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   2016 GGLC UK-LOTUS EXCURSIONS    

Updated: February 10, 2016
NEWS (June 5, 2016): The June Tour is complete! We had an AMAZING time!!!

NEWS (June 20, 2016): Final planning for the September Tour

The plans are set! The GGLC will offer its members an opportunity to visit the United Kingdom and spend five days immersed in everything Lotus!

WHEN - 2 TRIPS:

  Spring Tour
May 30 to June 3 - COMPLETED!
  Fall Tour
Sept 12 to 15
  Day #1 - Monday, May 30
We met Richard at London Heathrow. Stops at Lotus locations in Hornsey and Cheshunt. Checked into Hotel.
  Day #1 - Monday, Sept 12
Gather and depart from London Heathrow. Stops at the original Lotus location in Hornsey and Cheshunt location of the Lotus factory. Continue to Norwich and check into the hotel.
  Day #2 - Tuesday, May 31
Stops at Classic Team Lotus and Blickling Hall.
  Day #2 - Tuesday, Sept 13
Tour of Norwich and a drive to picturesque North Norfolk.
  Day #3 - Wednesday, June 1
Stops and tour of the Lotus factory and demo laps of the track. Visits to Ketteringham Hall, Chapman's final resting place and East Carlton Manor
  Day #3 - Wednesday, Sept 14
visits to:
   o Lotus factory
   o Optional Lotus Demo Laps on the Factory Track with the Lotus Academy.
   o Ketteringham Hall
   o Chapman's final resting place
   o East Carlton Manor*
   o Legends of Lotus Dinner
  Day #4 - Thursday, June 2
Tour of Classic Team Lotus and celebration dinner!
  Day #4 - Thursday, Sept 15
   o Classic Team Lotus Tour
   o Zenos Factory visit
   o Drive to hotel near Heathrow.
  Day #5 - Friday, June 3
returned to London Heathrow.
  Day #5 - Friday, June 16
Departure from London Heathrow or other locales.

WHAT:

The GGLC UK Tours will be led by Richard Parramint (ex-Lotus marketing). Richard's deep knowledge of Norwich and Lotus history will entertain and inform. The tour includes ground transportation for all 5 days.

Our stay in Norwich will be at the Maids Head, the oldest hotel in England. Haunted by various 'spirits', like a past maid whose job it was to sprinkle lavender on the beds to make them smell fresh as they were not changed on a regular basis. Don't worry, today the beds are changed daily!

*East Carlton Manor visit is quite special; we have obtained permission from Mrs. Chapman to visit these extensive grounds. We will be asked to contribute to Sarah's Charity. Sarah Payton, nee Chapman, died from breast cancer and the charity was set up to fund Help in the Home for cancer suffers.

Lotus Driving Academy Demo Laps: A special opportunity to ride with the Lotus Driving Academy in the Evora 400 at the Lotus Hethel Test Track! Get the ride of your life! Just check out this video on YouTube! https://youtu.be/758UPgtg3kE
www.lotusdrivingacademy.com. Demo Laps are 60 (about $90 USD)

Richard is also offering a separate tour to the Goodwood Revival the week prior to the Fall GGLC Tour in September. You can tie both tours together and make it a spectacular UK trip! A VERY approximate cost for the Revival trip is 1310.00 per person with two sharing a room. The price includes entrance and roving grandstand tickets (Lavant Corner, and Straight, Madgwick and Fordwater stands), 3 nights hotel and transport.

COSTS:

The cost is 2300 (about $3,500) per couple sharing a room. This includes transportation, accommodations (4 nights), Lotus factory tour and Classic Team Lotus tour. The final cost may be slightly different depending upon exchange rates.

All ground transportation starting from Heathrow on Day 1 and returning to Heathrow on Day 4 or 5 of the tour is included, however, individuals are responsible their own transportation to and from Heathrow before and after the tour."

RESERVATIONS:

Reservations are closed. The September Tour is sold out.

Cancellation - You'll be able to cancel and get your deposit back to 8 weeks in advance of the tour. If you need to cancel in the final 8 weeks we can refund your fees providing we are able to fill your space. If we are unable to fill your spot we will refund 50% of your fees.

The GGLC is passing through the raw costs plus any handling and fees. This an exclusive event for GGLC members.

TRAVEL:

To help with your travel arrangements to London Heathrow and to any other places in the UK or Europe you can contact Lucie Villones at Dugan's Travel. Lucie is familiar with our tour dates and can assist you with flights, hotels and more at no extra charge to you!
     Lucie Villones
     lucievillones@comcast.net
     Ph: (916) 708-7998

  Lotus Factory Tour

Early Lotus Factory at Cheshut

Ketteringham Hall

Tour Classic Team Lotus

Tour Classic Team Lotus

Lotus Drivers Academy