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2015 WRC RALLY PORTUGAL

 2015 WRC RALLY PORTUGAL

May 22nd to May 24th, Algarve, Portugal

rally info.

Rally Travel - 2015 WRC RALLY PORTUGAL
"We had a fabulous time at the 2007 Rally Portugal. The trip was extremely well organised and all ..." Sharon McCormack describes their experience of this rally. Click here to read feedback on our services


Rally Portugal returns to the North of the country for 2015, taking the rally back to it's traditional fanbase and some incredible stages such as Fafe - scene of the pre-rally WRC Rallysprint these past years and famous for it's spectacular jumps. 

Fafe has seen some incredible crowds when running as a 'warm up' event to the WRC rally, easily the largest single crowd on any rally stage, and with the 'new' stages being run in the modern WRC for the 1st time it will be more important than ever to travel with us, and take advantage of our detailed event reconnaissance & close working partnership with the Rally Organisers!

Our Escorted Tour stays in the beautiful city of Porto and includes visits to the Shakedown Stage, Ceremonial Start, Service Area, Rally Stages and the awesome Fafe PowerStage!

We've made sure we're staying close to the centre of historic Porto so Guests can take a walk into this delightful city on an evening and soak up the unique atmosphere both on and off the stages in Portugal.

Please select the 'Escorted Tour' button below for more information and to book your WRC trip.


Self Drive Tours

No Self Drive Tours yet.

Escorted Tours

Escorted Tour Inclusions - PRTGOLD

- Return transfer from Porto (OPO) airport.
- Transfers to the Rally Stages & Service Area by minibus
- 5 nights at the 3 star Quality Inn Hotel (Porto city centre)
- Breakfast 
- Spectator Pass
- Souvenir Programme
- Rally Info Pack (Stage summaries, viewing tips, history etc)*
- Spectator Presentation by our experienced Tour Manager
- Rally Travel Guide on-hand to assist throughout the tour
- News & Results service keeping you up to date with the rally

*one per booking.
Rally Travel - PRTGOLD
PRTGOLD - 5 night Escorted Tour from £599pp!

(Wednesday 20th May - Monday 25th May 2015)

Our Rally Portugal Escorted Tour is a great way of experiencing the rally whilst ensuring that you get to the very best of the spectacular high-speed action over the challenging gravel stages. 

Our experienced team will have meticulously planned the tour itinerary beforehand after visiting the stages and hand-picking a selection of the best viewing areas available in conjunction with the Rally Organisers. 

We begin with the Shakedown Stage & Ceremonial Start on Thursday, and then usually visit between 2 stages per day on the main rally days (Friday-Sunday) including the PowerStage at the Legendary Fafe Jump!

Please click on the Red Button or call our Reservations Team on 01765 640055 to book your package. 
click here to book online
Rally Travel - 5 night Escorted Tour from £599pp!

Prices per person

Group Size 4 3 2 1
5nt Escorted Tour £659.00 £599.00 £659.00 £759.00

prices (flights not included)

Tour Price per person (Flights not included)

No of persons in group
Tour
Nights
Hire Car
6
5
4
3
2
1
Extra Night
PRT003
3
3dr Clio
£POA
£POA
£139
£155
£189
£388
£
PRT004
4
3dr Clio
£POA
£POA
£159
£179
£235
£479
£
PRT005
5
3dr Clio
£POA
£POA
£169
£195
£255
£519
£
PRT006
6
3dr Clio
£POA
£POA
£179
£215
£275
£559
£
PRT007
7
3dr Clio
£POA
£POA
£199
£235
£305
£619
£
PRT GOLD
5
N/A Escorted Tour
£599
£599
£599
£599
£599
£714
£38-62
 

3 person Escorted Tour prices (PRTGOLD) based on the 3rd person using a sofa bed in the living area of the 'suite'.

Minimum Driver Age: 19 (23 for some larger vehicles)

Driver must have held full driving licence for minimum 1 year and hold a valid credit card.

Car Hire Upgrade: £84 per vehicle for Volkswagon Golf sized car.
Other car upgrades available on request.

There is currently a 22E local tax payable for each hire car at Faro airport upon collection.

Tickets to the Super-Special stage not included in Self-Drive packages. 2010 Ticket prices TBA shortly...

rally info pack

Rally Travel -

Those customers booking a self-drive package with us to Rally Portugal will receive one of our much sought after Rally Information Packs which will contain the following:

- Review of the WRC season to date
- List of previous event winners
- 2 page history of the rally and past events
- Full Entry List
- Detailed Rally Itinerary
- General Information about the country, resort, hotel, and excursions
- Information on Driving abroad
- General Information about the rally service area, Parc-Ferme, Rules & Regs etc.
- GPS SatNav Co-ordinates of ALL the Spectator Areas
-
Spectating Information on ALL of the viewing areas on the stages.
- Colour A3 Overview map showing all the rally stages (as used by the WRC teams)

- Accommodation Voucher
- Detailed directions from the airport to your accommodation
- 10% On-event Merchandising Discount Card (
www.rallyemerchandise.com)
- Souvenir Copy of the official Rally Programme (one per hire car)

Please don't confuse our Info Packs with others available - we are the only company to send staff out to drive over the actual rally stages in the weeks prior to the rally to make detailed notes and directions for you.

Please see below an excerpt from our 2007 Info Pack which demonstrates the detail we include:

SS2 & 5 Tavira 1 & 2 19.92km

Spectator Area ZE2 - Recommended

Directions from Vilamoura

At the ‘McDonalds’ junction highlighted on the enclosed Vilamoura street-map, turn right at the junction signed to ‘Lusart & Centro Medico’ & ‘Quarteira’ onto the ‘Rua de Sol’.

RESET TRIP at this turning & check that ‘Chicos’ restaurant is on your left after 0.1km…

0.5km Turn Right at T-junction signed ‘Loule’ & ‘Quarteira’

0.7km (Stadium on right)

0.8km Into left-hand lane & straight-on a traffic lights to ‘Qutros Destinos’

2.0km Straight-on at roundabout

2.3km Left at roundabout / 3rd Exit signed ‘Faro Airport’ & ‘A22’ (BP garage)

3.8km Straight-on at roundabout to ‘N396’ & ‘Loule’

6.5km Straight-on at traffic lights (across the N125) to ‘N396 Loule / A2 Lisboa'

7.3km (Over railway bridge)

8.8km Turn Right for ‘N396 Loule / A22’

9.2km Get into right-hand lane for ‘Lisboa / Faro / A22’

9.5km Turn off right for ‘Faro/Espanha’ & join M’way (A22) – RESET TRIP to ZERO

4.9km Ignore the turn off at Junction 13 to ‘N125 Faro Airport + Estadio (Stadium)’

12.0km Ignore the turn off at Junction 14 to ‘N2 / Faro’

23.9km Ignore the turn off at Junction 15 to ‘N125 / Olhao’ & keep following ‘Espanha / A22 Tavira’.

34.8km Turn Off at Junction 16 for ‘N270 Tavira’

35.3km Straight-on at roundabout (3rd exit) to ‘N270 Tavira’

39.0km Turn Left at roundabout (3rd exit) to ‘N125 VRS to Antonio’

40.0km Straight-on over river

40.4km Immediate after bridge Turn Left to ‘Tavira / Cachopo’

40.6km Turn Right at T-junction to ‘Cachopo’

43.4km Keep left to ‘Cachopo’

44.1km Under Motorway bridge

60.0km Keep left and ignore the right turn to ‘Tafe / Beliche’ (used to access SS3)

63.7km Turn Left to ‘Alcaria do Cume’

Then 1.2km to stage along the tarmac road (fairly level walk if required) with a bar/café on
the left at 0.8km. Approaching the stage from the bar/café mentioned above there is a right-hand bend (see photo left) on the main tarmac road with a gravel track off to the left which leads directly to the stage (50m) at a Hairpin-Left.

At the hairpin-left (see photo below), which was used on the rally last year and features on the Rally Portugal page of our website (white Subaru), the cars come along the edge of the valley and are visible for quite a distance before they turn through the hairpin and then climb steep uphill to the next section. There is some banking around the hairpin and other places to watch from before and after the corner. The views from the hillside shown below before the hairpin should be quite dramatic as the cars come up from area ZE1.

flight information

By clicking on the images below you can book affordable flights direct with the airlines to the event destination. For any other flight related queries please contact our Reservations Team on 01765 64 00 55 and we will assist you in finding the best deals available.

BA
Rally Travel - BA

Flights to Porto from Heathrow

EasyJet
Rally Travel - EasyJet

Fly Direct from Gatwick to Porto (Daily Flight)
Fly Direct from Luton to Porto (Tuesday-Tuesday why not extend your stay with us?!)

Ryanair
Rally Travel - Ryanair

Fly Direct Liverpool & Dublin to Porto (Monday to Monday - why not extend your stay with us?!)
Fly Direct Stansted to Porto (Daily flights - 2 flights per day!)

eBookers.com
Rally Travel - eBookers.com

An ideal web site to use to find which airlines fly on the routes you require for your trip. Also try www.skyscanner.net

Swiss International
Rally Travel - Swiss International

Indirect flights to Porto from most European airports

WRC team VIP access

VIP access to a WRC Team for just £45pp!!
Rally Travel - VIP access to a WRC Team for just £45pp!!

Rally Travel are pleased to announce that we have an exclusive arrangement with the BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team on WRC rounds to allow our guests exclusive access behind the scenes, and the chance to meet the World Rally Drivers such as Mikko Hirvonen, Jarri-Matti Latvala, Gigi Galli, and Matthew Wilson.

The package includes access to the team's Hospitality area, where complimentary drinks are available during the final 45 minute service of the day, and the VIP viewing area where you can watch the Ford Focus WRC's being serviced just a few cm's away!

The tour lasts for approx.2 hours and a Ford Team member will give a brief talk to the group and answer any technical questions which may be of interest. Guests will receive a souvenir VIP pass & Lanyard.

Price per person: £45 (available on all rounds of the WRC)

Please note - You will have access to the VIP area directly next to the cars and one which is normally reserved for team and driver guests. For this reason we have to limit the number of places to just 20 per day (Friday-Sunday) for each rally, and they are on a strictly 'first come first served' basis.

Please contact our reservations team on 01765 640055 if you would like to make a booking, or to discuss the package in more detail.

how to book

Book online or Tel. 01765 640055
Book online or Tel. 01765 640055

You can either book online, or if you prefer to, make contact with our friendly and informative Reservations Team either by clicking here to email the team, or by telephone on 01765 640055.

1.
As most of our tours sell out many weeks before the Rallies
themselves it is important that you
contact our Reservations Team
on 01765 640055 (0044 1765 640055 from outside UK) to
check the availability of your selected Tour.

2. After confirming the price of your tour, our Reservations Team will advise on your flight options, which you can then book yourself, or we can assist you with.
(Transaction is between you & the airline - We do not buy/sell flights)

3. For bookings made more than 12 weeks before the tour a deposit of £100pp will be required to secure your booking (£50pp deposit if tour cost<£150pp). For bookings made less than 12 weeks prior to the tour, payment will be in full.

4. Payment is taken by VISA, Mastercard, Delta or Switch/Solo
cards. To confirm your booking Rally Travel will issue a 'Confirmation Number’ & send out a booking form which needs to be returned to Rally Travel within 14 days of the booking.

5. Your Rally Info Pack will be sent by post approx. 5-7 days prior to your departure.