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2021 Imperial Rally

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A truly unique tour that takes in
the Russian home of the Romanos
and nishes in Italy, the home of  
the Romans
Norway, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy.
A unique event that explores some of Europe’s
most extraordinary and seldom visited places.
No-one has ever travelled Europe in this way
as we take the Hurtigruten ferry north from
Bergen,  driving  by  day  and  sleeping  on  board
by  night,  before  entering  Russia  from  its  most
northerly border with Norway. Taking unspoiled
and seldom driven roads we drive south via
Murmansk, the home of the Russian eet, to St
Petersburg. Then through the Baltic States into
Poland  before  making  our  way  to  Vicenza  and
nishing in Portono on the Ligurian coast.
7,482 KMS IN 30 DAYS
JUNE 2 TO JULY 1, 2021
FROM ROMANOFFS TO ROMANS

SO, WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT  
THE IMPERIAL RALLY?
Among the unique aspects of The
Imperial Rally are entering Russia from
its most northerly border in Europe,
driving upwards through Norway
and using the Hurtigruten ferry as
our oating hotel, visiting Murmansk,
the home of the Russian Arctic eet,
spending three nights in St Petersburg
to enjoy this most exotic and cultured
city. We will include visits to the to
the Hermitage, the ballet and historic
centre of the town. 
We then head into the Baltic states
visiting Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
before visiting Bialystok, Warsaw and
Kracow in Poland. Beautiful cities,
historic buildings and superb scenery
abound.
Budapest in Hungary, one of Europe’s
unspoiled cities follows. We have a day
o here to check out the highlights
including the vast Buda museum,
the amazing parliament building,
the thermal spa, Heroes Square and
a number of amazing churches, all
bordered by the Danube river.
Our next drive is to one of the great
hidden gems of Europe, Slovenia. So
many things to do here including riding
a train through ancient caves, Lake
Bled and extraordinary roads in the
mountains. 
Our nal country is fabulous Italy
where we go to Portono via Vicenza.
Portono is one of those places that
everyone has to visit at least once, set
on an idyllic cove.
NORWAY – THE LAND OF FJORDS
Following the ferry north is one of the
best ways to see this great country. By
night we are on the ship and by day we
are out exploring the wonderful fjords,
stunning scenery and the midnight sun.  
RUSSIA – A UNIQUE ENTRY POINT
No rally has done this before – enter
from the North and then travel down
to St Petersburg. After Murmansk
we stop in Kem, Petrozavodska and
Sortavala – do you know anyone else
who has done that? In St Petersburg
we make the most of our visit arriving
on the Red Sails and White Nights
weekend!
HURTIGRUTEN FERRY
We include an outside Arctic Superior
cabin, all onboard meals, passage for
your car and packed lunches. There
are upgrade options to suites. This is
the most luxurious way to travel along
the coast of Norway as your hotel
meets you each evening.
INCREDIBLE ITALY
We visit magnicent Italy via Vicenza
and our port of destination, the
sublime Portono.
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7,482 KMS IN 30 DAYS
JUNE 2 TO JULY 1, 2021
FROM ROMANOFFS TO ROMANS
ROUTE
Details correct at time of going to print.  
Please be aware that route and hotels may vary.
OSLO
AMSTERDAM
BERGEN
MURMANSK
KIRKENES
SORTAVALA
TALLINN
SAINT PETERSBURG
RIGA
WARSAW
KRAKOW
BIALYSTOK
VILNIUS
Gdańsk
VIGLAS
BUDAPEST
ZAGREB
NORWAY
DENMARK
SWEDEN
FINLAND
RUSSIA
ESTONIA
LITHUANIA
POLAND
LATVIA
UKRAINE
BELARUS
ROMANIA
BULGARIA
SERBIA
CROATIA
SLOVAKIA
HUNGARY
POSTOJNA
VICENZA
PORTOFINO
GERMANY
CZECH REP.
AUSTRIA
FRANCE
SWITZ.
BELGIUM
NETHERLANDS
ITALY
ØRNES
HARSTAD
TROMSØ
HONNINGSVAG
MEHAMN
STAMSUND
ALESUND
KEM
PETROZAVODSK

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7,482 KMS IN 30 DAYS
JUNE 2 TO JULY 1, 2021
INCLUDED IN THE RALLY
The ultimate Imperial adventure
 Your berth on the Hurtigruten ship
 The best hotels for our event
 All breakfasts
 Most evening meals
 Packed lunches in Norway
 Castles
The midnight sun
 The magnicent Hermitage Museum
 St Petersburg
 The Beautiful Baltic
 Poland, Hungary and Slovenia
 Mountain roads
 Tulip Roadbook and GPS
 The experienced Bespoke Team
 Mechanical support
 Clothing
 Finishers’ medal
 Welcome dinner
 Gala dinner
Day 1  June 02 Oslo  Arrive
Day 2  June 03 Oslo  Oslo  0  0  Norway
Day 3  June 04 Oslo  Bergen  463  7  Board Ship
Day 4  June 05 Alesund  Alesund  380  5  Norway
Day 5  June 06 Stay on board  0  0  Stay on board today
Day 6  June 07 Ornes  Stamsund  480 4  Norway
Day 7  June 08 Harstad  Tromso  240  5  Norway
Day 8  June 09 Honningsvag  Mehamn  448  6  Norway
Day 9  June 10 Kirkenes  Murmansk  235  6  Russia
Day 10  June 11 Murmansk  Kem  548  8  Russia
Day 11  June 12 Kem  Petrozavodsk  410  6  Russia
Day 12  June 13 Petrozavodsk  Sortavala  245  4  Russia
Day 13  June 14 Sortavala  St Petersburg   283  5  Russia
Day 14  June 15 St Petersburg  St Petersburg   0  0  Russia
Day 15  June 16 St Petersburg  St Petersburg   0  0  Russia
Day 16  June 17 St Petersburg  Tallin  373  5  Estonia
Day 17  June 18 Tallin  Riga  374  5  Latvia
Day 18  June 19 Riga  Vilnius  350 6
Lithuania
Day 19  June 20 Vilnius Bialystok 250  5
Poland
Day 20  June 21 Bialystok  Warsaw  150  2  Poland
Day 21  June 22 Warsaw  Krakow  350  6  Poland
Day 22  June 23 Krakow Krakow  0  0  Poland
Day 23  June 24 Krakow  Viglas  200  5  Slovakia
Day 24  June 25  Viglas  Budapest  280  6  Hungary
Day 25  June 26  Budapest  Budapest  0  0
Hungary
Day 26  June 27  Budapest  Ljubljana 480  5  Slovenia
Day 27  June 28  Ljubljana  Postojinska 180  4  Slovenia
Day 28  June 29  Postojinska  Vicenza  336  7  Italy
Day 29  June 30  Vicenza  Portono  364  8  Italy
Day 30  July  01  Portno  Portono  0  0  Depart
DAY DATE FROM TO KMS HRS NOTES
THE ITINERARY

For more information and to book
one of our worldwide classic rallies
visit www.bespokerallies.com
Address: Bespoke Rallies LLP, No 4 Telford Court,
Littlemead, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8ND, UK
Tel: + 44 (0)1483 271 699 Email: info@bespokerallies.com
We organise great rallies and tours around the world, sometimes with your
own car and sometimes we are able to provide 4x4s. It all depends on what
will give you the best experience. The events range from tours, often in far
ung places such as Central America and Madagascar, to Enduro events
where getting to the end is the aim. We also run competitive events such
as our four day rallies in the Pyrenees and Scotland to our month long
Grand Prix of South America.
We are there for you. We always have mechanical back up and where necessary we provide
medical assistance too. Our dedicated team of professionals, with vast experience of these
demanding events, are always on hand to help you. We pride ourselves on great and cheerful
service. We do our best to get every car to the end. When occasionally this is not possible we will help
make all necessary arrangements for your vehicle and for you to accompany the event to the nish.
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT BESPOKE RALLIES
We are friendly people who care about your rally.
We have been organising rallies since 1999 and have
pioneered events in South East Asia where we were
the rst to open up Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
We did the same in Bhutan and Cuba. Where we
trailblaze others follow.
We are innovative and always look for the places
you might never have thought of going, such as
Madagascar. We innovate with technology to give
you a better rally experience. We even nd better
ways to rally – such as using the Hurtigruten ships
as your oating hotel on our Slartibartfast Rally
and Imperial Rally.
WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY
‘Well organised, good company, Good hotels and
excellent Support. Driving during the day and on
the Ferry at night all down the west coast of Norway
was magical.’
John and Fen Aird,
The Slartibartfast 2017
‘Really enjoyed the Madagascar Rally one of the best I
have done so far. A fantastic route, rainforests, moun-
tains and beautiful beachside resorts. Magical Boababs,
Lemurs Zebus and Whales. Exciting driving through
crowed towns and o-road tracks. Top o with the best
available accommodation, a great variety of food each
night and the company of the like-minded Rally Family.
Great memories and new friends.’
Reg Toohey,
The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019
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