In the Heart of Tuscany with Mercedes-Benz

Discover Tuscany at the wheel of a classic Mercedes-Benz SL (W113 and R107). We accompany you over gentle hills and cypress avenues through the art-historical heart of Tuscany and to selected wineries. Experience Italy at its finest!

Milan, Italy 08 - 11 August & 15 - 19 September 2022 From $3,495 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:
Classic car drive through Chianti

Your prelude begins grandly when you check in at Borgo Scopeto Relais and enjoy the magnificent view over Siena from the terrace. Your heart beats faster as soon as you turn the ignition key for the first time and drive out your Mercedes-Benz SL classic car. The rolling hills of the Chianti between Florence and Siena with their famous wineries are a symbol of Tuscany. Old palaces and castles, but also dense forests and wide fields characterize the world-famous cultural landscapeof Chianti. And because a stop at one of the charming wineries is a must, stop by one of the oldest in the world, which is also the ancestral home of a noble family. In the osteria of the winery, after the tour and wine tasting, we end the first day of the trip with a nice dinner.

Day 2:
Dream roads to Pienza

A dreamlike landscape that burns in the heart lies before you today. You cross the Crete Senesi on rarely used country roads , characterized by clay, cypress columns, wide grain fields and oak forests. There, where Tuscany shows its most beautiful side, is the little town of Pienza , designed on the drawing board as the “ideal city” by Pope Pius II. On the entertaining tour you will see the cathedral and imposing palaces of the Renaissance, stroll through winding streets and along the promenade, the Corso Rossellino. The afternoon routes are also picture perfect. In the evening, the old town of Siena invites you to take a stroll and individual dinner.

Day 3:
Volterra – City of Alabaster

The motorists among you can be happy: today’s stage is the most varied. Through ancient cultivated land with majestic villas, medieval castles and quiet, remote monasteries, you drive on lonely panoramic roads via San Gimignano to the Etruscan city of Volterra . During your guided tour of this picturesque old town, you will marvel at the high level of artistry of the alabaster artists in one of the studios. Vineyards with well-known names and the Tuscan “Ore Mountains” shape the landscape on your vintage car route back to the hotel. In the evening you dine in the old wine cellar, the atmospheric hotel restaurant La Tinaia with new creations based on the best regional recipes.

Day 4:
Siena – Gothic city jewel

Attracted by their beauty, the rolling hills around Siena have always inspired many artists. Let your gaze wander once more from your roadster into the idyllic distance before dedicating yourself to the cultural legacy of this city ( UNESCO World Heritage Site ) on your tour of Siena . The cityscape is dominated by the mighty cathedral made of black and white marble, whose artfully decorated marble inlay on the floor has achieved worldwide fame. In time for your return flight, we will bring you to Florence Airport, with memories of eventful days and an authentic driving experience at the wheel of our Mercedes-Benz SL traveling in your luggage. Arrivederci and see you soon!

 

Includes
* Transfers from/to Florence Airport to your hotel
* Nostalgic Mercedes-Benz SL (W113 and R107) for you to self-drive, including fully comprehensive insurance and fuel
* 3 nights at Borgo Scopeto Relais Hotel, near Siena,  including breakfast
* 1 dinner
* Admission fees and guided sightseeing as per itinerary
* English speaking guide and service team during the entire trip
* Road book

Travel dates
08 - 11 August & 15 - 19 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!

Or register your interest now for 2023!

Book by
30th December 2021 unless sold prior.

Price
From $3,495 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.