A luxury fifteen day fully escorted self-drive tour

6th - 20th September 2022

Fifteen days - Fourteen Nights

The world's most celebrated historic motor racing event. Historic landmarks, scenic villages, gardens and motor related venues hosted in five four-star hotels all set in exquisite settings

A luxury fifteen day fully escorted self-drive tour by to the world’s premier classic motoring event.

You don’t just attend Goodwood Revival, you are part of it!!

You stay just six miles from Goodwood Circuit.

The only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s that relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit. It’s not all about cars!

With the covid pandemic now retreating in England and all restrictions cancelled, we confirm that if the Goodwood Revival event is cancelled a refund will be made.

The Goodwood Revival Gold Tour, which is fully escorted throughout, takes place from 6th – 20th September 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 and Thames River trip, Blenheim Palace and lunch, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose Museum and HMS Victory.

Being full members of Goodwood (GRCC) and living nearby, we understand the background issues of the Revival. All of the local hotels have a rolling contract with Goodwood for entrants, staff etc, so most Goodwood Revival tour packages are forced out of the area and then, because the roads are so busy, it can easily take at least an hour’s drive to get to the circuit.Because of our local knowledge and hotel contacts we have secured a four star hotel six miles from the circuit. We give ourselves a pat on the back for this one as to get a firm contract for such a popular event means that despite the heavy competition from much larger travel companies than ours means we are seen as a respected and trusted client by Hilton.

We also aim to have an ex Goodwood Revival staff member to give the group a briefing at dinner before the event, just an example of the extra touches we bring to our tours. The Revival is a very extensive event and to have a few tips and tricks before you get to the circuit will make all the difference to your time there.

Our tours focus as much on the social side as the driving. There is no compulsion at all to follow our daily itinerary although we hope you can do as much as you can.
We’re very aware that having travelled a long distance you may have other things you need to fit into your time here. As long as you’re with us for dinners in the evening so you can get to know your fellow travellers that’s all we ask. We should also mention at this time that we’re not big on ‘dressing up’. Please leave your tiaras and black ties at home. Smart casual is fine for evenings leaving you room for all those souvenirs in your suitcase. We do not like large groups and this tour also has a restricted size.

As a break from car related venues we also visit some important English gardens like RHS Wisley, 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.

The dress code is not be compulsory at Goodwood Revival, but it’s an excuse to have a little fun and embrace the glamour of an era gone by.

Very importantly, during this event, you will be staying at the 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.

Each car is provided with a GPS programmed with each day’s route to take you down the most scenic way to the day’s highlights and your hotel each evening.  

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.

Downsize to the Goodwood Revival ‘Silver’ Tour 2022

Motor Events:
Goodwood Revival, Williams F1, Morgan Factory, British Car Museum Gaydon, Haynes Motor Museum, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Brooklands Museum.

National Monuments:
Windsor Tour, Blenheim Palace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory

RHS Wisley, Exbury Gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum.

Draft Itinerary:
6th – 30th September 2022

  • Day 01 Windsor Welcome Dinner and tour briefing
  • Day 02 Windsor Windsor Coach Tour + Thames private boat trip
  • 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 Forest Haynes motor museum
  • Day 09 New Forest 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 Tour end and check-out

The Tour Hotels:
The Oakley Court Hotel – Windsor
Collect your hire car from Heathrow and drive 20 minutes to Oakley Court, which is a quintessential country house hotel, on the banks of the River Thames at Windsor. 

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.

Avisford Park – Goodwood
Elegant Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel, this Georgian manor house, is set in 89 acres beautiful English countryside between Chichester (Goodwood, six miles) and historic Arundel.

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.

Transport your car to the UK:
The Efficient Freight Company
Transport your car to the UK and reduce you tour cost by £1000.00 per place.
If this is of interest contact the company direct.
Telephone: 01424 732203
Email: john@efficientfreight.com

This company is highly experienced in all aspects of global motorsport freight and logistics – having been associated with multiple UK teams and tour operators for more than 40 years and have been responsible for the safe movement of very expensive cars.

What's Included
  • 14 Nights’ accommodation in Luxury Hotels
  • 14 Days Luxury Car hire – Options available
  • 9 Three course dinners. Full breakfast every day
  • Windsor Tour. Williams F1 tour and lunch
  • Two hour private Luxury Tea Cruise on the River Thames
  • Goodwood Revival 3-day entry. Goodwood Roving Grandstand Seating
  • Brooklands Motor Museum. RHS Wisley Gardens options
  • Morgan Motor Company Factory Tour. Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre
  • Blenheim Palace tour with Orangery Lunch. Haynes Motor Museum
  • Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Coach trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory and the Mary Rose
  • Comprehensive tour book. GPS Navigator with day-by-day route planning
  • Haynes Motor Museum. Goodwood Official Souvenir program, free circuit parking
  • Experienced Tour Director, to ensure you’re able to make the most of your tour
  • Depart and arrive from your hotel each day in your own time
What's Not Included
  • Air fares and airport transfers
  • All drinks are extra to accommodate individual preferences
  • Entry to places of interest other than those specifically included
  • Car fuel
Goodwood Revival Gold Tour 2022 Itinerary
Goodwood Revival Gold Tour 2022
Download or view the 16 page brochure at simplebooklet.com
Goodwood Revival Gold Tour 2022


US $7600.00pp, Canadian $9350.00pp, Euro €6550.00pp

guide costs Note: Currency rate at date of invoice

Cost based on two people sharing a room.


Cost saving idea for two couples.
Share the driving share the cost saving, having one car for two couples shows a saving of US $350pp a total of $1400.

  • Based on two sharing a room and car hire.
    If the hire car is not required, the tour cost is reduced by £500.00pp or equivalent currency.
    We will send you a final invoice that requests a 20% deposit with final balance eight weeks before the tour date.
  • All tour prices will be based on the exchange rate for the UK pound applicable on date of invoice.
  • However, you may remit payment of the tour prior to this date.