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Back-Roads Touring expands bespoke tour range for UK and Europe Summer 2015

July 8, 2014 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Back-Roads Touring, the small-group and tailor-made travel experts has this week launched its UK and Europe Summer 2015 mega brochure with a host of new offerings being added to the already-robust range.

The 88-page brochure features 40 tours, including nine new tours and new summer destinations Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Brand Manager Hugh Houston says Back-Roads Touring is always searching for new opportunities and fresh destinations to visit.

“Back-Roads Touring has introduced several new destinations and exclusive bespoke itineraries to some of Europe’s best summer destinations as the popularity of our tours increases,” says Mr Houston.

“Small group travel remains a preferred option for many to have authentic local experiences, bespoke culinary encounters and the opportunity to stay in charming accommodation to reflect the character of the region you visit, all enjoyed at a leisurely pace – many of these offerings are exclusive to small groups travelling with Back-Roads.”

“Our most popular destinations including the UK, Frnace and Italy will have more options for visitors, with the addition of a once-in-a-lifetime culinary tour with Former Royal Chef Carolyn Robb.”

“We are also extending our signature hand-crafted tours to Switzerland, Greece and Turkey, with shortened itineraries included.”

Back-Roads Touring offers small group tours through the UK and Europe with a maximum group size of 18.

Travellers will enjoy a unique range of fascinating and leisurely tours for summer 2015, with authentic local experiences, back road instead of freeways, charming accommodation and genuine culinary encounters.

Back-Roads is also offering a 10 per cent per person early bird discount on all tours booked and paid in full before 31 August 2014, and multi-tour discount of 2.5 per cent.*

New UK and Europe Summer 2015 Tours

Edinburgh to London

The new eight-day Edinburgh to London tour traces English roots back to eastern England where the Celts, Romans, Angles and Vikings all left their marks. Explore the cathedral cities of Durham, York and Lincoln, drive through the moorlands of Yorkshire, visit the Peak District National Park and Her Majesty The Queen’s Sandringham Estate, and wind your way along Cambridge’s cobbled streets to see world-famous historic colleges. Tour priced from $3,395 per person twin share. 

Kent & Sussexx

Journey through the south east corner of England on the new four-day Kent & Sussex tour. Discover why Canterbury is the jewel in Kent’s crown and why Whitstable has been dubbed the ‘Pear of Kent’. Wander through peaceful gardens, taste award winning English sparkling wines and explore 1066 country, made famous by the Battle of Hastings. Tour priced from $1,650 per person.

A Taste of Scotland with Carolyn Robb, Former Royal Chef

The five-day A Taste of Scotland with Carolyn Robb, Former Royal Chef tour takes you on a truly once-in-a-lifetime journey with former executive chef to TRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana for eleven years. Meet with local producers for an insight into life in the Highlands, enjoy an exclusive private dinner on board the Royal Yacht Britannia and help Carolyn prepare a special ‘royal’ dinner. Tour priced from $5,695 per person.

Slow Food Tour of Puglia

Follow the renowned Puglia food scene with six-day Slow Food Tour of Puglia, with the unique chance to sample several Slow Food Presidia products – high-quality, traditional foods at risk of extinction – as well as the finest local delicacies available. Tour also includes city sights tour including the Norman Swabian Castle, hidden pools of Castellana caves, and the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Trulli’ rural homes. Tour priced from $3,295 per person.

Mountains, Valleys and Lakes of Switzerland

Discover Switzerland’s breathtaking scenery in luxurious style. The new nine-day Mountains, Valleys & Lakes of Switzerland tour explores the stunning landmarks and countryside of several locations including Zurich, Arbon, Chur, Lucerne, Muerren and Bern. Tour priced from $4,395 per person.

Germany’s Romantic Back-Road to Vienna

Roam the German country side and encounter the region’s mesmerising history with the 11 day Germany’s Romantic Back-Road to Vienna tour. Travel on the historic Romantic Road at a leisurely pace, see the most spectacular views of the Bavarian landscape, venture through magnificent castles and experience Vienna’s culinary highlights. Tour priced from $4,995 per person.

The Greek Ionian Islands

Travel through Olympia, Kefalonia, Ithaca and Lefkadha with the new The Greek Ionian Islands tour, with a shortened five-day itinerary. Wander through the west coast of mainland Greece and discover Athen’s Ionian archipelago, explore the natural island beauty of Kefalonia, Ithaca and Lefkadha, trek through traditional towns and indulge in fresh, local cuisine. Tour priced from $2,895 per person.

Peloponnese and Greek Saronic Islands

Marvel at the cultural riches and diverse natural beauty of Peloponeese and relax on reclusive Greek islands with the five-day Peloponnese and Greek Saronic Islands tour. Enjoy fresh local cuisine, discover the Homeric palaces of Agamemnon at Mycenae, relax with the tranquillity and authentic charm of Spetses, an island popular with high-society Athenians but relatively undiscovered by visitors, and take a walking tour to see the main sights of the region. Tour priced from $1,595 per person. 

Istanbul and Cappadocia

Uncover the treasures of the Middle East with the newly introduced five-day Istanbul and Cappadocia tour. Explore Istanbul’s time-honoured markets in the Spice and Grand Bazaars and fly into the heart of Turkey, once the centre of the Hittite Empire. Discover the fascinating region of Cappadocia shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity and home to the remarkable cave dwellings of the former troglodyte settlements. Tour priced from $1,995 per person.

*Terms and conditions apply. 10% Earlybird is not combinable with any other discount. All discounts must be requested at time of booking and will apply to the basic tour price. All components of the booking must be paid by the required date to qualify for the Earlybird.  Multi-tour discounts will be applied in order of value, with the discount applied to the cheapest tour/s in the booking. Multi-tour discount can be applied after the first tour is booked but the original booking number must be requested.

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