Festival of Speed

Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth

Double Bed (1 bed)

  • Goodwood House, England
  • June 30 -July 03, 2017
  • Hotel in Gunwharf Quays
  • Breakfast daily
  • Goodwood transfers
  • 2-day General Admission
  • GPT tour gift package
  • Tax/service charges included
  • 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 in advance for the June or 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 complimentary for the first 24 hours.


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.

Friday, June 30:

Make your way to the Holiday Inn hotel in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth and check-in during the afternoon. Accommodation is reserved for you for three nights including breakfast daily. 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 01 - Sunday, July 02:

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. Our tour price includes a general admission ticket.

Monday, July 03:

After a leisurely breakfast check out of the hotel and begin your journey home.

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.

Airport Transfer $125.00

Private airport transfers can be arranged for you. Prices will vary depending on flight times and arrival/departure airport. Please contact us for more details: 800 400 1998 or info@gptours.com

2016 price. 2017 price TBC.

Clark Pavilion $1,350.00

The Clark Pavilion is named in honour of British Formula One driver Jim Clark, twice world championship winner and known for his versatile driving ability.

A new addition to the Festival of Speed portfolio, the Clark pavilion will occupy the famous Molecomb Corner a challenging point on the hill climb and an excellent vantage point for watching the action. Featuring a unique interior, its relaxed and stylish atmosphere offers an exclusive location from which to enjoy the Festival of Speed. The new light and airy pavilion will have floor to ceiling glass windows and provide views out to the exclusive garden (with seating) and the track.
The package includes:

- General admission
- A forward parking label
- Event programme, race card and ear piece radio
- Tea, coffee and a light breakfast
- Drinks reception
- Grazing Lunch Buffet
- Traditional English afternoon tea
- Soft drinks, house wines, Goodwood lager and ale

2017 price for 1 day (this can be purchased for Saturday and/or Sunday)

Clark Pavilion $1,350.00

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,495.00
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 (1 bed) max 2 person(s)
Double for Sole Use max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)