Back-Roads Blog


Poignant tribute to graceful princess

Fresh flowers always adorn her tomb in Monaco. Princess Grace was killed 30 years ago but she is still revered and remembered. A photographic exhibition dedicated to her life, in the historic village of Les Baux de Provence, is a poignant reminder of how much she was loved.

Created on 5th December 2012 at 14:47pm by By Heather Tyler at

Van Gogh’s beautiful asylum

The Mistral drove Vincent Van Gogh mad. That demon gale turns narrow cobblestone streets into icy wind tunnels and chills your body to the marrow.


Created on 5th December 2012 at 14:43pm by By Heather Tyler at

Back-Roads Red Dragon of Wales Tour

My tour with Back-Roads Touring Company exceeded my expectations, was lots of fun and exceptional value for money. We sang along to Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey, learnt a lot about Welsh history, visited amazing places and continually drove through beautiful scenic landscapes. I fell in love with Wales, and I have Back-Roads to thank! I can say therefore, with certainty, that this will not be the last tour I do with this excellent, professional company.

Created on 8th August 2012 at 15:26pm by Helen Lang

La Belle France

Striking the perfect balance between ‘work’ and play, Back-Roads’ La Belle France tour offers a glimpse into the French l’art de vivre.

Created on 17th April 2012 at 11:14am by Meagan Jones // Photography: Rhys Martin

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
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