Escorted non-competitive classic cars driving tours

We send you to places you won’t find on your own.
The tours are organised, but you aren’t.


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Backwater Classic Car Tours are all about fun and relaxation, driving on quiet country lanes, and taking you to places you probably wouldn’t find on your own. There’s no competitive rallying and no procession driving, just friendly hassle-free driving tours along beautiful lanes and little-known backwaters.

All our classic car tours are escorted; they’re flexible and relaxed and can be completed within a few hours. Participants are given easy-to-follow tulip navigation routes which have been tested thoroughly. They are typically between a 65 and 100 mile range and are ideal for navigators and drivers who are not familiar with this type of route navigation but who are keen to gain experience.

Tulip navigation, however, is not only great fun for participants who are new to rallying, but also enjoyable for experienced drivers who, we have no doubt, will appreciate the beautiful lanes and picturesque routes that we plan. On our Backwater Classic Car Tours, you will discover and appreciate classic car driving at its best.

As for accommodation, we only offer quality hotels in interesting areas. As each tour just takes a few hours to complete, you’ll have ample time to explore the surrounding areas at your leisure. Included in many of our escorted classic car tours is a special visit to a renowned attraction – it could be a mountain train ride or a boat trip, or maybe a tour of a motor museum, an historic home, or some beautiful gardens. You’ll discover details of where, when, and what in the XK and E-type Club Tours section.

We’ve already planned many escorted classic car tours for the next two-three years, including repeats of our most popular car tours, and more ideas are always in the pipeline. You can also check out what escorted tours we organised and enjoyed last year on our Tour Review page – destinations ranged from Cornwall and Somerset to the Scottish Highlands and New Zealand.


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