You can’t imagine how important you are to us…

MARS & Companies, (Mid Atlantic Receptive Services, Go Student Tours, SoccerTours.net, Go Sports Tours, Go Performing, and Epicurean Excursions) takes great pride in planning and operating quality tours and is always pleased when we hear from our clients. Everything we do is “All About You”. It is our commitment to provide tours of exceptional value to our clients. Hearing about your tour experiences and how the tours affect you enables us to learn and progress. Ensuring that you have the best experience possible is our passion.

I just completed the fantastic Southern Porches tour developed for my tour company (Valden Tours) by Mid-Atlantic Receptive Services. MARS provided a creative and intensive look at the Low Country of South Carolina and Georgia. My tour participants were thoroughly engaged and gave it an A+ rating. I have trusted MARS for many years to provide me with quality East Coast tours. I have NEVER been disappointed. – Lee R.

Highlights from the MARS Exclusive Southern Porches Tour (affectionately known as “SoPo”)

“The 5th grade safety patrol trip to Washington, DC, exceeded all expectations. Our Tour Guide was an absolute gem. His depth of knowledge about the city’s history truly brought the landmarks to life. The students were engaged and enthralled throughout, thanks in large part to his expertise. This trip was not only enjoyable but also incredibly educational. Kudos to everyone involved for organizing such a phenomenal experience. Thank you again – We look forward to traveling with you for years to come!” – Brenda S. / Scholastic Journeys

“Just returned home from a Harbor-to-Harbor tour in Washington and Baltimore with MARS. Had to report the excellent services from Kate and her very talented team. They are a role model for service excellence!! Cruise King Travel appreciates them!” – Dave O.

“What a fantastic time we have on the Harbor-to-Harbor tour! Everything on this tour and your staff are really amazing. So impressed and can’t wait to get the ball rolling on a few trips for the future…..Again, THANK YOU so much for a really awesome trip. I learned so much and really enjoyed every minute of our time together. And THANK YOU TO YOUR AMAZING STAFF and to Eric, JP, and our brilliant driver Andre. So knowledgeable and friendly. They just added to our overall enjoyment.” – Maureen B.

“It was a very informative FAM and I think enjoyed by all. All you ladies did a marvelous job with keeping everything flowing smoothly and were so helpful to all needed!” – Debbie J.

“Thank you so much for the trip to Washington, DC. The students and teachers that went on the trip had a great time and enjoyed every aspect of the trip. Your company was a pleasure to work with and created an outstanding educational opportunity for our students. Throughout the trip, our students were always smiling and enjoying everything your company planned for them; you gave them a trip of a lifetime and something they will never forget. We look forward to working with your company for all of our future trips. Your staff were wonderful and a pleasure to work with. Once again, thank you so much for the wonderful trip to Washington, DC. Keep up the good work!” – Scott H.

“I cannot express how appreciative we were for the excellent tour experience including our bus drivers and tour guide. I would definitely recommend Mid Atlantic for future trips. Our drivers took wonderful care of our Senior Citizen World War II Veterans, making sure the wheel chairs were loaded and unloaded for them. They were courteous and very friendly. Our tour guide was delightful and made the trip fun. She was very informative and quite patient with our varied aged group. I truly appreciate the compliments that were received from our group. You made me look very good in their eyes. They have entrusted me with the planning of next year’s trip to Savannah, Georgia, which I would like to start planning with you right away. Thanks again!” – Jean E.

“Our week in Washington, DC was tremendous. The weather was absolutely superb and our guide was AWESOME. We were blessed to have her with us – what a walking encyclopedia! And we enjoyed having Mark join us on our trip to Gettysburg. Again, THANKS for all of the good work. I am also sending a copy of this email to Kate. We were honored to have the head of Mid Atlantic meet us at the airport. When I bring a group to your area again, trust me that I will use your services. GOOD JOB!” – Jerry P.

“We were so pleased with MARS & Companies in making our reunion the great success it was. All the hard work you did in planning it really paid off. It was a well orchestrated plan that worked like clockwork. All our feedback has been very positive. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Please feel free to use us as references for well satisfied customers. ” – Faye and Hank O.

“MARS & Companies has been such a pleasure to work & partner with. We are very excited for our upcoming tours that have been put together in conjunction with Kate. She is such a pleasure and goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are taken care of. Even responding to emails while on vacation. Amazing team of professionals. Highly recommend!” – David L.

“I had the opportunity to meet the MARS team on a recent fam to the DC/Baltimore area. Their Harbor to Harbor tour experience was top notch. It was all that I hoped it would be and more. I find their programs to be refreshingly creative and their level of professionalism was on point. I am super excited to partner with Kate and her staff and entrust them with my valued groups so that they too can take a fun trip.” – Vanessa A.

“Just completed our first post-COVID travel experience and couldn’t be more satisfied with this company. Every detail was taken care of and arranged ahead of time so we could just focus on having an amazing time. Thank you so much and we’ll see you next summer!!” Andrew W.

” MARS!!! Kate Scopetti and her entire staff are not only experts in this industry but they are a joy to work with. Being partners with MARS is the best decision we ever made. They are highly recognized by the tour industry for their excellence, commitment, attention to details, and successful operation of each tour. MARS has paved the way for all their partners and that is priceless! We are looking forward to many years of collaboration, success, and lots of fun!!” – Maria H.

“It has been so fun working with MARS over the past couple of years on itinerary products. The team is always trying to think outside of the box to provide experiences of DC that are unique and special. Their tours are how I would tour DC!” – Lindsay H.

“Thank you Mid Atlantic for the wonderful tour you planned for my group. You were so patient with me with all the last minute changes. We had such a wonderful time. The Tour Director was fantastic with the stories told. It was just an amazing experience. Can’t wait to see what you plan for us next year.” Julie W.

“What a great company to plan a tour with! The team lead by Kate really go out of their way to accommodate each group by designing a tour based on their needs. They have some creative itineraries that bring more excitement into each tour! I am looking forward to all the tours we now have arranged by them and feel confident that my clients will be very taken care of as I experienced first-hand from the tour I just returned from which was hosted by MARS!!” – Debbie J.

Dear Ms. Scopetti, Thank you for donating to our Student Council and for giving us the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC! If it wasn’t for your kindness, we wouldn’t have been able to experience the amazing opportunities we did. One activity that would not have been possible without your company and your donation was our encounter with Illinois Senator Barack Obama and Dick Durbin. We were actually given the chance to participate in a Q&A session with both Senators. Even more amazing, one of our students was able to ask the first question of the morning to both Senators. It was an amazing experience that has inspired several Student Council members to become involved in politics. Afterwards, we were able to spend five days exploring our Nation’s Capital, and there was so much to see! Each place was very interesting to visit, not to mention educational. Our favorite spot was definitely the Lincoln Memorial. It was so cool to stand where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his, “I Have A Dream” Speech. Thanks to you, your company, your team, everyone’s time and effort, and your generous donation, we had such an amazing time in Washington, DC. It was a memory that will last forever. Thank you so much! – Gratefully, <signed by each member of the Student Council>

“This weekend was an unmitigated smash hit success. All 52 of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the package and raved about it through emails and calls yesterday and today. Thank you for swooping in to help make sure that this was the case. Your willingness to work on our trip over and above what was required did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. The tour ended up being more fulfilling and satisfying than we could have ever imagined. Thank you MARS Team for helping to make that happen. Kate is very lucky to have you both and you’re the reasons that we’ll be back in touch with MARS to look at scheduling something for next year.” – Jeff C.

“LOVE IT!!! I can’t wait to see the products rolling out soon. This is GENIUS, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from my friend Kate!” – Crystal D.

“I love working with your company and your team, Kate. You, especially, are a joy to talk to and I have always felt you genuinely care about the people you serve – which is huge. I think we’ve been with you for about 20 years now and I still hold you in the highest regard and hope our working relationship continues for a long time!” -Sharon D.

“The kids had a FANTASTIC time at Nashville. Everyone appreciated the detailed – hour by hour – itinerary. Our guide was WONDERFUL and demonstrated Southern charm as she went above and beyond to make sure everyone saw the highlights of her city – even arranging extra photo ops. We definitely want to work with you for next year’s trips. Right now, we’re thinking your New York trip for the 2 choral groups and your Chicago or Myrtle Beach programs for the show choir and chamber groups. Of course, we’re open to your suggestions! Again – THANK YOU – for providing our choral students with an experience of their lifetime!” – JoEllan F.

The staff at MARS goes above and beyond. They are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, detail oriented and work hard for their clients to ensure every detail is handled and that they provide the best value. They handle every trip from start to finish and never skip a beat. Great staff and company to work with. Highly recommended. – Baron Tours The staff at MARS goes above and beyond. They are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, detail oriented and work hard for their clients to ensure every detail is handled and that they provide the best value. They handle every trip from start to finish and never skip a beat. Great staff and company to work with. Highly recommended. – Baron Tours The staff at MARS goes above and beyond. They are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, detail oriented and work hard for their clients to ensure every detail is handled and that they provide the best value. They handle every trip from start to finish and never skip a beat. Great staff and company to work with. Highly recommended. – Baron Tours

“Everyone is home safely! Thank you again for an incredible trip Mark. Your group does such a wonderful job of organizing complicated schedules behind the scenes and provides everyone involved with such a positive experience!” – Iron Valley Soccer Club

“Well the word is in. Paradise Travel LOVED their DC trip. The trip was amazing and everyone had a great time. Our group used the words TERRIFICFANTASTIC and AMAZING to describe Wayne, our guide. He was very accomodating, funny, and knowledgeable. We don’t know where you got him from but you should keep him.” – Paradise Travel