Twelve Alpine Passes PORSCHE Fest 2023
This tour will take you over twelve of the most spectacular passes in the Alps in a new model PORSCHE. Along the way, you will stay in luxurious hotels nestled in some amazing and scenic areas with views of mountains and Alpine lakes. This tour will take you to the Alpine areas of Germany, Austria and Switzerland plus the lovely Black Forest of southwest Germany and the South Tyrol of northern Italy. You will enjoy delightful meals, and in the evenings, the beer and wine will flow.
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!
DAY 1 - Depart from Home
Wednesday, May 31 – 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 Tuesday, May 30th) 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 - Arrive in Stuttgart
Thursday, Jun 1 – Upon arrival in Stuttgart you will be met at the Stuttgart (STR) Airport and transferred to our hotel, the Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin Hotel. After you check in and freshen up, we will meet for a mandatory Driver’s Briefing in one of the hotel’s conference rooms. We will explain the “rules of the road” and European traffic signs plus give you tips on using our walkie-talkies that will keep us in touch on our drives. After the briefing we will have lunch in one of the hotel’s local restaurants.
After lunch, we will visit the Mercedes Museum for a fascinating look at the history of motor vehicles. This evening you are invited to a special Welcome to Germany dinner and drinks at the Stuttgarter Stäffele.
DAY 3 - PORSCHE Factory and Museum
Friday, June 2 – After breakfast, we board our luxury motor coach to the PORSCHE Museum at Porscheplatz 1 in Zuffenhausen.
We’ll have a private guided tour through the PORSCHE Factory and the PORSCHE Museum. You will also visit some closed-to-the-public behind the scenes areas like the New Car Delivery, Goodie Store and Special Selection areas. In between the Factory tour and the guided tour of the Museum, we will enjoy lunch in the Boxenstopp Café in the PORSCHE Museum.
This evening, we’ll take a short walk from the hotel for an authentic Swabian dinner and drinks at Carls Brauhaus – with its amazing selection of German beer!
DAY 4 - Drive the Autobahn to the Austrian Tyrol (~330 kms/205 miles)
Saturday, June 3 – Enjoy a fabulous breakfast buffet at the Graf Zeppelin Hotel before departing Stuttgart heading south on the Autobahn. We will stop for lunch high up in the Bavaria mountains at the rustic and lovely Schlossanger Alp Restaurant and Hotel.
After lunch, we will cross into Austria and over our first Alpine pass – the fun Hahntennjoch – on our way to one of the most beautifully situated hotels, the Interalpen Hotel Tyrol.
Dinner tonight will be in Alpine splendor at the Interalpen Hotel.
DAY 5 - Drive Spectacular Alpine Passes to Italy (~280 kms/174 miles)
Sunday, June 4 – Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the Interalpen Hotel before departing in our PORSCHES for Meran, Italy. We’ll drive on beautiful Alpine roads winding through and over the mountains, crossing two spectacular Alpine passes, the Timmelsjoch and the Jaufenpass.
Between the Timmelsjoch and Jaufen passes, we’ll stop for lunch at the Restaurant Brückenwirt in the Alpine village of St. Leonhard in the South Tyrol area of northern Italy before we arrive at our hotel in northern Italy, Therme Meran, late in the afternoon.
Dinner and drinks tonight will be at this fabulous hotel in the mountains of northern Italy.
DAY 6 - Drive from Meran, Italy to St.Moritz, Switzerland (~180 kms/112 miles)
Monday, June 5 – Enjoy breakfast this morning at the Hotel Therme in Meran before we embark on an exciting day of Alpine driving. We’ll drive over the first of four Alpine passes this morning – the Passo di Stelvio.
After our fun morning drive, we will stop for lunch at Franzenshöhe Restaurant located in the middle of the Passo di Stelvio.
After lunch, we cross over three more Alpine passes: Passo di Foscano, Passo di Livigno and Passo Bernina before arriving in St. Moritz and the Hotel Schweizer Hof. We will have an exquisite dinner and drinks tonight at the hotel.
DAY 7 - Swiss Alps Drive (~285kms/177 miles)
Tuesday, June 6 – After a lovely breakfast at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, we depart in our PORSCHES on scenic Swiss Alpine roads. The two passes we cross today are the Julier Pass and the Oberalp Pass.
We stop for lunch at a charming little restaurant, Piz Calmot, on top of the Oberalp Pass, before continuing our drive to the middle of the Swiss Alps to Engleberg and our hotel, Kempinski Palace Engelberg.
Weather permitting, you can relax on the Hotel’s terrace, have a drink and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. We’ll enjoy dinner and drinks at this lovely hotel tonight.
DAY 8 - Fun driving in the Alps! (~260 kms/162 miles)
Wednesday, June 7 –Enjoy a delicious breakfast with mountain views at the Kempinski Palace Engelberg. We’ll depart in our PORSCHES for a fun day of driving in the Alps across the famous Furkapass and stop for lunch at Grimsel Hospiz overlooking the Alpine Grimsel Lake.
After lunch, we will drive over the Grimsel Pass and the Susten Pass before returning to our hotel, the Kempinski Palace Engelberg. Enjoy another delightful dinner and drinks at the hotel tonight.
DAY 9 - Drive Back to Stuttgart - Return PORSCHES (~415 kms/258 miles)
Thursday, June 8 – Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the Kempinski Palace Engelberg before checking out. We’ll depart for Stuttgart, stopping in the southern Black Forest for lunch at the lovely Hotel Hirschen Oberwolfach.
After lunch, we will enjoy another wonderful run on the no speed-limit German Autobahn north towards Stuttgart. Unfortunately, you must return the PORSCHE you fell in love with when we arrive in Stuttgart! Our motorcoach will transport us back to the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin after we return our PORSCHES at the PORSCHE Museum.
We’ll check into the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin where the remainder of the afternoon is free before we meet for our Farewell to Germany dinner at the elegant Christophorus Restaurant located in the PORSCHE Museum.
DAY 10 - Return to North America – or Continue Your Travels
Friday, June 9 – 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.