The Alpine Pass Tour

1st - 9th August 2020

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 9-day tour of a lifetime.

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What is Included

  • Return Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossing
  • Eight nights’ 4* & 5* accommodation on a B&B basis (inc. Taxes)
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Luxury dinners on six evenings, including wine
  • Access to the multiple spa facilities at the Chedi Hotel
  • Professional Photographer throughout the tour
  • Detailed Road Book with easy to follow directions
  • Tour built and managed by Jamie Robinson

Tour Prices

£3,195.00

per person based on two people sharing accommodation.

£4,495.00

per person based on a single driver in single accommodation.

Swiss Motorway Vignette

£48.50 per car

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Overview

Alpine Pass Driving Tour

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 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
- Enjoy Michelin star cuisine
- Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings 

Itinerary

THE ITINERARY

Saturday 1st August | 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.

Sunday 2nd August | 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 Hotel Le Montrachet near Beaune, just west of Dijon. Once again, we will enjoy the gorgeous food on offer in the dining room for the Michelin star gourmet dinner at the hotel this evening.

Monday 3rd August | Epernay 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.

Tuesday 4th August  | 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.

Wednesday 5th August | Stresa to Lenzerheide
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 Lenzerheide 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.

We will arrive in Lenzerheide in the late afternoon with time to settle into our rooms before dinner in the hotel restaurant. You can expect extremely high-quality food in their Michelin star restaurant this evening.

Thursday 6th August | Lenzerheide to Andermatt
This morning we have a very relaxed start after the first few days of spectacular driving. We have a short 78 mile drive today which continues on spectacular smooth mountain roads. We will drive through the ski resorts of Flims & Laax before reaching the mind-blowing Chedi Hotel in Andermatt, our base for the next two nights.

We have visited the Chedi a number of times on our travels and the hotel never fails to wow our guests. Upon arrival, you will have plenty of time to relax in the hotel spa made up of a huge indoor swimming pool, 3 plunge pools at different temperatures, 2 saunas and 2 steam rooms. Dinner this evening will be in the hotel’s wonderful restaurant.

Friday 7th 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 Chedi again this evening.

This is pass driving day and we have three spectacular passes in store for you: the Furka, 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 at the Chedi 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.

Susten Pass

Saturday 8th 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.

Sunday 9th 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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Testimonials
Excellent road book, excellent hotels and the meal at Chateau Admomneil was truly outstanding. Overall, an excellent tour and we look forward to...
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Must do it again, nice group you're a good team. Thank you.
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