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Last updated: Fri 30 Mar 2018

Self-drive tours

What better way to explore Somerset, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds than in a beautiful classic car?

Vintage Classics car hireSelf drive hire of classic cars is becoming increasing popular with enthusiasts, partners who want to give an unusual and special present and holiday makers who are seeking a vacation with that ‘something especially different’ factor.

Car hire firm Vintage Classics has many routes for you to follow taking in the sights and scenery around Wiltshire, Somerset and the Cotswolds.

From chocolate box villages with honey coloured stone cottages and thatch roofs to the ancient and mystical stones at Stonehenge and Avebury – they’ll guide you down some of the most scenic roads the UK has to offer.

For National Trust Members or those just interested in our fabulous heritage Vintage Classics has tours covering properties in 5 counties.

For Inspector Morse fans the firm has researched the filming locations used and devised a tour taking in most – all you have to do is decide which of you plays Morse and which Lewis.

Classic car tours

Here is a taster of the suggested itineraries Vintage Classics has to offer:

“The Very Best of Wiltshire” – This taste trail was devised to ensure that clients get to see the sights and scenery of North and West Wiltshire with the opportunity to tickle their taste buds in establishments offering high quality local fayre. (98 miles)

“The Italian Job Tour” – Drive the Roman roads around Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Wales! To complement Vintage Classics’ two Italian sports classics this scenic drive has a Latin theme taking in the abundance of important Roman sites and hidden Italian delights that abound in Wiltshire and surrounding counties. (170 miles)

“In Search of Endeavour” – This Inspector Morse Trail was devised to visit the locations used in the filming of Inspector Morse based upon the novels of Colin Dexter OBE.

Surprisingly perhaps much of the location filming did not take place in Oxford but throughout the Cotswolds and the West Country.

Driving through the picturesque countryside of Wiltshire, Berkshire Oxfordshire and Somerset this trail allows you to sample the delights of Oxford, the Cotswolds and Bath alighting at magnificent Blenheim Palace or the Royal Crescent Hotel in Georgian Bath. (156 miles)

About Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has been hiring out cars for over 10 years. The company’s fleet includes:

Vintage Classics car hire

  • Alfa GTV
  • Alfa Spider
  • Austin Healey 3000
  • Daimler Sovereign
  • Jaguar E-Type
  • MGC Roadster
  • Jaguar MK2
  • Audi Quattro Turbo
  • Triumph Stag
  • Mercedes-Benz 280CE
  • Leyland Beaver

Each hire is for a 24 hour period, starting from the time you collect the car. Start times are flexible too. One day hires at the weekends are available too, with no increase in price at weekends or in the summer months.

Each hire includes fully comprehensive insurance for one driver, although additional drivers can be added for £15 per day. The hire also comes with a vehicle handbook, maps, suggested routes, an umbrella big enough for sharing, comprehensive handover, AA assistance and complimentary wedding bows and ribbon (if you’re booking for a wedding).

The mileage limit is a very generous 300 miles per day, which should surely be enough for even the most ambitious driver. Picnic baskets can be provided at request.

Vintage Classics has been offsetting carbon emissions for its car hire business since 2006. In addition to ongoing commitment to supporting Climate Care and offset self drive hire emissions they only recommend those restaurants that use quality local ingredients that help sustain local farmers and growers and this regions economy. Ensuring food does not travel long distances helps offset the fuel used by its cars.

Drivers must be aged 25 to 75 inclusive (minimum age for the Audi Quattro is 30), no more than 6 points on their driving licence (for minor offences, e.g. SP30) committed over the previous 5 years and have not had more than 2 claims (fault or non-fault) for accidents or loss during the previous three years.

Gift vouchers

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a significant birthday, retirement or special anniversary, Vintage Classics’s personalised gift vouchers make a unique present. They can be issued for one or more days and are valid for a year. You can choose a particular car for them or leave it to the lucky recipient to select the vehicle of their dreams.

Vintage Classics are based in Melksham in Wiltshire on the southern edge of the Cotswolds close to Bath, Somerset, Gloucestershire and within easy reach of Dorset and Hampshire.

Contact information
Vintage Classics
Telephone 01225 703 377
Email info@vintage-classics.co.uk
Twitter @VintageClassicslink
Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Classics/232875713534link
Web www.vintage-classics.co.uklink

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