Fascination Caravanning: Scotland, Australia & New Zealand, Russia (from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan), down the Pan-American Highway (Part 1: From Tierra del Fuego to the Caribbean; Part 2: The Western USA) and in the border region of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.
The Dream Tour Cinema at CARAVAN DÜSSELDORF (25 August to 2 September 2018) has become a real institution enthusing visitors every year afresh with spectacular images and breath-taking impressions. Our Dream Tour trio Janette Emerich, Konstantin Abert and Uwe Hamm will be presenting an exciting programme in Hall 7.1 (1st floor) reporting in six daily multi-vision shows on fascinating caravanning trips in distant lands. This year visitors to the CARAVAN can look forward to the following destinations: Scotland, Australia & New Zealand, Russia (from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan), down the Pan-American Highway (Part 1: From the Tierra del Fuego to the Caribbean; Part 2: The Western USA). Particularly spectacular – and entirely new territory for motorhome enthusiasts – is the Dream Tour through the jungle worlds and mountain ranges in the Golden Triangle of the border region of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.
The multi-vision shows held at the Dream Tour Cinema run daily at hourly intervals from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. The cinema can be accessed via Entrance North/Nord or Hall 7. Tickets to the CARAVAN SALON also include show admission.
11:00 Scotland – Natural Paradise by Motorhome
12:00 Pan-American Highway Part I – From Tierra del Fuego to the Caribbean
13:00 Russia Dream Destinations from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan
14:00 Showdown at the Golden Triangle – The Greatest Adventures of the Longest Motorhome Expedition of all Time
15:00 Pan-American Highway Part II – A Mobile Home Trip through America’s World of Wonder
16:00 Australia & New Zealand – Motorhome Paradise on the Other Side of the World
Scotland – A Country Brimming with History and Stories, Mysticism and Outstanding Landscapes
To kick off this year’s Dream Tour Cinema Uwe Hamm takes us to Scotland – the Wild and Romantic Country on the Edge of Europe. Visitors will be treated to a 40-minute show featuring more than just a string of castles and stately homes. The trip takes us by motorhome into the pristine landscape of the Great Glen into the Highlands, along the shores of the (in)famous Loch Ness and right through the heart of the metropolis and capital of Edinburgh. Passing through small towns and villages oozing with the flair of bygone days we climb the craggy Cairngorms and enjoy the magic of the country’s endless golden beaches and dense forests. Scotland is breath-taking and definitely well worth a visit.
Pan-American Highway Part I – From Tierra de Fuego to the Caribbean
Janette Emerich and Uwe Hamm make travel dreams come true. For over ten years now these America aficionados have accompanied adventurous motorhome tourists for six months on probably the most spectacular route in the world: the Pan-American Highway. This road links the Americas from the southern tip of South America in Tierra del Fuego to Arctic Alaska. No other road displays the variety of our planet to travellers more impressively than this one. In their show the passionate photographers take the Dream Tour Cinema audience with them on a fantastic journey for all the senses, featuring such highlights as the deafening calving of glaciers, the vast expanses of the Salt Lake of the Altiplano, the sight of lava over the active Villarica Volcano, the sand dunes in the Atacama Desert as well as deserted Inca sites, dizzying Andes passes, vibrant cities and exotic Indio markets. The pioneers know how to transform their exciting encounters and experiences as well as the unique natural and animal world into a thrilling multi-vision show. Images that get under your skin and immediately whet your appetite to get behind the wheel.
Russia’s Dream Destinations from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan
Got a motorhome, a few weeks of free time and still in search of a holiday destination? We might have just the thing for you. Just drive eastwards into the rising sun and at some point you will end up in Russia where you will be able to head in all four directions of the compass. This former kingdom of the tsars is a paradise of endless possibilities for free camping and motorhoming – Kostya Abert presents an entertaining taster of destinations from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan.
From Germany the closest area to explore is the Amber Coast and Kaliningrad (formerly known as Königsberg) that can quickly be reached via Poland and the Baltic. A mere hop and a skip further is St. Petersburg and above it Karelia and the Kola Peninsula, also easily reachable via Scandinavia. In the south we continue along the Volga to the Caspian Sea before exploring the neighbouring Kalmyk Steppe, the Caucasus and the shores of the Black Sea. This is followed by a wild drive over the Urals, past the natural wonders of Lake Baikal to the Sea of Japan at Vladivostok.
Showdown at the Golden Triangle – The Greatest Adventure on the Longest Motorhome Expedition of all Times
Everything grinds to a halt. Thailand is closed to mobile homes and caravans. The longest motorhome expedition of all times initially has the brakes put on it. What do you do if a convoy of motorhomes is stuck in the jungle in Laos and has to get through Thailand to reach the sub-continent and Australia overland? Shout? Swear? Give up? No way! You need a big coup! Find a way through the Golden Triangle! A way through regions not seen before by tourists, let alone explored by motorhome. Kostya Abert takes the Dream Tour Cinema audience on a spectacular tour on the most exciting route to Australia through the jungle, primitive villages, and hazardous mountain passes in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
Pan-American Highway Part II – A Mobile Home Trip through America’s World of Wonder
Part two of the world’s dream highway takes us to the West of the USA where Janette Emerich and Uwe Hamm take a major detour through America’s World of Wonder. The tour starts out from Los Angeles along the Pan-American Highway to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Yosemite National Park impresses us not only with its mammoth trees. In front of the Half Dome even the largest motorhome looks tiny. Hikes to the colourful Fire Wave or through Antilope Canyon take your breath away. In Bryce Canyon National Park bizarre rock formations capture the imagination while views of the deep Grand Canyon or the fantastic, atmospheric sunsets in Monument Valley are among the highlights of this Dream Tour. Sweat it out during the day in Death Valley at 40°C and sleep at night under the vast starry sky where the Milky Way seems almost close enough to touch. Awaiting you between Seligman and Oatman is probably the nicest part of the historic Route 66 where not just vintage car fans are in for a treat. Offering a real contrast to the Rocky Mountains is a visit to the glitzy, colourful world of Las Vegas. Yellowstone National Park is hard to beat with its geysers and colourful lakes.
Australia & New Zealand – Motorhome Paradise on the Other Side of the World
Why sit at home when the beauty of distant lands calls? In Australia and New Zealand the dreams of even temporary “drop outs” come true. The most beautiful ends of the earth is best explored by camper van. At the Dream Tour Cinema Kostya Abert takes visitors on a trip by motorhome. Together with Konstantin Abert the audience enter remote regions of the Australian Outback and experience bizarre landscapes and fantastic fauna along the coastline. Awaiting the audience along the route from Darwin to Christchurch is outback and coastline as well as jungle and desert.
Located a hop over the Pacific is New Zealand, the land of dreamers and aficionados affectionately known as the “most beautiful end of the earth”. At the Dream Tour Cinema this meeting of the forces of nature can be experienced at the closest of quarters. Whether visitors prefer the wild South Island with its craggy coastline, fjords, glaciers and virgin forest or the warm North Island with its mountains set in impressive thermal waters, remains to be seen – New Zealand is in any case a cornucopia of lovely surprises.
Free photos on this year’s Dream Tour can be found at http://medianet.messe-duesseldorf.de/press/caravan-salon