2020 has been an unprecedented year and, for many, a difficult one too, so with the end fast approaching why not plan yourself in a luxury treat to look forward to in 2021? With Christmas now just around the corner, there’s no better time to splash out on yourself, or to start planning the ultimate luxury gift for that someone special, too, and if you’re eager to make up for lost travel opportunities thanks to this year’s many Covid-19 restrictions and cancellations or send someone else off on a trip of a lifetime, then opportunities abound.
Experiences, rather than material items, are a chance to create lasting memories – and if you, or someone you love, just can’t get enough of the lavish lifestyle, then a five-star, ten-day supercar, luxury tour of Europe might just be the perfect choice for you.
Whether it’s you who is the supercar fan or a member of your family who just never tires of the on-track action, Ultimate Driving Tours has got you covered. Born of a passion for all things motor related alongside an appreciation for all of the finer things in life, the company prides itself on offering the best bucket-list driving tours and events as part of a fully-rounded luxury travel experience, and from Europe to the Americas and Australasia, it has left no stone unturned in the pursuit of the very best itineraries and trips.
The European Supercar Driving Tour and Monaco Grand Prix Yacht Hospitality package is the luxury experience of a lifetime, and promises to deliver all of the above, and more. A chance to get behind the wheel of some of the world’s very best supercars on Europe’s most famous driving roads, there’s no doubt that it’s an adrenaline junkie’s dream.
From the twists and turns of the Swiss Alps to Germany’s famous Black Forest backroads and the winding country roads of the French Riviera, this tour has it all – and with back-to-back drives of a fleet that includes cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche and Mercedes to name but a few, it promises to be an experience that will stay with you for life. And it all ends up in Monaco, with a luxury hospitality package on board a superyacht.
Passing through five European countries in total, it’s a breath-takingly scenic drive, passing through the misty green forests of south-west Germany and the verdant hills and snow-capped mountains of the Swiss Alps. Add to that the beautiful lakes of Italy, the lavender fields of Provence and an array of charming countryside villages along the way, and you’ll forever find yourself in awe of your surroundings as you drive along the exhilarating autostradas and alpine passes on the road to, or from, Monaco. You’ll also find yourself wanting to stop at several points along the way to take it all in and get some photos, and with the finest luxury accommodation and Michelin-starred dining awaiting you at the end of each day, there will be plenty of chances to do just that.
From pretty five-star boutique hotels to converted castles and luxury villas, you can expect long and leisurely dinners over exquisite, multi-course tasting menus and perfectly paired wines. On this tour, every last detail has been considered, and you can be certain that you’ll want for nothing, from the start all the way to finish.
There are two variations of the tour, depending on how you’d prefer to design your trip. Tour one starts with the scenic and exhilarating four-day drive from Baden-Baden to Nice, and is all wrapped up at the Monaco Grand Prix with all of the champagne you can drink on board a privately chartered luxury superyacht in the harbour for trackside views of the Formula One. Tour two, meanwhile, takes on the opposite order of events, starting at the Monaco Grand Prix and finishing with the drive to Baden-Baden.
Anyone who has visited Monaco will be familiar with the refined opulence and glamour it is known for, and as a destination that is as famed for its Grand Prix race track as it is for being home to some of the most lavish and extravagant yachts in the world, there are few better places to base yourself for a luxurious weekend break to round off your trip. And, with an all-inclusive corporate hospitality package for the duration of your stay, your every need is guaranteed to be met and exceeded, with impeccable service throughout.
Before watching the Grand Prix, you’ll have the opportunity to test your own skills on-track in a real ex-Formula 1 car at a private track day in the south of France. And, if you’re looking to up the ante on luxury that little bit more, then you can enjoy private helicopter transfers, an evening meal with Mark Webber, or accommodation on board the superyacht for the whole weekend.
With just two tours happening each year, each one designed to coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix, spaces are limited, so if this sounds like it would be a big tick off your bucket list, then there’s no time like the present to secure your spot. And if you’re not the supercar fan yourself but want to surprise someone who is, then you’ll want to get their space locked in now, giving them a Christmas to remember for all the right reasons and a reason to look ahead to an incredible 2021.
TOUR 1: 10 DAYS | SATURDAY 15 – MONDAY 24 MAY 2021*
TOUR 2: 10 DAYS | FRIDAY 21 – SUNDAY 30 MAY 2021*
* Dates currently indicative. Details and pricing tentative until dates confirmed.
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