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Goodwood Revival Silver Tour 2022 12th – 19th September A luxury eight day fully escorted self-drive tour by Backwater Classic Car Tours to the world’s premier classic motoring event You will stay in two four-star hotels set in exquisite settings and visit Wisley Gardens, Williams F1 and Brooklands Museum
Join us on this fabulous event… Over the past two decades the Goodwood Revival has established itself as the world’s premier classic motoring event and a unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor racing in the romantic time capsule of the golden era of motor racing at one of the world’s most authentic circuits. It’s the only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s that relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit. Once in you enter this other world, old cars, racing cars, very expensive cars. There are shows on every corner, spivs offering you nylons and used watches, St Trinians girls performing, groups of post war singers, bands and dancers. You just don’t know where to look first. This exclusive fully escorted eight-day self-drive tour will take you from the luxurious four-Star Oakley Court Hotel on the banks of the Thames at Windsor and a tour visiting Windsor Castle, Wisley Gardens, Williams F1 private tour and Brooklands Museum culminating with three days in Grandstand Seating at the Goodwood Revival. You will stay in two four-star hotels set in exquisite settings with visits to RHS Wisley Gardens, Brooklands Museum and Williams F1 factory. You will be with travel companions of like-minded people with an interest in classic motoring and relaxed touring. If you love touring and the Goodwood Revival is on your bucket list, this is an outstanding opportunity to join us for what promises to be an outstanding touring event. Motor Events: Goodwood Revival, Williams F1 private tour, Brooklands Museum. National Monuments: Windsor Castle, option: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory. Gardens: RHS Wisley.
12th to 19th September 2022… Day 1 Windsor Welcome Dinner and tour briefing Day 2 Windsor, Windsor Castle tour, possible River Thames trip. Day 3 Windsor Williams F1 private tour and lunch, Day 4 Wisley Gardens and Brookland Museum. Day 5 Goodwood Revival – day one, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory option Day 6 Goodwood Revival – day two Day 7 Goodwood Revival – day three Day 8 Tour end and checkout. The Tour Hotels… The Oakley Court Hotel – Windsor The Oakley Court is a quintessential country house hotel, on the banks of the River Thames. This beautiful location is only a short drive away from London and Heathrow Airport. Hilton Avisford Park – Goodwood Elegant Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel, this quintessential Georgian manor house, is set in 89 acres beautiful English countryside between Chichester (Goodwood, six miles) and historic Arundel.
Day One … Monday 12th September - Oakley Court - dinner tonight is at the hotel. Once you have collected your car at Heathrow it’s just a 20-minute drive to The Oakley Court Hotel at Windsor with time to relax before our Welcome Dinner and tour briefing in the Conservatory this evening. In 2012, The Oakley Court proudly hosted the Team GB ‘Canoeing Sprint’ and ‘Rowing’ teams during the Summer Olympics. The hotel is just over 3 miles from Windsor Castle. River trips available. Day Two… Oakley Court - dinner tonight is at the hotel. We have a private Guided Tour of Windsor Castle and St. George's Chapel. You can’t say Windsor without conjuring up images of the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle, the changing of the guard, Eton College, the River Thames, stunning architecture and beautiful scenery. From the time of its creation, Windsor Castle was associated not only with wealth and advanced architecture, but also with royalty that lived in it. With its thousand-year occupation by the royal family of England, Windsor castle represents the longest-occupied palace in Europe and one of the most visited tourists’ attractions in England. The Castle is on a small hill alongside the river Thames, a location that was previously used by both Celts and Romans who reinforced the area with forts and hill forts. The original Windsor castle (one of nine castles that were created around London) was built in the 11th century as a simple mote and baley castle, created predominately from wood. Henry, I became attached to the castle, intending for it to become a royal house for the English crown and this started the age of gradual reconstruction from its simple design to the magnificent form it now possesses.
Day Three … Williams F1, Oakley Court - Dinner your choice. This morning we drive a picturesque circular 64-mile route along the river Thames to Williams F1 in Oxfordshire for a private tour of the Williams F1 Heritage Collection. This was created in 2014 to manage the team's collection of historic Formula One cars. Our very own exclusive insight tour experience includes an expert tour guide providing commentary on the team’s illustrious history and a glimpse into some of the remarkable technology behind the team’s history. Together with the opportunity to view a selection of spectacular and historic trophies a light finger buffet, tea, coffee & soft drinks. Please note that tour does not access the Formula One factory. Williams F1 Heritage Collection Housing more than 40 of the team's seminal race cars, the Williams Grand Prix Collection charts the team's 30+ years of motor racing history. Williams has a vast treasure trove of historic racing cars that have been hidden away from the public, gathering dust in storage and the Heritage division is returning these cars to their former glory. Williams also now provide technical support and research to a wide range of industries and the tour provides an insight into this side of the organisation. the tour provides an insight into this side of the organisation. We will lunch at Williams in the Alan Jones Room and after the event. The collection spans the entire history of Williams, commencing with the inaugural Williams FW06 up to the present day. Displays include Alan Jones’ championship-winning car from 1980, the infamous FW08 six-wheeler, championship-winning cars from Damon Hill and Nigel Mansell, Jenson Button’s first car in the year 2000 and Juan Pablo Montoya’s winning car from the Monaco 2003 Grand Prix.
Day Four… Hilton Avisford Park Hotel - dinner tonight is at the hotel. Leaving Windsor, we turn south to Surrey and visit Brooklands Museum and Wisley gardens. Brooklands Museum The route to our next hotel takes us via Brooklands Museum and Wisley gardens. Brooklands is a step back in time to the days of innovation, determination and record-breaking on the site of the world’s first racing circuit. Hear the stories of the pioneering men and women that shaped the world of motoring and aviation. Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an vast collection of civilian and military aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.
Day Four… Hilton Avisford Park Hotel - dinner tonight is at the hotel. Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley The flagship garden of the RHS and home to some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the world. Planting schemes are continuously evolving, with something to inspire visitors on every visit. Key highlights throughout the seasons include the Rock Garden, Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, Mixed Borders, Seven Acres, and the tropical-inspired Exotic Garden. Seasonal must-sees include, blooming rose collection in summer, magnificent autumn colour and a crisp Winter Walk. RHS Garden Wisley has opened the new Welcome building which features an airy arrivals hall, large shop and plant centre, spacious café. The borders are laid out in diagonal strips or ‘rivers’ with the original design using roughly three plants in each river. e alongside hardy bananas while cannas, gingers and dahlias add splashes of vibrant colours. On the Glasshouse Borders you can drift through ‘rivers’ of foliage and flowers as you enjoy glorious views down to The Glasshouse. When you stand at the top of the Viewing Mount you get the full view of the rivers and the design as a whole.
Day Five… Revival Hilton Avisford Park Hotel - Dinner your choice The first day of the Goodwood Revival and if you haven’t been before, the best day to see what it’s all about as the crowds are at their lowest. Friday is Practice Day so every car that will compete over the next two days will be on the track and late afternoon there is a one-hour race into the sunset ““OVER THE ROAD” Don't be fooled into thinking all the fun takes place within the Motor Circuit. If you cross the bridge taking you - literally - Over the Road you open the door to a whole world of frivolity. Live performances add a buzz of glamour to the Revival with many of these performances taking place Over the Road and there is plenty of seating from which to enjoy this retro and retro-inspired music. There are fairground rides, a roller disco and any number of eating and drinking spots. After the races are over and night falls, the Doom Bar is a particularly popular place for a spot of dancing and excited chatter, with live music and real ales until 2230hrs (2130hrs on Sunday). Over the Road features a host of excellent stalls, mainly made up of motoring or vintage related wares. If you think that the Revival is just about cars, today may very well change your mind with period machinery of all shapes and sizes, incredible aircraft displays, live music, dancing and fashion recreating the golden age of motorsport. Many Revival visitors go to great lengths to dress in period style and achieve that authentic look playing a key role in making the Revival such a unique event. While you're not required to dress up, you’ll feel much more involved if you do.
Day Six… Revival Hilton Avisford Park Hotel - Dinner your choice Today the big crowds arrive, and Saturday is Ladies Day, there’s live music from big bands to jazz and boogie-woogie to rock ‘n’ roll plus a cast of spivs, grid girls, army officers and evacuees all playing a part in the unique atmosphere. Late afternoon sees the start of the Freddie March Memorial Trophy with a fabulous collection of classic sports-racing cars such as Jaguar C-type, Aston Martin DB3 and DB3S, Austin-Healey 100S, Ferrari 750, Allard and HWM racing on into the twilight. Highlights of the programme are the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy race for motorcycles, the hugely popular St Mary’s Trophy for saloon cars and the post-war Grand Prix cars fighting for grip as they battle for the Goodwood Trophy The Whitsun Trophy is the weekend’s fastest race and is always guaranteed to provide breathtaking entertainment and close racing. The 45-minute Shelby Cup is a two-driver event featuring pitstops at mid-distance to enable a rapid handover. A rumbling full-capacity grid of 30 cars, running in up-to-1966 vintage, is expected and promises to be an unmissable spectacle. For a break, go “Over the Road” for an exciting array of vintage stores, live music, food and entertainment.
Day Seven… Revival Hilton Avisford Park Hotel dinner tonight is at the hotel. Option: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory the Mary Rose Museum. This is a must for history buffs, and the story Henry VIII, s the Mary Rose story is fascinating. Day Eight… 19th September Hilton Avisford Park Hotel Tour ends. Today features what, for many fans, is the highlight of the weekend’s racing, the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race for some of the world’s most valuable racing cars. These are the beautiful GT cars that, in days gone by contested the famous Tourist Trophy races. The motorcycles are back out again too as are the saloon cars, and a mouth-watering array of historic Formula One cars and sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s in an action-packed programme of wheel to wheel racing. In the air will be the Spitfires and Hurricanes that flew from Goodwood to fight the Battle of Britain. The day culminates with the Prize Giving ceremony where Lord March awards his much- coveted prizes and medals. Away from the track action, the Earls Court Motor Show is a recreation of the original show of the same name, complete with period Art Deco façade. The indoor exhibition is a recreation of the motor show as you would have seen it in the 1950s and 60s, where manufacturers of the era showcase their vehicles of the future. And don’t miss the Revival Car Show in the car park which has become one of the largest and divers vehicle displays in the world and don't be surprised if you stumble across Mods and Rockers hanging out and dancing in the streets, or people jiving under the trees.
tour details… What’s included Experienced Tour Director, to ensure you’re able to make the most of your tour. 7 Nights’ accommodation in Luxury Hotels. Depart and arrive from your hotel each day in your own time. 5 Three course dinners. Full breakfast every day. Windsor Castle Tour. Williams F1 tour and lunch. Goodwood Revival 3-day entry. Goodwood Grandstand Seating. Brooklands Motor Museum. RHS Wisley Gardens. Comprehensive tour book. GPS Navigator with day-by-day route planning. Goodwood Official Souvenir program, free circuit parking. What’s not included Air fares and airport transfers. All drinks are extra to accommodate individual preferences. Hire Car. Entry to places of interest other than those specifically included. Although this tour is a simpler and less time intensive version of our Gold tour the cost is dominated by the full three days at Goodwood which is exactly the same as offered on the Gold Tour with Grandstand seats on all 3 days to allow you to experience Goodwood Revival to the full. We see little benefit on reducing any aspects of the Revival when this is the main objective of the tour. Tour Cost £2800.00 per person based on two sharing a room. Guide Cost: US $ 3900.00pp, Canadian $4780.00pp, Euro €3320.00pp guide cost will invoice at the exchange rate at time of invoice. Web site and tour registration web site link: https://bit.ly/3e5p6aL tour registration web link: https://bit.ly/3f9yb3D Booking and payment terms On completion of our booking form we will send you an invoice for a non-refundable deposit for £100.00 (or equivalent currency) per person that guarantees you a place on the tour. September 2021 we will send you a final invoice that requests a 20% deposit with final balance eight weeks before the tour date. However, you may remit payment of the tour prior to this date. All tour prices will be based on the exchange rate for the UK pound applicable on the 1st of September 2021. Tour Date: Goodwood Revival is held historically on the second weekend of September, but is not confirmed until the previous September, and the tour date would move to accommodate this. Note: we reserve the right to amend the dates and itinerary in this brochure. About Backwater Tours: We have been organising car tours since 2008 and have reputation for attention to detail, Quality locations and tour books, all tours are escorted. With particular regard to the Goodwood revival tour we are based only a few miles from the motor circuit and are full members of GRRC (Goodwood Road Racing Club). When selecting your tour provider check the small print, how far is the base hotel from the motor circuit as our hotel is only six miles from the circuit, not as some tours which are at least three quarters of an hour each way and in heavy event traffic. Contact: Backwater Classic Car Tours Skylark Way, Barnham West Sussex, PO22 0FA, UK Telephone: +44 (0) 1243 820041 Web: www.backwatertours.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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