Boston Marathon VIP Hotel Package
We are pleased to offer a special 2024 VIP Package. This is for the traveler that wishes to have logistics taken care of for them, including a Private Coach to Hopkinton on race morning! Additional features include a four-night stay at the ideally situated Marriott Copley Hotel, a Welcome Reception, and a Pre-Race Pasta Dinner with a special guest speaker. To compliment your package, we highly recommend participating in the Boston Marathon Course Tour, which is offered on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 PM and Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 AM. Details regarding the EXPO and packet pickup will be updated as soon as additional information is shared by the B.A.A.
If you only wish to book a hotel room, please visit our Boston Marathon webpage.
Travel Package Information
Friday, April 12
Arrive in Boston and check-in to your hotel. This afternoon and evening is on your own to enjoy the many fine restaurants, bars, and cafes in Boston.
Saturday, April 13
Today is a free day. We strongly suggest you reserve a spot for the official Boston Marathon Course Tour, which is planned for 2:00 PM. This is optional and is open to runners and supporters for $40 per person. It departs from the Sheraton Boston Hotel and tickets must be purchased in advance. This evening we will gather for a special Welcome Reception!
Sunday, April 14
You will have the day to sight see in Boston. We can offer a number of suggestions of sightseeing ideas and activities while visiting Bean Town. The Boston Marathon Course Tour is available again today at 10:00 AM.
Monday, April 15
It’s an early morning departure in our Private Coach from the Marriott Copley Hotel to Hopkinton. This is to ensure you arrive in time according to the B.A.A. guidelines and security. Following the race you will have the afternoon to recharge and then we invite you to start your evening at our post-race celebration reception.
Additional nights available upon request.
Packages & Rates
Boston VIP Hotel| Four-Night Package: April 12-16, 2024
- Four night hotel accommodations at the Marriott Copley Hotel (Friday – Tuesday)
- Hotel taxes
- Welcome Reception on Saturday, April 13
- Pre-race pasta dinner on Sunday, April 14
- Private Coach to Hopkinton on Monday, April 15
- Marathon Tours & Travel throwaway pre-race poncho
- Post-race reception on Monday, April 15
- Marathon Tours & Travel staff on-site
- Race Entry. All runners must secure their own entry to the Boston Marathon
- Airport Transfers to / from hotel
- Meals not outlined on the itinerary
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Boston Marathon Course Tour
- Travel Insurance
- Triple rates available upon request.
- Additional nights based on request and availability.
- Boston Marathon Race Entry must be secured by runner.
- Marathon Tours & Travel’s policy is that anyone staying in our room block must be part of our package. If you plan to bring a spouse or guest, they must purchase our package. For example, if there are two of you, the rate would be the double occupancy rate (per person). If you purchase a single occupancy rate package, then only you are allowed in your room. To attend any of our activities, you must be part of our package.
Airfare: JetBlue is the official airline of the Boston Marathon. JetBlue serves 75 cities with 700+daily flights, including more nonstop flights from Boston than any other airline. Learn more here.
Rates (all prices are per person and in US dollars) Double Occupancy Single Occupancy Four Night Package $1505 per person $2525 Additional Night $215 per person $430 Official Boston Marathon Course Tour $40 per person $40
Boston, MAMarriott Copley Hotel
Perfectly placed in Back Bay, the Marriott Copley offers stylish comfort amid celebrated attractions. It is walking distance from major attractions and more than 200 restaurants.
Race Date: Monday, April 15, 2024
Race Time: There are four wave starts for runners, preceded by professional wheelchair athletes, hand-cycles, and professional elite runners.
Organizer: Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
Course: The course follows a point-to-point route from rural Hopkinton to Boston. The course is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.
Temperature: The average weather during the month of April in the Boston area is a high of 62F and the average low is 47F. Temperature swings are common in New England in the spring.
Entry Fee: Each runner must secure their bib directly with the B.A.A.
Eligibility: Runners must qualify to run the Boston Marathon by running a qualifying time at a certified marathon. Qualifying times are determined by your age on the date of the Boston Marathon in which you will be participating. Each runner must secure their bib directly with the B.A.A.
Number Pickup: All runners must bring a government issued photo ID to pick up your bib number at the Boston Marathon Expo, which is held at the Hynes Convention Center. You can find out more information here.
Course Tour: We highly recommend booking the Boston Marathon Course Tour. This is optional and is open to runners and supporters for $40 per person. All tours depart from the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton Street) and tickets must be purchased in advance. We recommend bringing your Program Book so you have a map of the course.
Awards: Learn more here.
Registration & Booking
Rates: All prices are based on current exchange rates may change due to currency fluctuations.
Race entry: Guaranteed entry is NOT included in the package. Each runner must secure their own entry.
Reservations and Payments: A completed tour application together with an initial non-refundable deposit of $400 per person must be received before confirming your reservations. Final payment is due on or before January 18, 2024.
Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.
Not Included in Price: All items not specifically listed under package features.
Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.
Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.
Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.
"I just wanted to say thank you for everything..." - 2023
I just wanted to say thank you for everything that you did this weekend. My friend and I had the best time, everything was so well organized and I am so grateful for all your hard work."The private coach bus transfer to the start made everything worth it..." - 2023
The private coach bus transfer to the start made everything worth it. That and the hotel location. Made my first Boston experience infinitely better."I plan on using Marathon Tours again..." - 2022
I plan on using Marathon Tours again because everything was perfect and the staff was excellent and caring."The hotel location was fantastic..." - 2022
The hotel location was fantastic – just the right amount of information for group get togethers and time to explore on our own."My motivation for going with the VIP Package..." - 2022
My motivation for going with the VIP Package was for the private coach bus transfer and the no-hassle hotel booking at a preferred location. The coach was fantastic."I wanted to let you know how happy I was that I decided to use Marathon Tours..." - 2021
I wanted to let you know how happy I was that I decided to use Marathon Tours for the Boston marathon this year. With the rescheduling and cancellation of the 2020 marathon, I am so appreciative of all the extra work you had to do to make this happen. Your customer service skills are impeccable! Attending the cocktail party, dinner and the bus tour, and all the great advice and fun stories about the Boston Marathon really made this even more special and exciting. I also met some great running women at the various functions which was also a great bonus."Thank you for all you have done..." - 2020
Thank you for all you have done to schedule and then reschedule the VIP Tour. While as runners all we had to do was keep going right, left, right, left a zillion times, I can only imagine all you and your team had to do to scramble to make changes. And then to have it cancelled must be exhausting to say the least. I look forward to doing a marathon with your company at a future date. Thanks for everything."As usual, the entire team was at our service..." - 2019
As usual, the entire team was at our service and made the whole planning stage of this trip a breeze."First time using marathon tours will definitely use again!" - 2019
It was very well run. I felt like I was taken care of. Everyone was so nice and supportive. First time using marathon tours will definitely use again!"This was my first Boston Marathon..." - 2019
This was my first Boston Marathon, and being in this package made the logistics of getting to the race, and knowing all of the details of the race seamless. I’m so glad that I got this package."Everything went so smoothly..." - 2019
Everything went so smoothly. Everyone was genuinely “NICE”. Allyson accommodated the addition of a family member to my VIP package very quickly and willingly only days before the event… she did it within an hour! This was important because I was also trying to book one of the few remaining seats on our flight for that person. The itinerary was put together extremely well. The food was incredibly good and plentiful… the restaurants were classy and excellent. The VIP bus transfer to the start is priceless!!!"This was my 4th time to Boston..." - 2019
This was my 4th time to Boston to run the marathon and it was by far the best experience because it was Marathon Tours!"Staying on the coach in the athlete's village..." - 2018
Staying on the coach in the athlete’s village. We were warm and dry. We chatted comfortably with new friends. We had the best possible pre-race experience. I liked the location of the hotel to the finish line. With the weather so terrible, it was great knowing I only had to walk two blocks back to my room."Thank you for making this Boston experience one to be remember." - 2018
Thank you for making this Boston experience one to be remember."Great trip!" - 2018
Great trip! The Hotel Package was very well organized and thought out."The package was better than I expected..." - 2018
The package was better than I expected, and I’m lucky to have been on it!
Meet the Reps
Senior Trip Designer | Hotel Manager
Senior Trip Designer | Hotel Manager
Allyson joined the Marathon Tours team over five years ago after enjoying a successful start to her career in the hotel industry. As a Group Sales Manager at The Langham, Boston, Allyson learned about Marathon Tours and their role with the Boston Marathon. Allyson now manages our hotel partnerships around the world by delivering exceptional value and service related to the lodging we offer our clients. While assisting with hotels for many of our international trips, Allyson also manages Boston, Chicago, New York, and our Sydney hotel program.
During her time at Endicott College, Allyson studied abroad in Florence, Italy and fell in love with travel and Italian cooking. She travels as often as she can with her family, and enjoys hiking, cooking, and being active outside.