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Intimate Tours of Europe: Immerse Yourself in Back-Roads

29 Sep 2017

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Immerse yourself in rich history and authentic local culture of the UK and Europe, exploring rugged coast lines, idyllic countryside estates, and picturesque seaside villages with specialist small tour group operator, Back-Roads Touring.

Whether you’re a novice traveller or an avid globetrotter who thinks they’ve seen it all, Back-Roads Touring has a holiday for you. Travelling in small groups of no more than 18 (20 for French canal cruises), enjoy a personalised experience featuring culinary delights, boutique accommodation, and authentic immersion via the road less travelled. Back-Roads’ luxury coaches wind through the back roads and cobble stone laneways rather than freeways, ensuring the journey is just as delightful as the destination.

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Image courtesy of Back-Roads Touring

Why choose Back-Roads Touring?

Back-Roads Touring has spent over 25 years creating unmatched travel experiences and helping create memories that last a lifetime. They are proud to call themselves the experts in small-group touring. With 11 brand new tours in 2018, the Back-Roads guides are eager to take you on your next adventure.

Corners of Cornwall

If experiencing new and exciting culinary delights is your idea of a perfect holiday, join the Cornwall Food Tour where you’ll spend five days indulging on the UK’s finest cheeses, wines, and pastries, coupled with historical sightseeing in between. Starting in London, you’ll venture to the historical port and town of Penzance and back, delighting your taste buds throughout the journey.

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Cinque Terre. Image courtesy of Back-Roads Touring

Tuscan Treats

If you can’t go past the mouth-watering pizzas and pastas of Italian cuisine, Back-Roads Touring also offers the Tuscan Treats tour. Journey from Florence to Tuscany where you’ll experience cooking classes with Tuscan chefs, taste gourmet olive oil and cheese and indulge in wine tasting. You’ll also enjoy sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the romantic Cirque Terre Coastline and the city of Siena.

Discover Portugal

Discover the magic, picturesque beauty and history of Portugal with Back-Roads Touring’s Discover Portugal tour. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or fifth time to Portugal, this tour will introduce you to something new – the world-famous Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, the majestic Douro Valley devoted to port wine, and the birthplace of Portugal’s first king are just a few of the many spectacular sights.

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Lisbon
Lisbon. Image courtesy of Back-Roads Touring

Loire Valley Cruise

If a holiday on water appeals to you, explore the canals of France on the Loire Valley Cruise where you’ll discover the region on a luxury private barge. Prepare to be treated to the delights of Nevers, Fontmorigny Abbey, and La Charite-sur-Loire before you bid adieu with a gala evening dinner on board.

While Back-Roads Touring promises to showcase the very best sights and culinary delights of each region, they also provide plenty of time to explore at your own pace, sleep in, and the long distance driving is kept to a minimum. It’s all part of the Back-Roads difference.

Tempted by the thought of enjoying a wine while looking out over the best sights the UK and Europe has to offer? Or perhaps it’s the promise of local cuisines and spectacular landmarks? Either way, the getaway of your dreams is a step closer with our Early Bird sale. Get in early and be rewarded with savings of up to $670 per couple (or 5% off all 2018 tours) if you book and pay by 15 January 2018. There’s no better time than now to book.