United Kingdom: British Motoring – From The Golden Age To The Present Day 6D/5N

| United Kingdom | London | Cheltenham | Brighton | Hampshire | Cotswolds | England | Gloucestershire |
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Summary

Go back in time and discover the history and legacy of British motoring at world-famous manufacturing plants and multiple museum visits. Then, try your hand at off-roading and experience the prestigious Goodwood Revival, held each September. After your driving you can relax at award-winning spa hotels and stretch your legs as you explore the varied landscape around Brighton. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Arrive Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Meet your Guardian Angel on arrival and travel from London to Oxford, making sure to view Magdalen Bridge. Admire the architecture of the city and some of the ancient colleges. Oxford University has produced an astounding number of world-renowned alumni including J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen Hawking. 

Pause for lunch at your leisure then continue to the gentle rolling Cotswolds and Cheltenham Spa. Once a humble market town, Cheltenham is now a fashionable spa town swathed in Regency architecture. Check into your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening. 

ACCOMMODATION: Ellenborough Park

Day 2 - 3

Eastnor Castle, Ledbury

The UK is home to the luxury car-maker Jaguar. Visit and tour the plant where every Jaguar is still designed to give you a fascinating insight into the life and history of this famous marque.

Afterwards, proceed to the Land Rover Experience Centre at Eastnor Castle, to witness expert demonstrations in off-road driving before taking your own turn behind the wheel. Put the latest Land Rover production models through their paces on the Jungle Track, Land Track and in the Adventure Zone. Return to Cheltenham at the end of the afternoon. 

ACCOMMODATION: Ellenborough Park

Day 3 - 4

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

Begin your day with a visit to the Morgan Motor Company in Worcestershire where expert craftsmen use traditional skills to build these iconic sports cars. 

Afterwards, drive to Broadway for a stroll past quaint shops and cafes built out of traditional Cotswold stone. Continue to the attractive market town of Chipping Campden and then arrive at Stow-on-the-Wold, the largest town in the Cotswolds. It is full of historic buildings, many of which contain antique shops. It’s the perfect place for gentle exploration and people-watching in luxury restaurants.  

ACCOMMODTION: Ellenborough Park

Day 4 - 5

Beaulieu, Hampshire

It’s time to drive south to the coastline of the English Channel, making a stop at the National Motor Museum. With a collection of more than 250 cars and motorcycles, this is a must-see for any petrol head. This remarkable museum contains the history of British Motoring, and an automotive historian will be your guide. View Campbell’s famous Bluebird as well as the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

Continue your journey and arrive at the vibrant seaside town of Brighton to relax this evening.  

ACCOMMODATION: The Grand Brighton

Day 5 - 6

Chichester, West Sussex

It’s time to capture the glamour of the golden age of motorsport. Head to Goodwood Revival, once of the world's most prestigious and historic race meetings. The nostalgic event is the only one of its kind to be staged entirely in a virtual recreation of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, even down to the vintage advertising. Enjoy prime view of the races from your exclusive seat in the start line grandstand and join racing VIPs including Richard Attwood and Derek Bell as you soak up the celebrations. At the end of the day, continue to London.  

ACCOMMODATION: Brown's Hotel London

Day 6 -

Depart London

You’ve reached the final destination of your driving. Time to kick off the shoes and remove the driving gloves and recline.

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