As all of our tours start and end in major European cities, it’s often nice to book a few nights’ accommodation before and after your tour so you can explore the city at your own pace. We have hand-picked pre and post tour accommodation in all our major destinations. 
Get from the airport to your hotel, and back again, quickly and comfortably with Back-Roads Touring. You'll be met by your driver in the arrival terminal and travel in a luxury car to your destination. Contact Back-Roads Touring to book your transfers. 

LONDON - Grange Wellington Hotel

The 4* Grange Wellington Hotel, known for its relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, is situated in Westminster’s Vincent Square, in the heart of London. Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral and The Houses of Parliament are all within walking distance.


The Grange Wellington is just a 10 minute walk from Victoria station. 

CARDIFF - The Clayton

This 3* hotel is situated near the central railway station in Cardiff. The hotel’s contemporary bar ‘Stir’ is a great place to unwind in the evening whilst The Clayton Restaurant has an international menu and wine list.


The hotel is just a 3 minute walk from Cardiff Central Station. 

INVERNESS - Waterside Hotel

This privately owned hotel in Inverness comprises of two riverside properties located on the beautiful banks of the River Ness in the heart of Inverness, the capital City of the Highlands. The a la carte restaurant is attractively situated on the river affording lovely views. 

EDINBURGH - Nira Caledonia

Nira Caledonia is surrounded by the cobbled streets and Georgian elegance of New Town, a short stroll from Princes Street, Nira Caledonia is a central yet peaceful Edinburgh retreat. Amid the plush pelmets, rich textures and original cornices you'll find flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. You'll find warm, heartfelt service and a cool, quirky style. Each of our sumptuous rooms and suites is unique, with its own opulent character. The cuisine at our restaurant is natural, fresh and often organic, with ingredients farmed, caught, raised or bred in Scotland and with over 25 Scotch whisky blends and single malts, our bar also focuses on local flavours. 

DUBLIN - Cassidys Hotel

This classic hotel is situated in the heart of Dublin. The warm, traditionally styled rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. 

PARIS - La Demeure

A short walk from the typically Parisian bustle of the Rue Mouffetard, the 3* La Demeure enjoys an excellent location near the Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Gardens). This elegant hotel is well placed for public transport, with easy access to metro and bus lines that can take you all over Paris.


The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Les Gobelins Station.

BODEAUX - Grand Hotel Francais

The 3* BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel Francis is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Bordeaux, world wine capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This former 18th Century mansion has just 35 elegant rooms.

PORTO - Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

Situated in Porto’s historic quarter, overlooking the River Duero, Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira is a stylish, historic hotel, committed to promoting local artists and cultural exchange.

MADRID - Quatro Puerta del Sol

The modern, cosmopolitan 4* Hotel Quatro Puerta del Sol is situated in central Madrid close to Puerta del Sol, Paseo del Prado, Calle de Alcala and Gran Via, as well as great restaurants and shops.

BARCELONA - Gallery Hotel Barcelona

Gallery Hotel is a boutique property located in the heart of Barcelona, next to Paseo de Gracia. This 4* hotel offers spacious, bright and modern rooms, complimentary use of the sauna and gym and a rooftop terrace with great views over the city. Gallery Hotel also offers a wide selection of gastronomic delights in their restaurant and bar.

SAN SEBASTIAN - Hotel Astoria 7

The Astoria7 is themed around cinema and the San Sebastian Film Festival and each room is dedicated to an actor or director who has visited the city.


The Astoria7 is set in the former Astoria Cinema, by the River Urumea, 100 metres from San Sebastian Bus Station.

ROME - Domus Australia

Domus Australia is a new 4* boutique guest house in central Rome. This recently restored historic Italian building complex surrounds a central courtyard and is located inside the walls of the old city.


The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Castro Pretorio Station.


VENICE - Ca' dei Conti

Hotel Cà dei Conti allows to live an unforgettable romantic fable in a historic Venetian residence. The furniture, in Venetian seven hundred style and the characteristic elements as the original well and Greek columns, show the prestige of the building. The structure, just few steps from San Marco square, in a typical Venetian frame, overlooking a typical and characteristic venetian canal and reachable by two private bridges, allows to live a romantic and relaxing experience.

FLORENCE - Hotel Roma

Hotel Roma is a 4* hotel in the centre of Florence. It is housed in an ancient 18th-century palazzo overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Novella, one of the not-to-be-missed places of Florence. 

NAPLES - Galleria Umberto Art & Resort

Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto Naples is an elegant gem located in the heart of the city, inside the famous Galleria Umberto I, just a few steps from Piazza del Plebiscito, the San Carlo Theatre Royal, the Royal Palace and Angevin. The 4 star Hotel Prestige, all rooms are elegantly furnished, soundproofed and equipped with every comfort: Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Pay TV, minibar, iPad Dock. The hotel's interiors are embellished with elegant busts, statuettes of the shepherds typical Neapolitan crib art, coastal landscapes in the original gouaches and the famous Capodimonte porcelain.

BARI - Hotel Oriente

Having undergone extensive restoration in 2010, the Palazzo Marroccoli - a classic Liberty-style building constructed in 1928 - in which the Hotel Oriente 4 star luxury hotel in Bari is housed now truly reflects the grandeur and majesty of its original design. Each one of the 75 rooms and suites is equipped with the state of the art Quadriga home entertainment system, which allows guests to enjoy TV and movies in several language. From its spectacular panoramic rooftop terrace and bar, you can overlook the entire city and the sea.

TAORMINA - Hotel Monte Tauro

Hotel Monte Tauro has wonderful views of Naxos Bay. It has a sea-view restaurant and a pool and all have a balcony or terrace with views of the Ionian Sea.

PALERMO - Piazza Borsa

The Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is set in central Palermo, a 15-minute walk from the harbour. This 4* hotel has a fascinating history, having previously been the convent and large church of Mercedarian Fathers, a monastic order. It also boats a lovely roof garden. 

ZURICH - Hotel Montana

Hotel Montana is located 300m from Zurich Main Station, in a quiet side street close to the Sihl River.  The centre of Zurich and the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street are only a 10-minute walk away. The hotel’s restaurant / cafe "Conrad 39" boasts a cosy and friendly atmosphere.

FRANKFURT - Hotel Astoria

The 4* Astoria Hotel is in a central but quiet location in Frankfurt's Westend district, and offers comfortable, modern rooms. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a tea/coffee maker and a private bathroom with shower.

FRANKFURT - Hotel West at the Bockenheimer Warte

The family owned Hotel West is located in the urban district Bockenheim of Frankfurt am Main. The Palmengarten, the Botanical Garden, the Senckenberg Research Institute Natural History Museum, the Bockenheimer Depot and the Frankfurt Fair are all nearby.

DUBROVNIK - Hotel Zagreb

Set amidst a lush garden and impressive pine trees, Hotel Zagreb enjoys a prime location, with a great beach and numerous restaurants and cafes a few moments away. This 3* hotel is just outside the old town.

TROGIR - Hotel Pasike

Situated in the centre of UNESCO’s Trogir, Hotel Pasike was originally the home of the Buble family, who have been in Trogir for eight centuries. Indeed this 4* hotel celebrates its heritage and when you arrive you’ll be greeted by staff in traditional, regional costumes from the 19th century.

ZAGREB - Hotel As

Located in a beautiful green area just outside of Zagreb, this 4* hotel has a restaurant, coffee bar, and a large summer garden plus 20 elegantly furnished rooms.


A bus stop is located in front of the hotel. The city centre is only a 3-minute drive away.

SAINT PETERSBURG - Rossi Boutique Hotel

The 19th century Rossi Boutique hotel is situated by the Fontanka River, in central St. Petersburg. Rooms are all individually decorated and furnished with antiques. 

AMSTERDAM - Hotel Estherea

Hotel Estheréa is located along canal “The Singel”, only 300 meters from Dam Square. Situated in the heart of downtown, it is within walking distance of museums and the main shopping areas. All rooms are stylish and elegantly furnished and some overlook the canal.