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Why we love a Formula 1 holiday...


A Formula 1 holiday has so much to offer for anyone no matter if you are a die hard fan or not. With stunning locations, buzzing atmospheres and fantastic nightlife you are sure to have a memorable experience that will make you want to return year after year.

In this blog we provide an overview of what to expect from some of the most popular Formula 1 holidays.


Glamour, opulence and a seafront setting; the Monaco Grand Prix oozes luxury.

Monaco is possibly one of the most famous races in the F1 calendar and once you arrive at this spectacular location it is easy to see why. 

The narrow circuit winds its way through the glamorous streets of the Principality and takes in some of the most famous landmarks. It is known to be an extremely challenging track with tight corners and almost no overtaking opportunities. Many a driver has been known to say that winning in Monaco is even more prestigious than winning the World Championship.

The location of the circuit means there is an abundance of fantastic viewing points to choose from including luxury yachts in the harbour, Grandstand seats or even VIP terraces in one of the many 5 star hotels or apartments that line the track. 

We recommend Ermanno Palace, with a view of upto 75% of the circuit, we would definitely say it is one of the best viewing platforms available. Ask a member of our team for more information on the options available at this stunning venue.

You can choose to stay right in the heart of the action in Monte-Carlo and fully immerse yourself in the buzz of the races or opt to stay a short distance away in beautiful Nice, where you can also spend some time taking in the local French customs.

Register your interest in Monaco Formula 1 packages here


Zandvoort - Dutch Grand Prix

In 2021 we will see the return of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix, after 36 years! The return of this historical event is set to be a ‘festival-type setting’ that will offer activities to suit the whole family.

The Zandvoort track is famous for its unique location. Only a stone’s throw away from the beach and with a beautiful asphalt ribbon in the dunes, Circuit Zandvoort is a delight to visit for every race fan. 

It is also only a short distance from the fantastic city of Amsterdam so you can combine your Formula 1 break with a day on the beach or enjoying the sights of the lively capital. 

The atmosphere at the race will no doubt be buzzing with 'The Ultimate Race Festival' showcasing the best Dutch DJs and artists in the Fanzone of the Grand Prix Village.

For more information about the Dutch Formula 1, please register your details here



For fans of Formula 1, the chance to see Singapore's iconic night race in person is a real 'must do'. The atmosphere at the Marina Bay Circuit, under the night lights will provide even those who are not avid fans with chills of excitement.

If you enjoy buzzing nightlife on your holidays then the three days of the Singapore Grand Prix will not disappoint with an exciting lineup of music acts and performances by artists from around the world.

Another fantastic attraction for the Singapore Grand Prix is Singapore itself, an amazing country with some of the finest hotels, restaurants and attractions. We definitely recommend taking some time to explore the local area while on your Formula 1 holiday.

Singapore is also in the perfect place from where to explore other areas of Asia as well as being perfect stop off enroute to Australia or New Zealand.

If you are interested in the Singapore Grand Prix register your details here

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi historically hosts the final race of the season. With challenging bend upon bend, the Yas Marina Circuit makes for a truly spectacular setting for the season's climax.

Abu Dhabi is known for its luxury hotels and buzzing nightlife and the Grand Prix exudes just that. Set on Yas Island, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi, you can choose to view the race from the luxury of the W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island or why not take to the decks of a luxury yacht docked in the marina.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is also renowned for the parties and entertainment taking place following the race. You will not be short of things to do with DJ sets and music performances from some of the biggest acts from around the world. 

What's more, December is an excellent time to visit the Gulf state, with balmy temperatures making a welcome relief from the oncoming winter back in the UK.

Why not make a week or two to enjoy the sunshine and enjoy the destination's modern delights such as Ferrari World; the world's largest indoor amusement park.

To register your interest in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix get in touch here

At Black Opal our team can help tailor a Formula 1 holiday to suit your requirements. We don’t follow the crowd so why should you? 
To find out more about planning your dream Formula 1 holiday contact us on 0330 041 4888 or email us here.



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