Virgin Money London Marathon - 2017 (MVA09)

Country Visited: U.K
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Experience

Considered one of the Big 5s of Marathon races, the Virgin Money London Marathon is a must-do on every marathon runner's bucket list. Active Holiday Company is the official tour operator partner in India for promoting the Virgin Money London Marathon. This means that your package for the race includes a guaranteed entry. Race entry is not available without the package; however, the package can be booked without the race entry (non-runners prices apply).
 
RACE ENTRY IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE FULL PACKAGE 
 
Entries are available on first come basis. Due to the popularity of this race, we offer the first right of refusal to runners who have run another marathon with us before. The tour is offered to new runners after our past runners have taken their entries. Please contact us at info@activeholidaycompany.com to know more! 

Itinerary

Day 1
20th April Arrive in London Open or Close

Arrive in London and make your own way to the hotel.
Meals: None.

Day 2
21st April London Open or Close

Early in the morning, leave for a short run on part of the Virgin Money London Marathon race route. After breakfast, make your way to ExCel Center to collect your running kit and bib. At 3:00 pm gather at the hotel lobby for an optional secret London cycling tour. How about ending the evening with a musical at the West End theater(at your own expense)?
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3
22nd April London Open or Close

Early in the morning depart to St. James Park (where the race will end) for warm up running and stretching. Return in time for breakfast. The day is free to explore London on your own. The hotel is strategically located within walking distance from the London Eye. You can also consider a cruise along the River Thames. How about a pasta dinner at a restaurant close to the hotel(at your own expense)?
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4
23rd April London Open or Close

Today is race day. Enjoy the energy of the city as you run this iconic race and one of the largest marathon races in the world. We recommend a celebration of your achievement with a Fish & Chips outing at the Sherlock Holmes Pub(at your own expense).
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5
24th April Departure from London Open or Close

Depart on your own to the airport. How about an extended tour of Britain? Ask us for our extension to Edinburgh or to Paris.
Meals: Breakfast.

Dates & Prices


 Event
 Per person on Twin share
(Runner)
 Single Room
(Runner)
 Per person on Twin
(Non-Runner)
 Marathon  £ 899  £ 1279  £ 549

  • Price Excludes 4.5% Service Tax. Credit Card Payments attract extra charges 
  • Child Sharing (maximum 2) £199 Per Child
  • RACE ENTRY IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE FULL PACKAGE; however, the package can be booked without the race entry (non-runners prices apply). Race entry is available only for Indian nationals or other nationals residing in India.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • All accommodation as per itinerary based on twin sharing basis. You will stay at a 4.5 Trip Advisor rated hotel within walking distance of the Westminster Bridge and the Waterloo tube station. 
  • All breakfasts 
  • A networking high-tea session (english style afternoon tea) to meet and get to know your fellow runners 
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Oyster travel card with GBP 20 credit, given to you before departure (you can use it for travel from the airport, as well as to the race expo)
  • Personalised T-Shirt (for race participants only).
  • Active Holiday Company representative and warm up sessions.
  • Travel to the starting point of the race by train is provided free by race organisers.

Exclusions

  • Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance, Excess Baggage, Porterage, taxes
  • Edinburgh & Paris extension packages
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Single Room and hotel upgrade supplement
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge
  • Service Tax of 4.5% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents
  • Any item not specified in the itinerary
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, aerated drinks etc.

FAQs

Famous for its flat scenic course, this race goes past many iconic landmarks of London. You will go over Tower Bridge and pass the House of Parliament and finally past Buckingham Palace. The race attracts world-class competition and is one of the best organised marathon races. And although there is no time-limit to complete the race, to receive a finisher medal, you are required to complete the race within 8 hours.

Terms & Conditions

A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of GBP 450 per person (for race participants) and GBP 250 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before December 01st, 2016.
 
Cancellation on or before the 01st December is subject to cancellation with the deposit amount only. Cancellations on or after 01st December attract 75% cancellation.Cancellations after 01st March attract 100% cancellation.
  
Race entry is not available without the package; however, the package can be booked without the race entry (non-runners prices apply). Race entry is available only for Indian nationals or other nationals  residing in India.
 
Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance.

Accommodation

Your hotel on this trip is a Trip Advisor top rated property in the heart of the city, within walking distance of iconic spots such as London Eye, the Big Ben and less than 1.5 kms from the finish line. Getting to the start of the race is made simple with the hotel being located right next to Waterloo station from where trains depart to the starting point (Greenwich) of the race.  

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