Rome Marathon - 08 April 2018 (RM)

Country Visited: Italy
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Experience

Italy is a country that has fallen in love with the marathon. Orlando Pizzolato led the field to the finish twice in New York while followed by about 1,500 fellow countrymen. Gelindo Bordin claimed the gold in the 1988 Olympics. Thus, it is only fitting that Rome should have a world-class event. We have secured rooms at the beautifully-decorated Hotel Metropole within walking distance of the start and finish and many Rome landmarks. The March 18th event precedes the busy tourist season and hotel rates and airfares are a bit more reasonable. There is no better way to sight-see in this historic city than by foot and you will enjoy all of the significant points of interest along the way. The route is designed to include many classic monuments, buildings and piazzas. The "Stracittadina" 5K is scheduled to start immediately after the marathon start. Participants will be able to run in the old town centre past Piazza Venezia, Bocca della Verita, Teatro di Marcello, Circus Maximus, the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fri, April 06: Arrive - Rome Open or Close

On arrival in Rome, make your way from the airport to the hotel. Later in the evening go on to explore the streets of Rome on a 3hr guided, sunset sightseeing tour.
Set out on foot before sunset from Piazza del Popolo, passing baroque fountains and statues en route to Campo de' Fiori. You’ll stop by Pincio Terrace, Piazza di Trevi, Piazza della Rotonda and Piazza Navona and hear about the city’s landmarks from your guide, an expert in art history.
Should you arrive early, feel free to visit the expo.
Meals: None

Day 2
Sat, April 07: Rome Open or Close

Today, you have the day free to spend the day at as you please.
The eternal city has a ton to offer, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display.
Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
Please make time today to visit the expo and collect your bib.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Sun, April 08: Race Day! Open or Close

Race Day is finally here!
After an early breakfast, soak in the energy as you run the streets of the Eternal City. The race starts at 08.50hr from Via dei Fori Imperiali.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Mon, April 09: Rome - Pisa Open or Close

Check out of your hotel in Rome today, to make your way to the main railway terminal for your train to Pisa.
Later in the evening, explore Pisa and get a quintesentially ‘tourist-y’ picture clicked at the erstwhile wonder of the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, with this exciting guided tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Tue, April 10: Pisa - Florence Open or Close

Today, you depart for Florence. Do make sure you reach the main train terminal well in time to catch your train.
Later in the day, enjoy a pleasant walk in Florence on a guided tour. Florence is like a living history museum waiting to be explored. Uncover its medieval secrets and historic highlights including the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Church of Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica and the iconic Duomo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6
Wed, April 11: Florence Open or Close

Today, enjoy a day excursion through the enchanting landscape of San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti!
San Gimignano, is a splendid Medieval town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, following the panoramic roads of the Chianti region, you will get to Siena, the city of the Palio Horse Race. Experience the rich world-renowned wine of the Chianti region and authentic Italian cuisine that is definitely going to leave your taste buds wanting for more.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7
Thu, April 12: Depart - Florence Open or Close

With a medal in the bag and bragging rights galore, say good bye to the Italian wonders today. Or do one better and extend your trip to explore bountiful Europe for a few more days!
Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation

Rome - Massimo D Azeglio / similar
Pisa - Villa Kinzica / similar
Florence - Paris Hotel / similar
 

Dates & Prices

06th April - 12th April 2018
 
 Event  Per person on twin (Runner)  Single Supplement  Per person on twin (Non-Runner)
 Marathon  INR 74,449  INR 26,955  INR 63,919

  • Non-runner prices on sharing basis
  •  Extra nights for pre and post stay are available on request
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for all travellers
  • This cost exclude GST 5%
  • Flights and visa are not included 
  • Includes Guaranteed Race entry 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation on twin share basis including hotel taxes, as per itinerary
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Rome city guided walking tour
  • Pisa guided walking tour
  • Florence city guided walking tour
  • Day excursion to San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti 
  • Train travel in second class (reserved): Rome-Pisa, Pisa-Florence

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

Registration form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. All runners must be 18 years or older on race day.All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. The Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply.

FAQs

The loop course will start near the Coliseum and pass many spectacular sites such as Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona and the Vatican. Average temperatures range between 50F-70F. All runners must also complete a form that attests that they are healthy and fit enough to complete a marathon. This is required by Italian law. We will mail this form to you.

Trip Specialist

Cynthia Mathews

Cynthia Mathews

If you are interested in running a race with us around the world, chances are that the first person you will come in contact with is Cynthia! Cynthia is a powerhouse when it comes to curating travel experiences that wow our runners. Her expertise is backed with both education and experience as she holds a degree in Travel Management and she has honed her skill over eight solid years, working in travel operations. Challenge her and she will dig out that place that churns out the best pasta (or beer) or that family run B&B that you didn’t know existed. She’s the star link between our travellers and the fabulous testimonials they return with and you will be surprised at how shy and giggly she can be at the same time.

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