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Istanbul Marathon - 3rd November 2024 (ITM324)

Istanbul Marathon - 3rd November 2024

Istanbul Marathon - 3rd November 2024 (ITM324)

Country Visited: Turkey
Days Distance Race Type Minimum Age Price from Style
4 10K,42.2 Runacations & Adventure 16 25500 Self-Guided
  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices


Ever wanted to be on two continents at the same time? Well, now you can by running the Istanbul Eurasian Marathon. Flat and free of traffic, the course starts on the Asian side, crosses the Bosphorus and Golden Horn Bridges, passes under the Aqueduct and follows the Marmara Sea beach, to the finish on the European side at the Hippodrome - one of the oldest race tracks in the world, in the historical district of Sultanahmet! The runners can choose between a Full marathon, a 15 Km and 8Km distances. This run is one that HAS to be ticked off your bucket list!

We’ll see you there!


  • 3 nights’ accommodation as per the itinerary, conveniently located near the start and finish point

  • Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers

  • Detailed travel documents

  • 24/7 Emergency Support 

  • All Breakfasts


Day 1
1st Nov 24' - Friday - Arrival Day Open or Close

Arrive and make your way to the hotel. You may also visit the expo and collect your bib.

Meal: None.

Day 2
2nd Nov 24' Saturday - Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers Open or Close

After breakfast, Explore the story of the Ottomans and Byzantines on a private tour to Istanbul highlights like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern. Shop Turkish products at a vibrant bazaar.

Learn about the historical development of the city under the Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire on a private tour. Compare the different cultures and religions of these empires while exploring iconic Istanbul sights like Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Travel stress-free with private roundtrip transportation.
Enjoy unhurried visits to the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Visit the famous Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as Blue Mosque, due to its unique interior decoration of blue royal Iznik tiles.
At the Hippodrome, see where the Romans used to organize chariot races and gladiators' fights. Admire its remaining Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column, and German Fountain.

Finish your day by learning about Turkish handicrafts at the famous Grand Bazaar and its 4,000 shops (replaced with the Arasta Baazar or the Spice Bazaar on Sundays). With your private guide leading the way, there's no chance of getting lost in the bazaar.

This tour is a good start for first-time visitors to Istanbul. You'll gain a good idea of the past, present, and future of Istanbul while visiting some of the city's must-see sights and monuments. You can pause the tour at any point to ask questions.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
3rd Nov 24' Sunday - Race Day Open or Close

Race Day! Transportation included to the start of the race. The finish is just near your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
4th Nov 24' Monday - Departure Day Open or Close

Having run one of the historic races it's time to check out and proceed to the airport or perhaps an extension to explore the rest of Turkey.

Meals: Breakfast



Hotel Option - Hotel Mevlana Bazaar

Hotel Mevlana Bazaar is a sustainable bed and breakfast in the center of Istanbul, a 7-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and half a mile from Blue Mosque. Built in 2019, the property includes wellness packages and steam room. This property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options and just 12 mins walk from the finish point.




  • 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.

Booking Conditions

To confirm your booking a non- refundable deposit of INR 25,000 per person is to be paid.

Full payment is due before 01st August 2024


Cancellation period                                                     Charges

Cancel on or before 01st August 2024                        INR 25,000

Cancel on or after 02nd August 2024                        100% cancellation.

Before You Go

About Turkey

Things you need to know


Q.1 Can I transfer or defer my registration if I am unable to make it ? Open or Close

Unfortunately this race does not have any provision to transfer the race entry if you are unable to participate for any reason.

Q.2 Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? Open or Close

As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. Our contract with the race does not permit us to sell a stand-alone race entry.

Q.3 I have got the race entry through Ballot/ Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Yes, it is possible for you to stay with our marathon group 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.4 I am a solo traveller, is it possible for me to find someone to share my room with? Open or Close

We have several single runners interested in sharing a room with another runner 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. If you have a friend who is already on the group you'd like to share your room with please let us know your preference at the time of making the booking so we can pair you together.

Q.5 Will my travel insurance cover the cancellation fee in case of cancellation - cancelled by me or on the event organisers part? Open or Close

Most Indian insurance providers cover a very small part of the cancellation fee. The exact coverage will be detailed in the conditions of your insurance policy and we encourage you to check whether you can make a claim with them directly.


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Dates & Prices

Hotel Mevlana Bazaar (1st Nov -3rd Nov '24)

Per Person in Twin sharing (With Race Entry) Per Person in Single occupancy (With Race Entry) Per Person in Twin sharing (Without Entry) Per Person in Single occupancy (Without Entry)
INR 25500 INR 36600 INR 15600 INR 27000
AED 1150 AED 1620 AED 1000 AED 1250



Why Run with Active Holiday Company

We are the region’s best known & most trusted Marathon Tour Operator. We are the official Tour Operators for the World Marathon Major Races. We are runners just like you!
  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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