Picture a touring holiday which delves that bit deeper. One that doesn’t simply drop by top sights and major cities – but invites you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home. Where journeys are made for absorbing never-to-be-forgotten views, not darting from A to B. And each day ends in a cherry-picked boutique retreat loaded with local charm.
At Back-Roads Touring, we’ve spent over 25 years creating these kinds of small group tours. So we know that the best kind of adventure is one that introduces you to immersive experiences and sights that last a lifetime – then gives you the time and space to explore.
The key ingredient? Experienced guides who can turn an exciting getaway into something truly extraordinary. Telling you the stories and secrets behind stately homes as you wander the corridors. Showing you the perfect position to see the sun set over a city skyline. And pointing you towards the exact patch of coastline where you can try oysters, straight off the boat.
And all the while, you can be confident that your Back-Roads tour is being run responsibly and with sustainable tourism in mind. In fact, our commitment to green practises has earnt us a Silver Green Tourism rating.
We believe that the journey is just as important as the destination. On our small group coach tours we travel at a leisurely pace along the beautiful back roads, enjoying spectacular scenery and exploring hidden gems along the way.
We have been operating WWI and WWII tours in Western Europe for over 20 years. Led by expert battlefield tour leaders and operating with small groups only, our tours offer a truly personal experience.
Our leisurely-paced water-based touring series which is dedicated to offering our guests more opportunities to travel in the Back-Roads style on exclusively chartered vessels.