Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
Spring will shortly be with us, along with the prospect of some good motorhome touring weather ahead. With the clocks going forward next weekend, the days will soon be getting longer. Whilst the weather for touring in the UK and most of Europe is best from April onwards, those on the Canary Islands tour have been in summer like conditions since arriving there in January.
For all GB Motorhome Tours, the very best available campsites are selected for each of the locations being visited throughout the tour. This is achieved through regular personal inspection by the Tour Directors of the campsites available in each location. Whilst campsites are always the preferred option for overnight stops, on some of the more adventurous tours in more distant locations, it can be that there are no campsites available in the vicinity of a place of interest. In this situation, GB Motorhome Tours will on occasions put in place alternative overnight parking arrangements. On the Canary Islands tour, two very good attractions that are included in the tour are visits to a local Rum Distillery with English speaking guided tour followed by a rum tasting and dinner evening. For this, a nearby picturesque parking area surrounded by tropical plants of the islands, including bananas growing, is chosen.
Overnight parking at Rum Aldea, La Palma – March 2022
Another attraction within the Canary Islands tour, is a visit to the islands southern most lighthouse, where salt pans are located allowing a self-guided tour to be made to discover the process of producing sea salt by hand. This is followed by dinner in the salt pans own high quality restaurant. For this, the night is spent with the motorhomes parked all around the lighthouse, with great sea views all around.
Overnight parking at Fuencaliente lighthouse, La Palma – March 2022
Details of the 2023 Canary Islands tour are now available on the GB Motorhome Tours website, where it is also possible to book for next year. Why not take yourself and your motorhome away for 70 nights of warmth and adventure next winter?
Further tours for 2023 will soon be added to the GB Motorhome Tours website. There will be a full programme of tours 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 in case a 2022 tour cannot proceed. In which case the cancelled tour would be ‘rolled over’ to next year to give all customers with 2022 bookings the opportunity of a guaranteed place in 2023.
It is not currently anticipated tours should require cancelling for this year. However, the situation in Ukraine, along with the changing Covid regulations across Europe, is constantly being monitored. Providing a tour remains safe and sensible to proceed, GB Motorhome Tours will run the tour. At the same time, it is recognised that travel in these times may not be right for everyone, and GB Motorhome Tours remains flexible in this aspect. Currently all those with tour bookings are offered the opportunity, up to the point of paying their final balance, complete flexibility in choosing to delay their travel for whatever reason should they so wish, and have their money placed on hold for use against a future tour booking, either for later this year or throughout 2023. This is an important benefit to all customers, in allowing individuals to choose if travel is right for them near the time of their tour. The position in any instance of GB Motorhome Tours cancelling a tour for whatever reason remains, that all money is fully covered by the 1992 Package Tours Regulations and money paid directly for the tour would become fully refundable or transferable at that time. In any situation whereby a tour no longer remains safe or sensible to continue with, then GB Motorhome Tours will make the decision to cancel. This protection also applies to the optional package linked to the tour, so choosing your outward travel through GB Motorhome Tours means everything from the UK is fully covered and looked after for you. If you have a tour booking and would like to add the optional travel from UK with Tour Directors package to it, this currently remains possible up to the point of the balance payment becoming due.
Next month sees the large outdoor motorhome show season start, with the first event being at Peterborough over the weekend of 22nd – 24th April 2022. Throughout the weekend GB Motorhome Tours will have a stand at the show.
Following on from Peterborough we will also have stands at two further shows during the summer.
Do come along and see us, where Tour Directors will be available to chat to you and answer any questions. Until then, if there is anything you wish to ask about any of our tours, feel free to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions and always try to offer an answer, either the same day or if not possible, the following day.
Enjoy your Spring time touring.
Tel. 0044 7481 479 057