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Caravan and Motorhome Holidays

Worldwide

2019-2020


Welcome

Moraine Lake, Canada


Welcome to Worldwide Tours

Wherever you’re dreaming of discovering this year, we have a range of destinations that are guaranteed to inspire. Whether you’re looking for a once in a lifetime holiday or are seeking your next big adventure, let us take you there. Discover some of the most amazing locations in the world with our selection of incredible worldwide tours. From the excitement of Las Vegas to the wonder of Kruger National Park, there’s something for every adventurer to explore...

Lion’s Head Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Planning your trip

Southern Africa........................................................ 44

Where can we take you?..................................................4 • USA..................................................................................... • Canada and New Zealand............................................... • Southern Africa and Australia........................................

Southern Africa Motorhomes...................................... 47

Create your perfect holiday.............................................8

New Zealand.............................................................. 10

Tours • Roads of the Rainbow Nation................................... 48 • A Tale of Three Countries.......................................... 50 • Cape Town and the Garden Route........................... 52 • Wildlife and Wilderness............................................. 54

Britz and Maui Motorhomes......................................... 14

Canada........................................................................... 56

New Zealand Caravans and Rental Cars.................... 16

Canada Motorhomes..................................................... 59

Tours • New Zealand Discovery............................................. 18 • Wonders of New Zealand.......................................... 20 • The Grand New Zealand Caravan Tour................... 22 • South Island Discovery.............................................. 24

Tours

New Zealand Camping Options................................... 26

USA.................................................................................. 68

Australia....................................................................... 28

USA Motorhomes........................................................... 71

Britz and Maui Motorhomes......................................... 32

Tours

Tours • Driving Down Under................................................... 34 • Outback Australia....................................................... 36 • Australia’s Southern Delights................................... 38 • Western Wanderer...................................................... 40

Terms & Conditions................................................ 80

Australia Camping Options.......................................... 42

• Vancouver and The Sunshine Coast........................ 60 • Great Parks and Lakes of Western Canada............ 62 • The Best of Eastern Canada...................................... 64 • The Canadian Rockies................................................. 66

• California Dreaming.................................................... 72 • America’s Canyonlands.............................................. 74 • Yellowstone & the Rockies......................................... 76 • Route 66........................................................................ 78

Escorted European Tours................................... 82

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e w n a c e r Whe take you?

Plan you dream holiday with us and you can relax every step of the way, knowing you’re in the safest of hands Lake Wanaka, New Zealand


Where can we take you?

USA From stunning Canyonlands and Fall colours to bustling city adventures, the USA is packed with experiences for every traveller. Sample the bright lights of Las Vegas, witness the natural wonders of Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks or enjoy a Californian adventure, the only issue is where to start! Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Yosemite National Park, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

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Where can we take you?

Canada

Jasper National Park, Canada

This amazing country is filled with vibrant cities and rugged landscapes waiting to be discovered. A blend of cosmopolitan festivals, action packed adventures and incredible animal encounters mean Canada is a firm staple on many travellers bucket lists.

New Zealand

Vineyard, Blenheim, New Zealand

The ultimate in outdoor adventure. This country of unspoilt natural wonders, wide open roads and rich culture is not only a haven for extreme sports, but a must see destination for every adventurous traveller. Whale watching trips, lush vineyards, lakes and mountains await‌ what are you waiting for?

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Where can we take you?

Southern Africa

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Discover stunning landscapes, once in a lifetime wildlife views and incredible natural wonders as you explore this magnificent region. Explore Cape Town, the deserts of Nambia, Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park and spot amazing wildlife including The Big Five on a true adventure through Africa. Stellenbosch, South Africa

Australia From the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney Harbour, exploring Australia is the adventure of a lifetime. Travel the Great Ocean Road, sample fine wines, discover hidden beaches and spot much loved wildlife in their natural habitat as you explore. Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Australia

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Kings Canyon, Australia

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y a d li o h t c e f r e p Create your

Queenstown & surrounds, New Zealand

Escorted Tours

Independent and Tailor-made Holidays

Our Escorted Motorhome Tours are perfect for those on their first overseas motorhome holiday and for those who would like the assistance of our local guides. During the day you will be free to holiday as you please so there’s no travelling in convoy, and in the evening your guides will be on hand to offer you advice or to book any optional excursions that you might like to take.

Independent and Tailor-made holidays give you the freedom and flexibility to choose where you want to go and how long you want to stay in each destination. Select one of our suggested itineraries, choose one your own, or create your own itinerary with our team of experts who can guide you along the way.

Your motorhome will come with everything you need for your trip and to make life a little easier for you there is unlimited mileage.

Your motorhome will come with everything you need for your trip and to make life a little easier for you there is unlimited mileage.

An escorted tour is the hassle free way to experience your destination, leaving you to enjoy your holiday with like-minded people, along with the support of our friendly and helpful guides.

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Create your perfect holiday

Tour add-ons & extensions If one of our tours appeals to you but you’d also like to add on a few days at the beginning or end of your trip, or both, we can arrange that for you. Whether it’s an extra day to relax after your flight, more time to explore the final destination or to visit somewhere else after the tour, let us know and we can organise it for you.

Regional Departures The great thing about flying is flexibility. There are so many options and airports to fly from so if you would like to fly from your nearest international airport, we’ll be happy to discuss your options with you.

Cabin Options & Upgrades Why not travel in even more comfort when you start your adventure? Options available to you include premium economy and business class or, if you really want to treat yourself, first class. So whether it’s more leg room you’re after, a seat that converts into a flat bed or you simply want to be pampered during your flight let us know and we’ll take care of it for you.

Stopovers Why not make the most of your trip and include a stopover along the way? It could be a few nights in Dubai or the Far East on your way to New Zealand or break up your journey to California by exploring the ‘Big Apple’, New York city. Our dedicated team can advise you on hotel and sightseeing options in these exciting destinations as well as plenty of others, so you can create the perfect holiday.

Emirates Airlines

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Dubai

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New Zealand Take the trip of a lifetime and explore a land of waterfall-streaked fiords, wineries, whales and wonder‌ Taupo Bay, New Zealand


New Zealand

Wander beautiful beaches beside azure waters, take-in expansive glistening glaciers and step into the fantasy world of JRR Tolkien. Wai-o-Tapu, New Zealand

One of the most spectacular countries on the planet – it’s no wonder New Zealand was chosen as the filming location for much of Lord of the Rings. From subtropical forests and volcanoes to snow covered mountains, hot springs and everything in between – there’s so much to explore in this extraordinary destination. Not to be missed! • Wine lovers will have found their Mecca in New Zealand with fantastic wineries offering some world-famous vintages • New Zealand was built for the touring lifestyle. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination using the fantastic road networks and create your own adventure • Look out for the beautiful Paua shells, they are often used in jewellery and souvenirs – but they can also be found on the menu as fritters! • Discover the natural wonders of New Zealand such as the geothermal wonders of Wai-o-tapu, a colourful and unique experience • Marvell at the Maori culture – be sure to spend some time soaking up the traditions of the Maori including trying some hāngi food.

Mount Cook from Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

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New Zealand

Weather

Christchurch, South Island Climate

New Zealand comprises two long narrow islands, with a noticeable difference in the climates. Overall, New Zealand has a very mild climate making it a great holiday destination all year round. Overlooking Queenstown

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Average Temperature (°C)

Average Precipitation (mm)

January

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75

February

16

52

March

15

84

April

11

67

May

8

81

June

4

74

July

4

58

August

6

59

September

8

77

October

11

90

November

13

65

December

15

69

Auckland, North Island Climate Month

Average Temperature (°C)

Average Precipitation (mm)

January

20

30

February

20

30

March

19

40

Driving

April

17

40

New Zealand drives on the left hand side of the road.

May

14

50

June

12

50

July

11

60

Time Zones

August

12

50

New Zealand standard time is GMT +12.

September

13

40

Flight Times

October

15

40

November

16

40

London to Auckland - 24 Hours.

December

18

30

Driving in New Zealand

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New Zealand

Stopovers and Airline options Upgrade your flight and travel in style, or extend the trip of a lifetime by breaking up your journey with a stopover on route. Bali Bali is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ and it’s not hard to see why, with miles of sandy beaches and vibrantly coloured reef teeming with tropical fish. Bali serves as a true tropical stopover escape – perfect to lull you into the holiday mode or as a relaxing end to your New Zealand holiday.

Bangkok The fascinating capital of Thailand, a modern metropolis set within the cultural landscape of the East with ancient temples, bustling markets, busy waterways and vibrant nightlife. Bangkok is a shopaholics dream; the perfect stopover destination for those wishing to bring home a bargain!

Bali, Indonesia

Singapore The garden city of Asia, where east and west collide. The shining glass skyscrapers, glittering malls and well ordered parks and gardens are a testament to its wealth.

Melbourne

Lying between the warm, blue waters of the Gulf and the red sands of the Arabian Desert, Dubai offers year-round sunshine, fine beaches and incredible shopping in its lively markets and air conditioned malls.

Melbourne is the coastal capital of the south eastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.

Hong Kong

Sydney

Dubai

One of the world’s greatest financial centres is also one of the most exciting and easy to explore. A vibrant mix of traditional and modern culture combined with first class service, soaring city skylines, colourful markets and fabulous shopping all framed around one of Asia’s most recognisable harbours.

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Emirates Airlines Classes available - Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Dubai, Bali Singapore Airlines Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Singapore Air New Zealand Classes available - Economy, Skycouch, Premium Economy, Business Premier Stopovers - Los Angeles, Cook Islands

Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific

LA Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the centre of the nation’s film and television industry. With 80-degree days year-round, you can enjoy miles of picturesque coastline from Venice and Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and Playa Vista.

Cook Islands The Cook Islands is a nation in the South Pacific, with political links to New Zealand. Its 15 islands are scattered over a vast area. The largest island, Rarotonga, is home to rugged mountains and Avarua, the national capital. To the north, Aitutaki Island has a vast lagoon encircled by coral reefs and small, sandy islets. The country is renowned for its many snorkelling and scuba-diving sites.

Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Hong Kong British Airways Classes available - World Traveler, World Traveler Plus, Club World, First Class Stopovers - Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne Qantas Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

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Britz Motorhomes Britz Venturer Plus

Britz Explorer

Britz Frontier

Designed to accommodate two adults and a child, the Venturer Plus offers additional sleeping options including a single bed at the front, with the preference for two singles or a spacious double at the rear. The extra bed does not impact on space with kitchen and bathroom facilities still included.

The roomy interior of the 4 berth Explorer is an ideal choice for a family or close group of friends. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, spacious living area and two double beds, which all help to create a comfortable holiday home when travelling around New Zealand.

The Frontier appeals to a group of friends or families looking to discover New Zealand in a large style motorhome. Enjoy fantastic views with large windows surrounding the living area, enabling you to witness the spectacular scenery. Top of the range kitchen and bathroom facilities are included.

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Maui Motorhomes Maui Ultima

Maui Beach

Maui River

Featuring top of the range facilities including an exterior slide out BBQ, LCD screen and DVD player, two different bed configurations and an apartment style kitchen, this motorhome is the ultimate when it comes to touring. Accommodating two adults comfortably, the Maui Ultima provides everything needed for a great motorhoming adventure.

This 4 berth motorhome is great for a couple wanting extra room or for four people to enjoy the spacious layout of this versatile vehicle. Featuring two separate living areas, a permanent fixed bed at the rear and furnished with real leather seating for maximum luxury, the Beach is the finest when it comes to innovation and design.

Sleeping up to six people, the River boasts a permanent double bed, a larger than average size fridge, high quality kitchen equipment, a spacious living area and an impressive outside awning. The additional bonus of extra storage is provided with external lockers, ideal for housing those larger items of equipment.

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s n a v a r a C d n la a e New Z and Rental Cars

Each caravan we offer is light and easy to tow, so you can make the most of your adventure. Each caravan is insulated and comes complete with a heating system to keep you warm and toasty, solar power and is self contained certified so you can camp in any approved freedom camping locations. Plus, all caravans come completely kitted out for your holiday with everything you need, right down to salt and pepper, so when you get to your destination you can simply unhitch and explore.

Abel Tasman

2018 Compass Casita (or similar) The 4 berth caravan comes with a fixed island bed, lounge, shower, toilet and kitchen. The lounge area can either be converted into a double bed or two single beds or come with fixed single beds and the lounge can convert to a double bed.

2018 Bailey Pursuit (or similar) The 6 berth caravan comes with two sets of bunks, a lounge that converts to a double bed, shower, toilet and kitchen. 16

Bailey Lounge

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New Zealand Caravans and Rental Cars Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Cars

Haast Highway, South Island

Nissan X-Trail 4WD Our New Zealand tours include hire of a 1-3 year old Nissan X-Trail with 4WD on demand, complete with the technologies, space, comfort and flexibility you need for even the most action-packed adventures. Key features: 6 airbags, rear view camera, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Advanced Drive Assist Display, USB port, auxiliary, Bluetooth / Hands Free.

Auckland

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y r e v o c s i D d n la a e New Z Auckland, New Zealand

Tour Name: New Zealand Discovery Tour Duration & Type: 36 day Escorted Motorhome Tour Departure Dates: 03/02/19, 12/03/19, 02/04/19, 05/11/19, 04/02/20, 10/03/20 and 07/04/20 Prices from: £4,999 per person (2 sharing)

New Zealand could have been made for exploring in a motorhome. The diversity of the country means even a short drive finds you in a new and wonderful destination. From snow-capped mountains and volcanoes to stunning coastlines and the unique Maori culture, there is so much waiting to be discovered. Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula

Highlights: • Take in the stunning scenery of the Southern Alps and enjoy scenic drives. • Breath-taking National Parks including famous Abel Tasman and Mount Cook • Picturesque cruise on Milford Sound • Drive along the west coast to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers and set foot on the ice • Spend time in Wellington, the capital • Visit award-winning vineyards in Hawke’s Bay & Marlborough • Experience Maori culture and the geothermal wonders of Rotorua • Stunning coastal locations such as the Bay of Islands and Coromandel Peninsula • Discover Auckland, the city of sails. Itinerary Days 1 - 4: London to Christchurch Arriving on day 3, you’ll have two nights in Christchurch to explore the city and meet your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner. Days 5 - 6: Lake Takepo & Mount Cook National Park Your motorhome adventure starts with a drive across the Canterbury Plains towards the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. Be sure to stop and view the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, a photographer’s favourite, then head towards Lake Pukaki in the Mount Cook National Park. Days 7 - 8: Dunedin Travel south through the Waitaki Valley. As you follow the coast be sure to stop at the mysterious Moeraki Boulders then continue to Dunedin known as ‘the Edinburgh of the South’ and the gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula. Days 9 - 10: Te Anau & Milford Sound Cross farmlands of Central Otago as you make your way to the Fiordland National Park. Either take an exhilarating jetboat or visit the underground world of waterfalls at Te Anau Glowworm Caves. The next day take a full day excursion to Milford Sound, famous for the towering peaks that rise from the water.

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New Zealand Discovery • New Zealand Tours Days 11 - 13: Queenstown & Lake Wanaka During your stay at Queenstown enjoy a trip on the gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak for a dinner overlooking Lake Wakatipu & the Mountains. On day 13 enjoy a scenic drive to Lake Wanaka. Days 14 - 15: Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers Travel past the untouched native forests and lakes of the World Heritage Westland National Park to the west coast. The glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef are twin rivers of ice close to the sea. Days 16 - 18: Westport, Kaiteriteri & Abel Tasman National Park Travel along the rugged west coast with its towering rainforests, rushing rivers and tranquil lakes. On day 17 continue to Kaiteriteri. The stunning coastal forest and shoreline of Abel Tasman National Park can be explored on foot, by kayak or by boat. Days 19 - 20: Picton A short drive to Picton, situated in the heart of the Marlborough wine region with bush walks, scenic cruises or fishing and of course you can visit the local wineries. Days 21 - 22: Interislander Ferry & Wellington Take the InterIslander ferry from Picton across the Cook Strait to the North Island. At Wellington, visit the Te Papa museum to learn about the history of New Zealand and its Maori heritage. Days 23 - 24: Napier Drive north through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region to Napier in the Hawke’s Bay region, famous for its many vineyards that serve food to accompany award-winning wines. Days 25 - 26: Lake Taupo & Rotorua Head north and be sure to stop at the lakeside resort of Taupo and the mighty Huka Falls. Continue on to the geothermal city of Rotorua where you’ll enjoy a traditional Maori feast. The region around Rotorua is a geothermal ‘hot spot’ featuring geysers, colourful mineral lakes and hot springs. Days 27 -28: Bay of Plenty & Coromandel Peninsula Drive across the volcanic plateau and along the Bay of Plenty coastline to the Coromandel Peninsula fringed with dozens of beaches. You can dig your own hot pool metres from the Pacific Ocean at world-famous Hot Water Beach, or head for View at the top of Bob’s Peak overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Cathedral Cove where a huge arched cavern passes through the headland, joining up two secluded coves. Days 29 - 32: Orewa & the Bay of Islands Travel north heading for the coastal town of Orewa just north of Auckland. On day 30 head north to Russell for a 3 night stay in the Bay of Islands, a National Maritime Park home to 144 islands. Perhaps enjoy a boat trip, or head to the most northerly point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga, where the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea converge. Days 33 - 34: Auckland Explore this harbour city at your leisure be it on land or water. A visit to Waiheke Island is recommended offers spectacular views of the city across the water. Days 35 - 36: Return flight to the UK Time to bid farewell, leaving New Zealand with treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

What’s included • Return international flights from the UK to New Zealand • All airport and hotel transfers • 29 days Britz Motorhome hire with premium insurance pack and unlimited mileage • Express Checkout • 28 nights pre-booked powered sites • Locally guided by experienced and professional New Zealand Tour Leaders • Welcome dinner in Christchurch • Two nights Christchurch accommodation in a 4-star hotel • Spectacular Milford Sound nature cruise • Skyline Gondola & Restaurant, Queenstown • InterIslander ferry crossing • Traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance in Rotorua • Two nights in Auckland in a 4-star hotel • Farewell function in Auckland

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Russell 1

Auckland 2

Orewa Coromandel Peninsula 2

2

Lake Taupo

Kaiteriteri 2

Westport

2

Franz Josef Glacier 1 2

Te Anau

2

2

Napier

NEW ZEALAND

1

Rotorua

2 2

Picton 2

Hawke’s Bay

Wellington 2

Christchurch

Mt Cook Wanaka

Queenstown Dunedin 2

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d n la a e Z w e N f o s r Wonde Driving through the Southern Alps

Tour Name: Wonders of New Zealand Tour Duration & Type: 22 day Independent Motorhome Tour Departure Dates: Daily Prices from: £3,399 per person (2 sharing)

Discover the many wonders of New Zealand. This incredible journey takes you from the geothermal wonders and volcanoes of the North Island to the glistening glaciers and stunning mountain scenery of the South.

Highlights: • Discover the best of New Zealand’s North & South Islands • Geothermal wonders to amaze you in Rotorua • Take in the scenery of the Southern Alps mountain range • Step onto the ice of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers • Visit the 4 distinct cities of Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.

Punakaiki rocks, Paparoa National Park, West Coast, South Island

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Wonders of New Zealand • New Zealand Tours

Itinerary

What’s included

Days 1 - 4: London to Auckland Arrive in Auckland on day 3 and explore as you please. Maybe take in the views from the Sky Tower or take a boat trip across the harbour. Days 5 - 6: Rotorua Pick up your motorhome and head south to Rotorua, the geothermal region of New Zealand. Day 7: Taupo Take the road south to Lake Taupo or continue on to the volcanic scenery of Tongariro National Park and the unmistakable shapes of its three active volcanic mountains.

• International flights from London to Auckland, returning from Christchurch • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Two nights hotel accommodation in Auckland • 16 days Maui Motorhome hire in a 2 berth motorhome including insurance and unlimited mileage. Upgrades to larger vehicles are available. • 15 nights pre-booked campsites including electric power • Ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton • One night hotel accommodation in Christchurch

Days 8 - 9: Wellington Explore the capital with an optional visit to the national museum of New Zealand. Take a trip up Mount Victoria for views over the city.

Cable car and city view of Wellington

Days 10 - 11: Interislander Ferry & Nelson Cross Cook Strait to the South Island via spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound. Continue to the coastal town of Nelson and enjoy local beaches or visit nearby Abel Tasman National Park. Day 12: West Coast Visit Punakaiki rocks where the forces of nature have carved the rocks to their distinctive shapes. Days 13 - 14: Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers Enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel down the coast, with the mountain range on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other. Take an optional guided walk onto the glacier, to see the ice up close. Day 15: Wanaka Cross the Southern Alps via Haast Pass, which passes through Mount Aspiring National Park, on your way to the picturesque lakeside town of Wanaka.

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Days 16 - 17: Queenstown The adventure capital of New Zealand also offers stunning scenery with walks and gondola trips a more leisurely option. Whilst you’re in Queenstown take a day trip to Milford Sound which we’re happy to arrange for you.

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Auckland

Days 18 - 19: Dunedin Known as the Edinburgh of the South due to its Scottish heritage with well preserved Victorian architecture.

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Rotorua

Day 20: Christchurch Head north and stop off to see the Moeraki Boulders before you cross the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch and explore this vibrant city.

Lake Taupo 1

NEW ZEALAND

Days 21 - 22: Christchurch to the UK

Nelson

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, landing in the UK the following day.

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Picton 2

2

Wellington

Greymouth

Dunedin Train Station

2

1

Franz Josef Glacier

Christchurch

1 2

Queenstown

Wanaka Dunedin 2

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d n la a e Z w e N d n a r The G Caravan Tour Lake Matheson, New Zealand

Tour Name: The Grand New Zealand Caravan Tour Tour Duration & Type: 36 Day Independent Tour Departure Dates: Year round Prices from: £7,699 per person (2 sharing)

Discover the best of New Zealand on this epic journey. You’ll experience otherworldly landscapes and get to know the real Middle-earth with beautiful scenery and amazing natural attractions; from the glaciers and fiords of the south, to the beauty of the west, and the geothermal activities in the north. With car & caravan hire arranged for you, you can explore during the day, before returning to the comfort of your caravan by night. This tour is packed with adventure, so if you’d like to see New Zealand at a slower pace, the length of the tour can be tailored for you. Highlights: • Mount Cook – Australasia’s highest peak • Driving through the Southern Alps • The lakeside towns of Wanaka and Queenstown • Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers • Abel Tasman National Park • Queen Charlotte Sound • Tongariro National Park • Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city • Kaikoura Coastal Walkway 22

Itinerary Days 1 - 4: Christchurch Fly from a range of airports in the UK and transfer to your hotel in the South Island’s largest city, known for its beautiful public gardens, old world charm and architecture, and quaint, walkable city centre. Day 5: Christchurch to Lake Tekapo Today’s journey takes you to Mt Cook, the highest peak in Australasia and Mt John observatory for your own views of this International Dark Sky Reserve. Stop for a photo opportunity at Lake Pukaki, whose waters are an otherworldly icy blue. The surrounding countryside provided some of the locations for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies; grab a tour book from a local bookstore to seek out the highlights. Days 6 - 9: Wanaka & Queenstown Enjoy the drive along the Southern Alps to picturesque Lake Wanaka, nestled at the foot of the mountains. Just over an hour’s drive from Wanaka is the alpine resort of Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of New Zealand. There are opportunities for bungee jumping, jet boating and river rafting, but if it’s something quieter you’re after then high tea at the end of Lake Wakatipu or local wine tasting might be more tempting. Days 10 & 11: Fox Glacier Enjoy mountain views as you travel over to the South Island’s west coast. Along the way stop at Lake Matheson then head through Mt Aspiring National Park and visit the penguin colony at Monro Beach before arriving at Fox Glacier. Franz Josef glacier is just a short drive away and you can arrange a helihike to the top to explore its ice caves. Day 12: Fox Glacier to Greymouth From Franz Josef, make your way up the rugged West Coast, through the old gold mining settlement of Hokitika to enjoy its beautiful forest and the bright blue waters of the river. Days 13 -15: Abel Tasman Your next destination is Abel Tasman National Park, with easy day hikes, boat trips and some of the best beaches in the South Island. The nearby bohemian town of Nelson, with its pretty white sand beaches, palm trees, and brightly coloured buildings prides itself on having the most sunshine hours in New Zealand. Days 16 & 17: Picton Explore the bays between Anakiwa and Picton and admire the Marlborough Sounds then discover the Marlborough wine region.

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The Grand New Zealand Caravan Tour • New Zealand Tours Days 18 & 19: Whanganui

Huka Falls

Enjoy the scenic crossing of the Cook Strait to New Zealand’s North Island, via picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound to the river town of Whanganui. Days 20 & 21: Whanganui to New Plymouth Enjoy the dairy farms, scenic little towns, and views of Mt Taranaki along your route north then choose between ‘Surf Highway’ with its coastal views or take the inland route for a closer view of Mount Taranak to New Plymouth. Days 22 & 23: New Plymouth to Waitomo Caves Enjoy the drive along the Tasman Sea through seaside villages, perfect for picnics and spotting Kiwis, to Waitomo, famous for its caves and kiwi house. Days 24 – 26: Auckland (Orewa) The trip north from Waitomo heads right through the dairy heartland of New Zealand as you head towards Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Days 27 & 28: Hobbiton & Rotorua From Auckland, head south again for a real Middle Earth experience at the town of Matamata, home to the village of Hobbiton, to explore the Shire built for the Hobbits of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Continue to Rotorua, a geothermal ‘hotspot’ with its ‘Champagne Pool’ and Lady Knox geyser, then Te Puia Thermal Reserve with its boiling mud pools, steaming vents and Pohutu geyser.

What’s included

Days 29 & 30: Taupo

• InterIslander Ferry crossings

On the way to Taupo, stop at Orakei Korako and Wairakei Power Station before Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. Take a tour down the raging river, or walk in to see the falls on foot before continuing to Lake Taupo New Zealand’s largest lake. Head out to see the Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay or just relax by the lake.

• International flights from London to Christchurch • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Two nights hotel accommodation in Christchurch with breakfast • 30 nights on pre-booked campsites • Transfer to Car Rental Depot • 31 days car hire (Nissan X-Trail or similar) • 31 days caravan hire (4 berth) including; • Bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils plus the option to upgrade to include a bbq and tv.

Days 31 & 32: Wellington New Zealand’s capital city has character, charm, history, and a gorgeous waterfront to discover. Days 33 & 34: Kaikoura Catch the ferry from Wellington back to Picton and head south to Kaikoura where you can spot sperm whales, dusky dolphins, fur seals, and albatross in the waters off shore.

= number of nights at location

Day 35: Kaikoura to Christchurch

3

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading south to Christchurch airport for your flight home.

Auckland (Orewa)

Day 36: Arrive UK

NEW ZEALAND Champagne Pool at Wai-O-Tapu near Rotorua

2

Rotorua

Waitomo 2

2

2

Taupo

New Plymouth

3

Whanganui Picton 2 2

Abel Tasman

Wellington 2

1

Kaikoura

Greymouth 2

2 1

Fox Glacier

2

Christchurch

Lake Tekapo 2

2

Wanaka

Queenstown

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y r e v o c s i D d n la s I h Sout Milford Sound, New Zealand

Tour Name: South Island Discovery Tour Duration & Type: 29 Day Independent Caravan Tour Departure Dates: Year Round Prices from: £5,999 per person (2 sharing)

Explore the best of New Zealand’s South Island on this 4 week caravan trip. From Christchurch you’ll follow the coast to Oamaru, where you can see the amazing Moeraki Boulders. From there it’s on to Dunedin and the drive South to Lake Te Anau and the spectacular Milford Sound. Have fun in Queenstown and Wanaka before heading to the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Next is a stop at the Pancake Rocks before you head to the beaches, wine and art of Nelson and Blenheim. The final leg brings you back via Kaikoura where you can get up close to whales and dolphins.

Highlights: • Take in the stunning scenery of the Southern Alps and enjoy scenic drives • Drive through the Fjordland National Park • Enjoy a picturesque drive to the Milford Sound • Drive the Haarst Pass • Drive along the rugged west coast to Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers and set foot on the ice • Visit the Hokitika Gorge • See Punakaiki – The Pancake Rocks • See the stunning beaches of the Abel Tasman • Stay in Blenheim in the heart of the Marlborough wine region • Stop in Kaikoura, famous for its Whale Watching Itinerary Days 1 - 4: UK to Christchurch Fly from a range of airports in the UK and transfer to your hotel in the South Island’s largest city, known for its beautiful public gardens, old world charm and architecture, and quaint, walkable city centre. Days 5 & 6: Christchurch to Dunedin Take the road south to Dunedin, a university town, and full of interesting restaurants and pubs with a laid-back feel amongst the grandeur of beautiful buildings, famous for being an early gold mining town. On the way visit The Moeraki Boulders, one of New Zealand’s natural wonders, and discover seal and penguin colonies along the way. Days 7 & 8: Dunedin to Invercargill

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Drive to Lake Waihola, stop for a picnic by the lake before heading to the Catlins, known for the sea life that lives off its wild shores. Take out the binoculars to try to spot sea lions, seals, dolphins, penguins, and seabirds. In Invercargill, try the local seafood, especially its Bluff Oysters in season. From here visit Stewart Island to spot kiwi in the wild.

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South Island Discovery • New Zealand Tours Days 9 - 11: Invercargill – Te Anau

Days 24 & 25: Nelson to Blenheim

Today takes you from Invercargill to Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park, including the spectacular Milford Sound via one of New Zealand’s most scenic routes.

Stop at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve for a day walk or picnic. Blenheim is in the middle of the world famous Marlborough wine region, and there are scores of vineyards and wineries to stop in for lunch and a sample of local wines.

Days 12 & 13: Te Anau to Queenstown Enjoy the beauty of Lake Wakatipu as you wind your way north. The alpine resort of Queenstown is unlike anywhere else in New Zealand with award-winning restaurants, upmarket boutiques, bungee jumping, jet boating and river rafting to world class golf, wine tastings and Lord of the Rings locations. Days 14 & 15: Queenstown – Wanaka An appealing mix of fine living, family fun, and adventure with cafes, restaurants and interesting shops, as well as picturesque scenery from the lake that bears its name to the surrounding mountains of the Southern Alps.

Days 26 & 27: Blenheim to Kaikoura Enjoy the trip south through the breathtaking Awatere Valley and on along the vistas of the Pacific Coast. Don’t miss the chance to sample some of the freshest shellfish and crustaceans around or Venture onto the coastal walkway to see sperm whales, dusky dolphins, fur seals and albatross play in the waters off shore. Days 28 & 29: Kaikoura to Christchurch – UK Return your car and caravan and the head to the airport for your flight back to the UK, landing the next day.

Days 16 & 17: Wanaka to Franz Josef Enjoy the views along the shores of Lake Hawea as you head north, and stop for lunch at Makarora before hitting the Haast pass and entering the rainforest. Just north of Haast is Lake Moeraki, a 40-minute walk takes you to the penguin colony at Monro Beach. Then continue on to Fox Glacier, with Franz Josef Glacier just a short drive north. Walk to the terminal of the glacier or arrange a heli-hike to explore its ice caves. Day 18: Franz Josef to Greymouth From Franz Josef, make your way up the rugged West Coast, through the old gold mining settlement of Hokitika. Take the walk to the Hokitika Gorge or try the West Coast Treetops Walk through the forest canopy on purpose-built boardwalks. Days 19 - 21: Greymouth to Marahau Before leaving the coast, make the time to see the unusual rock formations Punakaiki, then head north toward Buller Gorge and on to Marahau, which skirts the edges of three National Parks. Days 22 & 23: Marahau to Nelson Stop at Kaiteriteri, with its gorgeous white sand beaches before travelling on to the bohemian town of Nelson with its palm trees, and brightly coloured buildings which prides itself on having the most sunshine hours in the country.

What’s included • International flights from London to Christchurch • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Two nights hotel accommodation in Christchurch with breakfast • 23 nights on pre-booked campsites • Transfer from Christchurch hotel to Car Hire Depot • 24 days car hire (Nissan X-Trail or similar) • 24 days caravan hire (4 berth) including; • A fully equipped kitchen with salt and pepper, tool box, first aid kit, fully made up bed with cotton bed linen, towels, hand towels, bath mat, flannels, tea towels, buckets, pegs, broom, and basic cleaning items such as spray and wipe, fly spray, toilet cleaning, dishwashing liquid, toilet spray, toilet paper, cloths, outdoor mats and the option to upgrade to silver and gold which include a BBQ, outdoor chairs, beach towels and a TV

= number of nights at location

NEW ZEALAND 3

Marahau

2

Nelson 2

Blenheim Kaikoura

1

Greymouth 2

Franz Josef Glacier 2 Wanaka Queenstown

2

Christchurch

2

2 3

Te Anau

Dunedin 2

Invercargill 2

Whale watching near Kaikoura

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Freedom Camping on Independent Tours What is Freedom Camping? Freedom camping is the ultimate outdoor experience. Just you, your fellow travellers and nature. It means you won’t have to worry about plugging your campervan into power, and you can really explore New Zealand’s beautiful, legal camping grounds. You’ll have the comforts and facilities of your motorhome, with uninterrupted, stunning views of the great outdoors. There are districts in New Zealand that do not permit you to freedom camp. These areas may or may not be clearly sign posted so we recommend you always check with a local first. Visitor Information Centres or ‘iSites’ will always be able to advise you.

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New Zealand Camping Options

Department of Conservation (DOC) Campsites These are often in some of the best locations around the country – in national parks, alongside the Great Walks and in tranquil and secluded spots. The campsites are usually quite basic, offering 'back to nature' style accommodation and facilities and very reasonably priced.

Holiday Parks and Campgrounds Holiday parks are equipped to please a wide range of people for a minimal cost and most have attractive landscaped settings, often beside a beach or lake.

There are six categories of DoC campsites: Serviced campsites – include a wide range of amenities with flush toilets, kitchen/cooking facilities, hot showers and rubbish collection. These campsites can be booked at a DoC visitor centre. Scenic campsites – Usually in high-use, coastal locations, these campsites have toilets and tap water supply and often barbeques, cold showers and rubbish bins. Some scenic campsites can be booked in advance. Standard campsites – Limited range of amenities including a pit or composting toilet, a water supply and some may have cold showers, barbeque and rubbish facilities. These campsites generally cannot be booked. Basic campsites – You really need to be self-sufficient to stay at these campsites with basic toilet facilities and water from a tank, lake or stream. Basic campsites generally cannot be booked. Backcountry campsites – Usually have toilets and a water supply from a stream. They may also have basic cooking facilities and picnic tables. These campsites generally cannot be booked. Great Walk campsites – There are 60 Great Walk campsites situated along all Great Walk tracks (except Milford) and they offer basic facilities including toilets and a water supply. Bookings are usually required and can be completed online.

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Australia Experience the magnificence of Sydney’s Opera House, bound over to Kangaroo Island, explore the majesty of the Great Ocean Road and so much more‌ Sydney Harbour


Australia

From lush rainforests, beach paradises and incredible gastronomy, to amazing wildlife, staggering rock formations and some of the finest wine in the world… Australia really is an explorer’s heaven – there’s so much to excite all the senses. With vast, varied landscapes, unique wildlife and pure white sand beaches you will enjoy the best of everything when touring Oz.

Whitsunday Islands

Not to be missed! • The Twelve Apostles in Victoria is one of the most spectacular stretches of coast anywhere on earth. Be sure to allow time for a stop here when you take the legendary Great Ocean Road. It’s a fantastic place to explore • Experience the veritable Garden of Eden that is Kangaroo Island – the lack of natural predators ensure that it’s a haven for Australian wildlife – the perfect place to not only see kangaroos but also koalas, whales and dolphins • Sample some traditional Aussie sweet treats including Lamingtons, Tim Tam’s and Damper • If you’ve built up a thirst exploring, be sure to sample some of Victoria’s beautiful wines in particularly the shiraz and chardonnay grape varieties • Take some time while in Sydney and marvel at the incredible harbour bridge, people watch on Bondi beach and wander around the many awe-inspiring museums and galleries.

The Twelve Apostles

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Australia

Weather

Sydney, New South Wales Climate

Australia's climate varies greatly throughout the eight states and territories; there are four seasons across most of the country and a wet and dry season in the tropical north. Australia's seasons are at opposite times to those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring.

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Average Temperature (°C)

Average Precipitation (mm)

January

23

131

February

23

126

March

22

164

April

19

133

May

16

101

June

14

140

July

13

56

August

14

99

September

16

65

October

18

88

November

20

116

December

22

85

Darwin, Northern Territory Climate

Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Driving Australia drives on the left hand side of the road.

Time Zones Due to its size, Australia has various time zones with Perth in the west at GMT +8 and Sydney in the east at GMT +10.

Month

Average Temperature (°C)

Average Precipitation (mm)

January

29

420

February

28

380

March

29

280

April

29

100

May

28

30

June

26

10

July

24

10

August

25

10

September

28

20

Flight Times

October

29

60

November

29

140

London to Sydney - 23 Hours.

December

30

280

Driving in Cape Range National Park, Western Australia

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Australia

Stopovers and Airline options

Singapore

Upgrade your flight and travel in style, or extend the trip of a lifetime by breaking your journey with a stopover on route.

Doha

Bali Bali is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ and it’s not hard to see why, with miles of sandy beaches, vibrantly coloured reef teeming with tropical fish and some of the friendliest faces in Asia. Bali serves as a true tropical stopover escape – perfect to lull you into the holiday mode or as a relaxing end to your Australian holiday.

The garden city of Asia, where east and west collide. The shining glass skyscrapers, glittering malls and well ordered parks and gardens are a testament to its wealth. Whether travelling for business or leisure, Qatar boasts attractive facilities and activities for everyone. Book a couple of nights and enjoy a desert safari, shopping excursion, museum visit or enjoy the lively night lights of Doha as you dine aboard a traditional Arabian dhow. Whatever you choose, you’ll delight in a warm and friendly welcome wherever you go. Kuala Lumpur

Bangkok The fascinating capital of Thailand, a modern metropolis set within the cultural landscape of the East with ancient temples, bustling markets, busy waterways and vibrant nightlife. Bangkok is a shopaholics dream; the perfect stopover destination for those wishing to bring home a bargain!

Dubai Lying between the warm, blue waters of the Gulf and the red sands of the Arabian Desert, Dubai offers year-round sunshine, fine beaches and incredible shopping in its lively markets and air conditioned malls.

Hong Kong One of the world’s greatest financial centres is also one of the most exciting and easy to explore. A vibrant mix of traditional and modern culture combined with first class service, soaring city skylines, colourful markets and fabulous shopping all framed around one of Asia’s most recognisable harbours.

Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur is the perfect introduction to Asia. With one of the most iconic skylines in the Far East, KL is famous for its colourful markets and modern shopping complexes. Over time the city has matured into a place full of juxtapositions - a mix of east and west influences. Emirates Airlines Classes available - Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Dubai, Bali Singapore Airlines Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Singapore Air New Zealand Classes available - Economy, Skycouch, Premium Economy, Business Premier Stopovers - Los Angeles, Cook Islands Cathay Pacific Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Hong Kong

Los Angeles

LA Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the centre of the nation’s film and television industry. With 80-degree days year-round, you can enjoy miles of picturesque coastline from Venice and Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and Playa Vista.

Cook Islands The Cook Islands is a nation in the South Pacific, with political links to New Zealand. Its 15 islands are scattered over a vast area. The largest island, Rarotonga, is home to rugged mountains and Avarua, the national capital. To the north, Aitutaki Island has a vast lagoon encircled by coral reefs and small, sandy islets. The country is renowned for its many snorkelling and scuba-diving sites.

British Airways Classes available - World Traveler, World Traveler Plus, Club World, First Class Stopovers - Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne Qantas Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Qatar Airways Classes available - Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Doha Malaysian Airlines Classes available - Economy, Business, First Stopovers - Kuala Lumpur

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s e m o h r o t o M z t i r B Britz Venturer Plus

Britz Explorer

Britz Frontier

Designed to accommodate two adults and a child, the Venturer Plus offers additional sleeping options including a single bed at the front, with the preference for two singles or a spacious double at the rear. The extra bed does not impact on space with kitchen and bathroom facilities still included.

Without a doubt, this home on wheels is the ultimate freedom machine. Mum, Dad & the kids, or even two couples will enjoy the open road in this 4 berth motorhome, complete with mini-kitchen and bathroom, a personal safe, fridge freezer, a microwave and awning.

A group of up to six people will be the envy of other campers when you pull up in this brilliant 6 berth motorhome! The large windows around the living area will provide you with an awesome view each morning. The Frontier has airconditioning and heating in both drivers cab and main cab plus a personal safe, fridge freezer, a microwave and awning.

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Day

Day

Night

Night

Night

Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 Child 32

Sleeps 4

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Maui Motorhomes Maui Ultima Plus

Maui Cascade

Maui River

This motorhome allows a small family to tour together with the option of erecting a single bed which is located just behind the drivers cab. A child restraint can also be fitted in the main cab ensuring maximum safety for younger passengers when travelling. Features include an apartment style kitchen, bathroom amenities, LCD screen and DVD player and an exterior slide out gas BBQ.

The Cascade comes complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities for the full home away from home experience! An innovative rear bed design sees two double beds comfortably located at the rear of the vehicle. The rear lounge by day is your ultimate room with a view, and at night converts into a double bed, with the second lowering from the ceiling to accommodate two more. In the morning, raise the top bed, keeping it made up for the next night's sleep!

Sleeping up to six people, the River boasts a permanent double bed, a larger than average size fridge, high quality kitchen equipment, a spacious living area and an impressive outside awning. The additional bonus of extra storage is provided with external lockers, ideal for housing those larger items of equipment.

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Day

Day

Night

Night

Night

Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 Child

Sleeps 4

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Whitsunday Islands

Tour Name: Driving Down Under Tour Duration & Type: 35 day Escorted Tour Departure Dates: 06/09/2019 Adelaide to Cairns 07/10/2019 Cairns to Adelaide Prices from: £5,799 per person (2 sharing)

Experience the diversity of Australia on this fantastic journey from the tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland to the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with the Great Ocean Road and some fabulous beaches. Led by experienced local tour leaders, you’ll explore these amazing locations and the variety of landscapes and wildlife that Australia has to offer.

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Highlights: • Adelaide, South Australia's Capital • Coorong National Park • The Great Ocean Road • Melbourne, Victoria’s capital • Canberra, the National Capital • Sydney including a harbour cruise • Fraser Island • Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast • Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands • The Great Barrier Reef Itinerary Days 1 – 4: UK to Adelaide Landing on day 3 you will be met at Adelaide Airport. There will be a motorhome briefing on day 4, and a welcome dinner, otherwise your time is yours to explore as you choose. Days 5 & 6: Robe Collect your motorhome and head through the Adelaide Hills, over the Murray River and on through the Coorong National Park, a collection of salt water lagoons, home to a range of birdlife including Pelicans. Your destination of Robe, one of the most attractive historic towns in South Australia, is tucked away on the shores of the Guichen Bay. Days 7 & 8: Port Campbell Travel inland and visit the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves, part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range, and one of the world’s most important fossil sites. A visit to Tower Hill Reserve is the ideal place to experience the Australian bush and see some of Australia's most iconic wildlife including emus, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, black swans and wedge-tail eagles in their natural habitat.

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Driving Down Under • Australia Tours Days 9 – 11: Melbourne Today is one of the highlights of the trip, the Great Ocean Road. One of the most iconic drives in the world, with breathtaking views capped off by the ever photogenic 12 Apostles. Then it’s onto Melbourne, best known for its fine parks and gardens, tree-lined streets, historic bluestone buildings and some of Australia's most famous sporting events. Days 12 & 13: Albury Travel north to historic Beechworth one of Australia's early gold mining boomtowns. Home for the next two nights is beside Lake Hume, where you can swim, fish, hire a boat, enjoy the on-site pool and tennis court or explore some of Victoria’s local history. For wine enthusiasts there is the option to enjoy wine tastings in the Rutherglen Wine Region. Days 14 & 15: Canberra Canberra is Australia's National Capital, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The city features Australia's new Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and an interesting array of foreign embassies and diplomatic residences. From mid September to mid October you can visit Canberra’s annual flower festival; Floriade, with 30 days of blooms, food and entertainment. Days 16 -18: Sydney Sydney, capital of New South Wales, is Australia's oldest and largest city, with one of the most beautiful deep water harbours in the world and famous landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, as well as some of Australia's best surfing beaches. We've included a Harbour Lunch Cruise. The rest of your time is at leisure to explore the city. Days 19 & 20: Port Macquarie Travel north to Port Macquarie, known for its beaches, wildlife and penal colony past. Take the coastal walk to the lighthouse for views over the water, and sightings of whales and dolphins or visit Billabong Zoo with its koala breeding centre. Day 21 – 23: Byron Bay Home to Australia's most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit.

Day 24 & 25: Hervey Bay Visit Queensland’s whale hot spot, around 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, where humpback whales stop to breed and nurse their young. See their playful antics on an optional whale watching tour. You’ll also visit Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and only place on Earth where rainforests grow on sand dunes. Days 26 & 27: Yeppoon As you continue your journey northwards make a stop in Bundaberg, famous for its rum. Moving on you come to the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastline is dotted with historic coastal towns, coral cays and some of the most important turtle breeding sites in the world. Once you reach Yeppoon wander along the town's picturesque esplanade with its backdrop of offshore islands, sparkling azure sea and clear blue skies and soak up the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Days 28 – 30: Airlie Beach Airlie Beach is set on a striking peninsula that reaches out into the stunning blue Whitsunday waters. From here enjoy one of the many day trips out to the Whitsundays, do the Whitsunday Great Walk from Brandy Creek to Airlie Beach or take a crocodile watching tour. Days 31 & 32: Townsville Townsville is in the dry tropics region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, home to a sea turtle hospital and plenty of other attractions. Days 33 & 34: Cairns On the last day of driving, head to Cairns where the rainforest meets the reef. Set between the mountain ranges and a sparkling Coral Sea, Cairns has the sophistication of resorts, restaurants, entertainment and boutique shopping all within a lush tropical setting. Enjoy a farewell dinner on the evening of day 33. Days 35 & 36: Cairns to the UK Transfer to the airport for your journey home, arriving back into the UK the next day.

What’s included

2

Cairns

NORTHERN TERRITORY

2

Townsville 3

NEW ZEALAND

Airlie Beach 2

Yeppoon

QUEENSLAND

2

WESTERN USTRALIA

Hervey Bay 3

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Byron Bay 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney

Adelaide 2

= number of nights at location

Albury VICTORIA

2

Robe 2 Port Campbell

Port Macquarie

2

3

Melbourne

3 2

Canberra

USA

• International flights from London to Australia • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Transfers to and from the motorhome depot • Two nights in a centrally located four star hotel in Adelaide including breakfast • Two nights in a centrally located four star hotel in Cairns including breakfast • Local Tour Leaders • Welcome and Farewell Dinners • Melbourne Colonial Tramcar Dinner • Sydney Harbour Cruise with Lunch • Full day ranger guided tour to Fraser Island • 28 nights pre-booked campsites including electric power • 29 days Maui Ultima Plus 3 berth motorhome hire including; Unlimited kilometers, GST, admin fee and all additional drivers included. Kitchen Equipment, linen and bedding plus a linen exchange during the tour. GPS & Wifi including 1 GB of data. Liability Reduction Option (liability reduced to nil) plus Single vehicle rollover cover. Picnic table and chairs. Portable fan heater (on request). • Express Motorhome Return Pack including; Return with empty fuel tank. Return with empty gas bottle. Toilet and waste water emptying service. Express key return.

TASMANIA

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a li a r t s u A k c a b Out Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Tour Name: Outback Australia Tour Duration & Type: 36 day Escorted Tour Departure Dates: 07/04/2020 Adelaide - Darwin 08/05/2020 Darwin - Adelaide Prices from: £5,399 per person (2 sharing)

Discover the contrasts of this amazing country as you drive from Adelaide to Darwin (or vice versa) on a 4000km trip of a lifetime. The journey will provide a magnificent array of scenery from the green rolling hills of the wine regions around Adelaide, up through the red centre and typical Outback Australia before finishing in the lush ‘Top End’. Karlu Karlu (the Devils Marbles)

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Highlights: • Adelaide • The Flinders Ranges • Coober Pedy with its opals • Uluru (Ayers Rock) • Kings Canyon • Alice Springs • Katherine Gorge • Kakadu National Park • Litchfield National Park • Darwin Itinerary Days 1 – 5: UK to Adelaide Fly to Adelaide where you’ll be welcomed at Adelaide Airport and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. There will be a motorhome briefing the morning of day 4, before a welcome dinner in the evening. Adelaide Australia's fourth largest city, known for it’s abundance of gracious old buildings as the "City of Churches". You’ll have free time to discover the city from North Terrace, a boulevard of galleries and museums to the brilliant botanic gardens and the cafes, bars and restaurants of Rundle Street. Days 6 - 8: Flinders Ranges Travel north through the Clare Valley towards Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia’s largest mountain range. The National Park is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in South Australia and is world-renowned for its geological history with impressive fossil remains, rugged mountain scenery, peaceful gorges and a huge array of wildlife and flora. Options for you to enjoy include an aboriginal cultural tour, a scenic flight over Wilpena Pond or Lake Eyre, bush walking, star gazing or a 4WD tour of the region. Day 9: Port Augusta As you head towards Port Augusta, stop in Quom for some scones and Quandong Jam at the Quandong Cafe.

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Outback Australia • Australia Tours Days 10 - 12: Coober Pedy Visit Australia's largest opal producing centre and one of the hottest places in Australia, with homes built underground. Days 13 - 15: Uluru (Ayers Rock) Uluru (Ayers Rock) captured the imagination of the Australian Aboriginals centuries before European settlement. It is steeped in the mystery of legend, mythology and folklore and coupled with the mysterious nearby rock formations at Kata Tjuta, a visit is a truly unique experience. The days are free to explore, with entertainment in the evenings including an evening of traditional dining and star gazing, and the chance to experience the critically acclaimed Field of Light Art installation. Days 16 & 17: Kings Canyon Kings Canyon is the deepest gorge in the Red Centre. Enjoy a leisurely exploration or if you’re feeling more adventurous try the Canyon Rim walk to take in spectacular views from the canyon rim. Days 18 – 20: Alice Springs Alice Springs is a perfect base for a stay in the Red Centre, giving you easy access to the surrounding natural wonders, with optional tours including a visit to the Old Telegraph Station as well as the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Days 21 & 22: Tennant Creek Your next destination is Tennant Creek and the Barkly Tablelands, known for its million-acre cattle stations, gold mining heritage, iconic rock formations and Aboriginal culture. Visit the sacred Karlu Karlu (the Devils Marbles), where hundreds of giant granite boulders are scattered or meet local artists at Aboriginal art galleries. Hear the local Warumungu legend of ‘Nyinkka’ and meet the women of Julalikari Arts or re-live Australia’s gold rush on an underground tour at the Battery Hill Mining Centre. Day 23: Daly Waters Historic Pub Break your journey along the Stuart Highway up with an overnight stop at this pub, and discover its interesting past. Days 24 & 25: Mataranka The Mararanka Homestead borders Elsey National Park, and is home to orphaned wallabies. The nearby rivers are abound with Barramundi and other fish species and freshwater crocodiles can be seen basking on the banks. Days 26 & 27: Katherine Gorge Discover one of Australia's greatest natural wonders, comprised of 13 separate gorges. While here you’ll take a cruise and discover the cultural significance to the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people and be enlightened by the history and traditions of the Indigenous inhabitants. Days 28 - 30: Kakadu National Park Covering 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is Australia's largest national park, home to one of Australia's largest and most diverse bird populations and of outstanding natural and cultural significance. Visit rock art sites at Nourlangie, which documents life in the region from 20,000 years ago to the first contact with European explorers.

Board the Yellow Water billabong cruise to view myriad birdlife and keep an eye out for crocodiles, then visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre where the Aboriginal land owners tell stories of their culture through the displays and exhibitions. Days 31 & 32: Litchfield National Park Camp in Litchfield National Park, a true wonder of the Top End replete with idyllic waterfalls, pristine swimming spots, beautiful walking trails and hidden natural wonders. You'll find all the facilities you need, including a kiosk, hot showers and barbecues. Days 33 & 34: Darwin Drop off your motorhome and transfer to your hotel in Darwin for a two night stay. Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory with a relaxed vibe and tropical coastline. On the last night enjoy a farewell dinner with your group at a local restaurant. Days 35 & 36: Darwin to UK Check out and transfer to the airport for your journey home, arriving back into the UK the next day.

What’s included • International flights from London to Australia • Hotel transfers, airport transfers and transfers to and from the motorhome depot • Two nights in a four star hotel in Darwin with breakfast • Three nights in a four star hotel in Adelaide with breakfast • Local Tour Leaders • Welcome and Farewell Dinners • Sounds of Silence Dinner at Uluru • Field of Light Pass • Nit Nit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cultural Cruise • Yellow Water Cruise • 27 nights pre-booked campsites including electric power • 28 days Maui Ultima Plus 3 berth motorhome rental including; Unlimited kilometers, GST, admin fee and all additional drivers included. Kitchen Equipment, linen and bedding plus a linen exchange during the tour. GPS & Wifi including 1 GB of data. Liability Reduction Option (liability reduced to nil) plus Single vehicle rollover cover. Picnic table and chairs. Portable fan heater (on request) • Express Motorhome Return Pack including; Return with empty fuel tank. Return with empty gas bottle. Toilet and waste water emptying service. Express key return.

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Australia’s s t h g li e D n r e h t Sou Sydney Harbour

Tour Name: Australia’s Southern Delights Tour Duration & Type: 31 day Independent Tour Departure Dates: Year round Prices from: £3,799 per person (2 sharing)

Discover the delights of Southern Australia on this independent tour from the magnificent city of Sydney along the coast, via Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road, finishing in Adelaide. You’ll find hidden beaches, great wines, amazing food and an abundance of Australian wildlife along the way.

Highlights: • Sydney City Tour • Sydney Harbour Cruise • Kiama Blowhole • Watch for dolphins at Gippsland Lakes • See Koalas on Phillip Island • The Surfcoast Highway • The Great Ocean Road • The Blue Lake • Barossa Food and Wine Experience • Kangaroo Island Experience Itinerary Days 1 – 5: Sydney Arrive into Sydney on day 3. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Novotel Darling Harbour hotel for a 3 night stay. During your time in Sydney we have included a morning tour of Sydney and a Harbour Cruise including a seafood lunch. The rest of your time is at your leisure allowing you to explore the city as you wish. Days 6 & 7: Kiama Pick up your motorhome and travel south on the Princes Highway to the pretty coastal town of Kiama. The town’s name derives from the Aboriginal “kiaram-a”, meaning ‘where the sea makes a noise’ because of the towns blowhole, which shoots water 60 meters into the air. Days 8 & 9: Batemans Bay

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Continue your travels south on the Princes Highway via the scenic Minnamurra Falls for a stroll through the rainforest then back to the coast to visit beautiful Jervis Bay before continuing on to Batemans Bay. On the mouth of the Clyde River, it boasts excellent fishing opportunities and great oysters.

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Australia’s Southern Delights • Australia Tours Days 10 & 11: Merimbula Travel south to Merimbula, the ‘holiday resort’ of the Sapphire Coast and the perfect site for water sports. Days 12 – 14: Lakes Entrance Travel via the towns of Bellbird Creek, Orbost and Nowa Nowa today as you make your way to Lakes Entrance, Australia's largest inland water system with spectacular mountains, rivers and forests. The local area is home to dolphins, water birds, kangaroos, wombats and koalas and a short walk across a footbridge brings you to the Entrance and Bass Strait, with Ninety Mile Beach stretching into the distance. Days 15 – 17: Phillip Island & Melbourne On your way to Melbourne, stop at Phillip Island the home of the Fairy Penguins and a major wildlife reserve where you can see koalas, fur seals and pelicans. In Melbourne, visit Mornington Peninsula, the area’s best kept secret hosts art and craft markets, antique stores, coastal and bush walks and koala and penguin reserves.

Day 26: Port Willunga Travel along the Riddoch Highway towards Port Willunga, just south of Adelaide. The soft, sandy beach is overlooked by cliffs where fishermen once carved out caves to store their boats and nets. Day 27 – 29: Adelaide Take the short drive to Adelaide this morning and say goodbye to your motorhome before checking into your hotel. Soak up the sun at one of the picture-perfect metropolitan beaches, take the Barossa Food and Wine Experience and visit Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s great natural wonders. Days 30 - 31: Adelaide to UK Enjoy some last minute shopping before your journey home, arriving back into the UK the next day. Port Willunga

Days 18 & 19: Apollo Bay Depart Melbourne and travel to Geelong, where you join the Surfcoast Highway to the pretty coastal resort town of Torquay. From here join the Great Ocean Road - one of Australia's most spectacular drives. Your destination for the evening is Apollo Bay, a scenic little fishing port nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Otway Ranges. Days 20 & 21: Twelve Apostles & Warrnambool Continue along one of the most famous stretches of the Great Ocean Road, past the famous formations of the Shipwreck Coast to Warrnambool. Along the way we recommend stopping at Port Campbell National Park, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge plus the Twelve Apostles, magnificent limestone stacks rising out of the sea. Days 22 – 24: Mount Gambier

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Head west towards Mount Gambier, on the slopes of an extinct volcano and famous for its striking Blue Lake and the Cave in the centre of the city. Day 25: Naracoorte Head inland towards Naracoorte stopping at Coonawarra, WESTERN one of Australia's AUSTRALIAfinest wine districts. More than 20 Coonawarra wineries have cellar door sales outlets, giving you the opportunity to taste for yourself.

What’s included • International flights from London to Australia • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Transfers to and from the motorhome depot • Three nights in a centrally located hotel (4 Star) in NEW ZEALAND Sydney including breakfast • 21 nights pre-booked campsites including electric power • Three nights in centrally located hotel (4 Star) in Adelaide including breakfast QUEENSLAND • City tour of Sydney • Sydney Harbour Cruise including seafood buffet lunch • Barossa Food and Wine Experience • Kangaroo Island Experience • Maui Ultima 2 berth motorhome hire for 22 days, including: Unlimited kilometers, GST, admin fee and all additional drivers included, GPS & Wifi including 1 GB of data, Liability Reduction Option (liability reduced to nil) plus Single vehicle rollover cover.

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r e r e d n a W n r e t s e W

Perth

Tour Name: Western Wanderer Tour Duration & Type: 23 day Independent Tour Departure Dates: Year round Prices from: £2,499 per person (2 sharing)

With the largest and most diverse landscapes in Australia, the opportunities for motorhome adventures in Western Australia are endless. From the coastline of the Indian Ocean to the outback city of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia has so much to see. Your options range from five star caravan parks, to pitching up in a national park, so there’s something for everyone, and the comfortable climate means you can visit all year round.

Highlights: • Perth City Highlights Tour • Rottnest Island • Margaret River Wine Region • Torndirrup National Park • The Great Ocean Drive • The Pink Lake • Kalgoorlie and its Gold Mines • Wave Rock • Fremantle Itinerary Days 1 – 4: UK to Perth You’ll be welcomed at Perth Airport and transferred to the Mercure Hotel for your three night stay in this vibrant city. Enjoy a Perth City Highlights Tour. Days 5 – 7: Margaret River Pick up your motorhome and travel via the Tuart Forest National Park to Busselton on the shore of Geographe Bay with its tranquil water, long beaches and sheltered coves. Surfers come from far and wide, and the town is home to many artists and crafts people. There are several wineries nearby, or take a scenic drive through the Bonarup Karri Forest. Days 8 – 10: Albany

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Travel eastwards today visiting the historic mill town of Nannup and the timber town of Pemberton on your way to Albany, home to white sandy beaches and spectacular coastal scenery. The town was once a major whaling town, now whale watching has taken its place to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.

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Western Wanderer • Australia Tours Days 11 - 13: Esperance Follow the South Coast Highway to Esperance, a beautiful coastal town which boasts stunning scenery, white sand and turquoise water. Take the Great Ocean Drive or visit the Cape Le Grand National Park, which is only 56kms from the town centre, to see kangaroos lazing on the beach. Further east is Cape Arid, a popular park for camping, fishing and hiking.

The Pink Lake, near Esperance

Days 14 – 16: Kalgoorlie Head north on the Coolgardie Esperance Highway through small outback towns to Australia’s largest inland city and the heart of Australia’s gold mining. Still a thriving mining town, it's a living museum with a vast operational open-pit mine, old mine shaft and the chance to try gold-panning. Days 17 – 19: Wave Rock Depart Kalgoorlie early today and head to the town of Hyden, close to Wave Rock in the remote western area of Australia's Golden Outback region. As the name suggests, the rock has the shape of a breaking wave, 110 metres long and 15 metres high.

Rottnest Island

Days 20 - 21: Fremantle Make your way back to the coast today and the town of Fremantle, home to a 500-strong fishing fleet and a vast number of yachts and pleasure craft. Visit the historic buildings or go fishing at North Mole. Days 22 - 23: Fremantle - Perth - UK Take the short journey back to Perth, drop off your motorhome and check at the airport for your journey home, arriving back into the UK the next day.

Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

What’s included • International flights from London to Australia • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Transfers to and from the motorhome depot • Three nights in a centrally located hotel (4 Star) in Perth including breakfast • Perth city tour • Discover Rottnest Tour including lunch • 17 nights pre-booked campsites including electric power • Maui Ultima 2 berth motorhome hire for 18 days, including; Unlimited kilometers, GST, admin fee and all additional drivers. Kitchen Equipment, linen and bedding plus a linen exchange during the tour. GPS & Wifi including 1 GB of data. Liability Reduction Option (liability reduced to nil) plus Single vehicle rollover cover. Picnic table and chairs. Portable fan heater

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Free Camping You will find many designated areas throughout all states and territories of Australia that allow free or low cost camping, over 4,000 Australia wide. Some councils have an overnight parking area in or near a town, signposted with an ‘RV Friendly’ sign. You’ll find in more remote areas or the outback of Australia, many more areas that allow overnight camping, than along the populated coast. The areas in the outback are often rest areas – keep your eyes open, as some of these have an area which opens up behind the rest area, so you can get further off the road. Sometimes these might be beside a river, or overlooking a nice view.

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Australia Camping Options

Holiday Parks and Campgrounds Holiday parks are equipped to please a wide range of people for a minimal cost and most have attractive landscaped settings, often beside a beach or lake. Most provide sites for tents, caravans and campervans and many also have simple cabins, self-contained motel units and backpackers' lodges too.

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Southern Africa Become a true adventurer and explore the safari plains, winding rivers, towering mountains and crystal clear lagoons of Southern Africa‌


Southern Africa

Discover magnificent, magical and mysterious landscapes, filled with extraordinary wildlife, glistening salt pans, fertile floodplains and fascinating people. Southern Africa is a place of wonder – it feels exclusive and fantastical all at once. Sip a glass of bubbly and sample fresh oysters while enjoying a beautiful boat cruise, glimpse majestic wildlife such as elephants, black rhino and cheetah, and learn about the culture of the San Bushmen. Zambezi National Park

Hot air balloon ride over Namibia

Not to be missed! • Enjoy fantastic local dishes such as Seswaa in Botswana, Michopo (best with a Mosi to drink) and Vitumbuwa in Zambia • Add a little extra to your holiday – discover the river that brought David Livingstone to the brink of the Victoria falls – with a romantic sunset Zambezi cruise • Don’t forget your camera! A holiday in South Africa really is the trip of a lifetime – the perfect place to capture some extraordinary scenes • Enjoy the thrill of a hot air balloon ride over Namibia • Kruger National Park is a must. It’s like the Lion King in real life – you have the chance to glimpse the big five, the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo, but also giraffes, fish eagles, crocodiles and hippos.

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Southern Africa

Weather

Johannesburg Climate

South Africa's weather conditions ranges from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner to temperate inland, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights and Autumn onwards is the best time for wildlife spotting.

Driving South Africa drives on the left hand side of the road.

Time Zones South Africa standard time is GMT +2.

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Flight Times London to Johannesburg - 11 Hours. Johannesburg

Stopovers and Airline options

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Upgrade your flight and travel in style, or extend the trip of a lifetime by breaking your journey with a stopover on route. Most of our Southern Africa tours offer direct flights from the UK, but for A Tale of Three Countries, stopovers in Cape town and Johannesburg are available. Johannesburg

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Cape Town

Stopover in Johannesburg and discover just how many reasons there are to stay in the city. Lose yourself in the huge malls and check out the trendy suburb of Melville, where there's a wealth of coffeehouses and bars to investigate. If you're interested in culture, you'll find plenty in Jo’burg. Find out about the country’s turbulent history at the Apartheid Museum and experience township life in Soweto.

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Cape Town

Virgin

Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities, crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park. From almost any vantage point, there's a mountain or an ocean in view, and often both. The weather is notoriously fickle, but that just reminds of the variety of things to do. If it's too cloudy to hike on the mountain, then there's art galleries, wineries and beaches. Swim with a penguin, burrow deep into the city's history, or just walk along cobblestone streets and take it all in.

Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Upper Class

Classes available - World Traveler, World Traveler Plus, Club World, First Class Stopovers - Johannesburg, Cape Town

South African Airways Classes available - Economy, Business Stopovers - Johannesburg - A Tale of Three Countries

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Southern Africa

Independent Motorhomes Maui M2B

Maui M4BI

Maui M6B

Travel in comfort thanks to the driver's air conditioned cab. Holiday amongst the country's nature and wildlife without having to say goodbye to modern technology or creature comforts and get your entertainment fix from the camper's TV and DVD player. Cook as you would at home courtesy of a fully-equipped camper featuring a microwave, gas cooker and a significant 100-litre fridge, while there's also a complete bathroom.

Enjoy an outdoor, yet modern, holiday on the road with the Maui 4-Bed Shower/ WC Africa Motorhome. Its well thoughtout design offers plenty of space with room left over for modern technology. Included is a bathroom featuring both a shower and toilet and the fully-equipped kitchen contains a two-hob cooking station and an 80-litre refrigerator. Bring the whole family along with sleeping space for up to four people.

Sleeps up to six with a large spacious living area. You’ll be the envy of other campers when you pull up in this brilliant 6 berth motorhome. The large windows around the living area will provide you with an awesome view each morning, perfect for your South African adventure!

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Ideal for a family of two adults and two children and has all the luxuries one would expect, including large double bed, 110 litre fridge, air conditioner and a double bicycle rack as standard. An enjoyable and easy to drive vehicle will take you to unforgettable destinations on your Southern African adventure.

This large and spacious model, sleeps six comfortably, is perfect for the family or a couple wanting lots of space and has all the luxuries you could expect, the latest design and best equipment all round. The kitchen come complete with a two plate gas burner so you can cook in the great outdoors and the main bed has a very comfortable hotel quality mattress.

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n o i t a N w o b n i a R Roads of the

View from God's Window, Panorama Route

Tour Name: Roads of the Rainbow Nation Tour Duration & Type: 38 day Escorted Tour Departure Dates: 29/09/19, 09/02/20 and 09/06/20 Prices from: £3,999 per person (2 sharing)

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation due to the variety of its people, languages and cultures, and the diverse range of cities, landscapes and wildlife that you’ll find as you explore the country. With two capital cities, the world renowned Kruger National Park and the ostrich farms of the Klein Karoo region, South Africa is a unique country just waiting for you to discover its many charms.

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Highlights: • The Panorama Route • Kruger National Park including a guided game drive • Swaziland • Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park • Hippo and Croc Cruise on Lake St Lucia • KwaZulu-Natal and the Battlefields • Addo Elephant Park including a game drive • The Garden Route • Winelands • Cape Town and Table Mountain Itinerary Days 1 – 3: UK to Johannesburg Fly overnight from the UK to Johannesburg where you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Sandton. Optional activities such as a tour to the Soweto township or the Lesedi Cultural Village can be arranged. On day three you’ll have an orientation session then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before a group welcome dinner. Days 4 & 5: Sabie Pick up your vehicle and set out on your first day of exploration to Sabie to experience the beautiful Panorama Route of South Africa including God's Window, Bouke’s Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavels and the towns of Pilgrim’s Rest and Graskop. Days 6 – 8: Kruger National Park Stretching over more than two million hectares, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Owing to its exceptional size, visitors are able to experience fantastic diversity – from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life and birdlife. The park is home to over 130 mammals and over 500 bird species and you can look forward

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Roads of the Rainbow Nation • Southern Africa Tours to learning about the area’s prehistoric past and viewing the abundant wildlife including the famed Big Five. Days 9 & 10: Swaziland Officially known as the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’ this tiny landlocked nation boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage. Highlights of this laid-back land include the beautiful ‘Valley of Heaven’, the Malkerns Valley and the Hlane Royal National Park, famed for its white rhinos, antelopes and lions. Days 11 – 13: Hluhluwe Continue your journey south and head for Bonamanzi Game Reserve , one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa. Self-drive, arrange a guided game drive or experience a guided bush walk onto the adjoining False Bay floodplains to explore the area and discover its flora & fauna. You’ll also enjoy a ‘Hippo and Croc cruise’ giving you the chance to see these water loving animals up close. Day 14 – 16: KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields Head inland to an area that boasts the largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa and visit the Isandlwana Battlefield site of the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. Days 17 – 19: Drakensberg This beautiful part of South Africa offers scenic landscapes and a range of activities including Rock Art sites, beautiful hiking trails, fishing, horse riding and so much more. Guided excursions can be arranged. Days 20 & 21: Wild Coast Stretching over 200 kilometres along one of South Africa’s most pristine, wild and beautiful sections of shoreline, the Wild Coast is renowned for its hidden coves, secluded beaches, and rolling emerald hills. Days 22 – 24: Morgan Bay Continue via Port St Johns and Mthata to Yellowwood Forest in Morgan Bay. Whether you prefer long, scenic forest trails or curling up with a good book, Yellowwood Forest has something for everyone. Days 25 & 26: Addo Elephant Park Set in the enchanting Eastern Cape Province, Addo Elephant National Park offers an unforgettable safari experience and provides a sanctuary to large numbers of elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, antelope, zebra and over 400 bird species. Whales and Sharks can also be spotted off the coast of the Algoa Bay. Days 27 – 29: The Garden Route Enjoy a day trip to Knysna during your stay here. The town is situated on the banks of a magnificent lagoon, which stretches out to the Indian Ocean between the towering twin peaks known as ‘The Heads’. We’ve included the Featherbed Echo Experience which features a scenic cruise on the Knysna Lagoon, a guided walk in the Featherbed Nature Reserve and lunch under Milkwood trees overlooking the ocean. Days 30 & 31: Oudtshoorn Your next destination is known for its ostrich farms and along the Route 62 wine route. To the north, the Cango Caves are a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers.

Days 32 – 34: Montagu From Oudtshoorn travel along Route 62 and make sure you stop at Ronnies Sex Shop near Barrydale. The famous bar is a colourful stop on Route 62 popular with both locals and international visitors. Days 35 & 36: Cape Town Your final destination is the stunning city of Cape Town, with the Atlantic Ocean on two sides and Table Mountain dominating the skyline. Drop off your motorhome before being transferred to your hotel. The next day is at your leisure to explore. In the evening join the group for your farewell dinner, including an interactive drumming session followed by a 14 course set menu dinner with live entertainment throughout the night. Day 37 & 38: Cape Town to UK Enjoy a final look around the city today or perhaps indulge in some last minute shopping before your transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your overnight flight home.

What’s included • International flights from London to Johannesburg • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Transfers to and from the motorhome depot • Locally guided by professional and experienced South African guides • Two nights at the four star Protea Hotel Balalaika in Sandton including breakfast • Welcome Dinner • 31 nights pre-booked powered motorhome sites • Full day guided Kruger National Park game drive in open safari vehicles • Hippo Croc Cruise when staying at Bonamanzi Game Park • Addo morning or afternoon guided game drive in open safari vehicles in Addo Elephant National Park • Featherbed Echo Experience in Knysna including a buffet lunch • Two nights at the four star Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel including breakfast • Farewell Dinner • 32 days 4 berth motorhome hire including: Medium Cover Insurance which reduces the insurance excess to R10,000 and the security deposit to R10,000 (payable on collection) . Unlimited mileage, one way fee, contract fee & credit card fees plus up to two drivers. Living, kitchen & sleeping equipment, table and chairs. Full water tank and gas bottle. Emergency motorhome assistance (08:00 – 22:00).

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s e i r t n u o C ee r h T A Tale of

Victoria Falls

Tour Name: A Tale of Three Countries Tour Duration & Type: 33 day Escorted Tour Departure Dates: 07/11/19, 07/01/20 and 02/05/20 Prices from: £4,999 per person (2 sharing)

Venture off the beaten track and experience the diverse wonders that Southern Africa has to offer. From the deserts and sand dunes of Namibia to the unique Okavango Delta, a river that never reaches the sea, plus the majestic sight and sounds of Victoria Falls, this corner of Africa will delight and enthral you. Your experienced guide will help you discover the wonders of the region, sharing their knowledge of the three countries as you travel. Add in the magnificent wildlife of the region, from the amazing desert animals in Namibia and the floodlit waterholes of world renowned Etosha National Park to Chobe National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants, and you’ve got the holiday of a lifetime. 50

Highlights: • Sossusvlei and the deserts • Walvis Bay Seal and Dolphin Cruise • Twyfelfontein a UNESCO World Heritage Centre • Guided game drives in Etosha National Park • Damaraland • The Caprivi Strip • Livingstone and Victoria Falls • Game drive and game cruise in Chobe National Park • The Makgadikgadi Pan • The Okavango Delta Itinerary Days 1 to 3: Windhoek Fly from the UK to Windhoek the capital of Namibia. Landing on day two you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner as you meet your guides and the rest of the group. On day three you’ll have a group briefing at the Motorhome deport, then enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Days 4 & 5: Sossusvlei Dunes Collect your motorhome and head for the sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Stop at the beautiful Spreetshoogte Mountain Pass one of the most beautiful views in Namibia. Spend the next two days exploring the area with optional excursions such as helicopter flights, hot air balloon rides and 4x4 excursions all available.

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A Tale of Three Countries • Southern Africa Tours Days 6 & 7: Swakopmund and Walvis Bay Travel to the coast to Swakopmund, then head to Walvis Bay for a boat cruise to look for seals and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and fresh oysters on board. Days 8 & 9: Uis & Twyfelfontein Continue onto Uis, an unspoilt rural area of Namibia popular due to its unspoilt beauty and wildlife, which includes Desert Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Springbok and Kudu. Days 10 & 11: Palmwag and Damaraland Explore the area with optional excursions including Rhino tracking or an excursion to seek out the wildlife of Damaraland, where you may see desert elephants, black rhino, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok and, if you’re lucky lion and cheetah. Days 12 – 14: Etosha National Park Continue your journey northwards today as you leave Palmwag and make your way to Etosha National Park, a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Abundant wildlife around the waterholes gives almost guaranteed sightings. On day 13 you can enjoy an included guided drive in an open safari vehicle. Days 15 & 16: Otavi Mountain Region In the centre of the ‘Golden Triangle’, the towering Otavi Mountains are surrounded by the towns of Otavi, Tsumeb, and Grootfontein. The landscape features golden maize plantations, spectacular dolomite mountains, and underground lakes and activities here include spectacular close-up game viewing, relaxing at the swimming pool or a laid-back sunset around the campfire telling stories under the stars. Days 17 & 18: Caprivi Region Today takes you into the Caprivi Strip, between Angola to the north and Botswana to the south, all the way to Zambia in the east. The Mahango Game Park is home to large herds of elephants and buffalos, as well as hippos and crocodiles. Almost all the antelope species living in North-Eastern Namibia can be seen in the park, as well as giraffes, zebras, impalas, lion, leopard and hyena. Day 19: Caprivi Region to Katima Mulilo Travel from Caprivi to Namwi on the banks of the Zambezi River, the ideal stop-over to continue our journey through the Caprivi. This area is famous for its birdlife such as the Woodland Kingfisher, African Skimmer and African Woodowls. Days 20 & 21: Livingstone and Victoria Falls Cross the border into Botswana today, before parking the motorhomes and being transferred into Zambia and Livingstone, the gateway to Victoria Falls. Take an optional Sunset Zambezi Cruise, or helicopter flight over the falls. Days 22 & 23: Chobe National Park Transfer back to Botswana and continue onto Chobe National Park where herds of buffalo and elephant attain legendary proportions. A game drive and a cruise on the Chobe River are included, providing you with the perfect opportunity to see the animals.

Days 24 & 25: Nata and the Makgadikgadi Pan The world’s largest salt pan, when the rains come, is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other waterbirds, as well as one of Africa's biggest zebra populations. Days 26 – 28: Maun and the Okavango Delta Your next destination is Crocodile Camp, on the banks of the Thamalakane River in Maun. From here discover the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site and the largest inland delta in the world. Day 29 – 30: Ghanzi and the San Bushmen Travel from Maun to Ghanzi, where you’ll have the chance to learn about the San Bushman in their natural habitat during an optional excursion. Days 31 – 32: Gobabis & Windhoek We head back towards Windhoek today breaking the journey with an overnight stop at Zelda Guest Farm. Continue back to Windhoek and return the motorhomes before your flight back to the UK as you bid your local guides farewell. Days 33: Arrive in the UK

What’s included • International flights from London to Windhoek • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Two nights at the four star Windhoek Country Club in Windhoek including breakfast • Welcome Dinner in Windhoek • Boat cruise from Walvis Bay • Morning and Afternoon Game Drives in Etosha National Park • Two nights at the four star David Livingstone Safari Lodge, and Spa at Livingstone, Zambia including breakfast • A guided game drive in Chobe National Park • A guided boat cruise in Chobe National Park • Locally guided by professional and experienced South African guides • A professional technician accompanying the tour for the duration of the motorhome hire • 27 nights pre-booked powered motorhome sites • 29 days in a 4 berth Iveco motorhome including: Medium Cover Insurance which reduces the insurance excess to R10,000 and the security deposit to R10,000 (payable on collection) – Higher cover is available locally. The contract fee and credit card fees. Two drivers. Living, kitchen & sleeping equipment, table and chairs. Full water tank and gas bottle. Unlimited mileage. One way fees. Emergency motorhome assistance (08:00 – 22:00).

Nanwi Island

ZAMBIA 1

2

2 Caprivi Region

Buffalo, Chobe National Park Etosha

2

3

Chobe National Park

2

3

NAMIBIA 2

Uis

2

Swakopmund

Nata

2

Ghanzi

Gobabis

2

2

Maun/Okavango Delta

Otavi Mountain Region

Palmwag

Livingstone

2

BOTSWANA

1

Windhoek

SOUTH ATLANTIC

2

Sossusvlei

NEW ZE

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e h t d n a n w o T e p a C Garden Route Hermanus

Tour Name: Cape Town and the Garden Route Tour Duration & Type: 23 day Independent Tour Departure Dates: Year Round Prices from: £4,599 per person (2 sharing)

Experience a different side of Africa on this three week tour of the southern tip of the continent, from the majesty of Table Mountain dominating Cape Town’s skyline to the picturesque scenery of South Africa’s famous Garden Route.

Cape Town

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Highlights: • Cape Town • Cape Columbine Nature Reserve • Oudtshoorn • Camdeboo National Park and the Valley of Desolation • Addo Elephant Park • The Garden Route • Hermanus and the Whale Coast • Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands Spot wildlife including ostriches at Oudtshoorn and herds of elephant at Addo, then top it all off with a visit to the Cape Winelands region to sample the local produce. Itinerary Days 1 - 3: Cape Town Fly overnight from the UK to Cape Town. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Your time in the city is at your leisure to explore. Visit Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, explore the sandy beaches of Camps Bay or the famous botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch. Top off your stay with dinner at the V&A Waterfront. Days 4 & 5: The West Coast Collect your motorhome and head to the West Coast with its wide open spaces, charming fishing villages, unspoilt beaches and abundant animal and marine life. Take the drive from Langebaan to Paternoster for a visit to this beautiful Fishing Village, walk through the beautiful Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and enjoy a crayfish lunch before heading back to your campsite.

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Cape Town and the Garden Route • Southern Africa Tours Day 6: Touws River

Days 17 – 19: Whale Coast

The pretty little railway town of Touws River, on the fringes of the Klein Karoo, is sandwiched between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains.

Travel to Hermanus, known as the Whale Coast of South Africa, a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys. Explore the whales, sharks, wine routes, penguins, hiking trails and adventure activities in this beautiful region.

Days 7 – 9: Oudtshoorn Oudtshoorn is a town in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa’s Western Cape, known for its ostrich farms and is located along the Route 62 wine route. Enjoy a morning tour to an Ostrich Farm where you can learn more about these remarkable birds and their fascinating nature, then in the afternoon continue onto Buffelsdrift Game Lodge where you will meet Jabari, Bulelo and Malaika, three orphan elephants originally from Kruger National Park. Take the opportunity to get close to these giants of the natural world when, as part of their daily routine, you will have the opportunity to brush them. Days 10 & 11: Camdeboo National Park As you leave Oudtshoorn behind your journey will take you via Meiringspoort, stop at the beautiful Meiringspoort Waterfall before continuing towards the Karoo region.

Days 20 & 21: Cape Winelands Depart Hermanus for Stellenbosch past Hawston and through Kleinmond and Bettys Bay, where you can visit Stoney Point, home to a 3,600 strong African Penguin Colony. Continue your scenic journey then explore the Cape Winelands, take a ‘Bike & Wines’ tour, a unique way to explore Stellenbosch, the heart of the Cape Winelands. Days 22 – 23: Stellenbosch to Cape Town to the UK Head back towards Cape Town to return your vehicle. From here you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight home, landing back in the UK the next day. Addo Elephant Park

Formed hundreds of millions of years ago, the Karoo of South Africa is one of the great natural wonders of the world and Camdeboo National Park provides insights into the unique landscape and ecosystem as well as its awesome scenic beauty. Days 12 & 13: Addo Elephant Park Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide range of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora including herds of elephants. A unique feature is the waterhole lookout point, floodlit at night, within the camp as well as the underground hide, allowing close encounters with wildlife. The evenings are punctuated with the calls of lion, spotted hyena and jackal while francolin and bokmakierie welcome each dawn. You’ll enjoy a half day guided Addo Elephant National Park Safari and share local knowledge about animal identification, the history, vegetation and culture plus plenty of local stories to round off a great tour. Days 14 – 16: Garden Route High on the must-see lists of South Africa is the Garden Route, due to the glorious natural beauty, range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor activities. The coast is dotted with excellent beaches, while inland you’ll find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills and eventually the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma. Travel through Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys Bay, Storms River and Knysna, taking in the scenery as you go. Be sure to make a stop in Tsitsikamma and visit the Tsitsikamma National Park where you can take a short hike and visit The Big Tree. Continue through the town of Knysna and enjoy an included trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

What’s included • International flights from London to Cape Town • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Two nights in a four star hotel in Cape Town including breakfast • 18 nights pre-booked campsites including power • 19 days in a 2 berth motorhome including; Medium Cover Insurance which reduces the insurance excess to R10,000 and the security deposit to R10,000 (payable on collection). Contract fee. Credit card fees. Two drivers. Living, kitchen & sleeping equipment, table and chairs. Full water tank and gas bottle. Unlimited mileage. Emergency motorhome assistance (08;00 – 22:00).

NEW ZE

Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH ATLANTIC

2 Cape Columbine

Camdeboo National Park

Touws River

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1

Oudtshoorn

3

2 Stellenbosch

Cape Town

2 3

Hermanus

3

Sedgefield

2 Addo Elephant Park

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ss e n r e ld i W d n a Wildlife

Blyde River Canyon

Tour Name: Wildlife and Wilderness Tour Duration & Type: 23 day Independent Tour Departure Dates: Year Round Prices from: £4,999 per person (2 sharing)

Discover the sights and sounds of South Africa on this self-drive itinerary. Learn about the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, search for the Big Five and other game on safari, experience the culture of Swaziland and drive the famous Panorama Route. Kruger National Park

Highlights: • KwaZulu-Natal and the Battlefields • The scenic landscapes of the Southern Drakensburg • iSimangaliso Wetland Park - A World Heritage Site • A Hippo and Croc Cruise • Umkuze Game Reserve • Swaziland • A full day’s game drive in Kruger National park • The Panorama Route and Blyde Canyon Itinerary Days 1 – 3: UK to Johannesburg You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Sandton, close to Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton Shopping Centre. Explore at your leisure or optional activities including visits to the Soweto Township or the Lesedi Cultural Village can be arranged. Days 4 – 6: KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields Collect your motorhome and head southeast to the province of KwaZulu Natal, the largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa. The campsite is an excellent base to visit the famous historical monuments. On day five a specialised guide will accompany you on a tour of the battlefields sharing their knowledge and stories of the Anglo-Zulu War. Day six takes you to the Nambiti Private Game Reserve for lunch followed by a game drive to spot the Big Five.

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Wildlife and Wilderness • Southern Africa Tours Days 7 – 9: Southern Drakensberg This beautiful part of South Africa offers scenic landscapes, visits to Rock Art sites, beautiful hiking trails, fishing and horse riding. Day nine includes a guided tour of the Sani Pass and lunch in Africa’s highest pub. Day 10: Dolphin Coast This morning continue your journey to Ballito. The area is host to a number of sandy beaches and dolphins are frequently spotted surfing the waves of the Indian Ocean. Based in sub-tropical forest like surroundings, Ballito offers peace and tranquillity and the opportunity to put your feet up and relax.

Day 19 – 21: Sabie Discover Pilgrims Rest on the magnificent Panorama Route. This quaint village dates back to 1873 when alluvial gold was discovered nearby and there are an abundance of historical sites and arts and craft shops. Then, take a self-drive tour of the Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa’s most scenic drives. Days 22 - 23: Sabie to Johannesburg and the UK Return your vehicle in time for your overnight flight home.

Days 11 & 12: iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site Continue your holiday as you travel to the St Lucia Wetlands region. Cape Vidal is a magnificent coastal holiday destination, set in a sheltered bay in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, with shallow pools and rock ledges for snorkelling, unspoiled beaches for walking and rich coastal forest on the shores of Lake Bhangazi. On one side are the shores of Lake St Lucia, take a guided drive to see antelope, hippos, crocodiles and buffalo. On the other side lies the wonderful Indian Ocean with its array of marine animals. On day 12 take a guided Hippo & Croc tour, where you can observe Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and hundreds of bird species in their natural environment. Days 13 & 14: Umkuze Game Reserve Umkuze Game Reserve, in Northern Zululand, is renowned for the birdlife that can be found here and Rhino, Leopard, Elephant, Giraffe, Wildebeest and rare species including Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyenas and Suni can be spotted. Days 15 & 16: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland Your next destination is Swaziland and the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, where the freedom to explore is unique. Mlilwane’s wildlife is amazingly tolerant, allowing for unparalleled memories and photographic moments. Be on the lookout for zebra, wildebeest, nyala and blesbuck, a daily occurrence in the park. On day 16 you’ll have a Swaziland cultural tour and discover the culture and people of Swaziland, take in some of the country’s art and craft attractions and view the local scenery. Your guide will share stories of Swazi history and you’ll also get to see traditional Swazi dancing. Days 17 & 18: Kruger National Park Stretching over more than two million hectares, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Visitors are able to experience fantastic diversity, from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life and birdlife. You’ll spend two nights at the Marlothi Safari Park and enjoy a full day Safari Game Drive as your ranger takes you in search of over 130 mammals and 500 bird species, including the famed Big Five.

Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland

What’s included • International flights from London to Johannesburg • Airport transfers on arrival and departure • Two nights in a four star hotel in Johannesburg including breakfast • 18 nights pre-booked campsites including power • Full day guided Battlefields Tour • Nambiti Private Game Reserve – lunch and three hour guided Big Five Safari Experience • Sani Pass full day tour in the Drakensberg • Hippo & Croc Cruise in St Lucia • Swaziland Cultural tour • Full day Kruger National Park guided Big Five safari game drive includes conservation fees • 19 days in a 2 berth motorhome including; Medium Cover Insurance which reduces the insurance excess to R10,000 and the security deposit to R10,000 (payable on collection). Unlimited mileage, contract fee & credit card fees plus up to two drivers. Living, kitchen & sleeping equipment, table and chairs. Full water tank and gas bottle. Emergency motorhome assistance (08:00 – 22:00)

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3

Sabie

2

2 Kruger National Park

Johannesburg

Swaziland

Umkuze 2 Game Reserve

KwaZulu-Natal

SOUTH AFRICA

LESOTHO

Kruger National Park

2

3

Southern Drakensberg

INDIAN OCEAN

2

St Lucia Wetlands Dolphin Coast

3

1

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Canada From the thunder of Niagara to the splendour of the Rockies – step into a magical land beyond your wildest dreams‌

Spectacular Banff National Park


Canada

Discover sophisticated cities, formidable grizzlies, breathtaking lakes and marvellous mountains. Canada offers a world of wonder, for nature lovers and urbanites alike. For a trip of a lifetime look no further than a tour of Canada. Enjoy wine within the sundrenched region of Penticton, unwind on glorious lake beaches, revel in village festivities or be adventurous with horse riding, canoeing and mountain Yoga. Vancouver skyline

Whale watching, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Not to be missed! • Set your taste-buds alive with local treats including poutine, butter tarts and lobster rolls • Keep your eyes and ears peeled for some staggering wildlife including bears, moose, whales, eagles and so much more • Don’t leave Canada without a bottle of real maple syrup – if you’ve a sweet tooth, this is a treat you need in your life • Enjoy a lively music scene with phenomenal jazz and country in Montreal • Experience the awe-inspiring hot springs in Banff.

Sunset on Lake Okanagan

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Canada

Weather

Vancouver, Western Canada Climate

Despite Canada's size, weather patterns are largely the same across the country, with defined seasons similar to those in Europe. Coastal regions are usually more temperate than prairie provinces and mountain ranges attract higher rainfall and snow in some areas than others, it’s cold everywhere in winter and warm in most locations in summer. The summer months offer sunny days and pleasant temperatures. Springtime reveals forests and wildflowers and the re-emergence of Canadian wildlife from winter hibernation. September is the peak of the salmon run, attracting large numbers of bears. It also marks the start of autumn, with spectacular fall foliage lasting into October. Panoramic views over Vancouver Island

Driving Canada drives on the right hand side of the road.

Month

Average Temperature (°C)

Average Precipitation (mm)

January

4

140

February

5

150

March

7

110

April

9

100

May

13

70

June

15

60

July

17

40

August

18

50

September

15

70

October

10

100

November

6

200

December

4

160

Montreal, Eastern Canada Climate Month

Average Temperature (°C)

Average Precipitation (mm)

January

-3

40

February

-3

40

March

1

40

April

7

50

May

14

30

June

16

40

July

21

60

August

21

50

September

18

40

October

11

40

November

5

50

December

-1

20

Time Zones Canada spans 6 time zones Vancouver - GMT-7 Toronto - GMT-4

Flight Times London to Vancouver - 10 hours London to Toronto - 8 Hours

Airlines Why not travel in even more comfort when you start your adventure? Air Canada Classes available - Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class British Airways Classes available - World Traveler, World Traveler Plus, Club World, First Class

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s e m o h r o t o M a d a n a C Banff National Park

C-Medium Motorhome

C-Large Motorhome

Adventurer 4 Motorhome

As the name suggests this is a small motorhome perfect for couples but can sleep up to three people. The C-Small motorhome is just over 6 metres long and 2.3 metres wide. It has an automatic gearbox and cruise control plus air conditioning. Features include a fridge, microwave, hob & oven plus a toilet & shower cubicle.

Sleeping up to five people with one permanent bed and two others that convert during the day, this motorhome has an automatic gearbox, cruise control, air conditioning and a generator. Its approx. 7.5 metres long and 2.5 metres wide and features a power assisted slideout section providing more space when stationery. Facilities included are a fridge, hob, convection oven/microwave and a toilet & shower cubicle.

Featuring a cab with four seats separate from the rest of the vehicle the Adventurer includes two slide-out sections providing extra space when you’re not on the road. It sleeps four people, with the option of being able to convert two twin beds into a king size bed, and is just over 9 metres long and 2.6 metres wide. The gearbox is automatic plus there is cruise control, air conditioning and a generator, plus the same facilities as the C-Large.

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Vancouver and t s a o C e n i h s n u S The Sea to Sky Gondola ride, summit view

Tour Name: Vancouver and The Sunshine Coast Tour Duration & Type: 19 days Independent Motorhome Tour Departure Dates: May to September 2019 and 2020 Prices from: From £2,965 per person (based on 2 people sharing)

This 19-day tour of Western Canada takes you from the coastal city of Vancouver and on to the Sunshine Coast, the hidden gem of British Columbia. Enjoy stunning scenery on the ferry journey to Vancouver Island; discover Campbell River, known as the Salmon Capital of the world. The region is also known for its abundance of wildlife and, if you’re lucky, you'll spot bears, eagles and whales. Drive along the Sea to Sky Highway via beautiful cities, sweet villages, beaches, rain forests and rugged coastal scenery as you make your way to Whistler in the heart of the mountains. 60

Highlights: • Explore the waterfront city of Vancouver • Discover the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC’s hidden gem • Campbell River, the salmon and bear capital of the world • Tofino in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve • Charming Victoria • The Sea to Sky Highway • Whistler Mountains Itinerary Days 1 – 3: Vancouver, British Columbia It’s easy to explore this cosmopolitan city on foot from the historic streets of Gastown, where it all began, to the hipster hangouts of SOMA, and everything in between. Take a stroll along charming English Bay to Stanley Park, or enjoy fine dining at a waterfront restaurant. Days 4 – 6: Pender Harbour, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia Collect your motorhome and set out to The Sunshine Coast, British Columbia’s hidden gem. A 40-minute ferry ride from Northern Vancouver transports you to a string of rocky, forested beaches. Here enjoy lush regional parks, creative communities, sandy beaches, sailing and fishing. Days 7 – 8: Lund, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia Take the scenic ferry crossing from Earl’s Cove to Saltery Bay and Lund, the northernmost town on the Sunshine Coast. The town is a great base to explore Desolation Sound Provincial Park and the sandy white beaches and warm water of tropical Savary Island, a short water taxi away.

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Vancouver and The Sunshine Coast • Canada Tours Days 9 – 10: Campbell River, Vancouver Island

Days 15 – 17: Whistler, British Columbia

Enjoy another ferry crossing to Comox on Vancouver Island, with views of Harwood Island and Blubber Bay along the way. Your base on the eastern side of the island is Campbell River, the Salmon Capital of the World. Discover a thriving arts and culture scene, fabulous fishing opportunities and waterfront restaurants. For wildlife spotting on land, the area is famed for both grizzly bear and black bear watching or venture into Strathcona Provincial Park. For a wildlife safari at sea, hop on a boat trip to view the orcas and Pacific white-sided dolphins.

Journey back to the mainland by ferry over the Strait of Georgia and enjoy more wildlife spotting before you embark on one of North America’s most scenic drives, the Sea-toSky Highway. Along the way you’ll discover dramatic vistas, deep fjords and towering mountains before you arrive in the picturesque town of Whistler. You’ll have three days to relax, enjoy the fresh mountain air and try a plethora of outdoor activities. Hire a boat on a lake, hike in the mountains, take a bear watching tour or enjoy the panoramic views from the Peak to Peak Gondola.

Days 11 – 12: Tofino, Vancouver Island As you journey to the remote west coast of Vancouver Island be sure to stop at Little Qualicum Falls for a stroll amongst the 800 year old trees in MacMillan Provincial Park’s. The village of Tofino is situated in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is a prime destination for surfing, beach time and exploring.

Days 18 & 19: Vancouver, British Columbia Stop at Shannon or Brandywine Falls before you return your motorhome and head to the airport for your afternoon flight back to the UK, arriving the following day.

Days 13 – 14: Victoria, Vancouver Island Leave the wilderness of the west coast behind and make your way to the historic bustling capital, Victoria. Charming Victoria is a joy to explore. Head for the picturesque harbor, stroll around world-famous Butchart Gardens, or hop on a whalewatching boat tour to view the resident pod of Orcas and other marine wildlife.

What’s included • International flights from the UK to Vancouver • Three nights in a centrally located hotel (four star) in Vancouver including breakfast • Transfers to/from motorhome depot in Vancouver

Sea to Sky Highway

Tofino

• Motorhome hire for 17 days with unlimited mileage, motorhome insurance, vehicle kit including cutlery and crockery plus sleeping bags, towels and pillows • 14 nights pre-booked campgrounds in sought-after areas • Ferry crossings • Personalised road book with tips on how to prepare for your trip, Canadian traffic rules, the route, detailed itinerary and local tourist information • Mobile app with itinerary access and offline maps plus real-time itinerary updates with any changes on the route • 24/7 emergency assistance

Victoria Harbour, Vancouver Island

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BRITISH COLUMBIA Lund 2 Campbell River 2 2

Tofino PACIFIC OCEAN

3

Whistler Pender Harbour

3

Victoria

3 Vancouver 2

USA

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s e k a L d n a s k r a Great P a d a n a C n r e t s e of W Herbert Lake on the Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

Tour Name: Great Parks & Lakes of Western Canada Tour Duration & Type: 20 days Independent Motorhome Holiday Departure Dates: May to September 2019 and 2020 Prices from: £3,150 per person (based on 2 sharing)

Cosmopolitan Vancouver is the starting point for this tour that showcases the national parks and lakes of the spectacular Canadian Rockies. You’ll discover Vancouver Island, the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley and explore the lakes and mountains of Glacier, Banff and Jasper National Parks on this breathtaking journey.

Highlights: • Vancouver, a cosmopolitan city renowned for its natural beauty • Discover Vancouver Island and the charming city of Victoria • Explore a variety of Provincial & National Parks including Yoho, Garibaldi, Glacier, Jasper and Banff • Admire the stunning beauty of numerous mountain lakes including Maligne, Emerald, Okanagan and Peyto Lakes, plus Lake Louise • Take a once in a lifetime trip onto Athabasca Glacier • Relax in Okanagan Valley with its lake beaches and wineries • Drive along 'The Sea-to-Sky Corridor' • Whale watching in the Strait of Georgia and wildlife galore Itinerary Days 1 - 2: Vancouver, British Columbia Arrive in Vancouver and enjoy a relaxing evening in one of Canada's most popular cities, surrounded on three sides by water and with the Coast Mountain Range as a backdrop. Days 3 - 4: Victoria, Vancouver Island

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Collect your vehicle then take a scenic ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia, past the San Juan Islands, to Vancouver Island. Your two-night base is at the southern tip of the island in the charming city of Victoria, home to the world famous Butchart Gardens and a great location to take a whale watching tour.

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Great Parks and Lakes of Western Canada • Canada Tours Days 5 - 6: Whistler, British Columbia Take the ferry back to the mainland and the start of the 'Sea-to-Sky Corridor'. As you drive enjoy dramatic vistas and soaring mountains before you arrive at the pretty town of Whistler. Enjoy countless outdoor activities, escape to the peaceful surroundings of Whistler's wetlands, or take a bear viewing tour. For a 360 degree view of Whistler Village, jump on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to gaze down over glaciers, lakes and forests. Day 7: 100 Mile House, British Columbia Enjoy a scenic drive north along the Cariboo Highway, past Garibaldi Provincial Park and Duffey Lake to 100 Mile House. Founded during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, this area is now known for cattle ranching and leisure pursuits. Days 8 - 9: Jasper National Park Take a ride on the Jasper Tramway, enjoy a relaxing soak in Miette Hot Springs or go white-water rafting on the Athabasca River. For a more gentle option take a boat cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, the second-largest glacier fed lake in the world. Days 10 - 12: Banff National Park Drive to Banff via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, with the opportunity to venture onto the ice in one of the mammoth Ice Explorer buses. You’ll have three days to explore Canada's oldest park, we recommend a trip to Bow Falls and a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Minnewanka, or Lake Louise is only a 40 minute drive away. Days 13 - 14: Revelstoke, British Columbia Take in the awe-inspiring scenery of Yoho National Park and Canada’s Glacier National Park en route to your overnight stop in the historic mountain town of Revelstoke. If you're up for driving a little further, visit Revelstoke National Park and the ‘Meadows in the Sky’ Parkway. This route rises to an elevation of 1,835 metres as you transcend into a world of spruce, cedar and subalpine wildflower meadows. Days 15 - 16: Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Known for its hot, dry climate, you’re now heading back towards the coast, via the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Tour a family-run boutique winery, stretch your legs along one of the 30 lake beaches in the region, or hire bikes and enjoy a gentle ride through the valley. Days 17 - 18: Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia Travel along Canada’s Crowsnest Highway today. Aim to stop at Princeton, a small town in a beautiful setting which is rich in historical and heritage sites. Then you’re on to the diverse scenery of Manning Provincial Park. Your base for two nights is Harrison Hot Springs, a small mountain community at the southern end of Harrison Lake in the Fraser Valley. This is a great spot to relax and enjoy the soothing hot springs, hire a boat on the lake, or take a nature trail into the mountains. Days 19 & 20: Vancouver, British Columbia Just enough time to get in some final sightseeing at the impressive 60 metre high waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Return your motorhome to the depot and take the shuttle to Vancouver Airport for your flight home.

Lake Louise

Athabasca Glacier

What’s included • International flights from the UK to Vancouver • Two nights in a centrally located hotel (four star) in Vancouver including breakfast • Transfers to/from motorhome depot Vancouver • Motorhome hire for 17 days with unlimited mileage, insurance, vehicle kit including cutlery and crockery, sleeping bags, towels and pillows • 16 nights pre-booked campgrounds in sought-after areas • Ferry crossings • Personalised road book with tips on how to prepare for your trip, Canadian traffic rules, the route, detailed itinerary and local tourist information • Mobile itinerary app with access on mobile devices en route with offline maps and real-time itinerary updates taking into account any changes on the route • 24/7 emergency assistance

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a d a n a C n r e t s a The Best of E Niagara Falls

Tour Name: The Best of Eastern Canada Tour Duration & Type: 22 Day Independent Tour Departure Dates: May – October 2019/2020 Prices from: £2,899 per person (based on 2 sharing)

Discover the cities of Eastern Canada from the French inspired Quebec and Montreal to the ultra modern Toronto with its landmark CN Tower.

Highlights: • Toronto and the CN Tower • Lake Ontario • Thousand Islands • Old Montreal • Old Quebec, a World UNESCO Heritage Site • St Michel des Saints • Algonquin Provincial Park • Muskoka • Niagara Falls

From the hustle and bustle of the cities discover the beauty of Eastern Canada with stops at Kingston for the Thousand Islands, Algonquin Provincial Park for wildlife and Muskoka for its beauty and stunning colours before heading to see the mighty Niagara Falls. Moose, Algonquin Provincial Park

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Days 19 & 20: Niagara Falls

Days 1 & 2: Toronto, Ontario The capital of Ontario is situated along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore and is an energetic city with an iconic skyline including the CN Tower. Historic St Lawrence Market is a great place to sample delicious Canadian fare and you’ll adore Harbour front Centre, set on the banks of Lake Ontario. Days 3 – 5: Kingston Make your way to the motorhome depot for an orientation session before you head off on your adventure along Lake Ontario to Kingston. Take to the water from Kingston and cruise Thousand Islands, a group of small islands scattered along the St Lawrence River.

Straddling the border between Canada and the USA, the three falls move more than 3 tons of water every second and are a must see, get up close with a Hornblower boat trip. Charming Niagara-by the-lake is a great escape from the hustle and bustle and along the way, be sure to sample the local wineries and delicious ice wines. Days 21 & 22: Toronto Return your motorhome in Toronto and head for the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. Old Quebec

Days 6 - 8: Montreal Discover many boroughs which were once independent cities, stroll along the cobbled streets of Old Montreal and sample delicious French cuisine in cosy street cafes. The lively Quartier Latin has interesting architecture and is the spot for nightlife and no visit to Montreal is complete without a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica. Days 9 – 11: Quebec City area Canada’s oldest city and the birthplace of French Canada. Old Quebec is a World UNESCO Heritage Site with many walking paths through cobbled, windy streets and along the old fortified wall. Views of the city from the water are also stunning and a leisurely cruise along the St Lawrence River showcases Chateau Frontenac, Cap Diamant, Ile d’Orleans and the cascading Montmorency Falls. Outside the city, explore Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier, one of Quebecs most dazzling glacial valleys. Days 12 & 13: St Michel des Saints area Situated on the banks of the immense Lac Taureau , the St Michel des Saints area features a number of resorts, charming inns, beaches and islands. Just under 100 kilometers to the north is the Atikamekw village of Manawan. Close by is Lac Kempt, one of the largest lakes in Quebec. Days 14 – 16: Algonquin Provincial Park Explore this outdoor playground by canoe, horseback or on foot and discover pristine wilderness, crystal clear lakes and acres of parklands teeming with moose, loons, black bear and wolves. With over 1,500 lakes, this is an ideal place to try a spot of fishing and be sure to head to the Radio Observatory for some spectacular stargazing.

What’s included • International flights from the UK to Toronto • Two nights in a centrally located hotel (four star) in Toronto including breakfast • Transfers to/from motorhome depot Toronto • Motorhome hire for 19 days with unlimited mileage, insurance, vehicle kit including cutlery and crockery, sleeping bags, towels and pillows • 18 nights pre-booked campgrounds • Personalised road book with travel tips and day-to-day driving itinerary with local area information.

Days 17 & 18: District of Muskoka The town of Bracebridge, set around its namesake the cascading Bracebridge Falls, has a delightful downtown worth visiting. Lady Muskoka cruises operate along the Muskoka River and there are plenty of options to take to the water if you like.

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Banff National Park

s e i k c o R n a i d a n The Ca Tour Name: The Canadian Rockies Tour Duration & Type: 22 Day Independent Tour Departure Dates: May – Sep 2019 and May – Sep 2020 Prices from: £3,065 per person (based on 2 sharing)

Western Canada is one of the best places in North America to explore the great outdoors and discover nature. Tour through the heart of the Canadian Rockies and view the splendour of soaring snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes and breathtaking scenery, all from the comfort of your motorhome on this relaxed holiday.

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Icefield’s Parkway

Highlights: • Calgary, home of the Calgary Stampede • Discover the scenery and wildlife of Banff and Jasper National Parks • Drive the stunning Icefield Parkway • Drive the Yellowhead South Highway with its scenic views • See Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies • Opportunities to see grizzly bears in their natural habitat • Stop at historic Hat Creek Ranch for a glimpse of the Gold Rush • Whistler with its stunning mountain scenery • Discover the wineries of the Okanagan Valley • Yoho National Park

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The Canadian Rockies • Canada Tours

Itinerary

Days 19 & 20: Kananaskis, Alberta

Days 1 & 2: Calgary, Alberta Steeped in western culture, Calgary is home to ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, the annual 10-day Calgary Stampede. Explore lively downtown full of western boutiques, cool restaurants and live music venues from country to jazz. The views from the Calgary Tower Observation Deck are great, or step back in time at the Heritage Park Historical Village. Days 3 – 5: Banff, Alberta Transfer to the motorhome depot for an orientation session before you travel to Banff, Canada’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park covers 6,000 square kilometres of unparalleled scenery and is set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. You’ve three full days to discover the wonders of this region including stunning Lake Moraine and Lake Louise.

Take the scenic route to your final stop. In Mount Revelstoke National Park, stretch your legs amongst the Giant Cedars then in Yoho National Park head for Emerald Lake and enjoy the serene beauty of the park’s largest lake. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Kananaskis County is mountain playground and the ideal spot to end your adventure. Days 21 & 22: Calgary, Alberta Return your motorhome to the depot and take the shuttle to Calgary airport and overnight flight to the UK. Mount Robson

Days 6 – 8: Jasper, Alberta Ranked as one of the top scenic drives in the world, the spectacular Icefields Parkway connects Jasper with Lake Louise. The route is lined with more than 100 glaciers, cascading waterfalls and sparkling emerald lakes and a highlight will be a trip on the Athabasca Glacier. Jasper National Park is your home for the next three nights, surrounded by soaring peaks, ancient glaciers and miles of untouched wilderness. Days 9 & 10: Sunpeaks, British Columbia Journey along the scenic Yellowhead South Highway past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before arriving at Sun Peaks. An alpine village in the heart of British Columbia, which during the summer months is alive with festivals, concerts and events. Browse the boutiques, horse ride through the mountains or enjoy peaceful alpine yoga. Days 11 – 14: Whistler, British Columbia From Sun Peaks to Whistler, stop at historic Hat Creek Ranch for a glimpse of the Gold Rush of the 1860s. With four days to explore picturesque Whistler, try a 4x4 bear watching adventure, ride on the Peak to Peak Gondola or try canoeing or hiking around the lakes. Days 15 & 16: Penticton, British Columbia Follow the winding Fraser River, before heading east towards the sundrenched wine region. Spend your time in Penticton discovering the 60 wineries in the region, relaxing on the beautiful lake beaches or exploring the Kettle Valley Railway.

What’s included • International flights from the UK to Calgary • two nights in a centrally located hotel (four star) in Calgary including breakfast • Transfers to/from motorhome depot Calgary • Motorhome hire for 19 days with unlimited mileage, insurance, vehicle kit including cutlery and crockery, sleeping bags, towels and pillows • 18 nights pre-booked campgrounds in sought-after areas • Personalised road book with tips on how to prepare for your trip, Canadian traffic rules, the route, detailed itinerary and local tourist information • Mobile itinerary app with offline maps and real-time itinerary updates • 24/7 emergency assistance

Days 17 & 18: Revelstoke, British Columbia Enjoy the serenity of the region as you make your way to Revelstoke then take a jaunt along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway Highway. This 52 kilometre round-trip starts in alpine forests and ends in rolling meadows of wildflowers, keep an eye out for moose, bears and coyotes on the way!

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USA Delight in a melting pot of magnificent landscapes as diverse as the people who first discovered them‌

Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Arizona


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From towering redwoods, breath-taking canyons, iconic routes and dazzling cities – there are few places that can deliver the variety and excitement that a US trip holds. The USA is a tourer’s dream destination, the wide open roads comfortably carry you to some of the most extraordinary great-outdoors you can imagine. With National Parks to die for, blissful beaches to unwind on and thrilling cities to excite the senses, nowhere offers you quite the same sublime and ridiculous mix of experiences.

Not to be missed! • Make sure you sample some of the iconic food – hot dogs, burgers, milkshakes, pancakes and southern fried chicken should form part of your menu on any trip to the USA • Experience the Grand Canyon – if you want a real treat take to the air and visit by helicopter • Don’t forget your camera! The wildlife you glimpse in the National Parks is truly awesome, it’s the perfect place to capture holiday memories on film • When visiting Las Vegas be sure to take a break from the slot machines and enjoy some free entertainment – no visit would be complete without spending a few quiet moments in the evening by the Bellagio Fountains or wandering through the spectacle that is Freemont Street • Indulge in a little retail therapy, it’s always nice to bring a little memento back from your holidays and America offers some great shopping experiences.

Giant Redwoods, California

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Weather

Chicago Climate

Winter is dry and warm, becoming colder further north, while summer is ideal for beach relaxation or hiking in national parks, although it can be very hot and humid. Spring and autumn have pleasant temperatures throughout.

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Los Angeles Climate Chicago skyline from North Avenue Beach

Driving The USA drives on the right hand side of the road.

Time Zones America spans 7 time zones. Chicago - GMT-5 Los Angeles - GMT-7

Flight Times London to Chicago - 9 hours. London to Los Angeles - 11 Hours.

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Airlines Why not travel in even more comfort when you start your adventure? British Airways Classes available - World Traveler, World Traveler Plus, Club World, First Class American Airlines Classes available - Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Main Cabin Extra, Premium Economy, Business, Flagship Business, First, Flagship First United Airlines Classes available - United Economy, United Business, United First Virgin Classes available - Economy Light, Classic and Delight, Premium, Upper Class Delta Classes available -Main Cabin, Delta Comfort, First Class, Delta Premium Select, Delta One

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Go your own way! Enjoy the ultimate wanderer holiday; North America’s open roads with no timetable, commitments or obligations. We’ll organize your air ticket, transportation and a couple of nights’ accommodation to see you on your way. Before we get too carried away though, even the best, unplanned trips need a little thought. Don’t just turn up in Las Vegas at the weekend expecting to find a hotel bargain; and maybe avoid American vacation dates and peak summertime. But if you have a vision of chancing upon panoramas straight out of Hollywood movies, or following in Kerouac or Hemingway’s tyremarks, then let us know. We have a range of motorhomes - known as RV’s in the USA and Canada - for you to choose from. The following is just a sample. Class C 21-23ft Motorhome

Class C 25-27ft Motorhome

Class A 30-32ft Motorhome

This vehicle sleeps up to five people in three beds. One bed is permanent with the others converting when not in use during the day. It features an automatic gearbox, power steering and air conditioning. The bathroom has a toilet, basin and shower and the kitchen is equipped with a hob, microwave and fridge-freezer.

Sleeping up to six people, this motorhome includes one permanent bed with two others converting during the day. It comes with air-conditioning, an automatic gearbox, power steering and an exterior awning. The bathroom has a toilet, basin and shower and the kitchen is equipped with a hob, microwave and fridge-freezer.

A classic American RV - luxurious and amenity-rich, featuring sides that open out for even more space when you’re not driving. Six people can be accommodated for sleeping and air conditioning, an automatic gearbox, power steering and exterior awning are standard. The bathroom has a toilet, basin and shower and the kitchen is equipped with a hob, oven, microwave and full size fridge and freezer.

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g n i m a e r D a i n r o f li Ca Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Tour Name: California Dreaming Tour Duration & Type: 15 day Independent Motorhome Tour Departure Dates: May to October 2019 & 2020 Prices from: £2,795 per person

Discover the best of California on this tour of the Golden State. Start off in San Francisco, home to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Then take in some natural splendours including Yosemite National Park and the scenic drive along California’s coastline that is Highway 1. Top it all off with two nights in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles.

Highlights: • Explore San Francisco’s many attractions including The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and the “crookedest” street in the world – Lombard Street • Visit Alcatraz – the infamous island prison in the middle of San Francisco Bay • See picturesque Lake Tahoe • Marvel at the remarkable granite giants of El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park • Journey along Highway 1 – The Pacific Coast Highway • Discover a region of California known as “The American Riviera” • Finish your holiday with a stay in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles • Enjoy a tour of LA’s famous sights Itinerary Days 1 - 2: San Francisco San Francisco is your first destination, where you’ll stay in a downtown hotel for the first two nights. On day two, you’ll take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city to take in sights such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Pier 39 and the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. An undoubted highlight of a visit to San Francisco is the chance to explore Alcatraz, home of the notorious island prison. Your holiday includes a return ferry ride to Alcatraz and the award-winning audio tour of the Cell House. Day 3: Sutter Creek

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It’s an early morning transfer to the motorhome depot. Then you can hit the road heading for the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and into the very heart of Gold Rush Country. Sutter Creek is perched on the edge of Wine Country, born from the Gold Rush era, which maintains its quaint atmosphere and charming Main Street.

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California Dreaming • USA Tours Days 4 - 5: Lake Tahoe Often referred to as ‘The Big Blue’, Lake Tahoe straddles the California/Nevada border. Enjoy the scenic 70 mile drive around the lake before arriving in the Zephyr Cove area. From here consider taking a leisurely cruise of the lake on the Queen of Tahoe Mississippi paddle-wheeler or take in the views from above on the Heavenly Gondola. Other options include a gentle hike in the alpine forest or relaxing on the beach by the lake.

Bixby Creek Bridge on Highway 1, California

Days 6 - 7: Yosemite National Park Head south today towards Yosemite National Park where some of the world’s most spectacular mountain terrain is protected within its 1,170 square miles of wilderness. View towering granite formations, crystal-clear streams, majestic waterfalls and ancient giant sequoias. You can discover this national park on your own on the YARTS system (Yosemite Regional Area Transport), or perhaps join a ranger-guided tour. Days 8 - 9: Monterey, California Coast Head back towards the California coast, the beautiful Monterey Bay and the fairy-tale like village of Carmel-by-theSea. This area is renowned for whale-watching, a short stroll takes you to miles and miles of undeveloped Monterey Bay beachfront begging to be explored. Days 10 - 11: Big Sur & Santa Barbara, California Coast Today, you’ll travel along Monterey Bay and on the famous 17 Mile Drive before cruising south on one of the world’s most scenic routes - California Highway 1. This twisting, cliff-hugging, route along the central California coast starts in historic Monterey, and threads through Big Sur, where mountains plunge into the Pacific. Your next two night stop is in the shadow of the Sierra Madre Mountains in an area of the coast known as ‘The American Riviera’. Days 12 - 13: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Carry on your adventure this morning along the scenic California coast and through the Santa Monica Mountains before returning your vehicle in Los Angeles. You’ll be transferred to your 4-star hotel in Beverly Hills where you can enjoy some time by the pool or a stroll along famous Rodeo Drive. On day 13 you’ll take a tour of all the famous sights that Los Angeles has to offer such as Bel-Air, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Sunset Strip and Paramount Studios. Alternatively, you may prefer time on your own to shop, stroll along the famous LA beaches or enjoy a thrilling action-packed day in Universal Studios! Days 14 & 15: Depart Los Angeles You have some time to yourself today before you head to Los Angeles International airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. We’re able to add pre and post tour hotels and activities if you’d like more time in San Francisco or Los Angeles, please ask our team for more details.

What’s included • Return international flights from the UK • Two nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Union Square, San Francisco • Two nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles • San Francisco City tour and Alcatraz Visit • Tour of Los Angeles highlights • Includes transfers to and from the motorhome depots. 10 days motorhome rental suitable for your party size, including unlimited mileage, personal kits (blankets, sheets, pillows, towels...), kitchen kit, full tank of LPG gas, WC starter pack (paper and chemicals) and supplementary liability insurance • Pre-booked hotels or campsites for every night of this tour in sought-after areas (we strive to book as many campsites as possible inside State and National Parks) plus 24/7 assistance available • Personalised road book with travel tips, local information and day to day driving itinerary with full driving instructions suitable for Motorhomes

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s d n la n o y n a C s ' America Monument Valley, Utah

Tour Name: America’s Canyonlands Tour Duration & Type: 20 day Independent Motorhome Tour Departure Dates: April to October 2019 & 2020 Prices from: £2,995 per person

Visit some of the best National Parks in America. From the mighty Grand Canyon and the dramatic chasms of Canyonlands to seemingly sculpted arches and monolithic movie backdrops, this leisurely tour promises staggering scenery around every bend.

Highlights: • Discover the Grand Canyon – one of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders • Experience the bright lights and exuberance of Las Vegas • Travel along Route 66 • Explore the dramatic landscape of Monument Valley • See the stunning scenery of Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks • Visit Arches National Park – delicate arches sculpted out of the rock by nature • Drive simply awesome - and often empty highways through amazing landscapes Itinerary Day 1 - 2: Las Vegas, Nevada Arrive into Las Vegas in the early evening and enjoy the city as it comes alive with its famous neon lights, Vegas has got to be seen to be believed. Day 3 - 4: Kingman, Arizona on Route 66 Pick up your motorhome, then it’s time to hit the road! Your first destination is Kingman, known as ‘The Heart of Route 66’ a charmingly nostalgic Route 66 town crammed with historic buildings and quirky Route 66 attractions. Pop into Mr. D’z 1950’s Route 66 Diner for a chilled root beer and huge ice cream sundae. Days 5 - 6: Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Cruise in the shadow of the Aquarius and Juniper Mountains on route to one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ - The Grand Canyon. You’ll find yourself amid the stunning scenery of the most beautiful natural phenomena on earth. Enjoy hikes or walks for all abilities from the south rim, or take a helicopter trip to the remote north rim.

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America's Canyonlands • USA Tours Days 15 - 16: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah

Make your way to Bryce Canyon National Park today via Scenic Byway 12 - one of America’s most dramatic scenic drives. Once in the park drive along the rim of the horseshoe-shaped Bryce Amphitheater to Rainbow Point, it’s an absolute must-do! Days 17 - 18: Zion National Park, Utah It’s scenic highway all the way today to Zion National Park and its soaring sandstone monoliths. Zion is Utah’s oldest national park and is known for its incredible canyons and jaw-dropping vistas. Days 19 & 20: Las Vegas, Nevada It’s a short, easy drive back to Las Vegas today to drop off your motorhome in time for your early evening overnight flight back home. If you feel the need for more mind-blowing scenery, consider a slight detour and gentle drive through the flaming colours of Valley of The Fire State Park, Nevada.

What’s included • Flights from the UK to Las Vegas • Two nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Las Vegas

Days 7 - 8: Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah

• Transfer to/from motorhome depot

Travel through the Painted Desert and then onto your next stop, Lake Powell. This man-made, 186 mile long lake, offers sandy beaches and cool blue water against a backdrop of dramatic red-rock scenery. Jump on a boat trip to Rainbow Bridge, or explore many of its canyons and sand dunes. Whilst in the area you may also wish to visit Antelope Canyon, one of the most photographed slot canyons in the USA.

• Motorhome hire for 17 days with unlimited mileage, insurance, vehicle kit including cutlery and crockery, sleeping bags, towels and pillows • 16 nights in pre-booked campgrounds in sought-after areas • Personalised road book with travel tips, local information and day to day driving itinerary

Days 9 - 10: Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona Journey east to Monument Valley, where monolithic sandstone rocks rise up to 1000 feet from the desert floor used as a setting for countless Western movies.

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Take time out here to explore the valley and learn about its myths and legends from a Navajo guide. Days 11 - 12: Canyonlands & Arches National Parks Spend time exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as the lesser-known but still truly magnificent, Dead Horse State Park. Moab is also a popular base for white water rafting along the Colorado River. Days 13 - 14: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Hit the wide open roads to Capitol Reef National Park, filled with cliffs, canyons and domes in the heart of Utah. Explore Goblin State Park along the way, this strange and colourful landscape is filled with bizarre rock formations that look like a huge gathering of goblins.

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Tour Name: Yellowstone & the Rockies Tour Duration & Type: 24 day Independent Motorhome Tour Departure Dates: June to September 2019 & 2020 Prices from: £3,645 per person

Breathtaking scenery waits around every bend on this 23 night holiday through Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming. From buffalo roaming free and the unique sight of Mount Rushmore, to the dramatic Rocky Mountains and the uniquely spectacular Yellowstone National Park, this is a holiday that you’re guaranteed to remember.

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Highlights: • Three days in the amazing Yellowstone National Park to take in the wildlife, scenery and the geysers • Opportunity to see bears, wolves and bison in their natural habitat • Visit Mount Rushmore in the day and at night, when it's spectacularly lit up • Explore the dramatic Grand Teton mountain range • Enjoy scenic drives through grasslands and mountains • Soak up some of the history of the wild west, plus visit a rodeo • End this memorable holiday with views at 12,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains Itinerary Days 1 - 2: Denver, Colorado Fly to Denver arriving in the early afternoon and enjoy a relaxing evening at your airport hotel, or perhaps explore the city of Denver for the evening. Day 3 - 4: Guernsey, Wyoming Collect your vehicle, hit the open road and head for Wyoming! You’ll travel in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains as you make your way through spectacular scenery to Guernsey near the Fort. Along the way stop at Cheyenne on the Colorado/ Wyoming border, America’s rodeo capital.      Days 5 - 7: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota Today you’ll venture north to South Dakota. From your base in the Black Hills, you’ll be able to explore Mount Rushmore, the impressive Crazy Horse Memorial and watch the buffalo roam

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Yellowstone & the Rockies • USA Tours in Custer State Park. In the evening jump on the shuttle to see the nightly lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore. Day 8: Devil’s Tower, Wyoming Visit sleepy Deadwood on your way and stretch your legs with a walking tour of this wild west town. Be sure to visit Moriah Cemetery, the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Continue your journey through Spearfish Canyon and past the picturesque town of Sundance (from where the Sundance Kid took his nickname) before you view eerie Devil’s Tower looming in the distance. Days 9 - 10: Cody, Wyoming Your journey today will pass tiny, one-horse towns and the impressive Bighorn Mountain Range before you arrive in Cody at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. Don’t miss the nightly Cody Rodeo which takes place every evening in June, July and August. Days 11 - 13: Yellowstone, Wyoming Your next three days are spent in the world’s first (and America’s largest) national park, mighty Yellowstone! We’ve split your time in the park to cover both the Western and Eastern regions and ensure you have the best possible experience. During your time in this UNESCO World Heritage Site you can marvel at hot springs, bubbling mud pots and exploding geysers, of which there are almost 500 in the park. Explore mountains, forests and lakes, all rich with wildlife, including bears, wolves and bison. You can explore the park at your leisure or perhaps join one of the Ranger led activities to gain an insight into the geology and nature that surrounds you. Days 14 - 16: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming It’s a short drive south today to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Full of lakes, forest and wildlife, the park also has a rich cultural history with old homesteads and cattle ranches. Take a cruise on Jenny Lake and hike past Hidden Falls to Inspiration Point, where you’ll enjoy unsurpassed views of the Grand Tetons range. In nearby Jackson, enjoy the rodeo, stroll through the historic square, visit the eclectic boutiques or pop into the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Day 17: Lander, Wyoming An easy paced day today as you travel in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains via the Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho tribes, before arriving in Lander. Days 18 -19: Steamboat Springs, Colorado It’s a full day of driving today along one of the most scenic highways in the world. Hit the road early and enjoy the freedom to stop as you wish, soaking up the views as you go. Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota

Days 20 - 22: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Bursting with glacial lakes, soaring mountains and endless wildlife, this alpine world is yours to explore for three nights. Be sure to drive the Trail Ridge Road which crests at over 12,000 feet and makes you feel on top of the world! Days 23 & 24: Denver, Colorado Breathe that mountain air one last time! It’s time to return your vehicle before you head to the airport for your overnight return flight.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

What’s included • Return international flights from the UK to Denver • Two nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Denver • Transfer to/from motorhome depot • Motorhome hire for 21 days with unlimited mileage, insurance, vehicle kit including cutlery and crockery, sleeping bags, towels and pillows • 20 nights pre-booked campgrounds in sought-after areas • Personalised road book with travel tips, local information and day to day driving itinerary

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Route 66 Route 66, New Mexico

Tour Name: Get your Kitsch on Route 66 Tour Duration & Type: 22 day Independent Motorhome Tour Departure Dates: April to October 2019 & 2020 Prices from: £3,795 per person

Route 66 stretches across three time zones and eight states as it covers 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. It is crammed with nostalgia, kitsch and tradition at every turn and this is the holiday for those wanting to experience the real deal. The history, the stories, the people - it’s all there to discover. Route 66 mural

Highlights: • Travel along legendary Route 66 • Experience authentic ‘Main Street’ America • See the unique Gateway Arch in St Louis, the gateway to ‘The West’ • Eat in traditional American Diners along the route • Visit quirky Cadillac Ranch - an art installation constructed using old Cadillac cars • Option of taking a detour to the Grand Canyon • Enjoy Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps! • End your journey of a lifetime on the beach in Santa Monica, LA • Option to fully tailor-make this holiday to suit you Itinerary Days 1 – 3: Chicago, Illinois Chicago is the perfect blend of cosmopolitan city and friendly mid-western town. Discover the city with river boat trip, visit the John Hancock Observatory and Skydeck at Willis Tower, enjoy a mobster tour or walking tour with an ex-Chicago police officer. Days 4 & 5: Springfield, Illinois After an orientation session collect your vehicle and set off on your adventure. Stop in Pontiac for the first of many Route 66 museums and the famous murals that depict the history of the region before you reach Springfield. The city is the capital of Illinois and was once home to Abraham Lincoln. Head to the iconic Cozy Dog Drive-In then to the Route 66 Drive-In movie theatre.

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Route 66 • USA Tours Day 6: Lebanon, Missouri

Days 15 – 16: Williams (Grand Canyon), Arizona Journey via the Petrified Forest and the iconic Route 66 Wigwam Village. Meteor Crater is a must stop, at least 50,000 years old and nearly a mile-wide. Then it’s on to the historic town of Williams, your base to explore the Grand Canyon. Days 17 & 18: Las Vegas, Nevada Viva Las Vegas! Arrive into Nevada via Lake Mead and the impressive Hoover Dam. Then it’s on to the Vegas strip and all its glory. You’ll easily spend two nights exploring this desert phenomenon. Days 19 – 20: Los Angeles, California It’s the final leg of your Route 66 adventure through the Mojave Desert, mountains and lush inland valleys before arriving at the Pacific Ocean and the golden beaches of Santa Monica. Round off your adventure with a picture under the Route 66 sign at the official end of the route on Santa Monica Pier.  Days 21 & 22 Transfer to Los Angeles Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Cruise into Missouri by the historic Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge, St Louis' Gateway Arch is the perfect first stop for spectacular views of the mighty Mississippi River. Lebanon's library is home to a terrific Route 66 Museum then in the evening check out Dowd's Catfish & BBQ stop. Days 7 & 8: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Stop a Carthage home of the Jasper County Courthouse, featured in the Back to the Future movies, then swing round to Iggy's Diner for a traditional root beer float. Once in Oklahoma City, head to historic Bricktown for live music and mouthwatering BBQ. Day 9: Amarillo, Texas Amarillo's downtown historic district is full of antique shops, Wild-West stores and arts galleries. Follow that with a cold beer in the Golden Light Roadhouse with the local cowboys. Days 10 – 11: Santa Fe, New Mexico Be sure to stop at Midpoint Café and Gift Shop, the official half way mark of Route 66, for road snacks and souvenirs. Then it’s over the border to New Mexico. Santa Fe is the capital city and the oldest in the USA. Delve into art galleries, visit museums and historic places and enjoy live music in the iconic Santa Fe Plaza in the evenings.

Chicago

Days 12 & 13: Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque is home to the longest urban stretch of Route 66 and is brimming with nostalgia. Stroll through Old Town’s narrow streets and old adobe homes for authentic New Mexican eateries and local artisans selling jewellery, rugs and pottery. Take to the sky for views over the city on the Aerial Tramway, learn about the history of the city at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Museum, or visit the International Rattlesnake Museum!

What’s included • Flights UK to Chicago/home from Los Angeles • Three nights 4-star hotel in Chicago • Transfer to/from motorhome depots • Motorhome with unlimited mileage, insurance, vehicle kit including cutlery and crockery, sleeping bags, towels and pillows • 17 nights pre-booked campgrounds in sought-after areas • Personalised road book with travel tips, local information and day to day driving itinerary

Day 14: Gallup, New Mexico Just 60 miles west of Albuquerque lies Sky City Cultural Centre which serves as the gateway to the 13th century Pueblo of Acoma, the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America. Take a tour with a local guide. Gallup is the commercial hub of the nearby Navajo reservation and the self-proclaimed Capital of Indian Country, where Route 66 serves as its Main Street. Between May – September you can experience nightly American dance displays. Gateway Arch, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Oklahoma City Amarillo OKLAHOMA TEXAS

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Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified for all Worldwide Holidays, we, The Caravan Club Limited, a company registered in England with company number 00646027 and registered office address of East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1UA trading as The Caravan and Motorhome Club act only as an agent in respect of marketing and promoting the holidays and introducing you to the Supplier/ Principal. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any travel arrangements or other services you purchase (“Arrangements”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any arrangements. For all Arrangements, your contract will be with the supplier of the arrangements in question (the “Supplier/Principal”).

All references to Worldwide Holidays ‘packages’ and ‘package holidays’ on this website, marketing material or in these Agency Terms & Conditions means packages organised by third party Supplier/Principals on whose behalf we act as an agent. All flight-inclusive Worldwide Holidays packages you book will be protected by the ATOL of the Supplier/ Principal organising the package. Holidays to New Zealand, Australia and Southern Africa are organised by Alan Rogers Travel Ltd t/a/ Caravan and Motorhome Holidays Worldwide whose registered office is East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, RH19 1UA, England and whose ABTA membership numbers are P7119 & Y6434 and ATOL No. 11309 (“Supplier/Principal”). Holidays to Canada and the USA are organised by Bon Voyage Travel & Tours Limited whose registered office is 16-18 Bellevue Road, Southampton, SO15 2AY, England and whose ABTA membership numbers are 17213 & V6171 and ATOL No. 2931(“Supplier/ Principal”). We act as an agent on behalf of Alan Rogers Travel Ltd and Bon Voyage Travel & Tours Ltd and will introduce you directly to these Supplier/Principals for you to make your booking directly with them. By making a booking the first named person on the booking agrees on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that he/she: a. read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them; b. consents to our use of personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy which has full information regarding the way in which we use and store your personal data and can be found at https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/privacy-policy and you are authorised on behalf of all persons named on the booking to disclose their personal details to us, including where applicable, special categories of data (such as information on health conditions or disabilities and dietary requirements); and c. is over 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom and where placing an order for services with age restrictions you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services; d. accepts financial responsibility for payment of the booking on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking. 1. Contract When making your booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the applicable Supplier/Principal (e.g. the tour operator) of the Arrangements, as specified on your confirmation invoice. As agent we accept no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the Supplier/Principal or for the services provided by them. Your booking is subject to these Agency Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions of the relevant Supplier/Principal(s) you contract with and you are advised to read both carefully prior to booking. The Supplier/Principal’s booking conditions may limit and/ or exclude the Supplier/Principal's liability to you. Please ask the Supplier/Principal for copies of these if you do not have them. Your booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Supplier/Principal will exist when they send you confirmation. 2. Booking Please check that all names, dates and timings are correct on receipt of all documents and advise the Supplier/Principal of any errors immediately. Any changes to these details will incur the charges stated below. Please ensure that the names given are the same as in the relevant passport. The booking information that you provide to us will be passed on only to the relevant Supplier/Principal of your Arrangements or other persons necessary for the provision of your Arrangements. 3. Payment In order to book your chosen Arrangements, you must pay a deposit as required by the Supplier/Principal of the Arrangements (or full payment if booking within 14 weeks of departure or as requested by the Supplier/Principal). You must also pay all applicable insurance premiums and booking fees. If you have paid a deposit, you must pay the full balance by the balance due date notified to you. If full payment is not received by the balance due date, the Supplier/ Principal may cancel your booking and charge the cancellation fees set out in their booking conditions. 4. Prices We reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices. Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur. You must check the price of your chosen Arrangements at the time of booking. 5. Insurance Many Supplier/Principals require you to take out travel insurance as a condition of booking with them. In any event, we strongly advise that you take out a policy of insurance in order to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses. If we have issued your policy please check it carefully to ensure that all the details are correct and that all relevant information has been provided by you (e.g. pre-existing medical conditions). Failure to disclose relevant information will affect your insurance. 6. Special Requests If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let the Supplier/Principal know at the time of booking. We can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

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7. Changes and Cancellations by you Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to the Supplier/Principal in accordance with their booking terms and conditions. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your booking prior to travel. Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Supplier/Principal of your Arrangements. The Supplier/Principal may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). Please note: some Supplier/Principals do not allow changes and therefore full cancellation charges will apply. 8. Changes and Cancellations by the Supplier/Principal The Supplier/Principal will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Supplier/ Principal needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We have no liability to you in these circumstances. 9. Our Responsibility for your Booking Your contract is with the Supplier/Principal and its booking conditions apply. As agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Arrangements. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Arrangements that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of the commission we earn on your booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment. 10. Visa, Passport and Health Requirements The Supplier/Principal can provide general information about the passport and visa requirements for your trip. Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. Neither we nor the Supplier/Principal accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. Please note that these requirements may change between booking and departure. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. Please take special note that for all air travel within the British Isles, airlines require photographic identification of a specific type. Please ask the Supplier/Principal for full details. They can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. 11. Complaints Because the contract for your Arrangements is between you and the Supplier/Principal, any queries or concerns about your Arrangements should be addressed to them. If you have a problem with your Arrangements whilst using them, this must be reported to the Supplier/Principal immediately. If you fail to follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Supplier/Principal to investigate and rectify your complaint. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to may therefore be reduced or extinguished as a result. If you wish to complain when you return home, write to the Supplier/Principal. You will see their name and contact details in any confirmation documents we send you. We will of course assist you with this if you wish - please contact us. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of notifying us of your complaint; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved. If you wish to complain about any service we have provided to you then please contact us directly. 12. Law and Jurisdiction These Agency Terms & Conditions are governed by English law and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction (unless you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, in which case you can bring proceedings in your local court under Scottish or Northern Irish law, as applicable). 13. Final Travel Arrangements Please ensure that all your travel, passport, visa and insurance documents are in order and that you arrive in plenty of time for checking in at the airport. It may be necessary to reconfirm your flight with the airline prior to departure. If you fail to reconfirm you may be refused permission to board the aircraft and you are unlikely to receive any refund. 14. Accommodation Ratings and Standards All ratings are as provided by the relevant Supplier/Principal. These are intended to give a guide to the services and facilities you should expect from your accommodation. Standards and ratings may vary between countries, as well as between suppliers. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any ratings given. 15. Documentation & Information All descriptions and content on our website or otherwise issued by us is done so on behalf of the Supplier/Principal in question and are intended to present a general idea of the services provided by the Supplier/Principal. Not all details of the relevant services can be included on our website. All services shown are subject to availability. If you require any further details, in respect of any Arrangements or any other services please contact us. 16. Financial Protection All the package holidays sold by the Supplier/Principal come with protection for your money. If you buy a single travel service then this might not apply. Package holidays are protected by the package organiser (which will be the Supplier/Principal) and they will provide you with their confirmation. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from them you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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Côte d’azur, France

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Europe all wrapped up

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Escorted European Tours

Our European tours offer a unique opportunity to see the best of a region, explore new horizons and meet like-minded members. You’ll also benefit from Club hosts, who will be there to offer advice and make sure you get the very best from your holiday. 2019 offers an exciting mix of new destinations, itineraries and revisiting our member’s favourite tours. New horizons New in 2019, you can discover the Wines of Alsace, explore Portugal , spend your time Cycling in the Loire or build your confidence with a First Time trip to Brittany.

First time tours If you’re yet to venture overseas and are nervous about making the transition from touring in the UK, we have the perfect solution for you. Our first time abroad tours are short hops onto the continent which are designed to help you develop the confidence you need for touring overseas. Your experienced hosts will guide you through driving on the right, the differences with continental campsites and any other questions which pop up along the way.

Wines of Alsace Discover that there is more to Alsace than sweet white wines by coming on this 14 night tour. With the help of our awardwinning wine expert and member of the Association of Wine Educators, learn all about the complex processes that go into producing the region’s variety of wines and, of course, there is plenty of wine tasting to be enjoyed. Be wowed by the beauty of characteristic Alsatian towns such as Colmar and Riquewihr and indulge in some typical Alsace cuisine.

Cycling in the Loire Come and join us for a holiday of relaxing and picturesque cycling excursions and uncover some of the lesser known jewels of the Loire such as the Château de Villesavin or the Château de Troussay. With picnics in the châteaux grounds, guided tours and a coach excursion to Amboise, it's the perfect way to familiarise yourself with this fabulous region.

Purely Portugal New for this year, come and discover Portugal with this fabulous 18 night tour. Starting in the north and heading down the Atlantic coast, the tour will take you from historic towns and the vineyards of the Douro Valley to the striking Pena Palace, the stunning shoreline of Cabo de Roca, a boat trip in Lagos, and much more! Based at four different campsites along the west coast of Portugal, with trips and excursions from each campsite and free time to explore for yourselves, this really is a fantastic way to experience the sights, culture and cuisine of this beautiful and diverse country.

Favourite tours As well as our new tours we have a range of tours that are being continued for 2019 including the Dutch Bulb Fields and more which has been running for over 30 years. From short four & five day holidays, to see Andre Rieu in concert in his home town or visiting Europe's splendid Christmas Markets, to our longer three and four week tours that immerse you in the destination, whether its 25 days exploring the history and scenic beauty of Slovenia & Croatia or 27 days relaxing on the Mediterranean coast of Spain as you escape the British winter, you're bound to find a tour for you.

Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France

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Discover some of the most amazing locations in the world with our selection of incredible worldwide tours. From the excitement of Las Vegas...

Worldwide Tours 2018  

Discover some of the most amazing locations in the world with our selection of incredible worldwide tours. From the excitement of Las Vegas...

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