4 Days
Tour Type
Group Size
50 People
Tour Guide

Damascus Marathon

The start & finish of Marathon, Halfmarathon and 10km run will be in front of Dama Rose Hotel, next to the Umayyad Square in the shadow of the iconic Damascene Sword Monument.

Registration for Damascus Marathon 2024 will open soon.

Destination Damascus, Syria
Trip type Marathon Tour
Visa Required prior to arrival
Travel dates November 2024
  • Transfer Beirut – Damascus – Beirut by private bus
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • A bottle of water per person each day
  • Security clearance & Departure tax
  • Marathon entry and medal (Package Runner only)
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch box and dinner)
  • Private bus and guide during all trips
  • Tips for tour guides
  • Flights to and from Beirut
  • Insurance for Syria (we recommend IATI)
  • Personal expenses not mentioned in the program
  • Visa Fees (check travel info on marathon website)
  • Extra meals and drinks
The itinerary for Damascus Marathon 2024 will be announced soon.


We meet in Beverly Hotel in the lobby at 8:00am and take the bus to the border between Lebanon and Syria. The transfer takes around 2 hours depending on the traffic. The visa and other border procedures shouldn’t take longer than 1 hour. Lunch in boxes will be served at the border. When everyone goes through immigration we continue for another 2 hours to Damascus. At around 1:00pm we check in at Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus. Right after the check-in we start Damascus City Tour: The National Museum, Souk Al- Hamidiye, The Umayyad Mosque, El-Azem Palace, Saint Ananian Church and if we have time, we will explore old town bazaar for shopping. Around 7:00pm we come back to the hotel. The dinner in planned for 8:00pm and will be followed by a short briefing regarding the following day and also BIB number distribution (for those who didn't collect their BIBs in Beirut). Then we head back to the hotel to rest. Overnight in Damascus.
The breakfast will be provided in boxes as we leave at 6:00am. We leave first for Palmyra to visit The temple of Bel, The theatre and the big colonnade and the Tombs including: tombs towers, tombs dug tombs temples or individual tombs. Lunch in boxes will be served on the way. Then we continue to Homs where we visit Holy Belt Church and Khaled Ibn Alwalid Mosque. We return to Damascus for dinner between 7:00pm- 8:00pm. Overnight in Damascus.
The breakfast starts at 5:00am. At 6:30am we start the warm-up outside Dama Rose Hotel. The marathon, half marathon & 10k start by the hotel at 7:00am. Because of different finishing times, all runners come back to the hotel on their own and have free time until dinner. Non runners can help as volunteers or do any activities in Damascus. The Gala dinner with officials is planned at 6:30pm. Please remember about casual dress code. Overnight in Damascus.
Breakfast starts at 6:00am. At 8:00am we leave first for Maaloula and then to Sednaya. After visiting the attracitions we continue in the direction of border. We should reach Beirut between 4:00pm - 5:00pm. The end of the trip is at Beverly Hotel in Beirut.