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Goodwood Revival Gold Tour 2022 A luxury fifteen day fully escorted self-drive tour by Backwater Classic Car Tours to the world’s premier classic motoring event Inclusive of historic landmarks, scenic villages, gardens and motor related venues hosted in five four-star hotels all set in exquisite settings
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 fifteen day self-drive tour will take you from the luxurious four Star Oakley Court Hotel on the banks of the Thames at Windsor through the English countryside visiting National monuments, gardens and motor collections culminating with three days in Grandstand Seating at the Goodwood Revival then back to Windsor for our Farewell Dinner at The Oakley Court. You will stay in five four-star hotels all set in exquisite settings, restored country mansions and country estates, gardens and an arboretum and you will be with travel companions of like-minded people with an interest in classic motoring and relaxed touring. You can depart and arrive from your hotel each day in your own luxury car and in your own time as every day’s itinerary is plotted on our GPS units that will lead you through the day’s attractions and finally to your hotel each evening. 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, Morgan Factory, British Car Museum Gaydon, Haynes Motor Museum, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Brooklands Museum. National Monuments: Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory Gardens: RHS Wisley, Hidcote Gardens NT, Exbury Gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum.
August 30th to September 13th 2022… Day 01 Windsor Welcome Dinner and tour briefing Day 02 Windsor Windsor Castle tour, private Thames Boat Trip. Day 03 Stratford upon Avon Williams F1, British Car Museum Gaydon Day 04 Stratford upon Avon Blenheim Palace Day 05 Stratford upon Avon Cotswolds villages run, Hidcote Gardens Day 06 Bath Morgan Factory, Westonbirt Arboretum Day 07 Bath Bath, Explore Historic Bath Day 08 New Forest Haynes motor museum Day 09 New Forest Three Counties Run, Exbury Gardens, Bucklers Hard Day 10 Goodwood Coach Trip, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose museum. Day 11 Goodwood Goodwood Revival – day one Day 12 Goodwood Goodwood Revival – day two Day 13 Goodwood Goodwood Revival – day three Day 14 Windsor RHS Garden Wisley, Brooklands Museum, Farewell Dinner Day 15 Windsor tour end and check-out 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. The Welcombe Hotel - Stratford-upon-Avon Surrounded by 157 acres of landscaped grounds, is within close distance of William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Superbly located for exploring Stratford-upon-Avon; a short stroll and you’re in the heart of the town and the world-famous RSC theatre and the river Avon. Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – Bath Bath Spa Hotel is perfectly situated in historic Bath and is just a short stroll from many of the city's top attractions. The hotel has years and years of history behind its walls and is rich in character which is subtly complimented by modern facilities and amenities. Exquisite food and rolling grounds. Rhinefield House Hotel - New Forest Beautiful period hotel set in the new forest close to the picturesque village of Brockenhurst. Like a magical secret, Rhinefield House is located deep within in the New Forest National Park via an ornamental tree drive. 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 … Tuesday 30th August - 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… Wednesday 31st August - Oakley Court - dinner tonight is at the hotel. We have a Guided Tour of Windsor Castle and St. George's Chapel, and Thames private boat trip. 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 … Thursday 1st September - Williams F1, The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon dinner tonight is at the hotel. This morning we drive to Oxfordshire for a private tour of the Williams F1 Heritage Collection which was created in 2014 to manage the team's collection of historic Formula One cars. 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 and bringing them into private ownership. 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. We will lunch at Williams in the Alan Jones Room and after the event. After lunch we drive to the British Motor Museum Gaydon in Warwickshire, England, which holds the World's largest collection of historic British cars. There are over 300 classic cars on display from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. The building itself is a spectacular piece of art deco design and stands proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres. Opened in 1993, it began as the amalgamation of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s preserved car collection and is known for having the best collection of British cars in the world. British Motor Museum Gaydon
Day Four … Friday 2nd September - The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon - Dinner your choice. Today we to drive and tour of Blenheim Palace, a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim. We visit the gilded State Rooms, the palace is home to one of the most important and extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries, and the Churchill Exhibition which includes the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born 1874. Blenheim Palace, Day Five … Saturday 3rd - The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon - Dinner your choice. Today’s run you visit some Cotswolds villages that are some of the most beautiful in Britain. The Cotswolds with Its rolling hills and thatched medieval villages built of distinctive local yellow limestone. Burton on the Water
Day Six… Sunday 4th - Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – Bath dinner tonight is at the hotel. Today we tour the Morgan Motor Company followed by a buffet lunch at the factory. Morgan was established in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan. A four-wheeled model began production in 1936, and Morgan cars have long become famous the world over. Morgan Motor Company Also, on route to Bath we visit Westonbirt Arboretum, it is perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the United Kingdom. Westonbirt Arboretum,
Day Seven… Monday 5th - Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – Bath - Dinner your choice. Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain ideal for exploring on foot. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries. Bath became a World Heritage site in 1987. The 15th century Abbey, Pump Room and Roman Baths are located right in the heart of the city. Bath’s Georgian architecture is quite stunning. The Royal Crescent has been carefully restored by the Bath Preservation Trust to appear as it might have done when first built. Many famous people have lived in the Crescent including Gainsborough and Lord Clive of India. One of the most famous landmarks in the city is Pulteney Bridge, one of only two bridges in Europe to support shops. River trips available.
Day Eight… Tuesday 6th - Rhinefield House Hotel - New Forest - dinner tonight is at the hotel. Haynes motor museum – on route to hotel The UK's largest exhibition of great cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, Bentleys and Rolls Royce to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220. Rhinefield House Hotel Bucklers Hard Day Nine… Wednesday 7th - Rhinefield House Hotel - New Forrest Three Counties Run - a 70-mile scenic route through the backroads of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. with an optional visit to Exbury Gardens. Exbury Gardens New Forrest wild ponies .
Day Ten… Thursday 8th – Hilton Avisford Park Hotel - dinner tonight is at the hotel. Beaulieu Motor Museum In the heart of the glorious New Forest, here you will find the, home to over 250 vehicles telling the history of motoring. You can also visit Palace House and Gardens, home of the Montagu family since 1538. Coach Trip: to 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. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory – and the Mary Rose Museum Beaulieu, National Motor Museum
Day Eleven… Friday 9th – 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 Twelve … Saturday 10th – 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 Thirteen … Sunday 11th – Revival Hilton Avisford Park Hotel Dinner your choice. 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.
Day Fourteen …Monday 12th – Oakley Court – gala dinner tonight is at the hotel. Our last day on the road as we turn north to Surrey and visit Brooklands Museum and Wisley gardens and then return to The Oakley Court Hotel for our last night. Brooklands Museum The route back will take about 90 minutes directly to the Brooklands Museum and the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. The museum is an outstanding piece of history in itself and an opportunity to see everything from vintage cars and motorcycles, to a Wellington Bomber and the one of the last Concordes. RHS 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. Like other days you are free to make your own way so if you feel like passing anything on the way or go direct to the hotel, and our Farewell Dinner is tonight in the Conservatory. Day Fifteen …Tuesday 13th – Oakley Court – tour end Checkout time is not until 11:00am so if you’re not making an early flight join us for breakfast in the restaurant for final farewells. After last goodbyes return your car to London Heathrow or your previously arranged drop point or continue touring.
tour details… What’s included Experienced Tour Director, to ensure you’re able to make the most of your tour. 14 Nights’ accommodation in Luxury Hotels. 14 Days Luxury Car hire – Options available. 9 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. Morgan Motor Company Factory Tour. Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre. Blenheim Palace tour with Orangery Lunch. Haynes Motor Museum. Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Westonbirt Arboretum. Comprehensive tour book. GPS Navigator with day-by-day route planning. Haynes Motor Museum. Goodwood Official Souvenir program, free circuit parking. Depart and arrive from your hotel each day in your own time. What’s not included Air fares and airport transfers. All drinks are extra to accommodate individual preferences. Car fuel. Entry to places of interest other than those specifically included. The Cars Standard tour car is Mercedes E Class, Optional cars at additional cost by quotation. Tour Cost £4800.00 per person based on two sharing a room and car hire. Australian $ 8600.00pp - New Zealand $ 9250.00pp - Euro ¢ 5300.00 – US $ 5900.00 If the hire car is not required, the tour cost is reduced by £500.00pp or currency equivalent. Web site and tour registration https://midd.me/XQUa 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 by Goodwood 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. 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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