Touring in Style – Classic Cars!

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We’re frequently asked by travelers whether our tours include transportation. Yes, always! (Unless, of course, it’s the type of walking tour that requires nothing more than your two feet.) Typically the vehicle is a comfortable but unremarkable part of a tour – except for a few notable exceptions, which we’re talking about today.

Those exceptions bring a whole lot of fun to the driving experience! These are cars that have heaps of style, history and personality, and add a completely unique element to your tour – not to mention some fun photo opps. Below are a few of our favourites - make sure you check out the photos we've posted above!

See the Loire Valley in a Classic French Car
Few parts of the world evoke luxury and glamour as much as the Chateaux of France’s Loire Valley. Spend the day touring this region in a classic French car: a 1953 Citroen Traction Avant. As your private guide and driver, Susan and Simon, will tell you: “When we stop, the car is an instant ice breaker and it is not uncommon for complete strangers to come up and start conversations.”

Tour Hollywood in a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado
The sun is shining, the palm trees swaying, and beautiful people are everywhere: you’re in LA, baby. Make sure you look the part by arriving in a classic convertible: roll the top down, put on your shades and enjoy cruising around Hollywood in a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado.

London in a Black Cab!
A Classic London Black Cab can glide you through those narrow medieval streets where the tour buses cannot pass. And London Taxi Drivers - like our guide Rob - are almost as famous as the Black Cabs that they drive! They’ve gone through stringent training called “The Knowledge” - a test, which is among the hardest to pass in the world, and has often been described as 'having an atlas of London imprinted in your brain' - it is the equivalent of a University degree. Take a ride through London with your Taxi-Driver-Turned-Certified-Tour-Guide, Rob!

Explore Napier, New Zealand in a classic car
Paul in lovely Napier, New Zealand is the proud owner of "Queenie" a 1954 Daimler Conquest, and "Millie" a 1931 Chevrolet, two impeccable classic cars he’s made available for showing guests around the art deco stylings of Napier. Or head out of town to the vineyards of the stunning Hawkes Bay area – Paul is happy to be your guide and chauffeur around this beautiful part of New Zealand’s South Island.

Tour Prague in a Vintage Car
You’ll be adding a touch of fun to your tour in Prague when you book Lenka’s “Prague Vintage Car” tour. This eastern European city is compact and extremely walkable, but enjoy an hour-long drive around the city before parking at the castle and walking downhill into the heart of Prague’s Old Town with Lenka.

The Communist Era in a Communist Car…
The Sofia Communist Tour will take you back to the communist period of Bulgaria when the country was behind the so-called "iron curtain". You will hear real stories of people who lived through this time, and experience the tour in the most emblematic car for the Communist era: the Trabant. This one-of-a-kind vehicle was made of compressed paper and plastic and epoxy raisin instead of iron…definitely a unique driving experience with Pavlina!

Take a drive on the dark side, in Dallas
Want to learn more about the most (in)famous event in Dallas’ history? Retrace the motorcade route President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy took on Friday, November 22, 1963 in your guide Robin's Kennedy Car – a fully restored 1963 Lincoln Convertible.

Be a speed demon in Germany!
And finally, for the speed demons among you, our guide offers you the chance to drive 300km/hour in a racecar along the German Autobahn. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines…
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