New Low-Cost European Tour - October 14-28 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.

Special offer: Come as a couple with two friends and each pay just $7940.

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
Date Overnight Activities
Sat 14     Paris Champs Elysees Walk, great car showrooms & more. Welcome dinner
Sun 15     Paris Automedon classic car show
Mon 16     Paris Collect rental cars, visit to Citroen Conservatoire, not normally open to the public
Tue 17     Nancy (384km) Drive to Nancy, explore the old town centre, dinner together
Wed 18    Stuttgart (287km) To Stuttgart via historic Strasbourg, dinner together
Thur 19    Stuttgart Impressive Mercedes-Benz Museum, classic and new car showrooms
Fri 20      Stuttgart Visit Porsche Museum and showroom, optional drive, explore Stuttgart
Sat 21     Mulhouse (247km) Incredible Cite de l’Automobile, the Schlumpf collection visit
Sun 22     Lake Como (336km) Explore the most beautiful location on the planet! Dinner together
Mon 23     Modena (226km) Enzo Ferrari museum, optional Lamborghini museum & factory tour
Tue 24     Modena Visit Maranello for Galleria Ferrari + optional Ferrari drive
Wed 25    Turin (294km) Spectacular Museo dell Automobile, explore the Old Town centre or Lingotto and Mirafiori. Dinner together
Thur 26    Lyon (313km) Visit Henri Malartre Museum in a chateau, exquisite Lyon old town
Fri 27       Paris (466km) Our longest drive, about 4-5 hours. Free day allows a comfortable pace. Return cars. Farewell dinner
Sat 28    Tour ends - head home or on to further adventures
Details are subject to change 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. Special offer: Come as a couple with two friends and each pay just $7940.
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