MONACO  HISTORICS & MILLE  MIGLIA

May 10-18, 2018

DAILY ITINERARY


Thursday, May 10    Arrival day.  Upon arrival at Nice International Airport, we transfer you by Helicoptor and you are whisked into Monaco to your Hotel the Marriott at Cap d’Ail (Monaco). Welcome Dinner at ‘Les Deux Freres’ restaurant in Roquebrune.  We depart the hotel by Motor Coach at 7:00pm.  Canapes on the village terrace followed by dinner.  Guests are Brian Redman and Alain DeCadenet.

Friday, May 11  We meet in the lobby at 9:00am for a guided visit with Alain to the Historics Paddock.  We anticipate some time spent with a number of the drivers.  This afternoon we have entry to the RM Auction .  You may also want to take some time this afternoon independently visiting the Castle, Cathedral and Aquarium situated on the mount above the harbor. Evening Dinner al fresco overlooking the Cap d’Ail Marina.  This evening we are joined by Brian Redman and David Piper.

Saturday, May 12  Shuttle vans will start moving us to our Hospitality Suite at 9:00am.  Our suite overlooks the start finish line, the best viewing of the circuit. Meals will be served at the Suite during the day plus beer/wine and soft drinks are available all day.  The catering is provided by the notable Parisian chefs of ‘Fusion of Paris’. During the day we anticipate visits to the suite by some of the celebrity racers. You can also use our shuttle vans for quick access to other parts of Monaco.  Also the auction you previewed yesterday takes place at 1:00pm and is just a five minute stroll away. Evening Dinner is not included and at your own leisure.

Sunday, May 13  The shuttle vans once again start moving people to the Hospitality Suite at 9:00am.   Meals and libations by ‘Fusion of Paris’ will again be available throughout the day.  The racing today will be hot and heavy and likely to run through to about 6:30pm.  The shuttle vans are available for transfers back to the hotel or to other parts of Monaco. Evening Dinner this evening is a very relaxed affair.  We use two open ‘al fresco’ restaurants alongside each other on the Fontvielle Harbor - the ‘Ship & Castle’ is the only English Pub  in Monaco and serves traditional English ‘Pub Grub’, next door is Gerhard’s Bar with a more Mediterranean light menu.  Around 11:30pm there is a fireworks display to end the ‘Historics Week End’. 


Hospitality Suite, the start-finish line below us

The beautiful Punta San Vigilio for our farewell dinner


                   Hospitality Suite, the start-finish line below us                                        The beautiful Punta San Vigilio for our farewell dinner

Monday, May 14 We depart Monaco today for Camogli on the Italian Ligurian Coast. This second section of our program will again be co-hosted by Brian and Marion Redman. This year we are delighted that Alain DeCadenet will be joining us all the way through to the Mille Miglia in Brescia. Between Brian and Alain, you’re going to laugh a lot, plus learn a lot, as we journey through Italy. Our private motor coach departs at 10:00am for an approximate four hour run to Camogli. There are planned rest stops. Camogli, an ancient fishing village, is positioned on the Portofino promontory. Camogli is far less ‘touristed’ than Portofino itself. We have left plenty of time to stroll the waterfront and old harbor. Our hotel, ‘The Cernobio Dei Dogi’ is delightfully situated on the hillside overlooking the Mediterranean. Evening Dinner at our hotel with Canapes at 7:30pm around the pool before Dinner.


          
  Alain DeCadenet in Brescia     The delightful Grand Hotel Gardone on Lake Garda      Alain & Brian  with guest     Lunch at our Hospitality Suite              
Tuesday, May 15 This is a good ‘take a breath’ day.  There is nothing planned this morning.  This afternoon we take a boat from Camogli around the Portofino peninsula to the resort town of Santa Margherita. The stores open at 3:00pm and has a nice selection of boutique and regular shops.  Later in the afternoon we take a very short boat ride into the iconic small harbor of  Portofino for dinner at the famous waterfront restaurant ‘Delfino’s. There will be plenty of time to visit the harbor and shops before dinner.

Wednesday, May 16  Today is our busiest day for travel.  We are traveling from Camogli to Lake Garda with some visits en route.  There will be rest stops along the way. Our departure will be early at 8:00am as we head for our first stop at Maranello, home to Ferrari.  Entrance to the Ferrari Galleria is included.  Early afternoon we depart for Modena and a visit to the new Enzo Ferrari Museum. Mid-afternoon we head north for Lake Garda and our hotel ‘The Grand Hotel Gardone’, one of the famous ‘grand tour’ locations.  Dinner is at our hotel.

Thursday, May 17  Our final touring day takes us to Brescia and the Mille Miglia.  A 9:00am departure for the center of Brescia.  This morning at leisure to walk around the small center. The Mille Miglia entrants are parked in two squares and gradually make their way to the main square where they are introduced to the crowd.  At noon we head to the Mille Miglia Museum.  Mid afternoon we watch the cars depart.  We then return to our hotel.  Our final meal together is exceptional.  A private launch takes us across to the extraordinary Punta San Vigilio.  Early Evening Dinner  is a gourmet experience in one of the most beautiful settings.  Our launch returns us to the hotel with time to relax at the hotel or in the small village of Gardone.

Friday, May 18  Following breakfast, we depart for Milan’s Malpensa airport.

Tour Dates: May 10-18, 2018 
Tour Price:  9-days    $6,860 per person   OR  5-day Monaco section $5,480 per person,  based on two to room            
Single Supplement:   $2,280 per person                                               $1,600 per person


         

      2018 ‘Historics’ post        Mika Hakkinen leaves Brescia in the Mercedes                  Monaco Historics paddock                    Old Mille Miglia poster