Classic Automobile Tour to Italy, France & Germany

19
Nights
2019
May 13
From
$10,750
Including flights, accommodation, guided sightseeing, tours,
meals, & Entrances

The 2019 Classic Automobile Tour to Italy, France and Germany will be a fantastic opportunity to visit some of the very best classic automobile events in Europe. Visit the world-renowned Mille Miglia, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Schlumpf Collection and have a chance to drive the Nurburgring. Along the way, we also visit some of the finest museums and have exclusive tours of the factories and collections of exclusive manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Pagani, Porsche and others. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Visiting Italy, France, Germany & England

Highlights Include

  • The famed Mille Miglia Race - Known as “the most beautiful race in the world"
  • The Mille Miglia Museum
  • The famous Schlumpf Collection of classic cars
  • The Mercedes Museum
  • Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim
  • Dr Carl Benz museum
  • Visit the Audi factory and see how their R8 sports cars are manufactured
  • The Nurburgring Museum
  • Take a driving tour around the area of Nurburgring on public roads in sports cars
  • The famed Alfa Romeo Museum
  • Pininfarina, known for the design of many classic vehicles from Ferraris to Alfas
  • National Automobile Museum of Italy
  • Legendary Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, at the beautiful Villa d’Este
  • Panini collection of Maserati cars
  • The Enzo Ferrari Museum
  • A tour of the Lamborghini factory
  • Visit the Pagani factory
  • End of Tour Dinner

Includes

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Passengers will be able to extend their stay in Europe at minimal extra airfare.
  • Travel in first-class chartered coach.
  • Accommodation in first-class and moderate first-class hotels, taxes and service charges.
  • Continental breakfasts in Europe. One lunch in Modena and one dinner at Nurburg.
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary.
  • Entry to museums and attractions as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Tickets to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
  • Vehicle hire for the Nurburgring tour.
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
  • A Travelrite travel bag.
Italy, France & Germany map

Day 1 Monday May 13, 2019 Departure
We depart Australia today on our flight to Milan.

Day 2 Tuesday May 14, 2019 Brescia
On arrival, we travel to the city of Brescia for the famed Mille Miglia, a recreation of the 1000 mile 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 first visit the Mille Miglia Museum before continuing to Brescia and our hotel. When we arrive, cars will be going through technical checks before the start tomorrow.

Day 3 Wednesday May 15, 2019 Mille Miglia, Brescia
A day to enjoy the unique Italian atmosphere of the Mille Miglia. Explore the medieval squares of the city of Brescia, which will be full of automotive exotica. This morning, listen to the roar of engines as drivers take their cars to the old centre for registration and checking. Enjoy the atmosphere as the cars are displayed in the old squares of the city. See the pageantry as a selected number of cars are blessed in Piazza Paolo VI. This evening, watch and enjoy as the cars depart for the start of the 2019 Mille Miglia.

Day 4 Thursday May 16, 2019 Mulhouse
We depart Brescia this morning and travel north through the Alps into Switzerland. We then continue on to Mulhouse in eastern France.

Day 5 Friday May 17, 2019 Mulhouse
One of the highlights of the tour today will be a visit to the famous Schlumpf Collection of classic cars. This fabulous collection of 400 vintage cars, including some of the 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.

Day 6 Saturday May 18, 2019 Stuttgart
This morning we travel across the border into Germany and continue on to the prosperous city of Stuttgart, the home of both Mercedes Benz and Porsche. On arrival we visit the Mercedes Museum, which is located in a spectacular modern building.

Day 7 Sunday May 19, 2019 Stuttgart
This morning we will visit the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim. It contains more than 300 classic cars, 200 motorcycles, 40 racing cars, the largest permanent Formula-1 exhibition in Europe. We then visit the Dr Carl Benz museum dedicated to the inventor of the first automobile powered by internal combustion engine.

Day 8 Monday May 20, 2019 Stuttgart
This morning we visit the Porsche factory (subject to confirmation) and Porsche museum. We see how these amazing vehicles are manufactured! We then visit the Audi factory and see how their R8 sports cars are manufactured.

Day 9 Tuesday May 21, 2019 Nurburg
This morning we first travel to the town of Speyer where we visit the Auto and Technik museum Speyer. We then travel north to the town of Nurburg home of the famous Nurburgring. On arrival we visit the Nurburgring Museum.

Day 10 Wednesday May 22, 2019 Nurburgring
During one of the highlights of the tour we take a driving tour around the area on public roads in sports cars. 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. There will also be an optional chance to drive this amazing track (subject to track availability). A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We will also have an included dinner at Top Gear’s Sabine Schmidt’s family restaurant.

Day 11 Thursday May 23, 2019 Turin
We depart Nurburg today and travel into Italy and the city of Turin.

Day 12 Friday May 24, 2019 Turin
This morning, we visit the famed Alfa Romeo Museum, which has recently re-opened. It is an amazing collection of the renowned Italian brands’ cars. This afternoon, 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.

Day 13 Saturday May 25, 2019 Lake Como
Today, we visit first the very impressive National Automobile Museum of Italy. This collection has around 200 vehicles 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. We then travel east to the town of Como. On arrival, enjoy the relaxing and beautiful surrounds of the town, located on the shore of Lake Como.

Day 14 Sunday May 26, 2019 Lake Como
This morning, we are transferred to the legendary Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, at the beautiful Villa d’Este, right on the shore of spectacular Lake Como. Perhaps the most prestigious Concours d’Elegance in the world, this stunning event takes place over three days each year. The historic automobiles will be paraded and judging, including some categories by the public, will be conducted. Amazing vehicles of motoring history, often worth millions, from the most prestigious manufacturers, are shown. Modern concept cars are also displayed. There is often an occasion for the release of very special sports cars from manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and others. Enjoy this classic motoring event in the gorgeous surrounds of Lake Como.

Day 15 Monday May 27, 2019 Modena
Today, we travel south-east to the city of Modena, the centre of the exotic Italian motor industry. On arrival, we visit the Panini collection of Maserati cars. Founded by Umberto Panini, it is the finest collection of Maseratis’ in the world. We are then transferred to our hotel.

Day 16 Tuesday May 28, 2019 Modena
This morning, we will first 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 and 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 Ristorante Cavallino, the famous restaurant across the road from the factory where Enzo Ferrari used to dine.

Day 17 Wednesday May 29, 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. We will see the assembly line of the Gallardo LP 560- 4 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.

Day 18 Friday May 29, 2019 Modena
We then travel to the town of San Cesario sul Panaro, where the relatively new marque of Pagani is made, to visit the factory and find out how these amazing vehicles are manufactured. This evening join us for an included dinner to celebrate our automotive tour of Europe.

Day 19 Saturday May 30, 2019 Departure
This morning, we travel to Milan Malpensa Airport for our flights back to Australia

Day 20 Sunday May 31, 2019 Arrive Australia
The group arrives in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.

Twin Fare Single Fare
$10,750 $13,250

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Passengers will be able to extend their stay in Europe at minimal extra airfare.
  • Travel in first-class chartered coach.
  • Accommodation in first-class and moderate first-class hotels, taxes and service charges.
  • Continental breakfasts in Europe. One lunch in Modena and one dinner at Nurburg.
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary.
  • Entry to museums and attractions as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Tickets to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
  • Vehicle hire for the Nurburgring tour.
  • 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

Tour Operator:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS Number A10538 (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 1/07/2018. 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 $800 per passenger for 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 by Visa, Mastercard or AMEX cards.

Air Taxes:
From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane and Perth as listed in the itinerary. Please contact us for air taxes from different cities. Air taxes are as at as at 1/7/2018. 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 $800 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. 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. 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 legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria.

How to Book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $800 for the 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
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been operating in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for more than 30 years. It is a member of ATAS (number A10538) and has two fully credited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. As such, it directly represents the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international tour and transport operators. Travelrite International has been operating special interest tours for 28 years, and now runs over 90 tours a year. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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