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23 October-7 November 2022
Algarve Classic Festival Tour

In partnership with Drive Espana, we are offering this wonderful autumn driving tour of Portugal and Spain, with a well-planned route down to the Algarve, top-quality accommodation, stunning scenery and a range of fun things to do along the way. 

Drivers will cross the Bay of Bisbay from Plymouth to Santander on board Brittany Ferries’ Pont Aven.

Itinerary highlights include:

  • the Picos de Europa mountains
  • Stays in Leon, Segovia, the world heritage city of Merida, Huelva, Alvor, Jerez, Durcal (outside Granada), Toledo and Lerma
  • Drive over the mountain passes close to Madrid
  • VIP passes for Saturday & Sunday to the Algarve Classic held at the Circuit at Portimao. This includes access to the circuit and infield, access to the viewing tower and access to the VIP hospitality suite
  • Exclusive track day at the Circuito de Guadix

What's Included?

  • Plymouth - Santander return ferry crossings with standard outside cabin (Brittany Ferries)
  • Overnight accommodation as described in the itinerary 
  • Half Board at all hotels
  • Algarve Classive passes and VIP Hospitality at Portimao circuit
  • Track day at Circuito de Gaudix
  • Services of a tour leader throughout
  • Map and Road book
23 October-7 November 2022
From £1,925 Per Person
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Itinerary

ALGARVE CLASSIC - DRIVING TOUR OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL
14 night escorted driving tour

Saturday 23 October 
Afternoon departure from Plymouth onboard Brittany Ferries's Pont Aven to Santander, Spain.

Sunday 24 October
Arrive Santander and drive to Leon for two nights at the Parador—a Converted medieval Hostal which has come up in the world to be one of only two 5* Paradors’ Leon is a lovely town with a great Cathedral (200 miles)

Tuesday 26 October
Drive to Segovia for two nights—It’s a great town with the Aquaduct, Castle and Cathedral (They claim the Disney Magic Kingdonm castle is based on theirs—so do others!) The hotel is modern, but the views are great (160 miles)

Thursday 28 October
Drive to Merida for an overnight at the Parador which is an 18th century convent in the heart of this world heritage city (230 miles)

Friday 29 October - Sunday 31 October
Drive to Alvor for three nights at the newly refurbished Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel 12 miles from the circuit. The drive today is also a real drivers road, for mile after mile! We will have full circuit passes and hospitality for the Saturday and Sunday (245 miles)

Monday 1 November
Drive to El Puerto de Santa Maria for a night at the waterside Hotel Puerto Sherry (220 miles)

Tuesday 2 November
Drive to Durcal for two nights at Hotel El Senorio de Nevada, a beautiful new hotel in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. We’ve got a night out at a local Thai restaurant planned—it’s a great place (195 miles)

Wednesday 3 November
Exclusive trackday at Circuito de Guadix; with a British team and very high standards we should be able to operate an open pit lane

Thursday 4 November
Time to head North—drive to Toledo for a night in the Parador—the best Hotel view in Spain? It’s very spectacular—(245 miles)

Friday 5 November
Drive to Lerma for our last night in the C17th Palace (175 miles)

Saturday 6 November
Drive to Santander for afternoon departure on the Galicia (130 miles)

Sunday 7 November
Mid evening arrival at Portsmouth

 

2022 Package Price

Cost Per Person based on two people sharing
(based on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)

£1925

Package Price Includes:

- Ferry crossings with standard outside cabin

- Overnight accommodation as described

- Passes and VIP Hospitality at Portimao

- Half Board at all hotels

- Track day at Circuito de Gaudix

- Services of a tour leader

- Map and Road book

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