2014 /15 EDITION
CONTENTS

Escorted Tours with a difference	4-5
Your experts	6-7
Totally tailored for you	8-9
Finishing touches	10-11	

DES...
EXPERIENCES
THAT MOVE YOU
If you’ve ever dreamt of trying something a little different, then you’ll discover
a whole new h...
4

Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
ESCORTED TOURS
WITH A DIFFERENCE
Our Escorted Motorhome Tours are all about showing you the world
with freedom. We’ll take...
YOUR EXPERTS
KNOWLEDGEABLE TOUR ESCORTS
Our Tour Escorts are an invaluable part of your holiday. They are all experienced ...
THE SPECIALISTS
ENJOY AN EXPERTLY PLANNED HOLIDAY
When you arrange your holiday with us you’ll know you’re
in the hands of...
TAILORED FOR YOU
If you’d prefer not to be tied to a set itinerary
or within a group, then our tailor-made service
offers ...
MAKING THE MOST OF OUR SERVICE
Gather inspiration from our brochure,
website and Travel Specialists.
Use our expertise to ...
FINISHING TOUCHES
Whether you’re joining a tour, or tailor-making your own trip, we’ve got a
great range of finishing touc...
For the latest information click here

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USA
The USA is full of adventure, made even more enjoyable by the traditional
American hospitality you’ll be greeted with ...
ESCORTED TOURS 14
TOTALLY TAILORED 19

13
37 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

WESTERN ADVENTURE
Take in the best of the west with Tour Escorts David and Marian.
Enjoying the natu...
HOLIDAY REF: UST01
DATES 	 September - 15 October 2014
9
	

8 September - 14 October 2015

GUIDE PRICE From £3,900 per per...
18 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

CALIFORNIA DREAMING
A great tour for first time visitors to America. Travel with David and Marian di...
HOLIDAY REF: UST02
DATE 14 - 31 October 2014
GUIDE PRICE From £2,695 per person
TOUR ESCORTS David and Marian Copp
TOTAL D...
OUR MOTORHOMES – USA
Whilst you can hire smaller RV’s, motorhomes in the USA are generally known for being
big. But don’t ...
TOTALLY TAILORED
If you’d prefer to plan your own holiday to the USA, then our
tailor-made service provides the perfect so...
BE INSPIRED

FLORIDA’S BEACHES AND THE KEYS
1,200 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE

THE GREAT LAKES
1,300 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE

DAYS 1 - 2 F...
MOUNT BLUE
BAR
HARBOUR

MAINE
VERMONT

BETHLEHEM

WHITE RIVER
VALLEY

NEW HAMPSHIRE

SALISBURY
BEACH

ARLINGTON

MASSACHUS...
CANADA
Canada is brimming with spectacular natural beauty. The soaring
mountains, surrounded by majestic forests, lakes an...
ESCORTED TOURS 24
TOTALLY TAILORED 29

23
22 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

BRITISH COLUMBIA AND
THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
Join Tour Escorts Geoff and Jennie on a true Canadian adve...
HOLIDAY REF: CAT01
DATES 15 May - 4 June 2014 and 14 May - 3 June 2015

PRICE From £2,950 per person
HOLIDAY REF: CAT02
DA...
21 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

EASTERN EXPLORER
Explore Canada’s eastern side with Tour Escorts Barbara and Nelson, travelling from...
HOLIDAY REF: CAT04
DATES 	1 - 21 September 2014
	

6 - 26 September 2015

GUIDE PRICE From £2,950 per person
TOUR ESCORTS ...
OUR MOTORHOMES – CANADA
Canada is a big country with big roads, so it goes without saying that ‘big is best’ when it
comes...
TOTALLY TAILORED
If you’d prefer to plan your own holiday to Canada, then our
tailor-made service provides the perfect sol...
BE INSPIRED

NOVA SCOTIA
1,400 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE
DAYS 1 - 2 Fly from London to Halifax and spend

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Thi...
YUKON AND ALASKA
400 MILE 16 DAY ROUTE
DAY 1 Fly to Whitehorse via Vancouver and stay in a Whitehorse

hotel. Alternativel...
SOUTHERN AFRICA
Beautiful open spaces and captivating wildlife await you in this Rainbow Nation,
where you’ll enjoy world-...
ESCORTED TOURS 34
TOTALLY TAILORED 39

33
26 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

SOUTH AFRICA
Join Tour Escorts Pat and Alan on a journey to where the wild
things are, on our specta...
HOLIDAY REF: SAT01
DATES 	12 October – 6 November 2014
	

11 October – 5 November 2015

GUIDE PRICE From £3,995 per person...
SOUTHERN
AFRICA DISCOVERY

38 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Join Tour Escorts Pat and Alan on a journey through the enchanting four
c...
HOLIDAY REF: SDT01
DATES 	12 November - 18 December 2014
	

20 February - 29 March 2015

GUIDE PRICE From £5,250 per perso...
OUR MOTORHOMES
– SOUTHERN AFRICA
Motorhomes in Southern Africa tend to be hand-made and built
to last on some of the more ...
TOTALLY TAILORED
If you’d prefer to plan your own holiday to Southern Africa, then
our tailor-made service provides the pe...
BE INSPIRED

KRUGER AND THE BATTLEFIELDS
1,300 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE
DAYS 1 - 2 Fly to Johannesburg, then pick up your motorho...
THE GARDEN ROUTE
900 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE
DAYS 1 - 2 Fly overnight to Cape Town, then pick up your motorhome
and get your fir...
NEW ZEALAND
With mile after mile of open roads, New Zealand is a motorhomer’s dream at any
time of year. Filled with spect...
ESCORTED TOURS 44
TOTALLY TAILORED 49

43
24 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

NEW ZEALAND
HIGHLIGHTS
Enjoy the highlights of New Zealand with Tour Escorts
Arthur and Carol, explo...
HOLIDAY REF: NZT01
DATES 	 - 29 October 2014
6
5 - 28 October 2015

GUIDE PRICE From £3,560 per person
TOUR ESCORTS Arthur...
34 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

NEW ZEALAND
DAYS 21 - 22
Venture to the Land of the Long White Cloud with Pam and Norman, where
you’...
HOLIDAY REF: NZT02
DATES 2014 fully booked
	

23 February - 28 March 2015

GUIDE PRICE From £5,600 per person
TOUR ESCORTS...
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition
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If you've ever dreamt of trying something a little different, then you'll discover a whole new holidaying experience on a fly-drive adventure with Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays. Join one of our group tours and get up close to nature's wonders with the help of experienced Tour Escorts. Or for a more individual approach, use the thoughtful planning of our Travel Specialists to tailor-make your own journey of a lifetime to anywhere your heart desires - you don't need your own vehicle, just the passion to try something excitingly different.

As we're part of the Camping and Caravanning Club you're in safe hands. Our heritage dates back to 1901 so you can trust in our expertise and service to take care of you every step of the way. Your money is completely safe too thanks to ATOL and ABTA protection - this often isn't the case if you make your travel arrangements independently.

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Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays From the Camping and Caravanning Club 2014/15 Edition

  1. 1. 2014 /15 EDITION
  2. 2. CONTENTS Escorted Tours with a difference 4-5 Your experts 6-7 Totally tailored for you 8-9 Finishing touches 10-11 DESTINATIONS USA About the USA 12-13 Western Adventure tour 14-15 California Dreaming tour 16-17 Totally tailored USA 18-21 CANADA About Canada 22-23 British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies tour 24-25 Eastern Explorer tour 26-27 Totally tailored Canada 28-31 SOUTHERN AFRICA About Southern Africa 32-33 South Africa tour 34-35 Southern Africa Discovery tour 36-37 Totally tailored South Africa 38-41 NEW ZEALAND About New Zealand 42-43 New Zealand Highlights tour 44-45 New Zealand tour 46-47 Totally tailored New Zealand 48-51 ARGENTINA About Argentina 52-53 Argentina tour 54-55 AUSTRALIA About Australia 56-57 Totally tailored Australia 58-61 Essential information 62-67
  3. 3. EXPERIENCES THAT MOVE YOU If you’ve ever dreamt of trying something a little different, then you’ll discover a whole new holidaying experience on a fly-drive adventure with Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays. Join one of our group tours and get up close to nature’s wonders with the help of experienced Tour Escorts. Or for a more individual approach, use the thoughtful planning of our Travel Specialists to tailor-make your own journey of a lifetime to anywhere your heart desires - you don’t need your own vehicle, just the passion to try something excitingly different. As we’re part of the Camping and Caravanning Club you’re really in safe hands. Our heritage dates back to 1901 so you can trust in our expertise and service to take care of you every step of the way. Your money is completely safe too thanks to our ATOL and ABTA protection - this often isn’t the case if you make your travel arrangements independently. Accreditations: Our thanks to Mike Brankin and all our Tour Escorts for providing some of the photography used within this brochure. Escorted Tours As our holidays are arranged over 12 months in advance all prices shown are as a guide only. To secure your place simply pay a deposit. You’ll then be advised of the exact cost and dates as soon as flight prices for your holiday become available, with the option to make any cancellations or amendments at that time should there be a significant difference. All tours are also subject to a minimum number of units participating. 0845 numbers Calls to 0845 numbers in this brochure are charged at local rate from UK landlines, calls from mobiles may be higher so you may wish to check with your service provider. Published October 2013 by Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays, part of The Camping and Caravanning Club, Greenfields House, Westwood Way, Coventry, CV4 8JH
  4. 4. 4 Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  5. 5. ESCORTED TOURS WITH A DIFFERENCE Our Escorted Motorhome Tours are all about showing you the world with freedom. We’ll take you on a true journey of discovery, venturing off the tourist trail to lesser-known places, where you can become fully immersed in local culture and tradition. All with the help of experienced Tour Escorts who are on hand to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. EXPERIENCES THAT MOVE YOU You’ll always remember the first time you travel with us. It soon becomes clear that our motorhome holidays aren’t like other Escorted Tours – you won’t be spending all your time in a group, or travelling in convoy. In fact, you’ll have complete freedom to roam and uncover new places, taking in the open roads and beautiful scenery at your own pace. And as your ‘hotel’ will be on the journey with you, you can simply relax and unpack as you take your time exploring. ON EACH OF OUR HOLIDAYS YOU’LL... Find everything is taken care of for you. We’ll arrange all your flights, motorhome hire, campsite reservations, hotel accommodation and any extras you might need. Benefit from our Tour Escorts wealth of knowledge, helping you to discover areas that you might otherwise miss and see and do far more than you would ever manage alone. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having experienced Tour Escorts on hand who are seasoned travellers within the country you are visiting. Be in the company of like-minded people, so whether you’re travelling as a couple or single traveller, or a party of 3-4 you can enjoy the social side of touring and make good friends along the way. Have the chance to share experiences and pick up touring tips with your fellow travellers. Be accompanied by a day book containing maps and routes, along with places of interest that you might like to explore during your holiday, making it easy for you to enjoy your trip. Have the certainty of knowing that your campsite pitch will be ready and waiting for you at the end of each day. For the latest information click here 5
  6. 6. YOUR EXPERTS KNOWLEDGEABLE TOUR ESCORTS Our Tour Escorts are an invaluable part of your holiday. They are all experienced travellers with a personal interest in the destinations we visit and each enjoy sharing their wealth of knowledge to bring the tour to life. They will provide useful tips for getting you off the tourist trail to lesserknown places, enhancing your journey along the way with their local expertise. Your Tour Escorts will be there for you right from the start, helping you to settle in and meet your fellow travellers. They will remain on hand throughout your holiday to ensure every aspect runs smoothly, sharing insider knowledge and organising optional excursions, so you can get stuck in to enjoying your adventure, whilst knowing that help is on hand if you need it. NELSON AND BARBARA LACEY CAROL AND ARTHUR LANCASTER Country: Canada Tour: Eastern Explorer Country: New Zealand Tour: New Zealand Highlights MARIAN AND DAVID COPP JENNIE AND GEOFF DAWSON Country: USA Tours: Western Adventure, California Dreaming Country: Canada Tour: British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies PAM AND NORMAN WHITAKER ALAN AND PAT GADD Country: New Zealand Tour: New Zealand Country: Southern Africa Tours: South Africa, Southern Africa Discovery MEET THE EXPERTS As well as leading tours, our Tour Escorts can be found at various events throughout the year. Come along and enjoy their presentations on the fantastic destinations we visit, as well as meeting our Travel Specialists: The Caravan and Motorhome Show, Manchester 23 – 26 January 2014 The Spring Caravan and Camping Show, NEC, Birmingham 18 – 23 February 2014 Worldwide Event Days, Coventry July 2014 The Motorhome and Caravan Show, NEC, Birmingham October 2014 6 Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  7. 7. THE SPECIALISTS ENJOY AN EXPERTLY PLANNED HOLIDAY When you arrange your holiday with us you’ll know you’re in the hands of experts – whether you want to join one of our Escorted Tours, or are looking for a tailor-made quotation, we’re here to take care of everything for you. Each of our Travel Specialists is passionate about travel and undertakes extensive research trips to the destinations we offer, along with regular industry training to earn their ‘Specialist’ status. Working with regional and national tourist authorities, they keep up to date with the latest travel news to ensure you get the best advice. KATH IN CANADA OUR SERVICE: You’ll have your own dedicated Travel Specialist to assist you with planning your holiday from start to finish. We’ll work within your time and budget requirements to make sure you get the most from your holiday. As each Travel Specialist has first hand experience exploring the destinations, we know exactly how to tailor your trip perfectly. We’ll use our longstanding relationships with the motorhome companies, airlines and hotels to ensure you get good value for money. You’ll receive a personalised quotation that details all your holiday arrangements. If you prefer to discuss your plans face to face, simply call to arrange an appointment at our Coventry headquarters. LISA IN NEW ZEALAND CONTACT US To speak to a Travel Specialist call 0845 601 0905 SUE IN CHICAGO For the latest information click here 7
  8. 8. TAILORED FOR YOU If you’d prefer not to be tied to a set itinerary or within a group, then our tailor-made service offers the perfect solution for individual travellers. Our Travel Specialists will plan your holiday to suit your needs, incorporating all the places you want to explore. While our tours run to the most popular destinations, our tailor-made service is unlimited, meaning we can arrange your holiday and motorhome hire in any country of your choice. Simply tell us where you want to go and for how long and we’ll create you a personalised quotation and itinerary, taking in the areas you’d like to visit. Travel at your own speed; see the places of interest to you, at a time you want to go. We want your memories to be ones you’ll cherish forever, so our Travel Specialists are 8 always happy to offer advice and suggestions on things to see and do while you’re away. Each has first-hand knowledge of many worldwide destinations, so you’ll know you’re getting an itinerary created by experts, tailored just for you. If you’re looking for inspiration with planning your own holiday we’ve provided some example routes throughout the brochure, to help inspire you. We’ve also got a great range of add-ons you can include as part of your trip to make it extra special. Tailor-made means just that – so even if you simply want to book a flight or a stopover, our Travel Specialists will be happy to arrange it for you. By booking through us you’ll also be protected by our ATOL bonding, which is often not the case if you go direct. Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  9. 9. MAKING THE MOST OF OUR SERVICE Gather inspiration from our brochure, website and Travel Specialists. Use our expertise to get answers to any questions you have, whether you’re still in the early planning stages, or know exactly when and where you want to go. Let our Travel Specialists tailor your full holiday package, or simply book your flights or motorhome hire through us. Receive a personalised quotation and your own unique itinerary, which you can then discuss or amend until you’re fully happy. For the latest information click here 9
  10. 10. FINISHING TOUCHES Whether you’re joining a tour, or tailor-making your own trip, we’ve got a great range of finishing touches to help make your holiday extra special. You can upgrade your flights; add in a mini cruise, beach stopover, or perhaps a rail journey, for even more once in a lifetime memories. HOLIDAY ADD-ONS Relax en route to New Zealand on a leisurely beach stopover in Fiji, Samoa or the Cook Islands. Buy tickets for the Calgary Stampede and join in the excitement of a genuine rodeo. Take a train ride on Canada’s famous Rocky Mountaineer to see the countries legendary landscapes. Enjoy an exciting helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Explore the Australian outback, or enjoy the spectacular wildlife of Kruger National Park in a hot air balloon. Take timeout by booking into a luxury hotel. Cruise to Alaska enjoying the glaciers, whales and other amazing sights of the Inside Passage. Book a guided tour of Los Angeles to walk in the footsteps of the stars. Take in any extra location by adding stopover flights with major airlines, include rail journeys, boat trips, car hire, city tours and much more… UPGRADES AND EXTRAS Flight Upgrades – treat yourself to a higher level of comfort Airport Lounge Pass – relax in style while you await your flight Airport Parking – let us arrange secure parking for your vehicle Pre or post flight hotels – stay close to the airport for your convenience Worldwide insurance – our comprehensive multi-trip policies offer up to 91 days cover We’ll arrange your whole trip, organising all the extras so they fit together seamlessly. Everything will be confirmed before you travel, giving you something really special to look forward to – speak to our Travel Specialists to find out more. 10 Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  11. 11. For the latest information click here 11
  12. 12. USA The USA is full of adventure, made even more enjoyable by the traditional American hospitality you’ll be greeted with along the way. With a reputation for being the land of ‘super-sized,’ the large open roads offer a warm welcome that feels familiar but excitingly foreign at the same time. There’s so much to do in western America. Take a trip along California’s orange groves, embrace the glitz of Hollywood, or leave your heart in San Francisco. Take in the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, where glamour and extravagance reign, or perhaps indulge in a luxury spa and sample fine cuisine by world-renowned chefs. Out of the cities you can marvel at the vastness of the Grand Canyon, or soak up the sheer wonder of the Yosemite National Park with the world’s largest redwood trees, before making your own iconic road trip along the legendary Route 66. In the east you can wonder at New England in the falls, as the vibrant autumnal foliage lines your way through the Catskill Mountains. Stop off in the bustling metropolis of New York or Boston or Washington DC for real city treats, or get up close and feel the spray of the falls at thundering Niagara. DRIVING IN AMERICA America has an excellent highway system making it easier to cross vast distances from state to state. You’ll drive on the right, but find it comes easily as there are no roundabouts. 12
  13. 13. ESCORTED TOURS 14 TOTALLY TAILORED 19 13
  14. 14. 37 DAY ESCORTED TOUR WESTERN ADVENTURE Take in the best of the west with Tour Escorts David and Marian. Enjoying the natural wonders of western America’s National Parks and spectacular scenery. DAYS 1 - 2 Fly from London to Las Vegas where you’ll meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a meal in the company of your fellow travellers and the bright lights of Las Vegas. 2 nights Las Vegas hotel. DAY 3 Pick up your motorhome, stock up on provisions and familiarise yourself with your vehicle at a Las Vegas campsite. Overnight Las Vegas campsite. DAYS 4 - 5 Drive to breathtaking Zion National Park, Utah, (103 miles) where iron oxide has coloured the sandstone myriad of red, while more natural white or ochre shades remain in various other strata. 2 nights Zion campsite. DAYS 6 - 7 Travel to Bryce Canyon (83 miles), just one of many canyons that form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheatres – see the hoodoos, the bizarre colourful rock formations. 2 Nights Bryce Canyon campsite. DAYS 8 - 9 Travel to Salt Lake City (273 miles) including a guided tour of the city with lunch at Brigham Young’s House and admission to the Pioneer Heritage Village. 2 nights Salt Lake City campsite. DAY 10 Travel to Bear Lake (122 miles), known locally as the Caribbean of the North for its unique turquoise-blue colour. Overnight Bear Lake campsite. DAYS 14 - 15 Look out for the cowboys as we exit the Park and head east to Cody (78 miles), home to Buffalo Bill. 2 nights Cody campsite. DAY 16 Enjoy a scenic drive as we continue through Wyoming to Buffalo (182 miles) in the Big Horn Mountain range. Overnight Buffalo campsite. DAYS 17 - 18 Cross the border into South Dakota and head for Hill City (195 miles), close to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and its Native American counterpart, Crazy Horse Monument. 2 nights Hill City campsite. DAY 19 Head into Wyoming and travel to Douglas (172 miles) near Fort Laramie, a famous fort on the road west. Call in at the Mammoth Hot Springs Centre. Overnight Douglas campsite. DAY 20 Travel into Colorado to Golden (223 miles) on the outskirts of Denver. Overnight Golden campsite. DAYS 21 - 22 Continue south to Colorado Springs (154 miles) where a visit to the Garden of the Gods is a must for an explanation of the origins of the Red Rocks. 2 nights Colorado Springs campsite. DAY 27 Drive to Monument Valley, Utah (147 miles), where we have organised a truck tour to view the sights made famous in many a western movie. Overnight Monument Valley campsite. DAYS 28 - 29 Moving on to Lake Powell, Arizona (135 miles), where you can marvel at the Glen Canyon Dam which has created the second largest manmade lake in the United States. Included is a boat excursion on Lake Powell to see Rainbow Bridge the largest natural bridge in the world. 2 nights Lake Powell campsite. DAYS 30 - 31 Travel to Grand Canyon National Park (146 miles) and be prepared to be amazed by this dramatic canyon, with the Colorado River at its base. 2 nights Grand Canyon campsite. DAYS 32 - 33 Drive the famous Route 66 as we head to Sedona (115 miles), famous for its red rocks where we will have a jeep excursion into the hills and enjoy a western style cookout. 2 nights Sedona campsite. DAY 34 Continue along Route 66 to Kingman (191 miles). Overnight Kingman campsite. DAY 35 Travel to Alamosa (191 miles) with time to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park. Overnight Alamosa campsite. Complete the loop and return to Las Vegas (101 miles) where we will enjoy a farewell meal to say goodbye to your fellow travellers. Overnight Las Vegas campsite. Continue north into Grand Teton National Park (161 miles) with its majestic mountains, pristine lakes and extraordinary wildlife. Overnight Jackson Hole campsite. DAYS 24 - 25 DAYS 36 DAYS 12 - 13 DAY 26 DAY 11 Time to explore the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park with its geysers, hot springs and wide variety of wildlife (217 miles). 2 nights Yellowstone campsites. 14 DAY 23 Continue west to Durango (153 miles) where you can travel on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. 2 nights Durango campsite. Return your vehicle and transfer to the airport for the evening flight to London DAYS 37 Arrive in London. This ends the tour travel arrangements. Travel to Mesa Verde National Park (48 miles), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which houses some of the bestpreserved cliff dwellings in the world. Overnight Mesa Verde campsite. Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  15. 15. HOLIDAY REF: UST01 DATES September - 15 October 2014 9 8 September - 14 October 2015 GUIDE PRICE From £3,900 per person TOUR ESCORTS David and Marian Copp TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 3,600 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 24 units TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Two nights hotel stay in Las Vegas Visit seven National Parks Zion and Bryce Canyon Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Grand Teton, Mesa Verde and Great Sand Dunes Jeep tour and BBQ in Sedona Salt Lake City and Lake Powell excursions Welcome and farewell meals in Las Vegas WHAT’S INCLUDED The services of experienced Tour Escorts Return standard flights (London to Las Vegas) All airport taxes 34 days 5-berth motorhome hire with 4,000 mileage allowance (extra mileage chargeable) VIP vehicle insurance (Excess $1000) Two personal and one motorhome convenience kits Full propane tank Unlimited generator usage and camp chairs 33 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Two nights hotel accommodation in Las Vegas on a room only basis Transfers (as stated) Salt Lake City excursion Sedona jeep excursion Lake Powell excursion Monument Valley excursion Welcome and farewell meals Tour daybook Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Enhance your flight with an upgrade Add in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions EXCLUSIONS Upgrade your motorhome for extra space YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK CODY IDAHO BUFFALO JACKSON HILL CITY WYOMING BEAR LAKE NEVADA DOUGLAS Personal insurance – please ask for a quote Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas Meals and drinks (unless stated) Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) Road tolls Personal expenditure, tips etc Park entry fees (approx. £50) Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request TOUR DAYBOOK SALT LAKE CITY GOLDEN ZION BRYCE CANYON LAS VEGAS DURANGO ARIZONA LAKE POWELL GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK KINGMAN SEDONA Your personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursions en route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento COLORADO SPRINGS CAMPSITES COLORADO UTAH MESA VERDE ALAMOSA NEW MEXICO To stay in the best locations you’ll experience a variety of different campsites. These will range from full facility sites to simple National Park campgrounds, with or without hook-ups or wash blocks For the latest information on USA click here 15
  16. 16. 18 DAY ESCORTED TOUR CALIFORNIA DREAMING A great tour for first time visitors to America. Travel with David and Marian discovering the highlights of California. Take in the outstanding natural beauty of Yosemite National Park, the bright lights of Las Vegas and dip into the beach life enjoyed by the Californians as you drive along the Big Sur coastal road. DAY 1 Fly from London to Las Vegas, meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome meal in the company of your fellow travellers. Overnight Las Vegas Hotel. DAY 2 Viva Las Vegas as you have a free day to get over the flight – take in a show or simply breathe in the atmosphere of this lively city. Overnight Las Vegas hotel. DAY 3 Pick up your motorhome, stock up on supplies and take the short drive to a Las Vegas campsite. (12 miles). Overnight Las Vegas campsite. DAY 4 Drive through Death Valley as we head into California to Lone Pine (223 miles). Overnight Lone Pine campsite. DAY 5 Take the spectacular Tioga Pass into Yosemite National Park and get your first view of Half Dome, El Capitan and Sentinel Rock (196 miles). Overnight Yosemite campsite. DAY 6 You will be picked up from the campsite and taken on a full day coach excursion to Yosemite when a local guide will take you to the amazing sights around the Park and inform you of the history of America’s first National Park. Overnight Yosemite campsite. DAY 7 Continue to San Francisco (196 miles) – one of those cities that need no 16 introduction and enjoys international renown for everything from sightseeing to shopping to entertainment. Overnight San Francisco campsite. DAY 8 Free day to explore San Francisco. Why not take a cruise out to Alcatraz? Be sure to take a trip on one of the tramways up and down the famous San Francisco hills. Overnight San Francisco campsite. DAY 9 Leave the big city and head along the coast on State Highway 1 – one of America’s most famous roads – the Big Sur and look out on the Pacific Ocean. Pass through Monterey and Carmel, whose former mayors include Clint Eastwood (147 miles). Overnight Big Sur campsite. DAY 10 Continue along the coast to San Luis Obispo (107 miles). Call in at Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark, built for the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Overnight San Luis Obispo campsite. DAY 11 Time to get a real taste of the Californian dream as we head to Malibu Beach, home to many movie stars and famous for its fantastic beaches (160 miles). Overnight Malibu Beach Campground. DAY 12 Why not take a day just lazing on the beach – if you have ever fancied trying windsurfing, this is the place to be. Overnight Malibu Beach campground. DAY 13 Pass through Los Angeles to San Diego (154 miles) where the San Diego Seaworld, the Dan Diego zoo or the San Diego Museum of Art, where you can enjoy the works of Henry Moore and David Smith, are highly recommended. Overnight San Diego campsite. DAY 14 Another free day to either relax on the beach or take in some more of San Diego’s great attractions. You may even want to take a trip into Mexico and sample the rhythm of Tijuana (not possible by motorhome). Overnight San Diego campsite. DAY 15 A change of scene but an equally nice beach as we head to Newport Beach near to Back Bay Nature Reserve (86 miles). Giant Blue and Finback whales have become regular visitors to this section of California’s coast and whale watching trips are organised in Newport Beach. DAY 16 Today we will have a full day excursion to Los Angeles including Hollywood, Beverley Hills and the Farmer’s Market. DAY 17 A short drive (33 miles) back to Los Angeles to return your motorhome and take the evening flight to London. DAY 18 Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements. Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  17. 17. HOLIDAY REF: UST02 DATE 14 - 31 October 2014 GUIDE PRICE From £2,695 per person TOUR ESCORTS David and Marian Copp TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 1,500 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 24 units TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Two nights hotel stay in Las Vegas. Guided tour of Yosemite National Park San Francisco and San Diego A drive along the Big Sur on California’s State Highway 1 Guided tour of Los Angeles Welcome and farewell meals WHAT’S INCLUDED The services of experienced Tour Escorts Return standard flights (London to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to London) All airport taxes 15 days 5-berth motorhome hire with 3,500 mileage allowance (extra mileage chargeable) VIP vehicle insurance (Excess $1000) Two personal and one motorhome convenience kits Full propane tank Unlimited generator usage and camp chairs 14 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Two nights hotel accommodation in Las Vegas on a room only basis Transfers (as stated) Yosemite excursion Welcome and farewell meals Tour daybook Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Enhance your flight with an upgrade Add in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions Upgrade your motorhome for extra space SAN FRANCISCO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK NEVADA BIG SUR CALIFORNIA Personal insurance – please ask for a quote Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas Meals and drinks (unless stated) Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) Road tolls Personal expenditure, tips etc Park entry fees (approx. £50) Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request TOUR DAYBOOK Your personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursions en route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento LONE PINE LAS VEGAS SAN LUIS OBISPO EXCLUSIONS CAMPSITES To stay in the best locations you’ll experience a variety of different campsites. These will range from full facility sites to simple National Park campgrounds, with or without hook-ups or wash blocks LOS ANGELES MALIBU BEACH NEWPORT BEACH SAN DIEGO THIS TOUR CAN BE COMBINED WITH OUR WESTERN ADVENTURE TOUR FOR EVEN MORE EXCITEMENT… For the latest information on USA click here 17
  18. 18. OUR MOTORHOMES – USA Whilst you can hire smaller RV’s, motorhomes in the USA are generally known for being big. But don’t be put off by size, they all have automatic transmission and are designed for cruising, so embrace the USA and choose the biggest motorhome you can afford. As the roads are built for the larger vehicle, you’ll soon settle right in and will appreciate the extra room. Below are details of our most popular motorhome partners we use in the USA. All offer one-way rentals although there is usually a charge for this. Each rental package will include an inclusive mileage allowance, along with kitchen and personal kits as standard. CRUISE AMERICA Cruise America has rental depots spread across the United States including Alaska. With entry level prices it offers three types of vehicle: The 19ft compact, along with two standard models at 25ft and 30ft. Airport transfers are available with early bird bookings. EL MONTE RV El Monte has 15 rental depots spread across America in all the major gateways. It offers a range of vehicles starting at 22ft, moving up to 25ft, 28ft and 31ft units with slideouts, all the way up to their A-Class motorhome. Complementary airport transfers are offered as standard. APOLLO RV Apollo has rental depots in four of America’s western gateways. Vehicles include a 22ft compact 2-berth Tourer, a 22ft or 25ft 5-berth unit, two versions of their 27ft vehicle and a 31ft Elite Traveller - the largest vehicle in their range. Airport transfers are not offered. Apollo also has a sister brand, Star RV, providing premium grade motorhomes and service. ROAD BEAR RV Road Bear has rental depots in five cities. They offer top of the range motorhomes and pride themselves on the quality of their vehicles. There are five different vehicle types ranging from a 23ft C-class model all the way to a 32ft A-Class model. Complementary transfers to the airport and nearby hotels are offered as standard. Our Travel Specialists will be happy to help you select the right vehicle for your needs; you can also visit our website for more information on our other motorhome partners and vehicle layouts. 18 Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  19. 19. TOTALLY TAILORED If you’d prefer to plan your own holiday to the USA, then our tailor-made service provides the perfect solution. We want you to have an unforgettable time, so to help you with creating your trip we’ve put together a selection of example routes that showcase some of the best of this big country. BE INSPIRED If you’re looking for ideas, then our suggested routes, including group tour routes, are a great starting point. Simply tailor them to your requirements by adding or removing any locations you want to include or leave out – there are lots of additional places to see along the way, as well as pre-bookable excursions to make your trip completely unique. The vibrant lights of Las Vegas make it a great place to go for excitement. You can take in the sights at Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco and Mount Rushmore. Experience a breathtaking helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Join a Jeep tour of the red rocks around Sedona, or take in New York or Los Angeles – the choice is yours! HERE FOR YOU Whether you like to gather inspiration on your own, or prefer advice right from the start, our Travel Specialists are on hand to provide you with your own personalised quote, tailored exactly to your needs. Whatever you’re looking for, be it flights only, motorhome hire, overnight hotel stays, excursions, or simply just some advice on how to plan your route, we’re here to help you. For the latest information on USA click here 19
  20. 20. BE INSPIRED FLORIDA’S BEACHES AND THE KEYS 1,200 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE THE GREAT LAKES 1,300 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE DAYS 1 - 2 Fly to Miami, then spend two nights in a hotel while you explore the urban sights. DAY 3 Pick up your motorhome and drive along the Keys to Grassy Key, stocking up on supplies along the way. DAY 4 Cross the seven mile bridge on the way to Key West, the southernmost point on the Keys. DAY 5 Retrace your route north staying at Key Largo to see coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps. DAY 6 Leaving the Keys head into Everglades National Park, not a swamp as popularly pictured, but a vast river slowly flowing south west. DAY 7 Head north to Sanibel Island, via the Everglades and Big Cypress National Reserve. DAY 8 Continue onto Fort DeSoto Country Park where the beach has frequently won the America’s Best Beach Award. DAYS 9 - 10 No visit to Florida would be complete without DAYS 1 - 2 Fly to Chicago, then spend 2 nights in a hotel while you discover the Windy City – named after the hot air from Chicago politicians rather than the weather. DAY 3 Pick up your motorhome from Chicago and head to Coloma on the shores of Lake Michigan. DAYS 4 - 5 Travel to Detroit – Motor City, home of the American automobile industry and Motown Records. A visit to the Henry Ford Museum is highly recommended. DAYS 6 - 7 Cross the border into Canada to Toronto on Lake Ontario, visiting the Welland Canal linking Lake Eerie and Lake Ontario. DAYS 8 - 9 Take the short drive to Niagara Falls – best seen from the Canadian side. DAY 10 Travel back into the USA via Buffalo and head to Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. DAYS 11 - 12 Call in at Cedar Point Amusement Park, the self-proclaimed Roller Coaster Capital of the World, on your way to Toledo. a trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. DAY 13 Head back to Chicago. DAYS 11 - 12 Head east to visit Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Centre. DAY 14 Return your motorhome and fly back to London from Chicago. DAY 13 Take a leisurely drive along the coast, passing through BEST TIME TO TRAVEL Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to stay at Dania Beach. DAY 14 Return your motorhome to Miami and This route is best explored in the Summer months between June and September. catch your flight back to London. WALT DISNEY WORLD BEST TIME TO TRAVEL FORT DESOTO FORT PIERCE FLORIDA CANADA This is a good all-year-round route that can be made at any time of the year. MICHIGAN DETROIT CHICAGO COLOMA TOLEDO CLEVELAND SANIBEL ISLAND DANIA BEACH INDIANA OHIO MIAMI EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK KEY LARGO KEY WEST XX 20 TORONTO NIAGARA FALLS GRASSY KEY Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340 PENNSYLVANIA
  21. 21. MOUNT BLUE BAR HARBOUR MAINE VERMONT BETHLEHEM WHITE RIVER VALLEY NEW HAMPSHIRE SALISBURY BEACH ARLINGTON MASSACHUSETTS PLYMOUTH LAZY RIVER NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND CONNECTICUT SCUSSET BEACH PRESTON 1,600 MILE 14 DAY ROUTE NEW YORK DAYS 1 - 2 Fly to New York, then spend two nights in a hotel while you explore the world famous sights of America’s largest city. DAY 3 Pick up your motorhome and head past Long Island BEST TIME TO TRAVEL Take this route in autumn when you can see the famous foliage of New England in the Fall. Sound to Preston. Why not call in at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport where the flamboyant circus man was once mayor? DAY 4 You can stop at Mystic Seaport on your way to Scusset Beach State Reservation and admire the massive mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, on your way through. DAY 5 Take a peek at the Kennedy family’s private residence in Hyannis on your way to Plymouth, where the Mayflower landed the Pilgrims in 1620. You may want to extend your stay here in order to visit Boston, which can easily be reached by train. DAY 6 Head north to Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts, calling in at Salem, the site of the infamous 1692 witchcraft trials. DAY 7 Passing briefly through New Hampshire, travel to Maine and Bar Harbor along the dramatic and scenic Atlantic coastline. DAY 8 Heading inland, drive to Mount Blue State Park – moose are abundant but there are also black bear and coyotes. DAY 9 Back into New Hampshire and on to Vermont, where your destination is Bethlehem – admire the majestic scenery of Mount Washington, standing at 6,288 feet. DAY 10 Visit the famous Dartmouth College on your way down south to White River Valley. DAY 11 Travel to Arlington, where you can visit the Norman Rockwell Exhibition and see the covers he created for the Saturday Evening Post in the 1940’s and 1950’s. DAY 12 Travel back into New York State and stop off at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campsite in Lazy River. DAY 13 Return to New York, drop off your motorhome and catch your flight back to London. TOTALLY TAILORED We have lots of example routes to help you gather inspiration for your holiday. As each is unique, prices will vary depending on any extras you add in, the time of year you travel, the size of your party and your motorhome requirements. A guide price for a typical 20 day tailor-made motorhome holiday to the USA was £2,290 per person in 2013. Speak to our Travel Specialists for your own personalised quote, tailored to your exact needs. For the latest information on USA click here XX 21
  22. 22. CANADA Canada is brimming with spectacular natural beauty. The soaring mountains, surrounded by majestic forests, lakes and waterfalls, combine together to give you a warm and welcome feeling. Gaze at the wonderful grizzly bears or explore the vast wilderness and gold rush history of the Yukon. Visit the Rockies, one of the world’s greatest mountain ranges. Uncover hidden secrets in the valleys, peaks, glaciers, forests and falls, or take time out in cosmopolitan Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal or Québec, to add lashings of culture to your journey. Marvel at the great lakes – Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario and the thundering Horseshoe Falls of Niagara. Discover the Athabasca glacier aboard a SnoCoach and gaze upon Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy a relaxing tour around the Maritimes, the first-settler provinces of New Brunswick. Visit Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, with their vividly re-enacted colonial historic sites, or take the chance to view and maybe raft the world’s greatest tidal surge. DRIVING IN CANADA Canada offers an excellent highway system and road rules are similar to Europe making it easy to manoeuvre across its vast land. Vehicles drive on the right. 22
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  24. 24. 22 DAY ESCORTED TOUR BRITISH COLUMBIA AND THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Join Tour Escorts Geoff and Jennie on a true Canadian adventure, exploring one of the world’s greatest mountain ranges and stopping off to enjoy the must-see sights of this amazing country. DAY 1 Depart London Heathrow, flying to Vancouver. You are met on arrival and transferred to a Vancouver city centre hotel. Overnight Vancouver hotel. DAY 2 Breakfast followed by guided coach tour of Vancouver. Afternoon spent at leisure to explore Vancouver. Enjoy a panoramic welcome meal in the evening with your fellow campers. Overnight Vancouver hotel. DAYS 3 - 5 Breakfast, then transfer to the motorhome depot to pick up vehicles. Cross to Vancouver Island by ferry to the first campsite in Victoria, capital of British Columbia (BC) (42 miles driving). There’ll be a group get together for a campground barbecue. Two full days to explore this very ‘British’ city complete with doubledecker buses and traditional flowerfilled parks, as well as the Royal British Columbia Museum, Parliament Building and the surrounding area, including the lovely Butchart Gardens. Start collecting souvenirs, or catch a sea plane to go whale-watching. 3 nights Victoria campsite. DAY 6 Travel from Victoria to Nanaimo (72 miles), the second largest town on Vancouver Island, to take the ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Drive through Garibaldi Provincial Park to Whistler (69 miles), the famous ski resort. There are a number of good restaurants in the town. Overnight Whistler campsite. DAY 7 Icefield. Be sure to visit Miette Hot Springs and the Athabasca Falls. The lakes, mountains and glaciers of this region are truly awe-inspiring. 4 nights Jasper campsite. Leave behind the Garibaldi Provincial Park, to enjoy some splendid lakeside roads. Stop off at Joffre and Duffey Lakes, before heading east towards Kamloops (130 miles). Overnight Kamloops campsite. DAY 16 Time to move on, down the aweinspiring Icefields Parkway to Kootenay Plains (113 miles). Included is a trip on the SnoCoach onto the Athabasca Glacier, the largest icecap south of the Arctic Circle and north of the equator. Overnight Kootenay Plains campsite. DAYS 8 - 10 Drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Wells Gray Provincial Park (163 miles), one of BC’s largest at 540,000 hectares. There is plenty of time to explore the park, a vast wilderness of alpine meadows, mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, rivers, extinct volcanoes and waterfalls. Be sure also to visit Helmcken Falls, at 142m high one of the most amazing natural features in the Wells Gray Provincial Park. 3 nights Wells Gray Provincial Park campsite. DAYS 17 - 19 Explore the Yoho National Park. En route to Banff (113 miles) take in Lake Louise too – a stunning lake with a world-famous hotel. Enjoy Banff National Park, where helicopter trips, gondola rides and horse riding are all possible. On the final day you can explore Banff National Park; alternatively the great shopping in Banff provides a good opportunity to stock up with souvenirs. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Banff. 3 nights Banff campsite. DAY 11 Travel to Mt Robson Provincial Park (173 miles), home to 3,954m Mt Robson, the highest peak in the BC Rockies. From here on you may spot moose, mountain goats, mule, grizzly and black bears, deer, elk, marmots, chipmunks, caribou, squirrels, muskrats, beavers and up to 170 bird species. Overnight Mount Robson Provincial Park campsite. DAYS 20 - 21 Return your motorhome to the depot in Calgary (94 miles). Transfer from motorhome depot to Calgary airport. Overnight Evening flight from Calgary to London Heathrow, arriving in the morning. DAYS 12 - 15 Mt Robson to Jasper (54 miles) with time to visit Maligne Lake, the largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies. Two full days to explore Jasper and to get out into Jasper National Park – keep your eyes peeled for roaming wildlife! Take a gondola trip up to Whistler’s Mountain for views back to Mt Robson and south to the Columbia DAY 22 Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements. GLACIER BAY SKAGWAY JUNEAU CANADA TRACY ARM ALBERTA ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Extend your holiday with our Inside Passage cruise add-on (see opposite) KETCHIKAN ALASKA BRITISH COLUMBIA MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK JASPER ATHABASCA WELLS GRAY GLACIER PROVINCIAL PARK take a rail trip aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer and much more… Enhance your flight with an upgrade Add in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions. Upgrade to a 4 or 6-berth motorhome for extra space INSIDE PASSAGE VANCOUVER ISLAND WHISTLER HORSESHOE BAY NANAIMO 24 Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340 CALGARY VANCOUVER VICTORIA Map refers to cruise route CAT01 only BANFF KAMLOOPS USA
  25. 25. HOLIDAY REF: CAT01 DATES 15 May - 4 June 2014 and 14 May - 3 June 2015 PRICE From £2,950 per person HOLIDAY REF: CAT02 DATES 9 - 29 June 2014 and 8 June - 28 June 2015 PRICE From £3,190 per person TOUR ESCORTS Geoff and Jennie Dawson TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 1,030 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 25 units EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS City tour of Vancouver (free time built in) Vancouver Island by ferry via the beautiful Gulf Islands Springtime in the spectacular Rocky Mountains SnoCoach trip on the stunning Athabasca Glacier Welcome meal in a panoramic restaurant in Vancouver Farewell meal in Banff WHAT’S INCLUDED 22 DAY TOUR 7 NIGHT INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE DATE 6 - 14 May 2014 PRICE From £4,235 per person DATE 31 May - 8 June 2014 PRICE From £4,170 per person CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS The services of experienced Tour Escorts Return standard flights (London to Vancouver, returning Calgary to London) All airport taxes 18 days fully-equipped motorhome hire: May tour: 3-berth unit with 1,875 mileage allowance (extra mileage chargeable) and vehicle insurance (zero excess) June tour: 3-berth unit with 1,875 mileage allowance (extra mileage chargeable) and vehicle insurance (maximum excess CDN$750 for drivers over 24) Motorhome preparation fee and convenience kit Full propane tank Vancouver Island return ferry crossing Vancouver hotel accommodation for two nights (bed and breakfast based on two adults sharing) Half day guided city tour of Vancouver Campground barbeque in Victoria SnoCoach trip on Athabasca Glacier 17 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Transfers as stated Welcome meal in Vancouver Farewell meal in Banff Tour daybook Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome EXCLUSIONS Personal insurance – please ask for a quote Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas Meals and drinks (unless stated) Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) Road tolls and park entry fees (approx. £86) Personal expenditure, tips etc Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request TOUR DAYBOOK Your personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursions en route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento Vancouver-Alaska (USA) return, via the beautiful route between the west coast and the outlying islands A full day at sea each way cruising the Inside Passage Juneau – a town with no roads to anywhere else Ketchikan – known as the worlds’ salmon capital Skagway – historic boom town of the Klondike gold rush era (May cruise only) The Tracy Arm fjord (May cruise only) Hubbard Glacier (June cruise only) Day cruising to Hubbard Glacier (June cruise only) OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS Dog sledding Glacier helicopter trips Float plane trips over the Misty Fjords National Monument Whale watching Salmon feast World’s largest zipline Excursion availability is dependent on cruise chosen and can be booked and paid for along the way WHAT’S INCLUDED 7 night cruise on a full board basis Inside two-berth (twin/double) cabin based on two adults sharing 2 nights hotel accommodation in Vancouver on a room-only basis. May Cruise outbound flight 6 May. June Cruise outbound flight 31 May. Both London to Vancouver – returning with tour group Transfers between airport, hotel and harbour EXCLUSIONS Personal insurance – please ask for a quote Additional flight supplements Personal expenditure, tips etc Your cruise will not be accompanied by a Tour Escort Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request. ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Enhance your cruise experience with a cabin upgrade For the latest information on Canada click here 25
  26. 26. 21 DAY ESCORTED TOUR EASTERN EXPLORER Explore Canada’s eastern side with Tour Escorts Barbara and Nelson, travelling from Toronto and Niagara Falls, along the St. Lawrence Seaway to French-speaking Québec. DAY 1 Fly from London to Toronto where you will be met on arrival by your Tour Escorts and taken to a Toronto city centre hotel. Overnight Toronto hotel. DAY 2 Half day guided coach tour of Toronto. Afternoon spent at leisure to explore the city. Enjoy a welcome meal in the company of your fellow travellers. Overnight Toronto hotel. DAY 3 Breakfast then transfer to the motorhome depot to pick up vehicles. After stocking up on supplies drive the short distance (82 miles) to Awenda Provincial Park, located on Georgian Bay, 20 minutes northwest of Penetanguishene. Overnight Awenda campsite. DAY 4 Follow Georgian Bay to Killbear Provincial Park (101 miles). Keep an eye out for ‘erratics’ – these boulders have been carried by the movement of the glacier and left behind as the ice melted. Overnight Killbear campsite. DAY 5 Travel east into the picturesque Algonquin Provincial Park (176 miles). Overnight Algonquin campsite. DAY 6 Free day to explore the Algonquin, with over 2,400 lakes, 7 ,500 miles of streams and lively flowing rivers located within the park – these include Canoe Lake and the Petawawa, Nipissing, Amable du Fond, Madawaska, and Tim rivers. Overnight Algonquin campsite. DAY 7 Take the Trans Canada Highway to Ottawa (193 miles) on the Ottawa River along the original fur-trading route through pretty valley towns like Arnprior, Pembroke and Petawawa. Overnight Ottawa campsite. DAY 8 Free day to explore Ottawa, Canada’s capital city – take the expressway from the campsite to the city centre. Overnight Ottawa campsite. 26 DAY 9 Drive to the historical Mont Tremblant National Park (158 miles). Overnight Mont Tremblant campsite. streets and 18th and 19th-century stone buildings, taking time to gaze in awe at Notre-Dame Basilica. Overnight Montréal campsite. DAY 10 DAY 16 Free day to explore Mont Tremblant with its six great rivers and 400 lakes and streams. The Mont Tremblant National Park is a rich amalgam of Québec’s natural and historic heritages, being the largest and oldest park. This wilderness is so vast that it is home to 40 mammal species, including the wolf. There is also the Via Ferrata du Diable, an activity halfway between hiking and climbing that will let you discover the park’s mountains in a way you could otherwise only dream about. Overnight Mont-Tremblant campsite. DAY 11 Today we really head into French speaking Canada on the short drive (79 miles) to Trois Rivières, located at the confluence of the SaintMaurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers. Overnight Trois Rivières campsite. DAY 12 Drive to Québec city (159 miles). The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River next to the city’s promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning “where the river narrows” . Overnight Québec city campsite. DAY 13 Day at leisure to explore Québec city, make sure you visit the old fortified city. Picturesque Old Québec is a UNESCO listed world heritage treasure. Overnight Québec city campsite. DAY 14 Travel across southern Québec to Montréal (101 miles). Overnight Montréal campsite. Drive to Kingston (181 miles) along the St. Lawrence River. A strategic outpost since fur- trading days, Kingston lies at the junction of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Massive Fort Henry presides on a hilltop above the city, overlooking the lake and up the river toward the 1000 Islands. Overnight Kingston campsite. DAY 17 Today we will take a 1000 Islands Cruise travelling into the small cottage islands of the Admiralty group, featuring Napoleon’s Hat, Wanderer’s Channel, the Bateau Channel, Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston. Overnight Kingston campsite. DAY 18 Continue your drive back into Southern Ontario. Drive to Toronto (265 miles). Overnight Toronto campsite. DAY 19 Depart on a full day coach excursion to Niagara Falls. As well as the breath-taking falls, today includes a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Other highlights include the Floral Clock and the Whirlpool rapids. This tour’s farewell meal takes place in the revolving restaurant at the Skylon Tower, overlooking the Falls. Overnight Toronto campsite. DAY 20 Return your motorhome to Toronto depot and transfer to airport. Overnight Evening flight from Toronto to London. DAY 21 Arrive London. This ends the tour arrangements. DAY 15 Day to explore Montréal, often referred to as Canada’s Cultural Capital, with 38 museums and over a hundred art galleries. Be sure to visit Old Montréal’s cobblestone Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  27. 27. HOLIDAY REF: CAT04 DATES 1 - 21 September 2014 6 - 26 September 2015 GUIDE PRICE From £2,950 per person TOUR ESCORTS Barbara and Nelson Lacey TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 1,500 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 24 units TOUR HIGHLIGHTS City tour of Toronto Thousand Islands cruise Niagara Falls day excursion Stays at Ottawa, Quebec and Montréal Visits to Mont Tremblant and Algonquin National Parks Welcome and farewell meals WHAT’S INCLUDED The services of experienced Tour Escorts Return standard flights (London to Toronto) All airport taxes 18 days fully-equipped 2-berth motorhome hire with 1,875 millage allowance (extra mileage chargeable) VIP vehicle insurance (maximum excess CDN$750 – drivers must be over 24) Motorhome preparation fee and convenience kit Full propane tank 17 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Two nights hotel accommodation in Toronto on a bed and breakfast basis Transfers (as stated) Half day guided city tour of Toronto Thousand Islands Cruise Welcome meal in Toronto Farewell meal at the Skylon Tower revolving restaurant Tour daybook Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome EXCLUSIONS ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Enhance your flight with an upgrade Add in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions Upgrade to a 4 or 6-berth motorhome for extra space CANADA QUEBEC CITY MONT TREMBLANT TROIS-RIVIÈRES ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK KILL BEAR PROVINCIAL PARK Personal insurance – please ask for a quote Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas Meals and drinks (unless stated) Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) Road tolls Personal expenditure, tips etc Park entry fees (approx. £86) Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request TOUR DAYBOOK Your personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursions en route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento OTTAWA MONTREAL CAMPSITES AWENDA KINGSTON USA TORONTO To stay in the best locations you’ll experience a variety of different campsites. These will range from full facility sites to simple National Park campgrounds, with or without hook-ups or wash blocks NIAGRA FALLS For the latest information on Canada click here 27
  28. 28. OUR MOTORHOMES – CANADA Canada is a big country with big roads, so it goes without saying that ‘big is best’ when it comes to picking the size of your motorhome too, especially for comfort if you are going on a longer trip. Most have automatic transmission and because of the nature of Canadian roads, there may be restrictions for driving on certain road types. This is standard practise when hiring a vehicle in Canada and will be explained thoroughly at pick up. Below are details of our most popular motorhome partners we use in Canada. All offer one-way rentals although there is usually a charge for this. CRUISE CANADA Cruise Canada has depots across Canada. With entry level prices, it offers three types of vehicle: the 19ft compact, 23ft to 25ft standard models and 28ft to 30ft larger models. Airport transfers are often available with early bird bookings. FRASERWAY Fraserway has depots in Vancouver, Calgary, Whitehorse, Toronto and Halifax. They pride themselves on the quality of their vehicles and high service levels. Their vehicle range includes entry level truck campers, van conversions and a selection of traditional RVs in 19ft, 22ft, 24ft and 29ft/31ft options. Airport transfers are included as standard. WESTCOAST MOUNTAIN CAMPERS Westcoast Mountain Campers is a smaller family business with depots in Calgary and Vancouver. It offers a range of vehicles from truck campers and van conversions to various sized traditional RVs. Transfers are offered to airports and to downtown hotels. CANADREAM CanaDream has depots across Canada and provide quality vehicles ranging from truck campers, compact and superior van conversions, to various sizes of motorhomes. Transfers are provided from selected hotels. Our Travel Specialists will be happy to help you select the right vehicle for your needs; you can also visit our website for more information on our other motorhome partners and vehicle layouts. VANCOUVER SPECIAL OFFER If you’re renting a motorhome in Vancouver, take advantage of our special 20% discount off normal rates at the Burnaby Cariboo RV Park. With great facilities it’s an ideal base for your first night’s stay while you’re exploring Vancouver – speak to a Travel Specialist to find out more. 28 Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  29. 29. TOTALLY TAILORED If you’d prefer to plan your own holiday to Canada, then our tailor-made service provides the perfect solution. We want you to have an unforgettable time, so to help you with creating your trip we’ve put together a selection of example routes taking in the best of this fabulous country. BE INSPIRED If you’re looking for ideas, then our suggested routes, including group tour routes, are a great starting point. Simply tailor them to your requirements by adding or removing any locations you want to include or leave out – there are lots of additional places to see along the way, as well as pre-bookable excursions and stopovers to make your trip completely unique. See the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies, or explore breathtaking Alberta. Experience the city life in Vancouver, or the Pacific coast and Vancouver Island. Join in the fun of the Calgary Stampede, or take in the British influences that are evident in Nova Scotia, before taking time out to appreciate the natural wonder of Niagara Falls – the choice is yours! You can also relax with an inside passage cruise from Vancouver to Alaska. Sit back and marvel at the narrow maze of otherwise inaccessible channels, watching out for whales and dolphins along the way. HERE FOR YOU Whether you like to gather inspiration on your own, or prefer advice right from the start, our Travel Specialists are on hand to provide you with your own personalised quote, tailored exactly to your needs. Whatever you’re looking for, be it flights only, motorhome hire, overnight hotel stays, excursions, or simply just some advice on how to plan your route, we’re here to help you. For the latest information on Canada click here 29
  30. 30. BE INSPIRED NOVA SCOTIA 1,400 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE DAYS 1 - 2 Fly from London to Halifax and spend BEST TIME TO TRAVEL This trip is best made in the summer months from June to September. Book in advance if you want to stay in the state park campgrounds. your first night in a hotel while you explore. DAY 3 Pick up your motorhome and head to Liverpool via Lunenburg and lovely Peggy’s Cove. DAY 4 Follow the coast and drive to Yarmouth passing through Shelburne and Barrington. Along the way you can discover much of Nova Scotia’s maritime history. DAY 5 Continue along the Evangeline Trail to Annapolis Royal, home to numerous heritage buildings including the oldest wooden house in Canada. The bilingual inhabitants along this shore are descendants of the first European settlers to Canada. DAY 6 Head inland to Kejimkujik National Park, 381 square kilometres of scenic wilderness abounding in wildlife. DAY 7 Retrace your steps back onto the Evangeline Trail to Truro calling in at Wolfville and Windsor - the birthplace of ice hockey. DAY 8 Take a detour to Cape Chignecto and marvel at the rugged cliffs rising high above the Bay of Fundy on the way to Pictou, where the first Scottish immigrants landed. DAY 9 Take your time today as you travel up Cape Breton Island for your next stop at Cheticamp, a bustling fishing village with a thriving Acadian culture. DAY 10 Spend today exploring the famous Cabot Trail, described as one of the most scenic drives in North America, on the way to Baddeck. CHETICAMP BADDECK CANADA SYDNEY DAY 11 A short drive today takes you to Sydney and onto Louisbourg PICTOU National Historic Site. Visit the Marconi National Historic Site where Marconi first sent his transatlantic signals in 1902. CAPE CHIGNECTO TRURO DAY 12 Travel along the Bras d’Or Lakes, home to the native Mi’kmaq, to Liscomb. NOVA SCOTIA ANNAPOLIS ROYAL DAY 13 Return to Halifax along Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. KEJIMKUJIK NATIONAL PARK DAY 14 Time to return the motorhome and fly back from Halifax to London. XX 30 HALIFAX YARMOUTH LIVERPOOL Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340 LISCOMB
  31. 31. YUKON AND ALASKA 400 MILE 16 DAY ROUTE DAY 1 Fly to Whitehorse via Vancouver and stay in a Whitehorse hotel. Alternatively, you could stop over in Vancouver on the way and explore the capital of British Columbia. DAYS 2 - 4 Pick up your motorhome and drive along the Alaska Highway to Haines Junction, your base for the first three days of the trip. Haines Junction is a great base to explore this spectacular mountainous region, with the Ruby and Dezadeash Ranges offering spectacular views. TOTALLY TAILORED We have lots of example routes to help you gather inspiration for your holiday. As each is unique, prices will vary depending on any extras you add in, the time of year you travel, the size of your party and your motorhome requirements. A guide price for a typical 18 day tailor-made motorhome holiday to Canada was £2,600 per person in 2013 Speak to our Travel Specialists for your own personalised quote, tailored to your exact needs. DAYS 5 - 7 Head off to Haines in Alaska – depending on your schedule you could take longer to do this trip with numerous spectacular stop-offs on the way. Kathleen Lake is great for bird watching and a likely place to see bears. Dezadeash Lake and Million Dollar Falls on the Takhanne River are great places for fishing. DAYS 8 - 10 Take the ferry to Skagway the gateway to the Klondike Gold Fields where you can try your luck panning for gold in the Gold Rush visitor centre. DAYS 11 - 13 Leaving the cottonwod trees of Skagway behind, take the White Pass and the Klondike Highway 2 towards Carcross – a truly spectacular drive. DAY 14 Driving back to Whitehorse you will pass Emerald Lake – a natural wonder of clear blue water. HAINES WHITEHORSE DAY 15 Return your motorhome and fly back to London via Calgary. YUKON You can stop over in Calgary to get a taste of Canada’s cowboy country. BEST TIME TO TRAVEL Summer is the best time to travel to the Yukon and Alaska – we do not recommend this trip in the winter. ALASKA TATSHENSHINI ALSEK PARK SKAGWAY HAINES JUNCTION For the latest information on Canada click here XX 31
  32. 32. SOUTHERN AFRICA Beautiful open spaces and captivating wildlife await you in this Rainbow Nation, where you’ll enjoy world-class service and breathtaking moments, as you step in to the heart of nature. Witness the magnificence of giant cats in their natural habitat, or watch in amazement as a family of elephants wander steadily across the road. Spot a pride of lions lazing under a tree in the midday heat, or simply park up at a watering hole and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the sun beating down. You can follow the stunning Garden Route, with rolling vineyards that guide you along the Indian Ocean coast. Or stop off in Cape Town, the cosmopolitan coastal city brimming with new discoveries. Venture through four countries, crossing the famous Namibian desert sand dunes. Visit the internationally renowned game reserve in Kruger National Park, relax on Botswana’s Chobe River cruise, or marvel at the power of Victoria Falls and the picturesque rain forest that surrounds them. DRIVING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA The roads in Southern Africa are generally very pleasant to drive. Vehicles drive on the left as in the UK, with plenty of areas to stop off, so you can explore along the way. 32
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  34. 34. 26 DAY ESCORTED TOUR SOUTH AFRICA Join Tour Escorts Pat and Alan on a journey to where the wild things are, on our spectacular tour of the Rainbow Nation. DAY 1 Depart from London to Cape Town. Flight time 12 hours. DAY 2 Arrive Cape Town where your Tour Escorts will greet you. Transfer to the motorhome depot where a representative of the company will demonstrate your vehicle. An easy drive (15 miles) to the first campsite will allow you to stock up on supplies. welcome meal at local restaurant with stunning views of Cape Town. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite. DAY 3 Full day guided coach excursion to Cape Town including the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting), the Castle of Good Hope, the Grootte Kerk, St Georges Cathedral and Greenmarket Square. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite. DAY 4 Travel to Hermanus (91 miles), the whale watching capital of South Africa Overnight Hermanus campsite. DAY 5 Drive to Swellendam (89 miles) – pick up some of South Africa’s finest wines en-route. Overnight Swellendam campsite. DAY 6 Head back to the coast and enjoy Tsitsikamma (229 miles), with the local wildlife including the African wild dog, the wolf and the black backed jackal at the wolf sanctuary. Overnight Tsitsikamma campsite. DAY 7 Free time to explore the Tsitsikamma area – enjoy the dolphins swimming off the coast. Overnight Tsitsikamma campsite. DAY 8 Continuing along the Garden Route we enter Addo Elephant Park (156 miles), with one of Africa’s densest elephant populations and home to the unique flightless dung beetle. The park boasts the “Big Seven” (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and the great white shark). Explore the park – try parking at a watering hole and having lunch while observing the local wildlife. Overnight Addo campsite. XX 34 DAY 9 DAY 18 DAY 10 DAY 19 DAY 11 DAY 20 Free day to enjoy Addo Elephant Park where you can continue to marvel at the animals in their natural environment. Overnight Addo campsite. Early start for the drive to the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve (276 miles), home to many species including the Cape Mountain Zebra.Overnight Gariep Dam campsite. A full day as we travel to Golden Gate National Park (310 miles). The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park’s sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag rock. Overnight Golden Gate campsite. DAY 12 Drive to the Drakensburg Mountains (108 miles). Overnight Drakensburg campsite. DAY 13 Day at leisure to explore the beautiful scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains. The Amphitheatre or the Tugela Falls are not to be missed! Overnight Drakensburg campsite. DAY 14 Travel to Dundee in the heart of KwaZulu Natal (107 miles). Overnight Dundee campsite. DAY 15 Half day coach excursion with local guide who will point out the most interesting British battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift. Overnight Dundee campsite. DAY 16 Travel to Eshowe (133 miles) to experience the Zulu way of life at Shakaland. You will be treated to a Zulu meal and spend the night in a beehive hut. Overnight Shakaland. DAY 17 Travel to Hluhluwe (115 miles), situated between Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve on the banks of the Hluhluwe River. Overnight Hlhuhluwe campsite. Enter into Swaziland and travel to the Mlilwane Wildlife Park (178 miles) home to white rhino, sable and crocodile. Overnight Mlilwane campsite. Travel back into South Africa and Skukuza (138 miles) in the Kruger National Park. Look out for the big game on the way. Overnight Skukuza campsite. Free time to explore the Park. Be back at the campground for an evening safari with a local guide. Overnight Skukuza campsite. DAY 21 Head north through the park to Satara (58 miles) – try parking up at a waterhole for lunch and let the animals come to you. Overnight Satara campsite. DAY 22 Travel to Blydepoort (155 miles) – make a side trip to the Three Rondavels. Overnight Blydepoort campsite. DAY 23 A short drive to Sabie (83 miles) but with plenty to see on the way. Visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the Graskop waterfalls and the Sudwala Caves. Overnight Sabie campsite. DAY 24 Drive to Pretoria via the Long Tom Pass, famous for battles between the Boers and the British (220 miles). Tonight we will have an evening farewell meal. Overnight Pretoria campsite. DAY 25 Travel to Johannesburg, return motorhomes and transfer to airport. Return flight to London. Flight time 11 hours. DAY 26 Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements. Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  35. 35. HOLIDAY REF: SAT01 DATES 12 October – 6 November 2014 11 October – 5 November 2015 GUIDE PRICE From £3,995 per person TOUR ESCORTS Pat and Alan Gadd TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 2,600 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 15 units TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Guided coach tour of Cape Town, including Table Mountain (weather permitting) and the Victoria and Alfred waterfront The Garden Route along the Cape Coast O vernight in a beehive hut in the Zulu resort of Shakaland Half-day escorted British battlefields tour T hree nights in the Kruger National Park, including evening safari – your chance to tick off the Big Five! Welcome and farewell meals WHAT’S INCLUDED The services of experienced Tour Escorts R eturn standard flights (London to Cape Town, returning Johannesburg to London) All airport taxes 2 4 days fully-equipped Discoverer 4 motorhome hire (includes unlimited mileage) W ild Card entrance fee to the National Parks (as listed in the itinerary) Cape Town City Tour Evening safari drive in Kruger O vernight accommodation and meal at Shakaland Motorhome preparation and living kits V ehicle insurance (includes nil excess and Collision Damage Waiver) 2 3 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Coach transfers (as stated) Welcome and farewell meals Tour daybook P rices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Enhance your flight with an upgrade A dd in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions. EXCLUSIONS Personal insurance – please ask for a quote Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas U pgrade to a 6-berth motorhome for extra space Meals and drinks (unless stated) Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) Road tolls (approx. £25) KRUGER SOUTH AFRICA BLYDEPOORT SABIE PRETORIA SWAZILAND JOHANNESBURG GOLDEN GATE HLHUHLUWE DUNDEE DRAKENSBURG SHAKALAND Visas for Swaziland (payable on the border, approx. £9 per person) Personal expenditure, tips etc Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request GARIEP DAM TOUR DAYBOOK TSITSIKAMMA CAPE TOWN SWELLENDAM ADDO ELEPHANT PARK Y our personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursions en route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento HERMANUS For the latest information on Southern Africa click here XX 35
  36. 36. SOUTHERN AFRICA DISCOVERY 38 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Join Tour Escorts Pat and Alan on a journey through the enchanting four countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. DAYS 1 - 2 Depart London to Johannesburg, Flight time 12 hours. On arrival, transfer to the motorhome depot to pick up your vehicle and drive to the first campsite (47 miles). Overnight Pretoria campsite. DAY 3 Travel to Sabie (230 miles) through the Long Tom Pass, famous for battles between the Boers and the British. Visit the waterfalls at Graskop or Sabie or explore the Sudwala caves. Overnight Sabie campsite. DAY 4 Travel north to Blydepoort (97 miles) – plenty of time to explore the Blyde River Canyon and admire the Three Rondavels. Make a detour to see Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Overnight Blyde River campsite. DAYS 5 - 7 On to the Kruger National Park (134 miles) world famous for its diverse wildlife including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), where we will overnight at three different campgrounds with leisurely drives in between. Take your time and park up at one of the many watering holes for your lunch and let the wildlife come to you. Overnight Three Kruger Park campsites. DAYS 8 - 9 Head out of Kruger (219 miles) and then head into Botswana (189 miles) via the Mapungubwe National Park. Overnight Tshipsie and Martin’s Drift campsites. DAYS 10 - 11 Heading north through Botswana, we stop at Francistown (179 miles), Botswana’s second city and Nata (115 miles), famous for its birdlife. Overnight Francistown and Nata campsites. DAYS 12 - 13 Two nights in Chobe National Park (189 miles), with one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Included is a game drive to view the animals. Overnight Kasane campsite. XX 36 DAY 14 Today we will travel by coach to see the spectacular Victoria Falls and spend the night in a lodge in Zimbabwe. Overnight Victoria Falls Lodge Hotel. DAY 30 Head out of the National Park to Aus (133 miles). Overnight Aus campsite. DAYS 31 - 32 Leave the lodge in Zimbabwe and return back to your motorhome in Kasane. Overnight Kasane campsite. Head to the magnificent Fish River Canyon (190 miles). 100 miles long and up to 550 metres deep, it is Africa’s answer to the Grand Canyon. Overnight Ai-Ais campsite. DAYS 16 - 18 DAY 33 DAY 15 Travel though the Caprivi Strip in Namibia calling in at Katima Mililo (138 miles), Mahangu (213 miles) and Grootfontein (262 miles). Included is a sunset boat trip in Mahangu. Overnight Katima Mililo, Mahangu and Grootfontein campsites. DAYS 19 - 22 We spend the next three days travelling though Etosha National Park, noted for elephant, zebra, lion and springbok (263 miles). Overnight Namutoni, Halali and Etosha campsites. DAY 23 Explore Damaraland as we travel to Uis (72 miles). Visit Twyfelfontein with its ancient rock art. Overnight Uis campsite. Leave Namibia and enter South Africa’s West coast and head for Springbok (150 miles) Overnight Springbok campsite. DAY 34 Continue south through the heart of Namaqualand to Citrusdal (242 miles), famous for its citrus fruit. Overnight Citrusdal campsite. DAY 35 Follow the road to Melkbosstrand (188 miles) and admire the views out to sea. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins along the coast. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite. DAY 36 Time to catch your breath by the seaside with a three night stay in Swakopmund (116 miles), the second largest town in Namibia. Included is a dolphin cruise where you will see dolphins and pelicans. Overnight Swakopmund campsite. Full day guided coach excursion to Cape Town including the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting), the Castle of Good Hope, the Grootte Kerk, St George’s Cathedral and Greenmarket Square. Evening farewell meal overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular views of Table Mountain. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite. DAY 27 DAY 37 DAYS 28 - 29 DAY 38 DAYS 24 - 26 Back into the desert into Namib Naukluft Park (178 miles) – where you’ll spend the night in Solitaire. Overnight Solitaire campsite. Two short drives (50 miles and 68 miles) but with fantastic scenery as we travel to Sesriem – near to the world-famous Sossusvlei dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Head out of the desert to Betta. Overnight Sesriem and Betta campsites. Travel to Cape Town, return motorhomes and transfer to airport. Return flight to London. Flight time 11 hours. Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements. Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  37. 37. HOLIDAY REF: SDT01 DATES 12 November - 18 December 2014 20 February - 29 March 2015 GUIDE PRICE From £5,250 per person TOUR ESCORTS Pat and Alan Gadd TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 4,000 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 15 units TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Day trip into Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls Evening safari in Kruger National Park Sunset game cruise on the Chobe River to see the bird and big game reserves Excursion to Victoria Falls Namibia national parks and wildlife sanctuaries Sesriem Canyon Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei sand dunes Sunset boat cruise in Mahangu Dolphin cruise in Swakopmund Guided tour of Cape Town Welcome and farewell meals WHAT’S INCLUDED The services of experienced Tour Escorts Return standard flights (London to Johannesburg, returning Cape Town to London) All airport taxes 36 days fully-equipped Discoverer 4 motorhome hire (includes unlimited mileage) Sunset drive in Kruger National Park Chobe game safari Swakopmund dolphin cruise Cape Town City Tour Motorhome preparation and living kits Vehicle insurance (includes nil excess and Collision Damage Waiver) ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Enhance your flight with an upgrade 35 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Add in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions. Transfers (as stated) Welcome and farewell meals Upgrade to a 6-berth motorhome for extra space Tour daybook Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome ZAMBIA KATIMO MULILO GROOTFONTEIN KHORIXAS NATA NAMIBIA UIS Meals and drinks (unless stated) Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) TSHIPSIE SOLITAIRE MARTIN’S DRIFT SHINGWEDZI LETABA SATARA BLYDEPOORT SESRIEM PRETORIA BETTA JOHANNESBURG AUS AI-AIS SOUTH AFRICA SPRINGBOK CITRUSDAL CAPE TOWN Cross border visas (where applicable) ZIMBABWE FRANCISTOWN BOTSWANA SWAKOPMUND Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas VICTORIA FALLS MAHANGU HALALI Personal insurance – please ask for a quote KASANE NAMUTONI ETOSHA EXCLUSIONS SABIE Road tolls (approx. £70) National parks entry fees (approx. £80) Personal expenditure, tips etc Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request. TOUR DAYBOOK Y our personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursions en route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento For the latest information on Southern Africa click here XX 37
  38. 38. OUR MOTORHOMES – SOUTHERN AFRICA Motorhomes in Southern Africa tend to be hand-made and built to last on some of the more rural roads. If you’re looking to spend time off road we can also arrange a four-wheel drive vehicle so you can really get out and explore. Below are details of our most popular motorhome partner that we use in Southern Africa. ABOUT BOBO CAMPERS Bobo Campers are a well-established motorhome hire company, with a selection of vehicles no more than three years old. You can choose from 4-berth and 6-berth motorhomes, along with a range of four-wheel drive units for those wanting to get off the beaten track. Bobo also offer a campsite booking service so we can pre-book all your campsites. Each motorhome is built at Bobo’s own factory in South Africa, which means the design benefits from first-hand understanding of the countries terrain. PICK UP POINTS You can pick up from their depots in Johannesburg or Cape Town in South Africa or Windhoek in Namibia. Airport transfers to and from the depot, plus luggage storage for those picking up and returning to the same location, are all part of the service. On collection, you’ll be given a comprehensive information pack, containing campsite directories, a handbook for your vehicle and a map book, along with a thorough briefing on how the motorhome works as part of their start-up service. Our Travel Specialists will be happy to help you select the right vehicle for your needs; you can also visit our website for more information on our other motorhome partners and vehicle layouts. 38 Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  39. 39. TOTALLY TAILORED If you’d prefer to plan your own holiday to Southern Africa, then our tailor-made service provides the perfect solution. We want you to have an unforgettable time, so to help you with creating your trip we’ve put together a selection of example routes to give you inspiration. BE INSPIRED If you’re looking for ideas, then our suggested routes, including group tour routes, are a great starting point. Simply tailor them to your requirements by adding or removing any locations you want to include or leave out – there are lots of additional places to see along the way, as well as pre-bookable excursions to make your trip completely unique. You can fly up from Johannesburg to visit Victoria Falls, or join a guided tour of Cape Town. Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, or a boat trip to Robben Island, known in history as the place where Nelson Mandela spent many of his 27 years’ imprisonment – the choice is yours! HERE FOR YOU Whether you like to gather inspiration on your own, or prefer advice right from the start, our Travel Specialists are on hand to provide you with your own personalised quote, tailored exactly to your needs. Whatever you’re looking for, be it flights only, motorhome hire, overnight hotel stays, excursions, or simply just some advice on how to plan your route, we’re here to help you. For the latest information on Southern Africa click here 39
  40. 40. BE INSPIRED KRUGER AND THE BATTLEFIELDS 1,300 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE DAYS 1 - 2 Fly to Johannesburg, then pick up your motorhome DAY 8 Leave Kruger and cross the border into Swaziland DAY 3 Take the Long Tom Pass, famous for battles DAYS 9 - 10 Back into South Africa and head for Hluhluwe DAY 4 From Sabie visit the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the DAY 11 Take in some history by heading into the battlefields area DAY 5 Make a trip to see the Three Rondavels on your DAY 12 Head up into the mountains and the Royal Natal National Park. and travel to Pretoria for your first overnight stay. between the British and the Boers, to Sabie. Graskop waterfalls and the Sudwala Caves on your way to Blydeport. way to Satara rest camp in Kruger National Park. DAY 6 Take a leisurely drive through Kruger and keep your eyes and Mlilwane wildlife centre to spend the evening. with time to explore the wetlands of St Lucia. – Dundee is a great place to visit Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. DAY 13 A short but spectacular drive in the Drakensburg peeled for the Big Five as you head to Skukuza rest camp. Mountains – don’t miss the Amphitheatre or the Tugela Falls on your way into the Golden Gate National Park. DAY 7 Continue south through the park to Berg en Dal DAY 14 Travel back to Johannesburg to return your motorhome rest camp. Why not get up early, head for a watering hole for breakfast and let the animals come to you? and catch the evening flight back to London. BEST TIME TO TRAVEL This is a good all-year-round route that can be made at any time of the year. BLYDEPOORT SABIE PRETORIA SKUKUZA SATARA BERG EN DAL JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARK DUNDEE ROYAL NATAL NATIONAL PARK XX 40 MLILWANE Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340 HLUHLUWE
  41. 41. THE GARDEN ROUTE 900 MILE 15 DAY ROUTE DAYS 1 - 2 Fly overnight to Cape Town, then pick up your motorhome and get your first taste of Africa. DAYS 3 - 4 Explore the Cape Winelands area and stock up on some of South Africa’s finest wines, using Franschoek as your base. DAY 5 Head into the Klein Karoo area and the scenic town of Montagu. DAY 6 Make your way along the renowned R62, through the Klein Karoo to Oudtshoorn – known as the ostrich capital of South Africa. A visit to the Cango Caves is always popular. DAYS 7 - 8 Travel towards the Indian Ocean and Tsitsikamma National Park, home of the highest bridge bungee jump in the world. SOUTH AFRICA ANYSBERG NATURE RESERVE DAY 9 Pass through the delightful towns of Plettenburg Bay and Knysna, head into Wilderness National Park, a charming world of rivers, estuaries and beaches. MONTAGU CAPE STELLENBOSCH TOWN GROOT SWARTBERG NATURE RESERVE BAVLAANSKLOOF NATIONAL PARK OUDTSHOOM TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK SWELLENDAM GEORGE DAY 10 Leave the coast and travel back into the Klein Karoo to the picturesque town of Swellendam. DAYS 11 - 12 Head back to the coast and Hermanus, which is famous for whale watching and has its own whale cryer, who calls the whales in from the deep. DAY 13 Travel back to Cape Town to enjoy one more night. DAY 14 Return your motorhome and take the evening flight back to London. BEST TIME TO TRAVEL This is a good all-year-round route that can be made at any time of the year. TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK HERMANUS TOTALLY TAILORED We have lots of example routes to help you gather inspiration for your holiday. As each is unique, prices will vary depending on any extras you add in, the time of year you travel, the size of your party and your motorhome requirements. A guide price for a typical 20 day tailor-made motorhome holiday to South Africa was £2,900 per person in 2013. Speak to our Travel Specialists for your own personalised quote, tailored to your exact needs. For the latest information on Southern Africa click here XX 41
  42. 42. NEW ZEALAND With mile after mile of open roads, New Zealand is a motorhomer’s dream at any time of year. Filled with spectacular scenery that includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deep fjords and lush rainforests, it’s a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation, as well as a playground for thrillseekers. The North Island is rich in diversity, where you can enjoy the beautiful white beaches of the picture-perfect Bay of Islands, marvel at the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, relax by the magnificent Lake Taupo, or taste the wine from the vineyards of Hawkes Bay. A visit to the South Island offers the exhilarating Franz Josef Glacier by helicopter, the magical Milford Sound and a wealth of wildlife just waiting be discovered – from large dolphins and whales to smaller seals and penguins. DRIVING IN NEW ZEALAND You’ll find the open roads and driving on the left makes New Zealand an easy place to explore. You can see the highlights of both islands in just two weeks, however four weeks allows you a little more time to experience it all. 42
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  44. 44. 24 DAY ESCORTED TOUR NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the highlights of New Zealand with Tour Escorts Arthur and Carol, exploring both the North and South Islands. DAYS 1 - 2 Depart London to New Zealand, crossing the International Date Line. DAY 3 Arrive Christchurch where you will be met by your Tour Escorts and transferred to your hotel (bed and breakfast basis). Following a presentation of your motorhome, we will enjoy a welcome meal where you can meet the rest of your fellow travellers. Overnight Christchurch hotel. DAY 4 Pick up your motorhome and drive to Mount Cook (192 miles), New Zealand’s highest mountain. Overnight Mount Cook campsite. DAY 5 Travel to Dunedin on the Otago Peninsula via Oamaru (180 miles). See the Moeraki boulders en route. Overnight Dunedin campsite. DAYS 6 Drive from Dunedin to Te Anau via Balclutha (180 miles) with its Scottish influences. Overnight Te Anau campsite. DAY 7 Full day excursion to Milford Sound including the underwater observatory, a fjord cruise, views of many South Island landmarks including Mitre Peak (weather permitting) and wildlife spotting (wildlife permitting). Overnight Te Anau campsite. DAY 8 Drive to Queenstown via Five Rivers (110 miles). Overnight Queenstown campsite. DAY 9 Day to explore Queenstown, world capital of adventure sports from paragliding to white water rafting. Take a cruise on Lake Wakatipu or the Skyline gondola to Bob’s Peak. Overnight Queenstown campsite. XX 44 DAYS 10 - 11 From Queenstown head for Fox Glacier (210 miles) with a free day to explore the glacier or the nearby Franz Josef Glacier – helicopter or ski plane flights over the glaciers are available and highly recommended. 2 nights Fox Glacier campsite. DAY 12 Travel from Fox Glacier to Hanmer Springs via Reefton (257 miles). Overnight Hanmer Springs campsite. DAY 13 A short drive today from Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura (63 miles) to ensure you arrive early enough to book the optional whale watching excursion for the next day. Overnight Kaikoura campsite. DAY 14 Day at leisure for whale, dolphin and bird watching, seal and dolphin swimming or even shark diving (in a shark cage) for the adventurous. Overnight Kaikoura campsite. DAY 15 Travel from Kaikoura to Lower Hutt. Bid farewell to the South Island and catch the Interislander ferry. Kaikoura to Picton (97 miles), Picton to Wellington Ferry crossing the Cook Strait (3 hours 30 minutes), Wellington to Lower Hutt (10 miles). Overnight Lower Hutt campsite. DAY 16 Day at leisure to explore Wellington, the capital city – make sure to visit Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand and the ‘beehive’ that houses the parliament. Overnight Lower Hutt campsite. DAYS 17 - 18 Travel to Rotorua, home of Maori heritage centres, hot springs and thermal pools (279 miles). Following day at leisure to explore the thermal reserves with their geysers that can spout as high as 30m. Enjoy an evening meal with the Maori and learn about their culture. 2 nights Rotorua campsite. DAY 19 Travel from Rotorua to Orewa, north of Auckland (205 miles). Visit Te Puke, famous for kiwi fruit, on the Bay of Plenty, or Waihi, the old gold-mining town, en route. Overnight Orewa campsite. DAYS 20 - 21 Travel from Orewa to Paihia via Whangerei (120 miles) – en route visit Hokianga Harbour or some of the world’s biggest trees at Waipoua Kauri Forest. Try Waitangi National Reserve, where the treaty ceding New Zealand’s sovereignty to Britain was signed by the Maori chiefs. A boat cruise around the Bay of Islands and visit to the Hole in the Rock is included. 2 nights Paihia campsite. DAY 22 Travel from Paihia to Orewa, (168 miles), visiting places that looked of interest to you on the way north. Overnight Orewa campsite. DAY 23 Travel to Auckland (16 miles) and return your vehicle. You will then be transferred to the airport for your evening flight to London. DAY 24 Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements. Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  45. 45. HOLIDAY REF: NZT01 DATES - 29 October 2014 6 5 - 28 October 2015 GUIDE PRICE From £3,560 per person TOUR ESCORTS Arthur and Carol Lancaster TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 2,200 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 24 units TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Highlights tour of both islands Bay of Islands excursion including the Hole in the Rock One night hotel stay in Christchurch Evening meal with the Maori Milford Sound excursion Mount Cook, Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers Welcome meal WHAT’S INCLUDED The services of experienced Tour Escorts Return standard flights (London to Christchurch, returning Auckland to London) All airport taxes 20 days fully-equipped 2-berth motorhome hire (includes unlimited mileage) Motorhome preparation and living kits Vehicle insurance (zero excess) 19 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Interisland ferry crossing One night hotel accommodation in Christchurch on a bed and breakfast basis Coach transfers as stated ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Full day Milford Sound excursion Enhance your flight with an upgrade Welcome meal Add in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions. A meal with the Maori people Upgrade to a 4 or 6-berth motorhome for extra space Hole in the Rock cruise Farewell meal Tour daybook Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome PAIHIA NEW ZEALAND NORTH ISLAND OREWA AUCKLAND EXCLUSIONS Personal insurance – please ask for a quote Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas ROTORUA Meals and drinks (unless stated) Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) Personal expenditure, tips etc Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit WELLINGTON KAIKOURA SOUTH ISLAND HANMER SPRINGS CHRISTCHURCH MOUNT COOK QUEENSTOWN TE ANAU Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request DUNEDIN TOUR DAYBOOK Your personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursions en route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento For the latest information on New Zealand click here XX 45
  46. 46. 34 DAY ESCORTED TOUR NEW ZEALAND DAYS 21 - 22 Venture to the Land of the Long White Cloud with Pam and Norman, where you’ll explore the best of New Zealand, taking in the South Island’s Mount Cook, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers as well as the North Island’s Wellington, Lake Taupo, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands. Travel from Lower Hutt to Napier via Hastings (200 miles). Following day at leisure to explore Napier, famous for its art deco architecture. 2 nights Napier campsite. DAYS 23 - 24 DAYS 1 - 2 Depart London to New Zealand. Cross International Date Line. DAY 3 DAY 12 Travel from Queenstown to Wanaka through the Southern Alps (48 miles). Overnight Wanaka campsite. Arrive Christchurch, where you’ll be met on arrival by your Tour Escorts and transferred to the hotel (bed and breakfast basis) you are free to make your own meal arrangements. Overnight Christchurch hotel. DAY 13 DAY 4 Day at leisure to visit Fox Glacier or nearby Franz Josef Glacier – helicopter or ski plane flights over the glaciers are available and highly recommended. Overnight Fox Glacier campsite. Breakfast followed by a guided coach tour of Christchurch. PM – time to explore at leisure, then in the evening enjoy a welcome meal at the hotel and a vehicle presentation by the motorhome company. Overnight Christchurch hotel. DAY 5 Pick up vehicles and travel to Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand (192 miles). Overnight Mount Cook campsite. DAYS 6 - 7 Travel from Mount Cook to Dunedin via Oamaru (205 miles). See the Moeraki boulders en route. Day to explore Dunedin, the Otago peninsula and albatross colony. 2 nights Dunedin campsite. DAYS 8 - 9 Travel from Dunedin to Te Anau via Balclutha and Te Anau (180 miles). Full day excursion to Milford Sound including the underwater observatory, a fjord cruise, views of many South Island landmarks including Mitre Peak (weather permitting) and wildlife spotting (wildlife permitting). Overnight Te Anau campsite. DAY 10 Go from Te Anau to Queenstown via Five Rivers (110 miles). Overnight Queenstown campsite. DAY 11 Day to explore Queenstown, world capital of adventure sports from paragliding to white water rafting. Take a cruise on Lake Wakatipu or the Skyline gondola to Bob’s Peak. Overnight Queenstown campsite. XX 46 Travel from Wanaka to Fox Glacier through the impressive Haast Pass (175 miles). Overnight Fox Glacier campsite. DAY 14 Travel from Napier to Taupo (95 miles) on the shores of Lake Taupo, via Eskdale and Te Pohue. Day at leisure to explore Taupo and to luxuriate in the thermal pools, visit the Craters of the Moon bubbling mud pools or the Huka Falls. 2 nights Taupo campsite. DAYS 25 - 26 Travel to Rotorua, home of Maori heritage centres, hot springs and thermal pools (50 miles). Following day at leisure to explore the thermal reserves with their geysers that can spout as high as 30m. Meet the Maori for dinner. 2 nights Rotorua campsite. DAY 27 DAY 15 Travel from Fox Glacier to Greymouth along the coast road between the Tasman Sea and the Alps via Hokitika Gorge (130 miles). Overnight Greymouth campsite. Travel from Rotorua to Orewa, north of Auckland (205 miles). Visit Te Puke, famous for kiwi fruit on the Bay of Plenty or Waihi, the old gold-mining town, en route. Overnight Orewa campsite. DAY 16 DAYS 28 - 30 A short drive today from Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura (63 miles) to ensure you arrive early enough to book the optional whale watching excursion for the next day. Overnight Kaikoura campsite. Travel from Orewa to Russell via Whangerei (120 miles) – en route visit Hokianga Harbour or some of the world’s biggest trees at Waipoua Kauri Forest. Try Waitangi National Reserve, where the treaty ceding New Zealand’s sovereignty to Britain was signed by the Maori chiefs. We include a boat cruise around the Bay of Islands and visit the Hole in the Rock. 3 nights Russell campsite. DAY 18 DAY 31 Travel from Greymouth to Hanmer Springs via Reefton (135 miles). Overnight Hanmer Springs campsite. DAY 17 Day at leisure for whale, dolphin and bird watching, seal and dolphin swimming or even shark diving (in a shark cage) for the adventurous. Overnight Kaikoura campsite. DAY 19 Travel from Kaikoura to Lower Hutt. Bid farewell to the South Island and catch the Interislander ferry. Kaikoura to Picton (97 miles), Picton to Wellington Ferry crossing the Cook Strait (3 hours 30 minutes), Wellington to Lower Hutt (10 miles). Overnight Lower Hutt campsite. DAY 20 Day at leisure to explore Wellington, the capital city – make sure to visit Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand and the ‘beehive’ that houses the parliament. Overnight Lower Hutt campsite. Travel from Russell to Orewa, (168 miles), visiting places you missed on the way north. Overnight Orewa. DAY 32 Return your motorhome. Transfer to Auckland city centre hotel (accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis). Afternoon at leisure to visit Auckland followed by a farewell meal in Auckland’s Sky Tower with stunning views over Auckland by night. Overnight Auckland city centre hotel. DAY 33 Day at leisure. Enjoy a museum, Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World or the Parnell Rose Gardens. Transfer to airport. Evening flight from Auckland to London. DAY 34 Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements. Call our Travel Specialists on 0845 601 0905 (local rate) or 024 7647 5340
  47. 47. HOLIDAY REF: NZT02 DATES 2014 fully booked 23 February - 28 March 2015 GUIDE PRICE From £5,600 per person TOUR ESCORTS Pam and Norman Whitaker TOTAL DRIVING DISTANCE Approx. 2,500 miles TOUR SIZE Maximum 24 units TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Complete tour of North and South Island Traditional Maori evening meal Coach tour and two nights hotel stay in Christchurch Milford Sound excursion Bay of Islands cruise including the Hole in the Rock A day in Queenstown Cruise on Lake Wakatipu One night hotel stay in Auckland Farewell meal in the spectacular Skytower restaurant WHAT’S INCLUDED The services of experienced Tour Escorts Return standard flights (London to Christchurch, returning Auckland to London) All airport taxes 29 days fully-equipped 2-berth motorhome hire (includes unlimited mileage) Motorhome preparation and living kits Vehicle insurance (zero excess) 28 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available) Interislander ferry crossing Two nights hotel accommodation in Christchurch on a bed and breakfast basis One night hotel accommodation in Auckland on a bed and breakfast basis ADD-ONS AND UPGRADES Enhance your flight with an upgrade Add in pre-tour or post-tour stays, extended motorhome rental, hotels or excursions. Coach transfers as stated Full day Milford Sound excursion Welcome meal A meal with the Maori people Hole in the Rock cruise Upgrade to a 4 or 6-berth motorhome for extra space Farewell meal Tour daybook Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome PAIHIA NEW ZEALAND NORTH ISLAND OREWA AUCKLAND EXCLUSIONS Personal insurance – please ask for a quote ROTORUA TAUPO Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas Meals and drinks (unless stated) NAPIER LOWER HUTT PICTON SOUTH ISLAND WELLINGTON GREY MOUTH KAIKOURA HANMER SPRINGS FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER CHRISTCHURCH MOUNT COOK Personal expenditure, tips etc Refundable motorhome security/ cleaning deposit (approx. NZ$500) Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request TOUR DAYBOOK WANAKA QUEENSTOWN TE ANAU Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated) DUNEDIN Your personal tour itinerary, including suggested excursionsen route. Use as a guidebook and keep as a memento For the latest information on New Zealand click here XX 47

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