German Grand Prix

Crowne Plaza Heidelberg

Double Bed (1 bed)





  • Accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Heidelberg
  • July 20-23, 2018
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sat/Sun track transfers
  • GPT tour gift package
  • Hospitality desk
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Taxes/Service included
  • Tour and race itinerary
  • Dining/entertainment guide
  • Optional Friday Track transfer
  • Rates subject to change


German Grand Prix


The original circuit at Hockenheimring was built in 1932 using roads in the forest for motor cycle racing. By 1936 the track was expanded so the Auto Union and Mercedes Benz could use the track for their all dominant Silver Arrows. It was not until 1970 that the Hockenheimring was used for Formula 1, after the drivers boycotted the old Nurburgring because of the dangers of using the 14 mile circuit. The old Nurburgring was upgraded but the circuit, known to drivers as the "Green Hell", lasted only another six years, until it was decided it was still too dangerous.

In 1968 the two long straights surrounded by trees at Hockenheimring cost the life of Jim Clark and chicanes were placed to reduce speeds. In 1995 the German Grand Prix was joined by a second race in Germany at the new Nurburgring usually called European Grand Prix. By 2007 the race alternated annually. During this time Hockenheimring spectators only saw 45 lap races due to the tracks length and the long straights caused a 50% attrition rate for the race cars. Out came the jack hammers and by 2002 the shorter Hockenheimring became a much more interesting track.

After the Schumacher era Hockenhiem, like the new Nurburgring circuit had difficulty financing races, and at present only the Hockenheimring is used for F1.

Crowne Plaza Heidelberg

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Heidelberg, centrally located, is the ideal starting point for your visit in Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar region. The world famous sights of the city can be conveniently reached by foot. Each refurbished guestroom has cable/satellite TV, a stereo, coffee maker, mini bar, hairdryer, bathroom, airconditioning and an iron/ironing board. Wired and wireless internet is available in each room at an additional cost. Or visit the business center free of charge. For dining you have the choice between the restaurant "Westcoast" and the beer and wine bar "Gaudeamus".

Heidelberg


The main shopping street is the traffic-free Hauptstrasse, one of Europe`s prettiest pedestrian precincts. Lined with bistros, cafés and restaurants, it is Heidelberg`s top shopping area. Stretching more than a kilometer, all the major international names, brands and styles are represented here. Heidelberg is also known for its markets, including the one held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Marktplatz and another held Tuesday and Friday mornings at Friedrich-Ebert-Platz. One Saturday a month, based on a flexible schedule that corresponds to the events being presented in the city`s convention center, a giant Flohmarkt (flea market) sprawls along the Kirchheimer Weg, on the city`s southwestern edge, beginning at the Messeplatz.

The side streets in the old town such as Untere Strasse or in the area around Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Ghost) offer an eclectic mix of old and new: antiques and avant-garde fashion, Art Nouveau jewellery and old porcelain, the conventional and the quirky for him and for her. A city of this size has lots of stores from which to choose. Gätschenberger, is known for its array of fine linens and embroideries for bed, bathroom, and table.

Friday, July 20:

Upon your arrival into Stuttgart Airport (STR) or Frankfurt Airport (FRA) make your way to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg where a three-night stay, including breakfast daily, has been reserved for you. Spend the evening exploring Heidelberg.

Saturday, July 21:

Early morning transfer to Hockenheimring for Formula One practice and qualifying. In the evening join us for a race preview get-together. Enjoy drinks and hors d`oeuvres and find out the very latest on the upcoming weekend.

Sunday, July 22:

Transfer to Hockenheimring for the 2018 German Grand Prix.

Monday, July 23:

After breakfast make your way to Stuttgart Airport (STR) or Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for your return flight home or continue your vacation.

Travel Times

Frankfurt airport to Hotel: 1 hr

Stuttgart airport to Hotel: 1 hr 30 min

Hotel to track: 35 min

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions

Race Preview Get-Together

On Saturday evening, join us for a race preview get-together. Enjoy drinks and hors d`oeuvres and find out the very latest on the upcoming weekend.

The above events are included in tour price.

Friday Track Transfer $75.00

Morning transfer to the 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.
2017 price - 2018 price TBA

Airport Transfers
Private airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost. Please call our office for further details at 800.400.1998 or email us at info@gptours.com.

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: $2,685.00
Single Use Supplement: $995.00

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
*Premium SudTribune [+]   $2,575.00
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,300.00
*Red Bull Racing [+]   $5,700.00
All Weekend 3-Day
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $7,600.00
*Sudtribune Oberrang [+]   $725.00
*Haupttribune [+]   $565.00
*Sud C Uncovered [+]   $495.00

* 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.