This is what our customers have to say about us (taken from our Google reviews page):
As a long-time car enthusiast with a passion for driving on and off track, the driving tours I have attended with Pete and Dan rank as some of the best driving experiences of my life.
Whether you are dipping your toe in with a weekend drive around Wales, or spending eight days exploring Europe, you are guaranteed to experience memorable drives on some of the world’s most incredible roads.
On some European rallies, you are given your destination each morning and left to your own devices to get there, the pack fragmenting with drivers dispersing this way and that. Conversely Petrolhead Tours is designed to be a group experience. You will share great roads, good food and characterful hotels, reliving each day’s experiences over a beer each night in the hotel bar with likeminded souls. The cars are an event in themselves and you can expect an esoteric mix of performance cars and exotica, from Fords to Ferraris and everything in between.
Each driver is provided with their own satnav, with each day’s route meticulously planned to take in the very best driving roads. This includes individual waypoints, lunch stops and even fuel stops, enabling you to focus on your driving and enjoy mile after mile of twisting turning tarmac, most of which is refreshingly traffic free.
Every driver is able to go at their own pace and between stops this tends to result in two groups forming. The front group tends to be for those keen to press on, whilst the rear group is for those that wish to crack a slightly more relaxed pace, enjoying the roads and scenery as much as the drive itself.
Safety is a priority and Pete and Dan do a great job of looking after everyone. You are each provided with a long range radio, allowing your tour guides to forewarn you of any hazards ahead, whilst enabling you to communicate with your fellow tour-mates. A sense of team spirit and camaraderie inevitably emerges and you naturally look out for one another out on the road.
If are as tired as I am of traffic clogged, speed camera infested British roads and are frustrated by the lack of opportunity to explore your cars performance, I cannot recommend Petrolhead Tours enough. Sweeping bends and adventures await. Just be warned that it is addictive and one tour tends to lead to another…
An amazing experience for driving enthusiasts.
Clear and concise daily instructions and a super friendly atmosphere. Satnavs with preloaded routes are provided so you can’t get lost. Just make sure you factor in the cost of petrol and hot chocolate everyday, Pete and Dan always manage to sniff out the best of both!
So far I have only experienced the weekend Wales tour but let me warn you now these trips are addictive!
In short all very well organised along with great people. It doesn’t matter what you drive so don’t be put off if you haven’t a brand new Porsche in the garage. I drive a 20 year old Mazda abet a nippy one but these events are a great leveller with cars ranging from a 1000hp GTR to modest cars like mine and hot hatchbacks. The tour guides are nothing less than professional friendly and most importantly run everything in a safe controlled manor. Book one asap, you won’t regret it!
I’ve lost count of the number of tours I’ve done with Pete & Dan from Petrolhead Tours, and I keep coming back for more! They’re always fantastic fun, with a bunch of new friends to meet each time (and after a few tours, some old friends to catch up with), amazing routes chosen with care, and superb leadership from the two tour managers. They arrange everything, from the routes themselves (pre-programmed into the satnavs, which together with walkie-talkies, are included in the package), to hotels, ferries & tunnels, fuel stops, and wee stops! There’s a huge feeling of reassurance that comes from knowing Pete & Dan have put loads of work into preparing for almost every eventuality – and even if something unexpected comes up, they always handle it with quiet efficiency. The social aspect is excellent too, with entertaining evenings eating, drinking & chatting with your fellow tourers.
If you like cars, driving, and meeting like-minded people to talk about cars & driving (and others stuff too, occasionally), these are the tours for you!
If your in an Alfa Romeo or Ferrari you are made to feel welcome by all. One of the best driving weekends I have ever had. And you meet some incredible people. A fantastic driving tours company.
Fantastic !! Its like going on holiday with good friends, Pete & Dan lead you to the good roads & places you would probably miss on your own. The accommodation they choose is always excellent and the fellow travelers are always great.
What more good you want, a touring holiday with good company, good food, fantastic roads and an opportunity to talk cars cars cars….
ps I am in no way connected to Petrolhead tours other than being a constantly returning customer !!!
Having done very many European car events in the past 6 years I have found they pale into insignificance compared to the organisational skills from Pete at Petrolhead Tours. For those less experienced petrolheads through to the Stigs of the world everyone is treated equally by the ever calm atmosphere of the organisers. I would not hesitate in recommending them and the various tours on offer.
Having been on several tours with Pete over a number years in the UK and overseas I can’t speak highly enough of the team at PHT. A trip with these guys is fun, meticulously well organised, safe and ultimately teaches you a bit about both your driving and your car. There’s no sense of cliqueyness which sometimes impacts the world of “car people” and you’re equally welcome, involved and looked after whether you turn up in a Toyota or a Bugatti. The acid test for me is that after every tour I want to do another one, and then another one…… the only hard part is finding the time ! Highly recommended.
High octane hijinks on well organised tours on the best roads on Earth!
Unlike the feeling I’ve had from other events I’ve been on, meritocracy is a core element of the Petrolhead Tours ethos – whether you’re in a modest 20 year old sports car or a brand new supercar, everyone is treated equally 🙂
As its a tour, not a rally, everyone’s looking out for everyone else on tour. Bonds form throughout – I’m pretty sure I’ve made some life-long friends on tour.
Recommended as much for the warm welcome from the PT ‘family’ who have attended many tours, as for the organisation and professionalism of the tour organisers – you’ll meet many like-minded enthusiasts, and enjoy dinner and drinks each evening in some spectacular hotels, specifically chosen to ensure your dream machine is parked up safe for the night.
Going on a driving holiday with petrolhead tours is always seamless and well organised, Pete has the experience to know which roads to take you on, where to stop for lunch and which hotels to stay in. This means you always get a well organised & planned holiday on the best driving roads around.
Effectively all you need to do is turn up and follow the pre programmed sat nav or car in front of you and take in the beautiful scenery. No stress or worrying, how a holiday should be!Plus there’s the other 19 or so cars which means lots of new friends, sounds and experiences. Highly recommend.
Simply the most grin inducing experience ever as you take part in what feels like your own episode of a Top Gear special, driving around the most incredible roads in the world as you convoy with the best friends you never knew you had. Incredibly knowledgeable, professional and caring operators, who take care of every detail (satnav, routes, radios, pit stops, accomodation). You show up, follow your new made wingmen, full of banter, jokes and support on the provided walkie talkies, take in the stunning scenery, tunnels, galleries and valleys filled with the most hair raising and glorious sound as you wind your way around in unison. Take it at whatever pace you feel comfortable with, there is always a friendly face and radio chirp around to keep you company. Then, at the end of the day welcome your comrades home over a feast as you trade heroic stories about your day, ready to do it all again the next. Simply unforgettable, whatever car you drive…only downside is that itch and breaking of piggy banks to do it all again (and again) soon.
Can’t praise Pete enough. Bringing together a group of like minded individuals who all have a shared passion for one thing, cars is brilliant. The organisation is excellent so everything is seamless. Whatever is your desire whether it’s a VW Golf to a Porsche it is not what you drive it is your love of driving that counts.
The best driving holidays in the WORLD.
From the comeradery between the organizers and the other drivers to amazing hidden roads that you’d never find on your own. I done a few Cannonball Run Europe car trips in the pastand they don’t even come close to a Petrolhead.tours trip.This is an independent review.
I am discerning and obsessive compulsive by nature. I am also a regular, repeat and addicted customer of Petrolhead Tours. Pete and Dan offer the best itineraries, service and guiding for committed drivers and touring enthusiasts. Highly recommended!
A great team of true enthusiasts, that take the stress out of planning a great road trip and make it a truly fun and memorable experience. I would happily recommend them to anyone that loves driving.
Warning! These tours are addictive! If you love driving then you will love Petrolhead Tours – whether you tour in England, Wales, Scotland, Europe, Scandinavia or across the pond there is a tour to suit you.
Expertly led by Pete and Dan over expertly chosen roads (many of them the best driving roads in the world) with perfectly judged daily itineries through amazing scenery to excellent hotels, food and companionship.
It is like joining an extended family (I am known as Uncle Paul although I am not connected with Petrolhead Tours other than being a total addict looking forward to my next “fix” starting in two days).
From the moment you meet, it’s like being with lifelong friends not a group of strangers
Planned to perfection, suitable for all ages and driving abilities 🙂