Why should I join a Classic Travelling tour?
Classic Travelling takes away the hassle and guesswork from a touring or driving holiday. Your free time is precious and so you want to know that you will be driving the best roads in the area, staying at charming hotels, and that your car will have suitable parking each night. You want to know what there is to do, see and visit on each day of your driving holiday or road trip, without having to do hours of research, or missing anything of interest.
A Classic Travelling tour is organised, but you are not. This is no regimental exercise and you are free to spend your days as you wish, at your own pace, doing exactly want you want. All we ask is that you arrive at the accommodation we have booked on your behalf each evening (Group Tours only).
We provide you with a tour book to help you make the most of your road trip or classic car tour. This book contains your detailed and easy-to-follow route directions and route maps, accommodation information, and describes everything we think may be of interest to you, that you will be passing by each day. The tour book also gives you a little bit of history to the area, and may include some little anecdotes or stories about the places you are passing through. The idea of the book is to help you have all the information you need in just one place, and not be cluttered with various guide books, leaflets and maps.
Classic Travelling organises small, friendly, escorted Group Tours and holidays, with no more than 15-20 cars, for you to join, or take one of our Classic Tours as a self-drive tour if you wish to travel independently, just using our tour books and information.
We pride ourselves that our each year about 75-80% of our bookings are from previous tour participants, including from our very first tour in 2003. However, everyone is made to feel equally welcome and many people comment on how friendly and sociable our tours are.
For any questions or queries have a look at the FAQ page, or the Useful Information page
Latest from the blog The Julier Pass, Switzerland
|This road features in Classic Travelling’s Trans-Alpine Adventure (June 7-21 2013)Many roads lead to the Engadin – but the most beautiful of them all crosses the famous Julier Pass. The serpentine twists and panoramic views are legendary, so what better way to enjoy the Alps than a spirited drive along this mountain pass?|
Built in the 1820s to replace the Septimer Pass, the road connects the Engadin valley with the eastern region of Switzerland known as Graubünden. At its highest point, the Julier Pass soars to 2,284 metres (7,492 feet) above sea level and boasts a reputation as perhaps the most stunning mountain road in Switzerland – if not the world. From Zurich, it is around 100 miles to Tiefencastel, after which the extreme beauty of the surroundings, combined with the mixture of flat sections and tight bends, create a superb drivers’ road all the way to the Pass itself – particularly recommended in a (well-heated) open-topped sports car.
Once across the Pass, it is only a few miles to Silvaplana, which is itself a short drive from St. Moritz or Sils Maria.
This article first appeared on www.classicdriver.com on 21 December 2012, written by Jan Baedeker