Travel company Ultimate Driving Tours has created an epic getaway called ‘The Best of Britain’ that puts you in the driver’s seat of a Ferrari 488 GTB for a power-packed experience of luxury and adventure in the UK. By Bunny Punia
This company creates luxe, self-driving motoring tours for travellers who like to choose their vehicle from a fleet of super cars. The Best of Britain tour is the most lavish, we think, and includes luxe stays, stops for exceptional dining, and a VIP trip to one of the most legendary car shows on the planet. Here’s a glimpse of the itinerary.
Arrive in London and check in to the five-star ME London before heading out for the quirky Classic Mini Chase, an Italian Job-inspired tourthat allows you to explore London in an iconic Mini Cooper. The evening will be spent enjoying drinks and dinner at the highend, French restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
London to Horsham
The next day, you’ll set out in a chauffeur-driven luxury car to Horsham, and make your way to South Lodge, the sprawling, 19th-century estate that will be your abode through the weekend. The small town of Horsham is within easy distance to the mecca of motoring, the Goodwood Festive of Speed . This three-day event features glamorous cars and thrilling competitive races of the two- and four-wheels variety. Specially reserved slots means you’ll have a front seat to all the action. Lap up the luxury of private VIP transfers from your hotel to the festival in a helicopter. No waiting in a queue for you!
Festive of Speed
This three-day event features glamourous cars and thrilling competitive races of the two- and four-wheels variety. Specially reserved slots means you’ll have a front seat to all the action. Lap up the luxury of private VIP transfers from your hotel to the festival in a helicopter. No waiting in a queue for you!
Horsham- LLyswen- Anglesey- Bath- London
It’s time to head out on some of the country’s most scenic motoring roads in a supercar of your choice.The views of the British and Welsh countryside, with sparse traffic, will make these three days of driving seem like a trip through paradise. At each stop, you will be spending the night at premier luxury properties: the Edwardian-styled country house of Llangoed Hall in Llyswen; the Frenchstyle Chateau Rhianfa in Anglesey; and the idyllic, 14th century gem Manor House in Bath. Enjoy a well-deserved leisurely breakfast before heading back to London in a chauffeur-driven luxury car.
[box]TIME PERIOD July 12–19, 2018 COST `18 lacs
OUR PICK We pick the Ferrari 488 GTB from the fleet of eight super cars available on their website. With an acceleration of 100 kph in 3 seconds, it makes the most of the dual-clutch, 7-speed F1 gearbox and the closest you can get to a Formula 1 car on public roads. It also has a 12-speaker system and a 1280W amplifier with Quantum Logic technology for pure, powerful sound.