Classic car tours of Europe
Take your classic car on a grand tour, under the care of experienced Tour Director, Ian Glass.
All Country Lane Tours are designed to be a relaxing holiday with a vintage or classic car. Daily mileages are frequently low with numerous halts of at least two nights.
Christmas Party Time! (December 1st - 4th), 15th Credit Crunch Special, Stratford on Avon (April 7th-10th 2024) & 3rd Bridgnorth (May 8th - 12th). 6th Eire Odyssey (June 28th - July 13th) & Chateau Tour (September 8th - 14th).
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2022 / 2023 past tours
2022 was an interesting catch-up year as nothing much occurred in 2021. Certainly it illustrated people were fed up and eager to get out in their cars. The synopsis gives you an idea.
13th Credit Crunch Special (April 24th-27th) Durham 63 cars took part.
7th Viking Tour (May 18th - June 1st). 20 cars took part.
Chateaux, Champagne & Circuits (July 17th – 29th). This tour, the final Continental event after twenty years, was a great success, although the weather was inordinately hot on a couple of days, 15 cars took part.
South Coast & Isle of Wight (September 16th – 23rd). Starting in Portsmouth with a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, crossing to the Isle of Wight for two nights before returning to the mainland for four nights at the luxury Master Builders Hotel in Bucklers Hard on the Montagu estate this proved another success and all 26 spaces available (number of rooms at Master Builders Hotel) were filled. Event will run again next year.
Christmas Party (December 2nd – 5th). After the great success of last year with 25 cars taking part, with superb food, and amazing surrounding scenery such as the Elan Valley dams, it is again at the Metropole Hotel in the picturesque Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells. Obviously you're not expected to attend in a classic if the weather is bad, but it's a chance to meet up with friends and just enjoy the surroundings. Limited availability so early booking advisable.
There was a tremendous response to events in 2023, Tours now open for 2024 booking!
This weekend event was run for the first time in 2015 at the request of people who were on the Credit Crunch that April and been impressed by the hotel, its food, and the countryside around Llandrindod Wells. Another plus was a visit to Abbey Cwm Hir Hall and the decorations done in the style of a Victorian Christmas. It turned out to be a great success, with a terrific party atmosphere prevailing throughout and was replicated in 2016.
Based at the Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton, near Cromer, the event takes in Sandringham House and Gardens, a lunch cruise on the Broads, Wroxham Miniature Worlds, RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, and the Muckleburgh Military Collection. Accommodation in the main hotel limited to fifty rooms, but overspill available. Main hotel is fully booked with 50 rooms taken, overspill hotel still available.
This four night tour is based at the Old Vicarage Country House Hotel and takes in a tour of the world renowned restoration business of CMC (Jaguar specialists), the amazing cliff railway, a run from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster on the Severn Valley steam railway, the Kiddrminster carpet museum, historic Harvington Hall, Daniel's Mill, and much more. Entries limited to just fourteen cars as that's the total number of rooms at the hotel. The event was fully booked in a week by regular clients and is now running a second time July 19th - 24th. 4 rooms already gone
This is a spectacular run through southern Ireland, starts in Waterford and finishes in Dublin, following the route mainly taking by previous Odysseys as far as Limerick with the Galway Coast, Westport, Sligo and Athlone added.
Chateau La Chatreuse Du Val Saint Esprit, just fifty miles from Calais, needs no introduction to regular clients. It's been a favourite stopover on the way to Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, and elswhere and is the base for all six nights with short forays each day through local villages and quiet roads to visit some fantastic venues, just one being the Louvre at L ens.