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.

 

London
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

 

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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!

 

 

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

 

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[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.

 

 

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