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September 07, 2011

Luxury Formula 1 Getaways

By Marnie Hanel | Travel

Vacation of thunder. Photo courtesy of Roadtrips.

Start your engines, sports fans. Travel outfitter Roadtrips is off to the races this fall with its new Formula 1 Privé packages. Hit the Grand Prix in Monza, Italy (September 8-12), Abu Dhabi (November 10-14), Monaco (May 24-28), Montreal (June 8-11) or Austin, Texas (November 15-19). Every package includes four nights of luxury accommodations and exclusive viewing access, and each offers a local spin. In Monaco, for instance, the package might include a round-trip helicopter transfer from Nice to Monte Carlo, an exclusive tour of the Royal Palace, a day at the Cannes Film Festival, dinner at the chef's table at Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo and race viewing from a yacht or the team's paddock. Lest a traveler feel left out of the action, a Ferrari F430 is available for daily rental. Call it a whopper of a birthday gift, a testosterone-fueled getaway or the ultimate Mario Andretti fantasy—we know more than one fan who'd ride shotgun. From $5,950 per person; roadtrips.com.

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