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 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 require
• Supplements Costs apply for extra nights and single rooms occupancy.