Travelling with an organised tour doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on authentic local experiences or ‘me’ time for your own exploration.
In fact there are plenty of reasons why an organised tour can be more beneficial than going it alone.
Back-Roads Touring specialises in unique itineraries that combine those must-see sites and attractions with the less frequently visited but fascinating attractions to be found off the beaten path.
What better way to embrace the history and culture of a place than by getting out into rural areas, small towns and villages?
Like the quiet, peaceful, back roads route, the size of the touring group is equally pleasant.
Back-Roads limits its coach tours to just 18 people which means more time for touring, whether its individually, or as a group. Meeting people with shared interests is just one more reason why the small group tour makes so much sense.
Go off the beaten-track
A Back-Roads tour doesn’t mean you have to miss those must-see attractions, it merely means that your tour highlights will include both the tourist hotspots and those often-missed attractions in the surrounding villages and towns, the ones typically overlooked by the larger coach trips.
Back-Roads shuns the motorways for the scenic routes to immerse you in a destination.
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Authentic local experiences
Back-Roads makes the touring experience as authentic as possible. That means, quality, local accommodation, family or locally owned restaurants that specialise in the tastes of the region and attractions that reflect the destination’s culture and heritage.
Go on a truffle hunt in France, or marvel at the high-energy of flamenco in Spain. Meet Cambridge University Students during their summer job punting visitors down the Cam, enjoy a barge experience along one of the many British canals or partake in a Welsh language lesson. All enriching experiences making for an unforgettable journey with memories to last a life-time.
Leisurely paced itineraries
Back-Roads incorporates plenty of free time at each stop, giving travellers plenty of time to explore on their own. Time is also allocated to quality escorted tours for the local immersion sophisticated travellers crave.
Explore a museum, stroll along a waterway, wonder through exquisite gardens, or simply relax with a coffee in a local cafe. Your tour guide is a wealth of knowledge in the area and will have countless recommendations.
It’s not just the quality restaurants that Back Roads incorporates into its tours. For those who crave something fresh and new, try a food based experience, like a cooking class in France, or Italy. Then there are the cellar doors and winery tours where it’s not just wine on the menu but local cheeses too.
Back-Roads’ food experiences include a broad range of culinary options from an unforgettable seafood meal at Rick Stein’s restaurant in Wales, to sampling the many British favourites at the Pudding Club in England and cheese tasting in France.
Not just reserved for fine food, you can also sample a tipple at a Whiskey Distilleries in Scotland, a Sherry tasting in Spain, or various wine tastings in France and even Croatia.
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