Back Roads – Experience the Road Less Traveled
Imagine discovering rugged stone castles nestled in fields of emerald green, tapping your foot to the sound of pipes and fiddles in a cozy pub and tasting some of the world’s most famous whiskey. This is Ireland.
Or maybe you would prefer a feast for the eyes (and appetite!) while traipsing through Italy’s grand capitals and picturesque countryside?
Perhaps it’s the breathtaking coastline, quaint villages and medieval castles of Portugal you’re after?
You can find all this and more with Back Roads Touring. Picture a touring holiday that delves a little deeper. One that invites you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home.
SCENIC BACK ROADS
You can't appreciate the landscape or architecture of a country from a dreary motorway. This is why Back Roads escorted holidays always take the scenic back-roads to reach your destination. Their mini-coaches’ large windows allow you to admire the spectacular landscapes that you pass through along your way – whether rugged mountain panoramas, stunning sea views or gentle, rolling fields as far as the eye can see. The compact form of the mini-coaches that they use on all of their escorted tours throughout Europe and Asia allows them to travel through winding streets and country byways that are inaccessible to larger groups in huge coaches.
AUTHENTIC LOCAL EXPERIENCES
Back Roads escorted holidays give travellers the opportunity to get to know the heart and soul of their chosen destination. This includes visiting the historical sites that shaped the course of its history, and taking part in cultural experiences that continue to bind the present with the past.
Language lessons, tea ceremonies, dancing shows and artisan demonstrations all feature on their Europe and Asia tours, providing explorers with cultural insights that help them to really understand the heritage of the places they visit.
INTIMATE GROUP SIZE
With a maximum group size of 18, Back Roads prides themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience. An intimate group allows our expert Tour Leaders to dedicate time to each and every one of their guests. Questions are encouraged, immense knowledge is shared, and passion for the destinations you visit are instilled. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, as friends or individually, these group tours bring together like-minded individuals to share dinner tables, experiences and memories in the making. You may start your Back-Roads tour as strangers, but we’re sure that you’ll end your holiday as good friends.
Are you looking for an experience that excites your taste buds as well as your sense of adventure? The tours of Europe and Asia are peppered with culinary encounters that allow you to see, feel and savour the true atmosphere of your surroundings.
The Back-Roads philosophy is just as much about discovery as it is about destination. This is an ethos that extends to their culinary tours, which are designed to enable you to connect with entire culinary processes, from soil to serving and from grape to glass. Their expert Tour Leaders, who are all food connoisseurs themselves, will invite you to unlock the secrets of your destination through its local cuisine, from the docks of Cornwall to the buzzing streets of Bangkok.
When it comes to unforgettable experiences, educational opportunities and delicious dinners, we think that our tours offer something for everyone, whatever your taste.
The accommodation, whether old country estate, exotic hotel resort or traditional villa, is carefully selected to reflect the character and charm of each Back-Roads destination. Some properties are situated in a stunning setting or have interesting historical and architectural heritage, while others may have been chosen for their owner-hosted welcome or excellent food.
Character is not a substitute for quality, however, which is why all of the accommodation throughout Europe and Asia comes complete with ensuite facilities, comfortable furnishings and delicious food. We offer 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.
So what are you waiting for? Call us at Lent Travel to book your next Back-Roads holiday!