A selection of common queries…

FAQ

The following questions cover a number of those most frequently asked of our team. Should you have any other queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

TOUR DEPOSIT

A deposit of approximately 30% of a Tour’s investment is required to secure your place on an experience. Payment of the remaining investment may be in full or via instalments, depending upon the contact agreed upon between yourself and UDT.

TRAVEL TO/FROM TOUR PACKAGE DESTINATION

Unless stated as an inclusion to a Tour, travel to/from a Tour’s commencing/concluding location is not included in the Tour’s investment, and is the responsibility of participants. This is because of the numerous and varied origins/destinations of the many participants who join our events, as well as the diversity of options and preferences for travel.

At the request of participants, UDT is happy to provide advice or assist in arranging travel as part of your package.

VISAs and PASSPORTS

Valid passports and travel visas are the responsibility of participants. Please make sure you have a valid passport and visa arranged well in advance of a Tour’s commencing date.

CREDIT CARDS

Some international credit card facilities or ATM machines will not work without a PIN. As such, you should organise a PIN prior to departure. You should also advise your financial institution of any international travel plans. This will ensure your cards are not blocked by them out of concern for transactions thought to be unauthorised or fraudulent.

INSURANCE MATTERS

In the interest of travel prudence, all participants should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place prior for the duration of your Tour, as well as for any other travel plans.

Particular attention should be paid to cover for medical and dental, personal effects, liability, cancellations, and so forth. If you are participating in any driving activities, you should also ensure adequate cover for rental vehicle excess.

Lastly, please be sure to thoroughly peruse the Policy PDS, including an exclusions or special conditions.

Rental Vehicle Excess

Understandably, each supercar is subject to a considerable excess in the event of damage or an accident. As such, UDT undertake a number of steps to avoid or mitigate the possibility of any such adverse incidents. Steps include minimum driver ages, vetting driver histories, driving in convoy, using inter-car communication systems and, where possible, avoiding major cities.

In the event of an incident, the driver of a vehicle is responsible for that vehicle’s insurance excess. To minimise any costs to participants, we not only recommend selecting a policy with high rental vehicle excess cover, we also recommend enquiring with your provider about any options to extend this cover for a small additional premium.

Prior to departure, participants will be made aware of the excess applicable to each vehicle, plus any other charges that may be relevant in the event of an incident.

ACCOMMODATION and MEALS

We believe the accommodation in which you stay each night, and the restaurants in which you dine, should add another dimension to your experience. For this reason, accommodation is arranged, wherever possible, at luxury hotels or unique, ‘experiential’ accommodation, such as castles, chateaus, private villas, luxury eco-camps, yachts, and so forth. Similarly, dinner is a gourmet and social affair, where participants can exchange stories over gastronomic cuisine, fine wine and Champagne, whether at a major award-winning restaurant, or a local hidden gem. Breakfasts are included in accommodation packages, while lunch options tend to depend on where you are that day and what you are doing.

Unless stated as an inclusion, the accommodation and meal package is organised per participant and is separate to a Tour’s investment. This is because of the diversity of accommodation options and preferences (standard or suite rooms; single, twin or double occupancy).

Should the package be separate to the Tour’s investment, then once accommodation and restaurant options are confirmed, these are presented to participants for you to select your preferences.

THE CARS

For each of our Tours we source the world’s best and latest release Supercars, all of which are in immaculate condition. We source a variety of makes and models to give you the most diverse driving experience possible.

Should you be looking to arrange a bespoke tour for a group of clients, associates, employees or friends, then you can choose your supercars from our range!

DRIVING FORMAT

Our tours operate in a loose convoy format of up to ten supercars, with a lead car in front and a sweep car at the rear. The lead and sweep vehicles are operated by experienced drivers, with the lead-follow convoy system ensuring the group stay together, and can focus on enjoying the drive rather than worrying about navigation, events on the road ahead, or getting lost.

Each car in the convoy is fitted with a two-way radio system. This system enables everyone in the convoy to communicate with each other, for example:

  • the lead car will communicate upcoming changes in road or traffic conditions, while
  • participants can communicate any issues to other members of the convoy any issues (e.g. low fuel, rest stop, vehicle issues), or
  • the sweep car can confirm if all cars in the convoy have followed navigation calls or any other matters (e.g. someone wishing to stop for photos.

In addition to assisting with logistics and safety, the radios are a great way for everyone to connect throughout the day and are often a source of endless entertainment for all involved.

Within each Supercar, there are two people – a driver and a passenger. The passenger’s role is to manage communication and navigation, including handling the radio. This ensures the driver can focus on the drive and enjoying the experience.

Participants rotate through each of the supercars on a Tour as both driver and passenger, enjoying roughly equivalent time in each vehicle. For example, participants typically have around three-four hours in each car; half as a driver and half as the passenger. It is important to note, however, that time varies depending on the number of cars in a convoy and the length of the Tour.

THE ROADS

The team at UDT have spent near on ten years organising and running international tours based around unique motoring experiences. Over this time we have traced the best roads that most continents have to offer, including Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. From Stelvio to the Med, Miami to California, Tasmania to the Great Ocean Road, and Vietnam to Cambodia, we have provided hundreds of participants with an unforgettable experience based on our extensive knowledge and experience navigating these roads.

PARTICIPANTS

We welcome a diverse range of participants from around the world, the common thread being a passion for adventure, luxury and – if you’re on a driving or motorsport focus event, an interest in motoring.

Each of the events in our tour calendar typically includes a mix of individuals, couples or pairs, and small groups. If you attend on your own, we will always do our best to match you with a like minded driver. Please also note, partners are most welcome – this is not a ‘drive as hard and fast as you can’ rally, it is a gentleman’s drive, and we have many partners join our various drives either as a co-driver or a passenger.

For insurance purposes and general driving experience, we recommend drivers should be over 30 years of age. Under special circumstances, persons under 30 years of age may be approved to attend a Tour as a driver; however, such persons may be subject to an additional age excess in the event of an incident.

TRAVEL KITTY

All participants attending a tour in our calendar are required to contribute to that event’s travel kitty. The travel kitty covers group expenses such as fuel, tolls, minor damages, and other ancillary charges. It is designed to ensure that all participants contribute equitably to group expenses, with no one person being unfairly burdened by a group expense. Any funds remaining in the kitty at the conclusion of a Tour are reimbursed to participants on an equitable basis.

LUGGAGE

On larger tours, a luggage van is present to assist with transporting your bags between hotels each evening. Our driver also ensure your luggage is placed into your room, ready for your arrival.

During the day smaller bags and valuables can be transported with the group in the vehicles you drive, or in the lead or follow cars.

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