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Austria & Italy
Austria & Italy

Mon, 01 Jul



Austria & Italy

High mountain passes as seen on many a TV show

Time & Location

01 Jul 2024, 09:00 BST – 14 Jul 2024, 17:00 BST


About the event

Newcastle to Holland ferry on 28th June leaving 1700

Day 1. Breakfast on the boat before heading South out of Holland to the autobahns & head to our overnight hotel in Stuttgart. No dinner provided but restaurants nearby. Parking included.

Day 2. Breakfast first then a few minutes walk to the Porsche museum. In the afternoon we head back onto the autobahns until we see the mountains past Salzburg. We stay at the foot of the mountain looking up at Hitlers Eagles Nest. No dinner provided but places to eat nearby.

Day 3. Breakfast then we drive a few minutes to the bus station. This is no ordinary bus station. We head up the mountain and spend a couple of hours in the Eagles Nest & have lunch. Then back on the bus to collect our cars. It's not far before we hit the Grossglocker high alpine road. This must be the worlds greatest driving road for both scenery and driving thrills. We spend some time at the top, visit a motor museum, before heading to one of my personal favour places, The Edelweißspitze. Simply superb views. We then head down the other side of the mountain to our overnight hotel. No dinner provided but restaurant on site.

Day 4. Breakfast then over the mountains & across the Jaufenpass and Timmelsjoch passes to our hotel where we stay for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner included.

Day 5. Breakfast then a nice easy day. We head straight onto the scenic roads of the Silvretta pass. Lunch on the side of a lake before heading back across the mountains to our hotel. Evening meal included.

Day 6. Breakfast then we drive the famous Stelvio pass. Lunch at the top will be a sausage in a bun. Don't knock it until you've tried it. From Stelvio we head to Livigno and fuel up with cheaper petrol before heading back through Switzerland to over hotel. Evening meal included.

Day 7. Breakfast then another nice easy day. We drive the Kaunergrat National park and on to the Kaunertal glacier road. Lunch at the top is usually Goulash soup. Back down the same road to our hotel. Evening meal included.

Day 8. Pack our bags before early breakfast then leave for our next hotel. Todays route is back across the Fern pass into Southern Germany where we pick up the autobahn. Time permitting we will visit the Sinsheim Technic museum which is 5 minutes away from the overnight hotel. No dinner provided but restaurant onsite.

Day 9. Breakfast & up the autobahn for a couple of hours before driving through the Rhine Valley stopping for lunch on the Rhine. We then head North and have the afternoon at the famous Nurburgring & a tour of the pits & drivers areas. Take you car on the Ring if you feel the need but I won't be. Then we have a short drive to our overnight stay in an Abbey. No dinner provided but restaurant onsite.

Day 10. Breakfast then up through Holland to Ijmuiden where we board the overnight ferry back home, have our evening meal and a beer chatting about all of unforgettable memories.

Return 12th July arriving back in Newcastle 0900

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