The Venetian Rally

09.09.2017 – 16.09.2017  |  £7,399 per team of two

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Some of the best driving roads in Europe, stunning scenery and luxurious hotels all combine to make this an unforgettable journey.

We have selected the finest cuisine, hospitality, hotels and roads that Europe has to offer, for a truly memorable journey that will amaze, spoil, pamper and delight you. From the start, highlights include driving the Simplon Pass and relaxing on the Italian Lakes on the way to beautiful Venice.

The Venetian Rally is a seven day event that follows the tradition of fantastic driving, on incredible roads, with stunning scenery, fine dining, lavish hotels and spas.

Only thirty five cars are invited to join this amazing journey of a lifetime – and you can be one of them. Reserve your place now, all exotic, classic, or interesting cars are eligible to apply.

Day One

After the flag drops for the start we drive to the Channel tunnel for the short crossing arrive to France and the journey to Epernay. Our first night stop in Epernay is at the Hostellerie La Briqueterie The first night dinner is at the magnificent Moet & Chandon.

Day Two

After a leisurely breakfast the road takes us southwards and into Switzerland to the shores of Lake Lausanne. Our hotel is the magnificent Beau-Rivage Palace, overlooking the lake.

Day Three

On our third day of driving and we will soon see the foothills of the Alps as we cross into Switzerland. The route takes us through the Simplon Pass before we drop down to the Italian lakes for two nights in the Grand Hotel Borremees, which offers wonderful views over Lake Maggiore.

Day Four

A day to relax at the hotel or explore the nearby town of Stresa with its numerous Boutique shops and restaurants.

Day Five

Today’s route will take in three of the beautiful Italian lakes: Maggiore, Lugano and Como before arriving at the 5* L‘Abereta Hotel set in the centre of a vineyard. We take dinner in the wine cellar. The hotel also boasts an award winning restaurant and spa.

Day Six

The final day’s drive takes along the auto strada to Venice and after a short ferry crossing we will arrive at the Lido for the overnight stay at Excelsior Hotel.

Day Seven

The day is all yours to either relax on the Lido or to pop across to St Mark’s Square to explore. This evening is the Gala dinner and our fleet of water taxis will be on hand to take you to our Palace on the Grand Canal.

Venetian Rally

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The Healey Boys wish to thank you all for such a well organised and fantastic experience. From day 1 to 6 it just got better and better and what a finale in Monte Carlo. The spirit and camaraderie of all that took part was superb and everyone contributed to the rally on an off the road.

James Lloyd

Simply incredible. We are all on such a massive high, it’s unreal really. Looking back there are so many high points it’s impossible to pick any one thing out. So thank you for putting on such a show. You left nothing out. Everything was spot on. The starter packs, the gifts, the map books, the hotels and the entertainment. Truly stunning.

Jonathan Clark

Many thanks again for an excellent and really well organised trip, we had a ball.

Brian Williamson

Eligible Cars:

Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Gumpert, Jaguar, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Lotus, Morgan, McLaren, Mercedes, Noble, Pagani, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Saleen, SSC, TVR, Zenvo, any other interesting or classic car.

  • Welcome drinks at all hotels upon arrival
  • Reservations in all the hotels based upon either double or twin occupancy including breakfast
  • Either buffet or seated dinner with wine at hotels in Champagne, Vonnas, Lake Maggiore, Lake Ieso.
  • Gala Dinner in Venice
  • European Map, plus a Sat Nav which will be programmed for the hotels
  • 2 support vehicles along with 3 Event managers will accompany the trip
  • Presentations, prizes and awards in Venice
  • Decals for all cars
  • Additional local agents in Italy
  • RAC European Insurance Cover
  • Return Eurotunnel fares

Dress Code

Most evenings we are encouraging gentlemen to wear jackets (all the hotels are 5*) although ties will not be mandatory. Ladies should bring smart dress wear. The final evening though, is black tie for the gentlemen and a chance for the ladies to wear something glamorous and gorgeous!

What if my car doesn’t have much storage?

We have two support vehicles going with the rally that can take your luggage to the next stop.

What about hotels near to the Goodwood start?

We have reserved a number of rooms at the Hilton Avisford Park for those guests who would like to stay near to the start. The cost of this is £TBA per room and is not included within the package price. You will be able to book directly with hotel via a group link for the preferential rates.