Belgian Grand Prix

Novotel Aachen

Double Bed (1 bed)





  • August 26, 2018 Spa-Francorchamps
  • Accommodations at Hotel Novotel Aachen City
  • August 24 - 27, 2018
  • Track transfers Sat/Sun
  • Race Preview Get Together
  • Breakfast daily
  • Belgian Grand Prix gift package
  • Hospitality desk
  • Optional Friday track transfer
  • Optional airport transfers
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Taxes/Service charges included
  • Belgian Grand Prix itinerary
  • Dining/entertainment guide
  • Prices are per person, double occupancy
  • Book before 25 Oct 2017 for presale ticket prices


Belgian Grand Prix


The 9-mile Spa Francorchamps circuit was built in the Ardennes in 1921 using public roads, it hosted the first Belgian Grand Prix in 1925. Throughout time the mountainous area of the Ardennes is known for its unpredictable weather and rain has played a major part in making the circuit extremely difficult when it rained heavily. In fact it was extremely difficult when it was dry, with dogs and chickens likely to wander onto the track and spectators standing on the edge of the road. As cars got quicker it became a disaster waiting to happen and very unpopular with the drivers.

During the filming of the movie Grand Prix the race was extremely wet, when the race started Phil Hill drove a GT40 camera car behind the field. Such were the conditions causing multiple accidents that Phil completed the first lap in the lead and as soon as he stopped in the pits was surrounded by all the team principles asking where their drivers were. Just a few years` later three drivers lost their lives during the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix race and several others were badly injured. Safety had become a big issue in F1 as drivers had only a 65 percent chance of surviving a season. Jacky Stewart led the push for safety which has saved so many lives. Just think we would have certainly lost Alonso in Australia if Sir Jacky had not pushed so hard for safety over the past 35 years.

By 1972 the Spa Francorchamps was too dangerous to continue, so the Belgian Grand prix was moved to the Zolder track which alternated Nivelles circuit near Brussels. This only lasted a couple of years before the Nivelles was substituted for the Nurbergring in Germany, which was really just as dangerous as Spa. By 1979 the Spa Francorchamps circuit was shortened to 4.3 miles with greatly improved safety, so it became Zolder alternate.. The new Spa Facorchamps circuit became an instant success with the drivers and by 1986 had become the home of the Belgian Grand prix again.

Being in the middle of the Ardennes is its only fault as the closest City is more than a one hour drive and there are no airports nearby. We stay in Aachen in Germany as it is the one of closest City we can get to Spa. It is a delightful medieval city going back to the middle ages when Charlemagne was the emperor, and later the coronation place for German kings. There are many superb restaurants and pubs to enjoy, historic buildings to visit.

Novotel Aachen

The Novotel Aachen City is located in the heart of Aachen`s city center close to many shops and restaurants. Each modern guest room offers air conditioning, in room safe deposit box, mini bar, hairdryer, radio, satellite TV and high speed internet. After an exciting day at the track indulge in dinner at the hotels restaurant, Vitello, serving Mediterranean cuisine or enjoy a drink in the bar.

Extra night price includes breakfast and is only valid for Thursday before and the Monday after the tour. Please contact our office if you wish to book any other nights.

Aachen


Aachen, Germany is situated directly on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands. It is Germany`s most westerly city, with a population of 250,000. More than 50,000 students attend Aachen`s four major colleges and universities.

Uniting tradition with progress Aachen is a great city to visit for anyone looking to be immerged in history and the present. Charlemagne who was crowned Emperor in Rome by the Pope but made Aachen the center of his empire has left his mark throughout the city. The cathedral is the first monument in Germany to be included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list and the gothic City Hall in which 32 German kings celebrated their coronations still form the heart of Aachens

Aachen`s old city center. Charlemagne name is given a prize awarded by Aachen`s citizens to personalities who have rendered outstanding services to European unity: the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. This award has been presented on Ascension Day every year since 1950.

Considered a modern city, open to the world, with political, economic and cultural contacts that reach far beyond Germany`s borders. One example is Europe`s first transnational industrial estate with the name Avantis, which was developed in cooperation with the Dutch town of Heerlen. At EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Aachen was presented as a European model region, as a fine example of successful structural change and a remarkable instance of a region`s departure from mining and conventional industry to become one of Europe`s major high-tech locations.

Friday, August 24:

Upon your arrival into Cologne/Bonn (CGN) or Dusseldorf (DUS) Airport make your way to the Novotel Aachen City, where a three-night stay has been reserved for you. In the evening join us for our race preview get together. Optional airport transfers can be arranged. Please contact our office for more details.

Saturday, August 25:

Early morning transfer to Spa-Francorchamps circuit to watch the day`s event`s including Formula 1 practice and qualifying.

Sunday, August 26:

Early morning transfer to Spa-Francorchamps circuit to watch the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix.

Monday, August 27:

Make your way to Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) for your return flight home or continue your vacation in beautiful Europe.

Travel Times

Dusseldorf and Cologne Airport to Novotel: 1 hr

Novotel to Belgian Grand Prix: 1 hr

Frankfurt Airport to Novotel: 2 hrs

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.

Race Preview Get Together

On Friday evening, join us for a race preview party hosted by a race celebrity. Enjoy drinks and hors d`oeuvres and find out the very latest on the F1 teams, drivers and the inside scoop for the upcoming weekend.

The above events are included in tour price.

Friday Track Transfer $85.00

Morning transfer to Spa-Francorchamps circuit to watch F1 practice. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Please call our office for further details at 800.400.1998 or email us at info@gptours.com.

2018 price.

Airport Transfer $195.00

Airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost. Price is one-way from Dusseldorf (DUS) or Cologne Airport (CGN). If arriving into another airport, please contact our office, 800.400.1998, or info@gptours.com, for pricing and details.

2017 price. 2018 price TBC.

Paddock Club

This season's must-have accessory is a Formula One Paddock Club™ ticket. Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club™ embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

Included in the price of a Formula One Paddock Club™ Ticket are:

  • Access to the circuit and the Formula One Paddock Club
  • Open bar with Champagne
  • Gourmet luncheon with fine wines
  • Pit lane walkabout(s) at specially allotted times
  • Access to Support Race Paddock
  • Official Programme and ear plugs
  • Entertainment
  • Entrance to the Club Suite, the hospitality area designed for individuals and small groups fully-equipped with TV screens, bar and lounge area.
  • Prime viewing facilities from the pit building
  • Reserved grandstand
  • Parking pass available upon request

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exclusive luxury of the Formula One Paddock Club™. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Red Bull Racing Paddock Club

Red Bull Racing Paddock Club Hospitality is available at most Grands Prix where guests can experience Red Bull Hospitality at its very best - in their own fabulous Team Suite.

Situated directly above the Teams' garages, it not only offers the highest standard in sports hospitality but also provides an exceptional viewing platform from one of the best vantage points on the circuits - overlooking the start/finish straight.

The Red Bull Racing Paddock Club experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Team Gift Bag
  • Daily driver appearances
  • Your opportunity to explore the pit lane
  • An exclusive tour inside the Team Garage
  • Access to the Support Race Paddock
  • Complimentary copy of the Official Program
  • Entertainment and in-house DJ
  • VIP Parking

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exciting luxury of the Red Bull Racing Paddock Club. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Ferrari F1 Club®

The Paddock Club™ is situated in a indoor suite topped by a roof garden with views over the entire complex. The luxuriously appointed Ferrari F1 Club® suite offers its guests a wide range of modern, sophisticated facilities.

The Ferrari F1 Club® experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Access to the Ferrari Formula 1® Club for the race weekend
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Gift Bag
  • Driver appearances
  • A private visit to the Ferrari pits
  • Pit Lane walkabout each day at a set time

Ferrari personnel will, of course, be on hand to fulfill guests' requests at any time. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us at reservations@gptours.com or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,695.00
Single Use Supplement: $345.00
Extra Night Per Room: $265.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types


Double Bed (1 bed) max 2 person(s)
Double for Sole Use max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)

Newsletter

Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*Red Bull Racing [+]   $5,745.00
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,335.00
All Weekend 3-Day
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $5,125.00
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $7,500.00
*Red Bull Racing [+]   $6,725.00
*Gold 1 PreSale [+]   $700.00
*Gold 2 PreSale [+]   $620.00
*Gold 3 PreSale [+]   $620.00
*Gold 4 Presale [+]   $545.00
Gold 8 [+]   Sold Out

* indicates ticket is on request
- Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice.
- Additional charges apply if tickets are purchased without accommodations. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales.
- Additional options that are not listed here may be available.
- All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.