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.
Two new tours announced!
Christmas Party Time and our much loved Viking Tour - see lower down the page.
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PORTMEIRION July 4th – 8th 2021 The four-night stay in Portmeirion, the magical Italianate village nestling on the edge of the Dwyryd estuary and used as the setting for the sixties TV series The Prisoner, has been organised after the great success of the stopover during the recent Dragon … Read More
This weekend event was run for the first time in 2015 at the request of people who had been on the Credit Crunch in April. It turned out to be a great success, with a terrific party atmosphere prevailing throughout and it was replicated in 2016. … Read More
This is an entirely new one-off event. The first night in Northern Ireland is in Newcastle, County Down. The world famous Mount Stewart House and gardens is the first stop next day and then we'll be based in Belfast to take in the Titanic museum and various other attractions, including the spectacular North Antrim coast, the Giant's Causeway, and Old Bushmills Distillery. Catching a morning ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, on the 18th you get a chance to drive the TT circuit, savour the scenery, and once more there are amazing places to visit, including the Laxey Wheel. The tour finishes with the morning ferry from Douglas to Heysham.
SUNDAY / MONDAY / TUESDAY / (WEDNESDAY) Lake Vyrnwy The 12th Credit Crunch offers the usual superb scenic views and a variety of great driving roads, this time in the Welsh Borders and Berwyn mountains. The unique and unusual attractions will intrigue! With the wedding business nowadays … Read More
‘It is not the cheaper things that we want to possess, but expensive things that cost a lot less’ – John Ruskin. The tour takes in assorted luxury chateaux hotels, along with various racing circuits, some forgotten that can be driven, and various other attractions. With great driving … Read More
This time the event will go ahead I'm sure and it'll be a chance for everyone to enjoy a convivial get together. It's the opportunity to catch up with friends and maybe take an excursion or two around the quiet country roads, the Elan Valley reservoirs and dams being a must! I've carried on the entries from last year and the price for dinner bad and breakfast, with traditional Christmas dinner on the Sunday night, remains £245 per person based on two people sharing.
The original planned events for 2021 have been shunted into 2022 and the first one is the 13th Credit Crunch, based at the Ramside Hotel, Durham. Of course this was already mostly sorted before Dominic Cummings decided to visit Barnard Castle in order to test his eyesight! Suffice to say on a trip to liaise with my hotel contact I couldn't resist checking I didn't need a glasses change!
During the stay we'll be visiting the Angel of the North, Beamish museum, Locomotion, the Bowes Museum, and, of course, picturesque Barnard Castle where we call at the car restoration business Carrossarie. Eye test not obligatory!
When Country Lane Tours arranged the first Viking Tour in 2002 it was also the first time a group of cars from the UK had joined in with the annual Tjoloholm Castle Classic, an amazing event with over a thousand varied machines from all over Scandinavia. … Read More
South Coast and the Isle of Wight. September (date to be formalised) 2022
Another entirely new tour, based between the Master Builders Hotel right in the middle of the Maritime Museum at Beaulieu and a yet to be arranged hotel on the island. Of course we'll be visiting the National Motor Museum but also the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which houses the Mary Rose (raised from the Solent after 400 years in the mud!), the Victory, and much more. Due to the limited size of the Master Builders the entry is restricted to twenty-five cars so priority list is now open.