Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
August and the GB Motorhome Tours touring season starts again very soon. At the end of this month our Meander around Ireland tour starts, this is then followed in September with the Scotland Highlands and NC500 tour, then A Journey Through Spain and the Scotland Highlands and Royal Deeside tours. With places available on three of these four tours (Scotland Highlands and NC500 is now full) there remains an opportunity to join a fully organised motorhome holiday for next month. The three available tours feature in more detail at the bottom of this newsletter.
Before the touring season restarts, we’re currently in the main season for the large outdoor motorhome shows. Last weekend GB Motorhome Tours were at the Norfolk show in Norwich and next weekend will be at the Western show in Malvern. Do come along and see us in Malvern, where a number of our Tour Directors will be on hand to chat and answer tour questions.
From our spring UK tours of this year a number of our Tour Directors captured some great evening sky photos over campsites included on the tours. One from the Coastal Fleeces to Flamingos UK tour, taken in Porlock, Somerset is below. More can be seen on the GB Motorhome Tours website photo page, where photos from tours over many years and in varying locations feature, take a look at www.gbmotorhometours.com/photos
Over the last 12 months it is likely many regular travellers who had annual or regular travel insurance policies in place will have let these lapse. With travel beginning to return, now is a good time to start thinking about putting these back in place. For foreign travel a good personal travel insurance policy provides invaluable protection in the event of unexpected medical treatment being required whilst away. Travel insurance also provides the protection for claiming back money paid for holidays should these need to be cancelled for reasons beyond the policy holders control and covered by the policy. For holidaying in the UK the medical side of personal travel insurance is not really necessary as access to the NHS is available, however, having travel insurance in place is still beneficial for protecting money paid for holidays should cancellation be required. Throughout 2020 and 2021 GB Motorhome Tours have operated a fully flexible booking policy, allowing tour participants (up to the time of the tour balance payment becoming due) to freely transfer between tours or to delay travel if they have felt uncomfortable about travel at the time of their tour. This flexibility will continue going forward for as long as there remains uncertainty around travel, giving everyone confidence of knowing they can book a tour and make changes later without charge. In addition to this flexibility, GB Motorhome Tours still strongly recommends tour participants have in place personal travel insurance from the time of making a booking, as whilst we continue to offer a very high degree of flexibility, we cannot easily move bookings once the balance payment due date has passed. In this case travel insurance can step in to cover the holiday cost.
Aug/Sept – Meander around Ireland 31 nights – Relaxed touring and natural beauty as we take a clockwise journey around Ireland, including much of its Wild West Atlantic Way. Some great Irish food is also included throughout the tour.
September – A Journey Through Spain 34 nights – This tour involves just one international border crossing as we take Brittany Ferries new ship Galicia direct from Portsmouth to Santander. The tour mixes coastal stays and visits to some of Spain’s best classical cities with stops in wonderful rural locations. With many group meals included much of Spain’s regional cuisines will be sampled.
September – Scotland Highlands and Royal Deeside 20 nights – Relaxed touring and wonderful scenery as we travel through the Highlands and along Royal Deeside. Covering the start of Autumn see the wonderfully changing colours of the hills.
If there is anything you would like to ask about a tour or motorhoming in general, feel free to contact us, we are always happy to answer any questions.
Tel. 0044 7481 479 057