The Alpine Pass Tour

28th July - 6th August 2022

This luxurious Driving Tour takes you on an unforgettable trip to France, Italy and Switzerland. You will drive some of the smoothest mountain roads and take in breath-taking views whilst staying at the finest hotels and sampling outstanding cuisine during our 10-day tour of a lifetime.

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What is Included

  • Return Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings
  • Nine nights’ 4* & 5* accommodation on a B&B basis (inc. Taxes)
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Luxury dinners on six evenings, including paired wines
  • Welcome aperitif at each hotel
  • Gondola trip with lunch
  • Lunch on two days
  • Professional Photographer throughout the tour
  • Detailed Road Book and itinerary
  • Powerful two-way radio for your car

Tour Prices

£3,995.00

per person based on two people sharing accommodation.

Please contact us for single occupancy pricing

Swiss Motorway Vignette

£50.00 per car

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Overview

This 9-day escorted tour takes you on some of Europe’s most incredible roads. The tour includes luxurious accommodation as well as return Eurotunnel crossings.

You will drive some of the smoothest mountain roads in France, Italy and Switzerland and enjoy breathtaking views. During this incredible tour of a lifetime, you will stay at the finest hotels and sample outstanding cuisine.

Tour Highlights
- Enjoy the Furka, Susten, Simplon, Nufenen, Fluela and San Bernardino passes
- Marvel at the wonderful views of the French, Swiss & Italian Alps
- Drive around the shores of Lake Maggiore
- Stay at the finest 4 & 5-star hotels
- Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings 

Itinerary

THE ITINERARY

Thursday 28th July | Calais to Epernay
Our rendezvous will be at the Eurotunnel Flexiplus café after which we will board our mid-morning crossing to Calais. Upon arrival in Calais, we begin the first 180-mile stint using the most direct route down to the beautiful Champagne region in France.

We will lunch halfway to Champagne and visit the old Circuit de Reims-Gueux for a photo opportunity in front of the old pit buildings. We then have a short journey to our hotel, the 5-star Hostellerie La Briqueterie Hotel. Dinner with wine is included at the fabulous hotel restaurant this evening.

Friday 29th July | Epernay to Beaune
After a beautifully prepared French breakfast, we warm the cars ready to begin the D-road drive down to the next hotel, the Hostelleire le Cédre in the centre of Beaune, just west of Dijon. Our route will take us, to begin with, on the motorway down to Troyes before joining some lovely countryside roads with a lunch stop en route. Once again, we will enjoy the gorgeous food on offer in the private dining room for our gourmet dinner this evening.

Saturday 30th July | Beaune to Gstaad
Today we cross the border into Switzerland en route to Gstaad. Our route takes us through the beautiful Jura National Park of France. We will drive through the park and cross the border into Switzerland skirting Lake Geneva before heading up into the Swiss mountains to our overnight stop, the beautiful Hotel de Rougemont & Spa boasting spectacular mountain views.

Upon arrival, we will have time to settle into our rooms before a locally sourced Swiss dinner in the hotel restaurant this evening.

Sunday 31st July | Gstaad to Stresa
Today, after breakfast, we depart the hotel for our drive into Italy. Our destination is the beautiful shores of Lake Maggiore.

The scenic driving really begins today as we drive through the Swiss Alps to the town of Brig before joining the stunning Simplon Pass. The Simplon begins in Switzerland and takes us over the border into Italy. It boasts fabulous alpine views and reaches over 2,000 meters above sea level.

This evening we will overnight at a stunning grand hotel right on the lake shores and all the rooms will enjoy a beautiful view of the lake. This evening you are free to dine at the hotel or wander into Stresa and enjoy a typically Italian meal with views of the lake.

Monday 1st August | Stresa to St Moritz
This morning we will wake to the wonderful views of the lake and enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, it’s time to get back into the cars for another day of stunning driving. Our destination today is the beautiful quaint ski resort of St Moritz in Switzerland.

Our route begins as we drive up to Locarno with the lake on our right-hand side. We will cross the border back into Switzerland and drive the winding San Bernardino pass. This pass is one of our favourite roads to drive in Europe and has miles and miles of smooth tarmac with more incredible alpine views. This is, without doubt, one of the best days of driving you have ever encountered. The final part of our route is along the stunning Julier Pass which will lead us into the town of St Moritz.

We will arrive in St Moritz in the late afternoon with time to settle into our rooms at the stunning Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski Hotel before dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Tuesday 2nd August | Pass driving day
Today, we will begin the first of two spectacular alpine pass driving days as we complete a loop from St Moritz to Davos where we join the stunning Fluela Pass to the town of Zernez. From Zernez, we will take the main road to the ski resort of Lenzerheide where we will stop for a gorgeous lunch with beautiful mountain views.

Following lunch in Lenzerheide, we will then join the Julierpass once again taking us back to St Moritz which will complete our first Alpine Loop.

This evening, you are free to enjoy one of the many fabulous restaurants on offer in St Moritz or dine at the hotel restaurant.

Wednesday 3rd August | St Mortiz to Andermatt
This morning we have a very relaxed start after the first few days of spectacular driving. We have a 100-mile drive today which continues on spectacular smooth mountain roads. We will drive through the ski resorts of Flims & Laax before reaching the beautiful town of Andermatt.

Our hotel for the next two nights is the brand new 4 star Radisson Blu in Andermatt. The hotel features a spa and wellness centre which includes a sauna. All the rooms we have booked feature gorgeous mountain views and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant this evening.

Thursday 4th August | Pass Driving Day
Today we have another relaxed start to the day and there is no need to pack as we are coming back to the same hotel again this evening.

This is pass driving day and we have three spectacular passes in store for you: the Nufenen, Grimsel and Susten passes. We will leave the hotel around 10.30 hrs to begin our alpine loop. Once again, prepare to be wowed by these stunning roads and views.

We will end the day back in Andermatt and this evening you are free to enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant or wander into town and choose from one of the many local restaurants.

Friday 5th August | Andermatt to Colroy-la-Roche
After breakfast, we begin our journey back into France. We begin our journey on the Swiss motorway before leaving the motorway just north of Mulhouse. Here the route takes us into the mountains once again on beautiful French D roads through the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park. We will drive the fabulous D430 as we wind our way through the national park to our final overnight destination.

This evening our finale dinner is included at the stunning La Cheneaudiere Hotel & Spa. Once again, you can expect the finest French cuisine in the hotel restaurant.

Saturday 6th August | Colroy-la-Roche to Calais
Today marks the end of the tour, however, the crossing is on a Flexiplus basis, therefore, you are welcome to choose the crossing that suits you best.

We have many hotel recommendations should you wish to break up the journey by taking an extra night in France on your way to Calais.

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How to book or reserve your place on any of our events, trips & tours:
Booking your place on this event couldn't be easier. The first step would be to complete the online enquiry form and we'll call you back to get you signed up.

Once we have discussed your individual options, we will send you a booking form which when completed gives us all the necessary information about you, your co-driver and your car as well as other useful extras such as dietary requirements and special requests that you might have.

You can secure a place on any of our tours, road trips or driving adventures with a deposit of just £250 per person. There's no need to worry about paying anything more until the final balance is due (usually around 8 weeks before we travel) and you're welcome to pay your final before that date if preferred. If the event you wish to join is within the next 8 weeks, we will require the full payment to be made at the time of your booking.

Prefer to have a chat over the phone? Give us a call on 01926 675 675

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Minimum numbers 
We have a minimum number of participants required for all of our events enabling them to be viable for us to run - this is usually 10 cars unless stated otherwise. In the event that we don't reach the minimum numbers, the tour may be cancelled at which point your booking deposit will be refunded to you, or if preferred, allocated to another event of your choice.

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Hostellerie La Briqueterie, Epernay
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Hotel La Palma, Stresa

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Hostellerie La Cheneaudière & Spa

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Testimonials
Excellent road book, excellent hotels and the meal at Chateau Admomneil was truly outstanding. Overall, an excellent tour and we look forward to...
- The Swiss Alps Tour
Must do it again, nice group you're a good team. Thank you.
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