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Colton, OR 97017

June 22 - July 4, 2022

The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend bringing together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars, and motorsport ‘royalty to create the largest car culture event in the world. Our visit to the Goodwood Festival of Speed includes admission to the Gurney and Clark VIP hospitality suites. They are reserved for just a few of the large attendees. Not only do you get trackside viewing but the privacy of your own marquee, which includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, and continuous service of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Paddock access is also offered, an opportunity to see the cars up close and mix with both drivers and celebrities. You’ll be escorted by Steve Austin, who will be joined by Festival ‘stalwarts’ such as Alain DeCadenet, Derek Bell, Richard Attwood, and Brian Redman. Present Formula 1 and Le Man's drivers are well represented. They are available to meet the fans and sign programs without the pressures of full-time racing.
Following the Festival of Speed we embark on our second section, the Normandy Beaches. We take a ferry to Cherbourg and then a short drive to our wonderful Omaha Beach Resort Hotel. We arrive in the afternoon and have time to enjoy the surrounds before welcome drinks and dinner. The next three days we are joined by our renowned D-Day guide, Christophe. His presentations are quite remarkable. Treating the subject with a share of sombre and uplifting reports, one comes away with a deep understanding and respect. Included are the pre-dawn air drops, the beachheads and the post D-Day battles. We also include some great restaurants and coastal scenery.
We now head for our third section, the Le Mans Classic. Based in the historic town of Tours, we get to enjoy the bustle of a French town. Our three days at Le Mans allow us ample time to really experience one of the birthplaces of motor racing. Our superb hospitality suite allows for panoramas of the track from the pits through to the Dunlop curves. Continuous food and libations throughout the day makes the comfort level second to none. Also included are visits to the pits and the paddock, an historic bus tour around the course and jitney service to other parts of the track. This is indeed experiencing 1st class motor racing in a first class manner.


DAY 1 Wednesday, June 22 You are met at the Hilton Hotel Terminal 4. At Noon we journey down to the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel on England’s south coast. Please note your departure out of the U.S. would be on June 21. The remainder of the afternoon is left for your leisure. At 6:00 pm, we meet in the hotel lounge for welcome cocktails. Dinner this evening is in the hotel and will include guest speaker, Le Man's winner, and F1 pilot Richard Attwood. Next five nights at the Marriott Hotel (4 stars)

DAY 2 Thursday, June 23 A journey up to the village of Grove, home to Williams F1. Our visit will include the wonderful collection of Formula 1 race cars and a look at the Awards Room, where all the trophies are housed from the marque's illustrious history. A gourmet lunch is served in the VIP meeting room. This afternoon we travel the short distance to Stonehenge, the second most visited place in England. This evening we relax in a local ‘pub’ overlooking the Solent.

DAY 3 Friday, June 24 Today will be our first visit to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. First, this morning we travel into the New Forest to the National Motor Museum, which is without question the finest road/race car collection in the country. This afternoon we arrive at Goodwood House, the venue for the Festival. You will have a roving grandstand ticket allowing you to view the cars from different locations. This afternoon is great for getting a feel for the event. It will be busy but nowhere near as busy as the weekend. Please note you may omit the Museum visit and go directly to The Festival in the morning. This evening we dine al fresco at a waterside restaurant.

DAY 4 Saturday, June 25 An early start this morning as the roads will be very busy. For the next two days, we are housed in our private Hospitality Suite. Directly in front of us, the cars will be maneuvering the long curve that heads up the hill. It is also where many of the vehicles will be doing donuts, burnouts, and all sorts of shenanigans. We are served a champagne breakfast on our arrival. Throughout the day, we are served lunch, drinks, and afternoon tea. The Suite has a veranda for viewing, but also inside is a large plasma TV, in case there is a shower. Alain DeCadenet will be leading a walkabout of the paddocks during the day, not to be missed. This evening is left for your leisure.

DAY 5 Sunday, June 26 Once again, we return to Goodwood House. Today, the racers get a bit more serious with their timings, and the ‘final ten’ shootout is very intense. Lunchtime, we are joined by Targa Florio winner and three-time F5000 champion Brian Redman. This afternoon, there will be time to visit more of the show – even with three days, you won’t get it all in! We return in the late afternoon back to the hotel. We’ll be dining in a private suite at the hotel and will be joined by five-time Le Man's winner, Derek Bell.

Day 6 Monday June 27 Today we head for France and the port of Cherbourg. Our ferry crossing is short and we arrive at our beautiful Omaha Beach Resort in the afternoon with time to enjoy the surrounds. Cocktails 'al fresco' and dinner in the hotel's panoramic restaurant starts our Normandy section.

Day 7 Tuesday, June 28 Our visit to the Normandy beaches is both sombre and inspiring. Today, we meet our brilliant guide Christophe, who will amaze you with his knowledge and presentation. Our morning will follow the pre-dawn D-Day activity of the Airborne assault at Ste Maire Eglise, continuing with the landings on Utah Beach. Our dinner, this evening, is in Port en Bessin.

Day 8 Wednesday, June 29 Today, we cover the fierce battle at Omaha Beach and Point du Hoc. Christophe makes a stunning presentation to allow you the full concept of this day. Visits to the gun emplacements at Point du Hoc and the German ‘Sea Wall’ are sobering. The ability of the US forces to overcome these barriers is remarkable, and a tribute to these young men. Later in the afternoon, we visit the American Cemetery and pay our respects at the lowering of the flag ceremony. Our dinner this evening is at an excellent restaurant in Port en Bessin.

Day 9 Thursday, June 30 Today we depart Normandy for the city of Tours and the start of our Le Mans Classic week end. En route, we visit the Museum at Montormel near Falaise. Following D-Day, the fighting was intense to break out of the Beaches. The Allies were held up just a few miles inland. After two months, they were able to encircle the German army for some of the fiercest fighting at the Falaise Pocket. This museum gives testimony to this, mostly unheralded, battle. Later in the afternoon we arrive at Tours and the beautiful L’Oceana Hotel. Plenty of time to discover your surroundings before dinner ‘al fresco’ this evening.

Day 10 Friday, July 1 Our first day at the Le Mans Classic and a great day for discovering the event. There will be action on the track, and we have guided access to the paddock and garages. Today is a good day to visit the vendors in the ‘Le Mans Village’ before it gets too busy. Also, today is a perfect time to visit the Car Clubs Corral situated on the infield close to the famous Dunlop Bridge. This evening, dinner is at the historic restaurant Les Hunaudières on the Mulsanne Straight. This historic restaurant reeks with atmosphere as race cars flash by just a few feet away.

Day 11 Saturday, July 2 A full day at the track. Upon arrival, we are welcomed at our Hospitality seating. During the day, we will be visiting different parts of the circuit, plus a ride around the track in a pre or post-war coach. There will be plenty of time to wander around the paddock, on the infield, and get close to the race cars and drivers. Take in the atmosphere of this great event! With all this activity, there is plenty of food and libations back at the Suite. A large plasma TV, with English commentary, and lap timing for all the cars and classes, allows you to follow lap by lap. Around midnight, we return to our hotel.

Day 12 Sunday, July 3 This morning, we return to the track and Hospitality Suite. Again, food and drinks are available during the day. ‘Jitneys’ run continuously to take us out to Arnage and the Mulsanne Corner, and a visit to the very complete museum is well worth a visit. The afternoon sees the final Class races, and in the late afternoon, we return to Tours for another ‘al fresco’ dinner.

Day 13 Monday, July 4 This morning, following breakfast, we depart for Paris and the CDG airport for your ongoing travels.

TOUR DATE:                        June 22 - July 4, 2022
TOUR COST:                        $10,850 

Booking Information

*June 22-27 – 6 days $6,900 per person, twin occupancy
Single Supplement $1,500
Tour starts/ends at Heathrow

Final Balance Due: February 15, 2022
Balance can be paid by check or by Visa, M/Card, or Amex. Please note a 3% charge on credit card payment

Cancellation & Refunds:
A full refund of monies paid will be made if written cancellation is received 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations between 60-120 days prior to departure will
be subject to a cancellation fee of 25% of the tour cost. Cancellations received 30-60 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour
cost. Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour cost. Cancellations within 15 days of departure,  there will be no refund. Cancellation and trip insurance is available and suggested.

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