May 2018



Thursday, May    Arrival day.  Upon your arrival at Nice International Airport you transfer to the Heliport and are whisked into Monaco and 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   Meet in lobby at 9:00am for a guided visit with Alain to the Historic Paddock.  We anticipate some time spent with Sir Stirling Moss and other notable 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 at the Yacht harbor of Cap d’Ail at one of the top restaurants in Monaco.    This evening we are joined by Brian Redman, Richard Attwood and David Piper.  


Saturday, May   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  The shuttle vans 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’.


Monday, May    We depart Monaco today for Camogli on the Italian Ligurian Coast.  Our private motor coach

departs at 10:00am for an approximate four hour run to Camogli.  There are planned rest room and lunch stops.  Camogli, an ancient fishing village, is positioned on the Portofino promontory.  Camogli is far less ‘touristed’ than Portofino itself and we have left plenty of time for you to stroll around 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.



Tuesday, May This is a good ‘take a breath’ day.  You can stay and relax at the hotel and Camogli or join a train excursion to the Cinque Terre.  We take the train from Camogli to the furthest Cinque Terre town of Riomaggiore or you may also choose to alight one stop early at Manarolo and walk, with Steve, the easy one mile walk to Riomaggiore by way of the ‘Via d’Amore’. We then board a boat for a thirty minute run up the coast to Vernazza, the most popular of the five villages. Mid afternoon we return by train to Camogli. Evening Dinner is in Portofino at the famous ‘Delfino Ristorante’ on the waterfront. Time is allowed to visit the harbor and shops before dinner.   


Wednesday, May   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 
  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 of Brescia. The 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 followed by a return to our hotel.  Our final meal together is exceptional.  A private launch takes us across  to the extraordinary Punta San VigilioEarly 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   Following breakfast we depart for Milan’s Malpensa airport.