The Tuscany PORSCHE Fest!
Join the fun and drive a new model 2024 PORSCHE for nine days across the Alps to Tuscany. You’ll stay in a private estate in Tuscany close to Siena, Florence and Montepulciano. Not only will we have fun drives, but we will also participate in the local culture – it is wine harvest time. You will enjoy a cooking class, wine tastings and planned excursions to Florence and Siena. We will also drive part of the legendary Mille Miglia road on our legendary fun photo rally. You’ll also enjoy some unique experiences that you could never do on your own, like parking with a police escort in Tuscan towns’ Pedestrian ONLY Zones! That’s the Fast Lane Advantage.
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!
- Luxury 5-star accommodations
- Gasoline (at $11.50 per gallon)
- Cocktails, wine & beer in the evenings
- Multi-lingual guides
- NAVI Roadbooks
- Driving in Europe is Different booklet & briefing
- Meals included as noted (Breakfast, Lunch, Canapés, Dinner)
- Autobahn tolls and parking fees
- Gratuities and entrance fees
- Walkie-talkies on the road
- Pocket itineraries
- Who’s Who booklet
DAY 1 - Depart from Home
Sunday, October 6 – 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, October 5th) 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, October 7 – Upon arrival in Stuttgart, check in to our hotel, the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin. We recommend that you take a walk and get some fresh air to help you get over any jet lag. The Königstrasse is just a few steps away from the hotel where you will find shops, cafés and restaurants, parks, museums and galleries.
This evening we’ll meet in the lobby for our short walk to a Welcome to Germany Dinner. (D)
DAY 3 - FREE Morning, Mercedes Museum
Tuesday, October 8 – We’ll meet mid-morning for a mandatory Drivers’ Briefing and also complete the PORSCHE rental and waivers of liability paperwork for the PORSCHE you selected. Following our briefing, we’ll enjoy lunch in the hotel at the casual Stüble restaurant.
In the afternoon, we’ll transfer to the fabulous Mercedes Museum where you’ll be able to explore the history of the marque and motorized vehicles.
After touring the fascinating Mercedes Museum, we’ll transfer to the PORSCHE Museum, where the PORSCHE you selected will be waiting for you. We will introduce you to your PORSCHE, including familiarization with the PDK Transmission, the Navigation Systems, and the various routes to be driven. We will drive our PORSCHES back to the Hotel Graf Zeppelin where they will be securely parked for the night.
This evening, we will meet in the lobby for pre-dinner drinks and enjoy dinner at the renowned Restaurant Zeppelinos at the Hotel Graf Zeppelin. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 - Stuttgart to Astoria Spa Hotel, Seefeld, Austria (~330 kms/205 miles)
Wednesday, October 9 – Enjoy a fabulous breakfast buffet at the Graf Zeppelin Hotel. Please check out and have your large luggage in the lobby to load into our luggage van. We will depart Stuttgart heading south on the Autobahn toward Bavaria, stopping for lunch high up in the Bavarian mountains at the rustic and lovely Schlossanger Alp Restaurant and Hotel.
After lunch, we will cross into Austria and over an incredible Alpine pass – the fun Hahntennjoch – on our way to one of the most charming hotels, the Alpin Resort Sacher.
Dinner and drinks tonight will be in Alpine splendor at the Alpin Resort Sacher in Seefeld, Austria.
DAY 5 - Relaxation Day
Thursday, October 10 – Today you have a FREE DAY at the Alpin Resort Sacher. The resort is surrounded by rugged mountain slopes, where you can take in the lovely fall foliage by e-bike or hiking. Alternatively, you can choose to relax in the wellness area or schedule a spa treatment.
Lunch will be on your own, either at the Alpin Resort Sacher or in Seefeld if you want to venture into town.
We will meet for pre-drinks and dinner in the evening at the hotel.
DAY 6 - Telfs, Austria to Casali di Bibbiano, Tuscany (~595 kms/370 miles)
Friday, October 11 – We’ll enjoy a fabulous breakfast, check out and drive to Tuscany. We will head south crossing over the famous Brenner Pass into Italy. We will check in at our Tuscan estate, Casali di Bibbiano, in the early afternoon where we will be greeted by canapés and welcome drinks by the pool. The only things planned for the rest of the day are to settle in, explore the property, and be briefed on the amenities and entertainment options. The staff will cook fabulous welcome dinner for us tonight.
DAY 7 - Drive to Montalcino and Pienza (~160 kms/99 miles)
Saturday, October 12 – Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Casali di Bibbiano. First, we will make the short drive to the Franciscan Abbey Beneditta Olivetana for a brief guided tour and then we’ll drive to charming
Montalcino with its Rocca of Montalcino, a walled castle with a pentagonal layout. We then continue to Pienza for lunch on the terrace at La Piazzetta, a delightful local restaurant. In the late afternoon, we will return to Casali di Bibbiano for a wine tasting and relaxing evening. Tonight, we will enjoy a BBQ dinner by the pool and another selection of wonderful wines.
DAY 8 - Day Trip to Siena, Italy - Private Cooking Class
Sunday, October 13 – Enjoy a lovely breakfast at Casali di Bibbiano overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Today we will take a private motor coach to Siena and enjoy a guided tour of this scenic city. When we return in the afternoon, Casali di Bibbiano’s chef will be the instructor for our special cooking class. This evening, we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor with cocktails and dinner at Casali di Bibbiano.
DAY 9 - Our Legendary Photo Rally (~160 kms/99 miles)
Monday, October 14 – After a lovely breakfast on the terrace, drivers and navigators will get a detailed rally briefing. We will drive through gorgeous landscapes and quaint villages, ending in Montepulciano, famous world-wide for its fabulous Vino Nobile wine. The rally will be completed before lunch – which will be served on the terrace of a lovely restaurant – Caffé Poliziano.
After lunch, you will have free time to explore before driving back to Casali di Bibbiano on your own. Tonight will be our famous Rally Dinner where “valuable” prizes will be awarded.
DAY 10 - Drive to Austria and Hotel Interalpen Tyrol (~600 kms/373 miles)
Tuesday, October 15 – Today, we will have an early breakfast at Casali di Bibbiano and then say farewell to the wonderful staff. Please check out and have your large luggage ready to load on our luggage van. On today’s drive, there will be some country road driving as we head towards Florence and from there, we will drive on the toll road (or Autostrada in Italian) into Austria.
We’ll arrive and check in at the scenic Hotel Interalpen Tyrol in the afternoon where even your PORSCHE will get a luxurious welcome. We’ll be met by the staff with canapés and welcome drinks. We will meet up again later for drinks and dinner in one of the restaurants at the hotel.
DAY 11 - Interalpen Hotel Relaxation Day
Wednesday, October 16 – You’ll start your day at the Hotel Interalpen with a hearty breakfast. Whatever you cannot find on the huge breakfast buffet, the chefs in the restaurant’s kitchen will prepare fresh for you, the way you would like to have it.
Today you have a FREE DAY at the Hotel Interalpen. You may want to experience the spacious Spa, book a horse-drawn carriage tour, rent a bicycle, or if you want an outing, take your PORSCHE and do your own excursion to Bavaria or the nearby Swarovski Crystal World.
Lunch will be on your own, either at the Hotel Interalpen or wherever you wandered.
In the evening we’ll meet for our pre-dinner drinks, followed by another spectacular dinner.
DAY 12 - Drive back to Stuttgart (~330 kms/205 miles)
Thursday, October 17 – Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Hotel Interalpen. After checking out of the hotel and loading your large luggage in our luggage van, we will drive over some of the most scenic Alpine roads into Germany.
We will stop for lunch at one of the fabulous rest stops on the Autobahn including the section between Kempten and Ulm with no speed limits. You should have plenty of opportunity to join or renew your membership in the 150 mph Club, if you like.
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.
Tonight, we will savor a wonderful dinner at CUBE Restaurant while enjoying scenic views of Stuttgart from the restaurant’s panoramic windows.
DAY 13 - PORSCHE Museum and PORSCHE Factory Tour
Friday, October 18– Indulge in another fabulous breakfast at the Graf Zeppelin. After breakfast, we will transfer to Zuffenhausen PORSCHE Zentrum for a guided tour of the PORSCHE Museum. We will enjoy lunch in the PORSCHE Museum hosted by PORSCHE AG. After lunch, we will be privileged to an exclusive tour of the PORSCHE Factory. You will also visit some closed-to-the-public behind the scenes areas like the New Car Delivery area and Special Selection. You will also have time to shop in the Goodie Store. The factory tour is always fascinating and enlightening.
This evening, we will transfer to one of Stuttgart’s most delightful restaurants, the Stuttgarter Stäffele for out special Farewell to Germany Dinner and drinks. Be sure to try the onion soup! Not only is it delicious, but it is also served in a giant onion instead of a bowl!
DAY 14 - Depart for Home
Saturday, October 19 – After another opulent breakfast at the Graf Zeppelin, you will be transferred to the Stuttgart Airport or to the train to the FRA Airport terminal for your homeward flight or continued travels.