6-NIGHT DELUXE MARATHON PACKAGE WITH 2 NIGHT EXTENSION TO XIAN
(May 17- 25,2017)
May 16 (Tu) - Depart U.S. for flight to Beijing.
May 17 (We) - Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. This evening you will enjoy a welcome cocktail reception.
May 18 (Th) - We travel to the Great Wall for a mandatory inspection of the on-Wall route. Both runners and spectators will visit the Great Wall and all race details will be given at this time. All runners must walk the 3.5 km of the wall that is part of the Great Wall Marathon course, as it is very important to familiarize oneself with that specific section in order to take proper precautions and incorporate that part into the race strategy. Non-runners are also welcome to participate in this walk (good physical condition is required for this strenuous walk). Lunch is included. (B,L)
May 19 (Fr) - This morning you will enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of Hutong, the old city of Beijing. You will travel the ancient alleyways via 3-wheeled bicycle rickshaws. We then travel to the Summer Palace for a tour of the man-made lake and have lunch. We return back ot the hotel early today to allow you to rest before the big race day. We gather tonight at the hotel for a pre-race pasta dinner. (B,L,D)
May 20 (Sa) - RACE DAY. Early morning departure for the Great Wall International Marathon, Half-Marathon, 7.5K fun run. Time to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of running on the world famous Great Wall of China. A boxed breakfast in prepared for us for an early departure. Subway lunch will be provided after the race and massage is available as well. Dinner is on your own. (B,L)
May 21 (Su) - After breakfast we start the day by motorcoach to Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. We will walk through the square from south the north, passing Chairman Maos Mausoleum. We will then entter the Imperial Palace and the Forbiden City, one of China's architectual masterpieces which were forbidden to the common people until the early 1900's. Lunch is to follow. We return early so you can prepare for the Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)
May 22 (Mo) - After breakfast we will visit the Temple of Heaven. We then visit a tea house to learn about and sample local teas. After luch we will visit the Lama Temple. We return back to the hotel briefly before we depart for our Peking Duck dinner followed by an exciting Chinese acrobat show (B, L, D)
May 23 (Tu) - After breakfast we will check out of the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel and transfer to the Beijing Airport for a 90 minute flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, a cordial welcome by our English-speaking local representative who coordinates your ride to the hotel. Tour the enormous city walls,sensing the immense scale and enduring impregnability, and then guided walk through the Muslim quarter of the Old Town and the local market. This afternoon check in at the Sofitel on Renmin Square Xi'an Hotel. Please note that lunch today in on the plane. You may want to grab a snack for the flight. Tonight we enjoy the famous dumplings at Defachang's (B,L,D)
May 24 (We) - After breakfast, we will visit the famous life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors who have been guarding the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi for 2,000 years and the Horse Museum. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is included this evening. (B,L,DS)
May 25 (Th) After breakfast, transfer back to the airport for your flight back to Beijing.(B)
Package price per person
|Double/Twin Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
| $3413|| $4140|
- Five-star accommodations at: the Reniassance Beijing Capital Hotel and the Sofitel on Renmin Square Xi'an
- Western-style breakfast daily
- Lunch and dinner most days per itinerary
- All hotel taxes
- All current airport taxes and surcharges
- Airport transfers
- Numerous sight-seeing excursions per the itinerary with English-speaking guides
- Admission and fees to temples, shrines, palaces and more per itinerary
- Chinese domestic flights per the itinerary (Beijing to Xi'an to Beijing)
- Post-race massage
- Pre-race pasta dinner
- Hosted by Marathon Tours staff
- Guaranteed entry*
- Visa fees additional
- Rates are per person
- You should arrange your flight to return from Beijing as roundtrip air to Xi'an is included.
- It is advised not to book your return flight from Beijing before 1:00pm on May 25.
- B- Breakfast L- Lunch D - Dinner DS - Dinner Show