Back-Roads Touring has launched its new winter 2015 summer 2016 brochure, revealing a renewed line up of tours including new itineraries in Portugal, Northern Ireland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Morocco as well as a river cruise series.

The 15 new tours, with prices leading in at £475, include: Goodwood Revival, Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route, Discover Portugal, Majestic Morocco, Benelux & The Northern Rhine, From Berlin to Bohemia, Alsace & The Black Forest, Explore Eastern Europe, Baltic & Russian Explorer, Norway: Fjords & Glaciers and The 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.

Along with the land based tours, the company has also announced the launch of Charming Waterways, a new leisurely-paced water-based touring series as part of its summer portfolio. The new offering is dedicated to providing guests with more opportunities to travel in the Back-Roads style, with prices starting from £1,545 per person.

The operator's general manager, Hazel McGuire, said: “Selling through the trade is really important to us and all our tours are fully commissionable for agents. We have been carefully planning the new tours and concentrating on areas we wanted to expand into. We now have six German tours, an area many tour operators don’t concentrate on. The 1916 Easter Rising Tour in Dublin is also a close-to-home tour which we think agents can really get behind as many customers are bound to be inspired by the anniversary this year.”

As an example of prices, the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin option travels through the streets of Dublin learning the story of the Easter Rebellion and visits the sites where they took place, in chronological order.

Guests will visit Liberty Hall, G.P.O Rebel Headquarters, St Stephen’s Green, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Four Courts, Kilmainham Gaol, Royal Barracks, the Guiness Brewery, 16 Moore Street and Glasnevin Cemetery. The three-day option, with departures available between April and September next year, costs from £475 per person including flights from the guest’s nearest international airport, private transfers to connect to the starting point of the tour upon arrival in Ireland, two nights’ accommodation, a tour leader, breakfast, two evening meals and entrances to Trinity College library, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol & Guinness Experience.

As an example of river cruises, a Croatian Wilderness Sailing explores hidden coves on some of Croatia’s most remote islands such as Mljet and Lastovo, with eight days starting from £1,595, departing on dates between May and September. It includes flights, private transfers, seven nights on M/Y Vjeko, a tour leader, breakfast, six lunches, three evening meals including a Captain’s Dinner, wine tasting on Korcula, olive oil tasting on Solta, towels, beach towels and linen, plus all local taxes and entrances to Stonemasonry school and the Blue Cave.

To book or for more information visit www.backroadstouring.com or call 020-8987 0990.

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