Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
October and some new specially designed socially distanced tours have recently come to an end. Over the last month, two GB Motorhome Tours have been taking place, both of these being newly and specifically designed to meet touring requirements within the current environment of Coronavirus. With both tours being socially distanced, they provided comfortable opportunities for travel whilst offering the maximum level of safe social participation between tour members.
The UK Flamingos to Fossils tour saw participants travel from Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, along the North Somerset coast and across Exmoor to finish on the Jurassic south coast. The weather was exceptionally kind throughout, allowing the outdoors to be enjoyed in full.
Thank you to Iain and Sue Munro for supplying the above photo. Some customer reviews from the UK Flamingos to Fossils tour.
‘This is our first holiday with GB Motorhome Tours. We have enjoyed all the campsites and places of interest. We must complement our hosts, Liz and David who have made us feel very welcome and have been there at all times to help and guide us. It has been very challenging for them with the Covid changing daily. However, Liz came up with solutions every time.’ – Rita and Peter Barnard
‘This tour was completely different to all our previous GB holidays but still proved to be most enjoyable. Liz and Dave went out of their way to make the trip successful and we have thoroughly enjoyed it.’ – Iain and Sue Munro
‘Our tour directors Liz and David were continually supportive, finding out local places of interest, buses and eateries and especially parking facilities for motorhomes.’ – Chris and Wendy Farrer
The other trip to recently be completed was the Coastal Ireland tour. This saw participants enjoy almost the entire coastline of Ireland, including travelling much of the Wild Atlantic Way, throughout both Northern Ireland and the Republic. Again the tour was fully socially distanced allowing comfortable touring arrangements for all. The Coastal Ireland tour also enjoyed great weather and many stunning campsite locations.
Some customer reviews from the Coastal Ireland tour.
‘A quality tour arranged at very short notice. Some very good campsites found in the most beautiful locations. Kevin and Nurcan, as always, superb tour leaders, knowledgeable and always on the ball. Good to have Ron and Sue with us as well, excellent suggestions from them for side trips.’ – Roy and Kath Tipping
‘We really enjoyed our time on the Coastal Ireland tour. Considering the difficult circumstances due to Covid-19 it was excellent, very well organised. We were able to eat group meals in some great restaurants and sample some foods specific to Ireland. The good weather was an added bonus. Thank you Nurcan and Kevin, we are so pleased we joined with GB Motorhome Tours, keep up the good work.’ – Jill and David Earwaker
‘A different tour with the restrictions, but GB pulled out all the stops to make another great adventure. Thank you Kevin and Nurcan.’ – Carolyn and Roger Metcalfe
‘Was the last minute decision to join the GB Coastal Ireland tour a good one? Definitely YES! Travelling around Ireland we were able to appreciate the very varied, dramatic and interesting scenery, knowing that our concerns with the Covid problems and restrictions was being looked after by Kevin and Nurcan in their usual very capable and relaxed manner. Many thanks for another very enjoyable trip.’ – Stuart and Carol May
Both the UK Flamingos to Fossils and the Coastal Ireland tours were replacements for cancelled foreign tours. All of us at GB Motorhome Tours fully understands the disappointment cancelling tours creates and is something that has never been undertaken previous to this year. It is not something we will do lightly, but we will also only travel when it is safe and sensible to do so. GB Motorhome Tours is a very flexible tour operator, so when forced to cancel tours will always try to offer some alternative options to save peoples holidays.
GB Motorhome Tours is continuing to monitor all aspects of travel in these current and very changeable times. This is to monitor the impact restrictions may have on our December Magical Amsterdam Christmas Lights tour and the Switzerland for New Year tour, whilst additionally keeping a longer term eye on how travel may be for next spring onwards. We are also monitoring closely how travel over the winter may look, with a view to trying to offer an opportunity to tour in warmer climates throughout the early months of 2021. If you are interested in trying to get away over the winter, click on the link below to register your interest in any potential tours we can offer. Those with registered interest will automatically receive advance notification of any new tours for this winter and have first opportunity of reserving a place. To register your interest send us a simple email requesting this and we will look after things from there.
With winter approaching and particularly in these times of restricted travel, if you will not be using your motorhome for a period of time remember to drain down the water system to avoid any potential problems from freezing water tanks and pipes. How to do this is usually covered in your motorhome habitation manuals, or if in doubt give your motorhome dealer a call and they should be able to guide you. This should ensure when you come to next use your motorhome you will not encounter water system problems.
Throughout the winter the GB Motorhome Tours office remains fully open so feel free to contact us with anything you wish to ask about any tours.
We look forward to traveling with you soon.
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John