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UK & Europe Summer Tours

Gorey Castle - Copyright Jersey Tourist Board

London to Paris via The Channel Islands 2015
US$4465 | 11 Days

This 11-day journey combines the very best of British and French culture focussing on history, nature and tradition. Exploring the Channel Islands, a truly unique corner of the British Isles where British and Fr…
Scotney Castle

Chelsea Flower Show & The Home Counties 2015
11 Days

Back-Roads Touring has been running successful garden tours for over twenty five years and once again our Chelsea Flower Show tours in May will take pride of place. Our tours include some of England’s most…
The famous Giant's Causeway

Ireland – The Emerald Isle 2015
US$3925 | 12 Days

This fascinating tour combines the best-known icons of the ‘Emerald Isle’ with lesser known local gems. Journey through this charismatic country steeped in history, with wild open vistas, spectacular…
A spectacular night

The 2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
US$1885 | 4 Days

Every August Edinburgh hosts one of the world’s most spectacular entertainment events, set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo draws together a host of cr…
The Old Man of Hoy

Orkney & The Highlands 2015
US$1695 | 4 Days

On this tour of discovery, see some of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe and explore a sliver of mankind’s ancient existence that’s found nowhere else. Steeped in Viking history, the Orkney is s…
Rye, a medieval member of the Cinque Ports - Copyright Visit England

Kent & Sussex 2015
US$1550 | 4 Days

This four day tour explores the south east corner of England, which is filled with a wealth of historical, cultural and culinary attractions. Discover why Canterbury is the jewel in Kent’s crown and why Wh…
Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Longleat

Heart of England Tour 2015
US$1795 | 5 Days

The Heart of England is an iconic region, encompassing Oxford, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this five-day journey, we will visit Oxford and Lacock, explore quaint…
Discover the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight & The New Forest 2015
US$1665 | 5 Days

This tour features two regions of natural beauty in England; on the Isle of Wight, taste fresh produce and uncover some of the history of  British Royalty and pick the freshest fruit and vegetable in the …
Explore the back roads of Killarney

Corners of Southern Ireland 2015
US$1995 | 6 Days

Ireland is renowned for its warm welcome and Irish craic. This tour is an ideal introduction to a diverse land dominated by wild, breath-taking vistas and vivacious people. Gaze in awe at the sheer scale of the …
Port Isaac, of Doc Martin fame

Corners of Cornwall 2015
US$2545 | 7 Days

This tour has it all, from history and architecture, to breath-taking scenery and fine food. Drive through Dartmoor National Park where wild ponies roam, visit Doc Martin’s Port Isaac, explore Britain&rsqu…
Tenby harbour in beautiful Pembrokeshire

The Wonders of Wales 2015
US$2650 | 7 Days

Come to Wales where mountains are shrouded in mist, and ancient legends blend with modern truisms to produce a deep  national pride worth singing about. On tour, you'll learn of a principality which r…
Savill Gardens

Chelsea Flower Show 2015
7 Days

Our seven-day Chelsea Flower Show tours includes some of England’s most iconic gardens, a day at the Chelsea Flower Show with exclusive access to some show gardens and a glimpse into the homes and gardens …
Explore Cambridge

Edinburgh to London 2015
US$3185 | 8 Days

English roots may be traced back to eastern England where the Celts, Romans, Angles and Vikings all left their marks. It is rich in contrasting history, architecture and cultural tradition. Back-Roads…
Stay two nights on the stunning Isle of Skye

A Scottish Journey 2015
US$3285 | 8 Days

Scotland is one of the most beautiful and historically fascinating countries in the world. From refined Edinburgh to thriving Inverness, you’ll find gentle rolling hills, dramatic coasts, towering mountain…
Traverse the Cotswolds

Highlights of Britain 2015
US$2995 | 9 Days

This comprehensive journey is tailored to those who want to fully experience British history and culture. In England we celebrate ‘Great British Puddings’ at the world-famous Pudding Club, visit York…

Summer 2016 Tours

Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey

London to Paris via The Channel Islands | Summer 2016
US$4465 | 11 Days

DORSET, GUERNSEY, SARK, JERSEY & ST MALO   This eleven-day journey combines the very best of British and French culture focussing on history, nature and tradition. Exploring the Channel Is…
Hever Castle

Chelsea Flower Show & The Home Counties | Summer 2016
US$4445 | 11 Days

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, LONDON & THE NEW FOREST   Back Roads has a proud history of running successful garden tours for over 25 years. Once again our Chelsea Flower Show tours in May take pride o…
Titanic Museum, Belfast

Ireland - The Emerald Isle | Winter 2015 & Summer 2016
US$3595 | 12 Days

BELFAST, GALWAY, DINGLE & KILKENNY   This tour combines the best-known icons of the ‘Emerald Isle’ with lesser known local gems. Journey through this charismatic country steepe…
The 1916 Easter Rising Summer 2016

The 1916 Easter Rising Summer 2016
US$875 | 3 Days

DUBLIN   2016 is a momentous year in Ireland’s history. It marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, when a small army of men and women took to the streets to fight for Irish indepe…
Stones of Stenness

Orkney & The Highlands | Summer 2016
US$1695 | 4 Days

KIRKWALL & WICK   On this tour of discovery, see some of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe and explore a sliver of mankind’s ancient existence found nowhere else. Steeped in Vik…
Highland dancers

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | Summer 2016
US$1795 | 4 Days

EDINBURGH, LINLITHGOW & THE SCOTTISH BORDERS   Every August, high above the city, the sound of bagpipes, drums and marching feet fills the air as the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military …
Stay in charming Rye

Kent & Sussex | Summer 2016
US$1545 | 4 Days

CANTERBURY & '1066 COUNTRY'   This four-day tour explores the south east corner of England, which is filled with a wealth of historical, cultural and culinary attractions. Discover…
Carolyn was executive chef to Charles and Diana for eleven years

A Royal Taste of Scotland | Summer 2016
US$1795 | 4 Days

ST ANDREWS, BALLATER, DUNKELD & EDINBURGH   On this four-day Scottish journey we meet with local producers for an insight into life in the Highlands where the economy depends on their roya…
Charming chipping campden in the Cotswolds

Heart of England | Winter 2015 & Summer 2016
US$1795 | 5 Days

OXFORD, BATH, LONGLEAT & AVEBURY    The Heart of England is one the UK's most iconic regions, encompassing Oxford, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath, a UNESCO World Heri…
The Isle of White

Isle of Wight & The New Forest | Summer 2016
US$1665 | 5 Days

PORTSMOUTH, VENTNOR & NEWBURY   This tour features two regions of natural beauty; on the Isle of Wight, taste fresh produce and uncover some of the history of British Royalty and pick the …
Old famine cottage, County Kerry

Corners of Southern Ireland | Summer 2016
US$1745 | 6 Days

ENNIS, KILLARNEY, KINSALE & KILKENNY   Ireland is renowned for its warm welcome and Irish craic. This tour is an ideal introduction to a diverse land dominated by wild, breath-taking vista…
Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal Route | Summer 2016
US$1995 | 6 Days

BELFAST, BUSHMILLS, DERRY & ENNISKILLEN   Tucked away in a far flung corner of Europe lies Northern Ireland - a proud, wild and enchanting land where ancient kings once ruled. Often overlo…
Goodwood Revival - Copyright Drew Gibson.

Goodwood Revival | Summer 2016
US$2975 | 6 Days

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, BATH & BEAULIEU   This tour has been specially designed for British car enthusiasts, for a truly unique experience. Visit some of the best motor museums in England. Go…
Blue water Lilly at Kew Gardens

Chelsea Flower Show | Summer 2016
US$2975 | 7 Days

TUNBRIDGE WELLS & LONDON   Our seven-day Chelsea Flower Show tours includes some of England’s most iconic gardens, a day at the Chelsea Flower Show with exclusive access to some show…
Pretty Polperro

Corners of Cornwall | Summer 2016
US$2545 | 7 Days

DARTMOOR, FALMOUTH, DEVON & DORSET   This tour has it all, from history and architecture, to breath-taking scenery and fine food. Drive through Dartmoor National Park where wild ponies roa…
Caernarfon Castle

The Wonders of Wales | Summer 2016
US$2495 | 7 Days

BRECON BEACONS, CONWY & SNOWDONIA   Come to Wales where mountains are shrouded in mist, and ancient legends blend with modern truisms to produce a deep national pride worth singing about. …
Alnwick Castle which has featured in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey

Edinburgh to London | Winter 2015 & Summer 2016
US$2895 | 8 Days

DURHAM, YORK, PEAK DISTRICT & CAMBRIDGE   English roots may be traced back to eastern England where the Celts, Romans, Saxons and Vikings all left their mark. Our tour offers a comprehensi…
Isle of Skye

A Scottish Journey | Summer 2016
US$3125 | 8 Days

INVERNESS & THE ISLES OF SKYE, MULL & IONA   Scotland is one of the most beautiful and historically fascinating countries in the world. From refined Edinburgh to thriving Inverness, yo…
Grasmere, the Lake District

Highlights of Britain | Winter 2015 & Summer 2016
US$2995 | 9 Days

ENGLAND, WALES & SCOTLAND   This comprehensive journey is tailored to those who want to fully experience British history and culture. In England we celebrate ‘Great British Puddings&…

Winter Tours

Torchlight procession, Copyright Scottish Viewpoint, Andrew Wilson

Edinburgh's Hogmanay | Winter 2015/16
US$1995 | 4 Days

ST ANDREWS & LINLITHGOW   The Scots have a long tradition and rich history associated with New Year’s Eve, which they call Hogmanay. With spectacular events, incredible live bands, c…


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