If you’re the type of traveller that likes to eschew the major routes in favour of the roads less-travelled, Back-Roads Tours is definitely for you. Offering a wide range of escorted tours, they aim to take you off the beaten track, via the back roads, to provide more of an insight into your chosen destination.
These are escorted tours with a difference, though. Groups are kept to small numbers, enhancing the experience and letting you get to know your fellow travellers (and the Tour Leaders) much better. Boutique accommodation has been carefully selected to reflect the local area and offer somewhere unique to stay. The activities and excursions provided are designed to be authentic and let you meet the people who live in the region. Even the transport is not as you may expect. You will mostly travel via luxury mini-bus, but you may also find yourself aboard a canal barge, spacious yacht, scenic train or gulet boat.
Travelling in this way will mean your holiday features some fantastic scenery. These natural experiences are at the heart of a Back-Roads tour, as well as learning about local traditions and tasting delicious cuisine.