By Ruth Doherty published
The ultimate indulgent staycation launching in December is set to be the most exclusive chauffeur driven tour in the UK - and comes with a price tag of £87,500 per person.
The experience is being launched by one of the world's finest chauffeur services, iChauffeur. The 10-day suggested itinerary caters to the most discerning business or leisure traveller who wishes to experience only the very best of the UK in absolute comfort and style.
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The iChauffeur tour begins and ends in London and includes the choice of a chauffeur driven Range Rover Autobiography, Bentley Mulsanne or Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Of course, you'll also be staying at some of the UK’s most sought-after properties, from London’s The Connaught Hotel or Oxford’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, to The Dormy House in the idyllic setting of the Cotswolds and The Lodore Falls in the picturesque Lake District.
While in Scotland, you'll stay at Edinburgh’s iconic Balmoral Hotel, the renowned Fife Arms Hotel, and St Andrews’ Old Course Hotel with its inimitable access to world-class golf.
What's more, the experiences on the tour are also second-to-none, and you'll be treated to a private sunset cruise along the Thames before an after-hours viewing of the Crown Jewels, coupled with dinner and cocktails.
You'll tuck into dinner at Spencer House with Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana, before heading off for a behind-the-scenes experience of Blenheim Palace with a visit to the exclusive private apartments.
There's a whole host of other memory-making experiences on the trip: you could enjoy a guided tour around Oxford University’s Christchurch College by the Vice-Chancellor; a private cooking lesson with a Michelin-starred chef; a cocktail making masterclass with an expert mixologist at The Cotswolds Distillery; a tour through the Lake District National Park and yacht cruise across Lake Windermere; a Scotch whisky experience with an expert ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ in the stunning vault that houses the world’s largest collection of scotch whisky; a private tour of Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace, The Royal Yacht Britannia; and a golf lesson at The St Andrews Golf Club under the guidance of a PGA Qualified professional.
Decadent afternoon teas and time in the spa at The Lygon Arms is sure to rejuvenate, while active pursuits in the wild, rugged landscape of Scotland will invigorate.
Ready for more? There'll also be retail therapy in the company of an antiques expert in the Cotswolds’ treasure-studded Broadway, as well as trying out new skills, such as floristry or perfumery, at Daylesford.
Truly the experience of a lifetime.
iChauffeur’s Most Exclusive Chauffeur Driven Tour will launch from December 2019and will be priced from £87,500 per person based on two guests. Other cars are also available upon request. To book or enquire about this tour, please email email@example.com, call +44 (0) 208 400 4829 or visit www.ichauffeur.co.uk.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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