The 3-Series Register presents the 2020 club tour 'Autofahrt Munich' 5-12th June 2020. Open to all BMWCCGB members in any BMW.
View the trip itinery video here.
Friday 5th June (day 1)
The tour starts from either Hull, Newcastle or Harwich, arriving in Rotterdam, Amsterdam or Hook of Holland respectively the following morning after taking an overnight ferry.
Saturday 6th June (Day 2)
Classic Park, Koppenhoefstraat, The Netherlands – everyone meets here by 12am (around 60-80 miles from all of the Dutch ports to here). Entrance and light lunch at Classic Park. 10:30-1230 - time to explore the Museum cars on show and for sale. 12:30 - a reserved area of the bar for everyone to meet up and enjoy a Dutch soup/light lunch included in the tour cost before departing. The lunch is will also serve as a meet and greet and 1st briefing.
Taking it easy, with a good mix of motorway and Scenic Rhine driving, we will get to the hotel around 18:00.
The hotel is right in town, with good parking. The hotel this evening is B&B only, everyone can go out and explore the town and riverfront this evening.
Classic Park to Rüdesheim am Rhein is 330km/ 4 ¼ hours driving (without stops), looking at around 230-250 miles dependent on route taken.
Sunday 7th June (Day 3)
After breakfast, we will head straight onto the road, scenic journey along the Rhine to Heidelberg, then jumping on the main road across to Rothenberg, before taking a very leisurely afternoon stopping in the towns along the ‘Romantic Road’ –the road itself isn’t special, it’s the towns and so you need time to stop and appreciate the towns.
Leaving at 9/10am after breakfast, we will be able to see a lot of the towns and make it to just outside Ulm and the hotel around 6pm/7pm for an evening meal, safe parking and bed for the night in time for dinner. Dinner is included for everyone at the hotel tonight, along with the 2nd briefing (Munich & Sinsheim plans over the next three days). 260 miles today, approx. 5 hours driving without stops.
Monday 8th June (Day 4) and Tuesday 9th June (day 5)
Ulm to Munich is 100 miles direct driving, no Scenic stops this morning just 1.5-2 hours drive (mostly down the A8, which is wide, straight, mostly with no speed limits) getting to Munich.
Monday afternoon and Tuesday to be planned with BMW club contacts (The facilities can be reserved at the earliest 3 month in advance and 3 weeks in advance we can do the final booking. Although we do not anticipate any issues some of these elements may not be available so it is imperative members are aware of this. Of course if certain elements aren’t available the total booking cost will be updated to reflect a discounted amount). Guided tours of the following with the maximum number of participants for all tours restricted to 20 people:
- BMW Museum (ca. 60 min.)
- BMW Welt (ca. 60 min)
- BMW Factory Munich (ca. 120 min.)
- BMW Group Classic (ca. 60 min.)
- BMW Group Dismantling Centre (ca. 90 min.)
Monday and Tuesday evenings are free time, we recommend visiting Munich city centre.
We will be staying for 2 nights at the hotel on B&B basis only. The Hotel is only 10 minutes’ walk to the nearest S Bahn station, which is then 15 minutes on one S Bahn train into Munich central station. It is also only 15 minutes’ drive to BMW Factory by car, or 30 minutes by public transport.
Wednesday 10th June (day 6)
Depart Munich Hotel. 3 ½ hour/200 mile ‘blast’ to Sinsheim for lunchtime. Afternoon in Sinsheim Technik Museum – Includes general entry tickets and a display area for all 10-15 cars as a good photo opportunity. Lunch at museum café (not included in tour cost).
25 miles down the road is the hotel. Set on a man-made lake, hopefully if the weather is nice we can arrange a meal on the hotel terrace, if not a meal in the hotel. Also the 3rd briefing (Nurburg advice). 220-230 miles today in total.
Thursday 11th June (day 7)
It is conveniently 150 miles north to the Nürburgring. If open, those who want to can pay (at their own expense and risk) for a public session on the Nordschleife. The Nürburgring timetable will not be released until Feb/March 2020 so it is not guaranteed you will have a chance to drive the track yourselves. Those who don’t want to go on track, and/or if the track is shut, it is still worth seeing the museum, seeing whatever racing event might or might not be taking place at that time. Also climbing the Nürburg itself for some fabulous views from the top. In the evening grabbing a hot plate steak in the Schmitz family restaurant (the Hotel Am Tiergarten, Nürburg) followed by an overnight stop here for the night.
Friday 12th June (day 8)
Only 240 miles to the Dutch ports and overnight ferries home.
Saturday 13th June (day 9)
£1149.00 per person in a car and bedroom (based on 2 persons sharing in a car/bedroom throughout the tour – so £2298.00 per couple)
£1498.00 per person in a car and bedroom on their own throughout (£800 reduction from the total ‘2 person’ price)
These prices are based on including ALL of the below:-
- 9 day/8 night tour from Friday 5th – Saturday 13th June 2020
- Return overnight crossing from UK to Holland*
- 1 night cabin accommodation on board the ferry in a 4 inside berth cabin, each way (2 nights in total)
- 6 night at hotels
- Breakfast included each morning at the hotels
- 3 dinners included
- Entry and reserved parking area at Technik Museum in Sinsheim
- Entrance and light lunch at Classic Park on Saturday 6th June
- Private group guided tours of BMW Museum (ca. 60 min.), BMW Welt (ca. 60 min), BMW Factory Munich (ca. 120 min.), BMW Group Classic (ca. 60 min.), BMW Group Dismantling Centre (ca. 90 min.).
- 1 route guide per car, which will feature details and maps on attractions and places of interest
- 1 rally plaque per car
- 24 hour out of hours helpline whilst on the tour
- Full financial protection via ABTOT – SCT are ABTOT registered number 5405 – see https://www.abtot.com/
- All administration taken care of – SCT will handle all of the bookings, collecting money, supplier payments, queries from members etc.
- Ease of booking for members - they book everything with SCT rather than having to worry about booking many different elements themselves with various suppliers
*The above prices are based on Stena Line’s Harwich to Hook of Holland or P&O’s Hull to Rotterdam, an approx. £100 supplement will apply for DFDS’s Newcastle to Amsterdam sailing.
Members may skip the stop at Nürburgring, however it is a long 450 mile motorway trek to Calais for those returning from Sinsheim. Rotterdam and other Dutch ports are approx 350 miles. Members can either have a long drive, or make their own arrangements for a stop over along the way.
It is only 280 miles from Nürburgring to Calais, so southerly based members can choose this as an alternative route home.