Maybe you’re looking to try out a new model Porsche a little more thoroughly than a spin around the dealer lot. Maybe you just like traveling and driving over-engineered German sports cars. There are a lot of reasons to go on a Porsche tour, and very few not to. That said, there are still some questions to be answered. Most importantly, since you’re touring with a group, how rigid are the plans? Are you free to roam, or stuck in some milquetoast convoy? Really, how can one test the limits of teutonic engineering behind an octogenarian tour guide who thinks 65 is just perfect for the autobahn?
Rest assured, speeds (where unrestricted, legally) are unrestricted, and you’re free to travel as you see fit – though they can’t promise to pay for your gas, lodging, and guidance if you decide to wholly abandon the itinerary.
Except those events that are model-specific, Fast Lane Travel’s Porsche Tours will have you spending the days driving any Porsche of your choice through exotic locales; even 918s and sports cars from other marques can be sourced if you’re very, very polite. Any of the models in their fleet offer the rare opportunity to join the 150 mph club on the autobahn.
Everything from 5-star accommodations to gas and tolls are included. With forty years in the business, you can be sure that Fast Lane Travel has planned for every eventuality. They even include trucks to transport your luggage from day to day – as the official tour agency for the Porsche Club of America, they understand frunk space is limited. Tour pricing is based per vehicle, and not inexpensive, so bring a friend. It won’t be a hard sell.
Here’s a sampling of some of this year’s upcoming tours. They run regularly, so be sure to check the full list before planning your next trip.
84th Running of Le Mans
Sunday, June 12 – Monday, June 20, 2016
Eight days of travel through France with VIP access to the 84th running of Le Mans. If you’re looking to see how you stack up, or you just like going really fast on historic race tracks, tour participants get a lap around the Le Mans circuit with commentary from a former race driver.
Spring Adrenaline Adventure
Tuesday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A five day trip through Bavaria, on the autobahn, and winding through some of the most challenging Alpine passes. An experience focused more on driving than luxury.
Castles And Porsches
Saturday, September 10 – Thursday, September 22, 2016
Visit the Porsche factory in Stuttgart and spend a day in Vienna, with nights spent lodging in castles and palaces. The ten day affair maximizes luxury, but makes no sacrifice to driving opportunities.