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Spa 6 Hours with Derek Bell - Telegraph Tour

11th - 17th September 2018

Classic Grand Touring and Derek Bell MBE have teamed up with the Telegraph Exclusive Tours once again to take you on a European adventure to the legendary Spa 6 Hour race, via Brussels and the Nurburging before arriving in Spa. Derek Bell is one of the truly great names in motorsport whose company you will enjoy throughout this thrilling itinerary.

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Spa 6 Hours with Derek Bell - Telegraph Tour

11th - 17th September 2018

Classic Grand Touring and Derek Bell MBE have teamed up with the Telegraph Exclusive Tours once again to take you on a European adventure to the legendary Spa 6 Hour race, via Brussels and the Nurburging before arriving in Spa. Derek Bell is one of the truly great names in motorsport whose company you will enjoy throughout this thrilling itinerary.

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What is Included
  • Six nights hotel accommodation on a B&B basis 
    -        1 night at the 5-star Chateau           du Lac Hotel 
    -        2 nights at the 4-star Linder             Hotel, Nurburg 
    -        3 nights at the 4-star                         Radisson Blu Hotel, Spa 
  • Return Eurotunnel crossings on a Flexiplus basis in the high space carriages 
  • Brewery Tour in Brussels including luxury coach transport, beer tasting, dinner with beer and professional guide 
  • Dinner at the famous Pistenclause restaurant in Nurburg 
  • Dinner at the Lindner Hotel including wine 
  • Nurburgring Ring Taxi laps in a Jaguar XFR or similar (based on 3 guests in each car) 
  • One touristenfahrten self-drive lap at the Nurburgring 
  • Dinner at the Lindner hotel including wine 
  • Finale BBQ with drinks at the Radisson Blu in Spa 
  • Dinner at the Auberge restaurant in Spa with wine included 
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday admission tickets to the Spa 6 Hours 
  • Saturday hospitality package including on-site parking, access to hospitality lounge all day Saturday with a light breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea 
  • Secure car parking at each hotel each night 
  • Company of Derek Bell throughout the trip 
  • Services of two experienced Tour Managers throughout the trip 
  • Classic Grand Touring support car throughout the trip
Tour Prices

£3,190 per person

Based on two sharing a car and a twin/double room

£805 per person

Single supplement 

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Itinerary

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Tuesday 11th September
Folkstone to Brussels | 3.5 Hours – 180miles | ROUTE
The group will meet at the Eurotunnel Flexiplus lounge in Folkestone where, after a quick welcome coffee and Croissant, we will collectively board the train to Calais. Once we arrive in France, we then drive the E40 towards Brussels where we will spend the night at the Chateau Du Lac Spa Hotel. Once the cars are parked at the hotel, after a short rest, we will be collected by luxury coach as it’s time to explore Brussels with a guided brewery tour and meal.

Wednesday 12th September
Brussels to Nurburgring | 3 Hours – 170 miles | 
ROUTE
After a relaxed start in Brussels, we continue our drive to the Nurburgring via the motorway to begin with before heading for the countryside roads for the final third of the journey. We arrive into Nurburg (Lindner Motorsport & Congress Hotel) mid-afternoon with a chance to check in before walking across to the Nurburgring Museum. The group will be accompanied by Derek to discover the history of the Nurburgring and hear tales of his experiences on one of the worlds most famous circuits. 

Having enjoyed the wonders of the museum, we have time to relax in the hotel before meeting for our first meal in the hotel restaurant.

Thursday 13th September
Nurburgring | Ring Taxi Laps | TF Laps | Castle Nurburg | Pistonklause

Today we enjoy a day at the Nurburgring. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we head out to warm the cars and drive the short distance over to the Nordscheife car park for some Ring Taxi Laps. The laps are driven by professional racing drivers and you will enjoy the thrills of a high-speed passenger ride in a high-performance saloon car.

Having been showed how it's done in the Ring Taxi's, our guests will then be handed a touristenfahrten lap card to enjoy driving their own lap at their own pace. Should you want to, Derek will be on hand to jump into your car with you to make these laps even more memorable. Following your time out on the circuit, all guests are then free to purchase extra laps at their leisure or explore the local area including the castle and beautiful surrounding roads.

This evening, the group will meet in the evening to enjoy a meal at the legendary Pistonklause restaurant for its world-famous steak on a stone.

Friday 14th September 
Nurburgring to Spa | 1.5 hours – 76 miles| 
ROUTE
After breakfast at the Lindner Hotel, we fire up the cars once again and head to Spa via the scenic German and Belgian roads. We should arrive at the Raddison Blu hotel around lunchtime with plenty of time for a spot of lunch and to check in. This afternoon your Tour Managers will distribute tickets and hospitality information to the group before heading to the circuit for an afternoon of spectating. Race series such as the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championships, Pre-66 GT Cars and FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championships will all be qualifying today.

Having enjoyed the practice and qualifying runs at the circuit with Derek's company, this evening the group will meet for a meal at a favourite local restaurant in the centre of Spa just a short walk from the hotel.

Saturday 15th September
Spa Six Hours Race

Today is race day and after breakfast, we depart the hotel for the Spa circuit. We will convoy from the hotel to our on-site parking and begin the day with breakfast in the hospitality lounge. 

The racing begins just after 09:00hrs and runs throughout the day until 16:00hrs when the race highlight, the Spa Six Hour Race, begins. The group will enjoy a meal for lunch in the hospitality lounge which remains open until the Six Hour Race ends around 22:00hrs.

The evening is free for you to enjoy the late-night racing or return to the hotel to relax before another busy day of racing the following day.

Sunday 16th September
Spa Six Hours

Today the group will once again enjoy a day of motorsport which begins just after 09:00hrs. You are welcome to explore the various grandstands and paddocks. Highlights include the FIA Masters Formula One Championship and Pre 66 GT Cars.

Once our day at the circuit comes to an end around 18:00hrs we will meet for a finale BBQ at the Radisson Hotel.

Monday 17th September
Spa to Eurotunnel Calais | 5 hours – 211 miles | 
ROUTE
Today we head back to the UK via the most direct route following the E40 to Calais. Once again, we’re booked onto a Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossing meaning you’re entirely free to take the day at your own pace and board the next available train as you arrive at the terminal.

Should you want to extend your trip, please contact our office for suggestions.

Hotels

Chateau du Lac, Brussels

This upscale hotel in a 19th-century style castle is across from Meer van Genval lake.

The refined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have canopy beds...

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Lindner Hotel, Nurburg
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Radisson Blu, Spa

After a day of total relaxation, sleep soundly in one of our 120 designer rooms, all with scenic views of the town or the region’s rolling hills. In the morning, visit Brasserie Les Saisons de Spa...

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