Festival of Speed

Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth

Room with 1 or 2 beds





  • Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit
  • July 5 - 8, 2019 (3 nights)
  • Hotel in Gunwharf Quays
  • Transfers to/from Heathrow Airport
  • Continental Breakfast daily
  • Goodwood transfers (Sat & Sun)
  • GPT tour gift package
  • Tax/service charges included
  • VIP ticket upgrade (optional)
  • Tour and event itinerary
  • Dining/entertainment guide
  • Prices are per person, double occupancy


Goodwood Festival of Speed


Nestled in the countryside of West Sussex is the ornate 17th-century stately home of the Earl and Countess of March. The Earl holds the annual "Goodwood Festival of Speed" hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles in the grounds of the estate. Such is the popularity of the event that it is a sells out every year and is limited to one hundred and fifty thousand guests. Tickets are bought well in advance for the early July date.

The Earl of March heritage goes back a long way, and he was expected to take responsibility of Goodwood House and its estate at the age of forty as is the family custom. Previous generations built a horseracing track "Glorious Goodwood" as they call it, an auto race circuit where 50 some years ago they held an Easter meeting for the Glover trophy, an aerodrome, where I`m sure many WWII planes are housed, and a couple of golf courses. The Earl of March has contributed the Goodwood Festival Speed and Revival which have become incredibly successful. The March families are great entrepreneurs and take their family responsibilities very seriously.

The heritage of the Earl of March has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of England. The title derived from the "marches" or boundaries between England and either Wales (Welsh Marches) or Scotland (Scottish Marches), and was held by several great feudal families which owned lands in those border districts. Later, however, the title came to be granted as an honorary dignity, and ceased to carry any associated power in the marches. The title is now a subsidiary title of the Dukes of Richmond and the current duke`s eldest son Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara uses it as a courtesy title.

Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth

The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth hotel is located within GunWharf Quays which is a vibrant waterfront development offering a number of attractions, including designer clothing outlets, restaurants, bars, cinema, bowling, casino and comedy club. All rooms have private bathroom, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Continental buffet breakfast is included and underground parking is available.

Portsmouth


Portsmouth is a dynamic waterfront city packed with great reasons to visit. From the pomp and ceremony of our proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and galleries, unique shopping destinations, great places to eat and miles and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for absolutely everyone.

Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 premium retail outlet stores offering up to 60% off RRP. If you love to shop then there really is no better place than Gunwharf Quays; with famous brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Mint Velvet and Joules. And when it`s time to relax you`ll find an array of bars, coffee shops and restaurants to tempt you around the world, from mouth-watering French cuisine at Brasserie Blanc, fresh seafood at Loch Fyne and a host of fine Italian dishes to choose from at Carluccio`s. But if you want even more from your visit to Gunwharf Quays then there`s Vue Cinema, Bowlplex, a 24-hour health and fitness club, a contemporary art gallery and a nightclub and casino.

Ideally situated on the south coast of England the UK`s only island city is ideal for a short break by the sea. The city offers a rich cultural offer with magnificent theatres, live music venues, contemporary art galleries, two cathedrals, a diverse literary heritage, galleries, nightclubs, events and festivals throughout the year.

Race tickets are not included with your hotel package. Please check the "Race Tickets" tab for ticket options.

Friday, July 05:

Upon your arrival into London Heathrow Airport (LHR), you will be met by a Grand Prix Tours representative and transferred at 12:00 noon to your hotel in Portsmouth. (If taking our transfer from LHR to Portsmouth, please schedule flights to arrive no later than 10:30 am for our 12:00 noon departure.) The remainder of the day and evening are free for you to relax, maybe do some sightseeing, shopping and enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.

Saturday, July 06 - Sunday, July 07:

Each day our coach will leave in the morning for Goodwood and return you to the hotel at the end of the day`s events.

Monday, July 08:

Following breakfast, take an early morning transfer to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) or continue your vacation in beautiful England. (Please do not schedule flights before 12:00 noon if taking our transfers.)

Travel Times

Southampton Airport to Hotel: 30 min

Gatwick Airport to Hotel: 1 hr 15 min

Heathrow Airport to Hotel: 1 hr 45 min

Hotel to Goodwood: 30 min

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,595.00
Single Use Supplement: $675.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types


Double Bed (1 bed) max 2 person(s)
Double for Sole Use max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)

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Saturday 1-Day
*Clark Pavilion [+]   $1,385.00
Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*Gen Ad/Roving Stand [+]   $475.00
Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Clark Pavilion [+]   $1,385.00

* indicates ticket is on request
- Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice.
- Additional charges apply if tickets are purchased without accommodations. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales.
- Additional options that are not listed here may be available.
- All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.