Monaco Historic Grand Prix - Historic Racing, Great Drives and Super Stops

5-17 May 2024

May 11-12 is the weekend of the Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2024 and we are organising an innovative trip for the race weekend. There will be departures from both Ireland and Britain and the group will co-ordinate at all points in Spain.
The trip starts with overnight crossings from Rosslare (3 May) and Portsmouth and Plymouth (Both 5 May) to Santander and Bilbao, both with evening sailings and two nights on board (except Plymouth) which is one before the first stop at Pamplona where we have one or two or three nights in a lovely hotel just a short cab-ride into this super town. Next we go to Vielha high in the Pyrenees, approached by a fantastic drive with 20+ tunnels. From Vielha we enter France and stay for a night at Beziers where the hotel has categorised the group as VIPs—with VIP rooms! The next run will get us to Nice where we have three nights at the comfortable Hotel Westminster on the Promenade des Anglais which is a short train ride to Monaco—or take the car as there is parking in Monaco. Want to drive the Route Napoleon? It’s possible on this day
After the racing the journey back is no anti-climax. The next step is Chateau Ayres which is close to the Milau Bridge before the group re-enters Spain through the Bielsa tunnel. A few miles further on is Monte Perdido—the lost mountain with a Parador next door. The most peaceful place, mobile phones don’t really work there, but in May there should still be snow on the mountain tops and little avalanches with meltwater waterfalls that stop flowing at night
The last full days driving gives a chance for spectacular driving out of the Pyrenees to San Sebastian where we have a hill top hotel overlooking the bay and city. It’s a short cab ride to the Pinxto (Tapas) bars and a great evening out can be had, eating in a
totally different way in the midst of a busy nightlife. After San Sebastian it’s a short drive to Bilbao for the overnight ferries back to Rosslare or Portsmouth

  • 5 May – Evening sailing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries, or Rosslare to Bilbao (3 May)
  • 5 May – Rosslare group arrive for three nights at Hotel Castillo Gorraiz
  • 6 May – Plymouth Group arrive two nights at Hotel Castillo Gorraiz (112 miles)
  • 7 May – Portsmouth group arrive for one night at Hotel Castillo Gorraiz
  • 8 May – Drive 220 miles to parador de Vielha for a night (it has a small spa)
  • 9 May – Drive 210 miles (past Carcassonne) to Beziers  and stay at Hotel Insitu
  • 10-12 – May Drive 245 miles to Nice for 4 nights at the Hotel Westminster
  • 11-12 May Free time to visit Monaco Historic Grand Prix and explore stylish Nice
  • 13 May  Drive 250 miles to Meyrueis and stay at Chateau D’Ayres
  • 14 May  Drive 260 miles via Milau (and see the bridge) to Bielsa and stay at the Parador
  • 15 May  Drive 200 miles to San Sebastian and stay at Monte Igueldo
  • 16 May  Drive 63 miles to Bilbao for departures to Portsmouth and Rosslare
  • 19 May  Drive 70/125 miles to Bilbao for afternoon embarkation on Brittany Ferries service to Plymouth or Santander for Rosslare
  • 20 May  Late afternoon arrivals at Plymouth and Rosslare respectively

Tour Booking & Information

Price from England £3750 per car with two people

Includes ferry crossings, bed and breakfast at all hotels except Castillo Gorraiz, Parador de Vielha and Parador de Bielsa which have dinner included
From Ireland £4000 due to the extra night and ferry charges
Price does not include tickets for the racing so you can get the tribunes you want from the Auto Club of Monaco
Also included is a map and roadbook
Please note price does not include tickets for the racing at Monaco or circuit transfers


To book contact Jasper

Tel:+44 (0) 1442 842542
Mob: 07831 327727