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27 October-10 November 2019
Algarve Classic Festival Tour

Experience the Algarve in Autumn with fantastic driving, great hotels, historic racing and a trackday! 

27 October-10 November 2019
From £1,925.00 Per Person
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Overview

Swap the wet and cold weather for some winter sunshine in this driving tour of the Spain and Portugal. As well as fantastic driving , stunning scenery and a range of fun activities, this two week trip also includes passes for the Algarve Classic Festival that takes place at the Portimao Circuit at the start of November.

 

Itinerary

14 NIGHT ESCORTED DRIVING TOUR 

Sunday 27 October 

Late evening departure from Portsmouth on Brittany Ferries high speed ferry service travelling to Bilbao via Roscoff.

Monday 28 October

Sailing day. Standard outside cabin included.

Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October

Early arrival into Bilbao then drive to Salamanca for two nights. The journey to this wonderful medieval city will take you through the scenic Picos de Europa Mountains. (280 miles) A visit to the Salamanca Motor Museum and a wine tasting at the hotel will be arranged during your stay. 

Hotel: Hacienda Zorita at Valverdon

Thursday 31 October

Drive to Merida for an overnight stay at the Parador Hotel which is an 18th century convent located in the heart of city. Merida is a World Heritage Site and the location of the best preserved Roman ruins in Iberia. (180 miles) 

Hotel: Parador de Merida 

Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November 

On Friday you will travel along one of Spain's great driving roads before arriving into Alvor for a three night stay.  Passes have been arranged for the Historic Racing Festival. Portimao is a superb circuit with fantastic racing. There will be a variety of cars racing across the two days and a walk around the paddock is a great experience. (245 miles) 

Hotel: Alvor Praia Hotel

Monday 4 November 

Drive to El Puerto de Santa Maria, just over the bay from Cadiz. You will spend the night at our waterside hotel. (220 miles) 

Hotel: Puerto Sherry

Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 November

Drive to Durcal for a two night stay in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. On Wednesday you will experience an exclusive track day at the Circuito de Guadix. Lewis Hamilton trained here in his early racing days and a large number of well known drivers and teams test here all year round. Your accommodation is a wine hotel with a real party atmosphere, they always look after us really well.  (195 miles) 

Hotel: Hotel El Senorio de Nevada

Thursday 7 November

From Durcal drive north to the city of Toledo. Known as The City of Three Cultures, it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and still has exactly the same layout it had in the Middle Ages. (245 miles) 

Hotel: Parador de Toledo

Friday 8 November 

The final day of driving will take you from Toleda to Lerma where your last night will be spent at the Palce of the Duke de Lerma. (225 miles) 

Hotel: Palace of the Duke de Lerma

Saturday 9 November

Drive from Lerma to Santander for your evening ferry departure. (160 miles)

Sunday 10 November 

Mid evening arrival back into Portsmouth. 

 

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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