See below for our most Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use my cell phone in Europe?
- How can I reduce the effects of jetlag?
- Do I need to book a hotel if I come early?
- What is the weather like in September and October?
- What is the dress code for the tour?
- How much luggage should I bring?
- Can I use my ATM cards in Europe?
- Do the hotels have internet access?
- What kind of car will I be driving?
- Can I drive in Europe with my normal drivers license?
- Do we have to stay in a group or drive behind a tour guide?
- How fast can I drive the car?
- Can I do a European Delivery and join one of the tours ?
- Is the price the same if only one person drives?
- Is there a minimum age to drive?
Why do you need a deposit to secure our position?
The hotels we use in Europe are the finest available and to secure them we must prepay for our rooms in advance and supply them with a definite room count.
Do you accept credit cards for the deposit?
Yes, we are now accepting credit cards to pay the deposit.
Is there any advantage to sending in my deposit early?
Absolutely. Porsche allocation is based on the order in which we received your deposit so it is advisable to register early so you are one of the first to choose your 911.
Is the deposit refundable?
For our luxury driving tours the deposit is refundable up until 120 days prior to departure. For our Monaco luxury cruise / driving tour the deposit is non-refundable.
What if we are unable to make the tour?
All our vendors require full payment in advance and have strict cancellation policies. If cancellation is withing 120 days of the tour no refund is possible. We highly recommend taking out travel insurance with trip cancellation and we can provide you with information about a policy.
Is gas included for the tour?
Yes, gas is included for the planned itinerary.
Is there an extra charge for a single?
Yes. There is a $5,000 single supplement for the Porsche tours. The supplement is to cover the cost of the car for your individual use, whereas a couple splits this cost between them. Also in Europe there is very little price difference between a single room and a double room so we book all double rooms for our guests.
Is the airfare included in the price?
We have people joining us from all over the world so the airfare is not included in the price. Everyone makes their own way, via the airline of their choice, to Frankfurt or Munich where our tours start and finish.
Is alcohol included on the tour?
Yes, fine wines and beer are served at every dinner.
What is included in the price of the tour?
The price of the tour includes unlimited use of the Porsche 911, gas, tolls and full insurance for the planned itinerary. All your luxurious accomodations in the finest hotels in Europe. Gourmet meals including wine and beer. Entry into the spa facilities at each hotel. Visits to various attactions along the planned route. Travel bag with detailed roadbook, Autobahn Adventures polo shirts etc.
Can I use my cell phone in Europe?
Most of the latest cell phones will work in Europe. Please contact your cell phone carrier for details on using your phone overseas. Also prepaid phones are available in Germany for a small fee which is a very convenient option and can be recharged with minutes at any gas station.
How can I reduce the effects of jetlag?
Most of our guests arrive at least one day early for our tours so they are refreshed and ready for the start of the tour.
Do I need to book a hotel if I come early?
We always have a block of rooms reserved in Frankfurt or Munich for anyone who would like to arrive early or stay later.
What is the weather like in September and October?
Over the past 13 years we have found the months of September and October to have the best weather for our driving tours. The average temperature is normally between 65 – 75 F with very little chance of rain however we do recommend that you be prepared with a light jacket.
What is the dress code for the tour?
The dress code for our tours is casual with the occasional formal dinner. When driving around Europe we want you to be as comfortable as possible. We have our own private rooms for dinners so we can dress as we like however it is advisable to bring at least one formal outfit. A suit and tie is not necessary.
How much luggage should I bring?
We will supply you with a packing list prior to the tour to assist you with what to pack. We use a luggage truck to transport your luggage to each hotel so it is waiting in your room when you check in.
Can I use my ATM cards in Europe?
Yes, this is the best way to get cash. ATM machines are available everywhere we go. Check with your bank to see if your cards are accepted in Europe.
Do the hotels have internet access?
All our hotels are the finest available in Europe and have WIFI available.
What kind of car will I be driving?
For our Porsche tours we use the latest model 911 Carrera’s. You have a choice of Coupe or Cabriolet with a PDK transmission. You have exclusive use of the cars for the entire planned itinerary. Each of our tours include gas, full insurance, tolls and additional kilometres above what is planned to allow you do do some extra sightseeing if you choose.
Can I drive in Europe with my normal drivers license?
In Germany it is possible to drive with your normal drivers license but Austria, Switzerland and Italy require an International Drivers Permit. These are available at any AAA office for a small fee.
Do we have to stay in a group or drive behind a tour guide?
On our Porsche tours you do not have to stay together as a group but you can if you want to. All the 911’s have the latest on-board touch screen navigation systems which is pre-programmed with the route to guide you to the next destination. Our tours are designed to be flexible and unrestricted. In between hotels we give you the opportunity to see the things that you want to see. The main times we are together as a group is when we have a prearranged tour of the Porsche factory, museum or when we have dinner together in the evenings.
How fast can I drive the car?
Some of our driving is in Germany on the world famous Autobahn which has unrestricted sections that allow you to drive your Porsche 911 at very high speeds. Depending on traffic conditions the average speed is approx 130 – 150 kph with the occasional run up to 250 kph. However in Switzerland, Austria and Italy the speed limit is 120 kph which is strictly enforced.
Can I do a European Delivery and join one of the tours ?
Of course. We have had many people who have taken delivery of their new Porsche in Stuttgart and joined us for one of our Luxury European Driving Tours. Please contact us for more information
Is the price the same if only one person drives?
The price of the tour is based on two people sharing one car. It does not matter if one or both people drive.
Is there a minimum age to drive?
Yes. You must be at least 25 years old to drive.