Vintage Citroen 2CV driving in front of blooming sunflowers in France

Driving in a classic car is an experience like no other. The vintage charm, luxurious designs, and powerful machinery under the hood – a classic car experience is all about nostalgia, romance, and style. From driving in a classic Citroën in Provence to a luxury vintage car in New Zealand’s Napier, we look at some of the most unique classic car driving experiences you can enjoy with Luxury Gold. 

What is so special about classic cars?

Driving a classic car isn’t just about getting from A to B – it’s about appreciating exceptional design and celebrating the art of travel and the thrill of the journey. A classic car is a unique way to explore and connect with a destination, giving an atmosphere of luxury and nostalgia. Our vintage driving experiences offer an exceptional journey, with iconic and historic vehicles carrying you through the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Whether you’re an automobile aficionado or simply appreciate a memorable roadtrip, these classic car experiences promise a trip filled with style.

Provence, France

Vintage Citroen 2CV driving in front of blooming sunflowers in France

For classic car admirers, few experiences are more evocative than winding through the lavender fields of Provence in a classic Citroën 2CV. We’ll take you on the drive of a lifetime in a chauffeured vintage Citroen 2CV through the Provençal countryside. Set off from Lourmarin’s market and cruise through picturesque vineyards, ancient olive groves, and idyllic villages all while enjoying the charm of the classic French car. You’ll arrive at the renowned Domaine de la Citadelle winery where you can explore the grounds and savour a gourmet picnic and wine before heading to Avignon. Sophisticated and romantic, this is the epitome of vintage French luxury. 

Experience it: Ultimate Southern France

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Napier, New Zealand

Vintage Buick Napier New Zealand

Renowned as the Art Deco Capital of the world, Napier is a city that celebrates its vintage charm, making it the perfect location for one of our classic driving experiences. When you travel with Luxury Gold you can explore Napier in a luxurious classic car, such as a vintage Packard or Chevrolet. Your expert local guide will chauffeur you on your personal tour of Napier. 

These beautiful vehicles complement the architectural elegance of Napier, as you explore the highlights of the city’s 140 Art Deco buildings and sculptures from the comfort of your lavish vehicle. Later on, you’ll enjoy a mouthwatering dinner at Malo, with wine sourced directly from the surrounding wineries.

Experience it: The Long White Cloud

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Cape Winelands, South Africa

Image of a blue vintage American car on a road with a park in the background

South Africa’s spectacular landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for our classic car driving experiences. Beginning in the vibrant city of Cape Town, you’ll take your seat in a chauffeured classic car such as a vintage Mercedes-Benz or Rover. You’ll then meander through the lush green countryside of the Cape Winelands on a scenic drive through the iconic wineland towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek. 

Cruise through valleys, vineyards, wineries and cheese farms, and stop at Vergelegen Estate to indulge in an award-winning wine tasting. Next, at Boschendal Wine Estate, you’ll indulge in a seasonal Farm-to-Table lunch. Return to your chauffeured vintage car and gaze out at the stunning scenery, illuminated by the setting sun, as you return to Cape Town. 

Experience it: Spectacular South Africa

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Other classic car driving experiences with Luxury Gold

While a scenic drive is the most immersive experience, classic car admirers will also love these vintage car experiences with Luxury Gold.

See a vintage Trabant in Kraków’s Nowa Huta district

Trabant cars in Berlin

Nowa Huta is the historic steel district of Kraków. Established during the communist era of the 1940s, the Nowa Huta Steelworks was once the largest in the world. The district is also famed as the home of the Trabant car. Known affectionately as “Trabi”, the car was one of the most common vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe during the last decades of the Cold War. 

It’s since become a symbol of the Eastern Bloc, remembered for its notorious two-stroke engine that produced a cloud of smoky exhaust, and its body made of duroplast, a form of plastic. When you travel here with Luxury Gold, you’ll have the chance to see a vintage Trabant and learn more about the history of this fascinating district. 

Experience it: Harmony of Central Europe

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Graceland Car Museum

Graceland Car Museum Memphis

Any classic car admirer has likely got the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum on their bucket list. Located in the Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, the former home of Elvis Presley, the museum pays tribute to the King’s love of cars.

You can see many of the iconic vehicles Elvis owned during his lifetime, from the famous Pink Cadillac Fleetwood to the 1956 Cadillac Eldorado (originally white but painted purple by Elvis). There’s the 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V and a 1975 Dino Ferrari 308 GT4. Don’t miss the 1973 Stutz Blackhawk, one of the most unique vehicles as it was custom-made for Elvis. It was one of Elvis’ favorite cars and the last one he drove before his death in 1977. Along with cars, you’ll also find motorbikes, like the 1956 Harley Davidson, and even a 1966 red Schwinn bicycle. 

The museum doesn’t just display the vehicles; it also tells the stories behind them. Whether you’re an Elvis fan or a motorhead, it’s safe to say you’ll find something you love at this museum. 

Experience it: Southern Grace

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