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Tour 1 - FCA “MILLE MIGLIA & VILLA d’ ESTE & EDITION”

MAY 2019 RESERVATION REQUEST May 13th – May 27th

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Car Guy Tour
Email: frank@carguytour.com
Tel: USA + 206-­-310-­-8380

The Tour coincides with the start of famous Mille Miglia in Brescia and the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza Weekend. Often referred to as the “Pebble Beach” of Europe, the Concorso is held each year on the lovely shores of Lake Como.  This Tour runs for 14 days and 14 nights – 3 days longer than normal – and includes all the normal Factories, Design Houses, Museums and Restoration shops.  This Tour is open to Ferrari Club America Members only.

NOTE: Non Members can apply for and receive a complimentary Membership reimbursement by signing up for this Tour. This offer applies to couples or two persons sharing a room. We are offering Singles a different incentive. Please call.

Price
Single:  $10,750
Double:  $14,990 for 2 people sharing a room. ($7,495 each)
Airfare not included.

To reserve your seats, please fill out the form and hit the send button and a proper reservation request form will be sent to you. Or you can email frank@carguytour.com or call him directly and he will send you the proper Reservation Request Form in order to lock in your seats.

There is a $1500 per person deposit required. (Sorry but we cannot accept credit cards)

What are the dates of the 2019 “Mille Miglia Villa d’ Este Edition” ?

Monday May 13th –  Monday May 27th

Check into the Metropolesuisse Hotel in Como on Monday May 13th  Check out of the Metropolesuisse Hotel in Como on Monday May 28th.

I always encourage Tripmates to arrive a couple days early because Como is a great place to decompress from the jet lag and ease into the Italian lifestyle. You can take the fast boat up to Bellagio for lunch and stop off in little villages along the way back.

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FAQ

Does the Tour include airfare?

No. I tried it once but found that most people have air miles built up that they want to use. People also have very special ideas as to traveling before the Tour and after, so it makes better sense to book your own flights.

What city does the Tour start in and what city does it end in?

This Tour officially starts in Como on Monday May 13th  at check in time and ends in Como Monday  morning check out time May 27th. There is a 5:59PM Mandatory Meeting on Monday the 13th the first day of the Tour for a  briefing and to meet everyone.

 

What are the dates of the 2019 car guy tour?

Check into the Hotel Metropolesuisse in Como Monday May 13th– Check out of the Hotel Metropolesuisse in Como Monday May 27th. Tour participants called “Tripmates” should arrive in Como at the Hotel Metropolesuisse no later than Monday May 13th Monday night is included in the price of the Tour.

I always encourage Tripmates to arrive a couple days early because Como is a great place to decompress from the jet lag and ease into the Italian lifestyle. You can take the fast boat up to Bellagio for lunch and stop off in little villages along the way back.  I have a number of rooms reserved at my rate for this on a first come first serve basis so you can be in the same hotel during your stay in Como.   Rates are more or less 170Euros for a double and 140 for a single.  Remember this is high demand weekend so rooms are scarce and expensive.

 

Will my wife or girlfriend enjoy the tour?

YES! Women have traditionally enjoyed the tour as much as the guys, as there are always plenty to do and see. Typically there are 10 to 12 ladies on each tour. We are happy to give you the names of some ladies that have gone on the tour for you to get their perspective.

What should I bring?

Travel light, 1 roller suitcase and one roller carry on bag.  Dress for warm weather. A complete check-list will be sent to you prior to departure. The tour includes a logo jacket, hat and name tag.

What day will we be visiting Maranello and Ferrari?

We usually dedicate one full day to Maranello and to all things Ferrari, including meeting for lunch at the famous Cavallino Ristorante, the Ferrari Galleria museum, Ferrari Shopping Super store, Warm Up and Formula 1 Shopping.  Call me regarding the Ferrari Factory Tour.

What’s included in the Tour?

The price of the tour includes excellent well positioned Deluxe Hotels all positioned in the historic center of each city with “first class” breakfast each day (other meals are extra), Deluxe Bus, tour jacket, hat and name tag, access to museums, factories and special places we visit.

Entry tickets to see the Villa d’ Este Cars at villa Erba  The price includes the Finish Line Dinner and Roast on the last night.

The tour includes the cities of  Como, Milan, Brescia, Torino and Modena. Pending any unforeseen circumstances we visit historic icons Zagato, TouringSuperleggera, Alfa Romeo, Borrani Wire Wheels, Pininfarina Centro Stile, Ferrari Galleria, Maserati SUV or Quattroporte factories, Lamborghini, Pagani, Ristorantes, Pizzerias, Private Collections,  Autogrills.  See the amazing Bacchelli & Villa restoration shop, Ferraris, Ferrari Restorations, Enjoy Lambrusco, Taste the Worlds best Parmesan cheese, Visit the Maserati Collection, Go shopping, enjoy great pasta, meet friendly Italians,  Get totally blown away.

 

Where do I fly into and out of?

Book your flight to fly into and out of Milan (Malpensa Airport).

Malpensa is about a 40 minute town car ride (+ – 100Euro) to the Lake Como Hotel. Or you can take a bus or train which takes longer but cost 50% less.  I can recommend a Town Car Company for those so inclined. Email me for the town car recommendation.

I always take a town car because I am jet lagged out and just want the trip to end.  The Tour ends in Modena.

Take a town car  back to Malpensa after the Tour or I can arrange a bus?

Plan your return flight in the late afternoon of the late morning of May 27th or in the afternoon.

 

If I do not speak Italian, how will I get along?

Most of the Italians we come in contact with speak English. You also learn to communicate with hands and numbers.

Do I need an international driver license?
No.

Who is the tour guide and what is his experience?

Frank Mandarano is the tour guide. Frank founded the Car Guy Tour in 1998 over 20 years ago.  Frank is the founder in 1976 of the Maserati Club International with over 3500 members worldwide/MIE Corp. MIE stocked over 8 million in Maserati spare parts and a shop that restored over 400 Maseratis GT Cars during a 28 year period. He and his wife Janet also founded the Concorso Italiano in 1986. They currently import from Modena some excellent aged Balsamic Vinegar under the MANDARANO brand name.

Frank has been going to Italy and visiting the places on the tour each year for over 40 years. Frank is a true Italian car guy & super enthusiast. Frank has owned and driven literally every Maserati GT car and currently owns a 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spider and a Ferrari Daytona Spyder.

In addition to the cars you’ll find a vintage Triumph Bonneville and a Vespa 300 GranTourismo in his garage.