Classic Automobile Tour to Italy, France, Germany & England

20
Nights
2019
Sep 7
From
$10,995
Including flights, accommodation, guided sightseeing, tours,
meals, & Entrances

The 2019 Classic Automobile tour to Europe will be a fantastic opportunity to visit some of the very best classic motoring festivals in Europe in 2019. Visit the world renowned Goodwood Revival Festival, where classic motoring of days gone by come to life. An amazing mix of historic motoring and display cars and much more. In Britain, The Concours of Elegance sees 60 of the finest and unique automobiles paraded in the grounds of a Royal Palace. Along the way we also visit some of the finest Museums and have exclusive tours of the factories and collections of high-end manufacturers: for example Lamborghini, Pagani, Porsche, Lotus, Morgan and others. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Visiting Italy, France, Germany & England.

Highlights Include

  • The prestigious Concours of Elegance at Windsor Castle
  • The Lotus factory
  • An opportunity to drive or take a taxi lap on the Lotus track (extra charge)
  • The Land Rover test track
  • The Aston Martin factory
  • The famed manufacturer Morgan
  • The Goodwood Revival Festival
  • The Nurburgring Museum
  • Take an amazing driving tour around the area of Nurburg on public roads in a selection of modern classic sports cars
  • An opportunity to drive the famous Nurburgring (subject to track availability) at an additional charge
  • Auto and Teknik museum at Sinsheim
  • The Mercedes museum
  • The famous Schlumpf collection of classic cars
  • The famous design house of Pininfarina
  • The acclaimed Lamborghini museum
  • Enzo Ferrari Museum
  • An opportunity to drive a Ferrari! (Extra charge applicable)

Includes

  • Return economy-class flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • Travel in first-class chartered coach
  • Accommodation in first-class and moderate first-class hotels, taxes and service charges
  • Continental breakfasts in Europe and England. Two meals in Nurburg and Modena
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Entry to museums and attractions as detailed in itinerary
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd
  • A Travelrite travel bag
Classic Automobile Tour to Italy, France, Germany & England map Warren Brown

Warren Brown

Warren Brown is an Australian cartoonist and television presenter. He has been an editorial newspaper cartoonist since 1986. He is currently cartoonist for Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph, for which he also writes a weekly motoring column. In May 2005, Brown participated in a recreation of the 1907 Peking to Paris race using five 100-year-old cars. He also presented a four-part documentary series about the event. Since 2006, he has acted as the overnight MC at Gallipoli on Anzac Day and the pre-service MC at the Australian War Cemetery at Lone Pine. In 2008, he was selected to be one of the presenters of Top Gear Australia on SBS TV, and continued on in Season 2 (2009). Brown is a keen classic car enthusiast. His friendly personality and passion for classic cars and history make him the ideal person to lead the tour.

DAY 1 Saturday September 7, 2019 Departure
The tour begins with our flight to London.

Sunday September 8, 2019 London, UK
After we arrive Warren will take the group to visit the prestigious Concours of Elegance at Windsor Castle. This event, which is always held in the grounds of a royal palace, was held at Hampton Court Palace in 2018 and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh in 2015. In 2019 another sixty rare motor cars are being lined up for the historic garden party of the year at Windsor Castle. Perhaps the most prestigious and interesting Concours event in Britain in 2019, this event will be one of the highlights of the tour. We are then transferred to our hotel.

Monday September 9, 2019 Hethel, UK
Today we travel north to the town of Hethel, where we visit the Lotus factory, where precision manufacturing is beautifully combined with innovative engineering. We discover the history and heritage of Lotus as we follow each step in the creation of these magnificent machines, and take a walk through the years that saw the company develop from a shed based, one-man operation into the automotive thoroughbred it is today. Later there will be an opportunity to drive or take a taxi lap on the Lotus track (extra charge).

DAY 4 Tuesday September 10, 2019 Solihull, UK
This morning Warren takes the group to the Land Rover test track where we are able to test the Land Rover’s. A highlight! We then continue on to our hotel.

DAY 5 Wednesday September 11, 2019 Gaydon, UK
Today Warren takes the group to visit the Aston Martin factory in one of the highlights of the tour (subject to confirmation). We see how their luxury vehicles are manufactured. We then visit the Heritage Motor Centre, which is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars.

DAY 6 Thursday September 12, 2019 Morgan, UK
Today we travel first to the famed manufacturer Morgan, who still builds their cars by hand with wood and tin. A fascinating trip into the past! We then visit the National Automobile Museum at Beaulieu. The museum houses a collection of over 250 automobiles and motorcycles, which tell the story of motoring on the roads of Britain from the dawn of motoring to the present day. We then continue on to our hotel near Goodwood.

DAY 7 Friday September 13, 2019 Goodwood Revival Festival
A highlight of the tour, Warren takes the group to The Goodwood Revival Festival. It is truly a magical step back in time, celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing as it used to be, with all of the accompanying spectacle and glamour of the era. Competitors and spectators alike dress in period fashions, with the finest sights and entertainment of the pre-1966 era for all to enjoy. Held in the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, this annual event is a true celebration of historic motoring.

DAY 8 Saturday September 14, 2019 Goodwood Revival Festival
Our second full day at the amazing Goodwood Revival Festival.

DAY 9 Sunday September 15, 2019 Goodwood Revival Festival
Another full day at the extraordinary Goodwood Revival Festival. Later in the afternoon we travel to our hotel close to Heathrow Airport for our flight to the continent tomorrow morning.

DAY 10 Monday September 16, 2019 Nurburg, Germany
This morning we will fly to Germany and travel to the town of Nurburg location of the famed Nurburgring track. We will visit the Nurburgring Museum that details the history of the track before we check into our hotel.

DAY 11 Tuesday September 17, 2019 Nurburg
In one of the highlights of the tour, we will take an amazing driving tour around the area on public roads in a selection of modern classic sports cars. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to drive the famous Nurburgring (subject to track availability) at an additional charge. The Nurburgring, nicknamed “The Green Hell” by Jackie Stewart, is widely considered to be one of the most demanding and difficult purpose-built racing circuits in the world. The home of the German Grand Prix until 1939 on the full circuit and until 1977 on the northern circuit. Driving this amazing track will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This evening we enjoy an included dinner at Pistenklause, Top Gear’s Sabine Schmitz’s family motor racing themed restaurant to celebrate our time at the Nurburgring.

DAY 12 Wednesday September 18, 2019 Stuttgart, Germany
This morning we first travel to the Auto and Teknik museum at Sinsheim. An enormous museum that contains a collection of 100s of cars as well as aircraft and military vehicles it will keep you occupied. We then travel to the prosperous city of Stuttgart, home of both Mercedes Benz and Porsche.

DAY 13 Thursday September 19, 2019 Stuttgart
This morning Warren takes us to visit the Mercedes museum. The museum details the development of the automobile from its invention to the present day. This afternoon we visit the Porsche museum at Zuffenhausen, just outside of Stuttgart. It is located in a stunning piece of architecture and chronicles the history if this iconic brand with over 80 examples exhibited. We then take a tour of the Porsche factory seeing how these iconic sportscars are made.

DAY 14 Friday September 20, 2019 Mulhouse, France
This morning we travel to the town of Mulhouse, France. One of the highlights of the tour today, this morning we will visit the famous Schlumpf collection of classic cars. This fabulous collection of 400 vintage cars including some of rarest Bugattis, was assembled by Fritz Schlumpf. The museum highlights over one hundred years of automobile history, from the “ancestors” (1895-1918) and “classic cars” (1918-38) to “modern” vehicles of the post- 1945 period. A second section is devoted to racing cars and motoring masterpieces.

DAY 15 Saturday September 21, 2019 Turin, Italy
Today we travel south into Italy and the city of Turin, where we stay for the next two nights.

DAY 16 Sunday September 22, 2019 Turin
Today we visit the National Automobile Museum of Italy. The collection has around 200 cars and includes the first Italian cars, Bernardi 1896 and 1899 Fiat, the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914, and racing cars by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. The rest of the afternoon will be free. Those wishing to dine together can meet in the lobby where the tour manager will suggest good value restaurants for dinner.

DAY 17 Monday September 23, 2019 Modena, Italy
This morning Warren takes us to the famous design house of Pininfarina where many iconic Ferraris and other super cars have been designed. We then travel to Milan to visit the recently re-opened Alfa Romeo museum. A fantastic collection of vehicles that documents the history of this important marque. We then continue on to Modena and our hotel.

DAY 18 Tuesday September 24, 2019 Modena
This morning we travel to the home of Lamborghini in the town of Sant’Agata Bolognese, south of Bologna. We have a tour of the factory where these amazing supercars are manufactured. You will see the assembly line of the Huracán and follow, step-by-step, the making of a car: from the bodyshell to the interior and the mounting of Lamborghini’s V10 engine. We will then visit the acclaimed Lamborghini museum which has an example of almost every vehicle manufactured by the company. We then travel to the town of San Cesario sul Panaro where the relatively new marque of Pagani are manufactured. We visit their factory and find out how these amazing vehicles are manufactured. We will also visit the Panini collection of classic Maserati cars, a collection containing most models of this historic marque before the modern era.

DAY 19 Wednesday September 25, 2019 Modena
This morning we will visit the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Built around the home Enzo Ferrari grew up in, the museum details the great car manufacturer’s life amongst a classic collection of the cars he created. We then travel to Maranello, where the Ferrari factory is located, visit the Ferrari museum and take a bus tour through the factory grounds. The ground floor of the museum is dedicated to Formula One; upstairs are the Ferrari road cars, where pride of place goes to The Enzo, the car dedicated to its founder. We have an included lunch, at the Ristorante Cavallino, the famous restaurant where Enzo Ferrari used to dine. There will also be an opportunity to drive a Ferrari!* (*Extra charge applicable)

DAY 20 Thursday September 26, 2019 Departure
This morning we are transferred to Milan Airport for our flight back to Australia.

DAY 21 Friday September 27, 2019 Arrival
This evening the group arrives in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.

Twin Fare Single Fare
$10,995 $12,945

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • Travel in first-class chartered coach
  • Accommodation in first-class and moderate first-class hotels, taxes and service charges
  • Continental breakfasts in Europe and England. Two meals in Nurburg and Modena
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Entry to museums and attractions as detailed in itinerary
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd
  • A Travelrite travel bag

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd, (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator.

Tour Costs:
The tour costs are based on airfare, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rate at 1/6/18. Travelrite reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 60 days of departure from Australia.

Deposits and Payments:
A deposit of $900 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 60 days before departure for the tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged on payment by Visa, Mastercard and Amex Cards.

Air Taxes:
From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane as listed in the itinerary. Please contact us for air taxes from different cities. Air taxes are as at 1/9/18. If they change due to government and airline charges and currency variations, Travelrite International reserves the right to charge additional amounts.

Cancellation Conditions:
Cancellations within 60 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. Cancellation outside 60 days from departure will result in a cancellation fee of $900 per person.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.

Minimum Tour Numbers and Conditions:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 60 days prior to departure. Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost. Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.

Refunds:
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

Tour Organisation:
Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.

Travel Documents:
All passengers will require a valid passport. Visas for countries visited are not required for Australian passport holders. If you hold another passport please check with Travelrite.

Baggage:
All passengers qualify for the 30kg free baggage allowance on the flight from Australia to Europe. 20 kgs is allowed on the European flights. One suitcase is allowed per person on the tour.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

Responsibility:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is the tour organiser. Neither Nationwide News Pty Limited nor any of its subsidiaries, nor any of its newspapers have any involvement in the tour, and have no liability of any kind to any person in relation to the tour. Travelrite acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in the tour, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, rerouting or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/ or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria, Australia.

How to Book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $900 for the tour. Please send to:

Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information or a booking form can be obtained by telephoning Travelrite International on the following numbers:

Toll Free 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 29 years and operating in Victoria for more than 34 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No: A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotels, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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