European Automobile Tours
EUROPEAN AUTOMOBILE TOURS
We have recently joined together with Grand Prix Tours in Florida to offer auto enthusiasts a great variety of automobile tours to choose from.
Our extraordinary driving tours are for those who want to travel independently but still have guidelines to follow or would like to join a small escorted tour to Automobile venues, factories and events in Europe. For self-drive tours we will supply route books with the best driving routes, what to see, where to eat, GPS addresses and more. We discuss an itinerary with you then tailor a trip that fits your interests. We will also make arrangements for you to visit automobile factories and schedule test track drives where available, and make appointments for visits to automobile collections and museums. Through the Grand Prix Club we can offer you guided tours to every Grand Prix in Europe as well as the Goodwood Revial event in England.
The tours will take you from the bucolic landscape of northern Germany to the magnificent Alps in the south, and everywhere in-between as well as around the world if you attend one of the Grand Prix Races. Your stays will be in stately 18th and 17th century castles, in comfortable country inns, and in historic brewery inns or first class hotels. Enjoy the cuisine of these regions, real food not industrial altered food, and visit walled towns and villages whose history dates back to and before the Middle Ages. You will experience some of the word’s most famous race tracks and visit Europe’s big name automobile factories on private tours.
The Grand Prix Schedules:
2020 Grand Prix and Special Motorsport Events Calendar
March 15 Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne)
March 22 Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
April 5 Vietnamese Grand Prix (Hanoi)
April 19 Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai)
May 3 Dutch Grand Prix (Zandvoort)
May 10 Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)
May 24 Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo)
June 7 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku)
June 14 Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)
June 13-14 Le Mans 24 Hour (Le Mans, France)
June 28 French Grand Prix (Paul Ricard)
July 5 Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring)
July 19 British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
August 2 Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)
August 30 Belgian Grand Prix (Spa)
September 6 Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
September 7-10 – Italian Car Factory and Museum tour (Milan-Modena-Milan)
September 11-13 – Goodwood Revival (Goodwood, England)
September 20 Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay)
September 27 Russian Grand Prix (Sochi)
October 11 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
October 23 Mexican Grand Prix (Mexico City)
November 1 United States Grand Prix (Austin)
November 15 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos)
November 29 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)
Your 2020 Formula 1 Grand Prix Package Includes:
Whether you are going to the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix or any other Grand Prix all your hotel accommodations, Grand Prix tickets, ground transportation, hospitality and sometimes even Pit access are included. We also customize trips for groups of 6 or more so if you don’t see what you are looking for just let us know! Whether it’s a vacation, company incentive or honeymoon trip we are your first choice for the perfect solution.
Goodwood Revival 2020 event dates, tours, tickets, hospitality and hotel packages. For information, reservations and prices contact us at:
Experience great food and hospitality and wonderful camaraderie with fellow fans as we experience the 2020 Goodwood Revival at Goodwood circuit in England and view from privileged locations. See historic and classic cars from the 19th and twentieth centuries including Aston Martin, Jaguar, Porsche, Corvette, Ford, Ferrari and many more all compete for honors at the 2o20 Goodwood Revival. Don’t forget to dress up in “Period” attire and join the fun and social aspect of this great unique event.
Come join us for the 2020 Goodwood Revival tour and packages with tickets, hospitality and hotel accommodations.
Italian Factory Tours
Visit Italian car factories and museums in Italy. Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, Stanguellini and Ducati – dates and tour packages.
Our fantastic first class experience visiting Italian car factories and museums in Italy is one you will never forget. For 2019 we offer you the opportunity to visit Italian car factories and museums of the iconic Italian brands including Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Pagani in the “Motor Valley” of Italy. You will enjoy 3-nights first class hotel accommodations, all ground transportation, all entrance tickets, 2 great Italian lunches, an opportunity to drive a Ferrari, Lamborghini or other exotic automobile and airport meet and greet in Milan.
If you have a group of 6 or more, we can arrange a private itinerary with different dates.
Experience great food and hospitality and wonderful camaraderie with fellow enthusiasts as we travel from Milan to central Italy to visit the most well know automobile manufactures and historic museums and private collections.
Come join us in 2020 and visit all the famous Italian automobile factories and museums and enjoy wonderful hospitality as we travel thru the “Motor Valley” of Italy
If you would like to have more information about the Grand Prix Tours, the Italian Factory Tour or the Goodwood Revival Tour send us a note to: email@example.com and we pass it on to our associates at GPC.
The Mille Miglia in Italy
In 1927 car racing was wildly popular in Europe but not in Italy. But that changed when three men from Brescia in northern Italy, Franco Mozetti, Renzo Castagneto and the journalist Giovanny Canestrini who got together and set up the first Mille Miglia, a thousand miles from Brescia to Rome and back in one stretch. It was questioned why use the mile when all of Europe used kilometers. The answer was that it was Ceasar who invented the mile as a distance measurement. The Mille Miglia race took place in 1927, the winning time was 21 hours and five minutes driven by Guiseppe Morandi in his OM 665S, the car which to this day starts every Mille Miglia. Go to our webpage: www.poshjourneys.com and click on Mille Miglia Tour for the itinerari.
We can tailor indivitual German self-drive tours to Porsche in Stuttgart and Leipzig, to Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart, to BMW in Munich and Leipzig and Audi in Ingolstadt. With six participants we can set up an escorted to all factories shown above.
Castle Driving Tour
Start in Frankfurt and drive north to stay in a castle high on a cliff above the Rhine. Continue along the German Fairytale Road to stay in a romantic castle along the way, then continue to Eisenach to stay in the imposing Wartburg Castle. From there on to a castle in a forest where robber knights once roamed and on to the Baroque city of Dresden. Duration about 10 days. Or elect to continue on to Leipzig to visit either Porsche or BMW, or both. Allow another three days for this extension.
Munich to Salzburg
Start the tour in Munich with a visit to the stunning new BMW Museum and drink beer in the Hofbrauhaus, the largest and most congenial beer parlor in the world. From there drive to Lake Chiemsee to stay on an island in the lake where Mad King Ludwig built one of his fairy tale castles, a replica of Versailles. Then drive south to overnight in a 19th century Hunting Lodge in a off-the-beaten-path location. From there to Garmisch Partenkirchen, the alpine resort at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain. After Garmisch drive to Salzburg. Spend a night in a country castle before driving to Gmuend where you will find a small Porsche Museum as it was here in Gmuend where the first Porsche Coupe was built. You can see the wooden model for it in the Grmuend Porsche Museum. Return to Salzburg for a few days, then back to Munich to spend a night in Erding, a small medieval town near the airport. Duration about 10 days to two weeks.
Stuttgart to Leipzig –
Start in Stuttgart with a visit to the Porsche factory and the new Porsche Museum, or if you are a Mercedes fan, tour the Mercedes factory and visit the magnificent new Mercedes Museum as a VIP guest. From Stuttgart head toward the Romantic road for a three day stay in a moated castle where the owner has a small classic car collection. From there drive to the Danube to stay for a two days in a historic brewery inn to visit the towns of Regensburg or Passau, both going back to Roman times. You can also take a ship through the Danube Narrows, the narrowest point of the Danube to the 1000-year old Monastery of Weltenburg. From there head north through the Erzgebirge mountain, home to that venerable fellow the Nutcracker, to end in Dresden.
These are just a few suggestions, you can mix and match or design your very own driving tour, and we will put it together for you. Please note as shown above, that if you want to visit Porsche Stuttgart it is necessary to request the reservation for the factory tour in January. The earlier the better the chances to get the tour on the day you want it. In spite of our good connections it will be nearly impossible to arrange a visit after January.
Porsche to Lamborghini
Start in Leipzig with a factory visit to Porsche and a drive on the test track and visit BMW, then head south to Munich for a couple days. From there take one of the Alpine Express Trains to Bologna in Italy where a rental car will be waiting for you. Visit Lamborghini and the Pagani factory which builds the world’s most expensive sports cars, visit Galleria Ferrari (if you own a Ferrari we can arrange a factory visit) and be a VIP guest at some of the fabulous private automobile collections in the Bologna/Modena area. Great cars, great food, great wine and great cities will make this a very special driving tour. Allow two weeks.
These are just a few suggestion, you can mix and match or design your very own driving tour, and we will put it together for you. Please note as shown above, that if you want to visit Porsche Stuttgart it is necessary to request the reservation for the factory tour in January. The earlier the better the chances to get the tour on the day you want it. In spite of our good connections it will be nearly impossible to arrange a visit after January.
Why does Audi have four rings as its symbol?
It goes back to August Horch who began to produce cars in the town of Zwickau, in the German state of Saxony in 1904, which soon became the most successful luxury cars in Germany. When he left his own company in 1909, he founded a new one but could not market the cars under his own name Horch. Horch in German means listen, thus he decided to translate listen into Latin which is Audi! Eventual the four Saxon auto makers, Horch, Audi, DKW and Wanderer formed the Auto Union Alliance and used four rings as the symbol for their Union.
Ferrari – the Emblem – by Enzo Ferrari
The story is a facinating one. The horse was painted on the fuselageof the fighter plane flown by Francesco Baracca, an Italian pilot and WW1 flying ace who died on Mount Montello.
In 1923 when I won the first Savio Circuit, I met Count Baracca, the father of the pilot and his mother, the Countess Paolina.
One day she said to me, Ferrari, why dont you put my son’s prancing horse on your cars, it would bring you luck.” “I still have Baracca’s photograph with the dedication of his parents in which they entrusted the emblem to me. The horse was black and has remained so. I added the yellow background because it is the color of Modena.”