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British Grand Prix

Victoria Hotel-Stratford

Double Bed
  • British Grand Prix July 16, 2017
  • Accommodations at the Victoria Hotel-Stratford
  • July 14 - 18, 2017
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers to/from Heathrow
  • Track transfers Sat & Sun
  • Pre-race get together
  • Heritage Museum visit
  • Donington Museum visit
  • Formula 1 Factory visit
  • Williams F1 Collection visit
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Taxes/Service


British Grand Prix


Since WWII Britain has lost over fifty auto company brands, some people said it was poor management, others the unions fault, while some buyers said they were rusty before leaving the showroom and the reason the English drank warm beer was because the instrument manufacturers made fridges like their instruments. They did not work either! And this is the country that brought about the industrial revolution 150 years before.

Well the area around Silverstone is changing things, twenty five years or so from now we will see a totally different picture. The word is passion, and the answer is Formula 1, and the reason is passionate engineers. When you see teams with up to 600 employees with twenty grands prix a year, when they had only 50 employees a few years ago, you get incredible groups of specialists.

There are big spinoffs. McLaren produce a whole range of products including the wonderful sports cars under Ron Dennis`s regime. Red Bull are working with Aston Martin, TAG is in the wings (excuse the pun) helping finance an engine not named Renault. Williams with BMW and Jaguar over the years and have several licensed products including an electric flywheel, aerodynamic golf clubs, and batteries for Formula E. It teaches young engineers modern techniques, allows them to develop new ideas and maybe start their own auto company when the opportunity presents itself. When there are so many engineers with special skills, things develop fast. In this area there is a whole cottage industry building parts for F1 and they will develop into producing parts for regular cars.

It`s why we fans love Formula 1. The teams get faster every year by maybe a second or two a lap. Listening to drivers and engineers talk about their experiences at one of our cocktail parties often puts it all into perspective. Not everyone can become a racing driver, they are born to it. It`s not just exceptional eyesight, balance, physical condition, or being born with a world champion fathers genes, or the ability to be wanted to represent a large brand due to their good looks and personality. There is also the ability to motivate his engineers, the need to win and a passion that starts as a child in go-carts.

Many drivers will know all the families of their team, their children`s names and birthday, anniversaries; to the extent the team members idolize the driver. Memory is a big part of a drivers skill set. I remember Phil Hill`s daughter Vanessa, just after Phil`s 60th birthday party telling me he could remember every birthday party he had had after five years.

I`ve been lucky to be part of Grand Prix Tours over the years and able to develop and attend our cocktail parties. I remember an engineer/owner telling me he had developed helicopters before setting up a team, when he got an idea it may take six months to build and four years to get it into production. He thought about a change to the rear wing of the F1 car the day he left for the race. The factory built a new wing and got it to the team in two days. They tested it on Friday`s practice he did not tell if it was any better.

Grand Prix Tours has offered Formula 1 weekend experiences to race fans for over 30 years. Their inside connections allow them to get the best rooms and the best viewing locations available, along with their knowledge of the each event location you will be sure to have an experience of a life time and a hassle-free weekend

Victoria Hotel-Stratford

The Stratford Victoria is located in the charming and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the heart of Shakespeare country. Chic, elegant, sophisticated, this delightful hotel is the epitome of good taste. The décor is oh so contemporary and absolutely gorgeous. The extravagant rooms take you to a place beyond comfort. Which, we`re afraid; you will have to leave if you want to find even more elaborate ways of spoiling yourself. People no longer visit Stratford-upon-Avon to absorb the culture. They visit to stay here and discover the QHotels culture of sheer indulgence. All that history and entertainment on the doorstep is just a bonus!

Each spacious guest room features a trouser press, hairdryer, TV with remote control, and a direct dial telephone with voice mail. Also, for your convenience, the hotel offers a mini gym onsite, complimentary car parking spaces, an award-winning restaurant, WiFi access in public areas with 2 hours free in all bedrooms.

Stratford upon Avon


William Shakespeare renowned plays and sonnets are still relevant today as they were over four hundred years ago. You can walk around the Elizabethan town of Stratford and see the history of the era unfold. Harvard House is set on High St, just a little way from William Shakespeare`s home `New Place`. The families knew each other as Shakespeare father and John Harvard`s grandfather were both Aldermen in the Stratford Corporation at the same time. John Harvard later founded Harvard University after immigrating to the US... When you go to Silverstone you will pass the family home of George Washington. There is a strong connection with the United States from this area so you are bound to feel at home.

It isn`t just the history of this area that will want you to stay longer. The Cotswold`s lying to the south of Stratford is some of the most beautiful rural countryside in England. Amongst rolling hills and grassland are medieval villages, magnificent castles, ancient churches, glorious gardens, and stately homes with historic houses built of distinctive local yellow limestone. You could very easily plan a week`s vacation staying in bed and breakfast cottages, talking to locals at wonderful pubs and maybe a little hiking.

Friday, July 14:

Upon your arrival into London Heathrow Airport (LHR), you will be met by a Grand Prix Tours representative and transferred at 11:00 am to the Victoria Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. En route enjoy a visit to the British Motor Museum. (If taking our transfer from LHR to Stratford, please schedule flights to arrive no later than 8:30 am for our 11:00 am departure.)

Saturday, July 15:

Early morning transfer to Silverstone Circuit to watch the Formula 1 practice sessions and qualifying. Tonight join us for a pre-race get together.

Sunday, July 16:

Early morning transfer to Silverstone Circuit to watch the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Monday, July 17:

In the morning enjoy a visit to the Donington Museum, then onto a private tour of a Formula 1 factory. In the late afternoon we will make our way to Williams F1 for an exclusive look at their Grand Prix collection followed by dinner in the Trophy Room.

Tuesday, July 18:

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

Heathrow Airport to Stratford Victoria: 2 hrs

Stratford to track: 1 hr 15 min

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

Pre-Race Get Together

On Saturday evening, join us for a pre-race get together. Enjoy drinks and hors d`oeuvres while getting to know your fellow race enthusiasts.

British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum is much more than a museum featuring the world`s largest collection of historic British cars, it`s a car enthusiasts dream!

Formula 1 Factory Visit*

Go behind the scenes to view first-hand the daily operations of a Formula 1 Factory. Your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the cutting edge of motorsport engineering.

*subject to confirmation

Donington Grand Prix Collection

The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. It features cars driven by famous drivers such as Nuvolari, Prost, Mansell, Moss, Senna, Fangio, Clark, Stewart and much much more!

Williams F1 Grand Prix Collection and Technology Center

Not normally open to the public, this special visit includes dinner.

The above events are included in tour price.

Airport Transfer $295.00

Meet and Greet and private airport transfers can be arranged each way. Price varies depending on arrival time.Please contact our office for details at reservations@gptours.com or 1 800 400 1098

Paddock Club


This season`s must-have accessory is a Formula One Paddock Club TM ticket. Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club TM embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

Entrance to the Club Suite, the hospitality area designed for individuals and small groups fully equipped with TV screens, bar and lounge area.

Included in the price of a Formula One Paddock Club TM Ticket are:

  • Access to the circuit and the Formula One Paddock Club
  • Open bar with Champagne
  • Gourmet luncheon with fine wines
  • Pit lane walkabout(s) at specially allotted times
  • Access to Support Race Paddock
  • Official Program and ear plugs
  • Entertainment
  • Prime viewing facilities from the pit building
  • Reserved grandstand
  • Parking pass available upon request


    We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exclusive luxury of the Formula One Paddock Club TM. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

    Red Bull Racing Paddock Club


    TAG Red Bull Racing Paddock Club Hospitality is available at every Grand Prix, but in Barcelona, Canada, Baku, Silverstone, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, USA, Mexico and Abu Dhabi, guests can experience Red Bull Hospitality at its very best - in their own fabulous Team Suite.

    Situated directly above the Teams` garages, it not only offers the highest standard in sports hospitality but also provides an exceptional viewing platform from one of the best vantage points on the circuits - overlooking the start/ finish straight.

    The Red Bull Racing Paddock Club experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Team Gift Bag
  • Daily driver appearances
  • Your opportunity to explore the pit lane
  • An exclusive tour inside the Team Garage
  • Access to the Support Race Paddock
  • Complimentary copy of the Official Program
  • Entertainment and in-house DJ
  • VIP Parking


    We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exciting luxury of the Red Bull Racing Paddock Club. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

  • Price Per Person

    Price Per Person: $2,895.00
    Single Use Supplement: $595.00
    Extra Night Per Room: $295.00

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



    Newsletter

    Friday 1-Day
    *F1 Paddock Club Fri [+]   $1,075.00

    Guests of the Formula One Paddock ClubTM embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

    (Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)


    2016 ticket price. 2017 price TBC.
    (This is a 1-day ticket for Friday only)

    Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
    *Red Bull Racing [+]   $5,860.00

    Guests of the Red Bull Racing Paddock ClubTM embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, morning refreshments, gourmet dining and fine wines, open bar including Champagne, pit lane walkabouts and garage tour (subject to team approval onsite), closed circuit and digital television. Enjoy a daily driver appearance, entertainment and an exclusive Team gift bag.

    (Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

    2016 price (Britains 20% VAT has been included)

    *F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,545.00

    Guests of the Formula One Paddock ClubTM embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

    (Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

    2016 ticket price. 2017 price TBC.

    All Weekend 3-Day
    *Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $7,600.00

    The Ferrari Formula 1 Club will be located on the brand-new terrace overlooking the pits with direct views of the finish line. The package includes access to the Ferrari Formula 1 Club for the race weekend, driver appearances, private visit to the Ferrari pits, pit lane walkabouts at certain set times, open bar and gourmet buffet lunch, and various exclusive gifts. Ferrari personnel will, of course, be on hand to full fill guests’ requests at any time.

    (Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)


    2016 ticket price. 2017 price TBC.

    *F1 Pits Straight [+]   $725.00

    International Pits Straight (in Section 2) gives you a great view all the way up to Club Corner, coming into the start/finish line and pits, overlooked by the momentous Silverstone Wing, and through to the first turn of the circuit, Abbey, so that you can experience F1 at its best.

    These ticket include a roving* seat on Friday and Saturday in any "open to the public" roving grandstand, and a reserved seat in your allocated grandstand on Sunday (covered, individual seats with seat backs)

    2017 ticket price. While supplies last.

    *Abbey [+]   $535.00

    Abbey has amazing views from the exit of Club corner, up along International Pits Straight, into Abbey and out towards Farm Curve. It is positioned partially opposite the top end of the new Pit and Paddock building at Abbey corner.

    These tickets include a roving* seat on Friday and Saturday in any "open to the public" roving grandstand, and a reserved seat in your allocated grandstand on Sunday (covered, individual seats with seat backs)


    2017 ticket price. While supplies last.

    *Club Grandstand [+]   $535.00

    The Club Corner (located in Section 2) gives you the chance to see as much of the action as possible. See the F1 cars hurtle into Stowe after Hangar Straight, then hard on the brakes to take on Vale Corner before rounding Club and accelerating through International Pits Straight. Over the start/finish line and past the Silverstone Wing and into the distance as they reach Abbey.

    Reserved seat in your allocated grandstand for all 3 days but on Friday and Saturday you can use your roving tickets for access to any "open to the public" roving grandstand (covered).


    2017 ticket price. While supplies last.

    *Luffield [+]   $425.00

    One of the best seats in the house (located in section 4). Watch the cars as they appear under the bridge on Wellington Straight and enter the Luffield Complex, it`s then hard on the power as the drivers accelerate out of Luffield and through Woodcote. The cars are in view for a prolonged period of time, allowing you to soak up all the breathtaking noise and atmosphere.

    Include a roving* seat on Friday and Saturday in any "open to the public" roving grandstand and a reserved seat in your allocated grandstand on Sunday (covered, individual seats with seat backs)

    2017 ticket price. While supplies last.

    * indicates ticket is on request
    Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.

    Race tickets can be purchased through the “Book this package” tab. Once you have selected your package, you will be asked which race tickets you would like to purchase. If you would like to purchase race tickets only, please call our office for more details