The World's best motorsport events in 2018/19
The World's best motorsport events in 2018/19
ABTA, ATOL Protection and Peace of Mind 02 Travel Destinations are members of the Association of British Travel Agents and hold an ATOL Licence. Therefore you can book safe in the knowledge that whatever happens your booking is financially protected. ATOL is the Government-backed holiday protection scheme.
Welcome Contents 03 The Travel Destinations team are pleased to present to you this selection of motorsport events and car holidays. This year is going to be another busy year and we would be delighted if you can join us.
Over the last 20 years Travel Destinations has always looked to provide innovative and exclusive holidays, with quality and value for money foremost in our minds. We are official agents for many race circuits and events including both the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Classic, as well as the Spa Classic and other events at the Nurburgring.
Being members of ABTA and AITO provides all our customers with the quality assurance that these organisations require. Travel Destinations are also holders of the government backed ATOL licence, which provides full financial security with every holiday that you book with us. Our calendar for 2018 is as exciting as ever, mixing sport cars, classic cars and endurance racing in equal measure. We will be travelling from the UK to the USA and Australia as well as all around Europe to enable you to attend the world’s best motorsport events.
Welcome 03 Rolex 24 at Daytona 04 Bathurst 12 Hours 05 12 Hours of Sebring 06 Nurburgring 24 Hours 07 Spa Classic 08 - 09 Le Mans 24 Hours 10 - 15 Le Mans Classic 16 - 20 24 Hours of Spa 21 Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix 22 Angouleme; Circuit des Remparts 23 Mallorca Classic Week 24 Spa Six Hours 25 Chantilly Arts & Elegance 26 Booking Conditions 27 for reservations call: 0844 873 0203
04 The famous Daytona International Speedway in Florida has hosted a 24 hours endurance race on its famous banked circuit since 1962. This year the “Rolex 24 at Daytona” marks the beginning of the 2018 IMSA Weathertech Sports Car Championship. The championship features a varied field of prototype and GT cars with drivers from all around the world competing at various circuits across the USA. The Rolex 24 is the jewel in the championship’s crown as the only 24 hours event on the calendar. It is an event not to be missed. Prices from £569.00 per person (based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room) What’s Included: • Four nights hotel accommodation (including breakfast) at the Best Western Aku Tiki Hotel on Daytona Beach • “Ultimate Endurance” race tickets, offering daily access to the infield, grandstands, “Sprint Fanzone”, garage access and parking • 5 days compact 4 door size car hire, with pick-up and drop-off at Orlando airport • Travel Destinations staff on-site to offer assistance Optional Extras: • Return International flights to Orlando from either London or Manchester with Virgin Atlantic • Longer duration stays in the USA • Champions Club hospitality at the circuit For further details and to book your place please visit www.traveldestinations.co.uk or call our staff on 0844 873 0203 Rolex 24 at Daytona 25th - 29th January 2018
Bathurst 12 Hours 1st - 5th February 2018 05 The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours takes place on one of Australia’s most recognisable circuits; Mount Panorama. This 4-mile circuit climbs 570 feet up the mountain, then traverses a narrow complex section before returning down again via a long straight. This mixture of hill climbs, technical sections and fast downhills, makes the circuit a difficult challenge for both cars and drivers. We have put together a great offer that will enable race fans to enjoy the Bathurst 12 Hours to the full. We combine 4 nights self-catering accommodation in downtown Bathurst with a 3 day hospitality offer including food, drinks and pit-straight views throughout practice, qualifying and the race.
Prices from £990.00 per person (based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room) What’s Included: • 4 nights stay at the Havannah Apartments in Bathurst, NSW on a self-catering basis • General Enclosure tickets for race weekend • 3 day access to the 12 Hours Club Hospitality (including morning & afternoon tea, buffet lunch and breakfast on the morning of race day) Optional Extras: • Return flights from London to Sydney with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic • Car hire available with pick-up and drop-off at Sydney airport For further details and to book your place please visit www.traveldestinations.co.uk or call our staff on 0844 873 0203 for reservations call: 0844 873 0203
12 Hours of Sebring 14th - 18th March 2018 06 The 12 Hours of Sebring is America’s oldest and most prestigious sports car race. Each year thousands of passionate fans descend on the historic town, amongst the Florida orange groves, for this fantastic endurance race. The relaxed atmosphere around the circuit and intense racing on it makes the Sebring 12 Hours a real fan favourite. There are no big grandstands and reserved seating, instead there are grass banks and bleacher-style seating, providing close-up views of the track. Everyone has access to the paddock enabling you to get closer than normal to the machinery, whilst the entertainment around the track includes live music, a museum and regular fan events.
Prices from £655.00 per person (based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room) What’s Included: • 4 nights self-catering in a studio apartment at Pratt’s Resort, Lake June • 5 days compact car hire, including pick-up and drop-off at Orlando airport • 4 day “Superticket” for the 12 Hours of Sebring Optional Extras: • Return flights from London or Manchester to Orlando, Florida • Ticket upgrades to include pit-box seats and hospitality • Car hire upgrades • Extended stays in the USA For further details and to book your place please visit www.traveldestinations.co.uk or call our staff on 0844 873 0203
07 Nurburgring 24 Hours 10th - 14th May 2018 By competing on the F1 circuit combined with the world famous Nordschleife, the Nurburgring 24 Hours is raced on one of the most formidable circuits in the world. To then invite 200 GT and production cars to participate creates a spectacle not to be missed by any motorsport fan. All spectators have access to the grandstand and paddock areas around the F1 circuit. They can also explore the forests around the Nordschleife to find some exceptional viewing points. Perhaps the most memorable moment of each race happens before the start, when all race fans are allowed to access the grid and get close to their favourite cars and drivers.
For the Nurburgring 24 Hours we have a trackside camping area exclusive to Travel Destinations customers. This provides a very British oasis amongst the thousands of German racing fans. It is within a short walk of the F1 circuit so a perfect location from which to enjoy the Nurburgring 24 Hours. Camping prices from £315.00 per person (based on 2 people in a car sharing a camping plot) What’s Included: • Return short sea Channel crossings for a car and passengers • 4 nights camping in the dedicated camping area for Travel Destinations customers (Thursday – Monday) • General Enclosure race tickets, including grandstand and paddock access • Travel Destinations staff on-site Optional Extras: • Alternative ferry routes from Hull – Zeebrugge or Rotterdam • Longer durations in Europe • Hotel room options available For further details and to book your place please visit www.traveldestinations.co.uk or call our staff on 0844 873 0203 for reservations call: 0844 873 0203
08 Spa Classic 18th - 21st May 2018 Although the Spa Classic is the smaller sister of the Le Mans Classic, it still regularly attracts more than 30,000 spectators. With a diverse selection of racing grids and few restrictions on spectator access, the Spa Classic has to be an event for everyone to consider. So what draws in the crowds for the Spa Classic weekend? Number one is the circuit itself. The Spa-Francorchamps track winds its way up and down through the hills of the Ardennes. Surrounded by forest, it creates a wonderful atmosphere and the many viewing points from around the whole track make for beautiful photography.
The tight, multi-layered paddock keeps all the cars within walking distance so access is great and you are never far from the next piece of beautiful machinery.
The different competing grids at the Spa Classic keep things interesting on the track. Group C endurance racers from the 80’s can often be heard before they are seen, whilst grids of historic touring cars recreate scenes from Spa’s vibrant history. In addition, grids of Le Mans racers from the 60’s and a full grid of Italian sports cars adds a touch of class to the paddock. Travel Destinations customers also benefit from some exclusive additions. As the official agent of the Spa Classic, we can offer all guests an invite to our private hospitality suite overlooking Eau Rouge, for light refreshments throughout the weekend.
For those arriving in Classic and Sports cars, Travel Destinations has its own private car parking area on the top level of the paddocks adjacent to the F1 garages. All cars can become part of the display in this area whilst overlooking the paddocks and with views of the La Source hairpin & the hill at Eau Rouge. As an optional extra, you can also choose to take your classic or sports car for a few laps around the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit for an additional £120.00 per car. For further details and to book your place please visit www.traveldestinations.co.uk or call our staff on 0844 873 0203
09 Spa Classic Accommodation Options We have a number of different travel, tickets and accommodation offers that will help you make the most of your time at the Spa Classic. Spa Classic camping options: We are pleased to be able to offer Travel Destinations customers the opportunity to camp at the Eau Rouge private campsite for the Spa Classic. This campsite is located to the south of the circuit, less than a 5 minutes drive from the circuit. The campsite provides a peaceful setting with fully serviced and heated shower and toilet blocks. An electricity supply is available for those that require it and a small bar/café is located on site.
Camping prices from £249.00 per person (based on 2 people in a car sharing a tent) What’s Included: • Your choice of Channel crossings with either P&O Ferries from Dover, or Eurotunnel from Folkestone • Three nights camping (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the Eau Rouge campsite • General Enclosure entrance tickets, with paddock and grandstand access • Invitation to join Travel Destinations in our hospitality suite during the weekend Spa Classic Hotel options: We have a number of 3 and 4 star hotel options available for the Spa Classic. All hotels are within 30 minutes’ drive of the circuit, most are within a 10 minutes’ drive.
Prices vary between hotel rating and location.
We also have a number of 2 bedroom cottages which are ideal for 4 people travelling together or small groups. All the hotels are listed on our website and our staff are happy to recommend an option to suit you. Hotel prices from £369.00 per person What’s Included: • Your choice of Channel crossings with either P&O Ferries from Dover, or Eurotunnel from Folkestone • Three nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in your choice of hotel on a B&B basis. • General Enclosure entrance tickets, with paddock & grandstand access • Parking for classic and sports cars • Invitation to join Travel Destinations in our hospitality suite during the weekend For further details and to book your place please visit www.traveldestinations.co.uk or call our staff on 0844 873 0203 for reservations call: 0844 873 0203
11 Le Mans 24 Hours 16th - 17th June 2018 It is all change at Le Mans. Audi & Porsche have dominated the podium for more than a decade, but now they have moved aside, it will mean that we are guaranteed a new winner in 2018. There may be private teams competing for the prototype win, but the manufacturers are all present in the GTE field. BMW are returning to Le Mans to compete with Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford, Porsche and Corvette. That battle will be worth the entrance fee alone! Le Mans is the pinnacle of endurance motorsport. It attracts top manufacturers, big name drivers and more than 250,000 spectators every June to the Circuit de la Sarthe.
Le Mans is an endurance race where tactics, efficiency, experience and teamwork are every bit as important as outright speed. Official Agency Travel Destinations is an appointed official agency for the Le Mans 24 Hours. This enables us to provide all our customers with the best and widest choice of available travel, tickets and accommodation options.
Camping is a tradition at Le Mans and staying on-circuit is still the best way to experience everything at Le Mans. There are a number of circuit run campsites located around the track, that provide basic facilities for all race fans. Travel Destinations customers can also choose to camp trackside at our exclusive campsite at Porsche Curves. Our campsite provides superior facilities, 24 hours security, a hospitality marquee and our very own private viewing bank overlooking the track. We can also offer two different options for those wishing to stay at the track, without having to bring your own tent.
Our Event Tents are the only dedicated area for “Glamping” at Le Mans. These large pre-erected bell tents are fully carpeted and come with mattresses, bed-linen and pillows.
For those that aren’t keen on any sort of camping then our Flexotel Village is the perfect answer. This pop-up hotel in the centre of the circuit provides lockable bedrooms. Each room has two beds and comes with all bed-linen. The rooms are located in their own secure paddock just a few minutes’ walk from the start/finish straight and are ideally situated adjacent to the tram stop that gives excellent access to Le Mans town and the railway station. You can choose to add grandstand seats and hospitality options to any of our offers enabling us to tailor make your Le Mans visit to your needs.
Travelling to Le Mans with Travel Destinations ensures that you will be well looked after.
for reservations call: 0844 873 0203