Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Small group specialist Back-Roads Touring will offer optional flamenco dancing classes, Spanish and Italian cooking courses and new tours of Spain and Sicily in 2011.

“Back Roads tours are about experiencing the authentic local culture. In 2011 we’re introducing optional cooking classes in Greve, Tuscany and Marbella, Spain and a flamenco dancing class in Seville,” said James Nathan, Managing Director, Back-Roads Touring.

“The boom in the European River Cruise market is a clear sign that travellers are looking for a more experiential and less structured form of travel than that offered by traditional coach tours. We see the Back Roads range of holidays appealing to this same market.

“Back-Roads tours offer a real alternative for people who don’t want to join a coach tour of 40 people but don’t want the challenge of a self-drive holiday either.” he said.

Back Roads constructs its itineraries to ensure that travel is leisurely paced, (always time for that extra glass of wine!), avoiding motorways wherever possible and travelling by country roads instead. With no more than 16 people in unbranded vehicles, groups can experience each region.

Its new 11 day Spanish Inspiration tour (from $4195) travels from Toledo to Malaga, and includes a visit to Alhambra, the spectacular Andalusian Coast and evenings spent wine tasting over tapas. The 8 day Splendours of Sicily (from $3195) circles the island, immersing travellers in Sicilian history, cuisine and culture.

In 2011 Back-Roads Touring will operate 26 different tours, through popular regions of France, Italy, Spain and the UK, and tours that combine famous cities such as Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Special interest tours include the Chelsea Flower Show and other English Gardens, Châteaux of the Loire Valley and World War One Weekend Battlefield Tours through France and Belgium.

Back Roads Touring always avoids large chain style hotels. Accommodation is always well located and of a superior quality, varying from charming family managed hotels, manor houses and lakeside cottages, to castles. Tours include many meals and most entrance fees.

Earlybird Special Deal: Book and pay for any of Back-Roads Touring’s 2011 European tours before December 18, for travel from 1 April to 30 November 2011 and receive a 7.0% discount.

To request a copy of Back-Roads Touring’s 2011 brochure outlining its European and UK itineraries, contact 1300 100 410 or for more information visit

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Back-Roads Touring Company

Back-Roads Touring Company is a UK based small-group tour specialist that has been successfully operating tours througout the UK and Europe for 22 years. Tours go to the must-see sites as well as behind the tourist facade of each destination. As the name suggests, tours travel leisurely along the back roads avoiding highways.In 2011 Back-Roads Touring will operate 26 different tours through popular regions of France, Italy, Spain and the UK.

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