GT12 EUROPEAN TOUR
LONDON TO NICE. 17th – 25th July 2012
After numerous European trips, we have, this year, stretched the boundaries with the tour travelling through France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
A true driving experience on a researched route, enjoy driving your car on traffic free roads, with fantastic scenery, mountain passes, great company and luxury hotels, selected in most part from the Relais & Chateau and the Leading Hotels of the World.
On 17th July we arrive at Ashford for the train - a short 35 minute journey to Calais.
On arrival we drive towards Reims for our first night’s stay at the Hotel Hostellerie La Briqeterie in the Champagne region.
The following morning we are heading to Baden Baden in the Black Forest, staying at the Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, the hotel has been host to many of the world’s leading dignitaries - President Obama included.
Next day we will be driving along some stunning roads in the beautiful Black Forest to Zurich, where are staying overnight at the five star Dolder Grand Hotel. Its restaurant has recently been awarded 2 Michelin stars, the hotel which dates back to 1899, has an elevated location providing magnificent views of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.
Day three we continue our journey through Switzerland, down to Lugano on the north side of the lake for two nights at Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel & Spa, situated on what’s known as the Golden Hill due to its position overlooking the city of Lugano and lake.
We next move on into Italy, driving across country in the direction of the South of France staying at Relais San Maurizio one of the region’s most exclusive hotels occupies an edifice dating all the way back to the early 17th century, when it was built as a religious retreat for the Franciscan order.
The final outward leg of the trip takes us back into France through the Provence region to the Cote d Azur, situated slightly inland between Nice and Cannes, an ideal location for sightseeing. We will stay for two nights at Les Mas De Pierre – St Paul De Venice situated in 3 hectares of gardens, rooms decorated in romantic , provincial or colonial style. Surrounded by greenery, this hotel offers the provincial way of life in a fine setting of a family home, the restaurant has this year been awarded 2 Michelin stars.
As this is holiday season we envisaged some people may like to take the opportunity and stay on in the area.
Return channel train tickets included;
17th July Depart Ashford Kent Channel Tunnel 10am arrive 11.30am in Calais drive to Hostellerie la Briqueterie Vinay France 193 miles)
18th July Drive to Germany, Black forest, to Baden Baden to the Benners Park Hotel & Spa (192 miles)
19th Drive through Black Forrest into Zurich staying at the 5 star Dolder Grand (159 miles)
20th Continue the drive through Switzerland to Lugano on the border with Italy staying for two nights at the Villa Principe Leopolodo Hotel & Spa (194 miles )
21st A leisure day, may be a scenic drive along the shore line of the lake to Menaggio where there are boat trips to Bellagio and Como.
Or just relax at the hotel and pamper yourself at the Spa.
22nd Today we drive into Italy – (New Hotel) to stay at the Relais San Maurizio (142 miles)
23rd July Drive to the South of France for a two night stay at the Le Mas De Pierre (133 miles)
24th July A leisure day.
25th Depart for the remainder of your holiday
What is included.
. Train crossing on le Shuttle from Ashford Kent to Calais.
. Return crossing from Calais, date and time of your choice.
. Hotel accommodation, three course dinner, breakfast and run of hotel
. Directions issued daily along with Sat Nav information, towns and post codes.
. Rally stickers etc
Price £4644.00 per couple per car or £3594.00 should you wish to make your own arrangements for dinner. Based on an exchange rate of 1.11.
Payment a 20% deposit to confirm the rooms by 26th February 2012
Balance payable by end April.
Bookings and enquiries.
Richard Barber Area 22 AMOC membership No F25984
Tel 01453 861367
This is none profit making, none of the costs associated with preparing the tour, driving the route etc, are being recovered, I will present to any participant requesting them copies of all invoices and proof of payment .
We currently have a great mix of cars, 60’s Vantage a member from Germany with either a DB2 or DB6 , Vanquish.S, DBS coupe, DB9 coupe, DBS Volante flying in from Canada and finger crossed a DB2 undergoing repairs, current owner for the past 18years purchased from Sir Donald Campbels family.
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