FAQ

Q: What does a typical tour day look like?

A typical tour day involves:

09:00 Drivers daily briefing – an opportunity for your tour managers to prepare you for the day ahead with useful information
09:15 Departure
11:00 Fuel stop and/or comfort break
12:30 Lunch stop
14:00 Depart lunch
16:00 Fuel stop and/or comfort break
18:00 Arrival at hotel
19:30 Dinner, drinks, and story swapping with your fellow tourers

Q: What am I paying you for?

  • Hotel accommodation, with dinner and breakfast (unless otherwise specified)
  • Services of 2 tour managers to ensure everything runs smoothly (and to assist if it doesn’t)
  • A leading vehicle to show you the way to some of the best driving roads in the world, and forewarn of upcoming hazards
  • A following vehicle to ensure no one gets left behind (unless they want to!)
  • Meticulously planned routes, carefully selected for maximum driving pleasure, preloaded onto easy-to-use satnavs
  • Long range walkie-talkies for useful information as well as tour banter (charged nightly by the tour managers)
  • A route book (to keep) with maps, addresses, and useful information
  • Enthusiasm and expertise

Q: What else do I need on tour?

  • Your own tour vehicle, with insurance and breakdown cover (unless it’s a hire car tour where we provide these things)
  • Fuel, tolls, lunch, drinks, passport, driving licence, cash & cards, etc.
  • A camera to capture those amazing scenic moments
  • A sense of adventure!

Q: Do I have to have a fast car?

As long as you enjoy driving your car, and you’re confident that both you and the car are fast enough to keep up with modern traffic – you should be fine.
We’re more interested in corners than straights, so mountains passes are definitely the order of the day rather than high speed motorway runs.
There is no need to break the speed limit at any point to participate in our tours, and there are no prizes for going fast or getting there first!
What’s most important is to enjoy yourself without causing any danger to yourself, your fellow tourers, or members of the public.

Q: Am I too young/old/male/female/single/married to come on tour?

Not a chance!
Our age demographic is 18 to 80, the common theme is a love of driving and/or roads and/or spectacular scenery.
A typical tour splits into roughly thirds; one third couples, one third 2 friends sharing a car, and one third drivers on their own.
If you’re unsure why not give us a call and have a chat? We don’t want you to book on a tour you’re not going to enjoy any more than you do.

Q: Do I have to share a room?

No. Whilst the tours are geared around the social aspects of a group (meals, walkie talkies, etc.), if you chose to come alone you do not have to share a room with someone else – though a single room supplement will be payable (subject to availability of single rooms of course).

Q: Can you create a tour to my requirements for myself and my club/company/friends/colleagues?

Yes, we can certainly help.
If you’d like us to create a bespoke tour package for your group please get in touch and we can discuss what you’re looking to achieve.

Q: Is my money safe?

Yes, absolutely!
The law requires all tour operators to comply with The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 but many of our competitors don’t know the legislation and don’t comply. Lots of “rally” companies have gone under in the last few years and their customers lost out on both holidays and payments made.
We are fully compliant, which means that if the tour doesn’t happen you’ll get your money back.

Any more questions? Just drop us a line at enquiries@petrolhead.tours