About Us

A little history about 1st Tickets

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With over 12 years experience, 1st Tickets is a established and well respected specialist tour operator that focuses on Endurance and Classic Car racing. We are one of three, UK based, official agents for the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Classic. We offer a range of self drive packages staying at our private campsites and the public sites around the circuit at competitive prices.

From our humble beginnings back in 2006 we have grown considerably. Each year we help over 2500 people with their ticket and travel arrangements for events at Le Mans, France and Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. We work with a number of car clubs and motoring communities, including the Aston Martin Owners Club and PistonHeads.

Being a small team, we are able give all our customers (old and new) a personalised  service.  All our team have attended and worked at our events, meaning they have first hand experience that helps them to advise you of the most suitable accommodation and package for your group.

We organise and manage a large private campsite with excellent facilities and enviable location at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Classic. At the Spa Classic we host a hospitality lounge above the Endurance pits where our customers can relax and enjoy the cars speeding down to Eau Rouge.

Our self drive packages include camping at the event (or hotel accommodation at Spa), general admission tickets and your preferred channel crossing. We have operator agreements in place that enable us to offer channel crossings from all the major short and long sea crossing ports. ABTAFor your financial security we are a Bonded Tour Operator and members of ABTOT and ABTA.

You can book with confidence as we are a member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. We provide full financial protection for your money.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 2018 for 1st Tickets Limited, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages and
  2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EU, which are sold to customers outside of the EU.

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EU are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with 1st Tickets Limited.

In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.

You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents