JUNE 2023 ISSUE
Aussies love to see their country through the windscreen of an RV, but what about other destinations?
North America would undoubtedly be the centre of the RV universe with wide open roads, a myriad of tourist and natural attractions and well-equipped RV parks.
Here, GRAEME SMYTH from America Canada Motorhome Tours explains why North America should be on every RVer’s bucket list.
THERE ARE plenty of ways to tackle a trip around North America in an RV.
First, just imagine unpacking your travel bags just once on a trip. Then setting out in a modern RV (they’re big and comfortable in the U.S.) with a dedicated tour leader who can provide expert insights, outline the day’s travel ahead and then all you have to do is hit the road when you feel like it.
Unlike bus, coach or other group tours, you are at your own leisure. Feel like sleeping in or having an extra coffee at the RV park in which you have overnighted? No problems.
The itineraries provided by America Canada Motorhome Tours (ACMT) give you six to seven hours to get to your next destination, even though the drivetime is usually only three hours.
It’s an adventure tour and our guests have the chance to travel at their own pace and create their own adventure.
People love the security that the tour leader provides too. Coupled with roadside assistance, our tours have the stress taken out of them. Start your RV, hit the GPS guidance and away you go.
At camp each night there’s a ‘Happy Hour’ where you can swap your travel adventures with each other. The camaraderie that’s built on each trip is a special part of it. We have witnessed reunions going back to our first trip in 2003.
Our itineraries cover famous landmarks, natural wonders and hard-to-reach destinations. Looking for some cultural and historical stops? Each trip has a variety that will keep you busy. There is a mix of pre-planned inclusions, extras and the chance to do your own thing.
Here’s a quick rundown of our trips.
Alaska Highway Tour Southbound—Anchorage to Seattle
This trip kicks off with a seven-night cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage. We travel across the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City, down to Whitehorse, onto the Cassiar Highway towards Banff before heading across to Seattle.
Apart from time in Yellowstone National Park, there’s optional activities including a Boeing Aircraft Factory tour, fly fishing/bear watching in Anchorage and scenic flights over Prince William Sound.
Alaska Highway: Seattle—Anchorage
Our original Alaska Highway Tour. An updated itinerary has the tour taking the Cassiar Highway up through the Western Rockies, joining the Alaska Highway at Watson Lake.
This has been our ‘flagship’ tour for more than 12 years. Like all trips, there are plenty of optional activities available.
New York to Eastern Canada
Timed to take in the spectacular colours of autumn in the New England states and Eastern Canada, this trip commences with three nights in the heart of New York City.
The tour travels up through New England’s beautiful, rugged coastline, across to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
From there we track through Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto and down to Niagara Falls before finishing back in New York. In total 34 days of adventure, excitement and memorable scenery.
Nashville to The Caribbean
This is dubbed our ‘Music Tour’ but it is much more than that.
We travel through six of the magnificent Dixie Confederate States, rich in Country, Rhythm and Blues, Rock’n’Roll and Jazz music, visiting three of the world’s great music cities: Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.
To top it off, we cruise the Caribbean for seven nights, rich in its own musical culture. Activities include Disneyland, the Kennedy Space Center and sunsets in Key West.
New York to Route 66
We start with three nights in New York City, then three nights at Niagara Falls before starting our road trip in earnest.
We travel through America’s legendary ‘Badlands’ following Route 66 through St Louis, Oklahoma City, Amarillo Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We take in the spectacular Monument Valley and Grand Canyon, before hitting Las Vegas for three nights. Our final stop in Anaheim CA is home to the Disneyland Resort. The trip is paced to allow plenty of sightseeing along the way and there’s plenty to see!
Grand Tour: Canada—Alaska (64 Days)
Our grand tour of the west coast of Canada and Alaska. This tour is fully escorted and includes many additional day tours: our longest and most adventurous adventure.
Anytime Anchorage is on the destination list, you know it’s going to be an amazing adventure.
Established in 2003 by Graeme Smyth, America Canada Motorhome Tours have the experience, connections and insider knowledge to get you rolling along some of America’s most amazing routes.
We have been planning and conducting tours for more than 20 years, picking the best RV parks, the best attractions and joining forces with suppliers to ensure you have a safe and hassle-free experience.