3rd July – 7th July 2025


Classic GT has run a highly popular tour to the fabled event since its inception in 2000. We cross the channel overnight by Ferry before taking a scenic route to Le Mans the following day via the famous Hotel de France in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir for lunch.

Our accommodation consists of The IBIS Styles hotel located at the end of the Mulsanne Straight, where you are conveniently located for the weekend, with a ten-minute drive to the circuit. We also include an exclusive dinner on the Friday evening at this hotel on the terrace with the sun going down, a glass of champagne and watching the race cars in their qualifying sessions.

During the day, you make your way to the circuit, to take in the incredible sights and sounds of the historic cars that are the cornerstones of the history of ‘the greatest race in the world’. We have centre circuit parking, paddock access and seats on one of the best grandstands at the track, all reserved for you over the course of the whole weekend.

This year, we will have our usual setup, we enjoy a great position on the Bugatti circuit, the marquee will include a Barista serving coffee and other refreshments all day. For the Premium Package offer, there will be a fabulous picnic basket made up for two people for lunch on Sunday, and on Saturday evening we will have a dinner at the circuit in L’ Espace Privilege.

After a weekend of intense motor racing and fun, we will tour back on the Monday to take the late afternoon ferry home, filled with wonderful memories of this incredible race with the very cars that make it so famous.


Meet at Portsmouth for evening ferry crossing to France. You will have a cabin booked as part of your crossing tickets as well as dinner on board in the Les Abers Dining room.

The atmosphere onboard is great with the boat filled with classic cars and race fans all making their way down to this event.

We plan a scenic route on some great driving roads, away from the traffic, through pretty French villages and countryside, past châteaux and orchards to the legendary Hotel de France in the small town of La-Chartre-sur-le-Loir. Today, we will enjoy lunch in the hotel’s restaurant, a special opportunity as the hotel is always in great demand over this weekend.

The atmosphere in the town during the Le Mans race weekend is very special, as is the town square in front of the hotel. The hotel itself is filled with motor racing history and is the focal point for car enthusiasts from around the world. You can immerse yourself in the Friday pre-race atmosphere, specific to this iconic hotel as, throughout the day, the square becomes a destination for amazing cars and personalities.

After lunch, when you are ready, you can drive to the circuit to see some of the practice session or head straight for the hotel located at the end of the Mulsanne Straight. After an exciting first day, we will hold a welcome drinks reception and buffet dinner on the terrace overlooking the circuit at the IBIS Hotel.


After breakfast, you can head into the circuit at Le Mans. Over the weekend you can enjoy our privileged car parking spot on the infield of the Bugatti circuit, where you have complimentary refreshments throughout the weekend in our hospitality area, dinner at the circuit on Saturday evening plus a luxury picnic basket lunch on Sunday for those that have chosen the Premium Package.
If you have booked the optional track laps with us, today is you fun day!! We will manage the logistics of this with you on the day, but it is huge fun and those lucky enough to get the limited opportunity to do so all return with huge smiles on their faces!
As Classic Grand Touring’s hospitality marquee is on the route from the Paddocks to the track, all the cars taking part in all races will be passing by bringing the grid line ups of fantastic cars right to us. This offers superb photo opportunities and puts us right in the centre of the action.

As the racing continues through the night, after dinner you may choose to stay on and watch the action from the grandstand, or the paddock or return to your accommodation for some rest.

As the 24-hour event continues, following breakfast you can return to the circuit at your leisure. Our marquee will be operational from early morning, and you can explore the Le Mans Classic Village, watch the racing from your seat in the Grandstand or simply put your feet up in our marquee and watch the cavalcade of cars roll past. As we are situated amongst one of Europe’s largest ‘car club’ gatherings, this is a spectacle in itself.

Following a more leisurely breakfast this morning, we will make our way up to Caen for the return ferry home.

You might want to stock up on beer, wines and local food specialities (if car space allows!) before setting off for your return journey across the Channel.


– Return crossing with Brittany Ferries with cabin on outbound crossing
– 3 nights’ B&B accommodation located at the end of the Mulsanne Straight
– 3 course lunch on Friday at the Hotel de France
– Welcome drinks reception & buffet dinner on Friday 
– Dinner on Saturday night at the circuit (Premium Package only)
– Luxury Picnic basket for 2 people incl. wine on Sunday (Premium Package only)
– Race tickets including General Entry, Paddock and Grandstand
– Parking on the infield of the Bugatti Circuit
– Weekend complimentary light refreshments in the Classic Grand Touring marquee
– Mechanical support throughout the tour
– Full road book including all driving routes and tour information
– Classic Grand Touring’s experienced Tour Managers support throughout


Standard Package:

£2440.00 per person sharing / £3225.00 single occupancy

Premium Package:
(including Dinner in L’Espace Privilege on Saturday and the Luxury Picnic Basket for 2 incl. wine on Sunday) 

£2675.00 per person sharing / £3500.00 single occupancy 

To secure your place – £500.00 deposit per person entered.

Please enquire separately if you are sharing a car but require single occupancy rooms


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