Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
February and whilst the weather at home has been challenging, those on the Canary Islands tour continue to enjoy the benefits of being a long way south at this time of year. Located 2,000 miles south of the UK, the islands enjoy an eternal spring where current temperatures are mid 20’s with lots of sunny days. For motorhoming at this time of year there really is nowhere better.
Whilst being 2,000 miles away from the UK, by making full us of ferries the actual driving distance to the Canary Islands is just 600 miles. The islands are well known for their warm winter climate, but are less well known for their culture and heritage interests; on the GB Motorhome Tours Canary Islands trip, you really can enjoy both. There are also some stunning drives throughout.
If you would like to escape the cold of next winter and take yourself and your motorhome on a true adventure, the 2023 Canary Islands tour itinerary is now available on the GB Motorhome Tours website, where it is also possible to book.
The Canary Islands tour is the first of the 2023 tours to be made available. A full programme of tours will be running throughout 2023 and these will be made available to book as we go through the first half of this year. The 2023 tours are currently being held back from release, just to be safe in any instance that a 2022 tour cannot proceed, in which case this would be ‘rolled over’ to next year, giving all with 2022 bookings the opportunity to have a guaranteed place in 2023. Travel for 2022 is looking very positive, with many countries continuing to reduce or abolish Covid entry requirements for vaccinated travellers. It’s becoming more difficult for un-vaccinated travellers, with most countries having introduced ‘two-tier’ systems, for the vaccinated and un-vaccinated. The current position of the EU, is that to be classed as vaccinated you must have had 2 doses of a vaccine, with the second dose being administered within the last 270 days (approx. 9 months) of the time of travel, OR received a 3rd (booster) dose. If you have a 2022 booking for a continental tour and you do not meet the criteria of being vaccinated, please let us know so we can advise you further. For all tours, full country entry requirements for vaccinated travellers are contained in the printed tour pack sent around 1 month prior to the start of each tour. Where it is beneficial to complete preparations prior to this, the information is sent earlier by email. For UK tours there are now no restrictions or paperwork necessary to travel.
In the UK, this week see’s the large indoor NEC Caravan, Camping and Motorhome show taking place; tickets for this event are now fully sold out and the organisers are asking people not to attend without pre-booked tickets, as none are available ‘on the gate’ for this year. Looking ahead to the big outdoor spring/summer shows, GB Motorhome Tours will be at the Peterborough, Norfolk and Malvern shows this year, with stands at each. Do come along to see us, and think to plan ahead now, to book your places as these too could easily also become fully booked. We hope to see you there.
Until then, if there is anything you wish to ask about any of our tours, feel free to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions.
Tel. 0044 7481 479 057