Mike McNees
Interim Chief Executive Officer
USA Track & Field
“I work with many Olympic level athletes. All are full time professional athletes, some are Olympic gold medalists and world record holders. All these athletes require the best of services and support and the least of worry stress and hassle particularly when we, the athletes., their coaches and their families travel. That is why when a vitally important event like the olympics (or world championships) come around we need the help and services of the highest and most reliable level- that is why we rely on Adam Dailey and the team at Ludus Tours.
They take care of all our international accommodation and related needs at the events. I trust them to do the things that need to be done for our athletes , families , coaches and friends. Both myself and my athletes demand a high level of service and Ludus’ delivery is better than anyone. They are reliable, professional and get the job done. I place the trust of my Oympic Gold medalists with them and they do not let me down!
I wish all my business connections and the related services we use operated a well as the way Ludus does!”
|"Ludus Tours brings a level of customer service that other agencies don't.
Their staff is always reaching out to make sure your experience is good
one. They do all the little things that make a difference."
|"Ludus provides a unique
service that caters to travelers' specific needs. Having backgrounds
as former athletes has given LUDUS the opportunity to cover events
like the Olympics with professionalism and passion."
- Craig Masback
Former Chief Executive Officer
USA Track & Field
|"Ludus Tours provided my family a very professional, yet
fun experience in Athens. They made the trip worry-free--organizing
everything from accommodations in an exciting part of the city to
getting tickets to any or all the events. The flexible and
creative daily activities before the days' events on the track made
the trip all the more memorable."
- Daniel Lincoln
American Record Holder, 3000m Steeplechase, 8:08.82
"I think Ludus is a great idea! Travel can be very confusing and scary but having someone that already knows the lay of the land and has everything planned out makes it easier on everyone!"
Track & Field Olympian, WR Holder Indoor DMR
(Leo's family joined Ludus in Beijing 2008)
"In preparation for Pan Ams, my parents and I didn't know what to expect. I wasn't concerned about my own travel since I would be with Team USA, but my mom was pretty uneasy about making all of the arrangements for the trip due to the fact that it was a different country and many things are different there than in the United States. I told her about Ludus Tours and once she spoke to them, saw that everything was taken care of for you, and the Ludus guides are with you as needed, she was sold. Once she and my dad were signed up with Ludus, her relief was apparent and the excitement for the trip set in. For a while, I wasn't sure if she and dad were more excited to come watch me compete or go on the side trips that the Ludus guides had planned! During competition and after, I had an entire Ludus Tours cheering section! It was an awesome feeling to have a group of people excited for me because the guides were just as excited as my parents! My parents were very happy choosing Ludus Tours and were impressed with the quality of their trip-planning. They only had wonderful things to say about the guides and will continue to use Ludus in the future."
2011 Pan Am gold medalist in javelin
(Photo courtesy of Luis Acosta)
|"Hanging with the Ludus
in Athens made me feel like a kid again. My tickets were practically
on the track and the entertainment/sightseeing schedule was great!
My only problem was figuring out when to sleep!"
-Coach Doug Clark
University of Kansas
|“Just a note to say thanks for your help and great service
in Athens. The apartment was wonderful and added a great deal
to our enjoyment of the Olympic Games. I can only hope that
things go as well in Bejing.”
- Eddy Stevenson
Father of Olympic Silver Medalist Toby Stevenson (Pole Vault)
|"My son and I used Ludus Tours for
our 2004 Olympic
experience. Adam, Jessica, Ann and all of the other guides were
fabulous and treated us like royalty. They took
us on guided tours of downtown Athens, a Greek Island, the Acropolis,
the Delphi, and a relaxing day at the beach -- all before going
to the Track at night. If you like being active, touring beautiful
scenery, and learning the host country's culture, Ludas Tours covers
it all and makes it so much fun!"
- Diane Broe
Mother of Olympic Finalist Tim Broe (5,000 Meters)
|Dear Track & Field Tours:Thank you to all your staff for a most memorable experience at the
Athens Summer Olympics.
Our family of 6 used booked through Ludus who were the greatest from start to finish. They arranged Hotel rooms, tickets to events and suggestions on what else to do while we were there.
On arrival in Greece Jessica had researched transportation from the ship to Athens and given us three options, recommending the best she thought for us, emailed us pictures of our hotel and its rooms and directions to get there including greeting options. As we travelled through Europe by train Adam kept us abreast by email of happenings in Athens prior to our arrival and was there to greet us at the Hotel when we arrived.
Your on board staff in Athens took us in as adopted family and made our teenage kids feel very much part of "the group". The event tickets were superb and if we needed anything your staff jumped and accommodated every request.
Social time helped us from day one to connect with other familys and we have created new and lasting friendship with other athletes’ relatives.
We look forward to Beijing in three years and do a more extended tour with your help.
Chris & Mary Cooper and Family
Grand Rapids Michigan