Virgin Money London Marathon - 2018 (MVA09)

Country Visited: U.K
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
  • Running
₹ 89000 Basic


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. 


Day 1
19th April (Thu) - Arrive in London Open or Close

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

Day 2
20th April (Fri) - London, Walking Tour of Old City Open or Close

After a leisurely breakfast, we leave for a guided city walking tour of old city. It is very important for all runners to be part of this walking tour as apart from witness key highlights you will also be shown your route back to the hotel on race day. We end at the fabulous Westminister Abbey where we have arranged an English Tea & scones sampling. This is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow runners and compare running notes. You might want to make your way to ExCel Center to collect your running kit and bib directly from here.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3
21st April (Sat) - London, Day Free 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. Many of our runners get together for a pasta dinner at a restaurant close to the hotel (at your own expense)?
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4
22nd April (Sun) - Race Day 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
23rd April (Mon) - April Departure from London / Optional Cycling Extension to Amsterdam Open or Close

Depart on your own to the airport. How about an extended tour of Britain? Ask us for our exclusive extension for London Marathoners to Amsterdam this year as we get you on bicycles to witness the Tulips in full bloom.
Meals: Breakfast.



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:

 Per person on Twin share
 Single Room
 Per person on Twin
 Marathon Rs.89,000*  Rs.1,09,000*  Rs.39,950*
Package Price excluding Race entry:

 Event  Per person on Twin share  Single Room
 Marathon Rs. 39,950   Rs. 79,890

  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 to know more! 
Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance.


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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