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The Monaco Historic Grand Prix & Portofino
8 days by Rail, May 9th 2024, from £1699 per person
The 14th Monaco Historic Grand Prix
This motor racing extravaganza, celebrating its 14th edition in 2024, features several short races with cars from each era competing to their limits. In contrast to its modern day counterpart, held a few weeks later, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is far more relaxed, friendlier and accessible. Many of our clients have visited both events, but none were interested in going back to the future - the historique event is their overwhelming favourite.
The Grandstand (included) has covered seating and faces inland overlooking the track and pit lane (not in use) near the famous Rascasse Corner. This stand has access* to cars and drivers in the harbourside paddock – definitely off limits at the F1 GP. Alternatively, upgrade to stand K (£50pp extra), pictured below, overlooking the harbour with views of the cars racing around the harbour after exiting the tunnel. *Grandstand paddock access is subject to racing schedule and any additional security measures in place on the day.
Day 1: UK to Nice
Morning departure from St Pancras by Eurostar to Lille or Paris, continuing by TGV train to Nice. 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: Portofino
After an early breakfast we travel by coach to Santa Margherita and take the ferry to Portofino. The approach to Portofino by boat is spectacular with views not available by other transport. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 4: Monaco Historic Grand Prix
After breakfast travel by coach to Monaco and take your seat for the Historic Grand Prix finals day races. Return to Diano Marina by coach. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 5: San Remo
Today 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. Here we have a guided walking tour followed by free time. 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. En route back to Diano Marina we stop for a tasting session of local Ligurian snacks with wine. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.
Day 7: Diano Marina
Free day to enjoy Diano Marina. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel
Day 8: Diano Marina to UK
Depart the hotel after breakfast and travel by coach to Nice Station where we board the TGV train to Lille or Paris. Continue by Eurostar train to St. Pancras arriving late evening.
Note: Order and times of events and excursions may be subject to change.
Helios Hotel, Diano Marina
Set in a quiet location just 50 metres from the sea and close to the centre of Diano Marina, this hotel has a breakfast room and a comfortable bar. Guests have access the swimming pool of the hotel Raffy next to the Helios and dinners are also taken in the Raffy hotel. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, and satellite TV. The restaurant offers breakfast and dinner. There’s free drinks between 6pm and 11pm each night including local brands of beer, wine and spirits.
What Our Customers Say
Well organised and well informed. Coach driver was excellent. Tour guide was also excellent and always available. Read more “Monaco Historic GP”
Well organised. Good friendly hotel. Staff very helpful.Good range of trips. very efficient transfer to race stadium. Our tour manager was an excellent guide and very helpful. Read more “Monaco Historic GP”
Enjoyed lovely food and free dribnks. Homely comfortable hotel like the fact that organisation for the week was done for us. Particularly liked our tour manager who was always avaiable to guide and help us and so friendly and fun' Read more “Monaco Historic GP”