Ocean Cruises

Ocean Cruises have always been a popular choice, allowing for you to explore the world in style. Imagine beginning each day with a different view without having to move from your ‘hotel’ – that is the beauty of cruising.

The world’s most amazing sites come to you, whilst you enjoy outstanding food, luxury service, a wealth of on-board activities and of course spectacular itineraries. The ships come in all different sizes, glitz and glamour. Whether its visiting remarkable faraway destinations, or a short voyage a little closer to home, there’s an ocean cruise to suit you.

View all Ocean Cruises

Small Group Touring

Picture a touring holiday which delves that bit deeper. One that doesn’t simply drop by top sights and major cities – but invites you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home. Where journeys are made for absorbing never-to-be-forgotten views, not darting from A to B. And each day ends in a cherry-picked boutique retreat loaded with local charm.

At Back-Roads Touring, we’ve spent over 25 years creating these kinds of small group tours. So we know that the best kind of adventure is one that introduces you to immersive experiences and sights that last a lifetime – then gives you the time and space to explore.

The key ingredient? Experienced guides who can turn an exciting getaway into something truly extraordinary. Telling you the stories and secrets behind stately homes as you wander the corridors. Showing you the perfect position to see the sun set over a city skyline. And pointing you towards the exact patch of coastline where you can try oysters, straight off the boat.

And all the while, you can be confident that your Back-Roads tour is being run responsibly and with sustainable tourism in mind. In fact, our commitment to green practices has awarded us a Silver Green Tourism rating.

View all Small Group Touring

River Cruises

Since cities and towns often developed around rivers, river cruising allows for voyages along inland waterways, often stopping at multiple ports along the way, frequently docking right in the centre of cities and towns.

You are in almost constant sight of land and stops are far more frequent than they are at sea. It really is a unique and supremely calming way to travel – sailing at a gentle pace in lovely surroundings with stunning food and enjoyable company. Travelling by inland waterways offers a much more intimate and in-depth perspective on your destination.

View all River Cruises

Inspirational Holidays

Seeking a holiday slightly different to the norm? Looking to savour new experiences and adventures? We’re sure we can inspire you and suggest ideas that you may not have considered.

Our inspirational holidays cover a wide range of exotic and exciting destinations covering everything from exciting safari holidays, enriching cultural escapes to invigorating well-being breaks. You may even wish to connect with your ‘Inner Explorer’ and see the penguins of Antarctica or the magnificent Polar Bears in Spitsbergen. Whatever your quest, we have the holiday for you.

View all Inspirational Holidays

Railway Journeys

Rail holidays allow you to see so much more of your destination. Watch the views constantly change as your train journey crosses rivers, passes mountains and cuts through field and valleys. Look out too for nature and wildlife you that you probably wouldn’t see travelling an alternative way.

See the views change again when you approach towns and cities, experiencing close-up the details of people’s everyday lives and the hustle and bustle of city life. Trains are seen as one of the most comfortable modes of long-haul transport, as well as one of the greenest and most sociable.

View all Railway Journeys

Solo Travellers


Solo Travellers

Travelling solo is becoming ever-more popular. Many enjoy the freedom travelling solo brings, believing it’s the ideal way to see the world. So if you want to experience a new destination amongst great, like-minded company, or feel it’s time to do and experience something that’s purely just for you, we’ll help you find your perfect holiday. Many of the river and ocean cruise companies we partner with feature ships that offer a generous complement of single cabins and we regularly have great deals and promotions on offer including no single supplements.



View all Solo Travellers