Dear Fellow Motorhomers,
November and the arrival of the darker nights is here, it’s also been somewhat colder over the last few weeks. Whilst it’s not a great time for motorhoming the darker nights are good for planning next years holidays for which we have some great tours available.
Our full programme for next year is summarised below for you and remember; all our tours include group excursions with local tour guide & transport included, group meals, services of our Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome and of course all campsite fees.
For all tours you have the choice of meeting near the country of destination, or by including our ‘optional travel from UK package’ have everything arranged for you; complete with a fully flexible Cross Channel ferry ticket including entry to the ships club class lounge in both directions.
If you prefer not to wait until next year for a holiday then providing you are quick we could still get you on our The Magic of Christmas tour departing from the UK for 7 nights on 9th December 2016. This year focused on Volkenburg in Holland many of the festivities take place inside a network of sandstone caves so it won’t matter what the weather does outside as inside is always dry and warm.
Apr/May – Greece The Peloponnese and Northern Highlights 19 and 15 nights – Mediterranean spring warmth and traditional Easter celebrations in this very motorhome friendly country. Now Fully Booked
Apr/May – Undiscovered Spain and Portugal 28 nights – Visit stunning places in the central and northern regions of these two southern European countries. Now Fully Booked – space on reserve list available
May – The Romantic Strasse 15 nights – Fall in love with this beautiful southern area of Germany whilst meandering along its Romantic Road
May half term – France with your Grandchildren/Children 5 nights – Treat yourselves and younger family members to a continental break with excursions for children and adults alike
June – Italian Lakes & Gardens 16 nights – All the beauty of the Italian lakes with a higher than average content of carefully selected excursions and group meals
June – All About Alsace 19 nights – Discover the charms of this wonderful region of France including its wines and cuisine
June/July – Sensational Slovenia 15 nights – Coast & Cities, Caves & Mountains, Lakes & Culture this gem of a country has so much to offer
July/Aug – Discover Iceland 30 nights – A real adventure exploring the amazing natural beauty of this northern island
Sept – Berlin, Dresden, More 18 nights – See Eastern Germany as it is today whilst discovering its past
Sept – Rhine in Flames Spectacular 10 nights – Meander along the Rhine before seeing it come alive during a spectacular evening on the river
Sept – Swiss Magic 18 nights – Enjoy the very best of Switzerland’s Mountains, Lakes, Glaciers and Waterfalls
Sept/Oct – Romania & Bulgaria 30 nights – From Dracula to Ceausescu adventure through these two eastern European countries before too many others discover their charms. Now Fully Booked – space on reserve list available
Bookings for any tour can be made on our website or by email/telephone. For available tours that you have decided you would like to join send us your reservation as space on a number of tours is now becoming limited. Also at any stage if there is anything you would like to ask about a tour feel free to contact us.
If a tour is fully booked and indicated as having space available on the reserve list you may place your name here by sending us an email, to be offered a place should a cancellation come about.
Looking ahead, details of our 70 night Canary Islands tour starting January 2018 will soon be available and emailed to those who have pre-registered interest in the tour. If there is any availability after this full details of the tour will be included on our website.
Pre-registering your interest in future tours is the way of having first refusal of a place on a tour before it is made generally available. To register your interest in any tour you see listed on our 2016 tour page as being available in 2018 drop us a simple email and we’ll do this for you.
For those who have a satellite dish on their motorhome you will probably be aware the Astra 2 beam (which the British TV channels are broadcast on) is now transmitted with a much narrower footprint meaning the signal is lost sooner once travelling on the continent. On our recent Sicily tour however, Sky News and Sky subscription channels where still picked up by one motorhome with a high quality 80cm dish. An alternative for smaller dishes, if you wish to receive some news channels in English is to tune your dish into Astra 1 (used by the German TV channels) as here there are a number of news channels in English, including Sky News International which is the same as Sky News at home but without the adverts and BBC World, which as well as containing news every half an hour also shows BBC documentary style programmes. The Astra 1 footprint is much wider than the Astra 2 so is easily received across most of continental Europe.
We look forward to soon escorting you and your motorhome to some great places across Europe and beyond.
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Joan & Martin Your GB Motorhome Tours team