Salzburg Lake District, Porsche & Hangar 7 with
VW Beetle

This journey takes you to the southeast over the border to Salzburg. You’ll visit the classic car collection of Ferdinand Porsche, the brilliant engineer and inventor of the VW beetle. You’ll enjoy the Salzburg lake district and an adrenaline rush in the “Hangar 7” of Red Bull. You will stay in Mozart city on the 15th floor of a hotel with a spectacular view over Salzburg, and there you will experience Austrian cuisine in a modern 360 ° Sky restaurant that sits well above the roofs of the town.

Munich Weekday departures From $499 pp share twin/double

Your Car – the VW Beetle
There are some automobiles that are destined to be classics. It might be because of their design, maybe their racing success, or because their engineering was before its time. Very rarely will history play a trick, and let an automobile, already mature in its construction, become more attractive, and win over people until it is no longer possible to imagine life without it.
The Volkswagen Type 1, better known as the VW Beetle, is one of these rare examples. Not the icon for high earners, it was a symbol for a country looking into the future but falling back on earlier virtues such as German workmanship and engineering.

VW Beetle has always evoked fun, laughter, friends and family and is iconic in it’s own way in New Zealand. Now enjoy it through parts of Europe, through quiet country roads, sleepy villages or visiting majestic castles.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
Ferdinand Porsche Museum

You will start your drive from Munich in your VW Beetle east in the direction towards the Chiemsee. Along the drive you will go through the musing city of Amerang where the EFA Automobile Museum lies. Although the history of classic cars that is offered at this Museum is incredibly comprehensive it remains a rarely explored marvel. However, when this museum is recommended by names such as ZündappGlassWandererNSU, and Auto Union that really says something and we highly recommend you take a visit.

The Bavarian panorama is quickly replaced by the picturesque Salzburg Lake district that goes all the way to the Matt Sea. From there you will visit the private classic car collection of one of the most important pioneers of the automotive industry: Ferdinand Porsche, who is not only the epitome of sports car manufacturing, but also an ingenious engineer and inventor of the VW Beetle itself. His private car collection includes many of his own creations from the Austro Daimler racing cars to the Porsche tractors to even his own biplane aircraft. On the edge of the old town, the newly built 2017 “Cool Mama” hotel awaits you with its modern fusion kitchen, chillout rooftop bar and a room with spectacular views over the city of Salzburg.

Day 2:
Hangar 7 and the Salzburg Lake district

Take a moment to bask in the classical Salzburg atmosphere after eating breakfast at the hotel buffet. If Sachertorte, Festspiele, and Mozart are not your cup-of-tea, then take a visit to the Red Bull “Hangar 7” and the Salzburg Designer Outlet instead. Hangar 7 offers some spectacular architecturevintage airplanes: the “Flying Bull” as an example, also an art museum with an ever-changing exhibition and many exciting exhibits from the most diverse extreme sports, all sponsored by Red Bull. If you’re too enthused to set off in your VW Beetle Cabriolet, head east to the romantic Fuschl lake, and on to the Moon lake and Wolfgang lake. For the return trip to Munich you have two serpentine mountain roads to choose from: via Bad Reichenhall, Kössen and the “Tatzelwurm” to Schliersee or via the infamous Rossfeld panoramic road near Berchtesgaden and Traunstein back towards Munich.

 

 

Includes

Travel dates
Weekday departures
Weekend departures (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) also available – refer pricing below

Book by
30th December 2021 unless sold prior.

Price
From $499 pp share twin/double
Weekend departures also available for an additional $120 pp

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.