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.

Tour 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. 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 regions 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 pace, 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. The 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.

Tour prices

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

Prices

  • £995 per person based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room

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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

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Testimonials

  • Just a short message to say very many thanks to Thomas and Nick for a fantastic trip to Angouleme for the races. Your organisation was faultless and we can honestly say that this was the best motoring trip we have ever participated in. The food, wine and accommodation was second to none and we made many new friends as well as meeting up with old acquaintances. We have been on quite a few motoring trips/rallies over the last few years, but this has to be the best so far. We hope to join you all again in 2014. Thank You once again.Mike & Jennie Buttle, Angouleme
  • Seems like we have been away for months, now back to reality! Just a quick note of thanks from Aly & myself for an amazing time, a brilliant event, the best of the weather and really good company.J Harris, Algarve Historic 2011
  • It probably seems a long time ago for you now, but thank you so much for a brilliant event. Everything we could have hoped for and great fun. Will keep an eye on your events in future!V Moores, Monaco Historic 2012
  • Thanks for a great trip which we did enjoy and particular thanks for the handbag rescue...impressive running! You may quote us !J Williams, Retromobile 2012
  • Just a short note to personally thank you for your excellent organisation of the Spa Classic tour last weekend. I will certainly recommend your services to friends and hopefully join you on another tour in the future. Well done and thank you again.S Toyne, Spa Classic 2012
  • I would also like to express my thanks to you for organising a great event which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Great event, location, food and good company too.D Burdett, Spa Classic 2012
  • Want to tell you we returned ok and to thank you for an excellent trip, it exceeded my expectations and thought your organisation, eating establishments, events , hospitality, hotels etc. were excellent, a great crowd of people all which made the trip so enjoyable , you have a great formulae so congratulations.Angoulême 2013, Angoulême
  • Just to say what a super time we had on the Angouleme tour and follow on trip.L Horsfall, Angouleme 2011
  • returned safely- Great event-Great Locations-Fantastic meals- Will tell all my Friends- Well done and best regards to you and NickJ Chatley, Pau 2011
  • Thomas, A note to say thanks for a very enjoyable trip to Monaco. Great roads, good hotels, food, wine and company. See you on the next adventure! Best wishesStephen, Monaco Historic 2016