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WELCOME Welcome to the 2018 Classic Grand Touring event brochure
Miglia event in Italy and the Angouleme Circuit des Remparts
marking the 8th consecutive year that CGT has been hosting
tour in France.
bespoke driving holidays and tours to the most prestigious classic motorsport events in Europe.
We hope you enjoy browsing our latest brochure and sincerely hope to welcome you onto one of our tours soon.
There’s a saying that goes ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and 2017 was certainly no exception to that rule with it being one of our biggest and busiest years to date. In the winter we started our year of events surrounded by beautiful white snow whilst ‘Ice Driving’ in Sweden. A few months on in the springtime we experienced breathtaking passenger laps around
Jamie Robinson, John Marcar
the world famous Nurburgring Nordschleife being driven by none
& The Classic Grand Touring Team
other than the legendary Derek Bell MBE, and then, in the height of summer we found ourselves driving some of the most beautiful roads we’ve ever driven whilst on our inaugural ‘Swiss Alps Tour’. We ended our year of events in France with a firm favourite, ‘The Hotel de France and Le Mans Tour’ taking in a warm Autumn surrounded by breathtaking seasonal colours in the Loire Valley. 2018 is set to be another big year for us as it sees the return of the ever-popular bi-annual Monaco Historique and Le Mans Classic events, plus, we have the other annual favourites such as our all-inclusive Ice Driving trip to Sweden, the prestigious Mille 02
THE RETROMOBILE MEETING 7TH – 9TH FEBRUARY Retromobile is ‘the’ social event that kick-starts the motoring year.
THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
Dealers, traders, collectors and enthusiasts descend upon the Porte
On our third and final morning, we take a short walk to the
de Versaille in Paris to discuss their cars, potential purchases and the
Montparnasse Tower, where we board the fastest elevator in France
events in which they will be participating during the year.
to the top floor for the finest views of Paris. This will whet our
The daily itinerary is as follows: TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY The tour starts at London St Pancras for a 09.30am Eurostar to Paris. Breakfast will be served aboard the train in our premier class seats as we proceed to Paris Gard du Nord. Upon arrival in Paris, we will be driven by private cars through Paris to the Champs-Elysées and you will then have time here for shopping and a spot of lunch. It’s
appetites ready for a final lunch. Our luggage will be delivered to the restaurant and we will then be transferred to the Gare du Nord for our mid-afternoon Eurostar back to St Pancras. WHAT’S INCLUDED: • Return Eurostar in standard premier class including breakfast and drinks • Return private transfers from the Gard du Nord to the Grand Palais
then a short drive to the amazing Grand Palais where we have VIP
and then to the Hotel Lenox Montparnasse
invitations to the Bonhams auction preview and a drinks reception.
• 2 nights Club Room accommodation bed and breakfast
We are then transported to our hotel, the Lenox Montparnasse
• Entry tickets to Retromobile and transfer to the exhibition
ahead of a free evening for you to enjoy.
• Dinner on the second evening
WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY
• Sightseeing time in Paris before our finale lunch
On day 2 after breakfast at our hotel, we will be transferred to
• Tickets to the top of the Montparnasse Tower
the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. We have pre-purchased the tickets so we should have no delays or queues. We will meet
• The Services of an experienced tour manager
up during the day for lunch before entering the Artcurial auction
preview taking place at the show. This evening we take a short walk
£885 per person based on two sharing a twin/double
to our favourite Bistro in Montparnasse for a fabulous meal.
room. £180 Single supplement 03
ICE DRIVING VARIOUS DATES IN FEBRUARY Ice Driving has to be one of the most fun experiences you can
the hotel in Trysil, our base for the next three nights. This eveningâ€™s
possibly have in a car! We discovered this five years ago and as
dinner will be at the hotel where your Tour Managers will brief you
a result, have been returning every winter ever since with a 4 day
on what to expect over the next two days on the lake.
trip including 2 full days of incredible frozen lake ice driving in an array of cars.
After breakfast, the Classic GT Minibuses will take us to the lake
We run our Ice Driving experience as a package meaning that
for your first full dayâ€™s driving on ice! Upon arrival, you will have a
we take care of absolutely everything. We arrange flights from
short session on driving techniques before your first laps on the
London Gatwick to Oslo Gardermoen where you will be met by
stunning frozen lake. We will be driving all day with a stop for lunch.
our Classic GT Tour Managers who will look after you throughout
To round-off the day, you will compete in the Classic GT Ice Driving
the trip. Upon arrival at the lake, you are given the keys to show off
Cup in fully ice prepared go-karts with studded tyres. We head
your skills before perfecting your technique via the complimentary
back to the hotel late afternoon with time to change for dinner
tuition on both days at the lake. We give you the opportunity to
at the fabulous Longhorn restaurant where you have a choice of
drive FWD, RWD and 4WD cars and whilst we want you to have a
Moose and Bear burgers!
lot of fun, we also want you to learn how to drive quickly in these unique conditions.
DAY 3 Once again, after breakfast, we will depart for the lake for our
The lake is made up of 5 different circuits, a training slalom, an
second full day of ice driving. Today we have arranged for you to
oversteer-doughnut, 2 large rally circuits plus an Ice Karting circuit
get behind the wheel of a fully prepared rally car. You will have a
where you have the chance to put your new found skills to the test
sighting lap with an instructor before being let loose on the large
in a fun Grand Prix! You will also have the chance to see the stunning
outer circuit. In the afternoon we have arranged a timed stage for
natural wildlife as well as the opportunity to try the famous local
you to compete in against your co-driver. At the end of the day,
Moose steaks or Bear burgers at the fabulous Longhorn restaurant.
you will experience a high-speed passenger ride before heading
The daily Itinerary for all groups is as follows:
back to the hotel for our finale dinner.
Your expedition begins as you board your morning flight from
The Classic GT Minibus will be warm and ready to take you to Oslo
Gatwick Airport to Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Upon arrival in Oslo,
to catch your early afternoon flight back to Gatwick.
you will be greeted by our Classic GT Tour Managers who will be on hand to assist throughout the trip. You will be driven in comfort to 04
THE DATES: Group 1: 2nd - 5th February Group 2: 5th - 8th February Group 3: 8th - 11th February NB: Groups are limited to a maximum of 14 people. WHAT’S INCLUDED: • Return flights from Gatwick to Oslo Gardermoen • 3 nights B&B at the Kjolen Hotel, Trysil • Airport transfers with light refreshments to and from Oslo to your hotel. • All meals including lunchtime meals at the lake, evening meals at your hotel, PLUS a legendary local restaurant • 2 full days of unlimited Ice Driving (09.30 – 16.00) in FWD, RWD and 4WD cars with FREE on-demand tuition • Group N rally car driving experience • Ice Karting Grand Prix • High-speed passenger rides • Daily transfers to and from your hotel to the lake • Your own Classic GT Tour Managers with you throughout your trip THE PRICE: £1,850 per person based on two sharing a car and a twin/double room. £200 single supplement
GRAND PRIX DE MONACO DRIVING TOUR 4TH - 13TH MAY
The Monaco Historique is without a doubt the most prestigious
which still remain there to this day. From Reims, you will follow our
event on the Historic racing calendar. This is the event that all drivers
detailed road book through the Champagne vineyards leading into
want to win which makes the racing extremely exciting. Watching
Burgundy. We have selected scenic routes via empty D roads.
everything from Historic F1 to Sports cars slithering their way
Our hotel for the next two evenings is the Hostellerie Le Cedre in
around the streets is a real privilege. The buzz around the town is
Beaune. Dinner this evening will be in the hotel restaurant with wine
really special, we get you into the right places in order to make the
weekend an unforgettable one. Highlights include a stay in both the Champagne and Burgundy
Today the cars stay in the underground garage as we continue into
regions, before ascending into the Alps to tackle the fabulous Route
the centre of Beaune, on foot. There is time for sightseeing before we
Napoleon. The final evening will have a Provençal feel, allowing an
have lunch with one of the finest wine producers in the region. This
easy run into Monaco for the weekend’s activities.
afternoon there is an optional drive out (own cars) to a chateau that
The daily itinerary is as follows: FRIDAY 4TH MAY The tour starts at the Eurotunnel for the 10.00 hrs. train to Calais. Once refreshments have been collected in the Flexiplus lounge, we will be given priority loading to board the train together. On arrival
houses a huge collection of fighter planes, Abarth cars, motorbikes and fire engines, they even have their own vineyards! For those who wish to relax and unwind, it’s a short walk back to the tranquil gardens and sumptuous rooms at the hotel. A light evening meal with wine included will be served at the hotel.
in France, we head for Champagne country, to the Chateau de Fère
MONDAY 7TH & TUESDAY 8TH MAY
complete with its own historic ruins to explore before the welcome
After breakfast, we will drive across country and start the ascent into
Champagne reception. This evening dinner will be served in the
the Jura region. Our route leads you over the stunning mountain pass
Chateau restaurant with accompanying wines.
of the ‘Col de Grand Colombier’ to the popular tour stop at Aix Les
SATURDAY 5TH & SUNDAY 6TH MAY Following breakfast at the hotel, we lead a convoy to the start line of the historic Reims circuit, for a photo call in front of the pit buildings, 06
DAY 2 IN BEAUNE
Bains, where refreshments will be offered by the tranquil lakeside. Our hotel is south of Grenoble, where we stay for two nights at the Grand Hotel Uriage. The hotel has its own hydrotherapy spa, where
you may benefit from the Uriage spa water. Dinner will be in the 2
FRIDAY 11TH, SATURDAY 12TH & SUNDAY 13TH
Michelin starred restaurant with wine included.
The hospitality package is all catered for at the Fairmont hotel
TUESDAY 8TH MAY
including meals and views of the race from the rooftop.
For those who wish, there will be a delightful drive out to the pass
of Col de Galibier and Lautaret into the picturesque Ecrans national
• Outward crossing with Eurotunnel on Flexiplus
park, where we stop at a local auberge for some regional fare.
• Eleven nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
Alternatively, leave the cars in the car park and enjoy the hotel’s Spa for a day of relaxation. The evening is free to enjoy as you wish. WEDNESDAY 9TH MAY Today we drive the famous Route Napoleon, skirting the Alps – this road is widely regarded as one of the finest in Europe! Enjoy up to
• Dinner on six evenings including wine (half bottle per person) • Light dinner on one evening • Lunch on four days • Champagne reception on first evening
100 miles of open winding roads, as we drop down into the Gorges
• Accompanied by experienced, knowledgeable and friendly
de Verdon and to our hotel, La Bastide de Tourtour. Tonight we dine
in the hotel’s stunning restaurant with wine included, where we can
• Monaco Hospitality at the Fairmont hotel
enjoy 180km views of the region. Tomorrow we drive to Monaco!
• Detailed road book – with routes designed around the
THURSDAY 10TH MAY
best driving roads
After breakfast, enjoy the fabulous views whilst driving along the
Cote d’Azur, arriving in Monaco in time for that prime parking
£4,195 per person based on two in a car sharing a room.
position at the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel.
Single occupancy is at an additional charge, please
Your Monaco Historique weekend starts here. You are booked into
inquire for details.
a Garden View room at the Fairmont for a total of four nights with upgrade options available such as sea view rooms. Your Monaco
See also, our flight only option on the following page…
hospitality is all catered for within the hotel. 07
GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE FLIGHT TOUR 10TH - 14TH MAY
together a full hospitality package at the Hotel Miramar. This location
Our flight tour begins at Heathrow airport. You are booked onto the
gives you a great view of the cars as they blast up the hill from Ste
British Airways operated flight which is due to take off at 09.40. The
Devote and again as they exit the chicane towards the tricky Tabac
flight lands in Nice at 12.45 local time where you will be greeted by
corner around the port. Here you have an entire day of hospitality
a Classic Grand Touring member of staff. You will then be led to your
including a Champagne reception, Breakfast, a 3-course lunch, ½ a
transfer vehicle which takes you directly to the Novotel Hotel in
bottle wine per person as part of your package with access to a bar
Monaco, our base for the weekend. We will collectively check into
for the duration of the day.
the hotel before then enjoying a free afternoon in Monaco. FRIDAY 11TH
Today, we depart Monaco returning to Nice airport for our late
Practice for the Historic Grand Prix starts after lunch allowing for
morning flight back to Heathrow. Our transfer is booked to collect us
a leisurely start to the day. The practice offers a great opportunity
from the hotel dropping us directly outside the departures entrance
to spectate at your own pace whilst exploring the beautiful city of
at Nice Airport. *Exact details for grandstand access for Friday will
Monaco. The practice sessions last 30 minutes for each category
be confirmed in due course.
meaning you’ll be able to make the most of the variation of cars. Most spectator locations for the practice can be accessed free of charge including the paddocks all afternoon*.This evening you are invited for welcome cocktails. SATURDAY 12TH Today is the qualifying day for the historic race and we have arranged some very exciting grandstand seats. Our grandstand (K) is located
WHAT’S INCLUDED: • Return flights with British Airways from Heathrow to Nice • Private return transfers from Nice to the Novotel Monte Carlo (2 passengers) • 4 nights B&B accommodation in Monaco • Grandstand (K) seats on Saturday
between the Tabac and Swimming Pool corners which looks down
• Hospitality package as described at the Hotel Miramar on Sunday
towards the tunnel exit meaning you can witness cars fighting into
• Services of a Classic GT tour manager throughout the weekend
and out of the corners. Like the practice sessions, each qualifying session will last 30 minutes per category. You are free to come and go from the grandstand at your leisure throughout the day. SUNDAY 13TH Today is race day, the most exciting day of the trip and we have put
THE PRICE: £2,295 per person based on two sharing a twin/double room. Please contact us for single supplement prices.
“Five stars all around. My wife and I and the Austin Healey 3000 had a fantastic trip. All the staff werehelpful informative and courteous. Many thanks.”
“We had a great time in Angoulême and really enjoyed ourselves. The drive down was excellent and we loved the lunch at Chateau de Lude. All the arrangements were great! The team did well throughout the trip, friendly and welcoming.”
“The ClassicGT team did a superb job and everyone appreciated their efforts. Hotel de France is excellent as is their restaurant. Great routes and probably as good a ferry as you can get!” 09
THE MILLE MIGLIA DRIVING TOUR 11TH – 22ND MAY The road endurance race, ‘Mille Miglia’ combines tradition,
MONDAY 14TH MAY
elegance and Italian excellence. This will be our 20th year of
We will pick the best routes to drive the passes as we head
escorting discerning clients to this spectacle driving through
into Italy, stopping for coffee by Lake Maggiore, to the dramatic
France and Switzerland into Italy staying at the finest hotels. The
location of our hotel overlooking Lake Iseo. Dinner, with wine is
drives are carefully planned to ensure you enjoy your holiday, relax
included at the hotel.
and enjoy the scenery. You’ll be close to the 440 historic cars and their crews for scrutineering and on the following day will witness the excitement before the race starts with views from an excellent vantage point.
A car free day to travel by luxury coach to Lake Iseo to enjoy a private charter cruise before heading into Brescia to get close to the cars and drivers at scrutineering. Dinner will be a buffet of local
The daily itinerary is as follows:
specialities with wine tasting from a local vineyard.
FRIDAY 11TH MAY
WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY
Leaving Folkestone Eurotunnel to France, our first hotel is a drive
Excitement builds today as we return to Brescia for the race
into the heart of Champagne country to the beautiful 5* Chateau
start. You can wander around the lively piazzas to mingle with
de Fère. There will be time to stroll around the magnificent ruins of
the competitors preparing to begin their adventure. We have an
the old castle before dinner in the fabulous hotel restaurant
excellent vantage point (a bar!) from which to cheer the teams as
SATURDAY 12TH MAY Today we begin driving to the former Reims (Geux) GP circuit for a photo opportunity. The journey continues to Beaune for the 5*
they leave the town. Brescia also has great shopping and many historic piazzas and cobbled streets with restaurants etc. Evening dinner will be your own choice either in the hotel or in Iseo.
hotel set in a garden boasting 100 yr old trees. Their restaurant will
THURSDAY 17TH MAY
serve fine gastronomy and wines.
Today, we head south to Modena, stopping for a Mille Miglia
SUNDAY 13TH MAY After breakfast, we cross through the Jura towards the Swiss Alps to a Glion hotel on the Lake Leman shores. There are unrivalled views from the balconies and terraces across the lake to the mountains beyond. Dinner, with wine, will be in the hotel’s atmospheric restaurant.
TUESDAY 15TH MAY
museum tour on the way. Modena is the home of some great motoring museums – the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, which focuses on the life and work of the great man, and is just a short walk from our hotel with the Maserati Museum nearby. The Lamborghini and Ducati museums are only 30 and 40 minutes from Modena. Dinner this evening will be at a restaurant in Modena.
FRIDAY 18TH MAY
TUESDAY 22ND MAY
Following breakfast, we will drive to Maranello, the home of
Our final hotel is in the city centre giving the opportunity to stroll
Ferrari, visiting the Ferrari Museum and everything that is ‘Ferrari’
around the parks, shops, and cafes before setting off on the last
in the town....cafe, shops, restaurants. Only a short detour back
leg of our UK return which is an easy drive back to the Eurotunnel
to the hotel will take you to the Panini museum and opposite is
a traditional Parmesan dairy for a tour and tasting if you wish to take a break from cars! Dinner this evening is your own choice of Modena restaurant. SATURDAY 19TH MAY We begin our journey home today, heading North with options to stop at Lake Garda or the romantic Verona city – have a photo
WHAT’S INCLUDED: • Eurotunnel return crossings • 11 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast • All hotel parking, city taxes and porterage charges • Dinner, with wine, on 9 of the evenings
under the famous balcony of Romeo and Juliet or lunch in one of
• Drinks reception on two evenings
the piazzas. We will drive through the spectacular alpine scenery of
• Lunch, with wine, on one day
the Dolomites to our hotel in the Merano region that has wonderful
• All bus transfers as described during the Mille Miglia
relaxing spa facilities. SUNDAY 20TH MAY The day starts with a Swiss alpine breakfast. Our route will be based on what passes are accessible, but even if some are closed, we will still experience more breathtaking scenery and fantastic roads as
• Boat trip on Lake Iseo • Entrance tickets to the Mille Miglia, Enzo and Ferrari museums • Entrance ticket to The Schlumpf Collection • Services of an experienced tour manager
we wind through valleys, by lakes and climb into the Alps on our
way to Zurich. Dinner, with wine, is included for this evening.
£3,495 per person based on two in a car sharing a room.
MONDAY 21ST MAY
Please contact us for single supplement prices.
Our drive takes us through some lovely French countryside and we will stop at Mulhouse to view the fabulous private collection of cars at the Cite de L’Automobile, also known as the Schlumpf Collection. There will be a champagne reception before our ‘end of tour’ dinner at the hotel in Metz this evening
PAU TOUR AND PYRENEAN ADVENTURE 15TH - 21ST MAY The Grand Prix de Pau Historique remains one of our favourites
is the stunning Chateau des Vigiers, a chateau-style hotel set on a
on the Historic Motor racing calendar. Set in a lovely old city with
27-hole golf course.
thrilling views of the Pyrenees, this is the oldest and most exciting of the remaining street circuits and provides great racing and a convivial atmosphere. Our central hotel is adjacent to the track, with excellent views of the circuit. The daily itinerary is as follows: TUESDAY 15TH
in the town of Confolens, a beautiful place for a pit stop. After lunch, we will get back in the cars for the final stint of the day to our overnight stop. Upon arrival at the hotel, we will park the cars in front of the Chateau for a photo opportunity before meeting in the hotel restaurant for dinner.
Our tour begins in Portsmouth where we will board the 22:45
FRIDAY 18TH MAY
sailing to Caen. Your Classic GT tour manager will be on hand to
Today we depart for Pau. The first part of our journey takes us
greet you at check-in where he/she will direct you to our dedicated
into Gascony to a ‘Ferme Auberge’ near St Medard for a lunch.
loading line. Having checked in, we will board the ship together
Our lunch spot is a fabulous duck farm and a restaurant we would
and find our overnight cabin accommodation.
call a hidden gem. After lunch, we take a short drive to the Parc
WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY Having disembarked the ferry around 08:00hrs, the first part of our journey takes us on a short drive to the town of Putanges. Here we
Beaumont hotel in Pau. This hotel’s location could not be better to enjoy a race weekend with your hotel room balcony overlooking one of the most exciting corners on the racetrack.
will enjoy a typical French breakfast by the river before continuing
With the weekend in full swing, the town of Pau has lots to offer with
our journey to the Hotel de France in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir. Here
pop up bars, live music and a fantastic atmosphere. The evening is
we will enjoy a fabulous light lunch and have a chance to take in
free for you to enjoy.
the motor racing history the hotel portrays so well.
SATURDAY 19TH MAY
After lunch, we continue our journey to our first overnight stop, the
This morning you will hear the beautiful sounds of historic racing
newly renovated Fontevraud Abbey. We should arrive with plenty
cars practising around the circuit. After breakfast, we will meet in
of time to wander around the abbey grounds before sitting down
the hotel car park and drive to our private club parking area. You
for dinner prepared by their acclaimed chef in the hotel restaurant.
can watch the racing from the Palais Beaumont grandstand before
THURSDAY 17TH MAY After breakfast at the hotel, we will aim to depart around 10:00hrs to allow plenty of time to enjoy today’s scenic drive. Our destination 12
En route, we will stop for lunch at a hotel restaurant by the river
we take to the track in our cars for the club parade laps. Lunch today is in the Au Fin Gourmet restaurant within the main paddock area where we have a set menu including wine arranged. After
lunch, you are free to enjoy the remainder of the afternoons racing
and once again, this evening is free for you to enjoy Pau.
• Return Brittany Ferries sailings with cabin accommodation
SUNDAY 20TH MAY
included each way.
Today the racing begins around 08:00hrs. Once you have had a
• Five nights’ luxury accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
good breakfast you can either return to your hotel balcony to watch
• Lunch on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
some of the racing or head over to the paddock for a close up look
• Dinner on Wednesday and Thursday.
at all the cars. Lunch will take place and the same restaurant today. As the race weekend ends, you are free to enjoy the town of Pau as it celebrates a fantastic weekend of motor racing. MONDAY 21ST MAY After an exciting weekend of historic racing, we head for
• Race tickets and infield parking for Pau Historic • Grandstand Seating • Track Laps on Saturday • Services of an experienced tour manager throughout
Santander to board our crossing back to the U.K. For this journey
we recommend the most direct route however you’re welcome to
£2,125 Based on two people sharing. £995 Single supplement.
drive your own route at your own pace.
Alternatively, there is also the option to extend your stay and take in our three night Pyrenean adventure! For details of that, read on...
PYRENEAN ADVENTURE 21ST - 24TH MAY After an exciting weekend of historic racing at the circuit of Pau, we
WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY
begin our adventure into and across the Pyrenees. We will traverse
Timings allow for a more relaxed day today and an early arrival
some of the most beautiful mountain passes that Northern Spain
at our hotel in Hondarribia. We continue our scenic drive from
has to offer whilst taking in the breath-taking views.
Pamplona via lake Eugi before heading towards Hondarribia.
This three-night extension visits three excellent hotels. Our first night is spent in the mountains in the town of Vielha before dropping down into Pamplona for our second night. Our final night is spent on the seafront in Hondaribbia as recently featured in ‘The Trip to Spain’ with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. The daily itinerary is as follows:
to a couple of local wine bars down the cobbled streets. We have organised a fabulous menu at a local restaurant this evening with wine included. The Parador Hondaribbia overlooks the Harbour and boasts incredible ruins which have been beautifully retained within the design of this hotel. THURSDAY 24TH MAY
MONDAY 21ST MAY
Today we use the Autoroutes and most direct route to Bilbao to
Today you will experience a full day of beautiful Pyrenean
catch our afternoon and overnight sailing to Portsmouth. The ferry
driving. We take a coffee break before climbing the stunning Col
docks in Portsmouth in the afternoon of Friday 29th May.
d’Aspin entering the Pyrenees National Park and onto the Col de Peyresourde. After lunch, we cross the Col du Portilon where we enter Spain at its summit. Our Parador hotel is set in the hills above the town. Dinner with wine is included at the hotel this evening. TUESDAY 22ND MAY We begin today’s journey heading south from Vielha passing through the mountain tunnels and following the Noguera Ribagorzana River. Once again we will enjoy the sweeping mountain roads as we get closer to our overnight destination, the 5 star Gran Hotel La Perla in Pamplona. This evening your tour manager will show you to a fabulous local restaurant via the city streets which are home to the world famous Pamplona Bull Run.
Once again your tour manager will show you around the town and
THE PRICE: £749 per person based on two sharing a twin/double room. Please contact us for information on single supplements.
THE IRELAND TOUR 19TH TO 25TH JULY
Spend six nights touring the stunning Irish roads, taking in the great
the Wild Atlantic Way South to our first class hotel in County Mayo.
sights and finest dining in some of the best hotels this beautiful
The Lodge at Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of magnificent estate
island has to offer.
overlooking Lake Corrib.
The daily itinerary is as follows:
TUESDAY 24TH JULY
THURSDAY, 19TH JULY Our tour starts at Holyhead, Wales as we enjoy the Club Class comfort of the ferry crossing to Dublin. Upon arrival, we make our way up to Galgorm Resort and Spa on the River Maine, just north of Belfast. There will be a cocktail reception before dining in the elegant River Room overlooking the river. FRIDAY 20TH JULY After breakfast, we make the short drive into Belfast to visit the Titanic Museum. Later, a Black Cab will take you on a guided tour of
Today, you may choose to drive east to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Sky Road and the hills of Connemara or South to the weird but wonderful landscape of The Burren. Our Grand Finale Dinner this evening will be in the George V dining room at Ashford Castle, a graceful setting with its sparkling Waterford crystal chandeliers. WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY Today, after a last sumptuous Irish breakfast, we will drive back by Galway and then along the fastest route to Dublin Port to board the ferry back to Holyhead.
the famous landmarks in and around Belfast including the Political
Murals and Belfast Castle. You will have the choice of which hotel
• Return Club Class seating on Irish Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin
restaurant to dine in this evening.
• Bed and breakfast at the finest hotels for 6 nights
SATURDAY 21ST JULY
• Dinner, with wine, on 5 nights
Today we join the Causeway Coastal Route, a great driving road that
• Grand Finale Dinner in the George V dining room at Ashford Castle
will take us to the Giant’s Causeway. We then head to the Bushmills Distillery before following the beautiful route across to Donegal in the West of Ireland for two nights at the superb Lough Eske Castle Hotel. SUNDAY 22ND JULY Today is a free day to explore the wild North West coast and picturesque
• A cocktail reception at both Galgorm and Ashford Castle • Entry to Titanic Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway • Black Cab guided tour of the famous sights in Belfast • A detailed Road Book and tour guide
towns of Donegal, or, try a spot of fly fishing, take a picnic, follow one of
• Services of an experienced Tour Manager
the many trails by the lake, or simply relax in the serene spa.
MONDAY 23RD JULY
£1,595 Per person based on two people sharing a twin or double.
Our route takes us southwards today through Sligo and Westport on
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LE MANS CLASSIC 5TH - 9TH JULY
Classic Grand Touring has attended every edition of the Le Mans
France in the small town of La-Chartre-sur-le-Loir. Today, you will
Classic since its inaugural event in 2002. We love this amazing
be privileged to enjoy lunch in the hotel’s restaurant as it is in great
event and want to ensure our clients experience for themselves
demand over this weekend.
the thrills of the Le Mans Classic. With this in mind, over the years we have developed a package
very special, as is the town square in front of the hotel. The hotel
which contains all the vital elements, as well as some luxury
itself is filled with motor racing history and is the focal point for
inclusions, to give you everything required for a superb weekend’s
car enthusiasts from around the world. You can immerse yourself
in the Friday pre-race atmosphere, specific to this iconic hotel
The daily Itinerary is as follows: THURSDAY 5TH JULY Sailing from Portsmouth to Caen on the Thursday overnight crossing, you will arrive in the evening and be greeted by a Classic Grand Touring Tour Manager. As we wait to board, there is a huge buzz of excitement amongst the loading lines. You will be surrounded by classic cars, supercars, in fact so many special cars from all over the UK, with their owners eager to show off their pride and joy. It doesn’t matter what you are driving as you will immediately feel part of the tremendous weekend ahead. You will be guided to a loading line and our experienced staff will ensure you are carefully parked aboard the ship. Once on board, you can locate your cabin accommodation and then head for the restaurant, or bar, to join the throng of like-minded motor racing and car enthusiasts all heading to Le Mans.
as, throughout the day, the square will become a destination for amazing cars and personalities. After lunch, when you are ready, you can drive into the circuit to see some of the practice races or go across to Cerans-Foulletourte to check into the Chateau Domaine de Bel Air, for the exclusive use of Classic Grand Touring clients and just 10 minutes from Arnage. After an exciting first day, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor pool and prepare for this evening’s ‘Welcome to Le Mans’ Barbeque in the lovely grounds of the Château. SATURDAY 7TH JULY After a traditional French breakfast, you can head into the circuit at Le Mans. Over the weekend you will benefit from our privileged car parking spot on the infield Bugatti circuit, where you have complimentary refreshments throughout the weekend in our hospitality area. As Classic Grand Touring’s marquee is on the route from the Paddocks to the track, all the cars taking part will
FRIDAY 6TH JULY
be passing by bringing the grid lineups of fantastic cars right to
We have planned a scenic route on some great driving roads, away
us. This offers superb photo opportunities and puts us right in the
from the traffic, through pretty French villages and countryside,
centre of the action.
past chateaux and orchards to take you to the legendary Hotel de 16
The atmosphere in the town during the Le Mans race weekend is
This evening, as darkness falls enhancing the magic, a very special
MONDAY 9TH JULY
Michelin starred dinner has been arranged in the exclusive
Following a more leisurely breakfast this morning, you can relax
Welcome Building by the track which has a viewing balcony
by the pool and in the grounds of the Chateau. You might want
overlooking the start/finish straight. Whenever you are ready you
to stock up on beer, wines and local food specialities (if car space
can return to the Château.
allows!) before setting off for your return journey across the
SUNDAY 8TH JULY
Channel from Caen to Portsmouth on the afternoon ferry.
After breakfast on Sunday, you can come and go from the track as
you please until the racing finishes that afternoon. The hospitality
• Return crossing with Brittany Ferries with cabin on outward crossing
will remain open for you to enjoy until late afternoon. Today, you
• 3 nights’ accommodation at the Château with breakfast
can explore the Le Mans Classic Village, watch the racing from your seat in the Grandstand or simply put your feet up inside our marquee and watch the cavalcade of cars roll past. As we are
• 3-course lunch on Friday at the Hotel de France, with wine • Welcome BBQ at the Chateau on Friday evening
situated amongst one of Europe’s largest ‘car club’ gatherings, this
• Race tickets including General Entry, Paddock and Grandstand
is a spectacle in itself. This evening, dinner has been arranged at
• Parking on the infield on the Bugatti Circuit
• Weekend complimentary hospitality in the Classic GT marquee • Michelin Star Dinner at the circuit on Saturday evening with wine • Dinner at the Chateau on Sunday evening • Full road book including all driving routes and tour information • Services of Classic Grand Touring’s experienced Tour Managers THE PRICE: £1,595 per person based on two people travelling in a car and sharing a double or twin room. Single room supplement £695 per person.
SWISS ALPS TOUR 4TH - 11TH AUGUST
This tour takes you on a luxurious trip to France and Switzerland.
aperitif on the hotel balcony with fabulous views followed by a
You will drive some of the smoothest mountain roads and take
locally sourced Swiss dinner in the hotel restaurant.
in breath-taking views. You will stay at the finest hotels, sample outstanding cuisine and partake in unforgettable experiences during the 8-day tour of a lifetime. The daily itinerary is as follows: SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST Our rendezvous will be in Folkestone at the Eurotunnel Flexiplus café where we will board our morning crossing to Calais. Upon arrival in Calais, we begin the first 180- mile stint of the tour down to the beautiful Champagne region in France. We will lunch halfway to Champagne before arriving at the 5* Chateau de Fere. Dinner is included at the fabulous Chateau restaurant. SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST After a beautifully prepared French breakfast, we warm the cars ready to begin the D-road drive down to the next hotel, the Hotel Le Cedre in Beaune, just west of Dijon. Before we begin the main part of our journey we will visit the old Circuit de Reims-Geaux for a photo opportunity in front of the old pit buildings. Once again we will enjoy the gorgeous food on offer in our private dining room for dinner at the hotel this evening.
The tour continues with a short drive from the Hotel in Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen. We will park the cars in Stechelberg and make our way up to Murren by cable car before a short walk to the Schilthorn cable car. We will head 2,970m above sea level where scenes from the Bond film ‘On Her Majesties Secret Service’ were filmed. Lunch will be in the panoramic revolving restaurant and we will visit the ‘Bond World’museum at the top of the mountain. We can also enjoy the famous skyline walk located at the Birg cable car station. If you would prefer to take a drive out to visit some beautiful parts of Switzerland, we have a route ready to go with a fabulous lunch stop should the trip up the mountain is not your cup of tea. Dinner with wine is included at the hotel this evening. WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST After breakfast, we head down to the car park to get the cars fired up ready for the drive to the Chedi Hotel in Andermatt. Our drive involves both the Grimsel Pass and the Furka Pass as we wind our way around these fantastic roads peaking at 2,426 metres above
MONDAY 6TH AUGUST
sea level. We will pass the Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhone which
Today we cross the border into Switzerland to the stunning Hotel
featured in the James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ film and drives through
Belvedere in Grindelwald that looks directly at the famous Eiger
the famous town of Realp where we will attempt to recreate a
mountain, our base for the next three nights. We will stop for lunch
scene from the film Goldfinger.
in Lausanne overlooking Lake Geneva before heading up into the Swiss mountains. Upon arrival at the hotel, we will enjoy a welcome 18
TUESDAY 7TH AUGUST
This evening you are free to enjoy the town of Andermatt or enjoy a lovely meal in the Hotel’s stunning restaurant.
THURSDAY 9TH AUGUST
This evening our finale dinner is included at the stunning Chateau
Having enjoyed a very relaxing morning at the Chedi Hotel, we
d’Adomenil in Luneville.
have arranged to board the newly built gondola to go up into the mountains in Andermatt. Our destination is one of the beautiful mountain restaurants for a typical Swiss lunch with stunning views. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to either enjoy the many hotel spa facilities or continue exploring the mountains. This evening we will have dinner in our private dining room in the hotel restaurant. FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST After breakfast, we begin our journey back into France. On our
SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST Today marks the end of the tour, however, the crossing is on a Flexiplus basis, therefore, you may choose the crossing that suits you best as well as the route you wish to take. We have many hotel recommendations should you wish to break up the journey by taking an extra night in France on your way to Calais. WHAT’S INCLUDED: • Return Flexiplus crossings with Eurotunnel
way out of Andermatt, we will stop at the Pilatus Aircraft Factory in
• Seven nights’ 4* & 5* accommodation on B&B basis
Stans for a private tour which was another location for a number
• Tickets and entry to Piz Gloria via the Schilthorn
of scenes in ‘Goldfinger’. The route takes us on beautiful French D
• Lunch at Piz Gloria restaurant
roads through the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park.
• Tickets and lunch in the Andermatt mountains • Access to the multiple spa facilities at the Chedi Hotel • Entry and a private tour of the Pilatus aircraft factory • Dinner with wine on six evenings • Professional Photographer throughout the tour • Services of an experienced tour manager throughout THE PRICE: £3,295 per person based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room. £1,495 single room supplement
ANGOULEME CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS 12TH - 17TH SEPTEMBER This event has to be one of our firm favourites, 2017 will be our
hotel at La Chartre sur le Loir. This evening we have a fabulous
24th consecutive year in attendance and we are taking steps to
French dinner included at the hotel.
ensure it is one of the best. We have seen many changes over the years but the ethos remain the same. A truly classic event which is as much about the social aspect as it is the cars!
After a traditional French breakfast at the hotel, we have a very pretty drive down past Tours and through the Vienne valley with a
The whole weekend is packed with events starting with a Concours
suggested coffee stop in one of the regions prettiest villages. We
d’Elegance, a rally through the Cognac vineyards, a gala buffet in
provide a light lunch just a few miles from the coffee stop before
the impressive covered market and of course the racing on the
beginning the final part of the journey to Angoulême. Having put
city’s Remparts. We are pleased to continue in our capacity as
the cars to bed for the evening in the secure underground car
the official tour operator for the event. Not only does this give us
park and checked into your hotel room we will distribute your rally
access to the best tickets but also our exclusive hospitality tent
packs and tickets over a private drinks reception. This evening
and high-quality rooms at the best hotel in town.
is free for you to familiarise yourself with the town and visit the
The daily Itinerary is as follows: WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER The tour begins in Portsmouth where we have arranged a special loading line for our cars on the 20:30hrs sailing overnight to St
Concours d’Elegance. SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER This morning the scenic rally (for eligible cars) departs on some extremely fine roads surrounding Angoulême.
Malo. Aboard get to know your fellow rally companions as we
There are checkpoint/refreshment points along the way and an
congregate in the private lounge on board. This evening both
excellent 4-course lunch taken at a surprise location. This evening
your onboard accommodation and dinner is included.
you have tickets for the competitor’s gala buffet in the covered
THURSDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER On arrival into France follow our carefully selected routes on
FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
market. Classic Grand Touring have their own private area in the covered market with a private wine bar and canapes.
pretty roads via a coffee and croissant stop overlooking the lake
SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
at Combourg. We then continue to the stunning Chateau Le
Today the racing begins! Practice and qualifying take place on
Lude for lunch and a guided tour of the Chateau. We park our
the circuit during the morning sessions. We have an exclusive
cars within the grounds for a special photo opportunity before
hospitality tent for Classic GT guests for you to use at your leisure
a short drive to our overnight stay at the ex-Aston Martin Team
throughout the day serving light refreshments and an area to
relax. Your race tickets will provide access to the paddock and a numbered seat in the Cathedral grandstand on the start-finish straight with a big screen so you do not miss any of the action. This evening we have organised a farewell dinner at a top restaurant in town with a surprise prize giving. MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER After our final breakfast in Angoulême, we travel back to the port in Caen for our 23:00hrs crossing back to Portsmouth. This evening we include cabin accommodation for the overnight crossing. For those needing to travel back to the UK earlier, a 16:30hrs sailing is available. WHAT’S INCLUDED • Return sailings with Brittany Ferries with cabin accommodation included each way • Four nights hotel accommodation • Dinner on four evenings including aboard the outbound ferry crossing including wine • Lunch on three days including the Saturday rally • Entry to Saturday Rally and Saturday evening Gala Buffet • Sunday race tickets including paddock passes and seated grandstand • Race day VIP hospitality • Experienced Tour Managers and Mechanical Support Vehicle THE PRICE: £1,750 per person based on two in a car sharing a room. £450 single room supplement. 21
SPANISH TOUR 7TH - 16TH SEPTEMBER Sailing from Portsmouth to Santander on a luxury overnight cruise
and cathedrals noted for their architecture and art. Among them
ferry you will follow the amazing roads along the Asturian coast of
is the Gothic 13th-century Catedral de Léon, with its towers and
Northern Spain before heading down into Portugal.
flying buttresses and the Romanesque 10th-century Basílica de San
With stunning scenery all the way, you will drive corkscrew roads up into the mountains and sweep along wide open roads through vineyards and olive groves. In Spain, you will be staying at Paradors,
streets to explore and beautiful parks to wander through. Dinner will be at the hotel stunning Real Colegiata Hotel this evening.
magnificent historic buildings that used to be monasteries or
MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
castles which are now luxury hotels. The drive out of Portugal along
Today brings you a wonderful drive with contrasting scenery and
the Douro valley and back into Spain offers some of the most
roads as you cross from Spain into Portugal - you will corkscrew
beautiful vistas we have ever seen.
up into the mountains with spectacular views and then sweep
FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER Our tour begins with a cruise from Portsmouth to Santander on the Brittany Ferries ship, Cap Finistere. This ship has a swimming pool and spa area, a cinema and a promenade for pleasant deck
through vineyards and olive groves. The last leg of the journey takes you through the pine forests of the National Parco de Pinhoa. Our hotel, nestled in the centre of the Douro valley, is a beautiful working vineyard in a breathtaking setting with views of the river.
stroll. On a calm day, you are almost guaranteed to see a whale
THURSDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
or dolphin as you cross the Bay of Biscay. You will also find an a la
Today is a free day to relax in the sun on the terraces overlooking
carte restaurant, cafes and bars allowing you to relax and enjoy as
the river or to explore the very pretty local towns. This evening you
you head to Spain.
will visit a truly beautiful local vineyard for a tour and tastings of
SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER After a drive along the Asturian coastline, your first night in Spain will be at a former palace at the highest point of the Soto del Barco. It has a backdrop of the entire estuary of the river Nalón giving the perfect photo opportunity. After a cocktail reception this evening, you will savour a typically Spanish dinner. SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER After breakfast, you will follow a scenic route south to the capital of the Province of León. The city of León is home to many churches 22
Isidoro known for its frescoes and royal tombs. The city has narrow
their table wines and ports. If the harvest is underway you may be invited to help as this is one of the rare vineyards where the grapes are still pressed by foot. Supper is a sumptuous banquet of local delicacies which you could take in a picnic basket for an al fresco dining experience into their lovely garden or find a shady spot in the vineyard. FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER This morning you may enjoy breakfast at a table on the terrace overlooking the river before you head off for an exciting drive back into Spain. The drive up and out of the Douro valley is one of the
most amazing we have ever driven – the views are unrivalled and the
across a wide bay with sandy beaches. Your departure from
roads so good we are sure you will feel the same exhilaration. You
Santander will take place
should arrive in Zamora in time to explore the old quarter of the city and relax on the hotel‘s sun terrace, with views across the rooftops, before dinner in the hotel. This Parador was built on the site of an old citadel and is filled with historic riches and artistic tapestries. SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER A most scenic drive takes you north into the Picos de Europa Mountains for two nights. The route is through national parks before entering the mountain region and the approach to the Parador de Fuente Dé a series of long dramatic canyons and gorges with rock faces that rise vertically above you. This typical mountain region hotel is at the base of the cableway that climbs up to the Áliva viewpoint and has breathtaking views from every window. SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER Today is a free day offering a choice of many different activities from trail walking to exploring the bustling town of Potes and
TUESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER After a relaxing cruise making the most of the ships leisure facilities, you will arrive back in Portsmouth at 19:45hrs. WHAT’S INCLUDED • Return overnight crossings on the Brittany ferries luxury cruise ship from Portsmouth to Santander • 7 night’s bed and breakfast hotel accommodation • 6 dinners, with wine • Cocktail receptions on 2 evenings • Tour with supper at a Portuguese vineyard • Services of an experienced Classic GT Tour Manager THE PRICE: £1,875 Per person based on two people sharing a twin or double. Single supplement: £995
the local churches and museums. There is a local vineyard where you can enjoy a tour and tastings, or, you can take the cable car to marvel at the astounding views. This evening there will be a cocktail reception at the hotel before your last dinner in Spain. MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER This morning we have time for a leisurely breakfast allowing the whole day to make your way back to Santander. There are several route options taking you along the coastline offering the opportunity to have coffee and lunch at one of the scenic seaside towns. Alternatively, you can head straight into Santander, the elegant capital city of the Cantabria region. The city is stretched 23
HOTEL DE FRANCE TOUR 8TH - 12TH OCTOBER We are very pleased to bring you the ‘Le Mans and L’Hotel de
time to see the private collection of 400 stunning cars owned by
France experience’, to combine the thrill of circuit driving with
the same very fortunate man.
motor racing history, French wine, local food specialities and drives through stunning scenery.
drive on, via Rennes and Le Mans, to the Hotel de France in La
You will enjoy the luxurious comfort of the Hotel de France, perhaps
Chartre-sur-le Loir. Tonight we will be served a splendid dinner in
the most famous motoring hotel in France.
the hotel restaurant, the ‘Relais de Ronsard’.
The daily itinerary is as follows:
WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER We will meet at Portsmouth docks to catch the 20:30hrs overnight sailing to St Malo. Your Tour Manager will be there to greet you at check-in where he/she will direct you to the dedicated loading line specially arranged for Classic Grand Touring to ensure we all board the ship together. Once on board, you can find your cabin accommodation and relax before meeting your tour companions for a private drinks reception and dinner in the highly respected ‘Les Abers’ restaurant. Having enjoyed a fine dinner and a nightcap in the bar perhaps, you can retire to your comfortable Commodore or Club class cabins for a good night’s rest. TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER This morning we will meet after breakfast before our arrival into St Malo at 08:00hrs. We will make our way to Le Manoir l’Automobile at Loheac where coffee and croissants will be served on our arrival and then …..onto the private track for some really exciting driving! This is a treat to have exclusive use of this private racing track and we have booked a good amount of time to make sure everyone can enjoy plenty of laps before lunch. However, you must leave 24
We will have lunch in a bijou restaurant near to Le Manoir and then
After a traditional French breakfast at the hotel, we will take a leisurely drive down to the Loire at Saumur passing through chalkstone villages, forest, wildflowers and the beautiful vineyards of Bourgeuil to take us to the wine cellars of Bouvet Ladubay. Here, we will explore the art of ‘Methode Traditionelle’ sparkling wines and of course, we will taste a selection of their fine wines. We have arranged a light lunch, with more wine (or soft drinks!) at Bouvet. Then, if you wish, you could stroll along the Loire or around the mediaeval town of Saumur, which sits elegantly astride the river. You could also take a short drive along the Loire to see the extraordinary troglodyte settlements built into the cliff face before heading back to La Chartre-sur-le-Loir for a very special evening’s entertainment. THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER Following breakfast, we offer a day based on the Le Mans 24 hour Race. Leaving the hotel at 10.30am, we will follow the route to the circuit as used by the team cars driving to and from the circuit between 1953 and 1963, including the 1959 winning cars. At midday, you will enjoy the thrill of driving onto the Bugatti track at the Le Mans circuit. After lining up on the grids, you will drive
around the track then have a once in a lifetime photo opportunity
FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER
under the famous Dunlop Bridge.
After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you can explore the town
This evening will be our Gala Dinner in the hotel restaurant with a specially chosen menu full of French culinary delights, and, we are very pleased to welcome Maitland Cook as our after dinner speaker. From 1967 to 1971 Maitland worked for J W Automotive
and stock up on local specialities, and wine, to take home before heading north to Caen for the return ferry home. Check-in for the ferry is at 15:30hrs for a 16:30hrs sailing, which arrives back in Portsmouth at 21:15hrs. Bon voyage!
Engineering Ltd, the Gulf-sponsored John Wyer team that raced the
Ford GT40, Porsche 917, and Mirage Ford with conspicuous success.
• Return sailings with Brittany Ferries • Cabin accommodation on both journeys • Drinks reception and dinner on the outward sailing • Three night’s accommodation at Hotel de France on a B&B basis • Museum visit at the Manoir de l’Automobile with coffee & croissants • Track time at the museum’s private circuit • Lunch on the first day • Dinner with wine on three evenings • Entry to the Le Mans 24hr Museum with track time and photos • Visit to Bouvet Ladubay in Saumur with tastings and lunch • Services of an experienced tour manager • Accompanied by Maitland Cook • Detailed road book and itinerary THE PRICE £1,640 per person based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room
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Weâ€™re proud to have built bespoke tours for clubs such as The
building and operating completely bespoke driving tours and
Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain, The Maserati Club UK, The
experiences on behalf of car clubs, small groups, publications and
Aston Martin Owners Club, Aston Martin Cambridge, Octane
companies giving equal levels attention to detail that we include
Magazine, Brooklands Trust members, The GT40 Enthusiasts Club,
in all of our tours.
the Jaguar XK Club, the Jaguar E-Type Club and moreâ€Ś
We offer you the opportunity to dream big with wish lists of desired
If you would like to speak to the team about a bespoke driving tour
locations, desired experiences, and budgets. As a company we
please feel free to contact us.
take our wealth of knowledge and expertise built up over many years to build a tour proposal for with suggestions such as vineyard visits, racing circuit access, hotels, museums and chateaux all based upon your criteria. You also the option to include one of our very own tour managers to accompany you on your tour adding an extra personal touch of service. 26
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only many individuals, as part of our group tours, but also for car
team of full-time staff and experienced tour managers all come
clubs such as the Ferrari Owners Club, The Bentley Drivers Club,
from strong motorsport, events, and luxury travel backgrounds
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and promise to offer the very best service to make your trip with
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We take you to places others cannot; private car collections,
We will take you to the best races and events, always offering
circuits, museums and Chateaux, reached via interesting and
interesting itineraries for you to enjoy the best from your car and
scenic driving routes, with memorable overnight stops in charming
ensuring you get the most out of the events we operate. The
and beguiling hotels with outstanding cuisine.
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2 0 1 8 CALENDAR THE RETROMOBILE MEETING 7TH – 9TH FEBRUARY
DETAILS ON PAGE 03
ICE DRIVING VARIOUS DATES IN FEBRUARY
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MONACO HISTORIQUE DRIVING TOUR 4TH – 13TH MAY
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MONACO HISTORIQUE FLIGHT TOUR 10TH - 14TH MAY
DETAILS ON PAGE 08
THE MILLE MIGLIA TOUR 11TH – 22ND MAY
DETAILS ON PAGE 09
GRAND PRIX DE PAU TOUR 15TH - 21ST MAY*
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PYRENEAN TOUR (EXTENTION FROM PAU) 21ST - 24TH MAY
DETAILS ON PAGE 14
THE IRELAND TOUR 19TH - 25TH JULY
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LE MANS CLASSIC 5TH - 9TH JULY
DETAILS ON PAGE 16
SWISS ALPS TOUR 4TH - 11TH AUGUST
DETAILS ON PAGE 18
ANGOULEME CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS 12TH - 17TH SEPTEMBER
DETAILS ON PAGE 20
SPANISH TOUR 7TH – 16TH SEPTEMBER
DETAILS ON PAGE 22
HOTEL DE FRANCE & LE MANS TOUR 8TH – 12TH OCTOBER
DETAILS ON PAGE 24
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Published on Oct 26, 2017
Published on Oct 26, 2017
Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Classic Grand Touring event brochure. Here you will find information on our most popular events. For more...