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The XVI World Track & Field Championships will be held in London, at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, which hosted Olympic track & field in 2012. T&FN will take about 250 fans to the 2017 Worlds and we have engaged two hotels for you to choose from.

The St. Giles Hotel. Ideally located (just 8 stops on the Central Line from Tottenham Court station to the stadium) with great access to the stadium, shopping and restaurants, and many of London’s major attractions. The St. Giles is not a luxury hotel, but we used it for the Olympics and had good feedback from clients. They appreciated the location and the hotel services.

The Park Plaza Victoria. This is a higher-quality hotel, situated steps from Victoria Station. We have used the Park Plaza twice on Diamond League tours and it has been very well received. It will involve one change on the Underground—two stops to Oxford Circus, then 9 stops to the stadium.

Tour components:

  • 11 nights lodging at the St. Giles or Park Plaza Victoria (your choice). In August 3 (Thursday), Out August 14 (Monday)
  • Prime tickets to all sessions of the World Championships
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Gala luncheon with invited athletes, coaches
  • Welcome party
  • Daily newsletter from the T&FN editorial staff
  • Airport transfers
  • City sightseeing tour
  • Underground pass
  • Goodies (tote bag, polo shirt, etc.)

Tour price. $4,795 is the projected tour package price, double occupancy, for those staying at the St. Giles (single supplement $1025). For those at the Park Plaza Victoria, the tour package price is $5,495 per person, double occupancy (single supplement, $1,715). London, of course, is one of the world’s most expensive cities, and everything costs more here: hotels, tickets, functions, etc. Air transportation not included in these prices.

Extensions. We’ll be operating one optional extension trips after the World Championships:

ITALY TOUR (9 nights) Dates: 8/14 - 8/23 

Northern Italy, including three nights in Venice, two each in Bergamo, Verona and Lake Como.

To join. Send your deposit of $3,250 per person via personal check to Track & Field News, 2570 W. El Camino Real, Suite 220, Mountain View, CA 94040, or call 650/948-8188 and charge to your credit card (Visa, M/C, Amex accepted). The cancellation penalty is $150 per person, plus any funds deposited in your behalf which cannot be retrieved by T&FN.

Note: The Park Plaza Victoria is currently sold out. There are a few two-bed rooms still available at the St. Giles.

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