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Discover the real Europe on a relaxing small-group or tailor-made tour
England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Norway, Anzac & Battlefield Tours, Iceland, Scandinavia, Russia, The Baltics
With over 25 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK and Europe, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original small group touring company. By limiting our group sizes to a maximum of 18 (average group size is 10), we are experts at providing a friendly, relaxed, and flexible form of touring.
In fact, our belief in the advantages of small group travel underpins everything that we do – from the type of vehicles that we use, to the places we visit, and the accommodation that we hand-select. In many ways, it couldn’t be further from a typical coach touring experience.
Most of our groups travel in purpose-built Mercedes Benz Sprinters that have been converted to the highest of European standards, with many boasting leather seats, DVD players, fridges and panoramic windows and roofs.
Unlike conventional large coaches, our luxury mini-coaches can go almost anywhere a car can go. This means that a Back-Roads group can reach places that conventional coach touring groups can only dream of.
Whether it is reaching the heart of medieval towns and villages, or enjoying the scenery along narrow, hedge-lined Cornish lanes, you can be assured that Back-Roads Touring will take you beyond the tourist facade of our European destinations and guarantee you an unparalleled balance of renowned and lesser-known sites. So, explore Europe the Back-Roads way this summer and learn that there is no better way to travel.
A Tour for All Seasons
We are delighted to now offer year round departures on some of our most popular tours. As well as introducing more dedicated summer and winter itineraries, we will also be operating our most popular tours throughout the year from November onwards. With seasonally adjusted itineraries, each season will offer a slightly different experience and focus on seasonal menus with locally sourced produce.
Why Travel with Back-Roads Touring?
- Small group sizes
- Authentic local experiences
- Back roads not freeways
- Charming local accommodation
- Leisurely pace
- Culinary experiences
- 'I-Select' menu options
- Knowledgeable and personable guides
Back-Roads Touring’s private, tailor-made service offers bespoke tours throughout the UK and Europe. Perfect for groups of friends, or a family, Tailor-Made Tours can design and deliver a tour to your individual requirements, from start to finish:
- Tours catered to your exact requirements
- Personal service and professional delivery
- Flexible itineraries
- Small group sizes (4-18 people)
- Luxury mini-coaches
- Dedicated, knowledgeable driver/Tour Leader
- Varied, unique accommodation
- Travel through the back-roads
- Genuinely authentic cultural experiences
This brochure covers the regions and holiday types listed below. Click on the links to see more free travel brochures covering the regions and holiday types you are interested in.
- Britain & Ireland
- Britain & Ireland Group Tours
- Britain & Ireland Independent
- Britain & Ireland Small Group
- Central Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Europe Family
- Europe Group Tours
- Europe Independent
- Europe Premium
- Europe Rail | Train Journeys
- Europe Small Group
- Food, Wine & Culture
- Mediterranean Europe
- Rail | Train Journeys
- SPECIAL INTEREST
- The Baltics
- UK & Europe Family
- Western Europe