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Ah Damien nice to hear from you.. Actually i did not go but thinking of going this year only the lad i was to go with bought an M5 and doubt it will make it to Rosslare..
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Good man Ronan yet another helpful reply from yourself... Getting more like boards.ie everyday this forum...
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Good man Ronan yet another helpful reply from yourself... Getting more like boards.ie everyday this forum...
A bit of a joke, it is nearly 3 years old you always get lots of advise on things your going to do .. No?
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A bit of a joke, it is nearly 3 years old you always get lots of advise on things your going to do .. No?
That not the point of a forum, get advice on things... Thats what i use em for anyway..
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Ah Damien nice to hear from you.. Actually i did not go but thinking of going this year only the lad i was to go with bought an M5 and doubt it will make it to Rosslare..
Rosslare...... your pushing it aint ya?? was thinking Enniscorthy direction lol
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Go for it. Either in your own car or a bought one.

Euro roadtrip was the best experience I ever had. Only things I'd add to your calculations are:

Petrol costs are significantly higher, especially along motorways. At least from our experience, but that was 2011.

Tolls. Particularly expensive in France

You could probably get away with the kind of budget you're talking about. But I'd strongly suggest having a pretty decent cash buffer. Few hundred quid as just in
Case money.

We learned that the hard way when one of the lads ran out of money in Austria after having to shell out for 2 new Tyres on his s320 (running crazy camber. Looked cool, blew Tyres like a mad yoke) . Thankfully I had a fairly decent buffer so was able to get us home.

Also the best advice I got before I went: breakfast. Have a serious breakfast every morning. Tensions can get very high with 2 hungry Irish fuckers in a car halfway accross Europe.
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all good advice there .... ive planned the trip out in very fine detail so just waiting to see if Tom is gonna make the trip before we start getting things booked

basically this is what we looking at -

Rosslare - Fishgaurd -folkstowe - Calais - nurburgring -Stuttgart ( merc and Porsche factory ) - Munich ( bmw museum and factory ) - Innsbrook - Stelvio pass - Lake Como - Monza - Modena ( Ferrari and Lambo ) - Bolognia - ( Ducati ) - Ferrara ( Pagani ) - Imola - Milan - San Bernardini Pass - Zurich - Le Mans - HOME!!

9 days! Trip of a lifetime

have the costs worked and have everything rounded well up to allow for any variances
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Sounds very good.

Ferrari factory is a bit of a pain to get a tour in/of. Lamborghini factory was a lot more accessible albeit a little small. Plenty of 'experience' companies around to rip you off for a short spin around town in something fast, although god help you if you try to drive fast.

If you do stay in bologna. Check out the Amaelia Hotel (spelling) probably one of the nicest places I've ever stayed and it worked out as 30 quid each. Can't beat sipping beers in the hottub on the roof of a hotel at 3am for 30 quid

Just bear the Swiss 'tax' in mind too, although it sounds like you've already done your research so will know about that.

Sounds like you've planned everything out pretty well. And you'd be surprised what you can do with 9 days. Only other suggestion would be to leave a day of 2 open/free at the end if you can. You'll definitely come accross something you want to spend a little more time at. Ours was the Normandy beaches and the American war memorials. Morbid, but glad we made time for it.
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all good advice there .... ive planned the trip out in very fine detail so just waiting to see if Tom is gonna make the trip before we start getting things booked

basically this is what we looking at -

Rosslare - Fishgaurd -folkstowe - Calais - nurburgring -Stuttgart ( merc and Porsche factory ) - Munich ( bmw museum and factory ) - Innsbrook - Stelvio pass - Lake Como - Monza - Modena ( Ferrari and Lambo ) - Bolognia - ( Ducati ) - Ferrara ( Pagani ) - Imola - Milan - San Bernardini Pass - Zurich - Le Mans - HOME!!

9 days! Trip of a lifetime

have the costs worked and have everything rounded well up to allow for any variances
We done the CSL trip this year, left from the
UK- Rotterdam - Munich - Austria - ring - cologne and home and it took us 8 days granted there was no major pressure and there was a bit of hanging around because there was pre organised stuff but 9 days for your trip sounds tight.
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