Back-Roads Blog


Back to the front: War tours guide

Australians and New Zealanders have travelled to Gallipoli for decades to commemorate the WWI battles fought there, but in recent years they have been seeking out the Western Front. Paul Daley finds that organised tours are a moving history lesson.

Created on 23rd January 2012 at 18:00pm by Paul Daley

Following in the footsteps

All battlefields tours are special, for so many reasons. It is the connection that you can make with events that happened close to one hundred years ago that helped to shape the world we live in today.


Created on 14th September 2011 at 10:37am by Mark Banning

Christmas Market Calendar 2011

Christmas can be one of the most exciting time to visit Europe – with the splendid Christmas Markets popping up in major cities and towns in most countries offering a unique opportunity to experience the festive cheer and buy traditional Christmas gifts...

Created on 28th September 2011 at 09:59am by Charlotte Pinnock

Austria: A fantastic winter destination

Austria has been charming visitors and travellers for centuries. The winter months offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the traditional Christmas Markets, wind through the snow capped mountains and visit medieval towns and villages during the festive season...

Created on 29th July 2011 at 13:56pm by Susan Oliver

Cornwall - a delightful corner of England

With its winding lanes, delicious food and idyllic seaside towns -  is it really any wonder people flock to Cornwall every year?

Created on 14th September 2011 at 10:38am by Charlotte

Winter in Switzerland

Susie Oliver, Back-Roads'  Product Development Manager tells us about her recent experience in Switzerland whilst researching our new Winter tour....

Created on 29th July 2011 at 14:11pm by Susie Oliver

Clean Up Britain

 Back-Roads have pledged their support to Clean Up Britain's campaign to help keep Britain tidy. Find out more about our planned activities and how you can get involved with this worthwhile campaign to protect our beautiful countryside.

Created on 29th July 2011 at 14:07pm by Charlotte Pinnock

Good times in Cornwall!

Group return from their tour in Cornwall...

Created on 14th September 2011 at 10:53am by Gord and Susan Sheehan

D-Day: The Canadian Story

Canadian forces had been in the UK for years; they had already lost some of their best men in the ill fated Dieppe raid of 1942, and were more than keen to play their part in what was to come...

Created on 25th May 2011 at 12:32pm by Backroads Touring

Ironbridge: Take a journey through history

Ironbridge is a World Heritage site and memorable visit included on Back-Roads Highlights of Britain tour.


Created on 29th July 2011 at 14:27pm by Pat Edgar
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