Sept 2019 – James Bond Swiss & Munich Oktoberfest

The Ultimate Classic Car Rally

you’ve finally achieved YOUR dream car, but now what???

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James Bond

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Drive your Own Car
Swiss Alps

Oktoberfest

 An Exciting Adventure visiting Switzerland’s most Challenging and Beautiful Mountain Passes and to real Bavarian Thirst Quenching, Chicken Eating, Lager Swilling, Band Playing, Foot Stomping, Pop Singing, Thigh Slapping, Skirt Twirling Hospitality where everybody is everybody’s best friend……It’s the Munich Octoberfest and it’s Awesome!

Do you accept the Challenge?

 

Route

 THE ROUTE

Covering 8 countries

France – Switzerland – Liechtenstein – Italy – Austria – Germany – Luxembourg – Belgium

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Easy GPS Navigation – ideal for Garmin & TomTom SatNav’s

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GREAT NEWS:- This rally includes the return journey back to Calais

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You’re not alone

 Our experienced GT Rally Marshalls will be driving too.  It’s great to know that Expertise and Good Advice is only a fingertip away

Meet our last Rally into Switzerland, apart from the Ford Mustang, they aren’t taking it very seriously at all …………. great fun, camaraderie and amazing friendships are formed during our thrilling adventures.  There’s nothing quite like that feeling of belonging you get when your team effort is rewarded with success and being part of something that only those involved can really appreciate.

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 Sunday 22th September PRE-RALLY BRIEFING    Your 1st night

Meet and greet from 6pm ……Our first night in this truly lovely Kent Hotel.  Time here for introductions, where all the GT Rally Drivers and Navigators from around Britain meet each other and are issued with their Car Decals. An overall briefing of  the Rally will be given at 8pm in the Bar, including more detailed information on tomorrows leg of the rally.  Map coordinates and Sat Nav coordinates will be explained here along with more information on setting your Sat Navs for the assault on Europe as not every mountain has a post code.  As we’re in the bar area, we’ll all enjoy a couple of quizzes for teams to check their knowledge on continental driving……. and what you don’t know, you’ll find out here.  The Rally begins tomorrow as you arrive in Calais, but the excitement and anticipation of a great adventure begins here along with meeting strangers who will become your good friends.

Day 1   Monday 23rd September

The Adventure Begins.  Drivers:  to your cars………… Navigators:  SatNav’s updated.   Europe will be conquered.  The GT Rally begins driving on the right and heading South through France towards Bern in Switzerland …..

Day 2   Tuesday 24th September

Bern to Piz Gloria – Furka Pass – At least one magnificent Glacier – Andermatt – The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world – Golden Eye Dam and more.

Switzerland’s Beauty and Mountain Passes have a magnetic attraction.  The roads are built with the precision of a Swiss Clock, scaling almost vertical cliff faces.  ‘Top Gear’ marvelled at their height and amazing quality whilst speeding around the multiple death defying hairpin bends.  Where else in the world do you actually marvel at the roads?

Furka Pass

The Furka Pass

From this point on, it’s James Bond territory, the Dam from Golden Eye, The Petrol Station and the Furka Pass where Tilly (sister of the Gold Painted lady) Masterson’s Ford Mustang was cut up by the DB5’S Whirling Wing Nuts and James witnessed an assassination attempt on Goldfinger’s life on the Furka Pass, the revolving restaurant ‘Piz Gloria’ which became Blofelds secret fortess in  ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, but mostly, it will be the mountain passes that will challenge you….the adventure starts on this day.

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Paul Banks, our very own 007 jumping the ‘Golden Eye’ Dam, You can book to do this famous Bungee Jump too

The Golden Eye Dam

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Just before James Bond’s DB5 ‘Skewers’ the Ford Mustang

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These Amazing views are magnificent and who can claim to have seen the mighty Eiger from here?

Piz Gloria CableThe only way to Piz Gloria is by Cable Car ….. the most amazing restaurant you’ll ever go to ….. breathtaking views from start to finish ….. Simply Stunning.

Piz Gloria

The Restaurant at the ‘Top of the World’ – the setting for ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

 

Glacier

And if you’ve never seen a Glacier before, here’s your opportunity to witness the Majesty and Beauty of such a huge Ice Flow, and to wonder at it’s might from inside it’s blue interior.  

 Day 3  Wednesday  25th September

We leave Switzerland to join the Oktoberfest, but which way will you go?

1. Get up early and learn, and then captain a team of  Huskies.

2. Drive through the ‘Top Gear’ iconic Stelvio Pass

3. Go through the Country of Liechtenstein and have your passport stamped here.

4. Austria to Bregenz and the shores of lake Constance where the most amazing opera house was ironically playing ‘Tosca’ and Mr Greene was meeting other senior  Quantum agents,  only to be rumbled by James Bond.

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 The Stelvio Pass

Lake Konstantine

We continue onward to Bavaria.  A 4 star bed for the night and the Munich Oktoberfest the next day.

Day 4 Thursday 26th September

The MUNICH OKTOBERFEST

A guaranteed table inside the Lowenbrau Marquee with food and drink…………you will experience the Munich Oktoberfest in the finest way possible.

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These Bavarian lads and lasses know how to party………. every body is everybody’s friend, dancing on the tables and singing songs you actually know with half a chicken and 2 litres of lagar brought to you by serving wenches, YOU WILL REMEMBER THIS EXPERIENCE for your entire life.

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Day 5  Friday 27th September

With fresh air blowing away the cobwebs from yesterdays celebrations, we head towards  Luxembourg and the Formula One racing circuit of the Nurburgring, but on the way, you might want to call into the Porsche Museum or the Mercedes Museum.

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The Porsche Museum ……all these beautiful cars 

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The Mercedes Museum ….. the cars don’t look real, but they are!!!

This evening is special and a night for celebration. This time it’s in recognition of all the many amazing things we’ve accomplished.   Like all intrepid explorers, we have pushed the boundaries, we have scaled Europe’s highest rope bridge, explored the inside of a mighty  Glacier and enjoyed the World Famous Munich Oktoberfest.  What an amazing experience.

Saturday 28th September

The  fearless adventurers are set for the journey home, you could go via Ghent and enjoy lunch in Brugges.  Friendships are forged through the mutual experience, achievement and adventure, trust me, we’ll all keep in touch through Facebook as the next GT Rally approaches.

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