About Back-Roads Touring

Picture a touring holiday that delves a bit deeper. One that doesn’t simply drop by top sights and major cities – but takes you off-the-beaten-track to see each destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home. And with small group sizes ....more

Reasons to tour with Back-Roads Touring

Premium Mini-Coach transportation

Enjoy the company of a small group - With small group sizes of no more than 18 people, you can expect a more personalised touring experience – and with like-minded travellers at your side, you’ll find that a journey shared is a journey best

Feed your curiosity - Stories waiting to be unravelled. Secrets waiting to be revealed. Fascinating cultures, delicious flavours and unexplored terrain. Feed your curiosity and embark on a voyage of discovery with Back-Roads – and let the n

Embrace the view - Immerse yourself in nature on uplifting journeys through evocative landscapes. From rolling hills and swathes of forest to shimmering coasts, islands and canals, breathtaking views lie around every corner when you take th

Discover a local way of life - There’s no better way to understand the essence of a destination than by meeting the people that call it home. Learn traditional crafts, stories and recipes as you venture off the tourist trail and behind the

Savour each moment - Slow the pace and take it all in; there’s plenty of time to enjoy each step of the journey. Whether you’re touring a historic home, enjoying a meal or indulging in a wine tasting session, you can do so safe in the knowl

Guided by the best - Insightful, attentive and passionate, our Tour Leaders will unlock the experiences that make your Back-Roads tour truly special – from adding personal touches to your itinerary to bringing destinations to life with thei

Our Story

Picture a touring holiday that delves a bit deeper. One that doesn’t simply drop by top sights and major cities but takes you off-the-beaten-track to see each destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home. And with small group sizes of ....more

Covid-19 Assurance and Extended Flexibility Policy

We understand that in today’s constantly changing world, you’re cautious of restrictive booking conditions. That’s why we’ve introduced some additional flexibility to our booking policies – providing you and your customers with peace of mind when booking their 2021-22 European adventure. Until the 31 December 2021, all ....more

Awards

At Back-Roads, we’re dedicated to providing our guests with the best travel experience possible, and this passion has helped us to achieve several prestigious industry awards. For the past four years in a row, we‘ve won the ‘Best Small Coach Holiday Company’ award at the British Travel Awards – and ....more

What We Offer

Picture a touring holiday that delves a bit deeper.

One that doesn’t simply drop by top sights and major cities, but invites you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home. Where journeys are made for absorbing never-to-be-forgotten views, ....more

Covid Policies

Nothing is more important to us than our guests’ wellbeing. That’s why we’ve introduced our COVID-19 Vaccine Policy*. From now on, we require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel with us; the only exception to this is if you are medically exempt from having the vaccine.

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Back-Roads Touring Reviews

Stephanie Breedlove

Commitment to travellers is brilliant!

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26-Sep-2019

The Backroads commitment to a personal level of service is apparent and so very appreciated. The genuine interest and execution of so many detailed extras made a significant difference in the experience. Backroads is truly a Small Giant.

Cindy Black

13 trips and still amazed!

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04-May-2018

This was my 13th trip with Backroads and it definitely exceeded my expectations, which is harder and harder to do!

Debbie Waltermine

First Experience?

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12-Jul-2019

This was our first experience with Backroads and it was wonderful!! Your staff at the office and your group leaders are wonderful—you made it so easy to organize and plan all we needed. Truly a 5 star experience!

Frequently Asked Questions

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

We have our COVID Assurance Policy

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

We have solo capacity, however no single share

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Upon final payments, we will distribute E-Documentation to all of our guests. Dont forget we also have our App to download as an added feature.

Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

Like-minded travellers awaiting the opportunity to explore the less explored regions. Interests in food, wine, history, art as well as wartimes there will be a great mix of people to connect with on tour.

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

We have our COVID Assurance Policy, Book now and relax knowing you are covered under our new COVID-19 Assurance Policy. At no additional cost to you, new bookings are now 100% refundable in the unfortunate event you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or unable to travel due to government-enforced lock downs prior to your scheduled departure date.

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

No you wont be

What level of mobility do I need?

You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to be able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms.

Who goes on Back-Roads tours?

The majority of our guests come from Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. All tour commentaries are in English. Our tours appeal to those looking for a more relaxing style of travel, and who enjoy culture, good food, meeting like-minded people and exploring destinations in depth.

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

No you won't be

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

All Hotels in line with protocols following the World Health Organisation meet and exceed requirements for all Touring with us.

How long has the tour company been trading?

Back-Roads Touring has been operating from the UK for over 30 years

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

Inline with our booking flexibility policy, you are able to make as many changes as required up to 60 days from departue - with 1 last included up until 30 days out.

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

Generally no, but in extraordinary circumstances it can be looked at


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    Free Date Changes

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Back-Roads Touring, 60 days before departure.

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    Low Deposit

    Back-Roads Touring requires a minimum deposit of 150 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Back-Roads Touring charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 60 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost
    At 30 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
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    Secure payments

    All payments to tourhub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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