Classic Travelling organises motoring holidays for you to enjoy driving the world in style. From worldwide adventures and cultural journeys, to luxury tours or weekends away, you can enjoy motoring at its best: beautiful cars, fabulous roads, stunning scenery and delightful accommodation.
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.
All our fully escorted Group Tours and self-drive Classic Tours are researched, created, tested and organised by Classic Travelling – and we also happen to be experienced, well-travelled and enthusiastic classic car owners. We accompany each Group Tour as your tour guides and organisers.
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.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin, the Wilton Classics and Supercar show are providing a weekend of celebration, supported by Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
Event One: Saturday: a 100 mile rally for 100 Aston Martins
Classic Travelling has carefully created a day-long tour, specifically for Aston Martin. Start with a breakfast buffet at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire (the location used in the James Bond Goldfinger film). Drive along roads chosen by Classic Travelling for their smile factor, visiting Aston Hill, in Buckinghamshire. Travel through some stunning countryside and pretty villages of Oxfordshire and Berkshire to our lunch at Newbury Racecourse. The afternoon drive winds across the North Wessex Downs through north Hampshire and into Wiltshire on some delightful lanes and fun roads. Finally arrive at Wilton House, the home of Lord Pembroke. Mechanical backup will be provided by Davron Aston Specialists.
Event Two: Saturday: Champagne Tea
Come and cheer home the 100 Aston Martins on the Rally. The House and Gardens will be open for you to view from 2pm. Tea, from 3pm, will be a sumptuous selection of sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, along with a mixture of miniature cakes and meringues. Champagne and a variety of teas and coffee will round off this traditional afternoon tea. You do not need to have an Aston Martin to attend this event.
Event Three: Sunday Wilton Classic & Supercar Show
Classic Travelling was established in 2003 and offers motoring holidays for classic, vintage and sports cars. The founder of the business, Sarah Dowding, has extensive experience of touring and motoring, having driven well in excess of 250,000 miles over the finest roads in Europe, North America, and southern Africa.
With Classic Travelling's continual presence on the best touring roads, we are second to none for advice about exploring the world by road, and off the beaten track.
Our knowledge and experience means we have a in-depth and unique knowledge of where to drive, depending upon your budget, interests and car. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail in preparing every trip we undertake, for both clubs, groups and individuals. Let us take away the hassle and guesswork of organising your holiday, leaving you the time to enjoy yourselves and your car.
A taster of the trips
Whet your appetite for wanderlust with this short video showing you what the trips are like.