Belle Epoque & Mountain Roads with Mercedes-Benz

Italy’s second largest lake lures with a beautiful Riviera and a Mediterranean ambience. Narrow mountain roads contrast with palm-lined shores promenades, Belle Époque villas and English gardens contrast with the archaic-looking villages. This high-contrast tour has a lot to offer and leaves nothing to be desired.

Milan, Italy 25 - 28 August & 01 - 04 September 2022 From $3,550 pp share twin/double

Your Car
Success in motor racing has always been part of the Mercedes-Benz DNA. The same is true even of the birth of Mercedes brand name. At the end of the 19th-century Emil Jellinek, a businessman who sold Daimler vehicles to the European aristocracy and high society, created a racing team. The racing team was equipped with Daimler cars and were gifted with the name of his daughter: Mercedes.

On this tour you will enjoy driving either a Mercedes-Benz SL (R-107) or a SL (W 113) Pagode. What better way to live the Mercedes-Benz lifestyle as you  experience Italian and French settings and drive on the dreamy roads of Provence and Tuscany.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
Isola Bella

After picking you up from Milan-Malpensa airport, we take you to your hotel on the shores of Lake Maggiore, you can meet your fellow travellers over a pleasant aperitif. In front of the hotel you will find your chrome-flashing Mercedes-Benz SL standing in a row and hear us explaining the easily understandable road book to you before we start our first trip. The first trip is a good way to get to know your Mercedes-Benz. A common dinner on Isola Bella, to which you are driven in style in old wooden boats, rounds the day off.

Day 2:
Centovalli, Ascona and the Lombard shore

On the second day an unforgettable route awaits you: rugged gorges and lonely mountain valleys in the Valle Cannobina. After crossing the Swiss border into Centovalli in Ticino, you will reach Ascona. On the picturesque promenade along the banks of Ascona you have the opportunity to take a walk and have an extensive lunch. In the afternoon you drive along the western shore road and admire sophisticated lake promenades.

Day 3:
Mottarone and San Giulio

On the third day you can experience the absolute rally feeling in Mottarone Preserve: serpentines, intermediate throttle and the unmistakable sound of a classic Mercedes-Benz. You drive along impressive mountain roads up to the 1,490-metre-high Mottarone, from which you look down to Lake Maggiore and Lake d’Orta. The latter becomes your next destination, via winding mountain roads you reach the old town of Orta San Giulio, where you will have enough time for a walk through the picturesque alleys. On the way back to the hotel, you will cross two more nature preserves. A common farewell dinner takes place in a popular old town restaurant in Baveno.

Day 4:
Castel Angera

In the morning you will visit Castel Angera on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore, which was once home to one of Italy’s most important noble families and which is today a tourist attraction as a stately fortress. From the fortified tower you will enjoy an unforgettable view over the lake. After the visit you drive along the lake shore, past the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso and on to Laveno. A ferry takes you to the western shore, from where we drive only a short distance to the hotel. In the afternoon you say goodbye to “your” SL and will be brought to the airport by transfer.

 

Includes
* Transfers from/to Marseille Airport to your hotel, as well as on location
* Nostalgic Mercedes-Benz SL (W113 and R107) for you to self-drive, including fully comprehensive insurance and fuel
* 3 nights at Moulin de Vernegues, Mallemort including breakfast
* 1 lunch and 1 dinner
* Admission fees and guided sightseeing as per itinerary
* English speaking guide and service team during the entire trip
* Road book

Travel dates
25 - 28 August & 01 - 04 September 2022

Dates do not suit but still interested?
If you have 8 or more people interested we can customise the date and set up a private tour!

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Book by
30th December 2021 unless sold prior.

Price
From $3,550 pp share twin/double

 

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes Nostalgic Driving Experience Tour and Inclusions as shown. Drivers must be 25 years or older, and held a full NZ driving licence for a minimum of 5 years. Car Insurance carries a EUR500 excess. Gratuities for your tour leader(s), are not included and are at your discretion. Must book by 31 December 2021 unless sold out prior, with a 20% Tour deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Additional payments are required for any additional arrangements made, please discuss with us. Any amendments to tour dates will incur a minimum fee of EUR50.00. Cancellation fees for tour start at 125 days prior to commencement of tour date, full details available upon request. Prices correct as at 15 July 2021 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. In the event of Covid-19 impacting this package to any extent, please contact Sport Escapes. Other conditions may apply. NDE.