The Monaco Historic Grand Prix & San Remo

7 Days

8th May 2018 - £1149pp

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Overview



The biennial Monaco Historic Grand Prix is run on the famous Formula 1 circuit with classic Grand Prix cars from the 1940s to 1980s. With a seated grandstand ticket for practise and final race days, access to cars and drivers in the paddock, excursions to Bordighera and Dolceacqua, stay in a seafront hotel on the Italian Riviera near Monaco, and a choice of rail or air travel, this will be a nostalgic experience to treasure.

Monaco‘s seafront grandstand



The 11th Monaco Historic Grand Prix
This motor racing extravaganza, celebrating its 11th edition in 2018, is run on the famous Formula 1 course with rare and famous Grand Prix cars dating from the 1940s to 1980s. In contrast to its modern day counterpart, held two weeks later, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is far more relaxed, friendlier and accessible. You can get close to cars and drivers on a stroll through the paddock – definitely off limits at the F1 GP, and you’ll have plenty of elbow room in the grandstand too – we include a seated ticket on final race day. Many of our clients have visited both events, but none were interested in going back to the future - the historique event was their overwhelming favourite.

Dolceacqua & Bordighera
At the foot of the Rebuffao mountains, Dolceacqua is a medieval village where you can meander through the streets and climb to the 12th century castle, or cross the single-arch bridge to the 15th century ‘new’ town. Bordighera is a charming seaside resort with stunning views on all sides, on a clear day you can see Monte Carlo. Less commercial than other resorts along the coast it has a good selection of bars, cafes and shops.

Itinerary

San Remo

Day 1:UK to San Remo
Depart from your chosen airport, or choose an early morning departure from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet by Eurostar to Lille, continuing by TGV train - to Nice. On arrival in Nice board our private coach transfer to the hotel in San Remo.

Day 2: San Remo
Free day to enjoy San Remo. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3:Dolceacqua & Bordighera
Today we have a full day excursion to Dolceacqua and Bordighera. We return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 4: San Remo
Today is free to explore on your own or your tour manager will be able to assist with local travel to Diano Marina or Alassio. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5: Monaco Historic GP
Travel by coach to Monaco for the qualifying sessions for the Historic Grand Prix. Return to San Remo by coach. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Monaco Historic GP
Today is race day for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Travel by coach to Monaco before taking your seat for the races. Return to San Remo by coach. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 7: San Remo to UK
Note: Order and times of events/excursions may be subject to change.

Monaco Historic GP

Map of Monaco Historic Grand Prix

Hotels


Lolli Hotel, San Remo


3-star - Lolli Hotel, San Remo
The Mediterranean resort of San Remo, said to be the Monte Carlo of Italy due to its famous casino, is also known as the City of Flowers for its colourful summer blooms. The Hotel Lolli has been running since 1938 and is a former palace situated along the famous Corso Imperatrice in San Remo, facing the Ligurian Sea. It has a large panoramic restaurant and a Solarium. All of the rooms have air conditioning, safe, wi-fi, complementary toiletries,hair dryer, flat screen TV with satellite channels and telephone.

Rail Travel




Eurostar – London to Lille or Paris
From London St Pancras, Eurostar takes as little as 1 hour 40 minutes to Lille and around 2 hours 15 minutes to Paris. On board, you will have a reserved, semi-reclining aircraft-style seat. You’ll also find a buffer car serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine, spirits, sandwiches, crisps and a few hot snacks. Sterling, Euros and cards accepted. You can eat and drink in the bar area (standing space only, there are no seats) or take your purchases back to your seat. You can also take your own food and drink on board.
TGV – Lille or Paris to Nice
Taking the train is easily the most civilised and stress-free way to travel through France. For Nice, on the French Riviera, we hop on the 186mph TGV at Lille Europe station, or Paris Gare de Lyon station. Sit back, relax and let scenic France pass by the train windows. The journey is around 5 to 6 hours. The train has a buffet car which sells drinks and snacks, but there’s nothing to stop you taking your own food and drink (including wine & beer) to enjoy at leisure.
Travel & Luggage
There are no actual luggage weight restrictions imposed by the rail companies. However, for your comfort and convenience we recommend you limit your luggage to the following: ONE main suitcase⁄holdall with built in wheels weighing no more than 15 to 20kgs per person – Plus ONE small shoulder bag⁄holdall per person. Restricting the bulk of your luggage to manageable sizes will make the journey more enjoyable. You will need to move all your own bags on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Our tour manager will be unable to provide physical assistance with luggage. On TGV trains, you may be allocated seats on the the upper floor, which means you would have to carry your bags upstairs. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators. Some stations have lifts, but using them can involve a longer walk, so be prepared for this when walking with your luggage.
Train travel is a relaxing and enjoyable feature of our holidays
However, at times it can be physically demanding as you will be required to walk and move your luggage on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators, so please be prepared for this when walking with your luggage. The Tour Manager⁄Escort will not be able to provide you and⁄or your luggage with physical assistance at anytime. Where overnight or main hotels are less than 150 metres (approx) from the station, no transportation or luggage assistance will be provided.
Please Help us to Help You
In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and⁄or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice.
We must stress that these holidays are not suitable for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).

Flights

Flights are possible from:
Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Liverpool & Edinburgh
direct to Nice, continuing by private transfer to the overnight hotel in Nice. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement will apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag per person. Flight time around one hour each way. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Included


  • Escorted throughout in Italy

  • Escorted Return Eurostar & TGV rail travel London St Pancras to Nice (Ebbsfleet departures on request) or return flights with luggage - see flight information

  • 6 nights sharing a twin/double room at the Hotel Lolli Palace in San Remo with buffet breakfasts

  • 5 dinners with ¼ of house wine included per person

  • Grandstand seated ticket for Historic Grand Prix Race day

  • Excursions as stated

  • All transfers abroad


Accommodation Options:

  • Single room supplement at £120pp

  • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4 star options - call for availability and prices



Deposit:
By Rail £100 per person
By Air £150 per person