16-19 September ~ £6,995 per couple
In September, 20 Bentley Boys and girls will embark on a unique trip to celebrate the Blancpain Endurance Series season finale in Germany at the iconic Nürburgring. This Extraordinary Drive is a chance to sample some of Bentley’s unrivalled hospitality – not to mention experiencing the performance of these incredible cars, both from behind the wheel and circuit-side.
Day One: start your engines
Your adventure starts at The Pier restaurant, where you will gather for dinner. Recently refurbished, The Pier is a quintessentially British seaside restaurant that overlooks the River Orwell – especially beautiful at sunset. You will embarkon the ferry, where dessert and champagne will be served before retiring to the best suites and cabins available for the overnight crossing to the Hook of Holland.
Day Two: increase the revs
Saturday morning involves a quiet drive to Spa, stopping for a coffee en route. Lunch has been arranged at the famous Hotel de la Source, nestled on the slopes above the La Source corner of the breathtaking Spa-Francorschamps racetrack. While you enjoy lunch, you will also be able to savour the Spa Six Hours historic racing event as it roars past below. Hundreds of historic classic racing cars will battle it out in a challenging endurance race. Later in the afternoon, you’ll continue your journey, turning your Bentley away from Spa towards the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. This impressive hotel overlooks the bay of Cologne and the city, with Cologne Cathedral centre stage. The day will be rounded off with dinner at a traditional Bierkeller.
Day Three: The Grand Finale
The following morning, you’ll want to be up early to enjoy the highlight of the trip. Bentley has arranged VIP hospitality for the final race of the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Nürburgring. This challenging and thrilling circuit is worldrenowned – indeed, many of motorsport’s legends were born here. At the circuit, you will be invited to sit in on a technical briefing with the motorsport team, followed by a close-up look at the cars in the pits and on the grid. You will also have the chance to drive your own Bentley in a pre-race parade lap around the Nürburgring. Even at the sedate speed of the parade, you will get a good idea of the challenges this feared and revered circuit has to offer. Then take your seats for the best views of the action on the circuit and in the pits directly below. The Blancpain Endurance Series race promises a thrilling end to the season. For the drivers, the three-hour race is one of the greatest challenges of the year. And for these new Bentley Boys, it’s a chance to prove themselves on this challenging circuit, so make sure you cheer them on. When the race is over, you’ll head off to a different hotel – Park Hotel Euskirchen. From there, you will attend a formal dinner at Burg Satzvey, a private castle.
Day Four: an exhilarating return
After breakfast, you’ll start the return leg of the journey. On the way to the Hook of Holland, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a long stretch of autobahn, where you can see what your Bentley is capable of when it is given its head. Once on board the ferry, lunch will be served, after which you can retire to your cabin to rest and refresh yourself for your return to Harwich.
For further information, contact Bentley Leicester on 0116 367 8846 or visit our showroom conveniently located just off the A46 towards Leicester and easily accessible from the M1. We are only a short drive from other major cities in the East Midlands,including Nottingham and Derby.