United Kingdom Tour
March 7, 2021 - March 19, 2021
Lake District – Scotland – Yorkshire
If you like me have spent a lifetime devouring car magazines, you will be aware that at one time or another any motoring journalist you care to mention has waxed lyrically about the roads and scenery of the northern reaches of the UK particularly northern Scotland. This tour has been designed to prove to you why. You will discover narrow lanes bordered by hedges or moss covered stone walls, there will be waterfalls dropping almost onto the roadway, there are the barren dales where you can see the road winding its way into the distance and the dark heavily forested glens where the light disappears on you and then there is the sheer size of the Scottish Landscape. I tried to photograph it, but you can only get a small portion of the majestic whole, you just have to experience this amazing landscape for yourself. OK there is no guarantee that the weather will be perfect but with twilights stretching out, you can fit a lot into a day. The best way to describe the driving? Well I’m not sure I have the words but I will tell you that I lost count of the times I came over a crest and broke into a broad grin when I saw the road ahead or the number of times I came through a bend and said “Oh Wow” out loud as you take in the new scene that has opened up for you.
The Tour Schedule
Today has to rank as one of the best drives anywhere. Lots of corners but the ups and downs are amazing and there is very little traffic. We pass a string of distilleries, Balmoral and Braemar Castles, Gleneagles Golf Course, Knockhill Race Circuit and Murrayfield. Something for everyone. Our home for the next 2 nights is a boutique hotel on the edge of the city. Only a 10 minute walk in to the centre or a 2 minute bus ride from the front door.
A pretty easy run down the Motorway today as we head for Goodwood. I have not arranged any group accommodation for Goodwood as it is near impossible to secure a group booking. However, I am happy to arrange whatever accommodation you wish, from a very comfortable hotel 15 minutes from the circuit to a delightful B&B in the heart of old Portsmouth.
Driving Adventures is David Thomas. David has been passionate about driving since he was old enough to hold a steering wheel. He has driven from London to Sydney, through the Andes and much of South and Central America, across deserts and deep into rainforests. He has won rally stages in the Himalayas. Raced successfully at Bathurst and taught thousands of people advanced driving skills through his own school and as head of the NSW Police Driver Training School. He has driven in movies and videos and has been organising and conducting tours since 1990. If anyone can show you how to have a good time in a car, it is David.
Per Car – 2 People
The cost of the tour is $15,000/car/2 people. This includes all accommodation and a cooked breakfast each morning. Your own pre-programmed Sat-Nav Unit, Comprehensive Roadbook and myself as the Tour Leader to smooth the way and ensure that everything happens as it should.
There is only 10 places available for this tour. Places will be allocated on a first in basis. To secure your place you will need to place a $1,500. Non-refundable deposit with the remaining $13,500 to be paid in 2 further deposits closer to the tour.
If you require any further information or would like to talk about this tour, please contact me.