About Vintage Tours

INTRODUCTION
Vintage Tours was originally founded by John Woodhams in 1987 to operate occasional tours with restored vintage motor coaches, and over the years also developed a small programme of  rail based continental touring holidays, with virtually all tours are personally escorted by John.

The unique series of special weekend and longer four or five day tours using a  vintage coach, have often featured a steam hauled luxury Pullman dining train or even a cruise aboard a Victorian steam yacht, and usually a garden theme at least once each year.


  Our selection of European holidays offer a unique blend of railway travel, (travelling from London by Eurostar) plus veteran steamships and occasionally a vintage or classic bus. We would stress that you do not have to be a transport enthusiast to enjoy our tours, as the itineraries normally take in particularly scenic areas and historic towns. Tours normally run with between 15 and 25 group members, many of whom have been travelling with us for a number of years, and comprise ladies and gentlemen in roughly equal numbers. We aim to enjoy a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere, with a degree of flexibility so that you do not have to remain with the group all the time if you wish to explore on your own.
 

Although the programme has now been much reduced as John would like to semi retire at least, and pursue various other interests, he is irresistibly drawn back to the steamy delights of Dresden and the River Elbe, plus the various attractions of West Yorkshire, touring by vintage half cab coach.

 


Time warp - on an earlier tour our 1937 Bedford coach poses by the period garage petrol pumps at Colyford, Devon