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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: 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 5: 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 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.
Set in a quiet location just 50 metres from the sea and close to the centre of Diano Marina, this hotel has an elegant restaurant and a comfortable bar. Guests have access the swimming pool. 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.
I just wanted to add to the survey sent in relation to the 2022 Historic GP trip. We were so impressed with the trip that we are planning to return in 2024, hoping that this event will continue and have two friends who will also be joining the trip. As soon as the dates become available we would like to book our places. Read more “Monaco Historic Grand Prix May 2022”
We have recently returned from the Historic Grand Prix and Portofino holiday staying at the Piccolo Hotel. We have completed your relevant questionnaire, but was anxious to compliment you and your company on a break which surpassed our expectations. Customer service from everyone was very professional and all questions answered. Travel arrangements were efficient and the itinerary outstanding and much fuller than anticipated. The Piccolo was a very friendly place with a warm welcome, very clean and there were characters who will always be remembered. Your main asset was Raffaella, her sunny personality ensured 34 strangers became her family and undoubtedly her friends. She reacted with all ages and left no one out. It was a joy to be in her company, and leaving was hard. She has a special place in our family and will always be remembered. If she is supporting any future trips with your company, Please let us know. We are very grateful for a great time Read more “Monaco Historic GP May 2022”
Just a short belated note to inform you how much my wife and enjoyed our holiday -The weather was outstanding and Raffaella was amazing - not only very efficient but amusing too and she had a good sense of humour. Our driver Vincenze was excellent , too. The hotel was also first class along with the meals and free drinks and nothing was too much for the friendly staff. Read more “Monaco Historic GP 2022 – Piccolo hotel”