Start Your Engines Plan
The COVID-19 Pandemic is still at large, however the situation in Europe is improving by the day, so we are therefore in a position to now re-commence taking bookings for the 2020 season.
General Facts - Travelling to / around Europe
From 15th June the plan is that free movement across borders within the Schengen area will be fully restored, which means for example you can make a drive starting Germany, and heading into France. Switzerland is also following the same path, though their border with Italy is expected to be opened towards the end of June.
On the 6th July, the EU and Switzerland will make a collective decision on re-opening borders and flights from countries outside of Schengen, and it is expected that countries that are not currently considered to be "hot spots" will be able to resume flights from this date onwards.
All the above means that we are now able to resume taking bookings for the 2020 season with an arrival date of 15th July 2020 or later.
Start Your Engines Plan
Now we apprecite despite the above, there is still some uncertainty making bookings, especially if you are travelling from outside of Europe. Therefore, our Start Your Engines Plan is intended to take the worry away, allowing you to start planning your trips again with peace of mind, whilst ALSO offering you some added incentives for a limited period. Here is how it works:
- Lock a Trip in without Obligation - choose your preferred package and dates from our website - we check availability and lock in the trip for up to 20 days whilst you confirm any other travel plans - this way you can be sure to get your preferred options on your preferred dates, and have some time to be sure everything else is set, and you are happy to proceed
- Reduced / Refundable Deposit - once ready to proceed, you make a reduced deposit of just 20% (normally 40%). This amount is fully refundable in the event of the trip needs to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions (e.g. flights cancelled)
- 10% Discount - on receipt of your deposit (assuming this is within 20 days of the original confirmation being issued), we apply a 10% discount to the overall cost of the trip, which is deducted from your final balance due
- Airport Limo Transfers - finally, we arrange you a complementary airport limo pick up, to smooth your arrival into your chosen destination
This offer applies for any trips booked before 30th September, arriving either 2020 or 2021
We are absolutely delighted the driving season in Europe will be starting once again very soon, and hope to see as many of your as possible as Europe emerges from this difficult period, we feel stronger and more resilient than ever.
Mark and the Ultimate Drives Team 09.06.2020
NOTE - for tours inside the UK, the UK has currently imposed a 2 week quarantine period on arrival, the above terms still apply. Therefore at this stage we can only offer to sell tours in the UK for non UK residents for the 2021 season.