C&cc Guided Tours. How Much????!!!!

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  1. BobtheBass

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    Got an e mail today from the Camping and Caravanning Club and spotted their escorted tours. Looked at the itinerary for the French trip and thought that looks quite good, but then got a real shock at the price. Over £2,000 for 18 days at 4 normal campsites, not including ferries. A few meals and short excursions were included, but by my reckoning the C&CC are making well over a grand profit on each van that goes, and at the end of the tour you are still deep in the SW of the country so have to make your way back another 400 miles and stay another couple of nights in sites you have to find yourself. Seems like a good idea but at those prices they can bu**er off!
     
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    Your right, but *FUN* is full of very rich motorhomers, to whom two grand is mere ciggy money. GJH for example, he employs Richard Branson to count his money, and his sheep. (y)
     
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    Robbery I would say ! In 2011 we took 17 French motorhomes from our club to Scotland for 1 month . ferry crossing Amsterdam to Newcastle , Camp sites every night , 3 meals in hotels , distillery visit, mallaig steam train and Royal Britannia with head sets in French . Other less expensive little visits too . All for 1500€ !! Ok we didn't get paid for doing it as a guide would with CC or such type club but even allowing for that and that France is cheaper as I say robbery !!
     
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  4. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    Very expensive as said,but,there are some folk who are just a bit cautious and maybe go on one of these tours as a starter,having once been and seen......... Your/our/and everybody elses Aires will be BURSTING at the seams LOL.
    A couple we know,went to the Dutch Bulb Festival with 4 other couples,their first trip over the water,they now go regularly to the Isle of Wight on their own.Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
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    These trips are for people who are worried about "doing their own thing abroad". As seasoned travel abroad types know, its cheap and easy, but some people like the security of someone else doing all the thinking. Not for me though, soon off to Croatia, Slovenia, etc, with a few freinds, no plans, just see where we end up.
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    Compared to some operators they are cheap. GB Privilege organise tours to many different places but they are significantly more expensive - although perhaps you get more for your money in terms of better guides? There is a market for these sort of trips as many folk want to travel to say Greece or Morocco but are fearful of doing it on their own in case something goes wrong. How many times have we read here about people fearful of even going over the Channel to France?

    For example, this trip to Turkey is over £2K per person but the blurb says last year's trip was a sell out. http://www.gbprivilege.com/tours/turkey-2015/

    You could do it yourself for a fraction of that price - the cost they charge doesn't include fuel and most of the food you will eat - but they are not short of buyers and I suspect the CC&C ones will also be well supported.
     
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    Cross the channel? :Eeek: Isle of Wight? :eek: I was worried sick crossing to the Isle of Sheppey in 1964! No, Terra Firma for me you can keep all that foreign stuff. :swear2:
     
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    I'm sure they are making plenty of money, but its difficult to know how much without knowing their costs. Insurance won't be cheap, there will be plenty of other on-costs, plus a bunch of taxes to pay. Out of that you'll have the profit, then they'll pay 25- 40% of that profit to HRMC.
     
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    I was under the assumption that the guides they used were volunteers who were paid expenses. If that is correct the profit will be much more!
     
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    There's quite a few companies doing this sort of thing and they all seem to charge more or less the same so it must be what the market can stand. There was a thread on here a while ago about one of them. Whoever posted it was going on one of the tours. I can't remember the name of the company though.

    I don't think it would appeal to me no matter how much or little they charged.
     
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    If you come back to the Isle of Sheppey you'll need a passport now, LOL!

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    I think Gb Privilege have ceased trading and something like GB motorhome tours are taking them over. Might just be a name change though.
     
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