New Low-Cost European Tour - October 2-16 2017

Join us on a unique automotive-themed adventure through France, Italy & Germany,
in a small group, experiencing wonderful sights, events, destinations and culture.

With our years of experience, we’ve developed a new low-cost European tour for 2017. Many wonderful features and destinations are included in 2 weeks of travel in a friendly sized group.
Beautiful hotels and great restaurants, all hand-picked by your Tour Director Paul Blank capture the character of each destination in this great itinerary.

With demand for lower cost trips these days, we've designed a special new tour, still full of great destinations and highlights, fine hotels and restaurants.
We are using shared cars and have none of the high Grand Prix and similar costs many of our usual tours have included. The Early Bird cost is just $7940 per person.

Why travel with us?
Motoring journalist and car expert Paul Blank has been designing and conducting these automotive-themed tours in Europe since 2005.
He has travelled to Europe 25 times, so his wealth of experience, contacts and knowledge benefit tour participants in choice of hotels,
restaurants, routes and destinations. At car museums he shares his knowledge about many of the exhibits which participants comment
very favourably about. We know choice hotels, restaurants, routes, places to see... With guidance throughout from our exclusive Roadbook,
from Paul and his assistants, getting the most out of the tour is a breeze - along the way making friends and unique memories to last a lifetime. 

From a past tour participant:   "Having enjoyed two European trips escorted by you, I can say from experience that they are indeed very special events. We enjoyed extraordinary experiences and were able to meet fascinating people and get entrees to places, which without your contacts and knowledge, would never have otherwise been possible. One certainly doesn't need to be a car fancier (although it does help!) to have a thoroughly absorbing and entertaining time - the places are so rich in culture, cuisine and history that the car side of things just adds to it all. During our two trips we got on so well with everyone that it became two weeks of parties strung over exotic places. Please don't hesitate to send this note out to your data base and invite anyone to call me if they want a customer's viewpoint. Incidentally, we had no issues with the driving - definitely the best way to see it all by far! These trips beat the formulaic, everyone's done or doing one type offerings by a country mile. So much more unique, intimate and bespoke."  - Robin Turner, 2017

Our hotels
With our experience in each of our destinations, we’ve chosen great hotels for the tour, well located and very comfortable.
Our Paris hotel has easy access to great spots and is very safe (a block from a major Police facility). Our beautiful and very
luxurious water's-edge hotel at Lake Como gives truly inspiring views. In Nancy, our hotel is a block from the UNESCO listed
historic town square. In Turin our 19th century hotel is on the edge of the historic Old City. You’ll find our very trendy hotel in
Lyon perfectly located... Each hotel provides an excellent breakfast every day. Imagine sitting in the pristine garden of our hotel,
overlooking Lake Como while enjoying breakfast - what a way to start your day!
All hotels are easy walking distance from restaurants - and our restaurants are also carefully chosen for their character and cuisine.

Our Cars
We’ll travel in comfort in our people-movers, with some empty seats in each to ensure plenty of elbow and
luggage room.
The cars are fitted with GPS making navigation a breeze. Participants will drive these, two drivers can
sign-on per vehicle.
Cost of the hire is included in the tour. Additional costs, such as extra insurance, tolls and fuel are shared
by participants as they go.
This stylish new Renault Espace was one of the vehicles enjoyed by our group last year. The social aspect
of swapping around has been enjoyed by past participants.
Should a couple wish to have car of their own, this can easily be accommodated, cost dependent on vehicle
choice. And we can supply anything from a Fiat 500 to a Ferrari...  

   Itinerary - October 2017
    Mon 2 - Paris - Champs Elysees Walk, see the great car showrooms and more. Welcome dinner
    Tue 3 - Paris - Collect rental cars, visit to Citroen Conservatoire - the factory's extensive collection, not open to the public
    Wed 4 - Nancy (384km) - Drive to Nancy, explore the historic old town, dinner together
    Thur 5 - Stuttgart (287km) - To Stuttgart via beautiful, historic Strasbourg, dinner together in Stuttgart
    Fri 6 - Stuttgart - Visit impressive Mercedes-Benz Museum and its showrooms alongside for classic cars and new models
    Sat 7 - Stuttgart - Visit the Porsche Museum and new car showroom, explore Stuttgart
    Sun 8 - Mulhouse (247km) - Incredible Cite de l’Automobile, the Schlumpf collection visit - 115 Bugattis plus hundreds of other great cars
    Mon 9 - Lake Como (336km) - Explore the most beautiful location on the planet! Beautiful lakeside hotel. See Villa d'Este. Dinner together
    Tue 10 - Modena (226km) - Enzo Ferrari museum, optional Lamborghini museum and factory tour
    Wed 11 - Modena - Visit Maranello for Galleria Ferrari + optional exciting Ferrari drive
    Thur 12 - Turin (294km) - Visit the spectacular Museo dell Automobile, explore the Old Town centre or Lingotto. Dinner together
    Fri 13 - Lyon (313km) - Visit Henri Malartre Museum in a chateau, explore exquisite Lyon old town centre
    Sat 14 - Paris (466km) - Our longest drive, about 4 hours on the road. Free day allows a comfortable pace en route to Paris
    Sun 15 - Paris - Automedon classic car show, return rental cars. Farewell dinner
    Mon 16 - Tour ends, head home of off on further adventures...
    There’s much more than the brief Itinerary above shows!
Details are subject to change.

There’s plenty for partners who are less car-oriented...
We always ensure that there’s plenty to please any participants with less car-focus.
The Roadbook is full of ideas of interesting highlights and destinations both en route and at
our stops during the tour. Our schedule allows free time to explore, shop and wander around
many of the great destinations we visit.
Great gastronomic delights, wonderful galleries and museums and sights of the ages are certain
to delight every participant in our group.
We ensure there's flexibility built-in to allow everyone to enjoy themselves thoroughly, every day.  

Click here for details of the Automedon classic car show

Click here for details of the Citroen Conservatoire

Click here for details of the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Click here for details of the Porsche Museum & optional drive

Click here for details of the Cite de l'Automobile "Schlumpf" museum

Click here for details of the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

Click here for details of Galleria Ferrari

Click here for Ferrari Drive Experience details

Click here for details of the Lamborghini Museum

Click here for details of the Museo dell'Automobile in Turin

Click here for details of the Henri Malartre Museum

How to be a part of the tour
The cost of the tour is just $8450 per person twin/double. Early Bird price for bookings with deposits made before the end of March is $7940pp.
This includes shared rental cars with plenty of space and GPS, quality hotels, breakfast every day, dinners many nights, entry to the Automedon
car show, car museums, plus our exclusive Roadbook, personalised guidance throughout and more. A deposit of $2500 per person is required by
the end of July after which full payment is required. Please enquire about single supplement. Places are limited.
Airfares and options not included. Options are the Ferrari drive (cost dependent upon how long you want to drive for, and which model, starting at
80 euros) and the Lamborghini factory tour, which must be booked in advance. We can offer guidance and assistance with these and air travel
bookings. Please ask for our Terms & Conditions and an Application Form. Contact the Tour Director, Paul Blank on 0407 097 911 or email (details
below) for more details of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Magic Travel ATAS accreditation number: A10804  

PHOTO GALLERY... Some of what you can expect to see

Images copyright AEM 2017