I've read that Francesco has worked into Italian Supercar Factories. Will I spend the day with him or I'll be simply driven around factories and museums by a taxi driver?
Yes, you will spend the whole day with Francesco, founder and owner of MotorStars. Francesco whose experience is as diverse as F3 mechanic, F1 model maker and manufacturer of hi-tech carbon-fiber components (M. Schumacher F1 steering wheel) and as a researcher and developer for Lamborghini can offer you unique insight not only into the history but in the technical background as well. He'll make you feel like you're part of the team and ensure that you have an amazing and unforgettable experience! A real point-of-difference from whole other companies that now sell similar tours.
During this tour am I driven around with a licensed vehicle? is it included in the price?
Yes, in order to comply with all the necessary regulations and to offer you a secure, safe service, MotorStars have a special taxi driver's license called "N.C.C." (Italian for Limousine with personal driver). Price of this licensed luxury Mercedes carrier is always included in our total charge.
Can I/We have a private tour?
MotorStars offer full-day tours for small groups of people, max 8 people, this is the max number of people our vehicle can take. This intimate size ensures personal attention from our host to your needs and a more enjoyable experience. Please note, due to factories management restrictions out of our control, private tours inside the factories are not allowed.
Can I book my tour over the phone?
Please note that in order to avoid confusion we prefer to process bookings by email and do not accept credit card information over the phone. A mobile phone number will be provided at confirmation time for urgent matters.
What is your policy on cancellation?
We have no cancellation charges according to the number of days before departure, we only ask a non-refundable deposit of €100 pp. to secure the booking. To comply with all the necessary local regulations MotorStars is also in collaboration with a licensed tour operator, our "Term and Conditions" of booking are on page 2 of the "MotorStars booking-form" (here).
Is there room in van for our luggage or where could we store our suitcases?
Please note - we strongly suggest not to bring any luggage with you during the tour because not all factories and museums have secure parking. Please bring hand-luggage only onto the MotorStars van (max dim. 60cm x 40cm x 20cm) It is important that you leave your luggage at the hotel or at the luggage store facilities at "Bologna Centrale" train station (open every day from 7am-9pm, n°1 suitcase per n°1 day costs ca. € 7).
Do you run tours on Saturday or Sunday?
Please, note that most of the factories are not open during the week-end, for this reason MotorStars tours are available only from Monday to Friday.
Do you arrange only reservations to factory and/or museum?
Please, note that MotorStars arrange reservations for the respective factories and museums only for those people who have chosen and booked one of its tour packages.
What would be the best place to stay to join the tour?
The best place we suggest you to stay to join the tour is Bologna. We have a list of good hotels in strategic positions from which we could pick-up you easily. Bologna Centrale railway station, as well, is also very well served by new high-speed trains connecting it to the biggest cities of Italy (Florence-Bologna 37 min, Milan-Bologna 59 min, Venice-Bologna 1hr 20min, Rome-Bologna 2hr 20min).
How long does it take for each stage of the tour?
Please note that the time we spend for each stage of the tour depends on the availability of every activity in the programme. In order to optimize the time at our disposal, we have arranged the best schedules and transfers.
Are all the tours the same price?
Please note on 2018 every MotorStars daily tour package costs € 300 per person (all taxes and fees included). Special prices for family and groups of max 8 prs.
How far in advanced should I book the tour?
Please, note there is not a deadline for booking, but if you are interested in one of the tour, we strongly suggest you to book at your earliest convenience (due to limited number of tours available per day and the limited number of participants admitted). Before you book your flight and hotel, please, make certain that you have arranged your booking in time and have received our written confirmation of the availability of the tour.
Is there an age limit for these tours?
Please, note that for safety reasons children under 6 years old are not admitted to most of the factories. No age limit for the museums.
Is it ok to take pictures or video of assembly line?
Please note it is strictly forbidden to use cameras and mobiles phone inside production facilities, no problem in museums/showrooms/private collections.
Is there a dress code or can I wear shorts and a t-shirt?
Please note there is no dress code to follow so you can really wear what is the best for you.
How do I visit the Ferrari Factory floor?
Please note walking through assembly lines inside the Ferrari factory floor is only for owners, journalists and sponsors; Ferrari directly manage these tours.