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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

For many people who have bought a new motorhome over the last few years they will be aware that new motorhomes are now generally supplied without a spare wheel. Travelling without a spare wheel is not an acceptable situation for many people and they have chosen to purchased a spare to keep with their motorhome. If you have done this, or are thinking about doing so, and your motorhome is Fiat based with 16-inch wheels be aware, Fiat have for the last couple of years been using two different 16-inch wheels. These wheels have a slightly different stud configuration so they will only fit the correct van and are not transferable. Recently we have come across two Fiat motorhomes with 16-inch wheels that are carrying a spare of the wrong configuration to fit their vehicle, one such motorhome having been supplied new by the manufacturer with the incorrect spare wheel. If you have recently purchased a spare 16-inch wheel, or had one supplied with your motorhome, it could be worth checking to ensure yours fits. Additional information on the subject can be found at www.tyremen.co.uk/guide/motorhome-spare-wheel

Remember all our tours can be viewed on our website and feel free to contact us should there be anything you would like to ask at any stage, we are always happy to assist.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer and we look forward to taking you and your motorhome to great places soon.

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

Your GB Motorhome Tours Team
www.GBMotorhomeTours.com
Info@gbmotorhometours.com
0044 7481 479 057

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’. Whilst we are not yet able to take bookings for next years tour we can register your interest now so that you receive the itinerary in advance of it being made generally available, giving you first chance of reserving a place if you so wish. To register your interest simply send us an email requesting this and we’ll look after the rest.

Now that the children’s school holidays are almost with us we take a break from touring leaving the campsites to be busy with family holidays and start our tours again towards the end of August. There are 3 longer tours and 1 shorter one taking place this late summer and into the autumn. Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungarytakes in the central European region, Croatian Highlights the Adriatic coastline, Sicilythe deep south of Europe and Rhine in Flames for a real feel of Northern Germany. Whilst the first three are all fully booked for this year there is still availability if you would like to join us for the Rhine in Flames.

Whilst not touring over the next month, for us it doesn’t mean not using our motorhomes with GB Motorhome Tours having stands at 3 of the major outdoor shows. With a number of our Tour Directors attending each show do come along and visit us. We start next weekend at the Norfolk Motorhome show in Norwich.

After which we move to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta  (9 – 12 August), which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary and for the first time incorporates a motorhome show.

Then to finish off the summer we are at the Western Motorhome Show in Malvern.

Looking ahead to when next travelling on the continent, be aware since the start of July some speed limits in France have been reduced, most notably is a new limit for all A & B class roads (these are all roads except dual carriage-ways and motorways). The new limit is now 80km or 50mph; this may not feel very fast when travelling on long straight roads so be careful as it’s possible the new limit will be strictly enforced in an attempt to meet its aims. For the thinking behind the new limit and further information take a look at www.rac.co.uk/drive/travel/driving-abroad/speed-limits-in-france.

Have a great summer, long may the good weather continue for us to enjoy our outdoor travels and we look forward to escorting you and your motorhome to great places soon.

Kindest Regards,

Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Sue & Eddie, Liz & Dave

Your GB Motorhome Tours Team
www.GBMotorhomeTours.com
Info@gbmotorhometours.com
0044 7481 479 057

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.

During the summer months GB Motorhome Tours have stands at a number of the outdoor motorhome shows taking place. The first is the Norfolk show over the weekend  of 20th – 22nd July located near to Norwich. This event is growing in popularity as many people enjoy the more compact feel of a slightly smaller show than the likes of Peterborough and the NEC. Our stand is number 38, if you’re at the event do come along and visit us.

Also throughout the summer, if taking a ferry crossing with your motorhome consider carrying a couple of ice packs in your motorhome freezer and upon boarding the ferry place these into your fridge. With the fridge remaining closed throughout the voyage it’s an effective way to keep the contents in good shape whilst your fridge is without power; it also ensures your beer & wine is cool for arrival at the next campsite!

Enjoy your touring during the light summer evenings and we look forward to escorting you and your motorhome to many great places soon.

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

Your GB Motorhome Tours Team
www.GBMotorhomeTours.com
Info@gbmotorhometours.com
0044 7481 479 057

May and motorhomers are touring

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

May and motorhomers are touring, many with GB Motorhome Tours. Last week was the start of our Mosel & Rhine Discovery tour and next week sees the beginning of our Austrian Alps tour. May and June are really lovely months to travel in central Europe, catching all the colour of Spring and the freshness of the early season sunshine.


Motorhomes arriving at the start of the Mosel & Rhine Discovery tour 07/05/2018

Last month saw us exhibiting at a number of motorhome shows and dealer days, these are always great events for us to catch up with people who have travelled with us previously, who are already booked for tours and to meet many new people interested in our tours. We’re often asked about the benefits of joining an organised tour; there are many and the most important of these for people varies from one person to another, all of the following are found on every tour

  • You travel knowing our Tour Directors are on hand to offer any assistance required
  • Your motorhome pitch is awaiting you upon arriving at the campsite, usually with little check-in procedure required as we look after this in advance of your arrival
  • You make one booking with us and everything else on the tour is looked after for you
  • Our tours are much more than just taking you to a campsite and leaving you there. Included in every tour are organised excursions with local transport, tour guides and entrance fee’s all included – no need to move your motorhome off site
  • Each tour includes a number of quality group meals, a chance to enjoy local cuisine and wines in like-minded company
  • A comprehensive printed tour pack is sent to all tour participants one month prior to departure, containing all the information for the tour – campsite details including GPS co-ordinates, route planning, excursion programme, group meals and general information for continental touring
  • Michelin maps covering the area of the tour are included within your tour pack, and for most tours, also the DK Eyewitness guide book to the country being visited

Most of our tours for 2019 are now organised and their full itineraries are available to view on our website. Whilst 2019 can seem a long way off, (more…)

April and it’s getting warmer

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

April and finally the weather is improving in the UK, even the grass is starting to re-grow this week. For those having been on our Canary Islands tour they are just returning to the UK having escaped the winter whilst being away since January. The Canary Islands are well known for their winter sunshine and many fine beaches but not everyone realises there is a very different landscape to be discovered around the interior of the islands. Working closely with the island authorities throughout our 70 day tour we are able to offer camping in some of the Islands National Parks, one of the finest being ‘Presa de las Ninas’ on Gran Canaria.


Motorhoming at ‘Presa de las Ninas’, Gran Canaria 22/03/2018

Some reviews from the tour –
‘Adventurous driving through beautiful scenery on a varied and well planned itinerary; all you could wish for to see the real Canary Islands. Kevin and Nurcan’s extensive knowledge gave us the best of everything, many thanks.’ – Sue & Alan Smith

‘We were taken to places the package tourist would never see, an experience not to be missed. As promised the winter sun and temperatures didn’t disappoint’ – Claire and Derek Garston 

‘Well researched tour to Islands you wouldn’t tour on your own. Don’t just dream of the adventure, Do it, Book it.’ – Bob & Gwen Flann 

‘Giving us a feeling of adventure with the safety, security and leadership of GB Motorhome Tours. Their research is second to none, giving us the opportunity to see beautiful and varied places, and the meals included all being very well chosen.’ – Kay & John Lane 

If you would like to enjoy winter sunshine and adventure in your own motorhome next year a place on our Canary Islands 2019 tour is still an option. (more…)

March – can be a good time to go motorhoming

March is the time many motorhomers really start to think about getting out in their motorhomes again after the winter. With the clocks going forward next weekend (Sunday 25 March), bringing the arrival of lighter evenings combined with the prospect of some spring sunshine it can feel like the conditions are right for travelling. For those on our winter Canary Islands tour they have no such concerns, having already been away for two months they enter the last two weeks of this 70 day tour in continued sunshine.


Motorhoming in Gran Canaria 15/03/2018

If you would like to enjoy winter sunshine in your own motorhome next year a place on our Canary Islands 2019 tour is still an option.  (more…)

February and the sun is shinning for some motorhomers

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

Happy valentines week and whilst the weather in the UK has not been too great, for those lucky enough to be motorhoming on our winter Canary Islands tour the opposite is true. Now entering the second month of the tour the weather has been good throughout with dry sunny days. Perfect for relaxing around, taking a swim and for enjoying the many excursions included in the tour; it’s difficult to believe you can enjoy your own motorhome in such great weather at this time of year. Spaces for next years Canary Islands tour are now available for reserving on our website.


Motorhoming in Tenerife 10/02/2018  (more…)

January and we head to warmer climates

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

Happy New Year to you and we look forward to many great motorhome travels in 2018. Our tour programme for 2018 is already underway with our Canary Islands tour group departing from the UK travelling to southern Spain in preparation for the ferry crossing to the warm winter climates of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera & Gran Canaria. Following closely behind will be our February winter escape to the south of France for the Cote d ‘Azur tour. With tours then running through the year to December it shows motorhome travel really can be an all year round activity.

Where would you like to travel with your motorhome? Each flag below represents a destination covered by GB Motorhome Tours.

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December and Christmas is just around the corner

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

With Christmas just around the corner from all of us at GB Motorhome Tours we wish you a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2018.

Thank you for travelling with us during 2017 where over the past 12 months around 300,000 motorhome miles have been driven on GB Motorhome Tours, with 4,500 motorhome nights spent on 150 different campsites in 16 various countries; From Iceland & the Faroe Islands in the far north to Spain & Greece in the south, from Portugal in the west across to Romania & Bulgaria in the east. Also in-between – France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy & Hungary.

For next year we add to the list with our Canary Islands;  Austrian Alps;  Poland;  Czech, Slovakia & Hungary;  Croatian Highlights,  Sicily  and  Emerald Irelandtours all taking place, itineraries for these can be viewed by clicking on their name.

Epernay in Champagne – 9th December 2017  (more…)

November and the arrival of the darker nights is getting closer

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

November and the arrival of the darker nights is getting closer, however it’s not necessary to hibernate your motorhome and using it is an excellent way of keeping it in good shape throughout the cooler months.

GB Motorhome Tours have three trips taking place over winter; whilst our French Christmas Extravaganza tour and Canary Islands tour are now fully booked for this winter, there is still the possibility of joining our February Cote d’Azur & Carnivals tour for which we have tickets reserved for tour participants to two of the main events that take place along the chic French coast at this time of year. As well as the carnivals the tour includes excursions to Monte Carlo, the Gallimard perfume factory and the loop gorge, along with a number of group meals to enjoy. (more…)