The Italian Job (8 days)

£216.00 inc. VAT

Drive through France and over the Alps to Turin to explore some of the spectacular roads used in The Italian Job (1969) movie. In Turin see the old FIAT roof top test track and visit some of the major film locations including the fabulous Torino Palavela. The return run deviates from the movie to take in the highest through road in Europe plus a day to enjoy the Burgundy region. As Charlie Croker said “Just remember this – in this country they drive on the wrong side of the road!”

A fabulous tour that takes in some of the most stunning Alpine passes and a perfect match for Matt Monro’s “On Days Like These”. An amazing adventure.

The Italian Job Tour booklet is a 54 page document printed in full colour.

Ring binding and protective front and rear covers allow ease of use for the car passenger.

Overall Route

The tour starts in Calais and aims for the first night in Épernay, in the heart of Champagne. At Dijon we leave the motorway to head south east to Switzerland and into Montreux on Lake Geneva. Visit the breath-taking Aiguille du Midi, high Alpine passes used in The Italian Job movie and Turin. Seek out some Turin movie locations before heading south to the highest through road in Europe that offers unparalleled scenery. A night in Burgundy to check out the local wines and head north to Calais and home.

Key points

  • Suggested hotel cost is approximately £636 per person based on two sharing in Autumn. Costs will vary with seasonality.
  • All costs shown have been checked, but should be regarded as approximate.
  • 8 nights in hotels selected for secure parking, location and star rating (in that order).
  • Total journey is approximately 3,791km (2,356 miles) starting and finishing in Calais following the main route and excluding detours.
  • Directions are for general guidance. A map and/or SatNav is definitely required.
  • Many of the high alpine passes will be closed from the beginning of November until June, and closed daily from 18.00 to 08.00h. Please check access before travelling:
  • This tour is entirely self-booking and self-guiding. We recommend for accommodation and Google maps for navigation.
  • Note that some activities require booking or reservations in advance, i.e. wine tasting. The Driving Tour advises that some activities can be very popular and so should be reserved as far in advance as possible.
  • The maps shown use various scales. Refer to the driving distances and times provided to plan your day.
  • All maps are provided by OpenStreetMap contributors.
  • Always drive safely and follow local driving laws and regulations.
  • Travellers are fully responsible for arranging suitable travel insurance.
  • The information within this itinerary is correct at the time of going to print.
  • The Driving Tour accepts no liability for any errors or omissions.


Delivery is free of charge to the UK Mainland, and your Tour Book will be delivered to you within 5-10 working days.

Your A4 spiral bound fully colour printed book will arrive in a smart presentation box, also making it a perfect gift should you wish to buy a Tour as a present for someone special.

Extra copies needed?

If you are planning to travel with a group and would like more than one copy of this Tour Guide, once you have purchased one, email us at and we will send you a discount code to purchase other copies of the same Tour. Cost per book after initial purchase will be £50. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or for bespoke tours.