Is my holiday financially protected?
Booking a holiday and then counting down the days until you can set that ‘out of office’ on your work email account is one of the most exciting times of the year, isn’t it? We look forward to making those memories for so long. But how protected are you? And how much do you really know about it?
When you book with Grand Prix Grand Tours every part of every trip, is completely protected, which isn’t always the case with other tour companies.
We work the Travel Trust Association where all funds are deposited into a Trust Account until after your trip. This ensures your money is protected and in the event of a supplier failure the money has not dissappeared with the supplier.
Which grand prix tickets will I have?
All Grand Prix tickets will be for a Grandstand at a prime location. Typically this means the main straight or, where these are unavailable, we ensure that you get the next best seats possible……such as the exit Radillon at Spa, or turns 1 or 2 at Barcelona.
How many people can I bring in my car?
Road Trips are based on 2 people per car, meaning 2 per room, and 2 Grand Prix tickets.
Can I have my own hotel room?
Advertised prices are based on one car and two people sharing a room. If you would like separate rooms this will incur an additional charge. Please contact us for further details.
How much driving will I do?
We try to get the bulk of the motorway driving done on the first day, so that we can dedicate the rest of the journey to the routes that are either more fun or more scenic. The evening before each days driving we send out 2-3 route alternatives. One route will be straight to the next hotel, which typically takes 4-4.5 hours. The other routes will be between 6-8 hours driving, where you will have the opportunity to spend more time on the incredible mountain passes on offer. Routes are created in Google Maps, so make sure you have the app installed on your phone!
Which hotels will I stay at?
Hotels are listed on the itinerary section of the Tour pages. In the rare case that a certain hotel is full at the time of booking we will a) let you know in advance, and b) ensure that an equivalent hotel is booked. All hotels are pre-selected by our recce team to ensure quality is 5*.
What sorts of people come on your road trips?
Everyone from husband and wife teams with grand-kids back home, to the city slickers with a stable of super-cars parked beneath their penthouse. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, or which walk of life you come from, only that you share a sense of adventure and a passion for all things automotive.
What about tolls in Europe?
Tolls are a pain, so we recommend all drivers purchase a toll Road-Tag so you don’t have to queue. These can be bought online from Emovis (www.emovis-tag.co.uk).
If I need to cancel, can I get my deposit refunded?
Deposits are non-refundable as they are used to pay for our non-refundable items such as channel crossing, Grand Prix ticket, and hotel deposits. However, if we can fill your space with someone on the waiting list then we will happily refund you.
Are meals included?
Only breakfast. The cost of your trip includes everything except food, drink, and fuel (and tyres and brakes and anything worn out in the course of enthusiastic driving).
What about lunch?
At the start of your adventure we’ll provide you with a recommended route to take for each leg of the journey, this will also included suggest spots to stop off for lunch. Typically we recommend stopping at well known towns or historical locations.
Will there be secure parking overnight?
One thing we work very hard to ensure is that your pride and joy has safe and secure so spend the evening. However, we have to stress that we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused to vehicles during any part of the trip.
How big are the groups?
Typical group size is 15-20 cars. Sometimes there are fewer, sometimes more.
Can I bring any car?
Of course, and on each trip we will have a wide variety of cars and values. We’ve had as many Ferrari Enzo’s as we’ve had Citroen Saxo’s. It’s not important what you brought to drive, only that you enjoy driving what you’ve brought.
Do you recommend routes to take?
Every evening we’ll provide you with recommended routes to take the following day. Typically this will be two, or three, routes giving you the flexibility to choose between lots of driving or lots of relaxing at the hotel. Grand Prix Road Trips isn’t just about going to the Grand Prix, its about taking in some of the worlds best driving roads along the way. We want to make sure you have the best opportunity possible to experience these roads.
What about my Carbon footprint? Is the trip bad for the environment?
Based on a fuel economy of 22MPG, the average car emits 0.8 tons of carbon dioxide over a 2,000 mile journey (Source: EPA). This is less than a 2-person return flight to Nice, which creates 0.9 tons of carbon dioxide (Source: myclimate.org). So, the entire trip is a lot better for the environment than flying a similar distance. Additionally, we are planning to roll out a carbon-neutrality initiative later this year, which will offset your carbon footprint using a variety of projects that help the environment.