Spain & Portugal (2020)

We’ve spent a lot of time in Spain in the last few years on both public and private tours, and ventured into Portugal a little too. Lots of our tourers have also asked for something with a little “tourist time” to go along with the driving, and some luxury and relaxation along the way too… and you know the customer is always right! So we’ve come up with something special.

So, 12 customer cars (along with our pair of M2’s) will be heading out from Portsmouth to have some fun in Spain and Portugal. Will you be 1 of the 12?

Summary:
Tuesday – Make sure you’re at the Portsmouth ferry terminal by 15:00 on this Tuesday afternoon, as the boat leaves at 17:45 and it won’t wait for you!

Wednesday – Relax on board the ferry. When you arrive in Spain you’ll drive off the boat and be guided by your tour managers (who have already provided you with a satnav and walkie talkie)  to our first hotel on dry land, just a short drive from the boat.

Thursday – Pamplona
A fun drive today as we cross the country heading for Pamplona. Not a particularly short drive, we make the most of the roads and the opportunity to enjoy dry land. We’ll be at the hotel (the best hotel in Pamplona!) in time to enjoy a few drinks before dinner at least, and tomorrow brings more options…

Friday – Pamplona, optional loop day
Choices, choices! Do you fancy a lie in, a swim, a pamper session, a spa treatment, or perhaps a walk into the old town? Pamplona is a beautiful city, probably most famous for the San Fermin Festival, where the highlight is the world famous “running of the bulls”.
Or you could come out for a drive…

Saturday – Lerma
Time to move on, but we’re not going too far.
Once again we’re heading for the best hotel in town, in this case the magnificent Ducal Palace in Lerma. Construction started in 1601 under the orders of the Duke of Lerma at the time, but don’t worry we’ve been there recently and it’s definitely finished.

Sunday – Extremadura, near the Portuguese border
We’ll leave Lerma and head for the extremadura – with some easy driving and some proper fun along the way. Our hotel awaits, with swimming pool and views to die for…

Monday – Portugal
We’ll spend the day today in Portugal, and in fact we’ll spend the night in Portugal too (near the Spanish border).
But first, we’ll go exploring in the Serra da Estrela national park – recently visited by our friend Henry Catchpole at Carfection Films:

Once we’ve played in the mountains we’ll head north to our hotel, which sits atop the thermal spa at Longroiva:

Tuesday – Oviedo
Across the border and back into Spain, a quick stop for coffee and chocolates and then up and over “Dusty Mountain” – and then up to Oviedo for a little more luxury in our next overnight stop – the 5* Castillo del Bosque La Zoreda:

Wednesday – near the boat
Final day of “proper” driving, ending just an hour’s drive from the boat, so we don’t have to get up too early tomorrow.

Thursday – We leave our last hotel to head for the boat at Bilbao, just an hour away. What a week!

Friday – Rest and relaxation aboard the ship home to Portsmouth. Plenty of time to discuss the week’s events with your fellow tourers and get over the hangover from last night’s party, before the drive home and a night in your own bed. We arrive at lunchtime on Friday so you’ll have time to get home for a restful weekend.

What’s included?
Hotel accommodation (4* or better) for 8 nights, with dinner and breakfast included
Return ferry crossing between Portsmouth and Santander/Bilbao, with upgraded (outside window) cabin.
Loan of pre-loaded satellite navigation units and powerful walkie talkies
A souvenir route book, tour polo shirt, keyring, pen, and stickers
Services of our two tour managers

What’s not included?
Lunches, drinks, fuel, etc.

How much?
£2699 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room and 1 car
+£400 solo driver supplement
+£500 single room supplement

Dates:

Spain & Portugal – Tuesday 6th October to Friday 16th October 2020

Book now by calling 01453 731 756, or email us at petrolheadtours@gmail.com

Booking terms apply – full details here.