Explore more of the great outdoors with the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s worldwide tours

15/01/2020

With both escorted and independent worldwide tours including motorhome hire, pre-booked campsites and personalised road books packed with local travel tips, there has never been an easier time to enjoy an international road trip with the Caravan and Motorhome Club.


USA

The Club has recently launched three new tours in the United States. Each tour covers some of western America’s very best national parks, highways and cities, with different tour lengths meaning that there is something for everyone.  

The Big One sweeps through California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, cruising along some of the US’ most iconic highways, including Route 66 and California Highway 1. This 38-day independent tour covers some of the USA’s best-known natural attractions, from the infamous Yosemite National Park to the incredible Grand Canyon.

Kick things off in glamorous Los Angeles before winding down through some of the world’s best national parks – Joshua Tree for stargazing and the epic Grand Canyon. The route then travels through the desert to Lake Powell, a shimmering man-made reservoir that cuts through the landscape. Continuing the exploration of canyon country, the tour crosses Bryce Canyon National Park and Boulder Mountain and on to Zion National Park, the oldest national park in Utah. After exploring the beauty of Zion, it heads to the bright lights of Las Vegas before venturing back to nature to explore the giant trees at Sequoia National Park and monoliths of Yosemite. The trip finishes with three nights in San Francisco to check out the Golden Gate Bridge, before cruising through one of the world’s most scenic driving routes - the Pacific Coast Highway and the Big Sur, known to many now as the home of Big Little Lies. As it’s an independent tour, holidaymakers have the flexibility to choose their stops between sites – from stopping at the awe-inspiring Antelope Canyon, laid back Santa Cruz or the wineries of Santa Barbara.

Prices start from £4799 per person, with departures between April and October 2020 and 2021.

California Calling is perfect for those looking to explore the very best of the Golden State and beyond, but have a little less time to explore. This 25-day independent itinerary winds through Californian highlights, with a little time exploring Arizona and Nevada for good measure. As with the Big One, holidaymakers will hit all the top spots, including the stunning nature at Joshua Tree, Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, and the thrilling cities of Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Prices start from £3599 per person, with departures between May and October 2020 and 2021.

Those who are seeking more time with nature will prefer America’s National Parks, a 22-day independent tour starting in Las Vegas. Following a similar route to the Big One, the tour passes through some of the USA’s greatest national parks. Stops include the Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. 

Prices start at £3179 per person with departures between April and October 2020 and 2021.

 

Canada

The Maritimes is a 23-day long independent tour across Canada’s Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, taking in some of the very best of Canada’s coastline.

This Canadian adventure begins in Halifax to check out the Citadel before taking the Lighthouse Route past beautiful beaches and rugged coastline, stopping at The Old Town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route then moves through some of Canada’s most stunning landscapes, firstly through the wilderness of Kejimkujik National Park, to the National Historic Site, Fort Anne and then Five Island Provincial Park. The trip then heads over to Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island. After exploring this quaint island, the route winds across the Ceildh Trail, with the chance to stop and go whale watching, then on to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park for moose spotting. The tour finishes off with visits to the historic sites the Fortress of Louisbourg and Sherbrooke Village, before returning back to Halifax.

Prices start at £3999 per person with departures between May and September 2020 and 2021.

 

Those looking to explore Western Canada will love the new Road to the Rockies independent tour. This 27-day itinerary takes in the full breadth of Canada’s beautiful lakes, soaring peaks and tumbling waterfalls. Starting in cosmopolitan Vancouver, adventurers then embark for the great outdoors. In Manning Provincial Park, black bears, coyotes, beavers and many more animals can be spotted roaming amongst the vegetation. Next up is a stunning drive through the valley of the Cascade Mountains, with more than 60 wineries to explore, before heading south to Christina Lake, the warmest lake in the nation. The drive continues through Nelson and Revelstoke to Clearwater and the waterfalls at Wells Grey Provincial Park. Driving on to Jasper, adventurous types can enjoy a raft trip on the Fraser River before heading to Banff and the iconic Lake Louise. The journey to Banff includes a drive across the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways. The outstanding Radium Hot Springs are the next stop, followed by the warm water at Waterton Lakes National Parks for swimming or canoeing. The road to the Rockies finishes off driving through the prairielands to get to Cochrane and finally ‘Cowtown’, Calgary.

Prices start at £4499 per person with departures between May and September 2020 and 2021.


The USA & Canada

Those looking to experience some of the world’s most scenic drives will love the Best of the Canadian and American Rockies. This 25-day independent tour highlights leading national parks on both sides of the border, with the route cruising past soaring mountains, waterfalls, spectacular lakes and stunning meadowland. Starting north of the border in Calgary, the itinerary takes you through the prairie lands to the Waterton Lakes National Park before crossing the border into the USA and the Glacier National Park. After exploring the park’s stunning lakes and meadows a drive through Big Sky Country brings motorhomers to the world-famous Yellowstone National Park, home to hot springs, geysers and a wealth of wildlife. Whilst still in the USA, the tour will move northwards via North Fork, Missoula and Newport for Native American culture, mining hiking and boating. Back in Canada, the itinerary takes travellers through the dramatic landscapes of the Banff National Park and the iconic Icefields Parkway, where black bears, deer and coyotes are often spotted from the road. Rounding off the trip is a journey through ‘cowboy country’ along Highway 22, before returning to Calgary.

Prices start at £3999 per person with departures between May and September 2020 and 2021.

Australia

The Club has launched two new Australian itineraries for 2020 and 2021.

Tasmania – The Wild Island State is a new 24-day independent tour around Australia’s smallest state, Tasmania. Starting in the capital city, Hobart, to visit the unique MONA gallery the tour then passes through Tasmania’s picturesque east coast to Freycinet National Park. After taking in the stunning wildlife, the drive continues to St Helens with its many parks and dunes - an ideal spot for walking. Looping round into Launceston, known as the garden city, visitors can explore this beautiful valley before heading to Cradle Mountain. Cradle Mountain is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, with wallabies, potoroos and parrots all to be found. The itinerary finishes back in Hobart after a stop at the lush Tasmanian rainforest at the South West World Heritage National Park.  

Prices start at £3099 per person with departures all year round from 2020 and 2021.

 

Those after a longer Australian adventure will love the new Queensland – the Sunshine State 36-day independent tour, which gives explorers the very best of Queensland’s stunning coast, rainforest, reef and outback. After a gentle start in sunny Brisbane the tour winds through a number of charming outback towns, including Longreach, before arriving at Winton, the home of Waltzing Matilda and Queensland’s Boulder Opal. The route continues on through the outback to Mount Isa and then Mount Surprise and the Undara Volcanic National Park, where one of the oldest and best preserved lava tube systems in the world lies. Moving from the outback into the rainforests and reefs of the northern part of the state, a stop in Cairns gives eager snorkelers and boaters the chance to visit the Great Barrier Reef, before, and a trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Next on the itinerary is Airlie Beach, the gateway to the stunning Whitsundays, before moving on to Hervey Bay to explore the natural beauty of Fraser Island. Departing Hervey Bay, the tour finishes off in Noosa Heads, with its stunning National Park and Everglades, before cruising into Brisbane.

Prices start at £3999 per person with departures all year round from 2020 and 2021.

 

Updated itineraries for 2020 and 2021

The Club has recently updated some old favourites to include new stops:

Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast is a 20-day escorted tour exploring Western Canada. Building on the popular Vancouver & the Sunshine Coast itinerary from 2019/ 2020, this itinerary now includes stops in Nanaimo, Ucuelet and Sechelt so that adventurers can see the very best of Vancouver Island. Highlights also include driving along the Sea-to-Sky Highway along the Pacific Coast to Whistler and Burnaby, with stunning fjords, waterfalls and beautiful landscapes as far as the eye can see. 

Prices start from £3899 per person, departing on 11 September 2021.

The Canadian Rockies 25-day escorted tour exploring the very best of the Rockies and their surrounding landscapes and wildlife – think shimmering alpine lakes, enormous glaciers and scenic vistas. The 2021 itinerary adds stops in Cache Creek, Okanagan Valley, Radium Hot Springs and Kananaskis, giving explorers even more time to enjoy Alberta and British Columbia.

Prices start from £3999 with departures on both 29 May 2021 and5 September 2021.

The Great Parks and Lakes of Western Canada has been increased to a 28-day independent tour. This circular tour highlights the stunning national parks, soaring peaks and alpine lakes of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Alberta. New stops include Nanaimo, Ucuelet, Parksville and Lillooet, with plenty of scenic drives in between. The route also now includes stops at two leading Provincial Parks, Wells Gray Provincial Park and Manning Provincial Park.

Prices start from £4699 per person with departures between May and September in 2020 and 2021.

 

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