DAY 1 Thursday May 9, 2024 Departure
We depart Australia today on our flight to Nice.
DAY 2 Friday May 10, 2024 Monaco
We arrive in Nice, where we are met by our coach and are transferred to the Principality of Monaco and our hotel. Enjoy staying in Monaco during our time at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix!
DAY 3 Saturday May 11, 2024 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
Today we enjoy one of the highlights of the tour. We will be guided to our grandstand seats at the biennial Monaco Historic Grand Prix. This is not just another race track, this is Monaco, the crown jewel of motor racing since the earliest days of the sport. See historic racing and sports cars navigate the twisting Monaco track in one of the most glamorous places in the world. See the Bugattis, Alfas, Maseratis, Ferraris and other classics, some of which are worth millions, reliving the days of some of the most famous drivers, in this, the most stylish of racing tracks. Fantastic!
DAY 4 Sunday May 12, 2024 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
Take your grandstand seats for the finals of the 2024 Monaco Historic Grand Prix. A fantastic day to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this event in the heart of Monaco. Then after the event, enjoy the many attractions this principality has to offer.
DAY 5 Monday May 13, 2024 Turin, Italy
We depart Monaco today and travel into Italy and the city of Turin. On arrival we visit the museum of the famed automotive design house, Pininfarina. Known for the design of many classic vehicles, from Ferraris to Alfas, the museum contains a fascinating collection of concept cars and those that made it through to production. We then continue to our hotel.
DAY 6 Tuesday May 14, 2024 Turin
Today we will visit the very impressive 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. In the afternoon we visit the Centro Storico Fiat which hosts a collection of automobiles, mementos, models and advertising that span the company’s history. Those wishing to dine together can meet in the lobby, where the tour manager will suggest good-value restaurants for dinner.
DAY 7 Wednesday May 15, 2024 Modena, Italy
We depart Turin this morning and travel first to the Alfa Romeo museum in Milan. This extensive museum is devoted to the famed Alfa Romeo brand detailing its history. We then travel to the city of Brescia for the famed Mille Miglia, a recreation of the 1000 miles race that ran between 1927 and 1961. Known as “the most beautiful race in the world”, it was perhaps the most prestigious endurance race in Italy. We visit the museum devoted to the race before we continue on to Modena the centre of the exotic Italian motor industry.
DAY 8 Thursday May 16, 2024 Modena
We visit 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. We will see the assembly line of the Gallardo LP 560- 4 and follow step by-step, the making of a car: from the body shell 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 is manufactured. We visit the factory and find out how these amazing vehicles are manufactured.
DAY 9 Friday May 17, 2024 Modena
This morning we visit the Righini Collection of classic cars. The collection has a particular emphasis on classic Alfa Romeos. We then visit the Stanguellini Museum that details the history of the oldest automotive manufacturer in Modena. We continue to the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini which details the life of the founder of Lamborghini and his development of the famous sports cars. We then return to the hotel.
DAY 10 Saturday May 18, 2024 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 some 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 today, at the Ristorante Cavallino, the famous restaurant across the road from the factory, where Enzo Ferrari used to dine. (L)
DAY 11 Sunday May 19, 2024 Modena
This morning we visit the Panini collection of Maserati cars. Founded by Umberto Panini, the collection is the finest in the world. We then visit the Dallara Academy Museum which details the Dellara company’s association with motorsport over the years. We then return to the hotel.
DAY 12 Monday May 20, 2024 Nurburgring, Germany
Today we fly to Cologne in Germany. Upon arrival we will travel to Nurburg for one of the highlights of the tour, where we will have the chance to drive the famous Nurburgring. The Nurburgring, nicknamed “The Green Hell” by Jackie Stewart, is widely considered 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. We will also have an included dinner to celebrate our time at the Nurburgring at the Schmidt family restaurant. (D).
DAY 13 Tuesday May 21, 2024 Nurburgring
Today we take a driving tour around the area on public roads in a collection of sports cars where we learn about the history of this iconic track. We will change cars frequently so that everyone has the chance to drive each of the various high performance vehicles.
DAY 14 Wednesday May 22, 2024 Stuttgart, Germany
This morning we travel south to Speyer and then to the Auto and Technik Museum at Sinsheim and see their impressive collection of cars, planes and other vehicles. We then continue on to Stuttgart and our hotel.
DAY 15 Thursday May 23, 2024 Stuttgart
This morning we visit the Mercedes Museum. The museum details the development of the automobile, from its invention to the present day. In the afternoon we visit the Porsche Museum, which is located in a spectacular modern architectural building. We then visit the Porsche factory to see how these iconic sport cars are made.
DAY 16 Friday May 24, 2024 Como, Italy
Today we fly to Milan. On arrival we will first visit Volandia Aircraft and Transport museum to see the Bertone collection. This collection of rare concept vehicles and production cars from the Bertone design house. We then travel to Lake Como and our hotel.
DAY 17 Saturday May 25, 2024 Como
Today is a free day to explore Lake Como. Perhaps enjoy a cruise on the lake and view the beautiful homes of the rich and famous.
DAY 18 Sunday May 26, 2024 Como
The final day of the Concorso d’Eleganza. The historic automobiles will be paraded and judged, including some categories by the public. Amazing vehicles of motoring history, often worth millions, from the most prestigious manufacturers, are shown. Modern concept cars are also displayed. There is often a release of a very special sports cars from manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and others. Enjoy this classic motoring event in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Como.
DAY 19 Monday May 27, 2024 Departure
This morning we travel to Milan airport for our flights back to Australia.
DAY 20 Tuesday May 28, 2024 Arrival
The group arrives in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.
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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.
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