- Small Groups of up to 18
- Leisurely Paced Itineraries
- Authentic Local Experiences
- Scenic Back-Roads, Avoiding Freeways
13 Back-Roads Touring Reviews
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- DeniseWwi Battlefield Weekend Summer5.0 - ExcellentWritten on August 20, 2016The tour was perfect for our needs. Informative, concise and well organised. Gide was knowledgable and able to adapt the tour to suit the needs of the group.
- 5.0 - ExcellentWritten on June 13, 2011Their experience showsRead more
Backroads is simply the best out there. Their years of experience shows. Other companies may attempt to offer the s...
- 5.0 - ExcellentWritten on November 5, 2010A+++++ My first choice.Read more
Backroads delivers - always. I've taken them to vietnam, cambodia, alaska, ireland, patagonia, bali, thailand, etc...
- 5.0 - ExcellentWritten on November 2, 2010An Amazing Way to Travel!Read more
This summer I enjoyed my fourth Backroads trip with my wife and daughter. Each trip has been the highlight of th...
- 5.0 - ExcellentWritten on October 29, 2010Exceptional Holday ExperienceRead more
The experience was fabulous. I have been on nine other BackRoads trips and they never disappoint me. A well ...
- 5.0 - ExcellentWritten on October 26, 2010An outstanding experienceRead more
When speaking with other guests on my trips, I am constantly told that they have tried other operators and Backr...
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Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
What is not included in the tour price?
Unless otherwise specified in the listed inclusions, airfares are not included in the tour price.
Driver/tour leader gratuity is optional.
Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights,’ items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
Pre and post tour accommodation.
Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.
What type clothing is recommended on the tour?
Back Roads suggest packing for variable weather conditions, or if you are travelling through Italy, Spain or Southern France in summer, make sure you pack a hat and sunscreen.
How much luggage is allowed on the tour?
Back Roads travel in mini-coaches and so boot space is limited. Travellers are only entitled to one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and not weighing more than 20kg. In addition travellers may bring one small carry-on bag per person.
What kinds of tour leader and driver does Back Roads have on the tour?
Their driver/tour leaders have all passed a stringent government test which allows them to drive vehicles and conduct tours. On some tours in mainland Europe (e.g. Italy, Spain, Croatia etc.) they will often use a driver in addition to a tour leader as this makes for better operation of the tour in these particular areas.
How much spending money is recommended on the tour?
Apart from meals and entrance fees within the price of the tour, travellers will need to bring spending money for any other meals, drinks and activities. Back Roads recommends a budget of £70 or 90 Euros per person per day.
Is it possible to do other things like getting my hair done, do laundry, go to church or synagogue while on the tour?
Yes. There is generally sufficient free time to incorporate all such functions, though it is not guaranteed in every country.
Are entrance fees included in the price of the tour?
Back Roads include a selection of entrances fees depending on the tour and these are outlined in the "what's included" section of the tour page.
Can Back Roads cater to travellers with dietary restrictions?
Back Roads will do their best to cater to the dietary needs of the travellers. This should be made clear upon booking, so we can pass on the requests.
What meals are included on the tour?
Breakfast is included daily. Lunches and dinners are also included, either in the hotel or in a local restaurant. Travellers will also have some free evenings to try the local cuisine independently. One thing to remember, dinner times in Europe are likely to be later than the usual: 7.30pm at the earliest and often later in France and Italy.
What are the benefits of travelling in a small group?
Back Roads offer a personal experience as travellers explore the local region in greater depth. Travellers will meet like-minded people and enjoy the convenience of their own personal driver/guide.