European Romance - The Italian Lakes and Alps

This tour is for the romantic at heart. Delight your senses with the charisma of the Italian lakes, the sweeping Dolomites and Swiss Alps, mouth-watering cuisine, superb wine and delightful people – all while driving some of the most picturesque and satisfying roads in the world.  

The itinerary

  • Day Day 1: Milan

    Accommodation: Château Monfort Hotel, Milan, Italy

    Arrive in Milan, Italy’s largest and most sophisticated city. Spend the day exploring the architectural elegance and gastronomic delights of this European style icon.

  • Day Day 2: Milan to Riva Del Garda via Sirmione

    Accommodation: Lido Palace, Riva del Garda, Italy

    One of our team members will deliver your chosen vehicle to your hotel. After a familiarisation and safety overview, it’s over to you.

    Drive out of the city on the autostrada to the peninsula town of Sirmione, historically protected by the moated Scaligero Castle. Wander the town’s photogenic shores and narrow laneways while pondering which gelato stall to indulge in. 

    Then spend the afternoon navigating the eastern shore of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. You’ll notice the scenery intensify, with surrounding hills and mountains soaring high above the lake. 

    At your next stop, the town of Malcesine, take the opportunity to enjoy a coffee and walk around the town’s quaint streets before getting back behind the wheel and heading up Monte Baldo. There you’ll be rewarded with the ultimate view of Lake Garda and the looming peaks of the Dolomites to the north east. 

    Your hotel for the night is the exquisite 5 star Hotel Lido Palace, nestled on the northern shores of the lake.

  • Day Day 3: Riva Del Garda to Merano via The Dolomites

    Accommodation: Giardino Marling Hotel, Merano, Italy

    Today is about driving the jagged peaks of The Dolomites. First up is a sinewy treat that leads you to the German speaking region of Trentino. 

    After a quick break, the route guides you into the heart of the Dolomites and what we believe is some of the finest alpine scenery in Europe. Driving along this motoring mecca is an experience to be savoured, with roads that carve their way through forests and across mountain passes. Highlights include the Pordoi, Sella and Gardena passes, to name a few. 

    Spend your evening relaxing in the elegant Giardino Marling, overlooking the thermal town of Merano. 

  • Day Day 4: Merano to St Moritz via Stelvio and Bernina Passes

    Accommodation: Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains, St Moritz, Switzerland

    Day 4 begins with a drive through the countryside of Italian South Tyrol on your way to the town of Gomagoi, at the base of the Stelvio Pass. Wind your up the famous switchbacks before stopping at the pass itself to admire the panoramic view back down the valley and the iconic ribbon of tarmac you just conquered. 

    Once you’ve made your way down the sweeping turns of the Swiss side of Stelvio, take a break in the spa town of Bormio before crossing into Switzerland via the less challenging but wonderfully scenic Bernina Pass.

    The final stage of the day’s journey is driving into the glamourous Swiss alpine resort of St Moritz. Admire the towering Alps rising from pristine St Moritzersee lake as you pull up to the stately Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains. 

  • Day Day 5: St Moritz to Tremezzo, Lake Como via Maloja Pass

    Accommodation: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

    After a lavish Kempinski buffet breakfast, buckle in for another superb stretch of alpine motoring. Gaze across the snow-capped peaks as you cruise alongside turquoise Swiss lakes before leisurely making your way back into Italy towards the striking Lake Como. 

    A short, picturesque drive leads you to the luxurious Grand Hotel Tremezzo, perched on the western shore of the Lake. Once you’ve checked in, wander across the road to the jetty and take the slow ferry across the water to the traditional hamlet of Varenna, with its villa gardens and relaxed lakeside charm.

    From Varenna, hop back on the ferry for a quick trip to The Pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio. Perched on the tip of a promontory jutting into the lake, this cobblestoned slice of Italian charm is the perfect place to lose yourself in narrow laneways and panoramas across the lake and surrounding peaks. Indulge in a long, late lunch in one of the many lakeside restaurants before taking the ferry back to Tremezzo.   

  • Day Day 6: Tremezzo to Milan via Brunate

    Accommodation: Château Monfort Hotel, Milan, Italy

    Following an exquisite Grand Hotel breakfast, today’s tour begins with a scenic cross-country drive to the Swiss town of Lugano. Take some time to stroll the lakeside promenade of this compact but affluent Swiss city. Enjoy a relaxing coffee on the shores of Lake Lugano before driving back into Italy and riding the funicular to Brunate for one last gaze at Lake Como and the Alps beyond.

    After a lakeside coffee, motor back towards Milan and the luxurious Château Monfort Hotel. In the evening one of our team will meet you to pick up your car.

  • Day Day 7: Milan

    Check out of the Château Monfort and take the opportunity to peruse the galleries, cafes and streets of this elegant city. 

  • & more

    If you’d like to extend or customise any part of the above tour, please let us know and we’ll tailor this itinerary to suit you.

Drive

The spine of the Black Forest’s road network is Route 500. This famously scenic road is flanked by countless classic, uncrowded byways. There’s also plenty of opportunities to explore your car’s limits of the unrestricted sections of autobahn surrounding Stuttgart.

The current iteration of this most iconic of sports cars will captivate you with its ability to effortlessly consume autobahn miles and then precisely scythe its way across twisting mountain passes.

Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

For those who prefer to immerse their senses in the crisp, fresh alpine air, the 911 cabriolet provides a unique open-top touring experience.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

If you haven't driven the turbo, you haven't yet experienced what a 911 is capable of. Just take a glance at the specification figures. As impressive as the are, the figures still don't do justice to the tactile experience that is an unleashed 911 turbo.

Porsche 911 Turbo

A raucous V12 powers the classy Berlinetta's stunning, curvaceous body. The seemingly endless reserves of tractable power and lashings of luxury make the Berlinetta a truly special GT experience.

Ferrari Berlinetta

The most powerful Ferrari roadcar ever produced has an epic 800 horsepower V12 at it's heart. Even for a Ferrari, this striking machine is outrageously fast.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The classic lines of Ferrari's California can't disguise the potency of this prancing horse's twin turbo V8.

Ferrari California

The unmistakable lines of Ferrari's 488 reflect this superbly athletic supercar's capabilities. The 488 GTB is a truly sensory experience; blistering acceleration, sublime cornering capabilities and that addictive aural scream.

Ferrari 488 GTB

The 488 Spider is Ferrari's ultimate expression of usable open-top supercar performance. The 488 Spider is quite likely the most intoxicating way to cruise both Alps & Autobahns.

Ferrari 488 GTB Spider

Audi's first supercar, the R8 encompasses all the marque has learned via it's successful racing program, culminating in the superb, naturally aspirated V10. Inside, the R8 has the best interior in the business.

Audi R8 V10

With a refined interior filled with the aural splendor of a sonorous V10 and one of the more compliant supercar chassis, it's no surprise the Audi R8 Spyder has become one of our most popular touring choices.

Audi R8 V10 Cabriolet

Bentley. The name says it all; refinement, quality, power, individuality. The ultimate British luxury GT? Almost certainly.

Bentley Continental GT

The ultimate in luxury British convertible touring, the Bentley Continental GTC pampers it occupants while still providing an extremely capable sports driving experience when called on.

Bentley Continental GTC

Despite being another one of Aston's undeniably photogenic icons, the Vantage isn't a one trick pony. The twin-turbo V8 under the sculpted bonnet combined with cutting edge dynamics makes this a complete supercar.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

If Lamborghini has a 'user-friendly' car, the charismatic Huracan is it. With it's high revving V10, the all-wheel-drive successor to the Gallardo is a manageable yet thrilling supercar.

Lamborghini Huracán

The pinnacle of Lamborghini's range, the Aventador 'hypercar' is an extreme experience in every way; fighter jet lines, a thundering mid-engined V12 and that undeniable Italian charisma.

Lamborghini Aventador

The first of the current family of McLaren’s, the 650S is fast becoming a motoring icon: an exhilarating performance wrapped in F1-inspired bodywork.

McLaren 650S

The uninhibited aural delight of McLaren's twin turbo V8 makes 650S even more visceral in Spyder form.

McLaren 650S Spider

Stronger, lighter and faster than it's predecessor, the 720S is McLaren's most advanced iteration of F1 derived supercar.

McLaren 720S

Pricing

Simply choose the car you’d like to drive on this tour, fill out the short enquiry form with your details, preferred dates and any questions you might have and we’ll come back to you within 48 hours.

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The Italian Lakes and Alps

7 Days/6 Nights.
The Car
Price / Couple
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
    €8,900
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
    €8,990
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
    €11,200
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
    €14,950
  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
    €14,950
  • Ferrari California
    €11,950
  • Ferrari 488 GTB
    €12,950
  • Ferrari 488 GTB Spider
    €12,950
  • Audi R8 V10
    €9,950
  • Audi R8 V10 Spyder
    €9,950
  • Bentley Continental GT
    €11,550
  • Bentley Continental GTC
    €11,550
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    €15,950
  • Lamborghini Huracán
    €11,950
  • Lamborghini Aventador
    €15,500
  • McLaren 650S
    €13,950
  • McLaren 650S Spider
    €13,950
  • McLaren 720S
    €14,900

The map

Start in Stuttgart, the home of both Mercedes and Porsche. Tour the lush Black Forest region of Southern Germany; Lichtenstein Castle, the charming university town of Freiburg, the vineyards surrounding Baden-Baden and of course, the renowned spa town itself.

  • 200 kms / 125 mi
    Milan, Italy
  • 150 kms / 95 mi
    Lake Como, Italy
  • 200 kms / 125 mi
    Merano, Italy
  • 100 kms / 65 mi
    St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 150 kms / 95 mi
    Tremezzo, Italy
  • Milan, Italy