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Spa Classic & Wallonia

May 17, 2024

Indulge your senses in the thrilling world of motorsport and the enchanting charm of Wallonia, Belgium with our exclusive Spa Classic and Wallonia Tour. Immerse yourself in the heart-pounding excitement of historic racing at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit, where vintage cars gracefully navigate the legendary track. Witness the fusion of adrenaline and nostalgia as classic race cars roar to life, creating an atmosphere that resonates with the golden age of motorsport.

Following the action at the circuit the pace slows down as we explore the picturesque landscapes of Wallonia, where medieval castles, quaint villages, and rolling hills await. Enjoy stops in Dinant, Chimay, Mons & more. Savour the flavours of Belgian cuisine and sip on world-renowned beers as you explore the rich cultural tapestry of this enchanting region. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of racing spectacle and cultural immersion, creating memories that will linger long after the engines have quieted. Join us for an experience that transcends time and captivates the soul.

Our tour takes you from Calais to Spa, via a car collection to break the journey. At the circuit we have arranged parking in the paddock, grandstand and paddock pass race tickets, as well as the option to take your car on parade laps. Accommodation is in the pretty town of Malmedy in a four-star hotel.

We also have a three-night option, in order to enjoy the Spa Classic weekend, this is available at:
£1,175 per person based on two in a car sharing a room.
Please enquire to discuss the details

Tour Highlights

  • Two days to enjoy historic motor racing on Europe’s finest circuit
  • A chance to take your car out on a parade lap
  • Lunch in the Drivers’ Club
  • Privileged parking at the circuit for you and your car
  • Time to explore Dinant, its citadelle and the Leffe museum
  • Tour the superb roads in surrounding area including Durbuy, Bouillon & Chimay
  • Visit a superb car collection

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1:  Le Shuttle to Calais

150 Miles

We depart the UK from Folkstone on a morning crossing via Le Shuttle to Calais. We drive the more interesting main road option via Lille, which leads us to a fascinating car collection near Mons, where coffee is arranged. From here we drive onto our hotel located in Malmedy. This town is just 15 minutes’ drive to the circuit and has many bars and restaurants on its doorstep. A welcome dinner at the hotel is included this evening.

Day 2:  Paddock Parking & Parade Laps

45 Miles

After breakfast we take the short drive into the circuit where we have arranged privileged parking for your cars. You will be parked in the paddock, so access to the race cars paddocks is a short walk away. Today there is the option to participate in the parade laps of the circuit, which gives you a 25-minute exploratory session to enjoy one of the world’s greatest drivers’ circuit. Having allowed the adrenaline to reduce we will then head to the drivers’ club for lunch. The afternoon is then yours to enjoy the action on track. For those that are keen, the racing goes on into the night, for added atmosphere.

Day 3:  Spa Classic

90 Miles

Check out of the hotel in Malmedy this morning and return to the circuit to catch more of the action. After lunch we head out into the Ardennes countryside via a special Belgian chocolate producer, followed by a stop in the pretty town of Durbuy. There is time for some afternoon refreshments before heading on to our second hotel near Dinant. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.

Day 4:  Touring Wallonia

90 Miles

Today we head south onto some fabulous sweeping roads passing some famous World War II sites on the way down to the pretty town of Bouillon, close to the French border. This charming town is a great spot for lunch or a hike up to the castle. Our route takes us back up to Dinant (home of the saxophone) with time for a stop to explore the Citadelle and the Leffe museum. Dinner is included back at the hotel this evening.

Day 5:  Battlefields & Belgian Beers

90 Miles

We have two contrasting visits planned in today. The first is a fascinating World War II site where we shall learn the history of this location, before there is time for a coffee. Then head to Chimay, home of one of Belgium’s most famous Trappist beers. Chimay is also home to a road circuit, of which we will trace a lap. There is time for lunch here before the drive up to our final hotel of the tour, in the city of Mons. Enjoy the Grand Place, museums and Cathedrals before our final dinner of the tour.

Day 6:  Depart for Home

100 Miles

After a relaxed breakfast head back to Calais for a Eurotunnel Le Shuttle crossing of your choice.

Where we'll stay

We stay in three very different hotels. The first of which is a brand new four-star hotel on the edge of Malmedy. The hotel has comfortable rooms all fitted with cutting-edge technology. There is a stylish bar and restaurant as well as plenty of parking. The second is a characterful property situated in the country. Lastly, we stay near the centre of Mons in a former convent.

What's included

Requirements

  • All passports must be valid for six months after the end of the tour. You will also need your vehicle registration documents, driving licence (a photo-card licence or international permit is best), and international insurance cover.
  • Please check with your travel and motor insurers that you are covered for travel in the required countries.
  • You are also required to carry a warning triangle, first-aid kit, two fluorescent jackets, set of replacement bulbs and a national identification sticker.
  • Each person must have a passport (and any necessary visas for non-EU passport holders) valid for France & Belgium.

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