Morgan Driving Tours give you the chance to experience some of Britain’s best roads and most spectacular scenery from behind the wheel of the iconic Morgan Plus Four.
Our range of tours have been meticulously planned to take you through the most incredible regions England and Wales have to offer, on roads perfectly suited to the involving Morgan driving experience.
You’ll stay at some of the finest boutique hotels, and eat at outstanding gourmet restaurants and pubs. During the tours, you’ll enjoy exclusive activities, such as a VIP tour of the Morgan factory.
Whether you’re coming from abroad or within the UK, all you need to do is arrive – we take care of everything else. At your first night’s hotel, you’ll receive a detailed ‘roadbook’ with all the information you need, and a GPS with every days’ routes pre-programmed.
On the morning of departure we’ll be there to talk you through everything you need to know – such as the operation of the vehicle features – and answer all of your questions. Your Morgan Plus Four will be waiting for you, fully prepared, fuelled and ready to take to the road.
The all-new Morgan Plus Four has been chosen specially for Morgan Driving Tours. It’s the consummate all-rounder and, as Morgan’s most popular model, represents the epitome of the brand.
Launched in March 2020, the all-new Plus Four continues the lineage of its predecessor, the Plus 4, which was first made in 1950. The distinctive styling remains and, like every Morgan car before, it’s hand crafted using our core materials of ash wood, aluminium and leather.
But under the timeless bodywork is the all-new bonded aluminium CX-Generation platform, offering superb strength while maintaining the model’s famous light weight. This makes it more refined for long-distance touring, and retains the direct handling that has always been a feature of the car.
The improved packaging provides more passenger and luggage space, while ingress and egress is easier than ever before, and a higher level of equipment is included as standard.
Our Cotswolds and Welsh mountain tour takes you on an incredible scenic route that combines the chocolate-box villages of the Cotswolds with some of the finest and most–deserted mountain drives in the UK. It includes the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, and the Brecon Beacons region in the south. You will visit the Morgan factory in Malvern, where you’ll be taken on a VIP tour.
£3150 per couple
Head by car directly to the Malvern Hills, and the Morgan factory, set just outside the beautiful village of Malvern, arriving at 2pm. Once at the recently re-opened and fully modernised Morgan Experience Centre, you will be met and welcomed with coffee, where your personalised roadbook for the trip will be shared with you.
Next, it’s time to enjoy your private guided tour of the factory, where you will experience a first-hand introduction to the making of the Morgan cars – the tour itself takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours, depending of course on the number of questions you might have….
After the tour is over, enjoy a coffee at the Morgan Experience Centre, before receiving a walkthrough of your tour and car handover by your Drive Concierge from Morgan. Head back to your nearby hotel for the evening.
The following morning you will be on your way! Your first drive takes you directly west, passing through the beautiful Shropshire Hills as you make your way towards the Snowdonia National Park and mountain region. Once into the park, you will drive a scenic loop of some of the region’s finest roads, including probably the best driving road in Wales, the B4391.
These are roads famously driven by the likes of Evo and Top Gear when testing their cars – the road surfaces are some of the most exemplary in the UK and the light traffic makes them a delight to drive. Along the way you will enjoy lunch in the heart of the mountains, visit several sights of historical significance. After completing the loop, head across to one of the finest hotels in North Wales, the Relais & Chateaux Pale Hall where you will be based for the evening, directly on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.
Your second drive takes you south from Bala, with the first port of call at the Elan Valley. This isolated valley with a lake/reservoir is one of the best-kept secrets in Wales – with its series of impressive Victorian dams and reservoirs, it’s the perfect photo opportunity for you and the car in total isolation. You will drive a delightful loop around the lake.
Next, turn due south towards the Brecon Beacons National Park where you will encounter another series of stunning mountain roads, including the most famous of them all – the Black Mountain Pass, made famous by Top Gear back in the nineties as one of the best driving roads in the UK. Stop for lunch in the heart of the National Park for lunch with views across the rolling peaks.
After lunch, turn east and head back into England, crossing the spectacular Seven Bridge before arriving in the city of Bath, where you will spend the evening at the Roseate Villa Hotel – just a 5 minute walk from the historic centre.
Your final drive will be a leisurely cruise through one of the most beautiful regions of England, the Cotswolds. This journey will take you south-north along the entire length of the region and showcase all that is quintessentially English in this verdant and lush part of the country.
The drive starts by taking you out from Bath to the beautiful village of Castle Combe, where you can park up and stroll around the picture-postcard village – one of the most attractive in the UK. From here, head through Badminton, home to the famous Horse Trials to the beautiful village of Tetbury, where we recommend you stop for a light refreshment at the Royal Oak, one of the most scenic inns in the Cotswolds.
Now the roads start to really open out, with fine views across the Cotswolds driving stone-walled roads. Continue north through Cirencester and along to Bourton-on-the-Water, where you will stop for lunch – often referred to as a little Venice in England, this really is a most scenic place to spend a few hours enjoying lunch.
Lunch over, make a loop of the region surrounding the village of Broadway, stopping by at the Broadway Tower, before continuing your drive back to the Morgan factory in Malvern, where the car is dropped back at around 17:00. After the drop-off, return to the Stanbrook Abbey for a final evening. After settling into your hotel, take a short stroll downtown for dinner.
Spend a final morning at your hotel, before continuing your onwards journey plans
Some of the most scenic natural areas and parks in the UK are clustered together just north of Manchester. Our tour of the ‘Big Three’ Parks of northern England takes in the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its stone walled landscapes, fine beers and Wensleydale cheese. Then onto the Pennines, synonymous with dramatic waterfalls and rare limestone quarries, and the Lake District which, as the name may implies, is known globally for its breathtakingly beautiful lakes interspersed with far–reaching views and wild hilltops.
£3855 per couple
Manchester is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the UK, with numerous award–winning restaurants, a wide range of cultural sights and districts such as The Northern Quarter, and the trendy Ancoats neighbourhood. It has a plethora of shops, bars and architecture to meet a variety of interests. Spend your first night at a restored, turn-of-the-century textile mill, now home to the Dakota Hotel, Manchester dining at its bar and restaurant.
Heading out north from central Manchester towards the Yorkshire Dales, you pass the famous Lancashire cotton mill town of Burnley. From here you drive along picturesque valleys and through archetypal English towns, including Hebden Bridge, where you can explore the Hardcastle Crags.
Now heading north again, the drive moves into the Yorkshire Dales where you will check into The Devonshire Fell. After leaving your luggage at the hotel, embark on an exhilarating circular drive in the afternoon passing through Pateley Bridge, alongside the Gouthwaite Resevoir with its dry stone wall perimeter and expansive views of the Nidderdale ANOB (area of natural beauty). There is also the opportunity to visit the famous Black Sheep Brewery for a factory tour and a chance to stock up on some of the best beers the UK has to offer. Pushing onwards further into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, divert slightly away from the main loop and visit the Wensleydale Creamery, of Wallace and Gromit fame. The last part of the circuit features a favourite stretch of the B6160 at Kidstone Bank. Finally you return to The Devonshire Fell for a hearty meal in the hotel, ready to take on the open road again the next day.
Today you’ll leave The Devonshire Fell hotel after a filling Yorkshire breakfast and move northwards, experiencing some of the best driving roads the county has to offer and taking in the sights of the North Pennines AONB. The region offers up a landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, where tumbling upland rivers pass through woodland. The drive from the hotel to the stone hamlet of Thwaite is simply unforgettable – you’ll have a hard time keeping your eyes on the road, such are the views from this twisting pass.
From here cross into the North Pennines where the next stop is the famous High Force Waterfall on the River Tees in County Durham. A spectacular sight mirrored in the incredible driving roads immediately ahead of you, after which you reach Lord Crew Arms, your hotel stop for the night. Drop your luggage off here, but head straight back out onto the road. The A686 takes you high up into the Pennines before dropping down into Bearsbridge where the Whitfield Village Pantry will serve you a cup of tea and a slice of cake.Turn east and cross over the hills towards Allendale Town before another change of direction sees you driving southwards to Rookhope before picking up the A689 that follows the River Wear. You reach the Killhope Lead Mining Museum, and from here the drive takes you back to the Lord Crew Arms, completing the circuit and earning you a hearty dinner in the Inn’s famous restaurant.
Day 4 takes you from Alston House to the world famous Lake District National Park. In among the stunning hills and water-filled valleys are many great driving roads. Passing the highest peak in the Pennine Hills, Cross Fell to your south, your next destination is the iconic Pooley Bridge Boat House at the head of Ullswater. Make sure you stop here for a photo before heading onwards, hugging the shores of the lake for its entire length, and passing many waterfalls and rivers that make this area so famous. After Ullswater the mountains close in and you’ll take on the impressive Kirkstone Pass before dropping down into Troutbeck Bridge and Lake Windemere, finally reaching Ambleside where the Rothay Manor Hotel awaits you. Drop off your bags and decide on your plans for the afternoon. Either drive a loop of Lake Windermere and Lake Conistone, or perhaps take a boat excursion on Windermere to appreciate the views from another angle.
For the final day, you will start by heading away from the lake and reach the quintessential village of Hawkshead. From here the road takes you briskly towards the forests of High Stott Park before dropping down to Lake Windemere again at Newbry Bridge. Deviate off the main route and stop at The Boathouse Café for a morning coffee on the southern shores of Windemere.
After coffee, another change of direction sees you take on the Fell Foot Brow and then the sweeping curves of Hyning Brow. Now heading south, you’ll soon leave the Lake District and pass into the Forest of Bowland AONB, an area that seemingly time forgot. Fortunately there are still some great eateries, including the George and Dragon Inn. Next up, Lythe Fell Road brings you into sparse and rugged scenery, crossing the remote Cross of Greet Bridge and up over the hills, all the while flanked by the region’s typical dry stone walls. Stop off at the Nick of Pendle, a spectacular view point high up on Pendle Hill – the perfect place for a lunch on the road, looking northwards over the drive you’ve almost completed. From here the route takes you back into Manchester for the late afternoon, where you’ll stay at the Dakota Hotel once more.
Enjoy a final day at leisure in Manchester, before continuing with your onward plans
Tours include the hire of an all-new Morgan Plus Four; accommodation including breakfast and parking; dinner on night of arrival; a meet and greet, tour walkthrough and car handover at the start of your tour; on-call support; the roadbook and use of pre-loaded GPS; and certain activities (depending on tour). Other meals and fuel are not included.
The tours are run on behalf of Morgan Motor Company by Ultimate Drives, an established and experienced provider of UK and European driving tours
Currently, only the Morgan Plus Four is available on these tours. The Plus Four is enjoyed for touring by our customers all over the world
If you have to cancel, the initial booking deposit is non refundable. If your final balance has been paid, an amount may be refundable, this is determined by the date of your cancellation. Where possible, we can work with you to re-schedule the trip, and in this situation try to keep any non refundable amounts to the absolute minimum. Please use the enquiry form below if you have further questions regarding our cancellation terms.
While there is increased luggage space in the all-new Morgan Plus Four, we recommend no more than two large soft bags and two smaller day bags
The cars available for Morgan Driving Tours are equipped with the engaging six-speed manual gearbox, but an automatic variant is available on special request. Please let us know at the time of booking if an automatic is required
We can upon request advise the colours and specifications of cars available on the fleet. However, while every effort will be made to allocate your preferred car, we are unable guarantee availability.
The cars are fully insurance against all damage, with a £2,000 excess
At the moment, just the two listed tours are available. However, we hope to offer more tours in due course, including overseas trips to Europe
The main elements of the tour – tour planning, car hire, accommodation, excursions are mostly unaffected regardless of whether one or two persons are travelling, therefore the price of a single traveller is very similar to a couple. However, there is a 5% reduction applied to take account of the reduced number of breakfasts and excursions during the trip.
Due to insurance stipulations for the Morgan Plus Four, any driver must be aged between 25 and 75. However, there are no age restrictions for non-driving guests.
Morgan Driving Tours are not group tours, they are designed for independent travel and there may or may not be other guests of Morgan driving the routes, or staying in the hotels at the same time as you.
However, if you are booking with friends – or you make friends with other guests during the tour –you are welcome to travel together