We offer a selection of tours that are different from the larger tour operators. Many are in mini-coaches with 2 - 14 fellow travelers. Our full-size coach tours often offer 4 or 6 nights "Stay-Awhile" at your chosen destination with day tours out to the surrounding countryside. However, new this year, we are also offering Grand British and Grand Europe tours as well as across Europe to Italy, Poland etc. The "difference"" with these may well be the price!

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2019 will be our 20th year of offering a series of tours, and ideas for independent travel, throughout Britain, Ireland and continental Europe.

We really do try to offer a selection of tours that are different from the larger tour operators. We either design the tours ourselves, or partner with some excellent, hand-picked operators in the U.K. and Europe. These include HF Holidays, Sisley Garden Tours, Cambria Tours in Wales, Rabbies in Scotland & England and Abbey Tours in Ireland and England. We are particularly proud to be Canadian agents for the eclectic Blue-Roads Touring Co.* and you can view all their 50 + itineraries by clicking here, or request a brochure. (* n.b. starting in 2019, in North America, i.e. in Canada and the USA, Back-Roads Touring will be known as Blue-Roads Touring Co. but all tours in Britain, Ireland, continental Europe and Asia will continue to be operated by the Back-Roads Touring Co. of the U.K.).

NEW for 2019…

• Our exclusive and unique Historical Southern England” covering places and people from 1066 to the current day

• “Discover More” – a slightly different concept in touring, staying at one location, a central, country house hotel and exploring the surrounding countryside by mini-coach with a local guide. A real opportunity to dig deeper and discover more of England, Wales or Scotland.

• June 6th, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy and the allies return to northern Europe. We are offering 4 tours covering many of the battlefields of Northern Europe and all will be at Juno Beach on June 6th, attending the Canadian ceremonies.

• Our new “Unforgettable Britain” tour, page 18, can be combined with any one of our 3 x Ireland motorcoach tours for a complete tour of the British Isles & Ireland. 

• WOW – Women Only Wales – back by popular demand. Organised and led again by the inimitable Idwal Jones, ladies will love learning more of the culture, food and history of this delightful part of the British Isles.

As usual, we offer all you need for travelling into and around London, as well as the other great cities of the British Isles and continental Europe. Our B ‘n B and regular tours around England, Wales, Scotland  and Ireland continue to sell well and early booking is recommended. For younger clients we now are pleased to offer Topdeck tours of Europe and the world. Topdeck is a sister company of Back Roads Touring specialising in travel for the 18 – 39s.

Where are your travel plans taking you in 2019? Our experienced travel counsellors are here to help you plan the holiday of your dreams.

Please explore our web site, request a brochure or give us a call.


Back-roads Touring Co.