MONZA - A track that combines speed with skill, with a heart and soul of its own. The names of great drivers and the sounds of engines from years gone by linger in the trees surrounding the track located in centre of the Royal Park.
Formula One visited the circuit as part of its first season and it has remained a permanent fixture on the calendar ever since. Over time, Monza has borne witness to an incredible list of historic moments and famous victories. All of them combine to make it one of the most magical places on the calendar.
For fans there is nowhere that encapsulates the sport better than this circuit!
We have lined up a great collection of hotels, authentic restaurants and guided tour of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. A highlight of the tour will be your chance to fulfill that childhood dream of driving a Ferrari through the streets of Maranello, with our inclusive 30-minute 'Scarlet Adrenaline Experience'. Taking you up into the hills around this famous town, you'll enjoy the enormous power, sublime handling and feel the emotion of driving a legendary scarlet Ferrari!*.
Check in to our fantastic 4* hotel just south of Bologna and enjoy your own private balcony and Prestige Room. Early evening it's time to meet your fellow guests for a drinks reception and welcome dinner in the hotel's superb restaurant.
After a hearty breakfast we'll transfer you to Maranello town centre for one of the highlights of your trip, the chance to drive a Ferrari for 30-minutes* around the hills of Maranello followed by lunch at the legendary Cavallino restaurant and then a private guided tour of the Ferrari Museum. Late afternoon we'll depart Maranello bound for our hotel in Milan, where we're booked in for dinner at one of our favourite Milanese restaurants.
Today we're heading out of Milan to the North and the stunning scenery of Lake Como. Our private motor boat will be waiting to whisk us on the one hour ride across the most beautiful of Northern Italy's lakes, from Como town at it's very Southerly tip to Bellagio, half way up the length of the lake.
After a brief look around the picturesque lakeside town, we'll meet back up by the side of the lake in our guests favourite restaurant. A sumptuous lunch will be served and you'll have plenty of time to take in the views, enjoy the ambience and sample some great Italian wines. After lunch take another wander around the shops before our return to the hotel by coach in the late afternoon.
Saturday night is party night in Milan on race weekend and once you've enjoyed another fine dinner it's time to explore the bars and clubs in the centre or maybe just sit back, enjoy a Martini and take in the wonderful views of the stunning Cathedral.
Race Day - After breakfast we depart in plenty of time to get to the Monza Circuit before the traffic builds. Your location for today is a grandstand seat at the famous Variante Ascari chicane. Opposite one of the large TV screens, you won't miss a moment of the action in the build up to and during the big race, along with all of the support races.
After the days action at the circuit, it'll be a fairly short 'pit stop' back at the hotel for a quick freshen up and then we make our way to the farewell dinner in one of Milans's 'top' locations. Time to relive the highlights of the weekend, have a final drink with new friends and soak up the atmosphere and ambience of Milan for one last time.
After breakfast, we’ll wave guests on their way to their airport of their choice.
*Ferrari driving experience subject to license restrictions and insurance excess
Included in your VIP tour will be:-
- 4 x Nights 4* hotel accommodation in Bologna & Milan, including breakfast
- Drinks reception on the first evening
- Daily transfers in our luxury Mini-Coach
- 30 Minute 'Scarlet Adrenaline Experience' driving a Ferrari in Maranello*
- Entry and tour of the Ferrari Museum
- Private cruise on Lake Como**
- Shopping and sightseeing excursion in Bellagio
- Group dinner on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening including a 1/2 bottle of wine per person
- Group lunch on Friday at Cavallino Restaurant, Saturday in Bellagio and Picnic selection for Sunday's race day
- Reserved grandstand seat for the Italian Grand Prix in the Variante Ascari grandstand
This is set to be a truly relaxing and luxurious way to spend the weekend bathed in Italian ambience, Formula One, Ferrari, authentic food, fine coffee & great company... what more could you ask for?
*Ferrari driving experience subject to license restrictions
**Private cruise subject to weather conditions.
Price is per person and excludes flights. Includes daily transfers, museum visits, double or twin rooms hotels, breakfasts, evening meals with one bottle of wine per couple and drinks reception on the first evening.
Price, per person £1895, based on two people sharing a twin or double bedroom.
Single room supplement: £500 (double room for single occupancy)