Classic Travelling was established in 2003 and offers motoring holidays and driving tours for classic, vintage and sports cars of all ages. 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.
Classic Travelling takes away the hassle and guesswork from a touring or driving holiday, leaving you the time to enjoy yourselves and your car. 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. Our knowledge and experience means we have a in-depth and unique knowledge of where to drive, depending upon your budget, interests and car. At Classic Travelling we pride ourselves on our attention to detail in preparing every trip we undertake, for both clubs, groups and individuals.
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. Unlike some companies and tour organisers, Classic Travelling tour directors actually drive every single mile of every single tour we offer, both as a reconnaissance trip – and then to accompany the Group Tours. We also carefully handpick and then visit and/or stay in every hotel we use and recommend, to ensure they are of the standard expected by us and our customers. We use small, character hotels wherever possible, not large, corporate or coach-party hotels where you’re just a number, not an individual.
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 comprehensive 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 route information.
We pride ourselves that 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.