Curves, Castles, Cars and Cruising, the Eurotour is coming to Germany!
The annual gathering of Gay Classic Car Clubs will take place in Germany in 2020, with participants coming from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
We will take you to the World Cultural Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley, with its castles and fortresses, vineyards and wineries. Our route takes in stunning drives along the Rhine and into the narrow valleys of the Rhine Gorge.
As a special highlight, we have booked the Nürburgring, and unless Porsche, Mercedes, Continental or the DTM get ahead of us, we will drive a few laps in the tyre tracks of Niki Lauda, James Hunt and all the other great Formula 1 drivers.
Save the date: Whitsun (Pentecost) 2020
Friday, 29.05.2020 to Monday, 01.06.2020
The Location: Our Hotel is the Vier Jahreszeiten, located on the bank of the Rhine, around 25 miles south of Bonn, overlooking the vineyards in the pretty little town of Bad Breisig
Arrival and check-in from 3pm. Dinner 6pm to 8pm followed by a Rhine River Cruise. Our ship departs directly from the hotel
After breakfast we drive to the Nürburgring, where we will first take part in a Backstage Tour, taking in the pits and the VIP viewing area. After that, anyone who would like to drive a few rounds of the Nordschleife is free to do so.
After lunch at the racetrack we will enjoy the gently hilly countrside of the Eifel with its narrow and winding country roads, taking us back to the Hotel in time for a Wine Tasting in the evening. We will have dinner on the terrace of the Hotel, overlooking the Rhine. After dinner it’s time to strut your funky stuff in the Hotel’s 80s time-warp disco „Sunrise“
After breakfast we head south along the Rhine to Lahnstein and follow the valley of the River Lahn to Bad Ems. This elegant little spa town was a retreat for Kaisers, Kings and Czars, and in 1870 was the scene of the Emser Depesche.
Our location for lunch is the Marksburg, a spectacular twelfth century castle standing on a rocky outcrop high over the river with commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
After lunch there is the option of an extra tour to the Loreley where, in the mythology of the Rhineland, a seductive nymph once beguiled sailors as they navigated their boats around tight bends in the river. The view from the Loreley is well worth the short drive from the Marksburg.
From the Loreley we head north along the river, with a short stop in Hammerstein for a glass of Sekt and to collect the wines ordered at the previous evening’s wine tasting.
On Sunday evening, we will clear the decks in preparation for the traditional End-of-Eurotour fancy dress party. This year we are calling on all Commodores, Captains, ships‘ mates and deck hands to show us their finest rigouts. The motto is Ahoy Sailor!
After breakfast at the hotel we say goodbye and start the journey home.
What does it all cost?
Three nights in the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Bad Breisig, including breakfast and dinner (on the Rhine Terrace if the weather is good), lunch buffet at the Nürburgring and at the Marksburg castle, an evening cruise on a boat on the Rhine, Backstage Tour of the Nürburgring, Wine-Tasting at the Hotel, free parking at the Hotel, free use of the Hotel pool and sauna and loads of fun and fascinating encounters cost
Per Person in a Double room € 234 (Hotel) + € 150 per Person (other activities)
Per Person in a Single room € 254 (Hotel) + € 150 per Person (other activities)
Not included in the costs are the laps of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which can only be confirmed at the end of 2019, if other, larger clients such as Daimler or Porsche do not book the Nordschleife for vehicle testing. The cost for one lap of the Nordschleife is € 30, payable at the racetrack on the day.
To express your interest in taking part in the Eurotour 2020 in Germany, please send an e-mail before 30.10.2019 to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include in your e-mail:
Name of the driver
Number of passengers and their names
Number of Double/Single/Three bed rooms (with garden or balcony) required
Make, Model and Year of your Classic Car
How many laps of the Nürburgring Nordschleife would you like to complete, if so?
Please inform us of any food allergies or other dietary requirements you may have
In late October / early November we will send an e-mail to everyone who has expressed an interest in taking part. This e-mail will include the date and time, from which booking will be possible and a codeword to be used when making the reservation. Your room reservation at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is a pre-condition for participating in the Eurotour.
Once your reservation has been confirmed by the Hotel, contact us at email@example.com in order to confirm your place on the Eurotour.
We look forward to seeing you in 2020 for a truly fantastic Eurotour!