A Great British Journey
Prepare for the ultimate Bentley test drive –and a chance to see Britain through new eyes.
This unforgettable journey will take you via Crewe, the home of Bentley, all the way to Silverstone, the home of British racing – with the chance to drive some incredible handcrafted cars along the way. You’ll experience Michelin-Starred food at Northcote, a boutique hotel nestled in the breathtaking countryside of the Ribble Valley. You’ll be welcomed as a personal guest at the home of Bentley’s CEO, as well as being granted a VIP tour of the Bentley factory in Crewe. You’ll be part of the first group ever to drive a Bentayga in the grounds of Blenheim Palace: a truly luxurious SUV in an equally luxurious off-road setting. Clay pigeon shooting at the palace will then be followed by an engrossing lesson in gourmet cuisine at Raymond Blanc’s famous Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. The following morning, you’ll travel to Silverstone to meet the Bentley Team M-Sport drivers for an unforgettable day’s racing. This Great British Journey is destined to reveal a different side of Britain – a Britain you will never forget.
The Valley This exploration of British luxury begins at Northcote, a renowned country house hotel with stunning views across the Ribble Valley.The hotel’s sommelier will guide you through the nuances evident in several different Dom Perignon champagnes then, your palate honed, you will take your seat in the Michelin-Starred restaurant for an evening of culinary delights.
Day Two: La Belle Époque
Following breakfast at Northcote, the Bentley factory awaits. A VIP tour of the company’s spiritual home will precede lunch at the nearby home of Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley’s CEO.That afternoon, you will be taken on a guided drive to Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, the famous hotel and restaurant of Raymond Blanc. You’ll have a few hours to relax before enjoying an aperitif in the Conservatory, followed by dinner at La Belle Époque.
Day Three: A time for adventure
Having tasted the food created by Raymond Blanc’s chefs, you will be invited into the kitchen at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, to learn the secrets of creating it for yourself. At nearby Blenheim Palace, meanwhile, you will have the opportunity to indulge in clay pigeon shooting, not to mention a little off-roading in the new Bentayga. The day will conclude with dinner in the Palace Orangery, then it’s back to Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for a nightcap – and a well-earned rest.
Day Four: Racing hearts
After breakfast, the stage will be set for an incredible day’s motorsport, enjoyed from the comfort of Bentley’s hospitality suite at Silverstone. As well as having the opportunity to drive a Bentley in a parade lap around the circuit, you’ll be invited to join the pre-race driver briefings and grid walk, just moments before the cars’ ferocious engines roar into life.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity.Be one of the few to experience the exclusive luxury of a Bentley Britain, in this action-packed Extraordinary Drive. Priced at £6,995 per couple, the Great British Journey has never been held before – and due to the intimate nature of the venues chosen, attendance is limited to just a few guests. Therefore, to make certain of your place, please email Nitisha Joshi, Marketing Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 260 1111.