Twelve Alpine Passes PORSCHE Fest 2024
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! sign up today
- Luxury accommodations
- Gasoline (at $11.20 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, Dinner)
- Autobahn tolls and parking fees
- Gratuities, entrance fees, and VAT
- Walkie-talkies on the road
- Pocket itineraries
- Who’s Who booklet
DAY 1 - Depart from Home
Monday, June 17, 2024
Depart from your home for your overnight flight to Europe. To enhance your experience, we suggest arriving in Stuttgart a day ahead to allow time for relaxation, adjusting to the time change, and exploring the area. We’re delighted to assist with your flights, pre- and post-trip arrangements, travel insurance, and any other travel needs for our Porsche tour guests. Call Susan at 813-475-5989, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAY 2 - Arrive in Stuttgart
Tuesday, June 18th
- Arrive in Stuttgart and check in to the Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin Hotel
- Lunch at hotel followed by Mandatory Driver’s Briefing
- Dinner at the Zeppelinos
Upon arrival in Stuttgart, you will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel, the Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin Hotel. After you check in and freshen up, we will meet for lunch in one of the hotel’s restaurants, the Stüble, followed by the important Driver’s Briefing and completion of the PORSCHE waivers.
Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at the renowned Restaurant Zeppelinos at the Hotel Graf Zeppelin. (L,D)
DAY 3 - PORSCHE Factory and Museum
Wednesday, June 19th
- PORSCHE Museum and Factory tours
- Lunch in PORSCHE Museum
- Dinner at Restaurant Plenum
You’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast in the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin. After breakfast, we board our luxury motor coach to the PORSCHE Museum at Porscheplatz 1 in Stuttgart.
We’ll have a private guided tour through the PORSCHE Factory and the PORSCHE Museum. During your tour you will take a look behind the scenes and follow the production process. In between the Factory tour and the guided tour of the Museum, we will enjoy lunch hosted by PORSCHE in the Museum.
Later in the afternoon, we will return 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 and the Navigation Systems before driving back to the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin where your PORSCHE will be securely parked overnight.
After we return to the hotel, you’ll have time to freshen up before we meet in the lobby for our short walk to Restaurant Plenum for drinks and dinner, offering the finest of European cuisine in an elegant setting. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 - Drive the Autobahn to the Austrian Tyrol (~330 kms/205 miles)
Thursday, June 20th
- Drive via Autobahns into the Bavarian Alps
- Lunch at Schlossanger Alp
- Experience first Alpine passes– the Oberjoch and Hahntennjoch
- Drive to Telfs, Austria
- Pre-dinner drinks and dinner at Hotel Interalpen Tirol
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 our first two Alpine passes – the Oberjoch and the fun Hahntennjoch – on our way to one of the most beautifully situated hotels, the Interalpen Hotel Tirol.
Dinner and drinks tonight will be in Alpine splendor at the Interalpen Hotel Tirol. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 - Drive Spectacular Alpine Passes to Italy (~280 kms/174 miles)
Friday, June 21st
- Drive Alpine roads in Austria to Switzerland to northern Italy
- Lunch in St. Leonard, Italy
- Drive the Timmelsjoch pass into northern Italy
- Dinner and drinks at the Hotel Castel Tirol bei Meran
Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the Interalpen Hotel Tirol before departing in our PORSCHES for Meran, Italy. Please remember to check out and load your luggage in our van. We’ll drive on beautiful Alpine roads winding through and over the mountains, crossing the spectacular Alpine pass, the Timmelsjoch.
On the way, we’ll stop for lunch at the Restaurant Brückenwirt in the Alpine village of St. Leonhard in the Tirol area of northern Italy before we arrive at our hotel, the Hotel Castel Tirol bei Meran, late in the afternoon.
Dinner and drinks tonight will be at this fabulous hotel nestled in the mountains and vineyards of northern Italy. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - Drive from Meran, Italy to St.Moritz, Switzerland (~180 kms/112 miles)
Saturday, June 22nd
- Drive through Italian Alps into Switzerland
- Drive the Stelvio, Foscano, Livigno and Bernina passes
- Lunch on the Passo di Stelvio
- Dinner and drinks at Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz
Enjoy breakfast this morning at the Hotel Castel Tirol in Meran before we embark on an exciting day of Alpine driving. Please check out and load your luggage in the van. 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 will cross over three more Alpine passes: Passo di Foscano, Passo di Livigno and Passo Bernina before arriving in St. Moritz and the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski. We will have an exquisite dinner and drinks tonight at the hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 - Swiss Alps Drive to Engelberg, Switzerland (~285kms/177 miles)
Sunday, June 23rd
- Drive across Alpine Switzerland
- Drive Julier and Oberalp Passes
- Lunch at Piz Calmot on Oberalp Pass
- Dinner and drinks at Kempinski Palace Engelberg
After a lovely breakfast at the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, please check out and load your luggage in our luggage van. We depart in our PORSCHES on scenic Swiss Alpine roads and cross two passes today, the Julier Pass and the Oberalp Pass.
We will stop for lunch at a charming little restaurant, Piz Calmot, on top of the Oberalp Pass, before continuing our drive to Engelberg and our hotel, Kempinski Palace Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
Weather permitting, you can relax on the Hotel’s terrace, have a drink and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. We’ll savor a delightful dinner with drinks at this scenic hotel tonight. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 - Fun driving in the Alps! (~260 kms/162 miles)
Monday, June 24th
- Drive Alpine roads including the Furka, Grimsel, and Susten passes
- Lunch at Grimsel Hospiz on Grimsel Pass
- Dinner and drinks at Kempinski Palace Engelberg
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with mountain views at the Kempinski Palace Engleberg. 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 Engleberg. We will enjoy another delightful dinner and drinks at the hotel tonight. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 - Drive Back to Stuttgart - Return PORSCHES (~415 kms/258 miles)
Tuesday, June 25th
- Drive to the Black Forest in Germany
- Lunch at Steigenberger Inselhotel, Constance
- Return to Stuttgart and the Hotel Graf Zeppelin
- Dinner and drinks at CUBE Restaurant
Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the Kempinski Palace Engleberg before checking out and loading your luggage in our luggage van. We’ll depart for Stuttgart, stopping at the Steigenberger Inselhotel in Constance for lunch. Majestically awe-inspiring, the hotel in Constance shines amidst the walls of a former Dominican monastery. The hotel is located, idyllically like no other, on a small private island on Lake Constance in front of the picturesque old town of Constance.
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 transfer to our Farewell to Germany dinner at the the quaint Stuttgarter Stäffele. Try the onion soup – it’s served in a large onion instead of a bowl! (B, L, D)
DAY 10 - Return to North America – or Continue Your Travels
Wednesday, June 26th
- Depart Stuttgart
- Return home or onward travels
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. (B)