Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
June and whilst it’s not yet permitted to spend nights away from home in our motorhomes it is now possible to use them for days out. For our Tour Directors Nurcan and Kevin Griffiths a favourite day trip spot for them is Burghley House. Set in a large rural area near to the lovely town of Stamford, Burghley House offers lots of good parking with the ability to picnic next to your motorhome. Whilst the facilities of Burghley House (restaurant, café & toilets) remain closed the extensive grounds are fully open, with plenty of walks available including in to Stamford town centre.
In planning a motorhome day out give thought to where and on what day you will travel. Avoiding weekends makes everywhere quieter and more relaxed, also ensure there is ideal motorhome parking available at your destination. Prepare the motorhome prior to leaving for the day; add water to the freshwater tank, pack the required food for the day and most importantly have the motorhome toilet ready for use. There are very few (if any) public toilets open, but the advantage of taking the motorhome out for a day trip is to be totally self-sufficient. A day out with the motorhome is not only beneficial for you but also good for the van, giving it a drive and through using it, checking everything remains in good working order ready for your next holiday.
The next GB Motorhome Tours are now the Autumn trips; all tours prior to the summer have unfortunately had to be cancelled. All those with pre-summer bookings have been fully refunded or had their bookings transferred to alternative tours. For the Autumn tours we remain positive and hopeful these can all proceed. The situation across Europe is being monitored and with Europe opening up for a summer season GB Motorhome Tours is watching developments very closely. Regular contact is also maintained with all our European suppliers to obtain first-hand information from them. With access to this and in seeing how the summer season progresses, quality information will be available to base decisions on for each of the Autumn tours. Email updates will be sent to all those with bookings prior to any balance payments becoming due.
Looking a little further ahead, thought is now also being given to the winter months. Two tours are already in place covering December and the New Year period. Take a look at the Magical Amsterdam Christmas Lights tour for a wonderful pre-Christmas get away and the Switzerland for New Year tour for a memorable way to welcome in 2021 and to start the New Year. For January onwards, and an alternatively to winter holidaying, motorhomers wanting to escape the cold have for many years been joining our Canary Islands tour. This trip offers 10 weeks of touring in summer like conditions from January to March. Located approximately 800 miles further south than Spain, there really is nowhere else in Europe that such good weather can be found at this time of year other than the Canary Islands. Whilst this tour was not scheduled to feature in our programme for this coming winter, with the amount of touring time everyone has lost this spring we are currently working on the possibility of arranging a variation of the Canary Islands tour for next January to March. This new tour is likely to have a ‘lighter touch’ than our usual Canaries tour, with a number of items within the tour being optional, to give a high degree of flexibility for tour participants to choose for themselves how much they would like to join in whilst away. This will also enable those having previously completed the tour to again enjoy the key elements of touring in the Canaries over the winter, most notably the good weather and the social company of likeminded motorhomers, whilst choosing how many excursions they would like to join.
If you would like to register your interest in the possibility of a place on a Canary Islands trip for this winter, send us a simple email and this will be done for you. As the tour is finalised you will then be emailed the full details in advance of them being made generally available, giving you first opportunity of reserving a place on the trip should you so wish at that time.
Back to current times, as of now (mid-June) the Norfolk outdoor motorhome show remains scheduled to take place. This is planned for the weekend of 24-26 July at the Norwich county showground. GB Motorhome Tours are booked to attend and will do so if the event can go ahead. Information and updates on the show can be obtained by clicking on the logo below at any time.
On from Norfolk GB Motorhome Tours are booked to be at the Peterborough (31 July – 2 August) and Malvern (14 – 16 August) shows and we’ll keep you updated on these in future newsletters.
Whilst touring remains on hold for the time being, we hope it is not too long before we can again be escorting and travelling with you to great places. Until that time keep healthy, enjoy some days out and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John