The PCA Spring PORSCHE Treffen Plus!
Join us and your Fast Lane Travel companions for another exceptional PORSCHE Fest in Germany! We begin our adventure in Stuttgart at the beautiful Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin Hotel. Experience the local German cuisine, along with German wines and beer.
We will drive the Autobahn, country roads in Bavaria and iconic mountain passes in Austria and Germany. Stay at the delightful Hotel Bayerischer Hof, a luxury hotel located on the banks of Lake Constance. We will take a guided tour of the PORSCHE Museum, enjoy lunch in the museum and end with an exclusive factory tour.
An exciting drive into Italy will bring us to lovely Lake Como. We’ll enjoy the lovely village of Bellagio followed by the infamous Photo Rally towards Lake Maggiore.
All accommodations, gourmet meals, cocktails and beverages, luggage van, car washes (dependent on water restrictions), gasoline, taxes and gratuities are all included per itinerary. Don’t miss out on all the fun – sign up today!
DAY 1 - Depart from Home
Sunday, April 23rd – Depart from your home for your overnight flight to Europe. If possible, we recommend that you arrive at least a day early (i.e., leave home on Saturday, April 22nd) to have more time to relax, adjust to the time change and enjoy the area. Call about our Early Arrival Program (hotel and dinner).
DAY 2 - Arrival in Stuttgart
Monday, April 24th
- Arrive in Stuttgart; check in at Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin
- We will meet you and pick you up at the Stuttgart Airport (STR) upon arrival
- We’ll then enjoy lunch at the Graf Zeppelin Stüble Restaurant
- Mandatory Drivers’ Briefing – you’ll learn what NOT to do!
- Afternoon is FREE to relax and explore Stuttgart
- Welcome to Germany dinner and drinks at the Lautenschlager Restaurant
After you check in and freshen up, we will meet for lunch in one of the hotel’s restaurants the followed by the important Drivers’ Briefing where we will complete the trip related paperwork. This afternoon is free to relax or discover Stuttgart. This evening, we’ll walk to Wirtshaus Lautenschlager for a wonderful Welcome to Germany dinner.
DAY 3 - PORSCHE Museum and Factory Tour
Tuesday, April 25th
- PORSCHE Museum
- PORSCHE Factory
- Lunch in the PORSCHE Museum
- Evening at Stuttgart’s Frühlingsfest – THE best Oktoberfest in the Spring!
- Sing Happy Birthday for Peter’s “BIG” Birthday along with 12,000 drunk Germans!
Enjoy breakfast in the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin before boarding our luxury motor coach to Porsche Platz 1 in Stuttgart. You’ll be thrilled by our privately guided tour through the PORSCHE Factory and PORSCHE Museum, and we’ll also visit some closed-to-the-public areas like the New Car Delivery, Goodie Store and Special Selection. Lunch will be at the PORSCHE Museum at the renowned Christophorus Restaurant.
Later in the afternoon, you will pick up the rental PORSCHE you selected from the PORSCHE Museum. We will drive our PORSCHES back to the Hotel Graf Zeppelin where they will be securely parked overnight.
This exciting day will end with a fun-filled evening at Stuttgart’s Frühlingsfest – it’s like Oktoberfest, but in the spring. You’ll enjoy a private seating area in one of the famous beer tents with an Oktoberfest Dinner. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!
DAY 4 - Drive Bavarian Alps and Lake Constance (~255 kms/159 miles)
Wednesday, April 26th
- Drive your PORSCHE with us from Stuttgart on the Autobahn to the Bavarian Alps
- Lunch at 5-star Chalet Schlossanger Alp
- Drive to Lindau on Lake Constance
- Secure underground parking is arranged
- Drinks and dinner at the 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof
Start your first driving day with a delightful breakfast at the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin. After breakfast, we will line up our PORSCHES at the hotel for our departure. After leaving Stuttgart, we’ll drive the A8 and A7 Autobahns into the Bavarian Alps where we will stop for lunch at the charming and scenic Hotel Schlossanger Alp.
After a delicious lunch, we’ll continue our drive to Lake Constance and the lovely island of Lindau. We’ll check in to the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, a luxury hotel located on the banks of Lake Constance (called the Bodensee in German). Drinks and dinner tonight will be at this delightful hotel overlooking the harbor on Lake Constance.
DAY 5 - Drive to Lake Como (~ 400 kms/248 miles)
Thursday, April 27th
- Drive through Switzerland into Italy to Lake Como
- Lunch at Hotel Bodenhaus in Splügen, Switzerland
- Drive to Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como
- Dinner at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. This morning, we’ll check out and begin our drive through Switzerland into northern Italy.
We will stop for lunch at the scenic Hotel Bodenhaus, located in the Swiss town Splügen. Not only will you have a delightful lunch, but you will also enjoy the fresh mountain air of Switzerland!
An exciting drive into Italy will bring us to lovely Lake Como and our gorgeous hotel for the next three nights, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. After we check in, you’ll have time to freshen up and explore this famous hotel before drinks and a special dinner in Italy at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo!
DAY 6 - Bellagio and Isola Comacina (~50 kms/31 miles)
Friday, April 28th
- Ferry to Bellagio
- Lunch at Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio with reserved parking
- Guided tour of and free shopping time in Bellagio on Lake Como
- Ferry to Cadenabbia; freshen up in Tremezzo and transfer to ferry to Isola Comacina
- Dinner at Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina
Enjoy a fabulous breakfast this morning at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. We will drive a short distance to the ferry that will transport us to the lovely village of Bellagio and the Hotel Villa Serbelloni, a beautiful lakeside hotel and gardens. We’ll enjoy a delightful lunch at Villa Serbelloni. After lunch, we will enjoy the services of a local guide who will show us all the hidden corners of Bellagio. You’ll have some free time here to shop and explore.
From Bellagio, we’ll take a ferry to Cadenabbia back to our hotel. Then we will transfer to a private ferry to take us to our dinner destination – a romantic island in the middle of Lake Como! Isola Comacina is very small and is famous for the restaurant Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina. The restaurant has several traditions that you will enjoy experiencing! After dinner, our private ferry will take us back to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
DAY 7 - Photo Rally to Lake Maggiore (~ 160 kms/99 miles)
Saturday, April 29th
- Photo Rally toward Lake Maggiore
- Lunch at Osteria Paradiso in Rustica della Verzasca
- FREE afternoon at Grand Hotel Tremezzo
- Rally Dinner at Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Enjoy another fabulous breakfast this morning at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. After a quick review of the “rules” of the Photo Rally, we will drive through gorgeous northern Italian countryside towards another beautiful lake, Lake Maggiore.
We’ll meet for lunch in Rustica della Verzasca at the charming Osteria Paradiso. Be sure to turn in your score sheets to Peter before lunch!
After lunch, you will return to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on your own. Perhaps you might want to explore this charming area in the afternoon or just return to the hotel and indulge in its luxurious amenities. Pre-dinner drinks and our famous Rally Banquet with “valuable” prizes will be at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo tonight.
DAY 8: – Return to Stuttgart (~ 480 kms/298 miles)
Sunday, April 30th
- Breakfast at Grand Hotel Tremezzo
- Drive across Switzerland back to Stuttgart
- Return PORSCHE, check in to Hotel Graf Zeppelin
- Drinks and Farewell Dinner at CUBE Restaurant
Enjoy your last breakfast at the beautiful Grand Hotel Tremezzo. We’ll check out and begin our drive back to Stuttgart. Once we re-enter Germany, you may have the opportunity to join or renew your membership in Fast Lane Travel’s 150 mph Club on one of the no-speed-limit Autobahns.
We’ll arrive back in Stuttgart late in the afternoon when we must sadly return the PORSCHE we’ve fallen in love with! After returning the PORSCHES at the PORSCHE Museum, we’ll transfer back to the Hotel Graf Zeppelin and check in once again.
After we freshen up, we’ll take a short walk for drinks and our farewell dinner at the innovative, glass-walled CUBE Restaurant.
DAY 9 – Depart Stuttgart
Monday, May 1st
- Depart Stuttgart and return home or travel on to other destinations
Enjoy another fabulous breakfast at the Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin. If you are departing for North America, you will be transferred to the Stuttgart Airport for your return flight.