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ENGLAND & SCOTLAND
Goodwood Members Meeting
& Jim Clark Motorsports Museum

featuring a 12-day journey through England & Scotland

April 9 – April 20, 2021

Our special nod to the history of motor racing, rail and air transportation. For the first time, we are able to bring you the Goodwood Members Meeting in the south of England and Jim Clark’s Motorsport Museum in the Borders of Scotland. To make this even more significant, we split our traveling through England & Scotland with luxury coach and rail, and include some rare opportunities to highlight visits and people along the way.

We start our journey in the south of England, with the special invite to the private Goodwood Members Meeting. It will be the first time we have had the opportunity to offer this. On our journey north, we have incorporated Air, Auto and Train Museums with exceptional travel throughout the beautiful countryside of the UK. We have particularly emphasized train travel, starting with London to York on the daily express. From York, we journey on the most famous rail route, Settle to Carlisle, crossing the wildness of the North Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria. From Carlisle, we visit the beauty of the Lake District, and then continue up into Scotland with a visit to the part of the Roman ‘Hadrians Wall’. In Scotland, we visit the farmlands around Jim Clark’s home town of Duns. A reception at the museum is arranged by the Trust.   The Trust has also arranged for visits to a nearby operating Tweed Mill, and a Scotch Whiskey Distillery. We then journey on to Edinburgh for two days in this ultra-modern yet very historic city. We conclude with a final night Scottish Evening.

With all of our programs, we try to emphasize the quality of our accommodations. This program is no exception, with stays at 4 and 5-star luxury hotels. In London, we are dining as guests at the private ‘Royal Automobile Club’ and in Duns at the Schloss Roxburghe State Room. Throughout the trip, we’ll enjoy restaurants that will certainly dispel any fears of ‘English cooking’!

Goodwood Road Racing Club

Photo courtesy of Goodwood Road Racing Club

Jim Clark Motorsport Museum

Photo courtesy of Jim Clark Motorsport Museum


DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

April 9 DAY 1

Meet at the Heathrow Hilton Terminal 4 for a 12:00 noon departure by coach for the village of Beaulieu. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure before early evening cocktails, followed by dinner. Montagu Arms Hotel for the next three nights.

April 10 DAY 2

This morning we visit the exhibit at RAF Tangmere, alongside West Hampnett (now Goodwood Circuit), RAF Tangmere was a Spitfire base. However, as important, it was the top-secret base for flying spies into and out of Europe using short take-off and landing Lysander aircraft – with no weaponry, radio or lights, these brave airmen flew only at night a few feet above the English Channel. Our lunch is at a cozy Inn once used by RAF pilots.  This afternoon, we are at Goodwood for our first day of the Members Meeting. Today’s visit will include some qualifying events and track displays. The central focus is the large ‘Mess Hall’ – this was once a wartime airfield – where lots of activity is going on and includes a very large food hall. Drivers and Members alike share the long tables. At dusk, there is a massive bonfire with entertainment and fireworks, a major part of the social aspect of the Members Meeting. An evening return to our hotel.  

National Motor Museum

Photo courtesy of National Motor Museum

April 11 DAY 3

All day at Goodwood for the main races.  First, we visit Goodwood House for a champagne breakfast and then chauffeured by limousine to the circuit.  Roving grandstand seating allows for opportunities to  view the racing from various locations.  A full day of fabulous racing concludes with trackside English High Tea.   Later that evening, we return to our hotel for a light supper.

April 12 DAY 4

This morning we visit the National Motor Museum just a few yards from our hotel.  In the afternoon, we leave the south coast for London. En route, a visit to Brooklands, the birthplace of British racing. Parts of the wooden banking are still intact, and the old paddock area now exhibits some of the race cars and a number of bikes. Also on display are airplanes, including the Anglo-French SST. We arrive at our Central London hotel with time to relax around the Theatre area and Leicester Square. This evening is a very special evening at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, synonymous with British Racing and Car Events. We are guests of a private Club Member for dinner.

RAF Tangmere

Photo courtesy of RAF Tangmere

April 13 DAY 5

The second part of our journey now heads North. We board the London – York Express train. In 2 hours, we are in York. York was one of the main train hubs of Britain and has the finest Rail Museum in the country. This afternoon allows plenty of time for the museum, plus York has a fine shopping center in the heart of the ancient city.  Next two nights in York center. Dinner this evening at our hotel.

Royal Automobile Club

Photo courtesy of Royal Automobile Club

Settle to Carlisle Railroad

Photo courtesy of Settle to Carlisle Railroad

Williams F1

Photo courtesy of Williams F1

April 14 DAY 6

This morning we visit RAF Scampton, close to Lincoln. It was here in 1943, a group of Lancaster bombers attacked the Ruhr dams with the famous bouncing bomb. RAF Scampton also is home to the Red Arrows air display squadron. At lunch, we visit the famous Dambusters Inn in Scampton Village. We return to York mid-afternoon with time for visiting the old city centre. Dinner this evening is at your leisure.

City of York York Railway Museum
Photos courtesy of City of York and York Railway Museum
Lake District Lakeland Motor Museum
Photos courtesy of Lake District and Lakeland Motor Museum

April 15 DAY 7

This morning, we board the Settle to Carlisle Railway.  The route journeys through the Yorkshire Dales and Moors and north into Cumbria, one of the most beautiful sections of railroad in the country.  Late afternoon, we rejoin our coach and head for Bowness-on-Windermere, considered the gem of the Lake District.  The next two nights at Bowness.  Dinner at our hotel.

April 16 DAY 8
A relaxing morning as we cruise on one of the Lake Windermere Steamboats. Our destination is the Lakeland Motor Museum, which has an emphasis on public transportation. Today is also a great opportunity to walk the Lakeland footpaths and even visit the home of Beatrix Potter at Near Sawrey. Bowness also offers quality shopping. This evening, we dine on the shore of Lake Windermere.

April 17 DAY 9

Departing the Lake District, our journey into Scotland starts with a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. It was built by the Emperor Hadrian during the Roman settlement of England. Its intention was to keep the Scots and Picts from invading. Following a lunch stop at the lovely village of Hexham, we head into the Scottish Borders and to Duns. This afternoon, we have a welcome reception at the Jim Clark Motorsports Museum with both the director and the curator. We overnight at the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel.   This evening, a banquet in the historic State Dining Room, where we are joined by guests from the museum. 

April 18 DAY 10

We depart for Edinburgh. En route, we visit the National Museum of Flight, which offers an array of military and commercial aircraft with the best-preserved Concorde and Vulcan bomber, among many other war and peacetime exhibits. This afternoon, we arrive at Dalhousie Castle, Scotland's oldest inhabited castle.  Our last two nights at Dalhousie Castle.  Dinner at the castle is quite formal, even though it's held in the dungeon room.  

April 19 DAY 11

A day to enjoy Edinburgh, one of the most exciting cities in the UK. This morning we offer a tour of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. We leave this afternoon for your own touring. The shopping in Edinburgh is superb, plus the city center offers lovely walks and parks. This evening, we enjoy a traditional Scottish Cabaret – No, you don’t have to eat Haggis, but you can!  Late evening return to Dalhousie Castle.

April 20 DAY 12

This morning our tour concludes. You can return to England by plane or train, or if you are returning to the States, there are flights out of Scotland. We are happy to help you with your ongoing travels, wherever they might take you.

Dalhousie Castle

                                                     Photo courtesy of Dalhousie Castle

Edinburgh Tourist Council

                                           Photo courtesy of Edinburgh Tourist Council


TOUR PRICE: GOODWOOD MEMBERS MEETING & JIM CLARK MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM

March 28 – April 8

$5,510 per person, twin occupancy (Air not included)

$1,280 single supplement

Tour start at Heathrow/ends in Edinburgh

A $2,000 deposit is due with booking, fully refundable up to January 1, 2021. Space on the tour is extremely limited. Balance is due January 15, 2021.


Booking

Goodwood Members Meeting & Jim Clark Museum

April 9 – April 20, 2021

TOUR PRICE: 
$5,510 per person, twin occupancy (Air not included)
$1,280 single supplement
Tour starts at Heathrow/ends in Edinburgh

A $2,000 deposit is due with booking, fully refundable up to December 15, 2020. Space on the tour is extremely limited. Balance is due January 1, 2021.

International Air

When making your air arrangements into Heathrow, please note the tour departs the airport at noon on April 9. Your flight should arrive in Heathrow no less than two hours prior.

When departing Edinburgh, your flight departure time should not depart before 11:00 a.m.