Anyone used one of these driving trip companies ?

Anyone used one of these driving trip companies ?

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Medic-one

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3,007 posts

171 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Always wanted to do one of those organised driving tours where they take you along some nice roads, and arrange the meals and accomodation etc and finally got a toy I want to do this in now.

I've found one online called Petrolhead Tours, and one of facebook called Porsche Driving days UK, which have 2 day trip of Wales next month that looks rather nice, but just after some experiences.

Anyone used one of these companies before they can recommend ? And apart from those 2 are there any others that are worth looking into ?

RichB

45,519 posts

252 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Not used either of those but have done several tours and really enjoy them.

Just a few tips, check the mileage between each stop, one I did was too ambitious and the daily distances (and therefore the speeds one drove) became tiresome, giving little time to enjoy the surroundings. Also worth checking if there i mechanical backup in case of any breakdowns. I would check the types of cars you will be touring with depending on whether you into speed on country roads of taking it easy, nice lunch stops and good hotels. smile

tr7v8

6,623 posts

196 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Used Scenic Car tours multiple time, dating from when they used to be Continental Car tours. All have been good events & their ad-hoc tours have used some cracking hotels.
Used another trip organiser for a Porsche trip & it was completely dire.

itcaptainslow

2,967 posts

104 months

Tuesday 25th May
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I’ve used a UK trackday organiser for an organised European tour and to be honest wasn’t especially impressed, nor with the UK trackday thrown in afterwards-way over subscribed for the circuit size.

Put me off doing it again, which is a shame as I like the idea of an organised tour with someone else taking care of arrangements and finding the nice roads!

SPR2

3,130 posts

164 months

Tuesday 25th May
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I went as a guest on the Viking Tour and a Scotland tour with Petrolhead Nivarna and they were very well organised by Pete Osbourne.

threespires

3,838 posts

179 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Another thumbs up for Scenic & Continental Car Tours.
They arrange many trips for one make clubs and also for Simon Rossiter's Classic Rally Tours events in France.

Medic-one

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3,007 posts

171 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Cheers for the Scenic Car tours recommendation, they're website looks good!

tr7v8 said:

Used another trip organiser for a Porsche trip & it was completely dire.
Can you remember the name of the company ?

I am looking at one by a company called "Porsche Driving Days UK"...

tr7v8

6,623 posts

196 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Medic-one said:
Cheers for the Scenic Car tours recommendation, they're website looks good!

tr7v8 said:

Used another trip organiser for a Porsche trip & it was completely dire.
Can you remember the name of the company ?

I am looking at one by a company called "Porsche Driving Days UK"...
I cannot remember TBH.

TonyF

2,267 posts

244 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Done numerous trips with Pete osbourne from Petrolhead tours.
His tours are the best, very well organised and run.
Wouldnt hesitate to recommend.

Armchair_Expert

15,984 posts

174 months

Saturday 29th May
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SPR2 said:
I went as a guest on the Viking Tour and a Scotland tour with Petrolhead Nivarna and they were very well organised by Pete Osbourne.
Who now runs Petrolhead Tours and is "verysideways" on PH.

Petrolhead Nirvana split and Pete took it over as Petrolhead tours. Prior to that it was FB5K ( Furball 5K )- all searchable online and on PH.