Itinerary Subject to Change
Friday, June 25 - Welcome to St. Petersburg! Arrive at Pulkovo Airport (LED) and transfer to the your hotel in the historic center of the city. Join us this evening for a welcome drink before you enjoy one of the many restaurants in or around Nevsky Prospekt. Your first night in St. Petersburg will give you the reason why the marathon is rightfully called the White Nights Marathon. The arctic sun stays out late, and eventually never sets. Thus the round-the-clock celebration! NOTE: Most flights arrive in the early afternoon. We highly recommend you arrive before 3:00 PM so you have time to check-in and rest before our first gathering.
Saturday, June 26 - Join us this morning for an optional short shakeout run where we will pass by Palace Square (the race start/finish). Following breakfast, we will start to explore the "Venice of the North". Stops will include Pushkin, Catherine's Palace, and the EXPO to pick up your race bib. Tonight we will gather for our pre-race pasta dinner. (Breakfast and dinner included)
Sunday, June 27 - Race Day! We will meet in the Hotel lobby for a short walk to Palace Square for the start of the race (approx. 1 KM). After the race, enjoy the festivities and at your leisure return to the hotel. Tonight we will gather for a celebratory canal cruise with appetizers and drinks to toast your accomplishment. (Breakfast and Canal Cruise included. Note: An early breakfast time for runners has been requested - still to be confirmed)
Monday, June 28 - Following a leisure breakfast we will make our way to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the historically rich and beautiful landmark that is the birthplace of the city. It was founded by Peter the Great and served as the citadel of the city. It is comprised of multiple historical infrastructures. Lunch will be on your own before our afternoon tour begins with the Church of the Saviour of the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon and evening are on your own to enjoy. We highly recommend you check out the Neva Bridges Opening, which takes place beginning at 1:10 AM along the banks of the Neva River – within walking distance of your hotel! (Breakfast included)
Tuesday, June 29 - Following breakfast, we will go to Peterhof to see the beautiful Grand Palace and surrounding grounds. Lunch will be on your own at the cafeteria - Monplaisir Café, before we make our way back to St. Petersburg for an afternoon at the famous Hermitage Museum situated in the Winter Palace in Palace Square. Tonight we will gather for our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast and dinner included)
Wednesday, June 30 - Departure day or post-race extension to Moscow (Breakfast included)