The Monaco Historic Grand Prix & Portofino by Rail or Air

8 Days

4th May 2020 - From £1249 pp

GP5

Free Drinks at hotel

Grandstand tickets for race

Departures
 
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04/05/2020
Hotel Delle Rose, San Bartolomeo
£1299pp
Tour GP5-17
04/05/2020
Hotel Villa Igea, Diano Marina - SOLD OUT
£1299pp
Tour GP5-16
04/05/2020
Hotel Raffy - Diano Marina - SOLD OUT
£1299pp
Tour GP5-15
04/05/2020
Piccolo Hotel - Diano Marina - SOLD OUT
£1249pp
Tour GP5-14
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Overview



The biennial Monaco Historic Grand Prix is run on the famous Formula 1 circuit with classic Grand Prix cars from the 1940s to 1980s. With a seated grandstand ticket for final race day, access to cars and drivers in the paddock, Eurostar and TGV travel to the Mediterranean coast, excursions to Portofino, San Remo and Dolceacqua, an overnight in Nice and free drinks at the hotel every night in Italy, you can expect a Grand experience.

Monaco Historic Grand Prix poster


The 12th Monaco Historic Grand Prix
This motor racing extravaganza, celebrating its 12th edition in 2020, is run on the famous Formula 1 course with rare and famous Grand Prix cars dating from the 1940s to 1980s. In contrast to its modern day counterpart, held two weeks later, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is far more relaxed, friendlier and accessible. You can get close to cars and drivers on a stroll through the paddock – definitely off limits at the F1 GP, and you’ll have plenty of elbow room in the grandstand too – we include a seated ticket on final race day. Many of our clients have visited both events, but none were interested in going back to the future - the historique event was their overwhelming favourite.

Itinerary

Portofino

Day 1:UK to Nice Morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train to Nice. Flight options direct to Nice from UK regional airports below. On arrival transfer to our overnight hotel in or near Nice.

Day 2: Nice - Diano Marina This morning we have free time in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Perhaps stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais and explore the old town. Early afternoon we continue by private coach to Diano Marina and check-in at the Hotel. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 3: PortofinoAfter an early breakfast we will travel by coach to Santa Margherita, where we join the ferry to Portofino. The approach to Portofino by boat is spectacular with coastal views not available by other transport. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 4: San RemoToday we have an excursion to The Mediterranean resort of San Remo, said to be the Monte Carlo of Italy due to its famous casino, and also known as the City of Flowers for its colourful summer blooms. On our return to Diano Marina we have a tasting session of local Ligurian snacks with local wine. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 5: Diano Marina Free day to enjoy Diano Marina. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 6: Dolceacqua Today we have a half day excursion to Dolceacqua, a medieval village at the foot of the Rebuffao mountains. Here you can meander through the village streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single arched bridge with a span of 33 metres to the 15th century ‘new’ town. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 7: Today is race day for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix Travel by coach to Monaco before taking your seat for the race. Return to Diano Marina by coach. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 8: Diano Marina to UK Depart the hotel after breakfast for the drive to Nice Station and Nice Airport (see flight information). We board the Eurostar train to St. Pancras or Ebbsfleet. We expect to arrive late-evening.

Note:Order and times of events/excursions may be subject to change.

Monaco Historic Grand Prix circuit map

Hotels

Hotel Delle Rose

Hotel Delle Rose sun terrace

Hotel Delle Rose - 3-star - San Bartolomeo
Set in a quiet location within walking distance of the sea and centre of San Bartolomeo, the hotel has a panoramic terrace and restaurant and a comfortable bar. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, and satellite TV. The restaurant offers a full buffet breakfast and dinner served at your table. There’s free drinks between 6pm and 11pm each night including local brands of beer, wine and spirits.

Nice Hotel: 2/3-star hotel.

Included


  • Escorted throughout

  • Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Nice OR Return flights - details below

  • 1 night sharing a twin/double room in a 2/3 star hotel in Nice with buffet breakfast.

  • 6 nights sharing a twin/double room in 3-star hotels in Diano Marina with buffet breakfasts & dinners and free drinks 6pm to 11pm every night - local brands of beer, wine & spirits

  • Grandstand seated ticket for Historic Grand Prix Race day

  • Excursions as stated

  • All transfers abroad



Extras:

  • Ticket for stand K in addition to the included tickets in stand T at £55pp



Accommodation Options:

  • Single room supplement at £200pp

  • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4 star options - call for availability and prices

Rail Travel




Eurostar – London to Lille or Paris
From London St Pancras, Eurostar takes as little as 1 hour 40 minutes to Lille and around 2 hours 15 minutes to Paris. On board, you will have a reserved, semi-reclining aircraft-style seat. You’ll also find a buffer car serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine, spirits, sandwiches, crisps and a few hot snacks. Sterling, Euros and cards accepted. You can eat and drink in the bar area (standing space only, there are no seats) or take your purchases back to your seat. You can also take your own food and drink on board.
TGV – Lille or Paris to Nice
Taking the train is easily the most civilised and stress-free way to travel through France. For Nice, on the French Riviera, we hop on the 186mph TGV at Lille Europe station, or Paris Gare de Lyon station. Sit back, relax and let scenic France pass by the train windows. The journey is around 5 to 6 hours. The train has a buffet car which sells drinks and snacks, but there’s nothing to stop you taking your own food and drink (including wine & beer) to enjoy at leisure.
Travel & Luggage
There are no actual luggage weight restrictions imposed by the rail companies. However, for your comfort and convenience we recommend you limit your luggage to the following: ONE main suitcase⁄holdall with built in wheels weighing no more than 15 to 20kgs per person – Plus ONE small shoulder bag⁄holdall per person. Restricting the bulk of your luggage to manageable sizes will make the journey more enjoyable. You will need to move all your own bags on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Our tour manager will be unable to provide physical assistance with luggage. On TGV trains, you may be allocated seats on the the upper floor, which means you would have to carry your bags upstairs. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators. Some stations have lifts, but using them can involve a longer walk, so be prepared for this when walking with your luggage.
Train travel is a relaxing and enjoyable feature of our holidays
However, at times it can be physically demanding as you will be required to walk and move your luggage on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators, so please be prepared for this when walking with your luggage. The Tour Manager⁄Escort will not be able to provide you and⁄or your luggage with physical assistance at anytime. Where overnight or main hotels are less than 150 metres (approx) from the station, no transportation or luggage assistance will be provided.
Please Help us to Help You
In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and⁄or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice.
We must stress that these holidays are not suitable for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).

Flight Information & Options

Flights available from Heathrow & Gatwick

  • Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person

  • On arrival you will be transferred by car or coach to the hotel

  • On the return transfer everyone will transfer together to Nice. Those with later flights you may like to leave your luggage with the left luggage service centre in Terminal 2 (from €14 per bag) and take a taxi into the centre of Nice (approx 25 minutes)