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However, there are several organizations that cater to travelers looking to rack up some kilometers exploring European countries. Among them is Autobahn Adventures, which is currently booking all-inclusive driving tours for September.
The first kicks off September 4 and runs for 11 days and 10 nights. Participants will get to drive the latest Porsche 911 Carrera S through Germany, including visits to the Porsche museum in Stuttgart and the Panamera production line in Leipzig.
A second 13-day, 12-night Porsche tour begins September 16 and covers Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. Car-fan highlights include the Porsche museum, a tour of the 911 production line, and visits to the Ferrari and Lamborghini museums.
Autobahn Adventures will also host a 10-day, 9-night tour featuring the latest Audi R8 V10 Spyder beginning September 29, offering the opportunity to pilot Iron Man's car through Germany, Austria, and Italy.
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Prices are set at $9,495 for the Audi R8 trip, $9,995 for the 11-day Porsche trip, and $10,995 for the 13-day Porsche trip. The rates are based on two people sharing one car, and are all-inclusive. Participants need only show up at Frankfurt airport.
The price covers the car, fuel, insurance, hotels, gourmet meals, and activities such as the factory tours. The only extra costs are airfare, hotel extras, and any excess mileage accumulated on the cars during the trip.
So while many European driving trips require renting a car or shipping one abroad, Autobahn Adventures simply requires travelers to show up. For more information, head over to Autobahn Adventures website.