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iChauffeur Launches the UK’s Most Exclusive Chauffeur Driven Tour

From December 2019, the world’s finest chauffeur service, iChauffeur, will launch the UK’s most exclusive chauffeur driven tour. The ten-day suggested itinerary caters to the discerning business or leisure traveller who wishes to experience only the very best of the UK in absolute comfort and style. 

The tour begins and ends in London and includes the choice of a chauffeur driven Range Rover Autobiography, Bentley Mulsanne or Rolls-Royce Phantom, in addition to accommodation at some of the UK’s most sought after properties. From London’s The Connaught Hotel, to Oxford’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, The Dormy House in the idyllic setting of the Cotswolds to The Lodore Falls in the picturesque Lake District. While in Scotland, guests will stay at Edinburgh’s iconic Balmoral Hotel and St Andrews’ Old Course Hotel, with its inimitable access to world class golf. 

With over twenty years of experience delivering exceptional service to clients, iChauffeur prides itself on its network of deeply-rooted contacts and exclusive insider access. In London, guests will enjoy a private sunset cruise along the Thames, before an after-hours viewing of the Crown Jewels, coupled with dinner and cocktails. They will also have the opportunity to dine at Spencer House with Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana, enjoy a behind the scene experience of Blenheim Palace with a visit to the exclusive private apartments, and have a guided tour around Oxford University’s Christchurch College by the Vice-Chancellor. Elsewhere along the route, a private cooking lesson with a Michelin-starred chef and cocktail masterclass with a renowned mixologist may also be experienced, as well as a private yacht cruise across Lake Windermere, a Scotch Whisky experience with an expert ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ and golf instruction under the guidance of a PGA Qualified professional

iChauffeur recognises that travel is as much an opportunity to relax and indulge as it is a time for cerebral pursuits, learning new skills and experiencing new emotions. Decadent afternoon teas and time in the spa at The Lygon Arms is sure to rejuvenate, while active pursuits in the wild landscape of Scotland will invigorate. Retail therapy in the company of an antiques expert in the Cotswolds’ treasure-studded Broadway is balanced with the developing of new skills such as floristry or perfumery at Daylesford

iChauffeur’s tour will launch from December 2019 and 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 info@ichauffeur.co.uk, call +44 (0) 208 400 4829 or visit www.ichauffeur.co.uk. 

iChauffeur Launches the UK’s Most Exclusive Chauffeur Driven Tour 

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About iChauffeur: Founded by the late Andrew Senior and sons Will and Richard in 2005, award-winning iChauffeur has since developed into one of the world’s finest chauffeur companies. Having started with just two vehicles and a handful of exclusive clientele, today iChauffeur has more than 100 professional chauffeurs with an extensive fleet of luxury vehicles from Mercedes S- Classes to Range Rovers and Rolls-Royces. In addition to providing chauffeur services, iChauffeur also offers clients bespoke tours, close protection, special event co-ordination and exclusive experiences in the UK and in over 100 cities worldwide. With a name synonymous for professionalism, refinement and luxury, iChauffeur’s global network is redefining luxury travel. 

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iChauffeur Offers Magical Christmas Market Experiences

In the absence of a ‘one horse open sleigh’ to whisk you to this year’s Christmas Markets, iChauffeur (ichauffeur.co.uk), recognised as one of the finest chauffeur companies in the world, has launched a new service in time for the festive season. Travel in decadent comfort, complete with faux-fur throws and warming spirits to boost seasonal cheer, in one of iChauffeur’s fleet of luxury vehicles, to your choice of Christmas market.

Between forays into the stalls and chalets set up to recreate enchanted winter settings, complete with twinkling lights, enticing scents and tempting gifts, clients will be able to return to their waiting vehicles to warm up and drop off purchases – all the better for leaving the hands free to sample crisp, chocolate dipped churros, mulled wine, fragrant mince pies and spicy Bratwurst.

Winchester Christmas Market

Running from 21st November to 22nd December, this Christmas Market is one of Britain’s best, thanks to its magical atmosphere, British Crafts Village and wealth of chalets to explore. It’s a huge drawcard for American travellers too, having been voted one of the top Christmas Markets in Europe by The New York Post. Attracting more than 350,000 visitors each year, the market surrounds a covered ice-rink, creating a wintry landscape even in the absence of that longed-for white Christmas.

Bath Christmas Market

The famed honeycomb buildings of Bath get an extra special glow at Christmas time, when more than 150 fairylight-bedecked chalets extend through the city’s charming Georgian streets. Stuffed with temptations, ranging from artisan crafts and handmade homewares to exquisite decorations and personalised gifts, the market runs from 28th November to 15th December, and features a host of musicians and performers to entertain young and old alike.

Gloucester Quays Christmas Market

With half a million visitors last year, the Gloucester Quays Christmas Markets features an open-air ice rink and Victorian fairground rides. Running from 14th November to 24th November, there are over 150 stalls for visitors to browse, all in a sparkling waterside setting.

Lincoln Christmas Market

Despite its relatively short duration, Lincoln packs a lot of Christmas cheer into its award-winning market, which runs from 5th to 8th December. Over 250 stalls line the streets of this quintessentially British city, which features both a castle and a cathedral.

For visitors wishing to extend their festive experiences for each location, iChauffeur can assist with hotel reservations, as well as recommendations about events and restaurants. Alternatively, be transported back to your point of departure in style and comfort, ready to unload your festive purchases: flexibility is key to iChauffeur’s offering, with clients able to create bespoke tours according to their own interests, as well as having the freedom to deviate from plans mid-way through a tour.

To book a journey or enquire about one of iChauffeur’s additional services, please email info@ichauffeur.co.uk, call +44 (0) 208 400 4829 or visit www.ichauffeur.co.uk.

For press enquiries please contact The Dovetail Agency:

Alice Jackson

alice@dovetail-agency.co.uk

+44 (0)20 3709 7809

Exclusive access to Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

After an absence of nearly four years from our televisions, the September 13th release of Downton Abbey has put the trials and tribulations of the Crawley family firmly back in the public consciousness.

It’s also reignited interest in the rolling countryside and sumptuous settings against which the family’s dramas are played out – and nowhere better exemplifies this than Downton Abbey itself, which in real life is Hampshire’s Highclere Castle.

Recognised as one of the finest chauffeur companies in the world, iChauffeur (ichauffeur.co.uk) offers clients the opportunity to visit the striking 5,000-acre estate in one of the company’s high-end vehicles, ranging from a Mercedes S or V Class to a Range Rover Autobiography. After two hours exploring the Castle, clients will continue on to the quintessentially British Cotswolds, famed for charming honey-coloured buildings, antiques and country pubs, and then on to Blenheim Palace for a tour of its interiors and grounds.

For clients wanting an experience even more immersive and exclusive, iChauffeur can facilitate a private reception at the castle for up to 15 people, with drinks and canapes served in its elegant surroundings. A senior member of the Royal Household will escort guests around the property on a private tour, allowing genuine ‘behind the scenes’ insights into the castle, not only as film set, but also as an historical site and working estate.

With its global network of expert drivers and luxury vehicles, iChauffeur continues to redefine experimental travel. Each experience is hosted by a fully qualified and professional iChauffeur driver, who boast expert local knowledge into each region, delivering the utmost in discretion and service. Flexibility is also key to the offering, with clients able to tailor bespoke tours, adding elements to itineraries according to their own interests.

To book a journey or enquire about one of iChauffeur’s additional services, please email info@ichauffeur.co.uk, call +44 (0) 208 400 4829 or visit www.ichauffeur.co.uk.

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For press enquiries please contact The Dovetail Agency:

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iChauffeur Caters to the Discerning American Traveller

iChauffeur (ichauffeur.co.uk), recognised as one of the finest chauffeur companies in the world, allows clients to enjoy rare access to some of Britain’s most coveted destinations. With its global network of expert drivers and luxury vehicles, iChauffeur continues to redefine experimental travel. Each experience is hosted by a fully qualified and professional iChauffeur driver, who boast expert local knowledge into each region, delivering the utmost in discreet service for clients.

Great Britain, steeped in the allure of history, has long been a popular destination with the American market – plus, of course, there is no language barrier to grapple with. Britain’s dinky size is also incredibly appealing to the expansive Americans, surrounded, as they are, by vast landscapes and sprawling spaces.

Americans have less holiday allowance than their European counterparts, so making the most of their time on the ground is key to their travel sensibility. Rarely will Americans have the time to seek out hidden gems; their impulse is to visit the well-known destinations that are sure to deliver.

iChauffeur offers the discerning, time-poor American traveller the best of all worlds, taking care of all of the scheduling and access details so that clients can relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle in between destinations, safe in the knowledge that they will be taken directly to the most desirable of sights and attractions.

The Cotswolds, embodying that quintessentially British charm which is just about impossible to replicate in other countries, is hugely popular with the US visitor: its honey coloured buildings, wealth of antiques, cosy pubs, burbling waterways and quaint stone bridges spark delight for all. iChauffeur can take clients on an immersive tour of the region, combining this, if desired, with a visit to Highclere Castle, which is perhaps better known as the setting of Downton Abbey, which has a huge US following.

Genealogy tourism is also an ever-growing trend in the US, with a huge proportion of ancestry travellers seeking to connect with their Scottish roots: indeed, it’s estimated that around 25 million of Americans today can lay claim to Scottish descent. iChauffeur can curate tours taking in some the country’s most idyllic sights, including the Lowlands and Loch Lomond, castles, distilleries, rivers and gorges, as well as the Jacobite Steam Train, perhaps better known as The Hogwarts Express, which provides views of some of Scotland’s most impressive natural landmarks along its 42-mile journey. Flexibility is key to iChauffeur’s offering, with clients able to create bespoke tours according to their own interests.

London, of course, never fails to enthral and iChauffeur are not only on hand to make the experience of travelling between landmarks more comfortable and relaxing, but also to arrange exclusive access to some of the capital’s best-known landmarks, such as an after-hours walking tour of the Tower of London.

Editors and journalists are also invited to contact The Dovetail Agency if they are travelling to the United Kingdom and wish to arrange a transfer in return for confirmed editorial coverage.

To book a journey or enquire about one of iChauffeur’s additional services, please email info@ichauffeur.co.uk, call +44 (0) 208 400 4829 or visit www.ichauffeur.co.uk.

For press enquiries please contact The Dovetail Agency:

Alice Jackson

alice@dovetail-agency.co.uk

+44 (0)20 3709 7809

Seamless Business Travel with iChauffeur

With its global network of expert drivers and luxury vehicles, iChauffeur (ichauffeur.co.uk) won Gold at Professional Driver Magazine’s QSI Awards for Best UK Chauffeur Company in 2017 and 2018. Further recognised as one of the finest chauffeur companies in the world, iChauffeur continues to redefine the private car experience and set the industry standard.

iChauffeur distinguishes itself from its counterparts by the level of service and discretion it offers its clients. Each driver is carefully recruited via a process which comprises no fewer than 113 stages and on-going evaluation.  Many of the chauffeurs are Blue or Green Badge holders, giving them an inimitable ability to guide their clients, with cultural and historical insights into destinations.

For many of the high-calibre clients with whom iChauffeur work, security is a key concern and to this end, a number of the drivers are CP (close protection) qualified. The international nature of the company’s clientele is also catered to, with a range of languages spoken by the chauffeurs, some of whom are multi-lingual.

The iChauffeur fleet comprises a car to suit every business need, ranging from Mercedes S-Class & V-Class to Range Rover Autobiography, Bentley Mulsanne, Rolls-Royce Phantom & Luxury mini-coaches. In addition, every vehicle is WiFi enabled, ensuring that business can be attended to on the move between meetings and engagements – and, with an international service that extends well beyond the UK and UAE to Western Europe, China, the US and Hong Kong, as well as Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South America, international business travellers can access the same level of comfort, efficiency and seamlessness across the globe.

When business is the primary focus of travel, making the most of one’s time on the ground is key. Further meeting the needs of the discerning business traveller, iChauffeur’s drivers possess a wealth of local knowledge, enabling them to make recommendations and access little-known gems – all with the ease and enjoyment of the client in mind. From the newest restaurant openings, to the best retail outlets and most exclusive clubs, iChauffeur takes care of all of the scheduling and access details so that clients can relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle in between destinations, assured of arriving unflustered for their next appointment.

Editors and journalists are also invited to contact The Dovetail Agency if they are travelling to the United Kingdom and wish to arrange a transfer in return for confirmed editorial coverage.

To book a journey or enquire about one of iChauffeur’s additional services, please email info@ichauffeur.co.uk, call +44 (0) 208 400 4829 or visit www.ichauffeur.co.uk.

For press enquiries please contact The Dovetail Agency:

Alice Jackson

alice@dovetail-agency.co.uk