Moonlight Half Marathon along the Venetian coastline and a Royal Caribbean Cruise, May 20-27, 2017!
Have you ever experienced the thrill and sense of accomplishment when you've challenged yourself to do something you thought impossible? It is an incredible experience! The adrenaline rush of competing in an athletic event with athletes from around the world can also be life changing. Can it get any better than participating in a half marathon event with running companions and friends with loved one's waiting at the finish line to cheer you on and witness your accomplishment?
This marathon adventure includes a 7 night Royal Caribbean Meditteranean cruise with opportunity to meet new like minded running friends. AND, your half marathon by moonlight is set along the venetian coastline near the charming, romantic, historic and stunning Venice, Italy! The marathon route winds through traditional postcard worthy venetian canals and salt marshes. During your run, you'll be witness to a gorgeous sunset as the sun slowly lowers itself to meet the sea and finally gives way to twilight. You'll complete your final marathon miles by moonlight and under the stars!
Your Complete Half Marathon and Cruise Package includes:
- A 7 night Royal Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Venice departing on May 20th and returning on May 27th in an ocean view balcony cabin/double occupancy and these exciting ports of call:
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
· Special gatherings and carb loading opportunities for our group throughout the Royal Caribbean Cruise
· Admission and registration in the Venice Moonlight Half Marathon on May 27, 2017
· Two nights lodging in Venice at a beautiful historical four star hotel on May 27th and 28th
· Full buffet breakfast each morning of your hotel stay following the Half Marathon
· Transfers from the airport to the cruise port on the 20th, airport return transfers on May 29th
· Commemorative gift
TOTAL PACKAGE PRICE : In Development-Check back soon for pricing.
Consider the good fortune of fulfilling a personal challenge with the venetian coastline as the stunning backdrop for your run! Cruising with fellow athletes prior to the event allows ample opportunity to meet and collaborate with like minded people and generate new and lasting relationships. This package also provides for ample time in Venice with family and loved one's to renew and nurture existing relationships, indulge in fine cuisine and discuss favorite works of art and pieces of history. Venice invites many things. Venice invites interesting and engaging conversation, opportunity for soft moonlight kisses on romantic bridges and in deserted alleyways, a shared 'out of this world' chocolate or caramel gelato, and quiet moments simply taking a stroll with no destination in particular. Venice, known for Carnival, costumes and 'Eyes Wide Shut' masks as well as quaint bridges and lovely canals entices and impresses at every turn. Take some time to stroll through Venice and discover for yourself the magic and charm of Venice that awaits around every corner.
Some activities we have enjoyed:
-Discover your own favorite Taverna or Osteria. Try the Sangria!
-Spend an afternoon shopping! Buy a venetian mask from Ca'Macana!
-Tour the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
-Take a stroll across the many beautiful bridges of Venice. Stop for a gelato. Yum!
-Visit the Galleria dell’ Accademia
-Take a romantic stroll through Venice with your sweetheart and visit the Basilica di San Marco
-Consider a sight seeing tour to Murano
-Enjoy a glass of chianti and a a slice of pizza.
-If you still have extra time and energy, consider a day or two in the Dolomite region to do some hiking!
This activity based dream vacation is literally overflowing with passion, incredible bucket list potential, lifelong learning opportunities, excellent dining venues, opportunities to reconnect with loved ones as well as cultural and historical gems!
ADDED BONUS- Four stamps in your passport (Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey).
Ask about our pre cruise Venice package and special air fare prices from several U.S. cities.
* MORE HALF MARATHON OR 10K Race Details:
The start of the race takes place in a small village, Cavallino Treporti. This area is connected to Venice by motorboat. The course passes through salt marshes and postcard worthy venetian lagoons and canals at sunset. Let me repeat that. The views are postcard worthy! This one is going to be gorgeous! The course then crosses over the bridge on the river Sile upon which the course becomes faster.... Here you will continue your run by moonlight as well as flood lights. You and the other 6000 plus runners will be accompanied by the excitement, noise and encouragement of all the tourists and spectators. Cross the finish line at the Piazza Mazzini where your half marathon ends and the rest of your evening is just beginning!
Your Moonlight Marathon registration comes complete with entertainment, inspiring music and plenty of hospitality as well as admission to the Moonlight Beach Party!! Woot! Woot!
We are interested in hearing your feedback about this half marathon and cruise event and/or if there are other events your training team is interested in participating as a group. Just let us know, we will plan the rest. Not interested in doing a 10K or half marathon? Just let us know and we will plan another option for an adventurous evening in Venice.
*Package price includes all taxes and cruise port charges. All prices quoted on this website or communicated with our travel professionals are subject to change at any time based on availability. Prices can only be confirmed when your arrangements have been booked, you've made a deposit and/or your package has been fully paid.
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