Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
We are hearing from lots of people who are now making the most of their motorhomes and are once again enjoying the freedom of travel with few restrictions.
For those who are Covid-19 fully vaccinated, there are now very few restrictions on European travel. It may be necessary on the odd occasion, to show proof of vaccination status, but apart from that you are free to go. For anyone not vaccinated, there remains a few restrictions or the requirement to have a recent negative test. For the full details of each country’s entry requirements, these can be viewed on the UK Governments Foreign, Commonwealth and Developments Office (FCDO) website.
GB Motorhome Tours currently have 2 holidays taking place, in Greece and Western Turkey. The Greece tour has been spending time at Delphi, where our campsite has wonderful pitch views over large groves of olive trees all the way down to the coast.
The Greece tour will be running again in 2023 and has already proven very popular becoming full booked within days of being made available. On from Greece, there are a further three tours for spring 2023 that have just been made available. They are
- Western Turkey – 40 nights starting 15th May 2023. A time to enjoy stunning coastlines, archaeological wonders and historic cities as we tour the western side of Turkey.
- Sardinia – 21 nights starting 27th May 2023. Get ready to be captivated by Sardinia as we make a clockwise route around the islands striking coast and fine sand beaches.
- Scotland Highlands and Royal Deeside – 20 nights starting 11th June 2023. Relaxed touring, wonderful scenery and a Royal Connection, as we tour some of the best scenery to be found in the UK.
These three tours currently have availability and can be booked on the GB Motorhome Tours website. The complete 2023 tours programme is
- 2023 Jan/Mar – Canary Islands (70 nights)
- April/May – Greece (34 nights)
- May – Normandy (14 nights)
- May/June – Sardinia (21 nights)
- May/June – Western Turkey (40 nights)
- June – Central France (21 nights)
- June – Scotland Highlands (21 nights)
- August – Czech, Slovakia & Hungary (30 nights)
- Aug/Sept – Croatia (27 nights)
- September – Swiss Magic (20 nights)
- Sept/Nov – Cyprus and More (49 nights)
- December – Paris & Epernay (10 nights)
Before next year there are opportunities to get away on a tour over the next couple of months. Four great late spring tours starting in June this year currently have a couple places remaining, these are
Poland 21 nights starting 12 June 2022 – Discover the contrasts that Poland offers from its majestic mountain ranges and stunning rivers to Warsaw’s urban pulse, Gdansk’s stately maritime heritage and Poznań’s architectural styles.
Scotland’s Highlands and Royal Deeside 21 nights starting 12 June 2022 – Look forward to some of the best scenery to be found in the British Isles, whilst enjoying the long days and light nights of being this far north in late spring.
The French Atlantic Coast 22 nights starting 13 June 2022 – Travel along the French Atlantic Coast whilst enjoying an itinerary that has been carefully chosen and planned to indulge guests.
Rhine in Flames Spectacular 10 nights starting 24 June 2022 – A picturesque getaway along the great rivers of Germany. The highlight of the tour is an evening cruise with dinner for the magnificent Rhine in Flames spectacular.
Full itineraries for each of the tours can be viewed by clicking on the tour name, with bookings available on the GB Motorhome Tours website. As is always the case, bookings are processed in the order received and up to the tour becoming fully booked.
On all tours, GB Motorhome Tours offers two starting options. You may start on the continent making your own way out from the UK or you may travel out from the UK with the Tour Directors (so in effect, if selecting this option, start from the UK). This flexibility allows tour participants to choose which works best for them. If selecting the optional travel from UK with Tour Directors package, this offers the opportunity to have everything arranged for you, including cross-channel ferries. The starting point in this instance is a campsite in Kent, the day before the ferry to France. The Tour Directors meet there with those on the optional package and look after everything on route to the tours starting point. Included within the optional package is your cross-channel ferries which is a flexi return ticket and includes full access to the ships club lounge both ways; the on-route campsite nights and usually a group dinner at one of the campsites. Full details of the tours optional package are contained at the end of each tours itinerary.
For all travel, it is advisable to have in place personal travel insurance. Over the last 2 years where travel has been more restricted, along with many people limiting their touring to the UK, some travel insurance policies have been allowed to lapse. Do check yours is in place and covering your requirements. In addition to travel insurance, take the time to obtain a European Health Insurance Card, known by many as the EHIC or E111. Whilst the card has now changed names to the Global Health Insurance Card or GHIC, the scheme itself remains free to UK citizens and is as comprehensive as previous. Importantly it covers all emergency medical treatment in EU member countries. If you already have an EHIC (plastic bank style card) these remain valid until the expiry date, when they can upon application be replaced with a GHIC. To apply for a GHIC click on the following link. Apply for a free NHS issued Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). With the scheme covering pre-existing medical conditions, whereas most travel insurance exclude these, this is an important reason for carrying the card with you on continental tours. In addition to the GHIC, personal travel insurance continues to be required to cover the many things that the GHIC scheme does not include. The two complement each other, rather than one replacing the other.
Enjoy your spring touring and we look forward to travelling with you soon. Feel free to contact us if there is anything you wish to ask regarding a tour, we are always happy to answer any enquiries.
Tel. 0044 7481 479 057