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Virgin Money London Marathon

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If you have questions regarding Marathon Tours & Travel's London Packages please: EMAIL OUR TRIP DESIGNER or CALL 617-242-7845

The Virgin Money London Marathon has become one of the most sought after Abbott World Marathon Majors races.  Known for its flat scenic course, world-class competition and excellent organization, this gem of a marathon will have you feeling like royalty when you cross the finish line on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.  

The first London Marathon was held on March 29, 1981 and more than 20,000 applied to run.  From this pool only 6,747 were accepted and 6,255 crossed the finish line on Constitution Hill. Seeing an opportunity to create a unique running experience for our clients, Marathon Tours & Travel immediately established a relationship with the London Marathon team and hosted our first trip in 1982.  Entering our 40th year supporting London we are pleased to continue to be the official North American travel agency, which allows us to offer you a guaranteed entry in conjunction with your travel arrangements.

Our goal is to be your running concierge and provide packages, which offer features that will make your trip a memorable one. Our hotel options, welcome reception, optional half-day guided tour of Windsor Castle and transfer to the race start have been carefully refined based on more than 30 years of client feedback.  This year, based on requests from past London travelers, we have added in a Deluxe Package option that gives you the opportunity to arrive one day early, participate in a guided London City Tour with a stop at the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo, enjoy a group pre-race pasta dinner, and affords you more time to explore the magical city of London. The hotels we select are within a short walking distance from the finish, as well as iconic places such as Hyde Park, St. James Park, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament.

Entry of overseas runners is strictly limited according to a system devised by the London Marathon Committee. The field is restricted, so unfortunately many are turned away.  We are limited in the number of guaranteed entries and do our best to provide a fair reservation process.

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2019 Marathon Tours London Trip

Great locations in very nice hotels with great MT staff support. We arrived two days early and left two days later and everything was ready for us. You make it easy for us.

2019 Marathon Tours London Trip

The purpose of this trip was to complete a marathon but I got so much more - this was the trip of a lifetime.

2019 Marathon Tours London Trip

Amazing experience in London and Edinburgh with a nice mix of structure activities and down time.

Trip Designer

Allyson Johnson
Allyson Johnson

Trip Leaders

Thom Gilligan
Thom Gilligan
Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams

Specialists

Jennifer Murray
Jennifer Murray
Sonja Viljoen
Sonja Viljoen Medical Staff
Jacqui Kaufman
Jacqui Kaufman