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Formula 1, the fastest, most exhilarating and sophisticated sport in the world! We are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to experience the European aspect of the sport. See some of the facilities, tracks associated with these international and extravagant events. F1 also plays a very important role for automotive research and development so we visit the factories and research labs of Europe's iconic automotive manufacturers. So just a "must see" trip for fans of the sport. We offer similar itineraries incorporating Italy so just ask!
Welcome to London! After transferring from the airport to the city centre, enjoy a morning tour of London, during which we'll see all the major sights of both London's Old City and vibrant West End. Suitable for those visiting for the first time, or those just wishing to re-acquaint themselves with the Capital's charms, this tour is London in a nutshell! We'll drive past such famous sights as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, then along the river to the Tower of London. No interior visits are included in this tour, but photo stops will be made at appropriate points. Remainder of day at leisure to relax. A welcome dinner is arranged this evening. Overnight London
Morning visit to the London Motor Museum. Featuring a showroom full of classic cars from the 1950s to the present day the London Motor Museum charts the recent history of the moving vehicle. Cars include pimped up rides from the States and luxury brands from Europe. A Louis Vuitton Cadillac Deville is parked up alongside a Lincoln Continental Lowrider and there are plenty of deluxe names like Aston Martin, Ferrari and Jaguar.
This afternoon visit Brooklands in Surrey. For three decades this famous racing track, placed like a giant footprint in the Surrey countryside, just 20 miles south west of London, was the centre of British Motor Sport. The two and half mile circuit with its two massive concrete bankings was the very epitome of speed and captured the imagination of the period. What happened at Brooklands was news and the drivers that raced there became household names. The pride and joy of the motoring collection is the Napier Railton. The Grand Prix Exhibition and the Campbell shed shown in the virtual tour are certainly worth a visit. Overnight London
Today enjoy a full day excursion to Oxford and Northamptonshire. Our first visit is The Grove, near Oxford, home of the Williams F1 team. We'll enjoy the Grand Prix Collection Tour, an opportunity to view the Williams F1 Collection which spans the teams 30 year history from 1977 to the present day. Each of the World Championship winning cars are represented from the very first car designed and built by the team. If there is time, have a go on the F1 Simulator, controlled by the participant using the onboard brake and accelerator pedals. The experience is enhanced as the participant sits in a genuine car with a full set of wheels and aerodynamics.
Continue to Oxford. Oxford is known as the city of dreaming spires as it has been home to the many colleges of the world famous university of Oxford for over 700 years! Over this time many of the world's most influential writers, statesmen and thinkers have passed through the university. Enjoy a tour of the famous Christ Church college.
Afterwards we continue to Silverstone , the home of the British F1 Grand Prix. Since 1948 crowds have flocked to Silverstone to witness international legends from Fangio to Barrichello, Senna to Schumacher and of course the British heroes Hamilton, Stewart, Hunt, Mansell, Hill, Coulthard and Button compete on this famously challenging grand prix circuit. It was here that Emerson Fittipaldi won his last Grand Prix in 1975. A tour of the circuit is also possible, and a tour of the Drive Centre, where you see the cars, as well as the Paddock and the Pits.
Today we enjoy an excursion down to Beaulieu in Hampshire, home of the Montagu family since 1538 and also home to the world famous National Motor Museum. The ultimate tour for people with an interest in motoring and also for those interested in the national heritage of Britain. Learn about the early motoring pioneers and the introduction of mass produced cars through to land speed record breakers, F1 and Le Mans racers. Exhibits include some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird. Overnight London
This morning we catch the Eurostar to Paris. Paris is a captivating city with bustling street life, cosmopolitan cafes and the some of the most spectacular buildings and monuments in Europe. The city exudes style and there is an exciting, romantic buzz in the air.
This afternoon, an essential part of your visit to Paris, enjoy a cruise along the Seine. As you glide along the water, find yourself face to face with Paris's splendid monuments and museums. Enjoy a dinner this evening at a traditional Parisian Bistro. Overnight Paris
This morning we enjoy a city tour of Paris, and see all the famous sights associated with this beautiful city. Afterwards we visit Atelier Renault on the famous Champs Elysees. Renault's flagship venue, situated on the prestigious Champs Elysees in Paris, aims to provide a warm, visitor friendly atmosphere and also serve as a direct link between the brand and the public. You can discover all the latest product news from Renault, as well as various motor exhibitions that take in art, sport, technology and popular culture. The boutique boasts more than 350 products associated with Renault, Renault Sport and the celebrated Formula 1 team. Enjoy lunch in these pleasant and inspiring surroundings. Remainder of day at leisure for individual shopping and sightseeing in this wonderful city.
Enjoy a full day excursion to Le Mans. Stretching south from the outskirts of the city is the Le Mans 24 hour car racing circuit, where the world-renowned race takes place each year in mid-June. This continues the city's associations with automobiles, begun when local bell-founder Amadee Bollee built his first steam-driven car back in 1873. The Musee de l'Automobile is on the edge of the Bugatti and 24-hour circuits. It documents the early history of car racing, automobile anatomy and automated assembly. The display includes a superb collection of 150 cars from as far back as 1885 to recent winners, with all the big names represented and in working order.
Leave France behind today and head east through Belgium to Germany. We stop
in Spa host of the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. Spa Francorchamps made a welcome return to the Formula One Grand Prix calendar in 2007 with a revised start/finish line and a wider track at La Source hairpin. After viewing the circuit we continue to the German border where we see the infamous Nurburgring. Which race fan has not heard of the heroic battles and tragic accidents on the "old" Nurburgring? Built in 1927 in Germany's Eiffel Mountains, this 17.5 mile long race track with 73 turns is still used for long distance races and is open to any weekend racer with a car or a motorcycle. The 2009 German Grand Prix took place on the new track which boasts one of the most modern and efficient facilities in the world. It was here that Felipe Massa scored his first career podium by coming third in 2006.
Overnight Nurburg area
Leave Nurburg behind and head to Stuttgart one of the great motoring cities of Germany. The Headquarters and factories of both Porsche and Mercedes Benz are situated in Stuttgart. We'll visit both factory museums and learn about these two huge giants of the German automobile and racing industries! Mercedes engines are the powerhouses inside the 2009 McLaren-Mercedes Brawn-Mercedes & Force India-Mercedes Formula 1 cars. See the Silver Arrows collection in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Next we visit the brand new Porsche museum. Porsche is currently celebrating an anniversary: it was exactly 60 years ago when the cornerstone was laid for this family-led manufacturing business. At that time, no one would have ventured to predict the company's phenomenal advance from rather humble beginnings to the world's leading sports-car manufacturer. This evening we visit one of the local vineyards for a tour and tasting and enjoy a dinner nearby. Overnight Stuttgart
Head down to Munich today, the capital of Bavaria and home to iconic BMW! Big-city style and rural charm, Alpine character and Mediterranean verve, art treasures and the Oktoberfest, traditional customs and high technology, beer gardens and haute cuisine, operas and in bars, these are all ingredients of the special "Munich mix" that makes Bavaria's state capital so endlessly fascinating, and so popular with visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a tour of this wonderful city, and then this evening we enjoy dinner and a beer or two at a Munich Bierhalle. Overnight Munich
Enjoy a visit to Munich's brand new giant BMW Welt Museum. This incorporates seven museum houses, and one of these is dedicated to the World of Sport. The House of Motor Sport reflects the major, unforgettable successes of BMW: the victories gained by the BMW 328, the commitment to Formula 1, the racing heritage of BMW motorcycles and BMW touring cars. In 1980, BMW announced its first commitment to Formula 1 as an engine supplier. In 1983, Nelson Piquet already became World Champion driving a Brabham BMW BT 52 during the second season. After an "interlude" with Williams, BMW decided to build up its own Formula 1 Team with Sauber in 2006. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the traditional HaXnbauer restaurant in Munich. This restaurant is famous for its spit-roasted suckling pig. Overnight Munich
Transfer to Munich airport.
London Motor Museum
Brooklands in Surrey
Grand Prix Collection
British F1 Grand Prix
BMW Welt Museum
Some of the tour’s sights.
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