16-19 September 2016
Belgium & Germany
Bentley built its reputation on the track and translated it to the road over 93 years ago. Forged on the exciting and dangerous racing circuits by the original Bentley Boys, you now have the chance to celebrate this magnificent tradition that continues today with Bentley Team M-Sport. An exclusive group of Bentley Boys and Girls will experience a unique trip to celebrate the Blancpain Endurance Series’ season finale in Germany.
The drive promises to be exhilarating and unforgettable. It will take you from the UK to the world-famous Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and on the iconic Nürburgring. The whirlwind four-day trip is will introduce you to Bentley’s unrivalled hospitality, as well as experiencing the unique combination of luxury and performance that only Bentley can deliver – both from behind the wheel and from the side of the track.
En route you will enjoy fine dining and thrilling close-up views of a classic endurance race, rounded off with a behind-the-scenes experience at the iconic and revered Nürburgring circuit.
Explore more details about the Nürburgring Extraordinary Drive here.
Please register your interest or contact your nearest Bentley retailer for more information.
Day 1 - Start your Engines
Your adventure starts at The Pier restaurant, where the Bentley Boys and Girls 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 embark on 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 2 - 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-Francorchamps 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 3 - 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 world-renowned – 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 Bentley* in a pre-race parade lap around of 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, which will be attended by the Bentley Boys fresh from their performance on the track.
Day 4 - 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.
*If you are coming from the UK it is optional whether you wish to take your own Bentley or borrow one of ours. If you are coming from Europe, America, China, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Japan or Korea it will give us great pleasure to lend you one of our Bentleys.
Join the Celebrations
Experiences like this are rare and, as you would expect with the intimate and exclusive nature of the venues you will enjoy en route, places are limited to just a few potential Bentley Boys and Girls. Priced at £6,995 per couple, you can secure your place by registering your interest or emailing email@example.com.