By Lubna Hamdan
The luxury car brand has collaborated with Elegant Resorts travel retailer
Aston Martin has collaborated with travel retailer, Elegant Resorts, to create three bespoke car tours and travel packages in Italy, Scotland, and England.
Taking place in April this year, they will span across five nights and comprise of car tours in Aston Martin’s latest models, stays in high-end hotels and residences, and luxury lifestyle experiences.
The packages are limited to 12 guests to fit the six Aston Martins assigned to the tour.
The Italy package will begin in Venice with a dining experience alongside an Italian designer, author, television personality, and owner of the Bauer Il Palazzo hotel. It will continue with a drive through Verona and a stop at Michelin-starred restaurant La Fontanina for lunch.
Following that, there will be a two-night stay at Grand Hotel A Villa Feltrinelli at Lake Garda followed by a drive through the Dolomite Mountains, Marmolada Glacier, and valleys of Fassa and Fiemme. The drive will include a picnic and will end with a driving experience in Milan, where there will be a private dinner with Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, and an overnight stay in the Palazzo Parigi.
The Scotland package will start with a drive around Glencoe and Glen Affric and a welcome dinner prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Jeff Bland at The Balmoral in Edinburgh. That will follow with a private tour of Inveraray Castle with the Duke and Duchess of Argyll as well as an overnight stay at the venue.
The next two-nights will be spend at the private island, Eilean Shona, with a traditional Scottish dinner. The tour will end with a two-night stay at the private, historic, 10,000-acre Glen Affric Estate. This will entail a tasting of rare whiskies hosted by Peter Prentice, VIP Ambassador for Chivas Regal.
As for the England package, it will begin with a tour of London and welcome dinner prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton, in the Private Dining Room at The London EDITION hotel. This will be followed by a helicopter ride to Blenheim Palacepick followed by an Aston Martin drive through Chiltern Valley and the Cotswolds to Cornwell Manor in Oxfordshire for another Michelin-starred meal.
After Oxfordshire, there will be a drive through Cirencester including a stay at Barnsley House, a hot-air balloon ride, and private dinner in the company of the Fleming family. The tour will end with an overnight stay at Mollory Coutry and a private factory visit and dinner - hosted by Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman - at the brand’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
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