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Back-Roads serves up pub grub and Channel Islands in 2014

October 2, 2013 Wholesaler No Comments Email Email

A London to Paris tour via the Channel Islands, a sailing adventure to remote Croatian islands and a foodie adventure exploring great pub grub are among the new highlights of Back-Roads Touring’s UK & Europe Summer 2014 brochure.

The 88-page program features more than 30 small group tours in Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey and Scandinavia as well as battlefield tours. A 5 per cent earlybird discount applies when booked and paid in full by 15 December.

The new 11-day London to Paris via the Channel Islands explores the unique corner of the British Isles where British and French influences meet from $4289* per person twin share.

Learn about the German occupation which forms an important part of the history of WWII on Guernsey, step into a world where there are no cars or buses on Sark and discover Jersey’s rich history including Neolithic passage graves before taking the ferry to France to medieval Dinan, the Robert Tatin museum at Mayenne and more.

The new Old Pubs & Great Grub tour explores the oldest of British establishments, the pub, along with its famous fare from $1848* per person twin share.

The 5-day trip travels from Chester through Shrewsbury, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye to London with a focus on meals in pubs renowned for their traditional atmosphere and outstanding food, as well as sampling of local produce from wines and cider to freshly baked breads.

Back Roads Europe 2014.pdfOther new tours include Croatian Wilderness Sailing, a magnificent 8-day journey aboard a private yacht which includes overnight stays in secluded bays on Mljet, Lastovo and

Vis islands – the most remote Adriatic islands from $2845*; and the 9-day Flavours of Northern Croatia & Slovenia including Plitvice National Park, Postojna Caves and Lake Bled from $3102*.

Back-Roads has also ventured into Scandinavia for the first time with the 13-day Wild & Wonderful Scandinavia exploring Denmark, Norway and Sweden and including a journey on the breathtaking Flam Railway and a food and culture walking tour in Copenhagen.

Additionally, travellers can enjoy the new 9-day Cultural Greece, 7-day Hidden Turkey and 9-day Highlights of Northern Spain and a host of day tours from London exploring iconic attractions including Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.

“Our 2014 Summer program has received an exciting boost following our best year yet,” Back-Roads Touring general manager Steve Reynolds said.

“Back-Roads has experienced over a 70 per cent rise in passenger numbers in 2013 compared to last year as small group touring continues to grow in popularity.

“One of the great drivers for people to do a small group tour is to really get under the skin of a particular destination, country or region.

“They want to meet the locals, sample the fresh, local produce and see and do things that are unique to a specific region, which is why we are including more local experiences such as a tapas tour in Spain and great new itineraries such as the Old Pubs & Great Grub.

“We believe small group touring enables you to really take the time and space to experience a place – not just see the sights.”

Each tour is limited to a maximum of 18 passengers, offers authentic local experiences such as learning the art of French cooking in a magnificent Renaissance chateau, and travels along the back roads of each destination, not freeways.

The tours also use charming local accommodation from rustic rural retreats to castle hotels, operate at a leisurely pace with many departures after 9amand include culinary experiences such as lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Cornwall and tapas tour in Andalusia, Spain.

Contact Back-Roads on 1300 100 410 or

*Terms and conditions apply. Advertised prices include 5% earlybird saving. Earlybird saving is strictly valid for new bookings only until 15 December 2013. Valid for travel until November 2014. Offer cannot be extended beyond the booking and payment period. Must quote relevant promo code at time of booking: BRT1EB5%. Tours must be paid in full by 15 December 2013. Earlybird can be combined with either the past passenger or multi-tour discount up to a maximum discounted value of 10%. Back-Roads Touring reserves the right to amend or withdraw the offer at any time.

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