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September is a popular motorhoming month

Dear Fellow Motorhomer,

September is one of the most popular months for motorhome travel, a time when good weather can be enjoyed in many great locations. Currently GB Motorhome Tours have 50 motorhomes travelling on continental tours. In central Europe there is the Swiss Magic tour taking place, in the Mediterranean the Sardinia tour and in Eastern Europe the Romania & Bulgaria tour; all of which are enjoying fantastic touring weather of warm sunny days combined with comfortably cool nights.

Camping in Transylvania – Romania & Bulgaria tour September 2019

Camping in Switzerland – Swiss Magic tour September 2019

For continued great weather into the winter months our Canary Islands tour offers you the opportunity of travelling with warm sunny days throughout January, February & March as we tour four of the islands. Enjoy 70 nights on Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera & Gran Canary – all in your own motorhome.

Before the UK winter starts GB Motorhome Tours have a weekend get together taking place over the weekend of 1-3 November 2019. There is a full weekend of included events taking place along with 2 nights camping at Camper UK’s own park (note hook-ups are not available and use of own motorhome facilities are required).

Friday 1st November

  • Arrive on site at a time to suit yourself
  • Early evening GB Motorhome Tours drinks reception
  • Fish & Chip van on site (payable locally)
  • Evening entertainment in Camper UK marquee with cheap bar and proceeds going to charity

Saturday 2nd November

  • Shuttle transport between campsite and Camper UK in Lincoln with discounts available on all accessories
  • Evening dinner for all
  • Entertainment in Camper UK marquee again with cheap bar and proceeds going to charity
  • Firework display

Sunday 3rd November

  • Bacon rolls for GB Motorhome Tours guests
  • Depart in your own time

(Some events are weather dependent and may be subject to amendments)

It is also possible to arrive on Thursday 31st October (additional £5 payable), where Tour Directors from GB Motorhome Tours will be there to welcome you.

We hope to see you soon.

Kindest regards,

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

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

August and it’s take off time

Dear Fellow Motorhomer,

August and it’s take off time, this week GB Motorhome Tours has been attending the Bristol Balloon Fiesta where there is a small motorhome show taking place. On Thursday morning the weather proved ideal for the mass balloon launch with around 60 balloons of all shapes and sizes taking off.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta – 6:00am 8th August 2019

Bristol Balloon Fiesta – 6:30am 8th August 2019

Next weekend we are at the Western Motorhome Show in Malvern. This very popular event will have over 250 exhibitors offering every possible accessory for your motorhome along with 50 motorhome dealers displaying over 500 models. GB Motorhome Tours stand is number 158 so do come along and see us; with all our Tour Directors in attendance it’s a great opportunity to discuss all aspects of continental motorhome touring.

Shortly after Malvern our touring season starts again with trips going to SwitzerlandRomania & Bulgaria and Sardinia. There is now just one cancellation place available on the Romania & Bulgaria tour if you wish to join this adventure with your motorhome. The tour takes you through two of Eastern Europe’s least explored countries with 30 days of travel where you will experience the real countries and see them before too many others discover their charms. Throughout the tour also enjoy the local cuisine with an above average number of group meals included so don’t expect to be cooking much whilst away! To book this one available place visit www.GBMotorhomeTours.com or telephone us.

Moving into Autumn this is a popular time to give thought to winter holidays. For travelling in your motorhome over the winter months whilst enjoying summer like weather our Canary Islands tour offers a unique opportunity to escape the UK cold. Departing from Southern Spain on 21 January 2020 we sail to the Canary Islands for 10 weeks of touring on Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and Gran Canaria. Within the tour are included many excursions and group meals to enjoy & learn of the islands cultures and traditions. If 10 weeks is too long for you to be away it is also possible for us to tailor a package for you to complete a part of the tour. Details of the Full tour are available by clicking on Canary Islands 2020 tour or should you wish to complete a part of the tour email or telephone us.

Our programme of tours for next year is now finalised with the recent addition of Italy – Down to the Heel 2020 tour. This is an altogether new tour, fully researched and ready for next year. The tour is available in two parts: Italy – Down to the Heel – The North (10 nights from the Northern Lakes to Rome) and Italy – Down to the Heel – The South (21 nights from Pompeii to Puglia). You can choose either part, or the complete 32 night tour. The choice is yours. Full details by clicking on the names above and bookings on www.GBMotorhomeTours.com.

For cooking & heating, many motorhomes now use LPG refillable gas cylinders/tanks rather than the more traditional style ‘Calor’ exchange cylinders. Refillable LPG offers a number of advantages over exchange cylinders, not least that LPG is available all across Europe so you can top-up as required whilst touring and at a price around 60% (or more) cheaper than exchanging a cylinder back at home. Whilst always cheaper, it is worth being aware that LPG prices vary considerably across Europe and don’t always follow diesel prices in relation to which countries offer the best value. Belgium is one of the cheapest countries for LPG whilst at the same time being one of the most expensive for diesel. A full list of European LPG prices is available at https://autotraveler.ru/en/spravka/lpg-price-in-europe.html

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

Kindest regards,

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

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

July and the summer show season is here

Dear Fellow Motorhomer,

June and into July has seen GB Motorhome Tours travel west along the Atlantic Coast of France, north up to Norway, around The Baltic States in the east and through Bavaria in the south on four very different tours. Only the Baltic States tour remains away, with them taking advantage of the small summer window that exists for touring these countries. From the three completed tours some customer reviews

‘A brilliant tour with an excellent mix of activities, some we would never have chosen to do ourselves, all thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks Alan & Chris for making it special.  All the best’ Gill and John Kirk – An Atlantic Coast Adventure – June 2019

‘Our first ever group trip, never disappointed. We loved every minute. A great group of people. Thank you Alan & Chris for all your hard work.’ Nina & Michael Atkin – An Atlantic Coast Adventure – June 2019

‘This was a very enjoyable well organised tour with lots of interesting places to visit. The tour leaders, Alan & Chris, couldn’t do enough for you – they were so helpful.’  Yvonne Romer – An Atlantic Coast Adventure – June 2019

‘Thank you Liz and Dave- a well researched and organised tour. You gave us an insight into a country we know little about but to which we hope to return.’ Barbara and John Hughes – Southern Norway – June 2019

‘Thank you Liz and Dave for an excellent tour. Norway was stunning- even when it rains. What a beautiful country we went to and saw so many wonderful and interesting places with you both as tour leaders. We look forward to travelling with GB Motorhome Tours again soon.’ Lavinia and Mike George – Southern Norway – June 2019

‘Another great GB Tour – we loved Norway. Fantastic scenery, probably the most beautiful country we have ever visited. Good roads and transport system, friendly locals and excellent company. An all round wonderful experience.’ Joy and Dennis Coffin – Southern Norway – June 2019

‘Southern Norway was our first GB Motorhome Tour but it won’t be our last. In fact we’ve already booked two more! We fully understand the meaning of breath-taking scenery after our trip. We will never forget the white veins of Norway. Lots of laughs (despite the rain) from start to finish. Thank you Liz and Dave’ – Carolyn and Nick Griffiths – Southern Norway – June 2019

‘A well organised tour, taking in the beautiful Bavarian countryside – mountains, villages & lakes. The guided visits enabled us to enjoy and appreciate the different aspects of Bavarian history and culture. A big thank you to Sue & Ron, our tour directors, nothing was too much trouble’ Jill & Jim Beeley – Southern Bavaria – June 2019

‘Bavaria ticked all the boxes, this tour was exactly what we expected.’ Kristin & Roger – Southern Bavaria – June 2019

Whilst all tours maintain the common theme of including the best campsites available in the areas being visited, along with interesting excursions and good quality group meals, each tour has a unique feel to it as it embraces the best aspects of each country. On the Norway tour and the Baltic States tour, nature plays a big role in these countries and creates some lovely camping opportunities.

Camping in Estonia – The Baltic States tour July 2019

Camping in Norway – Southern Norway tour June 2019

Now that the school holidays are almost upon us GB Motorhome Tours takes a break from touring, leaving the campsites for families to enjoy their holidays. We start touring again towards the end of August with trips to Sardinia, Switzerland and Romania/Bulgaria. There remains one space available on the Swiss Magic tour, and there is currently 1 cancellation place available on each of the Romania/Bulgaria tour and the Sardinia tour. To book one of these places visit our website www.GBMotorhomeTours.com.

For the GB Motorhome Tour Directors their travelling over the next month or so takes place in the UK, with us exhibiting at three of the major summer outdoor shows. A number of our Tour Directors will be at each event so come along and see us, and feel free to ask them any questions. We start next weekend at the Norfolk show in Norwich.

After which we move a few weeks later to the Bristol Balloon Festival (8 – 11 August), where for the second year there will be a motorhome show taking place.

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

Be aware to remember when you’re next travelling on the continent that speed limits in France on all roads except dual carriage-ways and motorways, have for the past year been reduced to 80km (50mph). We are hearing this limit remains in place and is now being enforced through speed cameras; with the French authorities having linked up with many European countries (UK included) to be able to trace owners of foreign vehicles. Be careful as 80kmh does not feel very fast when travelling on long straight roads with little traffic. For the thinking behind the low limit and for further information on it have 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, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John

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

June and it’s a popular time to be travelling in a motorhome

Dear Fellow Motorhomer,

June and it’s a popular time to be travelling in a motorhome. Currently on GB Motorhome Tours there are over 60 motorhomes travelling throughout Europe, from Norway in the north West, to the Baltic States in the north East, along the Atlantic coast of France and down to the southern German region of Bavaria.

On all tours we look to include an overnight stop at a special place of interest, and usually combine this with dinner in the venue. It’s lovely to overnight in your motorhome in such wonderful places where at the end of the evening it’s nothing more than a few steps back to your motorhome bed.

Over-night at Harburg Castle – Southern Bavaria tour June 2019

Over-night at Parador Fuente De – Undiscovered Spain & Portugal tour May 2019

On the Baltic States tour the group will be over-nighting at a Latvian Basilica complete with supper in the local bread museum. Look out for details from this evening in next months newsletter.

From the recently completed Undiscovered Spain & Portugal tour a few customer reviews.

‘As always Chris and Alan have gone the extra mile to make GB Motorhome Tours the best in the industry. Thank you both yet again.’ Iain and Sue Munro – Undiscovered Spain & Portugal – May 2019

‘Solo or as a couple you can expect and will receive a first class tour with a great many highlights and surprises to delight you.’ Alan Flux – Undiscovered Spain & Portugal – May 2019

‘An excellent insight into Northern Spain & Portugal ably led by Alan and Chris.’ Sue and Derek Davies – Undiscovered Spain & Portugal – May 2019

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May and it’s beginning to feel more like summer

Dear Fellow Motorhomer,

May and it’s beginning to feel more like summer in the UK. For those on our early spring tours, summer has already arrived with both the Greece and Spain/Portugal tour groups having enjoying lots of warm sunshine. The Greece tour, currently at it’s last campsite on the island of Corfu, has now almost finished as temperature this far south begin to get hotter than most motorhomers comfortably enjoy.


Scenic coastal driving in Greece

Already looking ahead to next year our 2020 tour programme is now complete and a summary of this follows. Full tour itineraries are available on our website or by clicking on any of the tour names below. Already some tours have attracted a lot of interest and are now fully booked. As you decide which tour(s) you would like to join it’s better to make a reservation at that time so as to secure your place, bookings can be made online or by telephone, and as always if there is anything you wish to ask feel free to contact us, we are always happy to answer any questions.

2020 Tours

Jan/April – Canary Islands 70 Nights – Get away from the after Christmas cold, take you and your motorhome on an adventure for 70 nights of warmth and exploration.

April/May – Greece 19 or 33 nights – Fully booked for 2020, reserve list available – Spring warmth, History and Easter Celebrations for the first part, followed by Micro climates, Islands and not to be missed sights for those staying on.

May/June – Balkan Gems 29 Nights – Explore contrasting Balkan countries as we travel through Slovenia, southern Hungary and Serbia. Great mix of coast & cities, rivers & nature, and an above average number of group meals included.

May/June – Grand Duchy to the Cote d’Azur 28 Nights – From Luxemburg’s forests & nature parks through Switzerland’s lakes & mountains to the glamourous resorts of the Cote d’Azur, all in a relaxed manor.

June – Delightful Denmark 19 Nights – Enjoy the light nights of this intriguing country as we travel through its many regions. Guided visits in Ribe, Aarthus, Roskilde & Copenhagen are all included.

June – Italy down to the heel – Discover the charming southern regions of Italy as this tour takes you all the way to the heel.

July – Rhine in Flames 10 Nights – A wonderful short summer tour through stunning regions of Germany, cumulating with a river dinner cruise on the evening of the ‘Rhine in Flames’.

Aug/Sept – Croatian Highlights 27 nights – Explore the stunning Adriatic coastline whilst traveling south to Dubrovnik.

Sept/Oct – Western Turkey 39 nights – Fully booked for 2020, reserve list available – Discover the spectacular coastlines, archaeological wonders and historic cities of Ankara and Istanbul as we travel through this wonderfully friendly country.

Sept/Oct – Sicily 31 nights – Mediterranean warmth and twenty five centuries of mixed rule await you on this tour; along with great African influenced Italian cuisine.

Dec – Magical Christmas Markets 7 nights – Enter into the Christmas spirit taking in the best of the Christmas markets and parades.

All our tours are equally suitable for both couples and single travellers alike. Often before joining a tour single people ask how it will be for them. A recent review from our 70-night Canary Islands tour sums this up.

‘My first time with GB Motorhome Tours. I’m a single person and was made to feel very welcome, not only by Nurcan and Kevin who were superb tour leaders but by everyone on the tour. If you’re single don’t be afraid ‘Go For It’, you will not regret it. Roll on the next one.’ Ken Starmer – Canary Islands – Jan to April 2019

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April and the Spring sunshine is beginning to combine with motorhome travel

Dear Fellow Motorhomers,

April and the Spring sunshine is beginning to combine with motorhome travel. Currently there are three GB Motorhome Tours taking place and another starting in a couple of weeks. Already underway is our Springtime in Holland tour where participants are enjoying the wonderful colours of the bulb fields at this time of year. Also on route from the UK are the Greece tour participants who can expect to find fine Spring weather throughout their time in Greece. And now on their way home are the participants from this year’s winter Canary Islands tour, where for them the Spring temperatures are well below those encountered throughout the 10 weeks spent touring in the islands.


Camping in Gran Canaria March 2019

If you would like to get away next winter there is no better place for weather between January & April than the Canary Islands, and bookings for next year’s tour are now available to be made on our website

A couple of customer reviews from this years Canary Islands tour.

‘Kevin and Nurcan have really looked after us, they were always there to help if needed and to give guidance as required but never pushy. The trip took us to places we would never have seen on our own and to places we never wanted to see. We have really enjoyed the trip and would not hesitate to book another trip with them. So many thanks.’
Howard and Yvonne Hogton – Canary Islands – Jan to April 2019

‘A thoroughly interesting tour comprising warm weather, seasides, rain forests, mountains, cities, amazing landscapes, history and much more. Led by friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guides. A good mixture of free time and organised days out. A great experience.’
Jane and Douglas Marsland – Canary Islands – Jan to April 2019

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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

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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.


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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.


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