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Italian Lakes Tour
Date7/21 May 2017
Event TypeRally (Cars)
LocationDover to Italy
CountryItaly
Web Sitewww.ccti.co.uk
ContactTel : 01253 884361
NotesITALIAN LAKES TOUR TO WATCH THE 2017 MILLE MIGLIA

Join us on our 2017 Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes car tour. Stirling Moss at the Mille Miglia.Join us on our 2017 Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes car tour.

15 DAY TOUR May 7th-22nd 2017 ( tour starts in Dover)

£2,995 per person ( 15 days/15 nights )

The price, per perso,n is based on 2 people in a car sharing a room and is based upon an exchange rate of £1 =€1.15

At the time of paying the balance of fees there may be a surcharge or part refund due depending on exchange rates at the time.

11 DAY TOUR May 11th-22nd 2016 ( participants make their own way to join our tour in Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, the first of the Italian lakes)

£ 2,500 per person ( 11 days/11nights )

The price, per person, is based on 2 people in a car sharing a room and is based upon an exchange rate of £1 =€1.15

At the time of paying the balance of fees there may be a surcharge or part refund due depending on exchange rates at the time.

6 DAY TOUR May 16th-22nd 2016 ( participants make their own way to join our tour in Desenzano-del-Garda, Lake Garda, Italy)

£ 1,500 per person ( 6 days/6 nights )

The price, per person, is based on 2 people in a car sharing a room and is based upon an exchange rate of £1 =€1.15

At the time of paying the balance of fees there may be a surcharge or part refund due depending on exchange rates at the time.

WHAT THE COSTS INCLUDE

The costs, per person, are based on two people per car sharing a hotel bedroom and include the following:

Accommodation in 4 star stylish hotels, ( 15 nights on 15 day tour/ 11 nights on 11 day tour/ 6 nights on 6 day tour )
3 course dinners, (12 nights on 15 day tour/ 8 nights on 11 day tour /4 nights on 6 day tour )
Breakfasts daily
Rally plate
Comprehensive road books with daily itineraries and detailed route notes
Michelin 2017 Italian maps with the daily route highlighted
A copy of the DK Eyewitness travel guide to Milan and the Italian Lakes
DFDS return ferry from Dover-Dunkirk with upgrades to premium lounge and priority boarding both ways
WHAT THE COSTS DON`T INCLUDE

Lunches,snacks,coffees etc.
Drinks with dinner
Entry to places of interest eg.museums, gardens,villas, etc.
Lake ferries or autoroute tolls.
Train or taxi fares to Brescia or train fares to Venice
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SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

An 15 day tour with an 11 days option and a 6 day tour option to the Italian Lakes to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia classic rally "re-run" which starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy.Our 15 day tour incorporates a 4 day scenic route through France, Belgium, Germany,Luxembourg and Switzerland before arriving in Italy where we spend eight days in the Italian lakes with 2 nights on Lake Orta, 3 nights on Lake Como and six nights on Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian Lakes.The 15 day tour includes visits to the French Automobile museum incorporating the Schlumph classic car collection in Mulhouse and all tours include visits to the Mille Miglia museum in Brecia and the Ferrari museums in Maranello and Modena. There is also an option to visit Venice for the day by train
ITALIAN LAKES VISITED ON THIS TOUR INCLUDE: Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda.

The tour starts with a 2.00pm DFDS ferry crossing from Dover to Dunkirk.Our chateau hotel for the night is only 30 minutes drive from the ferry port. The following day we take the motorway for two hours and drive south east through France to Belgium where our lunch stop is the charming Durbuy in the pretty Ardennes countryside.In the afternoon we continue south-east on country roads over the Luxembourg border to Echternach where our hotel is located. The following day we take the motorway for 50 miles then it`s a delightful country route to our lunch stop at the top of our first mountain in Alsace.After lunch there are more mountain roads leading to our hotel in Riquewihr, one of France`s most beautiful villages, where our hotel is located next to this charming town. The following morning we visit the world famous Schlumpf museum in Mulhouse before driving across the river Rhine into Germany where we spend three hours driving through the Black Forest before arriving in Switzerland. where our hotel tonight is on Lake Sarner a few miles south of Lake Luzern.The next day we drive over the Brunig pass and then, depending on weather conditions, we take either the Grimsel Pass to Brig or use the motor rail service from via Goppenstein before driving up to the summit of Switzerland`s Simplon Pass where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we drive down the southern slope of the Simplon Pass into Italy to Lake Orta where our stylish hotel for the next two nights is a converted monastery on the lake side in the charming town of Orta san Giulio.

Participants on the 11 day tour make their own way to Lake Orta and join the main tour on day 5, Thursday 11th May, in Orta San Giulio

The next day there is no driving so we relax and explore the charming medieval town and nearby island.

The following day we travel on a scenic route around Lake Maggiore stopping at the stylish Stresa for coffee followed by Cannobio for lunch. After driving clock-wise around Lake Maggiore we travel across to Lake Lugano before arriving on Lake Como where we spend the next three nights. The following day we relax on the lake and take a ferry to Bellagio, arguably the prettiest village on Lake Como. The next day we drive around Lake Como exploring the pretty villages.

On Tuesday we drive a scenic mountain route over the Aprica Pass to Lake Iseo.After this we continue to Brescia where we visit the Mille Miglia museum before arriving in Desenzano del Garda on Lake Garda.This is where our stylish hotel is located overlooking the lake and this will be our base for the next 6 nights.

Participants on the 6 day tour make their own way to Lake Garda and join the main tour on Tuesday evening, 16th May, in Desenzano del Garda

On Wednesday we relax on Lake Garda and take the ferry to Sirmione for lunch.This evening there is a welcome pre-dinner drinks reception on the hotel`s roof terrace overlooking Lake Garda.

On Thursday we take drive into Brescia to watch the build up to the 2017 Mille Miglia classic rally "re-run" which starts and finishes in Brescia. In the afternoon we return to our hotel then watch the Mille Miglia cars arriving in Desenzano at the first checkpoint on their way to the first overnight stop from Brescia to Rome and back to Brescia.

On Friday there is an option to visit either Venice for the day by train or a leisurely clock-wise car tour of Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian Lakes, with lunch in Riva del Garda.

On Saturday we drive to Maranello, home of Ferrari, to visit the Ferrari museum in Maranello as well as the newer "Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum" in Modena which opened for the first time in March 2012.

On Saturday evening there is an option to drive to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia cars arrive at their last overnight stop at Parma before arriving back in Brescia tomorrow afternoon.

On Sunday the last day of our tour after a leisurely breakfast, we drive to Brescia to watch all the 2017 Mille Miglia cars arriving in the town centre at the finish of the 2017 Mille Miglia route.The first cars are expected around 1.15pm so we can enjoy lunch in Brescia too ! We then return to our hotel late afternoon for a final celebratory dinner.

On Monday morning our tour ends and participants make their own way back home.

DRAFT ITINERARY

Day 1 - Sunday, May 7th, Dover to Dunkerque DFDS ferry then Dunkerque to Tilques ( 20 miles)

Our tour starts with a 2.00pm DFDS ferry crossing from Dover to Dunkirk, see photos below:
Dover ferry terminal.Join us on our 2017 Mille Miglia car tour. DOVER FERRY TERMINAL.Join us on our 2017 Mille Miglia car tour.

All tour participants will be upgraded to VIP status and be first to embark and disembark the boat as well as having access to the Premium lounge where there are complimentary beverages and newspapers

DFDS ferry from Dover- Dunkirk.Join us on our 2017 Mille Miglia car tour. DFDS ferry Dover to Dunkirk.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Arriving in Dunkirk at 5.00pm French time we then drive 20 miles south to our charming hotel, Chateau Tilques, see photos below:

Chateau Tilques.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Chateau Tilques.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Tonight we celebrate the start of our tour with drinks in the hotel`s bar before dinner in the restaurant.



Day 2 - Monday, May 8th, Tilques to Echternach Luxembourg (285 miles including 160 on motorway)

Our route takes us south-east to Lille where we take the motorway east towards Liege passing Tournai, Mons and Namur where we leave the motorway and drive on country roads into the charming Belgian Ardennes countryside where our lunchstop is Durbuy,a pretty village nestling in a river valley, see photos below:

:Durbuy, Belgium our lunch stop.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Durbuy, Belgium.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Durbuy, Belgium our lunchstop.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

The district of Durbuy is located in southern Belgium, Wallonia, at the foot of the Ardennes. It is made up of 40 small villages and hamlets and gets its name from one of the most important villages in the area: Durbuy has been recognised as a “town” since the Middle Ages in view of the important legal bodies and commercial activities there. And so it was that the old town of Durbuy became known as ‘the smallest town in the world’, putting this humble corner of the Belgian Ardennes firmly on the map.

In the afternoon we continue south on scenic minor roads into Luxembourg to Echternach where a warm welcome awaits us from the owners of our four star hotel, less than a 200 metres from the German border in the countryside just north of Luxembourg, (see photo below).

CCTI hotel at Echternach, Luxembourg.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel in Luxembourg.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Upon arrival there will be ample time to enjoy a relaxing swim in the hotel`s indoor pool, see photo below:



Grand Hotel Echternach, Luxembourg our hotel.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel in Luxembourg.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Dinner tonight is in the hotel`s restaurant



Day 3 - Tuesday, May 9th, Echternach - Riquiwhr, Alsace ( 195 miles including first 50 on motorways)

Our morning route initially takes us south on the motorway for an hour skirting around Luxembourg city and continuing south to Metz where we leave the motorway and drive on a fast scenic road south east to Sarebourg and up our first mountain, the Col du Donon, ( see photos below)

Click here to watch a video of a Jaguar XK driving up the Col du Donon

Col du Donon,Alsace.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Col du Donon.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Col du Donon.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

We enjoy lunch at a mountain side restaurant just on the other side of the summit, (see photos below)

Restaurant Velleda, Alsace lunch stop.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Col du Donon our lunch stop.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



In the afternoon we continue on scenic country roads eventually arriving in France`s Alsace region where our next hotel is based near one of France`s most beautiful villages, Riquewihr, see photo below:



Riquewihr is famous for its wine and its charming olde- worlde houses, see photos below:
Riquewihr, Alsace.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Riquewihr, Alsace. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Riquewihr, Alsace. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Riquewihr,Alsace.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Riquewihr,Alsace. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Riquewihr,Alsace.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Dinner tonight is in a local restaurant.

Day 4 - Wednesday, May 10th, Riquewihr to Lake Lucerne, Switzerland (190 miles)

Leaving Riquewihr we drive 10 miles south to Eiguisheim, another of France`s most beautiful villages, where we stroll around the picturesque streets, (see photos below).

Eiguisheim,Alsace.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Eiguisheim,Alsace. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Eiguisheim,Alsace.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

We then drive 20 miles south to visit the world famous Schlumpf collection/motor museum at Mulhouse, the French National Automobile Museum http://www.collection-schlumpf.com which houses a fantastic collection of classic cars including the world`s largest collection of Bugattis, (see photos below).
Schlumpf Collection/Museum, Mulhouse.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Schlumpf Collection/Museum. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Schlumpf Collection/Museum. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

We then cross the river Rhine into Germany stopping for lunch at a mountain auberge just over the summit of our first mountain of the day, the Waldparkplatz Kreuzweg, 1,079 metres (see photos below ) Click here to see a video of a Ferrari F430 driving up the mountain

Germany`s Black Forest mountain pass.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Summit, our first German mountain pass. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

After lunch we drive through the Black Forest eventually crossing the border at Bad Sackingen into Switzerland.

We then head south to Lake Lucerne where our hotel tonight is based, see photos below.

Direkt am See



Dinner tonight is the hotel`s restaurant overlooking Lake Lucerne see photo below:

Direkt am See

Day 5 - Thursday, May 11th, Lake Lucerne to Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy, (150 miles)

Participants on the 11 day tour join us on Lake Orta tonight

Leaving Lake Lucerene we head south for 5 miles to Lake Sarner, then drive south along the west bank of Lake Sarner.

Then our route takes us across the Brunig mountain pass,( see photos below),south west towards Interlaken.

Bruinigpass, Switzerland.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Brunig Pass, Switzerland.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

If the Grimsel pass is still closed we drive around the north shore of the lake stopping in Interlaken for a coffee on the terrace at the Hotel du Lac, (see photo below)

Interlaken,Switzerland, our morning coffee stop.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Interlaken, Switzerland.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



We then continue west along the southern shore of Lake Thun before leaving the lake and climbing into the mountains to Kandersteg.From here we drive our cars onto the 15 minute motor rail service to Goppenstein through a mountain tunnel.Upon driving off the train in Goppenstein we drive south east to Brig where we drive up the Simplon Pass where we enjoy lunch on the summit, (see photos of cars below).

Simplon Pass.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Simplon Pass, Switzerland.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

We then descend the Simplon Pass southern slope over the Italian border and continue to Domodossola, stopping off to take a photo of the beautiful old pack-horse bridge, (see photos below).

Pack-horse bridge, Simplon Pass, Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Old pack horse bridge, Simplon pass.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Then we take the motorway south east towards Lake Maggiore.At Gravellona we turn south to Omegna at the northern tip of Lake Orta, the first of our Italian lakes.We then drive down the eastern shore of this pretty, yet little known, lake to Orta San Giulio where our stylish hotel, a converted monastery, is based on the lake in the centre of this beautiful medieval town ,see photos below :

Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy, the main square.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy, the main square. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy, the main square.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy. Join us on our 2015 Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes car tour.

Orta St Giulio is absolutely captivating with its cobbled streets and historic buildings with frescoes with a charming square on the lakeside, see photos below:



Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Our hotel, for the next two nights,is a converted 17th century monastery and is in the centre of the village just two minutes` walk from the main square, see photos below:



Our hotel, Orta San Giulio,Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel, Orta San Giulio,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel, Orta San Giulio,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia







View from our hotel, Orta San Giulio,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel, Orta San Giulio,Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia View from the terrace of our hotel, Orta San Giulio,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Tonight dinner is in the hotel`s restaurant.





Day 6 - Friday, May 12th, Orta San Giulio local excursion ( no driving today )

Today we relax and leave the cars in the garage to explore the village.The town overlooks Isola San Giulio, a mysterious island where an order of nuns, sworn to silence, still live in a medieval convent and we visit the island via a ten minute boat ride, (see photos below).



Isola san Giulio, Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Isola San Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Isola san Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Isola san Giulio, Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Isola san Giulio, Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Isola san Giulio, Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

On the island is a beautiful ornate church, see photos below:

The church on Isola san Giulio, Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia The church on Isola san Giulio, Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia The church on Isola san Giulio, Orta san Giulio, Lake Orta,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Afterwards we return to Orta for lunch in the square.In the afternoon we take a walk to Sacre Monte overlooking the lake where there are 25 chapels.

Dinner tonight you are free to make your own arrangements





Day 7 - Saturday, May 13th, Orta San Giulio to Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy (120 miles)


We leave the captivating Lake Orta then drive 20 miles east to Lake Maggiore where our morning coffee stop is the stylish Stresa overlooking the Borromeean islands where we can stroll along the promenade and admire the grand hotels which look out towards the Borromean islands, see photos below:

Stresa, Lake Maggiore,Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Borromean islands, Stresa, Lake Maggiore,Italy.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

We then continue north up the western lake shore road to Cannobio our charming lunch stop, see photos below:

Cannobio, Lake Maggiore. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Cannobio, Lake Maggiore.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Cannobio, main square, Lake Maggiore.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Cannobio, main square, Lake Maggiore.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Cannobio, main square, Lake Maggiore.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Cannobio, main square, Lake Maggiore.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

After lunch we continue around Lake Maggiore crossing into nearby Switzerland through Brissago and Ascona to Locarno at the top of Lake Maggiore.Continuing around the lake we head down the eastern shore back into Italy to Luino on the north eastern shoreline.From here we leave Lake Maggiore and drive east to Ponte Tresa where we drive around the southern shore of Lake Lugano on a charming, picturesque, minor road to Morcote.We then drive through Lugano town up the western shore of Lake Lugano leaving Switzerland.At the top of Lake Lugano at Porlezza we leave the lake and drive east over the mountain pass by Lake Piano to Lake Como and to Menaggio on the west lake shore, see photos below:



Menaggio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Menaggio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Menaggio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Our hotel is the Grand Hotel Victoria facing the lake, and we are here for 3 nights, see photos below:

Grand Hotel Victoria, Menaggio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Grand Hotel Victoria, Menaggio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Grand Hotel Victoria, Menaggio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Paolo, the manager and his staff will give us a warm welcome as we have used this hotel for several years.

Dinner tonight is in the hotel`s restaurant.



Day 8 - Sunday, May 14th, A day relaxing on Lake Como, Italy ( no driving today)

After breakfast we take the pedestrian ferry to Bellagio described by the poet Shelley as "the prettiest village on Lake Como if not the whole of Italy" see photos below:

Bellagio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia
Bellagio, here we can enjoy a walk around this charming town.

Bellagio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Bellagio, Lake Como.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

In the afternoon we return back to Menaggio where we have afternoon coffee in the village before returning to our hotel.

Dinner tonight is in the hotel`s restaurant.

Day 9 - Monday, May 15th, A drive around Lake Como, Italy

We drive anti clockwise around Lake Como



Day 10 Tuesday, May 16th, Menaggio to Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy via the Aprica Pass, Lake Iseo and the Mille Miglia museum ( 170 miles)

( Participants on the 6 day tour make their own way to Lake Garda and join the main tour tonight in Desenzano-del-Garda

Upon leaving Menaggio we head up the western lake shore to the top of the lake where we leave Lake Como and head east into the hills via Sondrio and the Aprica pass to Edolo our morning coffee stop.After coffee we drive south west to Lake Iseo where we enjoy lunch a late lunch in Iseo at the bottom of the lake, see photos below:

Lake Iseo, our lunch stop. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Lake Iseo is also the home of Riva boats, see photos below

Lake Iseo, our lunch stop. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Riva Boats, made on Lake Iseo.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Lake Iseo, our lunch stop. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

After lunch we drive to nearby Brescia where we visit the Mille Miglia museum, our afternoon coffee stop in the former Sant` Eufemia monastery just 3 miles east of Brescia, see photos below:



Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia The Mille Miglia museum in Brescia. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Mille Miglia museum, Brescia qaMille Miglia Museum, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia The Mille Miglia museum in Brescia. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Click here to visit the official museum website: http://www.museomillemiglia.it/en/where-we-are.aspx

It is then only half an hour to our hotel, for the next six nights, in Desenzano on Lake Garda, at the bottom left hand corner of the lake.

Our stylish hotel is a 5 minute walk from the town centre and overlooks Lake Garda, see photos below:

Our hotel in Desenzano del Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel, Desenzano del Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel in Desenzano, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Our hotel in Desenzano, Lake Garda, our hotel .Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel, Desenzano del Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel in Desenzano, Lake Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Our hotel in Desenzano, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia View from our hotel in Desenzano del Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel in Desenzano, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Dinner, tonight is in the hotel`s restaurant.



Day 11 Wednesday, May 17th, a day relaxing and exploring Desenzano and Lake Garda with an optional boat ride to Sirmione, ( no driving today)

After 10 days on the road we unwind with a leisurely breakfast on the hotel`s terrace overlooking Lake Garda, see photos beow:

Our hotel in Desenzano, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Our hotel in Desenzano, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

After breakfast we walk into Desenzano town centre with its restaurants, bars and cafes, a 10 minute walk along the lake, see photos below:

Desenzano, Lake Garda, our hotel base.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Desenzano del Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Desenzano del Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

In the small harbour there are several restaurants which are ideal for lunch, see photos below:

Desenzano del Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Desenzano del Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Desenzano del Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Desenzano, Lake Garda, our hotel base.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Desenzano del Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



In the afternoon you can take a boat ride to nearby Sirmione, described as "the jewel in the crown" of Lake Garda. Sirmione is a charming and atmospheric, medieval town on a peninsula at the south of the lake less than 10 miles east from Desenzano. The town can only be accessed on foot by crossing the moat of a 16th-century castle at the town`s entrance, see photos below:

Sirmione, Lake Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Sirmione, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

In the afternoon we return to our hotel in Desenezano.

Tonight there will be a pre-dinner welcome drinks reception on the hotel`s roof terrace,with stunning views of the town and Lake Garda,see photos below:



Join us on the hotel`s roof terrace for a pre-dinner aperitif.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Join us on the hotel`s roof terrace for a pre-dinner aperitif .Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia s on the hotel`s roof terrace for a pre-dinner aperitif . Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Dinner, tonight, is in the hotel`s restaurant.







Day 12 Thursday, May 18th

Morning: Desenzano del Garda to Brescia drive or by taxi or train to see the build up to the 2017 Mille Miglia

Afternoon return to Desenzano del Garda to watch the Mille Miglia cars arrive at their first check point.





Today is the start of the 2017 Mille Miglia so we can drive or travel by taxi or by train in the morning to nearby Brescia. The atmosphere is amazing and we spend the day absorbing the ambiance in this historic city with its rich artistic heritage including Roman temples and triumphalist architecture, (see photos below).

Mille Miglia, Brescia the start and finish of the Mille Miglia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia, Brescia, the start and finish of the Mille Miglia. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia, Brescia,the start and finish of the Mille Miglia. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Jackie Stewart and son at the 2011 Mille Miglia, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Sir Stirling Moss was the VIP guest at last year`s event celebrating 60 years since his famous victory in 1955
Stirling Moss at the 2009 Mille Miglia, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Stirling Moss at the 2009 Mille Miglia, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia David Coulthard talks with Stirling Moss at the 2009 Mille Miglia, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia, Brescia. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

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Mika Hakkinen at the Mille Miglia, Brescia. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mika Hakkinen at the Mille Miglia, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia
Jay Kay from Jamiroquai at the 2010 Mille Miglia, Brescia.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mercedes Gull Wing at scrutineering, Brescia, Mille Miglia 2009 tour.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Early afternoon we return to Desenzano as the 2017 Mille Miglia cars come through Desenzano where there is the first checkpoint on the 1,000 mile route so we can watch approximately 435 Mille Miglia cars drive through the centre of the town from late afternoon, a sight for sore eyes indeed, (see photos below).

Mille Miglia 1st night time check point, Desenzano, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia 1st night time check point, Desenzano, Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia
Mille Miglia night time check point, Desenzano, Lake Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia night time check point.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia night time check point, Desenzano, Lake Garda. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Dinner tonight, you are free to make your own arrangements



Day 13 Friday, May 19th

Choice, either visit Venice for the day by train, OR a tour of Lake Garda by car ( 85 miles round trip)

Option A. Venice by train

In the morning you can catch the train at approximately 9.00am from Desenzano to Venice where you can spend all day exploring this fascinating, unique town, (see photos below).
In the evening return back to Desenzano and our hotel. This evening you are free to make your own dinner arrangements.

Venice, optional visit. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia
Venice, optional visit. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia





Option B. Daytime Tour of Lake Garda ( 85 miles)

Daytime Tour of Lake Garda ( 85 miles)

We drive completely around Lake Garda in a clockwise direction enjoying dramatic scenery further north ending in impressive rocky cliffs, sometimes swathed in pines which hug the shoreline of the northern tip. Our morning coffee stop is at Gardone Riviera just north of Salo where we visit the fascinating Il Vittoriale villa and beautiful botanical gardens.Our route then takes us clockwise up the western shore of Lake Garda .We then drive up the western shoreline to Gargagno after which we turn left onto a narrow winding road which leads to Tignale and then across the plateau and down the valley to Tremosine where we drive back to the main road again.Along this 20 mile deviation there are incomparable views of the lake.Continuing north along the western lake shore we stopto admire Limone Sul Garda before arriving at Riva del Garda our lunchstop at the top of the lake and Lake Garda`s most famous holiday resort.In the afternoon we drive down the east shoreline of Lake Garda to our coffee stop Malcesine which, after Sirmione, is arguably the prettiest village on the lake.After this we continue back around the lake to Sirmione on the southern shore our afternoon coffee stop.

Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Lake Garda.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Dinner tonight is in the hotel`s restaurant.



Day 14 Saturday, May 20th

Visit the Ferrari museums in Maranello and Modena by car, (200 miles return).

We take the motorway and drive approximately a hundred miles south east down to Modena and then drive 15 miles south of Modena to Maranello and visit the Ferrari Museum which is just around the corner from the Ferrari factory, (see photos below). We also visit the various Ferrari shops as well as taking a peak over the wall at the Ferrari test track the famous "Pista di Fiorano", ( see photo below right).

Ferrari museum, Maranello.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Ferrari test track, Maranello.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia
Ferrari Museum, Maranello.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Ferrari museum, Maranello. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Ferrari museum, Maranello.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

There is an option to have lunch in the Cavalino restaurant, a Ferrari themed restaurant just across the road from the Ferrari factory and often frequented by Ferrari managers and directors.







After Maranello we drive 10 miles north to Modena. Here you can visit the Casa Enzo Ferrari museum devoted to the life of Enzo Ferrari which opened in March 2012, see photos below:

Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Casa Enzo Ferrari the new Ferrari museum at Modena.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia



Evening Modena- Parma to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia arrive at their last overnight stop

In the evening there is an option to drive to Parma the last overnight stop to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia cars arrive on the third and last night of their journey.We then return back to Desenzano.

Tonight you are free to make your own dinner arrangements.



Day 15 Sunday, May 21st Desenzano to Brescia to watch the finish of the 2017 Mille Miglia ( 40 miles return )

Today the Mille Miglia cars drive from Parma to Brescia via Monza with the first cars due to arrive in Brescia around 1.15pm

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel we drive to Brescia to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia cars arrive at the finish line, see photos below.

Castiglione d`Stiviere Sunday morning checkpoint.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Castiglione d`Stiviere Sunday morning checkpoint. Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Castiglione d`Stiviere Sunday morning checkpoint.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Castiglione d`Stiviere Sunday morning checkpoint.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Castiglione d`Stiviere Sunday morning checkpoint.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia Castiglione d`Stiviere Sunday morning checkpoint.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

After their 1,000 mile trip in 4 days the cars eventually cross the finishing line, see photo below:

Mille Miglia finish, Brescia, Saturday.Join us on our 2017 Italian Lakes car Tour to watch the 2017 Mille Miglia

Late afternoon we return to our hotel in Desenezano del Garda for the final night of the tour and a celebratory dinner in the hotel.



Monday, May 22nd

Our tour officially ends here and participants are free to make their own way home with fond memories of the 2017 Mille Miglia !

THIS IS WHAT SOME OF OUR CLIENTS SAID ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS MILLE MIGLIA TOURS

2014 MILLE MIGLIA/ITALIAN LAKES TOUR

"Ann & I have wish to thank you for the car tour holiday. The accommodation was perfect all the way down to Monaco for the Historic GP and equally as good from there to the Italian lakes. Mille Miglia was far better than expected and the company of the other trip members was the icing on the cake." Dave and Ann: Lotus Excel: Highnam, Gloucester : (new clients)

"Thanks for another well organised and interesting tour we especially enjoyed the Mille Miglia and would recommend it to anyone". Nigel and Val: Aston Martin Vantage V8: (repeat customers: 4 tours)

"I would like to thank you on behalf myself and Jill for a most enjoyable experience on the Mille Miglia Tour.In your words " It was a leap of faith" but one that proved to be both worthwhile and rewarding.The tour was varied, flexible and without pressure which made it a relaxing experience - And also a big thanks to the fellow members of the group for their camaraderie and for being great company! ManyThanks " John and Jill: Porsche Boxster: Maisemore, Gloucester (new clients)

"Just to say thanks from Kathy and I for a great holiday!" Philip and Kathy: Aston Martin Vantage V8:Aldershot/Hant`s (new clients)

" I wanted to email you to thank you for a great trip to the Italian Lakes and of course the Mille Miglia, we thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic scenery, the excellent hotels, restaurants, food and wine and the company was really fun.This was our first serious road trip abroad and now knowing that as long as you are organising, it will certainly not be our last" Steven and Jo: Mercedes SL500: Waterlooville/Hant`s: (new clients)

"Just returned to the office today, and back to reality I would just like to express my gratitude to you on behalf of Pat and myself, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time in Italy and look forward to joining you sometime next year." Tommy and Pat: Jaguar XK150: Fife, Scotland (new clients)



2013 TOUR TO WATCH THE MILLE MIGLIA

"A quick note to say thank you on behalf of myself Pam John and Tracey for the Mille Miglia tour. Great hotels and food great roads a friendly crowd plus an excellent organisation by yourself. Thanks again and looking forward to details of the tour down under! "
Adrian and Pam: Sheffield: Porsche 911 cab ( new clients)

"Firstly just a quick thank you for all your hard work during the tour which was enjoyable.
We are looking forward to the Oz updates !!!! "

Nigel and Denise: Sandy, Bed`s: Mercedes SL500 (new clients)

"Thanks, once again, Brian. Very enjoyable."
Ian and Bev : Bushey, Hert`s: (repeat clients )

"Nice to meet you last week, thanks for a good time !"
Paul and Lily: Chico, California : Porsche 911( new clients)

"Just wanted to thank you for a great Mille Miglia Experience, we had a fabulous time met some lovely people and stayed in some great hotels."
Alyson & Robert : Anstey, Leicestershire: Mercedes E55 AMG: ( new clients)

"Thanks for all your organisation and socialising, we had a good time."

Gill and Clive : Aldington, Evesham: Mazda MX5: ( new clients)

"Thanks for a great trip"
Martin: Lewes, East Sussex: Lotus Elise ( new client)
2012 TOUR TO WATCH THE MILLE MIGLIA

"We enjoyed ourselves immensely, particularly the driving experience through the mountains.We are already discussing our next tour which will be more likely the Alps or Pyrenees tour" Ray and Judy: Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Porsche Boxster (new clients)

" What a journey it has been. Stunning scenery, great roads, fabulous hotels and food. Eclectic range of cars and people who have been terrific fun to be with. Thanks for organising, thoroughly enjoyed it" David and Jane: Bradford,Yorkshire: Ferrari 550 Maranello (new clients)

"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and, as I said at the time, we thought the organisation was first class. A brilliant trip and one that we`ll remember for a long time-THANK YOU !!! I certainly hope that we`ll meet up again on another tour before too long"

David and Philip: Hanley Castle,Worcester: Morgan +8 (new clients)

"We`re now reflecting happily on a great trip.We really appreciated the way things were organised and feel we really got the benefit of your experience for the Mille Miglia spectating.Anyway, thanks once again" Bob and Eileen: Richmond, North Yorkshire: Porsche 928 (new clients)

"Thank you, Brian, for a great trip" Graham and John: Irene, South Africa: Bentley 3.5 (new clients)

"Thank you for taking the time to follow up on our most enjoyable trip.We certainly intend to come with you on another of your tours next year" John and Sue: Atherstone, Warwickshire: Jaguar XKR (repeat clients)

"Thanks, once again, for all your efforts to make our holiday an unforgettable one"

Inus and Antoinette: Brentwood, Essex: AC Cobra (new clients)

"We had a great time on the trip, thank you and thought the route was spectacular and will be back for another trip.Thanks again."

Simon and Paul : Malvern, Worcestershire: Morgan +8 (new clients)

"Many thanks again for a great experience"

Dave and Sue: Aberlove, Banffshire: TVR Tuscan (new clients)

"Thanks for a great trip your organisation was superb and we really had a great time.I will definitely recommend CCTI to my friends and hope to join on one of your tours again in the near future.I don`t think it will be hard to convince Graham to bring the Bentley on another trip !! And to convince Inus to come in a real car ! All the best for the rest of the season"

John : Irene, South Africa: Bentley 3.5 (new client)

"Both Kay and I appreciated your efforts to integrate us into the rest of the group and it was also nice to make new friends within the party"

Trevor and Kay : Bakewell, Derbyshire (new clients)

"Thank you for the photo gallery, it is very nice . Hope to see you again on another Tour . Keep me posted.

Alain and Fadi: London: Mercedes SL420 (new clients)

2011 TOUR TO WATCH THE MILLE MIGLIA

"We would like to say a big thank you for all your help and support from the start of the Mille Miglia tour.We looked forward to this tour for a long time and it certainly was truly a wonderful experience.We met some realy lovely people and we look forward to booking further tours in the future."

Stephen and Collette:Bradford: Porsche Turbo (new clients)

"Many thanks for all the hard work you put into the Mille Miglia Tour.We have been touring for 20 years, both competitive and touring, never has an organiser worked as hard as you to ensure everyone was looked out for and your attention to detail made for a very happy bunch of participants, we will certainly book with you again"

Peter and Sandra: Hert`s: Jaguar XKR (new clients)

"Great tour and ,just to confirm that, after 20 years of regularity rallies, this was the most friendly group I have had the pleasure of travelling with.It made the whole of your Mille Miglia tour most enjoyable"

David: East Sussex: Ferrari 328 GTB (new clients)

"It was a great week, really nice group of people, good hotels and great fun,so well done on another great tour"

Andy and Christine: Hert`s: Aston Martin DB9 ( repeat clients)

"My wife and I have been doing motoring tours together for more than forty years and also events with tour organisers since 1998 so we don`t use the term "outstanding experience" easily. However, when we compared your Mille Miglia event with other organisations that we have used we found CCTI superior to the competition. So Brian, be very proud of your organisation and please accept our heartfelt thanks"

David: Porsche Boxster: ( new clients)

"Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed the Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes tour.Excellent hotels, great company and a well organised trip that was relaxed and informative. The added bonus was that we were blessed with fantastic weather all week.Thank you and, no doubt, you will be seeing us again"

Adrian and Claudia: Porsche Boxster :(new clients)

"As expected, the Mille Miglia trip was excellent and most enjoyable, including the fantastic weather and the super company of the other guests and yourself. Whilst the group was large there were some great characters and the trip did you proud.We are very pleased to recommend CCTI to our family and friends"

Paul and Joanna: West Sussex: Mercedes SL55 AMG: ( repeat clients)

"David and I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the trip; lovely people, great roads and excellent organisation.I just wanted you to know that we are very happy customers"

Lee and David: Harrogate: Porsche Boxster :(new clients)

"Thank you for a brilliant holiday in Italy, Jeannie and I really enjoyed your Mille Miglia tour We met some lovely people and had a great time.We would definitely come on a CCTI tour again.Thanks ! "

Terry and Jeannie: Bath: Porsche 911 (new clients)

"The trip was fantastic, good hotels, good food, good routes, made some great friends.This Mille Miglia holiday is a must of 100 things to do before you die !"

Dale and Lynn Errock: Preston: Porsche 911 Carrera (new clients)

2010 TOUR TO WATCH THE MILLE MIGLIA

"Just wanted to say thanks for an amazing Mille Miglia tour. Despite the rain in the beginning it was an adventure for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I am sure this won`t be the last time you see us on one of your tours".
Steen and Nicola :Porsche Boxster : Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes Tour 2010 (new clients)

"Just wanted to say to you what a FANTASTIC time we had on your Mille Miglia tour, it was an amazing experience for both of us and we are keen to do another sometime. Also I`m relieved that the old fella will now have plenty of new stories to impart to everyone!"
Pen and Jon :Mercedes SL : Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes Tour 2010 (new clients)

"Just a very quick "Thank you" for a superb Mille Miglia trip. I really enjoyed it.I would be interested in returning again next year "
Colin :MG TF : Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes Tour 2010 (new client)

2009 TOUR TO WATCH THE MILLE MIGLIA

"We both had a most enjoyable trip and theMille Miglia tour surpassed expectations, short of entering the Mille Miglia event itself we could not have done better! Your choice of hotels and cuisine was excellent, thank you for ensuring we had a great time !"
Roger and Doreen:: Mercedes SL 320:: Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes 2009 Tour (new clients)

2008 TOUR TO WATCH THE MILLE MIGLIA

"The Mille Miglia tour is simply brilliant, an event not to be missed, great company and wonderful scenery"
Gary and Christine: Morgan Roadster :Portugal : Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes 2008 Tour (new clients)

"Thanks for everything on our Mille Miglia tour,I thought everything went very well;all expectations met and exceeded.All in all a great trip and would recommend this to anyone without hesitation"
Brian and Brad : Porsche Boxster : Sonning Common, Reading (and Australia!) Mille Miglia/Italian Lakes 2008 Tour ( repeat clients)