Join us for a Grand tour true some of the most scenic and curvy roads in Europe. We start in Austria, drive true Italian alp's and we arrive in Lake Como, Italy's most famous lake. From Como we drive fast motorway into Tuscany and arrive in Piombino were we take the ferry to Elba Island which is the 3rd biggest Island in Italy.At the end of tour we drive true Monaco into France were we will spend 2 nights in Saint Tropez as final of this fantastic tour.
With our experience of travelling in Italy and the other countries since 1998 will probably give you the best memories so far of travelling this countries.
Length of tour : 9 nights/10 days
Total distance driven :
Countrries visited : Austria , Italy , Monaco , France
Last day 12.09.2021 check out from Hotel Byblos in Saint Tropez 12.00
Let us know if you want to book any extra nights before the start of the tour or after the tour. We will help you with special routes to drive and special locations for your extra stay.
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Day 1 arrival Salzburg
Welcome to the start of this tour and Salzburg. Hotel is ready for check'in from 14.00
We will meet at 19.30 for a welcome cocktail in the bar and dinner will be served at 20.00 were you will have presentation of the program of this Grand Tour.
The town is located on the site of the former Roman settlement of Iuvavum. Salzburg was founded as an episcopal see in 696 and became a seat of the archbishop in 798. Its main sources of income were salt extraction and trade and, at times, gold mining. The fortress of Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, dates from the 11th century. In the 17th century, Salzburg became a centre of the Counter-Reformation, where monasteries and numerous Baroque churches were built.
Salzburg's historic centre (German: Altstadt) is thus renowned for its Baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps, with 27 churches. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also visit Salzburg to tour the historic centre and the scenic Alpine surroundings. Salzburg was the birthplace of the 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Because of its history, culture, and attractions, Salzburg has been labeled Austria's "most inspiring city.
We will drive from Salzburg to Cortina d'Ampezzo , just before we reach Zell am See we will take left and drive the famous Groblockner strabe which takes us upto Heiligenblut , Winklern and from there we drive pass Lienz and upto Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Situated on the Boite river, in an alpine valley, it is a winter sport resort known for its skiing trails, scenery, accommodation, shops and après-ski scene, and for its jet set and Italian aristocratic crowd.
In the Middle Ages, Ampezzo fell under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Aquileia and of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1420 it was conquered by the Republic of Venice. It then spent much of its history under Austrian rule, briefly undergoing some territorial changes under Napoleon, before being returned to Austria, who held it until 1918. From the nineteenth century, Ampezzo became a notable regional centre for crafts.
Although Cortina was unable to go ahead with the scheduled 1944 Winter Olympics because of World War II, it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1956 and subsequently a number of world winter-sports events. Cortina will host the Winter Olympics for a second time when it co-hosts the 2026 Winter Olympics with Milan.
The town is home to SG Cortina, a top league professional ice hockey team, and Cortina is also the start and end point of the annual Dolomites Gold Cup Race. Several films have been shot in the town, mostly notably The Pink Panther (1963), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Cliffhanger (1993).
17.00 Arrival Madonna di Campiglio and hotel Lefay Resort and Spa 5 star L
20.00 Dinner in Madonna di Campiglio
Spetacular day with challenging driving
On our last tour when passing true the alp's all of the group said it was fantastic and wanted more passes to drive, because they all say , that's the fun about driving a super car. Driving passes fast and furious. Therefor we have made a very special day today were we will pass 4 passes in one day and we promise that this day will make you smile and enjoy a lot.
We will drive Passo di Giou - Passo Duran - Passo di Cerada and Passo Rolle and after 4 passes we will stop in Predazzo for lunch.
Madonna di Campiglio
The village regularly hosts World Cup alpine skiing and snowboarding races. The Scuderia FerrariFormula One and Ducati CorseMotoGP teams hold a media event in January at the resort. In summer the village hosts the Rally Stella Alpina, an Italian classic race. In cycling, the village has been the location for the finish of stages of the Giro d'Italia twice: in 1999 Marco Pantani won the stage whilst wearing the pink jersey, before being disqualified from the race after a blood test revealed a high haematocrit level, whilst in 2015 the stage was won by Mikel Landa.
From Madonna di Campiglio to Livigno, today we will drive another 3 passes and we are still in the higher italian Alp's. We drive down from the mountains to sea level and up over 3 high passes and into Livigno which is the italian TAX FREE city. We are driving Passo di Palade - Passo Stelvio and Passo del Foscagno so be ready for another fast and furious day in the Alp's.
Livigno is 1,816 metres (5,958 ft) above sea level. Livigno's main river is called Aqua Granda or Spöl. Trepalle, a frazione in the municipality of Livigno, is considered Europe's highest inhabited parish. Livigno was once a traditional and cultural village. Livigno is one of the few Italian villages which do not belong to the drainage basin of the Mediterranean Sea but to the Black Sea basin.
Livigno enjoys a special tax status as a duty-free area. Italian VAT (value added tax) is not paid. Although tax advantages for Livigno were recorded as far back as the sixteenth century, the current tax exemption was first introduced by the Austrian Empire around 1840. It was then confirmed by the Kingdom of Italy around 1910, then by the Italian Republic and the European Economic Community in 1960.
Only three roads lead to the town. Two link to Switzerland, one through the Forcola di Livigno, elevation 2,315 metres (7,595 ft) and open in summer only, and the second through the Munt la Schera Tunnel. The third road connects to other parts of Italy through the Foscagno Pass, elevation 2,291 metres (7,516 ft).
DAY 5 LIVIGNO - SAINT MORITZ - PASSO MALOJA - SORICO - COMO LAKE/TREMEZZO
13.00 lunch stop
17.00 Arrival in Grand Hotel Tremezzo 5 Lux
20.00 Dinner private on the terrace
Time to start going down to sealevel. Today we start driving from Livigno to Saint Moritz and shortly after we will drive the Maloja Pass and start going down to Como Lake. When we arrive to Menaggio we will keep the right hand side of Como Lake and just enjoy this scenery and curvy road along the lake until we arrive at Tremezzo Grand Hotel which is the neighbour to the famous Villa Carlotta. If some of our guests wants to visit Villa Carlotta just let us know so we can book you in after arrival to the hotel.
Tremezzo is a municipality of some 1,300 people in the Province of Como, in the Italian region Lombardy.
It is located on the western shore of Lake Como between Mezzegra to the southwest and Griante to the northeast, and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Como. Tremezzo, which has an area of 8.4 square kilometres (3.2 sq mi), also borders the territory of the following communes: Lenno (south and west of Mezzegra), Menaggio (north of Griante), Grandola ed Uniti (inland from Menaggio) and, on the facing shore of the lake, Bellagio and Lezzeno.
As well as the capoluogo of Tremezzo, the area of the commune includes the frazione Rogaro, birthplace of the architect Pietro Lingeri.
Tremezzo is best known as a tourist resort—it was a favourite of Konrad Adenauer—and for its villas, of which the most famous is the Villa Carlotta with its much-admired gardens.
DAY 6 COMO - ELBA ISLAND (Welcome to another Paradise in Italy)
13.00 lunch stop
16.00 Piombino and a 45 minute ferry
17.30 Arrival in Baia Bianca
Time to travel to another PARADISE the Elba Island which is surrounded of white sandy beaches.Today we are doing fast driving on motorway from Como - Milan against Parma. Just vefore Parma we will take the curvy motorway over to La Spezia and go straight down to Piombino which is located close to Livorno after the Pisa exit. In Piombino we will enter the ferry which takes approx 45 minutes, very enjoyable crossing and we arrive in NAPOLEON's harbour Portoferraio. From the port we got just a few minutes to arrive in this fantastic Suite hotel at the beach.
DAY 7 ELBA ISLAND
11.00 Departure, we drive the famous roads in a circle of Elba Island
13.00 Lunch stop
15.00 Arrival in hotel
15.30 Boat trip with lots of food and drinks
19.30 Return to hotel
Elba is a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the coastal town of Piombino on the Italian mainland, and the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago. It is also part of the Arcipelago Toscano National Park, and the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia. It is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 50 kilometres (30 mi) east of the French island of Corsica.
The island is part of the province of Livorno and is divided into seven municipalities, with a total population of about 30,000 inhabitants which increases considerably during the summer. The municipalities are Portoferraio (which is also the island's principal town), Campo nell'Elba, Capoliveri, Marciana, Marciana Marina, Porto Azzurro, and Rio.
Elba is the largest remaining stretch of land from the ancient tract that once connected the Italian peninsula to Corsica. The northern coast faces the Ligurian Sea, the eastern coast the Piombino Channel, the southern coast the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the Corsica Channel divides the western tip of the island from neighbouring Corsica.
The French Emperor Napoleon was exiled to Elba, after his forced abdication following the Treaty of Fontainebleau, and conveyed to the island on HMS Undaunted by Captain Thomas Ussher; he arrived at Portoferraio on 4 May 1814. He was allowed to keep a personal guard of 600 men and was nominally sovereign of Elba, although the nearby sea was patrolled by the French and British navies. During the months that he stayed on the island, Napoleon carried out a series of economic and social reforms to improve the quality of life. After staying on for almost ten months he escaped to France on 26 February 1815. At the Congress of Vienna, Elba was restored to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In 1860, it became part of the new unified Kingdom of Italy.
DAY 8 ELBA ISLAND - MONACO - SAINT TROPEZ
10.30 Ferry from Elba to Piombino
11.15 On the road to Saint Tropez
14.00 Lunch stop
15.00 Departure after lunch
17.30 Arrival in Hotel Byblos
21.00 Dinner in local restaurant Saint Tropez
We are driving from Piombino to Saint Tropez and we will pass some very famous roads on the way. If someone wants to spend some extra time to for example drive this famous road just after we have passed La Spezia. Exit towards Ricca del Golfo and then drive the fantastic mountain road Passo del Bracco all the way to Sestri Levante. After You have reached Sestri Levante you turn back onto the motorway.
Another way to see more than motorway until Saint Tropez is to follow the Ligurian coastal on Via Aurelia. Motorway is fast and along the ligurian coastline you can enjoy the view and speed of your car, But, is you want to explore a little bit more we would also suggest , when get into France, head north towards Grasse and then Route Napoleon. Route Napoleon is one of the best driving roads in the south of France. Located in the mountains, it is EVO magazine’s most popular spot for testing supercars since the 1990’s and it's time you try it , if you never have before.
DAY 9 SAINT TROPEZ
10.00-11.00 Late breakfast
12.00 Who wants to join us for a small drive around the area of Saint Tropez?
14.00 Shuttlebus to the Byblos private beach for lunch and and fun
21.00 Dinner in Byblos restaurant Cucina
Today, last day of this fantastic tour, fore those who wants to drive, we will join you for a short stroll around this beautiful area. Then when the cars get parked, its time to just enjoy and have a lot of fun. Last day, last night, for this year, enjoy and spoil yourself. We have had a great time for 9 days and we hope to see you again on a new tour next year.
Saint-Tropez was a military stronghold and fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on its coast to be liberated during World War II as part of Operation Dragoon. After the war, it became an internationally known seaside resort, renowned principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. It later became a resort for the European and American jet set and tourists.
During the 1920s, Saint-Tropez attracted famous figures from the world of fashion such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. During World War II, the landing on 15 August 1944 began the Allied invasion of southern France, Operation Dragoon. In the 1950s, Saint-Tropez became internationally renowned as the setting for such films as And God Created Woman, which starred French actress Brigitte Bardot.
In May 1965, an Aérospatiale Super Frelon pre-production aircraft crashed in the gulf, killing its pilot.
On 4 March 1970, the French submarine Eurydice, with its home port as Saint-Tropez, disappeared in the Mediterranean with 57 crew aboard after a mysterious explosion.
The English rock band Pink Floyd wrote a song named "San Tropez" after the town. Saint-Tropez was also mentioned in David Gates's 1978 hit "Took the Last Train", Kraftwerk's "Tour de France" and in Aerosmith's "Permanent Vacation". Rappers including Diddy, Jay-Z and 50 Cent refer to the city in some of their songs as a favorite vacation destination, usually reached by yacht. DJ Antoine wrote a song called "Welcome to St. Tropez".
The motto of Saint-Tropez is Ad usque fidelis, Latin for "faithful to the end". After the Dark Age of plundering the French Riviera, Raphaël de Garesio landed in Saint-Tropez on 14 February 1470, with 22 men, simple peasants or sailors who had left the overcrowded Italian Riviera. They rebuilt and repopulated the area, and in exchange were granted by a representative of the "good king", Jean de Cossa, Baron of Grimaud and Seneschal of Provence, various privileges, including some previously reserved exclusively for lords, such as exemptions from taxes status and the right to bear arms. About ten years later, a great wall with towers stood watch to protect the new houses from sea and land attack; some 60 families formed the new community. On 19 July 1479, the new Home Act was signed, "the rebirth charter of Saint-Tropez"
CHECK OUT AT 12.00 , if needed you can ask the reception on arrival if you can do a later check out or let us know beforehand and we will ask availability for you.
The rest to say, is thank you all for a Grand Tour from the northern Alps in Austria, Italy, down to Elba Island and with a great finish in St Tropez.
See you on next tour
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Whats included in our package:
Accommodation 9 nights in 5 star hotel including breakfast for driver and co-driver, sharing double or twin room
Lunch every day as long as you join the group on the way, some day's we visit wineyard or other special locations
Dinner every night
Welcome pack with road book, badges and stickers for your car , special polo for this event
Boat excursion half day incl. food and wine at Elba Island
Secured parking every night
Follow me van to carry your excess luggage
2 private guides for the whole event
Professional photographer during the whole event taking pictures and video
1 photoalbum from the event made by photographer , min 20 pages
Price pr.car 9.200 euro and includes everything described above for driver and co-driver
Not included: Lunch and dinner has first round included of drinks, after first round its all up to you.
If you need help to either bring your car to the location of departure for this event or back home after the event is ended, let us know and we will ask for special offer for you.
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