Where do the tours start?
The start and finish city for each tour is detailed on the
TOUR section of the website. As the actual starting
address may change to accommodate local events, you will
be provided updated information prior to departure and
once the tour has started you may start each day as you
I haven’t driven in another country before, is it
If you are changing from right to left hand drive, or vice
versa is not as difficult as imagined and you will find that
you will settle in to the “wrong” side of the car within a
couple of hours. No navigation skills are required and
each car is provided with a GPS navigator (to be returned
at the end of the tour) with each day of the tour route
loaded so you just need to follow the spoken directions and
if you choose to take a detour, the GPS will get you back on
What kind of hotels do we stay in?
All tour itineraries has been driven and checked by the tour
leader and each hotel personally inspected. We endeavour
wherever possible to stay in not less than 4 star
establishments and most tours are definitely 5 Star so one
night you may be in an historic country house and the next
in a 5 Star contemporary hotel. Your accommodation will
include outstanding scenery, character and service. Fine
food is also near the top of the list and all accommodation
is chosen to reflect the nature and style of the region
through which we are travelling.
What meals are included?
Breakfast is included every day and the included dinners
are usually on the first night when we are staying more
than one night at a hotel or we are in a remote location.
On other nights dinner, is of your choosing and we can
provide you with options if you do not wish to dine in the
hotel. Lunches are usually not included except when we
have the opportunity to dine somewhere that offers
something rewarding, such as the Post Ranch perched high
on a cliff overlooking the rugged coast at Big Sur or
Blenheim Palace in the UK.
Do you provide any support?
If you are renting a car, the supplier will provide support
but if you are using your own car we strongly recommend
that you arrange for reciprocal cover through your local car
club or arrange independent breakdown insurance.
Naturally we will do all we can to assist in the event of a
breakdown and you will be provided with a list of contact
numbers in your tour pack at the start of the tour.
What is the daily routine?
You can leave the overnight accommodation at your
leisure. If you are following the tour leader we will
generally leave around 9:00 am with a view to arriving at
the evening accommodation by 5:00pm and the departure
time for the next day will be in the Daily Update delivered
to your room each evening. On days where we are not
relocating, tours may be included or your tour book will
provide you with various options or you can just do your
own thing. Many tours are orientated towards a
motoring holiday but it’s not always about cars. On “Car”
orientated tours you will see some outstanding auto
collections but there is always something for everyone
especially the fairer sex. We visit the tour country’s most
spectacular locations and attractions from the ocean to the
alps and you will drive through some of the most amazing
country you will see anywhere. Socialising and relaxation
are vital to the enjoyment of your holiday and each day we
recommend morning and afternoon stops and somewhere
interesting for lunch.
Can I go by myself or is it only for couples?
Yes, although you may incur some cost penalties if
travelling alone as most hotels charge by the room. If you
are considering travelling alone contact us for more details,
and we will do our best to match you up with a compatible
What is the dress code?
Daywear is as informal as you wish and “smart casual” is
sufficient for evening wear. On a few occasions you may
choose to be more a little formal such as at Salon Prive or
the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where attire should
be stylish comfortable and convenient for walking. On the
Goodwood Revival tour we recommend joining in the spirit
of the event and dressing in your best 50’s and 60’s attire.
Styles range from dressy to resort casual. Temperatures
are often cool in the morning and evening, and warm
during the day, so layering is recommended.
What types of cars are on the tour?
If you are renting a car through us, cars included in the
tour are Luxury Class but we can also offer you a wide
range of convertibles and coupes from European to
American Muscle cars depending upon location. Each tour
itinerary nominates the base car included in the tour but
don’t forget to ask for options or upgrades if the standard
car is not to your liking.
How far will we drive in a day?
This varies from day to day and we try to limit car time to 3
to 4 hours. In some cases this will mean covering a
substantial distance on freeways and motorways and on
other quite a short distance. There are many days on each
tour where there is little if no distance to cover and we try
to have as many multiple day stops as possible rather than
be moving every day. We try to avoid motorways and
freeways whenever possible and the vast majority of our
driving is on quieter back roads.
What type of people will I meet on the tour?
The common interest is a love of driving, adventure, good
food, fine wine and interesting company. Age range is
generally in the more “mature’ bracket and you will meet
people from many and varied backgrounds.
We usually limit the number of cars to 15 or 30 people and
you will be sure to find other participants that share your
interests. Some have been touring for years while others
are first time tourers.
How do I book?
Firstly check with us by email or phone to ensure that there
are places still available. Once you have decided to join us,
either download or complete the booking form on line from
the “Book Now” tab and either email it to us or send by
post with your deposit. Once your booking has been
received we will send you confirmation of your acceptance
and a receipt for your deposit.