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Scenic & Continental Car Tours

Discussion in 'Events and Cruise Write Ups & Gallery' started by Zteve, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Zteve

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    Hi,

    Anyone had any experience with these folks, they do advertise in the Straight Six.

    http://www.sceniccartours.com

    Quite fancy a big tour some day, organised, around Europe but for now was looking at a short break to Isle of Man as I have never visited before.

    I know these can be organised by yourself, and likely cheaper, but could be more fun with like minded folks. I am no stranger to road trips, you have to be living in the Highlands, but these have been family camping holidays in France. Now this kids are no longer kids this is something I have on my "to-do" list. For now a taster break in the UK would appeal.

    Steve
     
  2. Brian H

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    Steve,

    There was a recent trip to Belgium organised by this company, there seems to be mixed reviews of the trip on the BMWCC forum.

    Belgium delights

    HTH
     
  3. jonco

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    Have just read your link Brian - as you say mixed reviews (3 pages of it) . Am still chuckling away - has brightened up a miserable morning.;);)
     
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  4. EnthuZiaZT

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    Much better to organise one yourself, half the fun is gone if you get someone to do it for you. Take a look at recent threads on this forum there have been some really good ones this year. Remember anything is possible, just takes a bit of planning.

    Mike
     
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    Do it yourself then you can also choose who goes along with you.

    The right company makes all the difference.
     
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    We totally agree, but could be a great way to get to meet new companions!

    Mike & Sandy
     
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    Hi guys we went this year with zero planning and loved every minute .BUT it would of been horrible for someone else with us .\I think if u are going to go as a group the more planning you have the better ,and stick to it.When we go on bike trips half the fun is in the banter over dinner at night i tmakes the trip, talking over the days highs and lows and ive made some really good friends,Ive been doing them for the last 13 years and it all started with an organised event that we paid for.Decide what you want from a tour before booking, driving,shopping,scenery,beer,citys, mountains ,beach ,friendship ,weigh it up first and go for it!! P.S we have gone on trips with friends and it can put a diffrent perspective to the trip and your frienship, you are less likely meet new people, all things to consider.
     
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  8. Zteve

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    What is left to say after reading your suggested post Brian H...OMG...funny haha or funny sad I'm not sure...
    Possibly ST have learned something as I have noticed information about parking charges on some of their offerings.
    Food for thought as they say, don't think I will be put off but wouldn't do a city break in the car anyway, a motoring holiday should surely be somewhere you can drive?

    Cheers all for you feedback...

    Steve
     
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    The belgium delights thread is a cracker however on a slightly more serious note it highlights that the car tour did not in fact have any "tours" whilst at the destination. I would love to do a european trip but having not done one before an organised tour would appeal to me for a first timer.
     
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    This seems a little odd to me. Sounds more like a package holiday, than a tour o_O
     
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    Having looked through some of the offerings we are thinking seriously about the Jersey International Motoring Festival trip with the pre-event add on to Guernsey, combines a visit to somewhere we have never been, some historic car racing and mini tours round the islands. Gives us a taster of how well organised they are or not as the case may be before looking at a more serious European tour taking in the Stelvio Pass, something I have always wanted to do. Of course, from where we live, there will be plenty car touring just to get down to the ferry...
     
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    We drove from France through Spain to Portugal and back. Had a rough route and found places to stay on route checking internet and picking out in villages and towns etc.....we were on our own and it was brilliant......if you want company or to make friends then you can facilitate that I think.....enjoy....
     
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    My wife and I would heartily recommend European Driving Tours run by Mark and Ali Andrews.

    We have travelled with EDT on their guided tours:

    2016 Supercars & Superpasses (Switzerland & Italy)
    2017 Land of the Midnight Sun (Norway)
    2017 Romantic Road (Germany)

    We also have 4 more booked for this year and next.

    Generally those travelling on the guided tours are in relatively modern cars, typically 50% Porsche, but they also do unguided tours and bespoke ones to suit all.

    Groups are provided with 2-way radios as well as pre-programmed satnavs plus maps for those who like the old fashioned way along with points of interest.

    The big advantage is their huge knowledge amassed over around 20 years. Really nice people too. We’ve had great adventures!
     
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    Wow, one hell of a thread resurrection .... o_O
     
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    You are right there Mike.

    My choice is to do your own thing which is half the fun in the planning. My last European trip was through France back in 2008 driving my first M Coupe. Took in the last French F1 at Magny-Cours before travelling down to see the Millau Bridge. Great tour staying at small hotels and B & Bs.
    The year before did a Scandinavian tour. Took the ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg in Denmark, drove through Denmark to Copenhagen driving over the "Bridge " into Sweden. Went up to Stockholm before crossing over into Norway taking in Oslo and driving through to Bergen. Timing was great as Baltic Classic Car Rally was in finishing in Bergen. They all got on the same ferry as we were sailing on back to Newcastle, Healeys, Lotus Cortinas, Volvos, Saabs, Jags etc all lined up on the quayside. I was in my element looking round them.

    Since then we've done tours round Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

    With the internet it should be so much easier these days to organise a tour yourself.
     
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    You not thought about coming over here this year for the Dutch run?
    You can get the ferry from Newcastle straight over to NL.
     
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    Have to add so do I, having done the Dutch run before, only go down there now to meet up with forum members the night before.
     

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