GlobalCARS, one of Australia’s leading travel companies focused on car rental, car leasing and accommodation services, has joined with Tour De Europe to promote its 2014 program.
Billed as the ‘Ultimate Road Trip’, the 17-night escorted, self-drive tour will cover 10 countries starting in Munich on July 7th this year. It will travel through the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark before returning to Germany and its capital, Berlin.
This will be the second Tour De Europe to be hosted by Mike Brady, a popular presenter on Melbourne radio station 3AW and singer/songwriter of the AFL anthem, ‘Up There Cazaly’.
GlobalCARS director, Andrew Morgan, said some of his clients who were interested to visit Europe by road expressed reservations about travelling on their own.
He said that the success of the inaugural Tour De Europe in 2012 showed that a well-managed and inclusive program added value to the European road experience.
“Clearly, the Tour De Europe has carefully researched its itinerary and created a road map that doesn’t overload drivers or passengers, but still offers fantastic sightseeing opportunities which only a visit to Europe by car can deliver,” Mr Morgan said.
“The tour director, Harry Cadle, is one of Australia’s most experienced road event specialists who ran the Victorian Variety ‘Bash’ for 16 years, making it one of the most popular in Australia. He also designed and ran the Variety International ‘Bash’.”
The Tour De Europe is a small group tour which will again partner with Citroen DriveEurope.
Harry Cadle said that only new, GPS-enabled vehicles which are fully insured by Citroen DriveEurope are used, to ensure luxury, safety and support along the entire route.
“Each GPS is pre-programmed by me for peace of mind for those who want to follow the designated route,” Mr Cadle said.
“River cruising is a great alternative but you are restricted to activities along or close to the riverbank. Bus touring is tiring and there is no flexibility, whereas travelling by road allows you to stop where you want, divert off the main roads when you want, and discover things that organised tours usually don’t allow.”
Mike Brady said one of the great advantages of an escorted self-drive tour is that people can travel in convoy or “do their own thing” before meeting up at the hotel at night. Based on the 2012 experience, more two night stays and 5-star hotels along the route have been added.
The cost for accommodation, car lease, all breakfasts and selected other meals starts from $9,250 per person based on twin share. Vehicle and accommodation upgrades are available. Also included is a tour guide book, clothing and an experienced Tour Director who holds Level 2 First Aid Qualifications.
Vehicles can be returned to Citroen, or tour participants can take advantage of extra free days of car hire if they wish to continue travelling, (applicable if booked before 31st March.)
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