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BMW Berlin Marathon - 29 Sep 2019 (BBM10)

Country Visited: Germany
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Experience

One of the 6 World Majors, this Marathon is one of the fastest races in the world, annually held in Berlin. With over 122 nationalities & more than a million spectators, this worldwide phenomenon began in 1947.This event holds the most number of marathon world records for men & women in the world. Starting at the Brandenburg Gate, this marathon lets you bask in the mild autumn temperature while you run on this flat and even surfaced course with the cheering spectators sure to boost your running streak! Break your own personal record and treat yourself to a holiday in Europe after, in this fun & exciting running vacation!

Extend your stay in Germany with our 3-day trip to the Oktoberfest in Munich. Click here for more details. 

Itinerary

Day 1
Friday Open or Close

Your trip to the Berlin Marathon starts at the hotel today at 3:30pm with a walking tour of Berlin including Brandenburg gate - the start and finish point of your marathon on Sunday. This is followed by high tea at the hotel from 6pm - 7pm - the tea is a great chance to meet your fellow runners and ask us any final questions you might have about the race.
For those arriving in the morning, head over to the expo to collect your bibs.
Meals: High tea.

Day 2
Saturday Open or Close

This morning the whole group will be transferred from the hotel to the venue of the Berlin Marathon breakfast run. Starting at 9am, this run is a great chance to loosen up the day before the race with an easy 6km as well as meet runners from all over the world.
You have the rest of the day free to visit the expo, rest, and explore a little bit of Berlin.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Sunday Open or Close

Today is race day. Enjoy the energy of the event as you run this iconic race, one of the largest marathon races in the world. Your hotel is well located and you will get to the race start and end within a matter of minutes. Consider hitting one of Berlin's famous pubs to celebrate your race. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Monday Open or Close

Depart on your own to the airport or even better, extend your trip and visit more of Germany hitting the Oktoberfest in Munich. Check with us for our exclusive Oktoberfest extension.
Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation

HOTEL Berlin - NH Hotel Mitte
HOSTEL City Hostel Berlin 

Dates & Prices

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Hotel accommodation at a convenient location  within minutes (1.2 kms / 15 mins walk) from the race start and end 
  • Guaranteed Race Entry to BMW Berlin Marathon 
  • Timing chip rental
  • Travel card for  one day to enable you to get to the expo 
  • Walking Tour of Berlin City including review of Race Start & Finish point 
  • Group Bus Transfer to start of Breakfast Run on Saturday 
  •  Hi-Tea to meet and network with fellow runners 
  • Services of an Active Holiday Company representative for ground assistance.
  • All Breakfasts and one high-tea
  • Personalized Active Holiday Company T-Shirt (With Race Entry only)
  • HOSTEL INCLUSIONS: 3 Nights stay in a 6 bedded mixed dormitory with attached toilets. The Hostel is a 1 Km away from Brandenburg gate - at the start and the finish. The hostel does not permit residents below 18 years of age. Travel Card is NOT included in your trip price. Guaranteed Race Entry, high tea with fellow runners, timing chip rental and Active Holiday Company T-Shirt is included in your trip price. This price is only with race entry - companions are not allowed on this package. Hostel option is 100% non-refundable. GST is as applicable.

Exclusions

  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Terms & Conditions

HOSTEL PACKAGE 
Full payment is due at the time of making the booking. The hostel package is 100% non-refundable.  

HOTEL PACKAGE  
A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of INR 25,000 per person (for race participants) and INR 10,000 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before 01st June 2019.
  • For the hotel package - cancellation on or before the 28th February 2019 is subject to cancellation with the deposit amount only.
  • Cancellations on or after 1st March 2019 attract 60% cancellation.
  • Cancellations after 01st June 2019 attract 100% cancellation.
  • Race Entry  transfers are possible till 20 July 2019 at a charge of Rs.20,000 per person 
Please review the accommodation options very carefully before making your booking. Changes in category of accommodation will not be permitted after the booking has been made. 
 
Any amendment / change in hotel reservations until 15 August 2019 will attract a fee of INR 1500. No changes are possible after this date.

Race entry is not available without the package; however, the package can be booked without the race entry.

Your Timing Chip is rented and you are expected to return it at the end of the race. There is additional cost of 25 Euros, if not returned and we will send you an invoice before 31 December 2019 should this not be returned after the race. 

Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance

FAQs

Q: Can I book extra nights before or after the race?
A: Yes, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to book the extra nights for you. We have various extension packages available on our website and we can also work with you to create a full extension package if you like. 
 
Q. Is the race entry guaranteed if I book a package through Active Holiday Company?
A. Yes, all of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry.

Q: Will I have to collect my own bib?
A: Yes, all the World Major Marathons require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel. 
 
Q: How far is the hotel from the start/finish line?
A: If the start/finish line are the same then we try to ensure that the hotel is within walking distance or easily accessible by public transport. Should the start and finish be different, we usually have hotels close to the finish line with transport arranged to the race start. Please check with us about specific races. 
 
Q: What category of hotels are used?
A: The NH Hotel is a 4* hotel. It is chosen for its fabulous location and ease of access but all our runners also love the service and the rooms there. 
The Hostel is a 2 star hostel, very close to the start and the finish and chosen to make it possible for runners from all economic backgrounds to run this incredible race. 

Q: I am a single traveller, is it possible for me to get a twin share room?
A: We have several single travellers interested in sharing a room with another traveller and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases you might be required to take a single supplement.
 
Q: Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements?
A: As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. It will not be possible to buy just the race entry.

Q: I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot/Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? 
Yes, it is possible for us to organise accommodation for you if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package.

Q: I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade my accommodation?
A: No, it is not. We plan it such that we have the whole group staying together at a single hotel so it will not be possible to upgrade hotels since you are part of a group booking.

Q. I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner?
A. The Berlin Marathon allows runners to transfer their spots to another runner until a certain date. Please get in touch with us to find out what the exact dates are.
None of the other World Major Marathons allow this.

Q. Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year?
A. The London Marathon allows runners to defer registrations to the following year provided it is done within the deadline. Please get in touch with us for the deadlines.
None of the other World Major Marathons permit runners to defer their registration.

Q. Will you be able to assist me with visas and air tickets?
A. Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details. 

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(Based on 19 reviews)

  • NARESH KRISHNANI

    Sep 2018

    Berlin Marathon 2018 with Active Holidays - We were part of the HISTORY

    World fastest marathon timing was clocked at Berlin and we are part of the history. The city is beautiful and the race course is marvelous. But best of all was working with Active Holidays company who made it all possible. This was a very professional and smooth journey, extremely well planned by Active Holidays and they did not miss a beat. All instructions and communications sent out from initial registration to final farewell were clear concise and one just had to ready and pay attention. Gauri and her team (Mehvash) were truly a thrill to work with

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    My ah-ha moment on the trip was the owner of Active Holidays Owner - Gauri Jayaram herself. If you want to see someone's passion then meet Gauri. Active holidays is not just a business for her. She IS Active Holidays herself. Not only was she personally involved thru the transaction, she guided over 100+ runners and patiently answered their questions on Whatsapp group chat. She traveled to Berlin and was part of the kick off party, walk to start line and on race day she was on the course bright and early with the runners from start, thru the course and at finish line with Indian flag taking pictures and cheering us. This shows her passion and that each of these events is not just bookings but she made us family. She is full of energy and I truly admire her. Thank you Gauri Jayaram

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

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    Hotel accommodations along with breakfast offerings were amazing. It was close to start/finish line. Very well thought and modern hotel in best neighborhood of Berlin.

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  • RAYMON MUTHIAH

    Sep 2018

    DREAM CAME TRUE

    I wanted to do my first world major marathon with a good are expricens Team and with the blessing I found ACTIVE HOILDAY COMPANY . it was really nice experience. Look forward to participate other WMMs in coming years with Active holidays Location of hotel near start line is what I liked most.
    big thank you to Gauri ,Ashwini and their team to make sure we are all safe and keep updated form the day we sign up to the day we are all back home . I am looking forward to do my 2nd WMM with ACTIVE HOILDAY COMPANY . VERY SOON hopefully Tokyo 2019

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    These people from Active holidays knows their job well and you can trust them with your holidays.

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