March and how is your motor-homing weather?

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

March and for those on our winter Canary Islands tour the sunshine remains. Now well into the second half of their 70-night tour the participants continue enjoying great weather with almost endless blue skies and warm sunny temperatures.

Camping in Tenerife 4/03/2019

On each of our tours as well as arranging all of the campsites a lot more is included, in every tour are many daily excursions with private transport and local tour guides, plus many group meals for lunches & dinners together in the company of like minded travellers. On the Canary Islands tour one such excursion is to the wonderful annual carnival parade that takes place in Tenerife’s capital of Santa Cruz. Here the streets are closed to accommodate dancers and bands of all ages, in one long procession of colour and music running for over 4 hours.

Tenerife Carnival March 2019

If you would like to enjoy all the sunshine and excursions of the Canary Islands, this very popular tour has just been confirmed as taking place again next winter from mid January to April 2020. Full details can be found by clicking on Canary Islands 2020 tour itinerary

Thinking of getting away in your motorhome much sooner, then if you are quick we could still include you for our Springtime in Holland 2019 tour, this 9-night holiday starts on 9th April this year and packs a lot into the time away; including visits to Amsterdam, Delft and the wonderful bulb gardens of Keukenhof, which are full of spring colours at this time. Full details available by clicking on Springtime in Holland 2019 tour itinerary.

Also next month (26th – 28th April) we are exhibiting at the Peterborough motorhome show, and with our stand (number P12) being indoors no matter what the weather is in the UK at that time do come along and see us. It’s always great to meet with everyone at the shows and Peterborough is just about the largest of these events.

As it’s still cold in the UK, whilst away in your motorhome at this time of year insulated windscreen covers are a great way of reducing heat loss from inside your van whilst also assisting in keeping internal condensation to a minimum. But have you thought that these same covers can be equally effective when touring in hot countries, for keeping excessive heat out. On hot sunny days put in place your screen covers and you’ll find your motorhome retains a more comfortable internal temperature.

We hope to be soon travelling with you and until then if there is anything you wish to ask about any tours feel free to contact us, we are always happy to answer questions.

Kindest Regards,

Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John
Your GB Motorhome Tours Team
0044 7481 479 057


February and some motorhomers are already in warm places

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

For those lucky enough to be motorhoming on our winter Canary Islands tour they have been enjoying great sunny weather with temperatures close to 30 degree’s most days. They have so far spent 10 days on Tenerife and are now on the smaller island of La Palma, before returning to Tenerife at the end of the month for the start of the Canary Islands carnival season, a festival that only Rio de Janeiro does bigger.

If you’re wishing to soon get your motorhome moving to some sunshine one of our spring tours could be for you. Our Springtime in Holland, Southern Bavaria or An Atlantic Coast Adventure are all exciting opportunities. Additionally all the 2019 tours are now available to view on our website and for a real treat towards the end of this year the Christmas Extravaganza tour has stays in Paris and Epernay. In Paris we include a champagne dinner & show evening at the Moulin Rouge and in Epernay, the heart of the champagne region, dinner at the famous ‘Bank’ restaurant & an evening at the ‘Habits de Lumiere’ festival; full details of the tour are available by clicking on the tour name above.

For motorhome owners travelling in Spain you will probably be aware Spanish motorways are tolled. However this is changing; in some regions as motorways shift from private to state operation tolls are being removed. Our Canary Islands tour directors report back, that whilst recently passing through northern Spain tolls on the AP1 have now been completely removed and you may use the motorway free of charge.

We hope to be travelling with you soon and until then if there is anything you wish to ask about any tours feel free to contact us, we are always happy to answer questions.

Kindest Regards,
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John

January and motorhomes are on the move

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

Happy New Year and with Christmas behind us we look forward to many great motorhome travels in 2019. Our 2019 tour programme began at the very start of the year with a special Switzerland for New Year tour. This weekend see’s the tour participants returning from Switzerland and the tour didn’t disappoint; with a great New Years eve celebration and Switzerland provided that wonderful winter feeling that a covering of snow produces.

Switzerland January 2019

In a weeks time the second 2019 tour gets underway with the departure from the UK of those travelling to the Canary Islands for the winter, where tour participants can expect sunshine rather than snow.

For planning a get away for yourself in the spring take a look at our

  • April Springtime in Holland tour which packs a lot into 9 days
  • June Bavaria tour is an extended 22 days relaxed tour of southern Germany including travelling much of the Romantic Road
  • June Atlantic Coast Adventure tour which is a relaxed journey along the French west coast and includes a 2 day visit to Puy du Fou along with secured tickets for the magnificent Cinescenie Show

The above three tours have availability and can be booked on our website. Also there is one space shortly becoming available on this years June Southern Norway tour . If you are interested in the opportunity of joining this fully booked tour please email us as the place cannot be booked via the website.

Looking beyond 2019 we have begun making some 2020 tours available to view and book on the website. Motorhome numbers on all tours are restricted to around 15 vans and many tours do become fully booked, so as you decide which tour(s) you would like to join it’s better to make a reservation at that point. Additional tours for next year will be added to the website over the coming few weeks including tours to Turkey and Denmark for 2020.

Where will your travels take you?

The above flags represent destinations covered by GB Motorhome Tours and remember our tours are a lot more than just about us booking campsites for you. All tours include group excursions with transport provided, a number of group meals, services of our Tour Directors travelling with the tour in their own motorhome, full printed tour information pack, all GPS co-ordinates for your Sat Nav and of course all the campsites being pre-booked. Additionally, complete flexibility for you to decide to meet us at the start of the tour (which will be in or near the country of destination) or to have everything arranged for you all the way from the UK by including the ‘optional travel from UK package’. Within this package are included additional campsite nights between the UK and the start of the tour, your fully flexible return channel ferry crossing with entry to the ships Club Lounge and the services of our Tour Directors travelling with you from the UK.

Until you next get away, if it is going to be a while before your motorhome is used again consider opening the internal cupboard doors to allow circulating air to reach all areas and reduce the possibilities of damp over winter. Likewise for the fridge door, leave this open to keep the fridge nice and fresh inside.

We look forward to travelling with you throughout 2019 and beyond; if there is anything you wish to ask about any of our tours feel free to contact us, we are always happy to answer questions.

Kindest Regards,
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John

Your GB Motorhome Tours Team
0044 7481 479 057

December and some motorhomes become very festive

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

With the festive season just around the corner all of us at GB Motorhome Tours wish you a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2019. Thank you for travelling with us throughout 2018; on GB Motorhome Tours this year over 6,000 motorhome nights have been spent at 150+ different campsites in 17 countries: From Denmark in the north to the Canary Islands and Sicily in the south, from Ireland in the west across to Poland & Slovakia in the east, and in-between – France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. For next year we add to this list with tours covering GreecePortugalNorwaySardiniaLatvia, Lithuania and Estonia – click on each name to view the itineraries.

Camping at Valkenburg in Holland – December 2018

Our last tour for 2018 finished this week with guests returning back from a Magical Christmas in Bruges, Belgium and Valkenburg in Holland. Some good dry weather was experienced; allowing plenty of sightseeing, visits to Christmas markets and ideal for watching the Christmas parades. Each year we arrange just one festive tour and next year there is a wonderful Christmas Extravaganza Tour to look forward to which includes a fantastic Champagne Evening at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Full tour details have just been released on our website and bookings are now possible.

On our website you can also see some 2020 tours beginning to appear and those shown are available to book now, thus allowing you to plan ahead. One brand new addition for 2020 is the Serbia, Slovenia & A Little Hungary tour.

Over the Christmas period, outside of the bank holidays, our office will be open to answer any questions or assist with any tour reservations you wish to make, so feel free to contact us by email or telephone. With a number of our 2019 tours becoming fully booked the festive season is an ideal time to make your plans for next year’s holidays, and for those holding loyalty discount vouchers from this year’s tours remember these are valid for reservations made up to 31/12/2018.

One of our next available tours and a great early season getaway to book for 2019 is our colourful Springtime in Holland tour. Taking in the wonderful colours of Holland at this time of year along with time in Amsterdam and Delft this trip packs a lot into a short period. It’s also a perfect tour to take advantage of our 60 day fully flexible return ferry ticket to extend your continental stay following the tours end if you so wish.

Before we get to spring, remember throughout the damper winter months motorhome manufacturers recommend owners to remove cushions and bedding from their vans and store these indoors for dryness. Often the practicalities of doing this are not easy, so a simpler alternative can be to periodically run a de-humidifier inside the motorhome to keep moisture levels low. Also doing this for 24 hours before taking your motorhome out on a winter trip can be particularly beneficial ensuring you set out in a cosy dry van.

Have a great festive season and we look forward to escorting you to great places throughout 2019.

Kindest Regards,

Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John

Your GB Motorhome Tours Team
0044 7481 479 057

November and winter can be fun to motorhome in

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

November and we are moving towards winter. However, don’t hibernate your motorhome, instead keep on using it which is an excellent way of ensuring everything remains in good running order throughout the cooler months. Winter can be a lovely season to be away in, particularly in the clear sunny conditions often found in the Alpine regions at this time of year. At the end of October our Tour Directors on their return from Sicily, along with a couple travelling with them, went over the Gotthard Pass in Switzerland on what was a gloriously clear day with far reaching views.

Coffee break at the top of the Gotthard Pass – End of October 2018

To keep your motorhome moving and to enjoy great Alpine views why not go to Switzerland for New Year. Our New Year in Switzerland tour combines great relaxed Alpine daily excursions using the local network of trains and cable cars, along with ‘Après Ski’ evenings of group drinks and a full New Years Eve group dinner. Departing from the UK on 28th December gives time to enjoy your Christmas at home and follow this with New Year in the motorhome. Full details can be viewed by clicking on the tour name above and there is still the possibility of booking a place on the tour. Wanting a closer to home pre-Christmas winter trip, then our Magical Christmas Markets tour has two extra places available. On this years trip two of our Tour Director couples (Nurcan & Kevin and Chris & Alan) are also guests, if you would like to join with them two more bookings can be taken on a first reserved basis.

Recently we received a thank you from a tour participant travelling with us for the first time, their comments sum up the experiences available on GB Motorhome Tours. (more…)

October and it remains sunny for some

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

October and the weather is changing in the UK; for those lucky enough to be away on our Sicily tour they continue to enjoy many warm sunny days.

Camping in Sicily – October 2018

September saw two central European tours come to an end and from these some customer comments.

‘Fantastic tour, far exceeded our expectations. Our hosts, Sue & Ron did a great job looking after us all, nothing was ever too much trouble’ Caroline & Ally Noble – Croatian Highlights – September 2018

‘Sue & Ron are two tour directors who are dedicated to their work. Their patients, humour and understanding during the tour made it a pleasure to travel with them. Thank you’ Sheila & Bob Stewart – Croatian Highlights – September 2018

‘We have really enjoyed the Croatian Highlights tour and would recommend it. We have seen wonderful places and have met a lovely group of people. Tour guides Ron & Sue have been marvellous’ Arlene & Kevin Wilde – Croatian Highlights – September 2018

‘Another great tour, our 12th, well done and thank you Ron & Sue for guiding us around Croatia’ Judith & Richard Gembarski – Croatian Highlights – September 2018

‘What a Tour for First Timers. Alan & Chris’ knowledge of the areas was fantastic and on our own we would never have seen and done so many wonderful things. Thanks for everything and bring on the next tour’ Val & Phil Steel – Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary – September 2018

‘A well researched trip. We enjoyed seeing and doing things that would not be easy (if at all) to organise yourself.  Action packed but with time to relax too.  Alan & Chris made everything work with good humour and a wealth of experience’ David & Jo Radford – Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary – September 2018

‘We particularly enjoyed the “Surprise Events” and thank you both for looking after us all so well’ Maddie & Carl Fuller – Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary – September 2018

For many people a highlight of travelling in a motorhome is the ability to stop for a break in stunning locations. One such opportunity is along the African Coast of Sicily, over-looking the salt pans, and here last week a number on the Sicily tour took advantage of enjoying a coffee in this great scenery.

Sicily coffee stop

To express an interest in joining the next Sicily tour (September 2020) send us an email and as the tours itinerary is finalised we will email this to you in advance of it being made available generally; giving you first opportunity of reserving a place on the tour if you so wish at that time.

Whilst the summer season is coming towards a close it doesn’t mean an end to touring for 2018, we still have two great tours remaining for getting away in your motorhome before the end of the year. (more…)

September is a popular time for motorhome travel

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

September is a very popular time for motorhome travel and GB Motorhome Tours have 60+ motorhomes travelling with them enjoying continental tours throughout the month. The first of these, the ‘Rhine in Flames’ has just come to an end with many highlights including a wonderful evening dinner cruise along the Rhine to see the night sky come alive with fireworks. Customer comments from the tour

‘Having had our motorhome only 8 weeks, never taken it abroad we were a little worried but this was an excellent tour with first class Tour Directors. Thank you so much, we enjoyed our Rhine in Flames Spectacular tour which did end in a spectacular firework display. We now look forward to our next tour with GB motorhome Tours to the Canary Islands in January’ Jennie & Pete Clipstone – Rhine in Flames – September 2018

‘This was our first GB Motorhome tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our Tour Directors Nurcan and Kevin were fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable. We met a lovely group of people and had loads of fun. We will definitely use GB Motorhome Tours again’ Linda & Peter Ross – Rhine in Flames – September 2018

‘We had an enjoyable 10 days with excellent company. A well organised tour with a good balance of excursions and rest days. Well done to our Tour Directors Nurcan and Kevin, we look forward to seeing them again on another tour’ Paul & Zoe Bennett – Rhine in Flames – September 2018

Croatian Highlights 2018 tour

Other tours well underway are the central European tour of Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary and the Croatian Highlights tour along the Adriatic coast with visits to Mostar & Plitvice Lakes. Also just getting started is the Mediterranean tour of Sicily where tour participants can expect to keep enjoying good weather through to the end of October. (more…)

August and its time to take-off

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

After the summer break August is the month we start touring again with groups taking off to the Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary, Croatia, the Rhine in Flames and Sicily over the next few weeks.

It was also take-off time at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta motorhome show last weekend, where on Saturday morning over 100 balloons launched off. It was the first year the fiesta featured a motorhome show and whilst being a small show it was enjoyed by those attending.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta Motorhome Show 11/08/2018

Also now ready for launch is our Southern Norway 2019 tour. This is a completely new tour, fully researched by our Tour Directors throughout this summer, who personally visited many campsites, restaurants and places of interest to select only the best for the tour. With a lot of inclusive content this tour of Norway will provide a real feel of the country, and in addition offers the prospect of extending your holiday with the add-on of an extra weeks stay in Northern Denmark at the end. Full details of the tour are available on our website
where bookings are now possible.

One of the Norway campsites included in next years tour


July and the last month has been a busy time

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

This last month has been a busy time for us at GB Motorhome Tours with tours along the French Atlantic Coast, to Denmark in the north, to Poland in the east and a little closer to home in Ireland. Some customer reviews from those tours

‘An excellent tour with many points of interest. For us the highlight of the tour was the Puy du Fou and the evening performance of “La Cinéscénie’ the biggest light-show in the world – it was stunning and the memories of this will stay with us forever.’ – Mike and Penny Summers – An Atlantic Coast Adventure

‘Thank you Chris and Alan for another fantastic trip, we enjoyed it very much, everything efficiently organised as usual. The highlight of this tour was the Puy du Fou – Brilliant Show.  We look forward to travelling with GB Motorhome Tours again soon.’ Mike & Lavinia George – An Atlantic Coast Adventure

‘This was our 24th tour with GB tours and as always, we found ourselves going to places we would never have found on our own. Our leaders Liz and Dave took good care of us all.’ Geoff and Margaret Cotton – Delightful Denmark 

‘Thanks Liz and Dave – you worked far too hard! Never felt better looked after on a tour.’ Dave Ward – Delightful Denmark 

‘Our first organised tour; from the first we were welcomed by Ron and Sue and gradually met others in the group everyone got on well and Ron and Sue were so helpful all through the tour. We enjoyed the guided tours and saw more than we would by ourselves and also enjoyed the light lunches. We have just had the lovely farewell dinner and booked another tour.’ Gail and Graham Thomas – Poland

‘We both thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and had some wonderful times which will linger in our memories for a long-time. Both Sue and Eddie were brilliant hosts, well organised and always there to help and advise. The fantastic weather and very sociable fellow motorhomers made it so special. Many Thanks’ Sheila and Stuart Carley – Emerald Ireland

Poland 6 July 2018 – Camping at Malbork Castle, Gdansk

This years ‘An Atlantic Coast Adventure’ tour was a very popular choice for many with the tour becoming fully booked very quickly and the reviews from those having completed the tour highly favourable. A factor in this was our ability to secure entry tickets for all the group to the magical ‘La Cinéscénie’ show at Puy du Fou. We have again managed to secure an option on tickets for next year and are likely to repeat the tour again starting mid-June 2019. The itinerary for this will be in line with this year’s tour and this can be viewed by clicking on ‘An Atlantic Coast Adventure’.  (more…)

June and it’s a great time to tour with the light evenings

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

June and we’re fast approaching mid summers day. For those on our Delightful Denmark tour they are currently enjoying very light evening with darkness arriving close to midnight. This time of year is a really great period to be travelling in the northern countries; two of next years tours Southern Norway and The Baltic States will also benefit from the same.

 Austrian Alps tour 21/05/2018

Throughout May two tours of central Europe took place, some customer reviews from these.

‘Another well organised tour with GB Motorhome Tours. With good leaders and company, we wanted it to go on longer. We look forward to more tours with them.’ June and Graham Perkins – Austrian Alps – May 2018

‘Another well planned tour with a variety of different experiences and activities enabling us to enjoy the beauty of the Austrian Alps. Thank you Nurcan and Kevin.’ Jill and Jim Beeley – Austrian Alps – May 2018

‘We would never have found the wonderful places Alan & Chris took us to. All we had to do was plug in the co-ordinates and head for another beautiful stopover. The whole trip was totally stress-free and absolutely brilliant. Thanks, we are ready to book another. Moyra and Stuart Hirst – Mosel & Rhine Discovery Tour – May 2018

‘Down the Mosel and up the Rhine; Castles, Cathedrals & Riesling wine. The Royal wedding party, a boat cruise and lots of laughter- Alan & Chris could do no more on our first GB Motorhome discovery tour’ – Clive and Lynn Scholefield – Mosel & Rhine Discovery Tour – May 2018 

‘Corpus Christi’ – Austrian Alps tour 31/05/2018

Included in many GB Motorhome Tours are events of a special interest; on the recent Austrian Alps tour this was the celebration of ‘Corpus Christi’. In Hallstatt, where our camping is based, the event is particularly good with the procession passing through the town to arrive at waiting boats for a colourful journey across the majestically positioned Lake. Another tour with a great event included is our September Rhine in Flames tour (see end of this newsletter), where guests enjoy a major fireworks display high above the Rhine whilst enjoying a dinner cruise along the river. (more…)