Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
November and touring in England is temporarily suspended, with the nation in ‘lockdown 2’. For the remainder of the UK, travel continues mostly permitted. It is fully anticipated from 3rd December as England exits lockdown, travel and overnight stays will again be permitted for all. Once this is confirmed, travel in our own motorhomes will once again provide us with a very safe way of being away from home and out & about.
In full expectation of the England lockdown coming to an end as planned in early December, GB Motorhome Tours has put together two socially distanced tours for getting away in December. The first of these is a UK tour which will appeal to all, whilst the second is a tour for the more adventurous traveller looking to escape for the winter.
Offering the opportunity of a UK Pre-Christmas Get Away our newly arranged 7 night socially distance Cotswold & Somerset tour provides the chance to tour in a wonderful area of our country whilst having Christmas events built into the tour. Two real highlights of the tour will be the stay and visit to TV’s countryfile featured Adams Farm, and the visit to Wells Cathedral & Bishops Palace. The full tour itinerary is available to view on the GB Motorhome Tours website where places for the tour can now be booked. See www.gbmotorhometours.com/tours
The second tour is a winter long trip to the Canary Islands. This tour is fully socially distanced and with a great winter climate, the Canary Islands ideally lead themselves to outdoor activities, which all evidence suggests is the safest place to be regarding Coronavirus. The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the UK Government’s list of destinations to quarantine from, so the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recommendation is no longer against travel to them. The full tour itinerary is available to view on the GB Motorhome Tours website where places for the tour can be booked. In considering this tour it’s important to understand that continental travel at this time requires compliance with local regulations and tour itinerary alterations may be needed due to changing local situations, some of which could be at short notice. It is also necessary to have in place travel insurance that provides cover in the event of FCO advice being ‘against all but essential travel’. Check your own policy, if this is not covered then a single trip policy can be arranged through StaySure Insurance, who offer an extension to their policy for this. This tour offers the possibility of travel throughout this winter, to those with an open mind for travel in the current circumstances and who have a flexible approach to touring.
GB Motorhome Tours continues to monitor the situation for travel across all countries, always with the aim of protecting the wellbeing of tour participants whilst also to minimise any disruptions as much as possible to any tours. Feel free to contact us if you would like to ask anything about any tour or to chat through the practicalities of travel at this time.
The recent announcement of a Covid-19 vaccine is very welcome news and something that could have a very positive impact on travel, with hopefully some or much of next year beginning to return to a more normal. In this respect, once it can be seen travel is returning to a more normal, GB Motorhome Tours will be introducing further touring opportunities for next year. Details of additional 2021 tours will be contained in future newsletters and also on the GB Motorhome Tours website.
In preparing your motorhome for getting away on a winter trip, if you have access to a de-humidifier run this in your motorhome for a day or two prior to departure. You will then find upon departure your van feels nice & dry and ready for use. It can also be beneficial to periodically do this, even when not using the motorhome, to keep moisture levels inside low.
Throughout the winter the GB Motorhome Tours office remains fully open so feel free to contact us with anything you would like to ask about any tours.
We look forward to traveling with you soon.
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John