DAY 1 Sunday October 4, 2020 Arrival Melbourne
Group members meet at the hotel in Melbourne for an informal drinks party and to discuss the arrangements for the coming week.
DAY 2 Monday October 5, 2020 Lorne
This morning we collect our Ford Mustangs and travel down the Princes Highway to Geelong, a town with a fascinating history in the automotive and manufacturing industry. We visit the Geelong Museum of Motoring & Industry, home of an impressive collection of motor vehicles and pays tribute to the industry and manufacturing heritage of Geelong. Geelong was once one of the largest manufacturing hubs in Australia and has been the home to the likes of Ford and International Harvester. We then drive to Anglesea and join the Great Ocean Road on our journey to Lorne, one of Victoria’s quintessential seaside holiday retreats where we spend the night. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of our tour.
DAY 3 Tuesday October 6, 2020 Warrnambool
Today we will continue our drive down the Great Ocean Road, visiting the Otway National Park and Port Campbell. We will have time to see the famous 12 Apostles and other spectacular rock formations before arriving in Warrnambool.
DAY 4 Wednesday October 7, 2020 Melbourne
This morning we depart Warrnambool and take the inland route back to Melbourne. After returning our cars we visit Dutton’s Garage, one of the world’s premium retailers of classic, collectable, exotic and rare cars. We will enjoy a guided tour of the facility and learn why Dutton’s Garage has been synonymous with the Australian racing community for over 60 years.
DAY 5 Thursday October 8, 2020 Melbourne
This morning we enjoy the official kick-off to the Motorclassica’s weekend festival of historic motoring, with more than 70 cars and motorcycles travelling in convoy through Melbourne’s picturesque city and surrounds. Tour Classica will start at Alexandra Autos, directly opposite Birrarung Marr and the Rod Laver Arena, on the south bank of the Yarra River. With uninterrupted views of the city skyline and King’s Domain, this is the perfect chance to see these cars and motorcycles for the first time together before heading along their route to their final destination at the Royal Exhibition Building. Later we will visit The Healy Factory. In an era where the average workshop believes a ‘thorough check over’ is done by plugging in a computer and ‘repairing’ something means replacing it, it is no wonder The Healey Factory has become the Service, Restoration and Repair Centre Classic Car owners turn to. Since the 70s The Healey Factory has grown from a backyard enthusiast operation to a Professional Sales, Service, Parts and Restoration/Accident Repair facility. We will enjoy a guided tour of the factory and learn why the Healy Factory is a destination for many classic automobile enthusiasts seeking to restore their vehicle. This evening we will attend the very exclusive Motorclassica cocktail party at the Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy a special preview of the weekend’s activities.
DAY 6 Friday October 9, 2020 Melbourne
Today we enjoy the first day of the prestigious Melbourne Motorclassica Show with access to the VIP lounge.
DAY 7 Saturday October 10, 2020 Melbourne
Today we enjoy the second day of the prestigious Melbourne Motorclassica Show with access to the VIP lounge.
DAY 8 Sunday October 11, 2020 Departure
Today we transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flights home.
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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.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS No AT10538 (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator.
The tour costs are based on airfare, general transport, and accommodation costs at 1/11/19. 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 the start of the tour.
Deposits and Payments:
A deposit of $500 per passenger for is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 60 days before departure for the Motorclassica Auto Tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged on payments made by credit card.
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 the deposit.
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.
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.
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.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd. (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organizer. Travelrite acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants or any other service and does 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, re- routing 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 legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria.
Delays And Unforeseen Events:
You engage Travelrite International to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite International acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite International your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
How to Book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $500 for the Auto Tour. Please send to:
Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn 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
About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established family-owned business that’s been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 35 years. Travelrite International is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), is fully Accredited with ATAS (A10538) and IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators.
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