Mille Miglia Tour
Posh Journeys and Italian Auto Land Tours present our 21th Mille Miglia Tour
2018 Preliminary Tour Dates: May 14 to May 24, 2018
Note that the dates may change by a day since the route may be made longer by a day. We will post the information as soon as we receive it.
This is the only tour to the Mille Miglia where participants stay in Brescia not somewhere away from it. You will be there for the registration and the start of the Mille Miglia and see the cars on their return drive in Modena. For next seven nights you will stay in Modena, Italy’s car country where every famous automobile maker is located. Included in tour costs are visits to the Lamborghini factory and the Pagani factory,(visiting the Ferrari factory is only possible if someone in the group owns a Ferrari.) Furthermore you will visit several fabulous private automobile collections. Optional if you are a motorcycle fan, is a visit to Ducati. The Mille Miglia is not a side line on this tour but the main event. It is a tour for serious automobile enthusiasts but you can be assured seeing some of the best of Italy is no sideline either, nor is food and wine, and of course we can point you in the right directions when it comes to shopping.
Our British associate Stephen Wheeler who has been a guide in Italy for the past 20 years and speaks the language fluently, will be your host and guide.
Day 1– Board your flight from USA to Milan.
Day 2 – After arrival in Milan transfer to Brescia, the City of the Mille Miglia! Transfers are not included in the tour cost since tour participants will arrive at different times, but we will work with you to arrange the most cost efficient way for a transfer. After checking into the hotel which is one of the official hotels for Mille Miglia Drivers, the day is at leisure until we meet for dinner at the former stables of a historic Stage Coach Inn which is now one of Brescia’s best restaurants. Dinner included.
Day 3 – This morning you will wake up to the roar of engines outside the hotel when Mille Miglia drivers get their cars ready to drive to the old center of Brescia for the registration of their cars. If you are a real car nut you most likely will skip breakfast and head downtown as well, a short 10 minute walk from the hotel. You have the day to mingle among the cars, talk to the drivers and take pictures. At noon pause for lunch before heading to the start of the Mille Miglia at 2:30 p.m. In all there are around 380 cars entering the Mille Miglia. We will give you a map with the route the cars take through town so that you can watch the start for a while, then follow the cars to see them maneuver through the sometimes very narrow streets of Brescia. Seeing the cars drive through town, you wouldn’t know that the Mille Miglia is no longer a race. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4 – Today we leave Brescia to drive to Modena where we stay for seven nights. On the outskirts of Brescia we will make a stop to visit the Mille Miglia Museum. Then it is on to beautiful historic Modena. Here you will find Italy’s famous automobile makers and the most prestigious private automobile collections are in Italy. But the region is not only known for cars, but also for it’s food, it is Italy’s bread basket. Pick up a bottle of Balsamic Vinegar anywhere at home and most likely you will see Modena on it. After arrival there is time to relax for a while before we go for a stroll in the historic center of Modena to show you whats where, and later we relax over a dinner traditional cuisine accompanied by the wines of the nearby Chianti region. Breakfast and Dinner included.
Day 5 – The morning is at leisure before the Mille Miglia cars come through town. We will show you the very best spots where to watsch the Mille Miglia cars on their drive back to Brescia. The evening is on your own today, but since our hotel is in the center of the old town there is no shortage of trattorias and osterias all serving good local food. Breakfast
Day 6 – Today we drive to Maranello to visit Galleria Ferrari which display almost every car ever built by Ferrari. Afterwards enjoy a few thrills driving a Ferrari in the F-1 Simulator on the museum grounds. This is followed by lunch at Restaurante Cavallino, the restaurant facing the Ferrari factory which was founded by Enzo Ferrari. After returning to Modena the evening is on your own Breakfast and Lunch included. Breakfast and Lunch included.
Day 7 – A short drive takes us to the cheese farm of Umberto Panini to view his private collection of rare automobiles, reviving the Maserati Legend. Afterwards we have lunch in a country inn, a favorite hang out for Ferrari’s racing team. Later back in Modena we make a stop at Stanguelini who has built many of the early Mille Miglia cars. The Stanguilini Collection has some of the very early Mille Miglia cars, it is a small collection but an impressive one. Breakfas and Lunch included.
Day 8 – After breakfast we visit one of the most fabulous private automobile collection located in a 14th century castle not far from Modena where we are the guests of the owner who drove in several Mille Miglia rallys. Afterwards we head to a country estate to visit, and to have lunch in a one of the oldest Balsamic Vinegar cellars in the area. Later, after returning to Modena the remainder of the day is on you own. B L
Day 9 – Today you will visit the world’s most exclusive custom automobile builder, Modena Design. The firm builds the prestigious Pagani Automobiles. Horacio Pagani made his debut at age twenty, when he designed an F-3 and raced the car in Argentina under for the Renault team. Horacio Pagani’s fondest dream, to design and build his own cars became reality in the late 80’s when Modena Design, a cutting edge car company was established. You can take a look for yourself: www.paganiautomobili.it Following the visit we have lunch in one of Modena’s best restaurants. B L
Day 10 – This morning we drive to Milan to spend the last night at Malpensa airport for convenience sake as flights out of the Modena area are more complicated with only a few flights to connect to international flights. En route we visit the stunning Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese. Afterwards we relax over a slow, late lunch before continuing on to Malpensa Airport to spend the night before returning home the next morning. B L
Day 11 – After breakfast take the hotel shuttle to the Airport. B
Tour Cost: 4,850.00 per person sharing a room
Single Cost: Please contact us
You can opt to self-drive (mid-size rental car is included in tour cost) or ride with our associate in a comfortable minibus. Five seats are available in the minibus.
Deposit $600.00 per person which is non refundable since, to hold space in Brescia, we have to make a non-refundable deposit.
Please note we no longer accept credit cards because of high merchant fees (7%)which we would have to pass on to you.
Early reservations are essential since the tour is strictly limited to 10 participants due to a limited number of rooms we have in Brescia.
Inquiries – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
9-nights/10 days deluxe and first class hotel accommodations, daily full breakfast, dinner and lunches as per itinerary all including wine, bottled water and coffee or tea, visits to Galleriy Ferrari, Lamborghini and the Pagani Automobile factory, visits to included private car collections, tickets and fees for included venues, all transportation, all taxes and tips for included meals.
Air fare, addition food and drink, airport transfers, however we will assist you with transfers, and any other personal item not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.
Please note you are flying into Milan and the tour ends in Modena where you can return either from Bologna or from Milan. If you return from Milan it will require an overnigh at the airport unlesss you have a late morning or noon return flight.