Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth
- Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit
- September 13 - 16, 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)
- Continue on the Morgan Motor Experience (optional)
- Tour and event itinerary
- Dining/entertainment guide
- Prices are per person, double occupancy
Freddy was a racer through and through. He was apprenticed to Bentley Motors as a mechanic. He was a member of the works Austin team that won the Brooklands 500 in1930. He created his own team of MG Midgets in `31 and won the Brooklands double twelve race. Freddie who you may say, Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, 9th Duke of Lennox, 9th Duke of Aubigny (French noble title) and 4th Duke of Gordon. Freddie was Lord March`s grandfather having settled at Goodwood Estate after selling his interests in Scotland, including Gordon Castle, to pay death duties.
During the WWII the British Air Force built an aerodrome on the Estates land. At the end of hostilities Freddie built a race track on the perimeter of the aerodrome. Goodwood Circuit became an important race track in the UK, however speeds on the circuit grew faster and in 1966 Freddie closed the circuit to racing events in 1966. The Goodwood Circuit was reopened by Lord March for the Goodwood Revival.
The Duke was the longest-serving Vice President of the Royal Automobile Club, with which he was associated since 1948. As early as the thirties, he was the motoring correspondent of the Sunday Referee, and became the Founder President of the Guild of Motoring Writers.
The Goodwood Revival takes you back 50 years or more; with wheel to wheel racing in the same cars that raced in that era. Between 1948 and 1966 Goodwood was a major circuit vying with the likes of Brands Hatch and Silverstone as the best circuit in the United Kingdom, and it is still the same as it was in the 1960`s. The cars are all from the same vintage with no modern cars allowed on the track, so why not have the crowd dress from that era going back in time fifty years.
Oh I forgot, most of the drivers are from that vintage, you can rub shoulders with the likes Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Derek Bell, David Coulthard, Damon Hill, Gerhard Berger, Martin Brundle, Bobby Rahal, Johnny Herbert, Wayne Gardner, Giacomo Agostini, Jean Alesi and Peter Brock, as well as celebrities such as Chris Rea, and Rowan Atkinson (as Mr. Bean).
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 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, September 13:
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, September 14 - Sunday, September 15:
Transfer to Goodwood for practice sessions, and race day. Step out of the modern world and into a time warp and watch the morning`s practice followed by racing in the afternoon. Try taking a walk around the entire length of the circuit and enjoy the breathtaking views as the cars slide through the Madgwick Corner before rushing on toward the tricky St. Mary`s and Lavant bends, where the high grassy banks offer some of the best views of drivers at work. This is a magical moment in the racing calendar described by Autoweek as "better than any movie", and by the Daily Telegraph as `simply the most exciting event of the year`. Transfer back to your hotel after the days events.
Monday, September 16:
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.)
Morgan Motor Experience
Why not continue your vacation on our Morgan Motor Experience from September 16-17, 2019. See "VIP Options" for details or contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 800 400 1998
Southampton Airport to Portsmouth: 30 min
Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth: 1 hr 15 min
Heathrow Airport to Portsmouth: 1 hr 45 min
Portsmouth to Goodwood: 30 min
Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.
Many Revival visitors go to great lengths to dress in period-style and achieve that authentic look. The resulting step-back-in-time spectacle plays a key role in making the Revival such a unique event. While you are not required to dress up you will feel much more involved if you do. So make sure you dress up in your tweeds and trilbies, frills and frocks, to fully immerse yourself in this nostalgic and bustling atmosphere at the biggest and best motor racing party of the year.
LADIES - Knee-length skirts, flat heeled shoes and square shouldered jackets. Or a Girl in Uniform and be a WREN, land girl, police women or nurse for the day!
GENTS - A man in uniform is always a pleasing sight for the ladies, wear an Army or RAF Uniform in keeping with WWII RAF history.
LADIES - Bold and glamorous, think Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn! Wear a voluminous dress, cinched with a wide belt, slender high heels, wide brimmed hat and gloves, and of course seamed nylon stockings!
GENTS - Try the debonair look with a blazer, turn up flannels, cravat and Panama Hat, for fun why not accessorize with a rolled up umbrella, eye glass or cigarette holder!
LADIES - For that Jackie Kennedy look try a short boxy suit in pastel with oversized buttons or the Twiggy hippie look with frayed bell-bottom jeans and a headband!
GENTS - Neck ties, 5 inches wide in crazy colors, trouser straps, leather boots and collarless jackets, or a stripped double-breasted suit with brocade waistcoat and a shirt with a frilled color.
Whatever you choose you are sure to have a weekend that you will be telling your friends about for years to come!!
The above events are included in tour price.
Helicopter Tour $95.00
Take to the skies and enjoy stunning views of the Motor Circuit, Aerodrome and surrounding Goodwood Estate whilst the historic Revival actions is taking place below.
Morgan Motor Experience $795.00
September 16-17, 2019
1-night in Stratford-upon-Avon
Visit Cotswold Motoring Museum
Morgan Motor Company Factory Tour
Morgan Passenger Car Ride*
British Pub Lunch
Overnight in Straford-Upon Avon
Transfer to London Heathrow Airport
September 16, 2019:
After breakfast, we will depart from our hotel in Portsmouth to visit the Cotsworld Motoring Museum. Take a step back into the 20th century as you explore this one of a kind facility! Afterwards, enjoy a typical British lunch following a visit to the Morgan Factory. Here you will embark on a guided tour and see first hand what it takes to make some of these classic sport cars. We will end our day in the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Spend the evening exploring this quaint Shakespearean town!
September 17, 2019:
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to London Heathrow airport (LHR) for your flight back home or continue your vacation in beautiful England!
Cotsworld Motoring Museum
Located in the picturesque village of Bourton on the Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum is a fascinating journey through the 20th century. The Museum is bulging with great cars, quaint caravans, precarious looking motorcycles, enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities! Brum, the BBC TV`s little super hero car whose adventures start and end at the museum can be found here every day.
Morgan Motor Company
Take a guided tour...see skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make these classic sports cars. Traditional car manufacturing combined with exciting cutting edge technology creates a tour like no other! The guided factory tour lasts approximately 2 hours and takes you into all workshops to see the hand making of a Morgan sports car from very start to finish, combining traditional skills with cutting edge technology! The tour culminates in the Morgan museum where visitors are welcome to spend as long as they wish browsing the museum and watching the Morgan film. Photography is fully permitted and visitors may ask as many questions as they like!
Morgan Passenger Car Ride*
The 15 minute ride takes visitors in a Morgan 3 wheeler or 4 wheeler around the local country side.
*subject to availability
$795 per person (based on double occupancy)
$895 per person (based on single occupancy)
Price Per Person
Price Per Person: $1,495.00
Single Use Supplement: $625.00
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)
|*Goodwood Mess [+]||$1,195.00|
|*Gen Admission [+]||$275.00|
|*GenAd & Woodcote 2dy [+]||$495.00|
|Sunday 1-Day Tickets|
|*Goodwood Mess [+]||$550.00|
|* 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.|