An entrant heads through one of Brescia's beautiful squares at the start of the Mille Miglia.
722 Tours - The Mille Miglia
15th-21st May 2018 (TBC)
PROVISIONAL DETAILS - enquire now for 2018!
The 'Mille Miglia' is one of the greatest classic car 'race' events in the world. Since it's reintroduction back in 1977 it has been a four day regularity race around Italy, starting and finishing in Brescia, taking in Rome and other historical Italian cities.
'722' refers to the start time allocated to the great Stirling Moss, paired with 'navigator' Dennis Jenkinson, in the 1955 event. Moss and 'Jenks', driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, went on to set the fastest time on the event. Their time of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds was never beaten - the event lasted only 2 more years before it was stopped as an all out race.
The dates for the next edition (the 91st anniversary of the first Mille Miglia) are expected to be confirmed as 17th to 20th May 2018.
*** OUR 2017 event sold out in about 2 weeks - so if you are interested please contact us as soon as possible. Space is limited to a just 30 guests ***
Ferrari heading for the 'sealing ceremony' prior to the Mille Miglia start.
Mercedes Benz 300SLR before the start, at the Fiera in Brescia.
722 tour experience - the Mille Miglia
Join us from May 15th - 21st 2018 (tbc) magical 6-night hosted tour of the most famous historic road race in the world. Get up close to the cars and drivers as they depart Brescia on their 4-day Italian motoring adventure. Providing the perfect vantage points from which to take in the sights and sounds of the event, you and your guests will enjoy a superb escorted VIP tour, relaxation and hospitality in the most exclusive of surroundings.
We have lined up a great collection of hotels, authentic Italian restaurants (hand picked by our own Italian event organiser) and guided tours of both the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and the Maserati Museum in Bologna. On Friday you will get the chance to fulfil that childhood dream of driving a Ferrari through the streets of Maranello, with our inclusive 'Test Drive' opportunity!*. For those less excited by the classic car experience there will be great opportunities to spend a day shopping or sightseeing in Bologna or Brescia.
* Ferrari test drive experience subject to licence and insurance criteria
Below is a brief explanation of our itinerary for the 2018 Mille Miglia. If you would like any additional details please either call us on 01273 256496 or complete the enquiry form on this page and we'll get in touch with you.
Day One - Tuesday
Check in to our fantastic boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Iseo on Tuesday lunchtime and then join our private motor yacht for a an early evening cruise to a drinks reception and welcome dinner at our favourite lakeside restaurant.
Day two - Wednesday
After a superb breakfast and a morning at your leisure we'll transfer you to Brescia town centre after lunch for the 'sealing ceremony' where you'll have time to relax, grab a cappuccino and catch your first glimpse of the classic cars heading through the town centre.
Take in the sights and sounds of Brescia and wander amongst the cars as they park up after the official ceremonies that bring to a close the ‘Scrutineering’ that happens in the central square. As the cars start to return to their pre-race overnight parking we'll get together for an evening at a traditional Italian restaurant in Brescia.
Day Three - Thursday
After breakfast, we set off to Fiera near the race start to soak up the atmosphere of the pre-race build up in the collecting area. As start time approaches we will take up position in Brescia town centre to see the cars pass by on leg one of their adventure. We have secured a prime viewing location and will enjoy a mid-afternoon lunch just a few metres away from the route as the 400+ classic cars pass by. In the early evening we depart to our next overnight stop in Modena. Dinner tonight is likely to be a light affair after our substantial, late, lunch.
Day Four - Friday
As the Mille Miglia cars head south we visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello - a place of pilgrimage for many with oil running through their veins. Then comes one of the highlights of your trip, the chance to drive a Ferrari on the roads around the factory* followed by lunch in the legendary Cavallino restaurant. By way of contrast, the afternoon will see us visiting Lamborghini for a museum and factory Tour on our way back to the hotel. Dinner tonight will be another spectacular affair (did we mention, no diets?)
*Ferrari driving experience subject to license restrictions and insurance excess
Day Five - Saturday
As the race winds it's way back north you'll have the choice of a leisurely day of shopping/sight seeing in historical Modena. Or, for the petrol-heads, we'll take in the Ducati and private Maserati Museums. Later we'll catch the cars passing through the old city whilst enjoying a pre-dinner drink. **Subject to route changes for 2018
Day Six - Sunday
We check out early and head for the historic centre of Brescia to catch the final leg of the race passing through the pedestrian area en-route to the finish. After a relaxing afternoon we'll transfer to our final hotel and get together one last time for a drinks reception and our farewell dinner.
Day Seven - Monday
After breakfast, we’ll wave guests on their way to their airport of their choice.
- 6 x Nights 4* hotel accommodation in Brescia and Modena, including breakfast
- Welcome drinks reception on Tuesday evening
- Daily transfers in our luxury Coach
- Plentiful opportunities to catch the cars in action en-route
- Test drive a Ferrari in Maranello*
- Entry and tour of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello & the Lamborghini Factory Tour in Sant'Agata
- Modena shopping and sightseeing excursion OR Ducati & Maserati Museum tours
- Group dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening including about a 1/2 bottle of wine per person
The price, per person, is £2395 based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Single supplement, £600
Additional room nights at Lake Iseo hotel (before or after the tour) @ £199 for mountain view, £249 for a lake view, based on bed & breakfast, for up to two people sharing
Whilst we don't include flights, here's some advice on where to fly to for our Mille Miglia 6 night tour.
The closest airport to the start and end of our package is Orio al Serio, also known as Bergamo Airport or Milan Bergamo (code BGY). Ryanair operate flights from Stansted to Bergamo. Tranfers are around an hour.
Also consider Verona which is served by BA and EasyJet amongst other airlines. Again transfers are about an hour.
Next up is Milan Linate, which tends to be the more expensive option due to its close proximity to Milan itself. BA fly to Linate from London Heathrow. Transfers available at additional cost - and take around 1hr40.
Alternatively Milan Malpensa offers flights from Gatwick and Luton with EasyJet. Transfers available at additional cost - and take around 1hr40.
Flights are available from as little as £45 per person, each way, according to Opodo.
Notes about Mille Miglia
The final route of the 2018 Mille Miglia has not yet been released. Until we receive the full routing we will not be finally confirming our hotels - although we have have our start and finish on hold and a shortlist for the intermediate hotel. Nor will our viewing locations be confirmed until we have final sight of the outline route.
Our accommodation for each night has now been largely finalised but we're keeping details under wraps until we have confirmation of the final route. What you can be sure of is that it is a selection of fine hotels - our first couple of nights (and the last one) are in a stunning lakeside property with excellent food so please leave your diets at home!
If you wish to drive, we can arrange parking for your car during our tour.
We will be 'on site' throughout the event to ensure your needs are catered for throughout.
All of our clients will be looked after throughout with transfers by luxury vehicle once on the tour.
For airport transfers - we can arrange to meet your flight into Bergamo or Verona airports, included in the package price.
If you're flying into one of Milan's airports then let us know - but transfers to/from Milan will attract an additional fee of £100 per couple, per journey.
Hotel RivaLago, our base for the first couple of days of our '722 tour'.
Standard rooms are good, but our guests are normally treated to upgraded rooms including lake views.
Looking across Lake Iseo from the hotel terrace.
Brescia is a picturesque city, especially when viewed from the castle.
Our event includes a visit to the Ferrari Museum at Maranello.
We also pay a visit to Sant'Agata for the Lamborghini museum & factory tour.