Germany, France and Austria

12 days, 11 nights, 1700 kms through Germany, France and Austria in a Porsche 911 Carrera, including a flight in a real Zeppelin NT

Included highlights:

  • meet and greet and transfer from and to Frankfurt airport
  • drive the newest model Porsche 911 Carrera for 11 days, including insurance, tolls and gas, double occupancy
  • travel 1700 km free for our tour and addtl. 500 km for your individual excursions with your Porsche
  • spend 11 nights in first and luxury class hotels, including dinner and breakfast, double occupancy
  • drive the Autobahn, the spectacular roads of the Black Forest and steep passes of the Austrian alps
  • spend a whole day in the historic centre of Heidelberg and Colmar
  • spend two nights in a French castle
  • see the hidden gems and villages of the Black Forest
  • board a real Zeppelin NT for a 45 minute scenic flight over Lake Constance with breathtaking views of the alps
  • go for a hike in the beautiful alpine region of the Arlberg
  • discover sports car history at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart

Stay in the finest hotels and castles

Germany:  Two nights at Schlosshotel Rettershof ****, member of Romantik Hotels
Germany:  Two nights at arthotel Heidelberg ****, winner of the 2016 traveller’s award
France:      Two nights at Château d’Isembourg *****, member of Relais & Château
Germany:  Two nights at Hotel Villino *****, member of Relais & Château, 1 Michelin star
Austria:      Two nights at Sporthotel Steffisalp ****, located at 5000 ft in the austrian alps
Germany:  One night at Burg Staufeneck *****S, 1 Michelin star


Itinerary for 2018:

Day 1, Kelkheim near Frankfurt, Germany
Arrival in Frankfurt and transfer to the Romantic Schlosshotel Rettershof just 30 minutes from the airport. The hotel was built in a Tudor style in 1885 and is situated in a picturesque location in the Taunus foothills between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. The rest of the day you are free to relax and enjoy the spa before meeting the other fellow group members at a small reception and enjoying a gourmet dinner at the hotel.

Day 2, Heidelberg, Germany  (150 km)
After breakfast the excitement starts as your Porsches will be delivered to the hotel. We will allocate the cars and the time has come to hit the Autobahn! Beyond the city limits of Frankfurt there is no more speed limit and you will feel the power of your car. We can choose to either take the fast route or the winding scenic route along the castles of the Odenwald. Our destination for today is Heidelberg where you will spend the next two nights at the new fabulous arthotel, located in the heart of the historic centre. In the evening we will have a rustic welcome dinner in a typical Heidelberg restaurant.

Day 3, Heidelberg, Germany
Time to explore the historical flair of this famous university city, with its stunning setting, wide range of activities, superb shopping, and restaurants to meet every taste. It is a dynamic city that is constantly developing – in terms of architecture, business activities and ideas. After an exciting day in the city, we will meet again for a fine dinner at the hotel.

Day 4, Colmar, France  (300 km)
Leaving Heidelberg behind us, we once again drive the Autobahn further south, until we reach the “Schwarzwaldhochstraße“, the famous scenic route through the Black Forest. Further south we’ll cross the river Rhine over to France. Explore the city of Strasbourg before ending your day in a fabulous french castle. The “Château D’Isembourg” is a 5* Relais & Château hotel where you will feel like a french king. Have a seat and let the french cuisine pamper you.

Day 5, Colmar, France  (50 km)
Today we spend a relaxing day at the Château. You are free to visit and explore the hidden beauty of Colmar or join us for a traditional wine tasting  at a local winery. We will dine together at the hotel.

Day 6, Lindau, Germany  (300 km)
From Colmar we head to Freiburg and into the Black Forest. A mystery rally takes us along small scenic routes of the Black Forest to the City of Konstanz at the lake Constance in Germany. The ferry will take us across the lake for a beautiful drive along the shores to our destination for the day: Lindau, where the luxury Relais & Château Hotel Villino welcomes you. Their restaurant has a Michelin star, which stands for outstanding gourmet cuisine. Join us for dinner!

Day 7, Lindau, Germany  (50 km)
Today we have a very exciting day planned! Starting from the Hotel Villino in Lindau, we will drive to Friedrichshafen, the home base of the famous Zeppelin and the place where the ill fated “Hindenburg” was constructed. Nowadays the helium filled Zeppelin NT are safe and you will embark on a real Zeppelin which will take you on a 45-minute flight over lake constance with breathtaking views of the alps (weather permitting), followed by lunch and a visit of the Zeppelin museum. In the evening we will drive back to Lindau to dine together.

Day 8, Tyrol – the alps, Austria  (200 km)
Fahrvergnügen! We continue our trip south into the Austrian Alps. Breathtaking views, hairpin curves and pumping adrenaline as you conquer the passes of the Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse. Feel the traction and perfect grip of your luxury sportscar on the roads it was made for. We will pass the famous ski resorts of St. Anton and Lech to reach our destination for the next 2 nights, the 4* Hotel Steffisalp in Warth.

Day 9, Warth, Austria  (50 km)
Today is a free day to explore the surrounding area. Located in the Arlberg region, the village is an ideal starting point for numerous hikes and mountain tours of all kinds. Your hiking enjoyment starts practically at the door of your hotel. You have free access to all the cablecars of the Warth/Lech Region for a quick ascent on the mountains. Alternatively you can drive over to Lech with your Porsche and blend in with the high society of Europe who often enjoy their holidays there.

Day 10, Burg Staufeneck near Stuttgart, Germany  (260 km)
From Austria we drive back into Germany, past the lovely town of Wangen. A scenic route will take us over the “Schwäbische Alp” closer towards Stuttgart. Our destination for the day is Burg Staufeneck, a historic castle that has been transformed into a luxury hotel and first class restaurant, where you will dine and spend the night.

Day 11, Stuttgart, Germany  (280 km)
After breakfast we head to Stuttgart, the hometown of Mercedes and Porsche cars where you will get a private tour of the famous Porsche Museum. Located right next to the headquarters of the “Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG” in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, it is one of the most spectacular car museums of the world. Be inspired by over 80 historic and modern vehicles in the 5,600 square metre exhibition floor, before hitting the Autobahn for the drive back to Schlosshotel Rettershof near Frankfurt where we left off. The Porsches will be picked up in the late afternoon.
The exclusive farewell dinner will be the time to share the impressions of the last 10 days and to say goodbye to your fellow travellers.

Day 12, Kelkheim near Frankfurt, Germany
After your final delicious breakfast at the Schlosshotel we arrange a private transfer to the Airport.


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