With over 25 years of experience, there’s no better way to travel the UK and Europe than with Back-Roads Touring. Their small group and tailor-made tours take you on an intimate journey through exciting destinations, providing unique experiences and guaranteed high-quality accommodation.
Small Group Touring
With over 25 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK and Europe, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original small group touring company. By limiting group sizes to a maximum of 18 passengers, they’re experts at providing a friendly, relaxed, and flexible form of touring. In fact, their belief in the advantages of small group travel underpins everything that they do – from the type of vehicles that they use, to the places they visit, and the accommodation that they hand select. In many ways, it couldn’t be further from a typical coach touring experience.
Most of their groups travel in purpose-built Mercedes Benz Sprinters that have been converted to the highest of European standards, with many boasting leather seats, fridges and panoramic windows and roofs. Unlike conventional large coaches, their mini-coaches can go almost anywhere a car can go. So, as part of a Back-Roads tour, you can reach places that conventional coach touring groups can only dream of. From exploring the heart of medieval towns and villages, to enjoying the scenery along narrow, hedge-lined Cornish lanes, you can be assured that Back-Roads Touring will take you beyond the tourist facade to experience an unparalleled balance of renowned and lesser-known sites.
Charming Local Accommodation
Accommodation, whether a rustic rural, old country estate, traditional villa or castle hotel, is carefully selected to always reflect the character and charm of the destination you are staying in. Some properties are situated in a stunning setting or have interesting historical and architectural heritage; whilst others may be chosen for their owner-hosted welcome or excellent food. Character is not a substitute for quality and comfort however and at all of our hotels you’re guaranteed an en-suite, a great night’s sleep and delicious food. There is a choice of twin, double or single rooms and while room sizes in older buildings may vary, each room will have its own unique style and character.
“Back-Roads are experts in small group and tailor-made touring. We are proud to offer a unique range of fascinating and leisurely regional tours throughout the UK and Europe. We believe that it is important for you to understand that we do things differently to most tour companies. And, there is more to our itineraries than simply taking passengers to the important sights and major cities. With our small group size you will experience specially selected accommodation loaded with charm and home comforts. You will dine with the locals in their restaurants, meet traditional producers and mingle with those characters who so en-rich the heritage of local communities. We call this the Back-Roads Difference.”
Authentic Local Experiences