2019 LONDON MARATHON TOUR
SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2019
RACE ENTRY GUARANTEED
We are pleased to outline the details of our Tour to the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, one of the world’s greatest sporting events. You can pay your own way or you can fundraise for charity and go FREE.
The Marathon starts at 9.30am on SUNDAY, APRIL 28 from Blackheath, near Greenwich, and runs through many famous London districts and past many landmarks, including the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. As the official Irish tour operator we have an allocation of marathon entries so we can GUARANTEE your place in the `marathon of a lifetime’, regardless of your previous marathon times (if any). All entries are sold as part of a full tour package only. The Finish Line is open for at least 8 hours. Minimum age is 18 years.
Flights are from Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Shannon to London on Friday morning and afternoon and on Saturday morning (latest flight 11.00am). Return flights on Sunday evening (after 7.30pm) and on Monday (all day). All flights are subject to availability at time of booking.
The minimum tour package is based on two nights twin or double sharing at the 4**** Melia White House Hotel (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun). All prices are per person. A very substantial Buffet Breakfast is included. A special arrangement will be made for early breakfast for runners on marathon day.
The Melia White House Hotel is one of London’s leading 4 star art deco hotels. It has 581 well-appointed bedrooms, all with private bath, hairdryer, air conditioning, radio, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, UK/EU/US sockets, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, trouser press and 24-hour room service.
Located in the heart of the city, beside Regent’s Park, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Oxford St, Madame Tussauds and the British Museum. Close to three Tube Stations, it is less than 100m from Great Portland Street tube station and only a 5-minute walk from both Warren Street and Regent’s Park stations. It is a short tube ride from the marathon finish line.
The hotel’s L’Albufeira restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine while its award-winning brasserie, The Place, serves a selection of international dishes. The DRY Martini Bar is open daily from 8am until late and offers a selection of snacks. There are also shops, pubs and excellent restaurants close to the hotel.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel with high-speed internet connection and there is a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment. The Melia White House is a non-smoking hotel.
THE STANDARD TOUR (MINIMUM PACKAGE) INCLUDES:
* Choice of flights from selected airport, including all taxes, fees and charges.
* 2 nights twin or double sharing with Full Buffet Breakfast, including VAT and service charges
* Guaranteed Race Entry
* Private Coach Transfer to Race Start from the hotel. (Runners only);
* Services of your Sports Travel Guides;
* The security of a fully Licensed and Bonded travel agency.
Extra: Checked-In baggage charge for one bag €40 / £36 return (if applicable to your flights). The baggage charge may be subject to change by the airline. Please tick on the booking form if a checked bag is required.
NB: In a few cases, there may be a fare supplement if peak time flights are requested or for flights from some regional airports. We will advise you if this arises before confirming the flights. Late bookings may incur a flight supplement.
If you are traveling alone and wish to twin share to keep costs down, we can twin you with another runner. Non-running partners or friends should be booked with us at the same time as the runner. Single rooms are strictly for one person only. Premium and Executive rooms and a limited number of Triples are available. Family rates are available on request. Book early to avoid disappointment. Demand is huge every year.
ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON
THE STANDARD TOUR INCLUDES:
* Guaranteed Race Entry plus coach from hotel to race start for runners
* Return flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast, including all taxes and fees
* 2 nights’ accommodation as booked, with buffet breakfast at the 4**** Melia White House Hotel
* Guide services Fri/Sat/Sun and till Monday lunchtime.
Amount to raise PER PERSON FOR 2 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION & ENTRY PACKAGE (in Euro). Obviously more than this can be raised but this is the minimum.
From Per Person
Twin or double sharing: Runner €2094 Non-runner €538
Single: Runner, €2268, Non-runner €702
NOTE ON ROOM TYPES
Classic rooms are the standard rooms, as described in the hotel description above.
Premium rooms are an upgrade to a larger room with some additional amenities.
Executive rooms are noticeably larger and offer separate check-in/check-out facility, plus access to the Executive Level Lounge with complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and pastries throughout the day, and complimentary tapas and a range of drinks from 6pm till 8.30pm daily.
All Upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.
NB Triple rooms consist of a Double bed and a Sofa bed. There are no three-bedded Triple rooms.
Please contact us using the form below for further information and all relevant booking forms including a number of different ways in which we can aid with the fundraising aspect.