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Virgin Money London Marathon - 2018 (MVA09)

Country Visited: U.K
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Experience

Among the oldest and most prestigious races in the world, this is the race that gives the modern marathon its distance of 26.2 miles or 42.2km. It is one of the 6 World Major Marathons and remains a must-do on every marathoners bucket-list. 
The London Marathon is also where the record for the Women’s marathon was broken by Paula Radcliffe. 
Possibly most important of all, the London Marathon is broadcast live in over 200 countries so remember, smile at the cameras! 
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.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive – London (19th Apr, Sun) Open or Close

On arrival in London, make your way from the airport to the hotel (our detailed travel documents will provide you with information on how you can get to the hotel).
You have the rest of the day free to spend as you please.

Meals: None

Day 2
London (20th Apr, Fri) Open or Close

Today, after a leisurely breakfast head out for a guided walking tour of the Old City.
It is imperative for all runners to be a part of this tour as not only do you get to visit sites that you cannot and should not miss, it will also help you navigate your route back to the hotel on Race Day.
On this tour, you will stop by everything quintessentially London, from the Big Ben to the Buckingham Palace and St. James Park, finally ending at Westminster Abbey. The tour ends with High Tea and a tasting of the famous British snack food, scones.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet your fellow runners and compare notes. You can also choose to make your way to ExCel Center to collect your running kit and bib immediately after the tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
London (21st Apr, Sat) Open or Close

Get an early start to the day and head to St. James Park (the finishing point for the race), for a warm-up run. Head back to the hotel, in time for breakfast.
You have the remainder of the day to spend at leisure.
This centurion old mega-polis has a mind boggling array of activities and sites to captivate you. We suggest a trip to the London Eye, which is walking distance from your centrally located hotel or maybe a cruise along river Thames.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Race Day! (22nd Apr, Sun) Open or Close

Race Day is finally here!
This iconic race is run over a largely flat course around the river Thames, passing the Tower of London. In the penultimate mile along the London Eye comes into view, and as does Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, and finishing alongside St. James's Palace.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Depart – London (23rd Apr, Mon) Open or Close

With a medal in the bag and bragging rights galore, it’s time to say good bye to London. You will need to find your way to the airport.
Or instead, celebrate having run a World Major with an extended tour of Europe’s wonders! Ask us for our exclusive extension for London Marathoners to Amsterdam as we get you on bicycles to witness the Tulips in full bloom.

Meals: Breakfast

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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.  

Dates & Prices

Package Price with Race entry:
19th to 23rd April, 2018
 Event
 Per person on Twin share
(Runner)
 Single Room
(Runner)
 Per person on Twin
(Non-Runner)
 Marathon Rs.89,000*  Rs.1,09,000*  Rs.39,950*
 
Package Price excluding Race entry:
19th to 23rd April, 2018
 Event  Per person on Twin share  Single Room
 Marathon Rs. 39,950   Rs. 79,890

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  • This cost exclude GST 5%. Credit Card Payments attract a service charge 
  • Child Sharing (maximum 2, up to 16 years) Rs.15,000 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). Our packages are available only for Indian nationals or other nationals residing in India.
  • *Price is calculated based on GBP INR ROE on 28 June and price is subject to revision should the exchange rate fluctuate drastically before full payment is made. 

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. 
  • Full English breakfasts on all days  
  • 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)
  • Old London guided walking city tour followed by english tea & scones to meet and network with fellow runners 
  • Personalised T-Shirt (for race participants only).
  • Active Holiday Company representative 
  • Travel to the starting point of the race by train is provided free by race organisers.

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

A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of INR 50,000 per person (for race participants) and INR 10,000 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. 
 
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.
 
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 other International races with us before. The tour is offered to new runners after our past runners have taken their entries. Please contact Cynthia on Cynthia@ActiveHolidayCompany.com to know more! 
 
Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance.

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.

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