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					    ENGLISH
CLASSIC CAR TOUR
       JULY 2010
  plus the Silverstone Classic Weekend




                             elite
                               SPECIAL
                           EVENT TOURS
                             I f you’re a car enthusiast and enjoy classic cars then
                             you’ll be in your element on this tour to England.
                             N ot only do you get to drive a different classic car each
                             day you’ll stay in good quality hotels in beautiful English
                             towns and cities. T he tour culminates with the Silverstone
                             Classic Car weekend with over 4000 cars on display -
                             plenty to get excited about here! E ngland has so much to
                             offer. Picture yourself driving some of the classic cars of
                             your dreams through quaint country villages and enjoying
                             a tasty Ploughman’s Lunch in a traditional British pub.
                             T his tour will turn your dreams into reality - come and
                             experience the reality with us!                                        Triump
                                          There’s nothing like being there!

Day 1. 13 July - Depart Sydney                 Day 5. 17 July - Kenilworth & Warwick
Your flight departs this afternoon.            Drive
                                               This morning we will take a leisurely drive
Day 2. 14 July - Arrive London -               through the English towns of Kenilworth
Transfer to Stratford-upon-Avon                and Warwick. Enjoy the countryside whilst
Arrive London early this morning where you     motoring in your classic English car.
will be met and transferred by coach to        Shakespeare Hotel (B)
your hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Relax for
the rest of the day until we meet tonight
                                               Day 6. 18 July - Cotswolds drive -
for our welcome dinner and to discuss the
                                               Cirencester                                     Jaguar E-Typ
logistics of the
                                                                         This morning
days ahead.                                                Cotswolds
                     Stratford                                           we commence
Shakespeare
                                                                         our drive to
Hotel (D)
                                                                         the famous
                                                                         Gloucestershire
Day 3. 15 July
                                                                         town of
- Stratford -
                                                                         Cirencester,
countryside drive
                                                                         passing through
We collect our
                                                                         some of the
cars this
                                                                         Cotswold’s most
morning and                                                       Bath
                                                                         interesting
have an
                      Stonehenge                                         villages. Tonight
orientation
                                                                         enjoy dinner at        Austin Hea
session about
                                                                         our hotel.
the vehicles.
                                                                         Cotswolds
Our first day’s
                                                                         Water Park
driving begins
                                                                         Hotel (B,D)
with a fun
treasure hunt
around this ‘typically English’ area before
                                               Day 7. 19 July - Salisbury Plain &
stopping for a pub lunch, followed by more
                                               Stonehenge drive
country lanes as we head back to our hotel
                                               Today we drive south towards the Salisbury
Shakespeare Hotel (B,L)
                                               Plain and a visit to the 3000 year old
                                               ancient construction of Stonehenge. We
Day 4. 16 July - Heritage Motor Centre
                                               will motor back to our hotel through the
This morning we’ll take a leisurely drive to
                                               beautiful English countryside which is at its       Jaguar
the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon in
                                               most verdant at this time of year.
Warwickshire. Britain has been at the
                                               Cotswolds Water Park Hotel (B)
forefront of the motor industry for over a
century and many of the world’s most
                                               Day 8. 20 July - Bath and countryside drive
famous cars and most well known figures
                                               We drive to the ancient city of Bath this
in motoring hail from the UK. Here at the
                                               morning. One of the most picturesque
Heritage Motor Centre see the cars that
                                               cities in England, its architecture includes
have changed motoring history, from
                                               the Roman baths and the elegant ‘Royal
Austin’s ‘Seven’ to the Jaguar E-type; find
                                               Crescent’. We return to our hotel using
out too about ten of the most influential
                                               local country roads.
men in the motor industry from Henry
                                               Cotswolds Water Park Hotel (B)
Royce to William Morris.
Shakespeare Hotel (B)                                                                              MGB Ro
                                        HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS
              • Return economy airfare incl. taxes             •   2 day Admission to Silverstone Classic
                Sydney/London/Sydney                           •   Sightseeing and touring as listed
              • 14 nights accommodation in                     •   Transfers by air-conditioned coach
                3 & 4 star hotels                              •   Porterage of one suitcase
              • 9 days car rental including insurance*         •   Elite Special Event Tours travel wallet
              • English breakfast daily (B);                   * see over for details on car rental inclusions
              • 5 dinners (D) • 3 pub lunches (L)                 and conditions
              • Visits to Gaydon Heritage Motor                Not included: Meals other than listed in
                Centre, Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace            itinerary, tips, discretionary gratuities to
ph TR6        • London sightseeing including the               guides, drinks, personal items.
                ‘London Eye’ and a river cruise                Please note - hotels are subject to change


               Day 9. 21 July - Cirencester - Oxford
               This morning we depart Cirencester and
               head towards the historic university town of
               Oxford. Along the way we’ll visit magnificent
               Blenheim Palace with its acres of sprawling
               gardens; then to Oxford. Dinner tonight is at
               our hotel.
               Barcelo Oxford Hotel (B,D)

pe Roadster    Day 10. 22 July - Oxford - ‘Morse’ tour
               The day begins with a brief historical
                                                                                                 Silverstone
               walking tour of Oxford. Later we’ll drive
               to an English pub and enjoy lunch in the
               atmosphere of the city which has been
               immortalised in fiction by television’s
               Inspector Morse (John Thaw).
               Barcelo Oxford Hotel (B,L)

               Day 11. 23 July - Oxford - Stratford - Oxford
                                                                   Day 14. 26 July - London sightseeing
               This morning we motor to Stratford to
                                                                   This morning join our half day guided
               return our cars before heading back to
                                                                   sightseeing tour. Experience this wonderful
               Oxford by coach. Evening at leisure.
                                                                   city from the London Eye and relax on a
aley 3000      Barcelo Oxford Hotel (B)
                                                                   river cruise. We’ll stop for a pub lunch then
                                     Day 12. 24 July -             enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
                                     Silverstone Classic           Holiday Inn Regents Park (B,L)
                                     Today we will be
                                     transferred by coach          Day 15. 27 July - London at leisure
                                     to the track made             There are no tour activities planned for
                                     famous by drivers             today. London is a shopper’s paradise
                                     such as Stirling              and there Is ample opportunity to visit the
              Moss. Here you can get close up to the               world famous Harrods department store In
              cars and chat to the drivers. Your ticket            Knightsbridge (with its shrine to Lady Di &
              gives you access to grandstands, the                 Dodi Fayed), Hamley’s toy store In Regent
              paddock, circuit centre and displays of over         Street and Harvey Nichols in Piccadilly.
              4000 classic road cars from all over the             Tonight we will travel by coach to a local
Mark II       world including Lotus, Porsche, Maserati,            restaurant for our farewell dinner.
              Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Iso, Aston                   Holiday Inn Regents Park (B,D)
              Martin, Jaguar, plus many more. Return
              to our hotel in Oxford this evening.                 Day 16. 28 July - Depart London
              Barcelo Oxford Hotel (B)                             Those returning to Australia today will be
              Day 13. 25 July - Silverstone Classic -              transferred to the airport this evening for
              London                                               your flight home. If you have made other
              We transfer by coach again to Silverstone            flight arrangements your tour ends after
              to enjoy another day of excitement and               breakfast. (B)
              nostalgia at this classic car event. This
              afternoon our coach takes us to London               Day 17. 29 July - In flight
              where we’ll have dinner at our hotel.
oadster       Holiday Inn Regents Park (B,D)
                                                                   Day 18. 30 July - Arrive Sydney
 Tour Prices PER PERSON in A$ ex SYD/MEL                                                          Car Rental Inclusions & Conditions
 Price A For 2 people sharing               $10,999 pp                                      • 9 days rental driving a different vehicle each day
 Travel in 1 car together each day and the 2 of you                                         • Fully comprehensive insurance for all drivers
                                                                                            • A detailed Route Book and a supply of maps
 share a hotel room.
                                                                                            • A support vehicle carrying luggage as necessary
 Price B For 2 people travelling together $12,699 pp                                          will accompany the group.
 Travel in 1 car together each day and you                                                  • All cars provided for this tour are over 30 years old
 each have your own hotel room.                                                               & well maintained. In the event of a mechanical
 Price C For 2 drivers sharing a room      $13,399 pp                                         failure full breakdown cover is included: if the
 Each person drives their own car each day and you                                            vehicle can’t be fixed quickly it will be substituted for
 share a hotel room.                                                                          another classic vehicle.
                                                                                            • All drivers are to be over 25 yrs of age & under 70
 Price D For 1 driver travelling solo                                $14,899 pp               yrs; must have no more than 2 speeding convictions
 Drive your own car each day and                                                              in current 2 years & must not have been disqualified
 you have your own hotel room.                                                                from driving in the previous 10 years.

Important Information and Booking Conditions            is correct and accurate. A considerable amount
Deposit                                                 of pre planning and site inspections has been
An non-refundable deposit of A$400 per person is        undertaken by Elite Special Event Tours to ensure
required within 14 days of reservation to secure        that details mentioned in the itineraries meet our
your place on this tour.                                high standards. Every effort is made to ensure
Final Payment                                           that details are correct at the time of distribution,
Because events can ‘sell out’ quickly, we are           however no responsibility or liability is accepted for
required to advise passenger details well in            any errors, omissions, or alterations contained in
advance so as to secure the arrangements from           either documentation or the itinerary.
hotels, tour operators, coach companies, airlines       Price changes
and event ticket sales offices. We seek your            Currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, changes
understanding and co operation in this matter           in airfares, and/or tour costs can happen without
and advise full payment is due 90 days prior to         notice. It is our intention that any such changes will
departure. Bookings received after this date will       be advised in advance, however Elite Special Event
require payment in full within 7 days.                  Tours is not responsible for any increases applied
Payment by credit card                                  by any of our contracted tour operators, airlines,
A fee will be charged on the value of the amount        or hotels, nor for any currency fluctuations. In
being charged to your credit card and will be added     the event of significant movements in currency
to the amount being paid. Fees: Mastercard & Visa       exchange rates it may be necessary to apply from
Card 2%; Diners Club & American Express 4%              time to time a currency surcharge.
Cancellation after full payment will incur the          Hotels & Flights
following fees; Days prior to departure:                Hotels listed in the itinerary are correct at time of
Up to 46 days: 25%; 45-14 days: 50%;                    publication but are subject to change prior to the
13-0 days:100% of tour price                            tour departure. Flight times are subject to change
Single travellers                                       without notice.
We are unable to ‘pair up’ solo passengers who          Amendment fees
seek to share a room. However if we know that           Amendments made at the time of reservation incur
another solo passenger of the same gender is            no charge. Amendments made after payment of
interested in sharing, we offer to put you in touch     deposit may incur a fee of $50 plus any charges
with each other prior to departure. If both agree       applied by any associated operator.
to twin share accommodation we require written          Termination
confirmation of that agreement from both parties.       No refunds will be applicable to any termination
If you wish to pursue this offer please mention it to   of any reservations or tours due to unforeseen
your travel agent so you can be placed on a list at     circumstances once commencement of the tour’s
the time of paying deposit. If an opportunity does      departure. Any such claims may be submitted to
not arise then Price ‘D’ will apply.                    your insurance provider.
Travel Insurance                                        Minimum group size
It is a requirement that all passengers participating   This tour is costed on a minimum group size of
in these tours effect appropriate travel insurance      15 passengers. Should the group number fall
at the time of booking. Your travel insurance policy    below this Elite Special Event Tours reserves
must include coverage for cancellation fee. Proof       the right to make any appropriate adjustments,
of insurance cover is required to be submitted to       including cancellation. In the event of cancellation
Elite Special Event Tours prior to departure.           a full refund of all monies paid will apply
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provided about each tour, and the tour itinerary        to ensure that they hold a current passport with a
                                                        minimum of 6 months validity from your return date
                                                        of travel, & any visas or documentation necessary,
                                                        including any recommended vaccinations. It is the
                                                        responsibility of any passenger to take whatever
                                                        precaution is necessary to avoid any occurrence of
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                                                        delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused
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