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Vintage Cognac

31st May - 6th June 2017

We are very pleased to announce the fourth running of this tour and 2017 will see the third edition of the closed road hill climb element. The tour down to the Charente includes one overnight stay in France before arriving in Cognac where we are based for three nights. The weekend features a garden party with jazz band and autojumble, a touristic rally and hill climb. All based in the heart of Cognac country.

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Vintage Cognac

31st May - 6th June 2017

We are very pleased to announce the fourth running of this tour and 2017 will see the third edition of the closed road hill climb element. The tour down to the Charente includes one overnight stay in France before arriving in Cognac where we are based for three nights. The weekend features a garden party with jazz band and autojumble, a touristic rally and hill climb. All based in the heart of Cognac country.

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What is Included
  • Return sailings with Brittany Ferries with cabin accommodation included each way
  • Four nights hotel accommodation
  • Dinner on three evenings
  • Lunch on two days including the Saturday rally
  • Entry to rally and hill climb demonstrations
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
Tour Prices

£995 per person

based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room

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Itinerary

Wednesday 31st May

The tour starts in Portsmouth where we have arranged special loading for our cars on the 2245 hrs sailing to Caen. Aboard get to know your fellow rally companions as the ship sets sail. Your on-board accommodation is included.

Thursday 1st June

On arrival into France follow our suggested routes on pretty roads via a coffee stop. We stop at Le Mans for lunch and a visit to the museum, it is then a short cross country route to our overnight stay at the ex-Aston Martin Team hotel at La Chartre-sur-le-Loir.

Friday 2nd June

After breakfast at the hotel, we have a very pretty drive down past Tours and through the Vienne valley, with a suggested coffee and lunch stop in one of the region's prettiest villages. We will make our way to the former Cognac distillery hosting the garden party to take part in the afternoon’s activities which includes a Concours d’Etat. This evening we have dinner at our Cognac based hotel.

Saturday 3rd June

This morning the scenic rally departs on some of the finest roads surrounding Cognac. There are checkpoint/refreshment points along the way and an excellent lunch taken at a surprise location.

Sunday 4th June

Today the hillclimb takes place, retracing a route once used in competition. We will get to run our cars at full speed on closed roads up the 1.5 km hill. There will be multiple runs during the day. This evening we will have a finale dinner.

Monday 5th June

After breakfast at the hotel travel back to the port of Caen for the 2300 Hrs ferry back to Portsmouth with on board accommodation included.

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