A luxury fifteen day fully escorted self-drive tour by to the
world’s premier classic motoring event
The Goodwood Gold Revival Tour, which is fully escorted throughout, takes place from August 20 to September 13th, 2022. Its 640-mile route includes not only a 3-day entry pass to the Goodwood Revival itself (with grandstand seating and free circuit parking), but also excursions to some of the UK’s most iconic monuments including Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose Museum and HMS Victory.
As a break from car related venues we also visit some important English gardens like RHS Wisley, Hidcote Gardens NT, Exbury Gardens and Westonbirt Arboretum.Accommodation for the 14 nights is in a series of five 4-star luxury hotels. All have been chosen for their comfort, excellent facilities and locations. With a full English breakfast every day and nine three-course dinners over the full fortnight, plus a Gala Farewell Dinner on the last night.
Naturally, the highlight of the Revival tour is the three days at the Goodwood Revival Festival itself. A firm favorite with classic motor enthusiasts for over two decades, this flamboyant and colourful event has something for everyone, from classic sports cars to motorcycles, old aeroplanes and jazz bands, to say nothing of glamorous costumes from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
Very importantly, during this event, you will be staying at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, a venue situated just 6 miles from Goodwood. This means that daily visits to the Revival are quick and easy, with no need for a long journey through heavy event traffic, a problem frequently encountered with some other Revival tour packages.
The price of the Goodwood Revival package includes the hire of a luxury car: a Mercedes E Class or similar as standard or use your own car at a lower tour cost. A GPS Navigator pre-loaded with day-to-day route planning, and a comprehensive tour book, ensure comfortable driving and a chance to appreciate some beautiful countryside.
Cars can choose for themselves how many of the destinations they wish to visit and when they want to depart from the hotel. This gives them maximum freedom to tailor the tour to suit their own particular needs.
Goodwood Revival, Williams F1, Morgan Factory, British Car Museum Gaydon,
Haynes Motor Museum, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Brooklands Museum.
Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory
RHS Wisley, Hidcote Gardens NT, Exbury Gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum.
August 30th to September 13th 2022…
Day 01 Windsor Welcome Dinner and tour briefing
Day 02 Windsor Windsor Castle
Day 03 Stratford upon Avon Williams F1, Gaydon National motor museum
Day 04 Stratford upon Avon Blenheim Palace
Day 05 Stratford upon Avon Cotswolds villages run, Hidcote Gardens
Day 06 Bath Morgan Factory, Westonbirt Arboretum
Day 07 Bath Bath, Explore Historic Bath
Day 08 New Forrest Haynes motor museum
Day 09 New Forrest Three Counties Run, Exbury Gardens, Bucklers Hard
Day 10 Goodwood Portsmouth Historic Dockyard HMS Victory, Mary Rose museum
Day 11 Goodwood Goodwood Revival – day one
Day 12 Goodwood Goodwood Revival – day two
Day 13 Goodwood Goodwood Revival – day three
Day 14 Windsor RHS Garden Wisley, Brooklands Museum, Farewell Dinner
Day 15 Windsor tour end and check-out
The Tour Hotels:
The Oakley Court Hotel – Windsor
The Oakley Court is a quintessential country house hotel, on the banks of the River Thames. This beautiful location is only a short drive away from London and Heathrow Airport.
The Welcombe Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon
Surrounded by 157 acres of landscaped grounds, is within close distance of William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Superbly located for exploring Stratford-upon-Avon; a short stroll and you’re in the heart of the town and the world-famous RSC theatre and the river Avon.
Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – Bath
Bath Spa Hotel is perfectly situated in historic Bath and is just a short stroll from many of the city’s top attractions. The hotel has years and years of history behind its walls and is rich in character which is subtly complemented by modern facilities and amenities. Exquisite food and rolling grounds.
Rhinefield House Hotel – New Forrest
Beautiful period hotel set in the new forest close to the picturesque village of Brockenhurst.
Like a magical secret, Rhinefield House is located deep within in the New Forest National Park via an ornamental tree Drive.
Hilton Avisford Park – Goodwood
Elegant Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel, this quintessential Georgian manor house, is set in 89 acres beautiful English countryside between Chichester (Goodwood, six miles) and historic Arundel.
Goodwood Revival is held historically on the second weekend of September, but not confirmed until the previous September, and the tour date would move to accommodate this.
About Backwater Tours:
We have been organising car tours since 2008 and have reputation for attention to detail, Quality locations and tour books, all tours are escorted. With particular regard to the Goodwood revival tour we are based only a few miles from the motor circuit and are full members of GRRC (Goodwood Road Racing Club). When selecting your tour provider check the small print, how far is the base hotel from the motor circuit as our hotel is only six miles from the circuit, not as some tours which are at least three quarters of an hour each way and in heavy event traffic.