With over 25 years’ experience in small groups and tailor-made tours across the UK and Europe, Back-Roads Touring Co. is truly the original small group touring company. Back-Roads Touring Co. was founded by Bruce Cherry in London, 1986. By utilising high-spec mini-coaches and limiting the group size to a maximum of 18 passengers, he found it was possible to explore country lanes, visit local restaurant and stay in charming accommodation loaded with local character. Days were leisurely and flexible and there was enough time to get to know the locals and experience their culture with all entrance prices included – no optional extras.
Back-Roads Touring Co. now runs over 47 cultural, regional tours throughout 30 countries – from Corners of Cornwall to Slow Food Tour of Puglia, La Belle France to Norway; Fjords & Glaciers. But their philosophy is still the same and they invite you to join them on a Back Roads tour and discover a totally different way to travel.
Back-Roads Touring Co.rarely leave their accommodation before 8:30am and their itineraries are thoughtfully planned to avoid cramming too much into a day. Sometimes you’ll have an afternoon – or even a day – at leisure. And, they promise that they’ll keep long drives to minimum.
Back-Roads Touring Co. attracts a great range of singles, couples and friends - usually the over 50’s who enjoy travelling without being rushed and want to experience high quality and immersive tour.
As Back-Roads Touring Co. run their tours with fewer passengers, once many of their tour have 4 passengers, it becomes a guaranteed departure.
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