2019 Europe Dates

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Classic Europe – September 8th to September 15th

Each year we run a European tour in which participants drive their own vehicles. The tour is non competitive and open to any vehicle, classic or modern. Previous tours have included visits to Croatia, Romania, Portugal and Italy.

Last year (2018) our Classic Europe visited the former GDR, the Czech Republic and Poland.

We’ve announced details of this year’s Classic Europe which will visit Ireland – The Middle & The North. The event is open to thirty vehicles of any model and any age. The navigation is easy and straight forward with no complicated map reading.

The first few days of the tour look like this –

Sunday Sep 8th – Our starting hotel is the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire which is just south of Dublin. Feel free to arrive anytime during the day. We will be meeting up for a welcome dinner in the evening.

Monday Sep 9th – Our first stop is at Powerscourt House & Gardens. This was voted as one of the top ten houses in the world by Lonely Planet although I’m not sure why because it burnt down in the 1974 and, despite being restored you cannot actually visit much of the house. However the gardens are truly magnificent. The head gardener is Alex Slazenger who grew up on the estate. Not sure if this is the same family as the tennis rackets. Leaving Powerscourt we take a short drive to Glencree passing close by to Ireland’s only German War cemetery containing 134 German graves including several pilots. We leave Glencree along the Military Road into the Wicklow Mountains before turning west towards Kildare and a guided tour of the Irish National Stud. Even if you are not ‘into’ horse racing this is an interesting visit. After leaving Kildare we travel our only substantial section of motorway of the whole trip. Our overnight stop is at Adare which claims to be Ireland’s prettiest village so you may like to take a walk up the high street before returning to the hotel for dinner.

For full details please visit the Europe page here.

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