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SOME TOUR OPTIONS
2018 ENGLAND TOURS
Highlights of Britain – 10 days from $3,999*pp
This adventure delves deep into Britain’s history and culture. In England, we celebrate ‘Great British Puddings’ and trace the footsteps of writers and poets. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey takes in spectacular scenery and dramatic castles.
Inclusions: • 9 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Full English breakfast daily, 5 evening meals • Welsh cookery demonstration and lunch • Walking tour of Oxford • Cruise on Lake Windermere • Entrance included to: Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Worcester Cathedral, Brontë Parsonage, Castle Howard, Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop Farm, Dove Cottage & Hawkshead Grammar School, Abbotsford House, Rosslyn Chapel.
Corners of Cornwall – 7 days from $3,399*pp
From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is sure to impress. Discover the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of western England.
Inclusions: • 6 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Daily full English breakfast, 4 evening meals • 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant • Entrance included to: St Michael’s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral entrance donation, private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate, Harbour Heritage Museum, Wells Cathedral, Polperro Heritage Centre.
London to Paris via the Channel Islands – 11 days / 10 nights from $5,699*pp
Dorset, Guernsey, Sark, Jersey, St Malo
Go from Great British to Gallic culture on this island-hopping trip, which immerses you in the Channel Islands’ natural beauty and it’s fascinating history. Hear about Guernsey’s wartime occupation first-hand from locals, enter a bygone world on Sark and admire Jersey’s exquisite landscapes.
Inclusions: • 10 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader/Driver • Premium mini-coach transportation • Daily European-style breakfasts, 5 evening meals • Ferries to Guernsey, Sark, Jersey, Isle of Purbeck and St Malo • Entrance included to: Winchester Cathedral, Sausmarez Manor, German Occupation Museum, Elizabeth Castle, La Hougue Bie, Mont Orgueil Castle, Mont St Michel, Château de St Malo, Château de Fougères, Corfe Castle and Chartres Cathedral.
2018 IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND TOURS
Ireland – The Emerald Isle – 12 days from $4,799*pp
From north to south – step into Ireland’s colourful past, starting with the legendary Giant’s Causeway and Belfast’s Titanic history. Rugged peninsulas, village gems and sweeping views of the Wicklow Mountains create a dramatic setting for your Emerald Isle adventure.
Inclusions: • 11 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Full Irish breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 5 evening meals • Black Cab tour of Belfast • Entrance included to: Newgrange, Battle of the Boyne site, Titanic Museum, Giant’s Causeway, Doagh Famine Village, Ulster American Folk Park, Parke’s Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Blasket Islands Centre, Charles Fort, Connemara Heritage Centre, Swiss Cottage, Huntington Castle.
Corners of Southern Ireland – 6 days from $2,429*pp
One-of-a-kind views of spellbinding scenery. The stories of maritime towns and picture-book villages. Ancient castles steeped in history and country inns full of character. The further we go into its enchanting landscapes, the deeper you’ll fall under Southern Ireland’s spell.
Inclusions: • 5 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Local guide in Kinsale • Daily Full Irish breakfast, 3 evening meals • Irish whiskey tour and tasting • Entrance included to: Irish National Stud, Portumna Castle, The Skellig Experience, Molly Gallivan’s Cottage, Midleton Distillery and Kilkenny Castle.
2018 BATTLEFIELD TOURS
ANZAC’s on the Western Front – 6 days from $1,999*pp
From the trenches at Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC tours map Australian and New Zealand troops’ movements in WWI. Please note, the tour runs on selected dates throughout the season.
Inclusions: • 5 nights in boutique accommodation • A knowledgeable Back-Roads Driver/Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily, 3 evening meals • Entrance included to: Hooge Crater Trenches, Hooge Crater Trenches & Museum, Wellington Tunnels, Victoria School Museum.
WW1 Battlefields – 5 days / 4 nights from $1,299*pp
This introductory tour allows visitors to see the major areas of British and Commonwealth involvement across the Western Front. Most importantly, the tour offers flexibility to ensure that visitors from all countries will see the memorials to their country’s fallen, as well as gaining a greater understanding of the overall conduct and strategy of the war.
Inclusions: • 4 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader/Driver • Premium mini-coach transportation • Daily European-style breakfasts, 2 evening meals • Entrance included to: Ulster Tower Memorial & Visitor Centre, Canadian Memorial Park, Newfoundland Park, Memorial to the Missing, Victoria School & Adelaide Cemetery, John McCrae’s Dressing Station at Essex Farm, German Cemetery at Langemarck, Vancouver Corner, Commonwealth Cemetery, Last Post Ceremony, Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial.
Tuscan Treats – 7 days from $2,899*pp
A rich tapestry of idyllic countryside and ancient towns, beautiful architecture and delectable food. On our Tuscany tour you’ll seek out world-renowned treasures and hidden gems, turn into a culinary connoisseur and fall head over heels for this exquisite Italian region.
Inclusions: • 6 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Local guide in Florence • Premium mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 evening meals • Wine tastings • Tuscan cooking class • Olive oil tasting • Pecorino cheese & wine tasting • Entrance included to: Cinque Terre Card, Baptistery of St John in Pisa, Cathedral of Siena.
Iberian Inspiration – 11 days from $4,999*pp
East meets west, and past meets present. Spain and Portugal offer a heady mix of treasures, from Arabic palaces and Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals. We take it all in on a rural road trip, in search of hidden Iberia.
Inclusions: • 10 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Local guide in Granada • Premium mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily, 4 evening meals • Tapas lunch with wine tasting • Olive oil and Ibérico ham tasting • Flamenco show • Entrance included to: Santa Maria la Blanca, San Juan de los Reyes, Mezquita, Jaén Cathedral, Alhambra, Gruta de la Maravillas.
Burgundy Cruise – 7 days / 6 nights from $4,349pp
Rich and refined, Burgundy is as elegant and enticing as the wines it’s world-famous for. Drift past vineyards, stop at picture-book towns and stroll grand palaces – all from on board a luxury barge.
Inclusions: • 6 nights on board MS Jeanine, a boutique hotel barge • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Local guide in Dijon • Daily European-style breakfast • 5 lunches, 6 evening meals including farewell gala dinner • Selected drinks during the cruise (water, wine, beer, coffee) • Selected local taxes • Bicycles available to hire • Return transfer from Paris to Dijon • Tour of Royal Saltworks • Trail of the Chat Perché tour • Entrance included to: Citadel of Besancon and Palace of Fontainebleau.
A Scottish Journey – 8 days from $4,199*pp
The Highlands, Isle of Skye, Mull, Iona
Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic cliff-top castles and hideaway villages. Infamous battles and inexplicable legends. We journey up and down Scotland, from coastal cities to Hebridean Islands, seeking out its one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.
Inclusions: • 7 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels • Experienced Back-Roads tour leader • Luxury mini-coach transportation • Ferry crossings • Full Scottish breakfast daily • Four evening meals • One seafood lunch • Entrance fee included to: Glamis Castle, Culloden Museum, Iona Abbey, Duart Castle, Whisky Distillery and Stirling Castle.
Paris to Nice through Vineyards & Mountains – 9 days / 8 nights from $4,249*pp
Champagne, Burgundy, The Alps, Provence
Glasses glinting with bubbles and rich red wines. Windows that open out on soaring mountains, charming villages and fragrant fields of flowers. Join us on a bon voyage through quintessential France as we go on an adventure infused with Gallic charm.
Inclusions: • 8 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels • Driver/tour leader • Mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily • One lunch • 4 x evening meals • 4 x wine tastings • One liquor tasting • Entrance fee included to: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Reims Cathedral, Hospices of Beaune, Musée de la Grande Chartreuse and Citadel of Sisteron.
Discover Portugal – 7 days / 6 nights from $3,799*pp
Lisbon, Coimbra, Douro Valley & Porto
From cosmopolitan Lisbon to Porto’s medieval cobblestone streets. The remote, natural gem of the Douro Valley to Roman ruins and world-famous pilgrimage sites. This tour gives us a taste of the real Portugal, still basking in the glow of ancient customs
Inclusions: • 6 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels • Experienced Back-Roads tour leader • Luxury mini-coach transportation • Local guides in Sintra, Cascais, Lisbon & Porto • European breakfast daily • 4 x evening meals • Wine and port tasting • Included Entrances: Jeronimo’s Monastery, Belem Tower, Pena Palace, Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Porto Cathedral, Guimaraes Castle and Bom Jesus do Monte.
Majestic Morocco – 11 days / 10 nights from $4,499*pp
Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca
Kasbahs rising out of the desert, legendary mountain passes and ancient cities spilling over with a thousand and one sights. This tour will take you on a magic carpet ride through it all, where adventurous days give way to Arabian nights.
Inclusions: • 10 nights’ accommodation • Back-Roads tour leader • Luxury mini-coach transportation • Local guides in Fes and Marrakech • Breakfast daily (B) • 6 x evening meals (D) • 5 x lunches (L) • Couscous cooking class • Immam traditional tea ceremony • Oyster tasting • Berber dance show • Included Entrances: King Mohammed V mausoleum, Kairaouine Mosque and University, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Bahia Palace and Hassan II Mosque.
Italian Indulgence – 12 days / 11 nights from $5,499*pp
Tuscany, Cinque Terre, The Lakes, Venice
Discover cities that have shaped the world’s culture. Regional flavours and renowned wines, celebrated around the globe. And pictureperfect landscapes that will capture your imagination and stay in your heart. Exploring Italy is truly an experience to be savoured.
Inclusions: • 11 nights’ accommodation • Back-Roads tour leader • Luxury mini-coach transportation • Local guide in Florence • European breakfast daily • 6 x evening meals • Tuscan cooking class and lunch • Truffle hunt in Piedmont • Venice water taxi • 2 wine tastings • 1 liquor tasting • Boat transfer to Borromean Islands • Included Entrances: Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, Baptistery of St John in Pisa, Cinque Terre Card, Grinzane Cavour Castle, Isola Bella, Madre on Lake Maggiore and Sigurta Garden Park.
Highlights of Northern Spain – 8 days / 7 nights from $4,295*pp
Catalonia, Navarre, The Basque Country
With cosmopolitan cities and ancient villages, rolling vineyards and rugged mountains, Northern Spain is as unforgettable as it is eclectic. Experience the finest sights and tastes often missed by other travellers on a journey to the heart of this diverse region.
Inclusions: • 7 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily, 3 evening meals • Entrance included to: Salvador Dali House, Salt Mountain Cultural Park, Parador de Cardona, Olite Castle.
Flavours of Vietnam – 12 days from $2,999*pp
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City
Embark on a journey of discovery and dive into the mysteries of Vietnam on this fascinating twelve-day tour. Remarkably exotic and utterly intriguing, this land of gorgeous nature, rich culture and tantalising flavours is well worth exploring.
Inclusions: • 10 nights in boutique accommodation • 1 night on an overnight cruise • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Internal flights • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 7 dinners • Walking tour and street food tour of Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City • Vietnamese cooking class and demonstration • Entrance included to: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hue’s royal tombs, Imperial Palace and Minh Many Tomb, Cham Museum, Saigon Opera House show, War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels.
Wonders of Thailand – 13 days from $4,499*pp
Delve into the wondrous world of exotic and tropical Thailand on this memorable journey. Explore the glittering temples, heavenly beaches and vibrant street food culture of this fascinating land.
Inclusions: • 12 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Internal flights • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 9 dinners • Street food tour of Bangkok • Dance and music show in Kanchanaburi • Night walking tour in Mae Hong Son • Walking tour of Chiang Mai • Entrance included to: Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit, the Grand Palace, Thai puppet show at Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum (and local train ride), Banharn-Jamsai Tower, Buffalo Conservation Village, temple complex of Sukhothai, Prijinda Cave, Patara Elephant Farm.
Spirit of Cambodia – 11 days from $2,599*pp
Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
Embrace the heart-stealing scenery of Cambodia on this unforgettable eleven-day adventure. Roam the vibrant streets of Siem Reap, tour the majestic Royal Palace and visit lively markets brimming with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Inclusions: • 10 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 2 dinners • Ox cart ride in a local village • Evening performance by the Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap • Bamboo train ride in Battambang • Street food tour in Battambang • Train tickets & boat cruises per itinerary • Entrance fees including Angkor Wat complex, Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Ream National Park tour.
Bangkok & The River Kwai – 5 days from $2,399*pp
Bangkok & Kanchanaburi
Discover natural beauty, traditional cuisine and interesting culture as you embark on a fascinating five-day tour of some of Thailand’s highlights.
Inclusions: • 4 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 4 dinners • Street food tour in Bangkok • Dance and music show in Kanchanaburi • Boat cruises per itinerary • Entrance included to: Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit, the Grand Palace, temple of War Arun, Thai puppet show at Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village, and JEATH War Museum.
Hanoi & Halong Highlights – 5 days from $1,799*pp
Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay
Embark on a journey of discovery and dive into the mysteries and cultures of Vietnam on this fascinating five-day tour.
Inclusions: • 3 nights in boutique accommodation • 1 night on an overnight cruise • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 3 dinners • Walking tour of Hanoi • Street food tour in Hanoi • Vietnamese cooking class and demonstration • Boat cruises per itinerary • Entrance included to: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Temple of Literature.
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Terms and conditions: *Prices are per person, twin share. Offer valid for new bookings only when booked before 30 April 2018 on all UK, Europe and Asia Tours. Not applicable on existing bookings that have early bird discounts or flight promotions applied. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Book and pay in full by 30 April 2018 and receive one (1) UpLite SPL 78cm Spinner in colour black per person. Suitcase is not redeemable for cash or any other offer. Must quote promotion code BRTSUITCASE at time of booking to validate offer. Redemption and ordering of Samsonite Suitcase is at discretion of passenger via coupon code issued by Back-Roads Touring at time of full payment. Valid for Australia & New Zealand customers only. Promotion can be redeemed once only when booking with Back-Roads Touring, with a maximum of 1 suitcase per passenger during promotion period. During the promotion customers with existing bookings will not be permitted to cancel and rebook onto the same itinerary and departure date. Back-Roads Touring reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time. Promotion and offer limited to the first 500 eligible bookings. General: Prices correct from publication but is subject to change at the discretion of the tour operator and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Limited availability in peak periods. All offers and prices are subject to availability and can change without notice. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges. Other conditions apply. Travel Partners Australia reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time.