Goodwood Revival 2019 'Vintage' Tour
13-15 September 2019
Goodwood Revival 2019 Tour from Twynhams Tours. We specialise in providing VIP experiences with the very finest race viewing options for the Goodwood Revival.
We are proud to present our new 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' tour to the Goodwood Revival, this world-renowned classic car extravaganza celebrates the daring, dashing spirit of motor racing from the Forties to the Sixties.
Following on from our previous sold out Belmond British Pullman packages we have created a new tour offering the glamour of the most luxurious vintage train journeys, includes 2-nights at the elegant 4* Rubens Hotel on Buckingham Palace Road and a 30-minute flight in a classic de Havilland Devon aircraft over central London.
Friday afternoon: Check-in to the Rubens Hotel. This majestic 4-star luxury hotel gives you the best of both worlds - on the one hand it recalls the magnificence and splendour of a bygone age; on the other, it gives you the latest in modern comforts and technology. Expect warm smiles at every turn, a host of thoughtful touches, sumptuous rooms and suites, fine dining and enjoy the many attractions of London on our doorstep. All of our guests will have a room facing Buckingham Palace's Royal Mews entrance.
Saturday: Step back in time to a more glamorous age with a journey on the Belmond British Pullman to the Goodwood Revival. Dress up in elegant period attire and join in with the fun. Trilbies, pinstriped suits and tea dresses will help you look and feel the part. Your journey begins in lavish style with a sparkling Bellini and a delicious brunch. Your table is set with bespoke glassware and pristine white linen ready for your fine dining experience. Liveried stewards take care of all your needs as you gaze out of your window at the passing scenery and admire the vintage details of your art deco carriage.
Classic service and style aboard the Bellmond British Pullman on your journey to the Goodwood Revival
On arrival at the beautiful Goodwood Estate, near Chichester, you are given your entrance badge which includes Woodcote Grandstand seats and access to the public areas and bars. Enjoy an exuberant, fun-packed day before returning to the train for a champagne reception. On the homeward journey a spectacular three-course dinner is served, accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of wine. Sip your drink, reflect on the day’s events and relax with your companions. Your journey home is the perfect finale to this most quintessential of British days out.
Bellmond British Pullman
Belmond British Pullman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.
London Victoria Station-Chichester Station Depart: 08:30 London Victoria Station Arrive: 11:00 Chichester Station
Chichester Station-London Victoria Station Depart: 19:00 Chichester Station Arrive: 21:30 London Victoria Station
The Goodwood Revival
The romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. The Revival is the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress and is a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.
It’s an unabashed celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel racing around the sweeps and curves of this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday. The inaugural Revival opened on 18 September 1998, when the Earl of March drove around the circuit in the Bristol 400 in which his Grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, opened the track 50 years before. It’s now the world’s most celebrated historic motor racing event, with race fans soaking up the unique atmosphere in period costume.
This joyous celebration of vintage motor racing attracts a host of famous drivers and celebrity participants each year. Held in the beautiful grounds of the Goodwood Estate, in the rolling Sussex countryside, it recreates the period when the Goodwood Motor Circuit was one of Britain’s leading racing venues.
The kinds of cars that appeared then are brought back to race today. Expect gleaming Ferraris, Aston Martins, Mercedes and Silver Arrows. Spectators and drivers alike dress up in period fashion, creating a magical time capsule that should be on everyone’s must-do list.
Sunday: After a hearty breakfast our premium coach will transfer you from the Rubens Hotel to the last grass wartime airfield left in Kent. RAF Lashenden became a prototype for the temporary Advanced Landing Ground airfields that were built in France after D-Day, when the need for advanced landing fields became urgent as the Allied forces moved east across France and Germany.
From here you will enjoy a 30-minute pleasure flight over central London in the classic de Havilland Devon vintage passenger aircraft. Offering unique views of London’s iconic sights and with a large window per guest for superb photo opportunities, the Devon was developed as a short haul airliner by de Havilland and with its non-military sister the Dove were exceptionally successful.
Our aircraft is an ex-RAF 1946 Devon, assigned to Air Chief Marshall Sir Basil Embry during his time as Commander of Allied Forces, Central Europe. During WWII Basil Embry lead bombing missions to France and on 26th May 1940 was shot down over France. He escaped and is one of the few British officers to have watched the German victory parade in Paris. Basil Embry returned to active service flying missions in the desert. In October 1944 as an Air Chief Marshall he lead Mosquitoes to bomb the Gestapo HQ in Denmark.
A 30-minute pleasure flight over central London awaits our 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' tour guests on Sunday morning.
After your vintage flight over London we transfer back to the capital and the Rubens Hotel for a light lunch in our private dining room before checking-out and your onward journey.
'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' will be a unique, engaging and inclusive tour with vintage luxury and glamour at the forefront. Echoing the famous strapline of the Goodwood Revival - 'A magical step back in time'
Friday 13 September - Sunday 15 September 2019
Goodwood Revival by British Pullman
Experience the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be at the Goodwood Revival. This is the only circuit in the World that remains entriely in it's original form and offers amazing historic racing, displays of stunning cars and the opportunity to arrive in style aboard the Bellmond British Pullman and then take a vintage aircraft flight over the iconic sights of the Capital city.
Your package will include:-
- 2-nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a Royal Mews double/twin room at the Rubens Hotel
- Drinks reception and private dinner on the first night of the tour
- Round-trip travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train from London Victoria
- Welcome sparkling Bellini
- Fine-dining silver service
- Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
- Morning tea and coffee
- Visit to Goodwood, including coach transfers, general admission and Woodcote Grandstand seat
- Champagne reception back on board
- Sumptuous three-course dinner: British table d’hôte menu, including British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
- Half a bottle of wine per person
- Coffee, tea and petits fours
- 30-minute flight over London in our vintage DH Devon**
- Return transfers to the ex-Battle of Britain airfield
- Light lunch on return to the Rubens Hotel
WHAT TO WEAR - Many visitors to the Revival like to enter into the spirit of the occasion and dress in period style with a vintage look from the 1940s to the 1960s, ranging from dapper officers' uniforms, baggy suits and braces, country tweeds or the driver/mechanic look for men to pencil skirts with fitted jackets, flowing frocks, stylish hats or land girl dungarees for ladies. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions as you will be outside for much of the day and some areas of the circuit are on grass and gravel.
*Timings and your full itinerary will be confirmed 14 days in advance of the event. **DH Devon flight subject to weather conditions, if flying is not possible a refund will be given for the flight element of the tour package and an alternative event will be planned. Price is per person and includes transfers to and from Headcorn aerodrome to our hotel, double or twin rooms hotels, breakfasts, dinner with 1/2 bottle of wine per person and drinks reception on the first evening.There is a single room supplement of £850pp, please add a single room supplement to the basket before ordering. For more information please call us on 0800 5999 077 from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
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Friday 13 September - Sunday 15 September 2019
Single Person Supplement
If you are planning on travelling alone you will be very welcome.
Like all tour operaters we have to cover the extra hotel room costs of a single traveller as our prices are based on two sharing so there is a Single Person Supplement to add to the total trip cost.
Please add this to the basket when ordering your package.