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May 22nd to May 24th, Algarve, Portugal

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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

Our 2015 Rally Portugal Tours will appear here in the Autumn/Fall of 2015 - please click here to be amongst the 1st to receive details.

Rally Portugal returns to the North of the country for 2015, and for the 1st time the stages will run exclusively around Porto, keeping to the North of the River Duoro, giving access to the incredible Fafe stage - scene of the pre-rally WRC Rallysprint these past years. 

Fafe has seen some incredible crowds when running as a 'warm up' event to the WRC rally in the past few years, easily the largest single crowd on any rally stage, and with the 'new' stages in the North 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 week long event reconnaissance!

Our Self-Drive packages will include our renowned Rally Info Packs & Maps (essential as there is so little info available elsewhere on Rally Portugal!) which will contain detailed information on ALL the spectator access points & GPS data, following a detailed recce by our experienced team in the days prior to the event.

Our experienced team will be on hand at the Rally Travel hotel throughout the duration of the rally to offer advice and tips on the best places to spectate on these exciting new stages, and how to avoid the worst of the traffic delays!

Self Drive Tours

Portugal - Self Drive Tour Inclusions

- Accommodation Close to Rally HQ & Stages.

- Hire Car (unlimited mileage, CDW etc)*

- Exclusive Rally Info Pack (GPS CoOrds, directions, viewing tips)*
   (The only detailed information available in advance!)

- Stage Maps*
- Spectator Briefing by our experienced Tour Manager
- Services of our on-event staff
- Rally News & Results service keeping you up to date

*one per booking.

Porto Apartments - Just 10km from Rally HQ & Service!

When we choose a location for our self-drive tours we have certain criteria we try & work towards. For example, we ideally require a location close to the rally HQ, with good access to the stages, WiFi, easy car parking and finally a good standard of accommodation.

Sometimes, given the location of some WRC events it's not always possible to achieve all of the above, but we feel that our choice of self-catering apartments in Porto at the Boavista Palace should meet all our Guest needs for Rally Portugal!

The apartments are well furnished, roomy and with WiFi and Cable TV it should be easy to keep up to date with the rally happenings and those all important Social Media updates each evening!  

Rally Travel - Just 10km from Rally HQ & Service!
PRT001 - 5 nights Self-Catering with Hire Car & Info Pack

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

We will arrange for your Hire Car to be ready for collection around your arrival details at Porto Airport (flights not included).

Check-In at your Boavista Palace apartment is on Wednesday 20th May for 5 nights.

On the Wednesday evening at the apartments there will be a Presentation by your Tour Manager detailing all the latest up-to date information on the viewing areas and stages. Part of this will be a suggested viewing itinerary for each day of the rally, based on our experience of both the event stages and the last 14 years in the WRC!

In addition to your Rally Information Pack and Maps (posted out prior to the event) there will be more 'real-time' information given to our Guests during the rally week as we revisit the spectator areas and check access routes. 
Rally Travel - 5 nights Self-Catering with Hire Car & Info Pack

Escorted Tours

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prices (flights not included)

Tour Price per person (Flights not included)

No of persons in group
Hire Car
Extra Night
3dr Clio
3dr Clio
3dr Clio
3dr Clio
3dr Clio
N/A Escorted Tour

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 (
- 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.

Rally Travel - Monarch

Flights to Faro from Birmingham, Manchester, Gatwick and East Midlands.

Rally Travel - BA

Direct flights to Faro from Gatwick

Rally Travel - EasyJet

Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton & Newcastle direct to Faro.

BMI Baby
Rally Travel - BMI Baby

Birmingham, Cardiff, & East Midlands direct to Faro.

Rally Travel - Jet2

Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands, Edinburgh & Glasgow, direct to Faro.

Rally Travel - AerLingus

Dublin, & Belfast direct to Faro.

Rally Travel - Ryanair

Dublin, Shannon, Liverpool, Bournmouth, Gatwick, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Prestwick direct to Faro.

Rally Travel - Flybe

Exeter and Southampton direct to Faro

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.

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.