Baku, Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix 2019
Wednesday 3 June 2020
Azerbaijan’s capital is the architectural love child of Paris and Dubai…albeit with plenty of Soviet genes floating half-hidden in the background. Few cities in the world are changing as quickly and nowhere else in Eurasia do East and West blend as seamlessly or as chaotically. At its heart, the Unesco-listed Old City lies within an exotically crenelated arc of fortress wall. Around this are gracefully illuminated stone mansions and pedestrianised tree-lined streets filled with exclusive boutiques. In the last decade, countless towers have mushroomed, dwarfing or replacing tatty old Soviet apartment blocks. Some of the finest new builds are jaw-dropping masterpieces. Meanwhile romantic couples canoodle their way around wooded parks and hold hands on the Caspian-front bulvar (promenade), where greens and opal blues make a mockery of Baku’s desert-ringed location..
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race that was held for the first time in 2017. It is held on the Baku City Circuit, a street circuit in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The six kilometre, anti-clockwise layout of the circuit was designed by circuit architect Hermann Tilke. The circuit was planned to start adjacent to Azadliq Square, then loop around Government House before heading west along a 1 km straight to the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower. Here, the track was planned to have a narrow 7.6 m (25 ft) uphill traversal and then circle the Old City before opening up onto a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) stretch along Neftchilar Avenue back to the start line.The circuit was projected to be the fastest street circuit in the world, with a top speed close to 360 km/h
Single Supplement: £250
Balance Due: 10 weeks prior to departure
Day 1 Depart the UK from your preferred airport to Baku
Day 2 – Arrive in Baku early morning and transfer to your hotel
Due to the early arrival time then we have included the previous night's accommodation at the hotel
so you may go straight to bed
Rest of the day at leisure or possibly enjoy the F1 Pit Lane Walk late afternoon
Day 3 - Day at leisure or enjoy the first 2 F1 practice sessions or support races
(approx. 10 mins walk from your hotel to your included Grandstand ticket)
Day 4 - F1 Qualifier day and Support Races
Day 6 - F1 Race Day!
Day 7 – Day at Leisure (or optional excursion)
Day 8 – Evening transfer to Baku airport for your return flights to the UK
Day 9 - Arrive home in the UK
Old Street Boutique
Old Street hotel is a 4-floor hotel located in the heart of Baku,Ichari Shahar (Old City) allowing the guests and visitors enjoy the spectacular view of beautiful Baku and the Caspian Sea. The European style designed room has an area of 35 m2 and is equipped with king size bed. The modern large bathroom has a shower and hairdryer. The standard rooms also has an air conditioner, satellite TV, internet, phone, minibar, digital safe box, working desk,scales, chair and armchair.
Available from Manchester and Heathrow with Turkish Airlines
All times shown are in the local times applicable to that country
Flight supplements: Heathrow £75pp supplement
All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.
23kg Check-In Luggage
Transfer Time: Approx. 30 mins then 5 mins walk from drop-off point
Due to road closures in and around the Old Town, the transfer has to drop off outside of the walls. there is then a 5 minutes walk to the hotel
Door2Door Transfers: £75pp (Sheffield/Rotherham areas only to/from Manchester)
Hold Luggage: 23kg Included
Single Rooms are Double Rooms, Single Occupancy
Own Tickets Discount: £140pp
Supplement for Heathrow Flights: £75pp