Back-Roads Small Group and Tour Guide at Castle

See More on Your Europe Vacation with Our Back-Roads Experiences

Many modern travellers seek experiences that resonate on an emotional level. Travel that is more adventurous, more personalized, and more attuned to local culture, inspires people toward a path of self-discovery. For your Europe vacation, Goway offers Back-Roads small group experiences, which encourage travellers to see the unexpected by venturing off the main road. These escorted, small group tours are designed to take travellers to small towns to meet the locals who are intrigued by who is visiting their homeland.

Travel Deeper

On a Back-Roads tour, you’ll have authentic experiences and stay in rural accommodation. Small touring vehicles are mostly used, making it easier to explore the nooks and crannies a motorcoach wouldn’t otherwise be able to access.

Enjoy a walking excursion – one of the best ways to see a city – and experience it like a local. Back-Roads travellers enjoy the shops and restaurants, while mingling with the people who live there. Locals are the living history of the destination. Hear their version of modern history by listening to the tales they tell.

Though Back-Roads specializes in immersive, off-the-beaten-path travel, they also offer spectacular experiences in the big cities. Ask a hotel staff member what their favourite pub is, or where they would grab a quality dinner. Tell them you don’t want the tourist traps, you want to know where they would go with friends or their parents would go with friends. It’s amazing what you can find when you’re willing to connect with locals and try new places.

Back-Roads Small Touring Vehicle in the Winelands
Back-Roads small touring vehicle

Culinary Travel

With our Back-Roads culinary experiences, you can eat or cook something new and local, and raise a glass with a new friend. On a Back-Roads tour, you can take a cooking class tour that includes a visit to an authentic market. Spain and Italy do some fantastic versions of these, where you get to see cities like Naples and Madrid, visit the markets with the locals, and then learn how to cook tantalizing regional specialties.

Back-Roads Culinary Experiences in Italy
Back-Roads culinary experience in Italy

Authentic Local Experiences

How about a Black Cab tour in Ireland, Corleone Mafia tour in Italy, or a Stone Masonry School tour in Croatia? Offering local experiences, you can get to know local culture more deeply with an exciting, hands-on immersion into some of Europe’s most magnificent civilizations, and return home with memories to cherish.

Suggested Itineraries:
12-Day Ireland and the Emerald Isle – Back Roads Experience
7-Day The Splendours of Sicily – Back Roads Experience

Sunset at Giants Causeway in North Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sunset at Giants Causeway in North Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Nadya Phelan
Nadya Phelan

Europe Product Manager - Although born in Canada, Nadya has spent much of her life globetrotting, as her parents believed that travelling was a form of education. At 20, she packed her backpack and set off to Australia for a work holiday, where she would later return to earn her degree in Tourism Management. She has also lived and worked in Ireland. Having extensively explored Europe and South America, Nadya has since been to all 7 continents and is always looking to see and experience more.

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