The Italian Rally
9 nights – Starting 12th September 2021 | £8,299 per team of two
Enjoy Italy in style, a luxury rally enjoying the finest spa hotels and superb roads. From Spain through France into Italy with a stunning finale in the Ferrari Museum in Modena.
With style, great scenery, superb food and 5 star hotels. We have selected the finest roads, cuisine and spa accommodation in Europe for you. Travelling by deluxe ferry to Spain we then enjoy the delights of the Pyrenees and Southern France before our finale in Italy.
Taking the ferry over to Santander we stay nearby at the delightful Santander Real before driving along the coast and into the Pyrenees. After the mountains, we aim for the Côte d’Azur and St Tropez where we enjoy a two night stay. Then continuing through Monaco to Genoa, our final destination is Modena, where we will enjoy our grand finale dinner in the Ferrari Museum.
Day One and Two
Starting from Plymouth on the flagship vessel of Brittany Ferries the Pont-Aven, we dine together on board then overnight (private luxury cabins) to Santander. On arrival in Santander at around midday, we set off eastwards along the coast before we head into the foothills of the Pyrenees with some lovely driving roads and glorious scenery. We cross into France and head for the first stop, Pau. Lying at the foot of the Pyrenees, Pau is a city steeped in history with countryside views and mountain panoramas.
We now head on some of the most delightful roads up into the Pyrenees heading for the small principality of Andorra, popular as a ski resort, but offering some superb driving. A perfect combination of modernity and inspiration, the hotel also has the Spa Plaza, perfect to relax body and mind.
Heading through the Pyrenees we aim for Carcassone. Hôtel de la Cité is an integral part of the heritage of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the heart of the medieval city, built on the site of the former episcopal palace, our 5-star hotel offers an enchanting view
Day Five & Six
Heading towards the Cote d’Azur for our two nights stay on the outskirts of St Tropez . Built in the 19th century and fully restored since, the 5-star Château de la Messardière, regarded as a genuine institution in Saint Tropez has maintained all its extraordinary original character. This exclusive property is Saint Tropez’s largest hotel sitting in magnificent 25-acre grounds.
We now aim towards the Italian Riviera coast and Genoa. Our stay tonight is at the Grand Hotel Savoia and for dinner we visit the delightful Ville del Princpe.
We drive along the coast before head inland towards Maranello. For those that want there is an opportunity to drive the Modena Circuit Autodromo del Modena, which took its name from the original Ferrari test track. We then head for the Maranello Palace for our final night, directly opposite the Ferrari Factory in the heart of Maranello.
In the evening we have the final Gala dinner, in the Ferrari Museum hall of Champions where we will also have some Ferrari simulators for you to try!
Time to say farewell to friends old and new and make your way home, we can help with booking accommodation for the return journey. If you wish to get the ferry or Eurostar back to the UK We can also arrange car transporters at preferable rates on request if you wish to fly home.
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.
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.
Many thanks again for an excellent and really well organised trip, we had a ball.
- Welcome drinks at all hotels upon arrival
- Luxurious Spa Hotel accommodation, including breakfast
- Seated three or four course gourmet dinners – private dining
- Pre-dinner drinks
- Selected wines with dinner
- Route folder with map, plus a Sat Nav programmed for the route
- 2 support vehicles
- Luggage transportation
- Event managers will accompany the trip
- Professional group photographer
- Presentations, prizes and awards
- Car decals
- Outward ferry with deluxe cabin
- Gala dinner with trophy presentations
- RAC European Cover