With our 2014 driving days selling out fast here at Great Escape Cars have had to put our thinking caps on. Obviously we had to find the thinking caps first, as generally we are better at the doing than the thinking. Caps duly doffed and with minds focused on driving days it didn’t take long before we began only thinking about what our perfect classic car-focused day might look like. Although selling what you would like to buy may not be the best way to run some businesses, and I’m sure we can all think of examples, for us it seems to work quite well. Because it turns out that, like our driving days, what we like tends to be what our customers like. With a full calendar of 10 classic car driving days planned for 2014 we wanted to do something a little different. Lots of companies offer weekend, week-long or even longer driving tours where you can take your own classic car and join like-minded owners on a tour of some pretty scenery and great roads. The trouble is, if you don’t have your own classic car it generally doesn’t work too well. And that’s when our thinking caps began to vibrate in an alarming fashion. The Cotswolds Getaway Tour is a simple idea. Take the format of our driving days – the chance to drive at least 5 different classic cars – and extend it over a more relaxed two day event that includes accommodation and food. Make the food and hotels stars alongside the cars, so there is something for drivers and non-drivers, and we think it’s a package that works rather well. So well that if we weren’t selling it we’d definitely buy it. Here’s how it works – for more details visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk or call 01527 893733. The Cotswolds Getaway Tour takes place from Friday 25th July to Saturday 26th July. The idea is simple – spend two days leisurely driving around the Cotswolds in five different classic cars, following a relaxed route, stay at one of our favourite places in the Cotswolds, with a gourmet dinner and lunch included. During the day you get the chance to take your time and enjoy the scenery with your co-driver, in the evening you can share experiences with the rest of the small group.
How it Works
The Cotswolds Getaway is two full days enjoying the Cotswolds behind the wheel of a selection of top class classic cars. Each driver gets the opportunity in advance to name cars from our fleet that they would like to drive on the event
How Much & What’s Included
The cost is £699 for two people based on sharing a double room. This price includes:
Two full days driving 5 different classic cars
200-250 mile tour of the Cotswolds over 2 days
Fuel for touring route & insurance for 2 people
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at The Slaughters Inn on double room basis
Lunch on Saturday 26th July
Great Escape support crew accompanying the tour
The only extras to allow for are your drinks and lunch on Friday 25th July. The single person price is £449, including a room supplement of £100.
Friday 25th July 2014
On arrival at our unit on the morning of Friday 25th July we will provide a light breakfast and short briefing before we head out on the road. We provide a route for each day, taking in our favourite parts of the northern Cotswolds, but you are free to take your time and deviate from it whenever you wish – just be at the meeting points to change cars at the scheduled time. During the day we will meet up to swap cars and then continue to our overnight stop at The Slaughters Inn. We then meet for drinks and dinner. Saturday 26th July 2014
After a breakfast at the hotel we continue the tour, heading towards the southern Cotswolds. We stop mid-morning for coffee and a car change before meeting again for a lunch, which is part of the package. The cars are changed again at lunch for a leisurely drive back to our unit.
Discover the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds Getaway Tour puts you in the driving seat of some of Britain’s finest classic cars in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Our driving tour lets you take your time touring the region each day, swapping cars during each day so that you can test our a new classic every few hours. The emphasise is on a relaxed, enjoyable and scenic tour that can be enjoyed by driver as well as passenger. We have been running classic car tours through the Cotswolds for several years so your route picks out some of our favourite places to visit, wander and eat.
Drive 5 Classic Cars in 2 Days
Just like our one-day driving rallies, the Cotswolds Getaway Tour puts you behind the wheel of five different classic cars including Jaguar E Types and Mk2, Jensen Interceptor, MGB and Austin Healey. During the two days you will swap between cars, giving you several hours to enjoy each one.
Luxurious Accommodation & Delicious Food
The tour includes an overnight stay, with dinner, at the picturesque Slaughters Inn in the pretty village of Lower Slaughter in the heart of the Cotswolds. After breakfast on the second day we will head off for a morning drive before stopping for lunch in the Cotswolds, which is also included in the price.
We have been running driving days and corporate events ranging from 5 to 40 cars for several years. To read what customers think of our previous events, click here.
The theme of this rally is rest and relaxation so we are limiting the numbers to a maximum of 8 couples (16 people). You can join the rally as a couple or single person for £699/two or £449/one.