It’s been one of the most keenly anticipated TV programmes of the year, even if it is only available with an on-demand subscription. But The Grand Tour is here now to give a new arena for former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to take their own brand of petrol-head excess on the road.
To mark their new departure we’d like to give you the opportunity to take your own grand tour across some of Europe’s best destinations – we’ve even got the cars to match.
When you’ve seen all the sights, taken a bâteau mouche tour down the River Seine and strolled down the Champs-Élysées it could be time to hit the road and head for that perennial family favourite, Disneyland Paris. It’s just a 45-minute drive due east from the city, and if you’re in a car from our Family Collection there’ll be plenty of room for everyone to get there in real comfort.
Rome’s the sort of city where you want to be able to zip from place to place – so any of the cars from the Fun Collection will be perfect. They’ll also mean that, when you want to, you’ll be able to get out of the city to explore places nearby like the favourite seaside resort for Romans at Ostia, or to visit the stunning villas of Frascati.
Think of Switzerland and the images that spring to mind are of stunning alpine scenes with wildflower-filled meadows, dramatic peaks and chocolate-box chalets. The pretty, winding streets of the Zurich old town are very much in keeping with the rest of this idyllic country so it has to be a choice from our Green Collection – the hybrid and electric cars that combine low emissions with great fuel economy.
The fashion capital of Italy needs a stylish car to match – and the perfect place to find one will be in our Prestige Collection. When you’re not shopping in the city or taking in the sights like the famous Duomo cathedral it’ll also be perfect for an escape to the stunning Italian Lakes – a couple of hours’ drive away maybe, but you’ll be travelling in real comfort and style.
What else for a trip to the millionaires’ playground of Monte Carlo than one of the superb cars from our Dream Collection? Whether it’s Ferrari California or a Jaguar F-Type, you’ll certainly look the part as you pull up in front of the legendary casino, or cruise round the marina fantasising about having the super-yacht to match your car.
So we hope that these suggestions have inspired you to take your very own Grand Tour. While we can’t promise the wild adventures of Clarkson and friends, we can guarantee that you’ll be driving the perfect cars for each experience.