Immersive Holidays

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Travel Period: 21 Apr - 5 Sep 19


Immersive Holidays


Inspiring Tours & Immersive Voyages


The Road Less Travelled with Back-Roads Touring Co Picture a touring holiday which delves that bit deeper. One that doesn’t simply drop by top sights and major cities – but one that invites you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home. Back-Roads Touring has spent over 25 years creating small group tours. They know that the best kind of adventure is one that introduces you to immersive experiences and sights that last a lifetime, as well as giving you time and space to explore. Their experienced local guides share stories and secrets, turning an exciting getaway into something truly extraordinary. They’ll show you the perfect position to see the sun set over a city skyline, and point you towards the exact patch of coastline where you can try oysters, straight off the boat. Discover the Back-Roads difference with inspiring tours of the UK and Europe.


Small groups of up to 18 people
With tour sizes of up to 18 people, Back-Roads Touring leaders can ensure a more personalised experience. It also means they can guarantee tours will run once four guests have booked.


Leisurely paced itineraries
Forget sunrise starts and long days, their tours rarely leave before 8.30am. They keep long drives to a minimum, allowing plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


Scenic back roads, avoiding motorways
Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breath-taking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that transports you along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.


Culinary discoveries
One of the most enjoyable ways to experience different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local markets to food and wine tastings and evening cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.


Authentic local experiences
Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist track. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, you’ll have time to seek out genuine experiences that takes you to the heart of each region as well as its culture.


Boutique hotels
Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. Back-Roads Touring opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.


Azamara Club Cruises®

Azamara’s small and luxurious ships are your boutique hotel at sea, transporting you to smaller ports that larger ships can’t sail to. Onboard, you’ll enjoy a relaxed and refined atmosphere, attentive service from their staff, and camaraderie with fellow guests. Every voyage features later stays and more overnights in port, to ensure you have enough time to experience each destination in depth. With Azamara’s immersive itineraries, you’ll visit both famous destinations and hidden local gems, so you return home enriched with life-long memories.


AzAmazing Evenings®
Created solely for their guests, complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® share their love of culture through an exclusive, bespoke and fun evening of local entertainment. One AzAmazing Evenings® event is included on most voyages. And you won’t find them on any other cruise.


Unwind in Luxury Accommodation
Their recently refurbished, boutique style accommodation is your home away from home. From luxurious bed linens and premium toiletries to 24-hour room service and mini bar, Azamara ensures your stay is as luxurious and comfortable as possible.


Distinctive Dining
Fresh ingredients, careful preparation and a variety of menu choices. Azamara offers a choice of six distinctive dining options*, including room service. Whether you’re a fan of haute cuisine or down-home cooking, expect the same delicious quality. *A surcharge applies to specialty restaurants.


Iberian Exploration Cruise with Iberian Inspiration Tour

East meets west & past meets present. Spain & Portugal offer an exciting mix of treasures, from Arabic palaces & Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals. Take it all in on a rural road trip in search of hidden Iberia.

INCLUDES:

  • 10 night Back-Roads tour
  • European breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Entrance fees to: Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Alhambra
  • 2 nights pre cruise accommodation in Lisbon
  • 8 night cruise onboard Azamara Journey®
  • Meals & select alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages onboard
  • Port charges, taxes & shipboard gratuities

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Welcome dinner at your Toledo hotel’s restaurant, which specialises in suckling pig & lamb
  • A visit to a local bodega for wine & tapas
  • Entry to the Mezquita – a UNESCO protected mosque
  • Spanish olive oil tasting
  • Town of Ubeda, full of spectacular Renaissance palaces
  • Alhambra, a breathtaking hilltop palace outside of Granada
  • The historic town of Ronda
  • A visit to a local winery & gallery in Jerez
  • Enjoy a traditional flamenco show
  • Explore the Roman ruins, Moorish mosaics & classical squares of Seville
  • Sierra de Aracena, a mountain range peppered with castles, quaint villages & pastures
  • Monsaraz, a charming Portuguese hilltop village
20 night cruise & land holiday from CLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM
(CAT. 10)
CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM
(CAT. 05)
*Prices are per person twin share in NZD. $10,599 $11,049

Itinerary

Day Date Visit
1 21 Apr 2019 Back-Roads tour departs from Hotel de las Letras, Madrid
1 21 Apr 2019 Madrid – Toledo (D)
2 22 Apr 2019 Toledo – Valdepenas – Cordoba (B,L)
3 23 Apr 2019 Cordoba (B)
4 24 Apr 2019 Cordoba – Ubeda – Granada (B)
5 25 Apr 2019 Granada (B)
6 26 Apr 2019 Granada – Ronda (B,D)
7 27 Apr 2019 Ronda – Grazalema – Arcos – Jerez – Seville (B,L)
8 28 Apr 2019 Seville (B)
9 29 Apr 2019 Seville – Sierra De Aracena (B)
10 30 Apr 2019 Sierra De Aracena – Monsaraz – Estremoz (B,D)
11 01 May 2019 Estremoz – Evora – Lisbon (B) – Back-Roads Tour Ends
11 01 May 2019 Hotel In Lisbon (Hotel Mundial)
12 02 May 2019 Hotel In Lisbon (Hotel Mundial)
13 03 May 2019 Embark Azamara Journey® - Lisbon, Portugal
14 04 May 2019 Portimao, Portugal
15 05 May 2019 Gibraltar, United Kingdom
16 06 May 2019 Malaga, Spain
17 07 May 2019 Valencia, Spain
18 08 May 2019 Valencia, Spain
19 09 May 2019 Palma De Mallorca, Spain
20 10 May 2019 Mahon, Menorca, Spain
21 11 May 2019 Barcelona, Spain – Disembark Ship
KEY: B = Breakfast Included • L = Lunch Included • D = Dinner Included
 

Croatia Intensive with Italian Indulgence Tour

Discover cities that have shaped the world’s culture. Taste regional flavours & wines that are celebrated around the globe. Experience picture-perfect landscapes that will capture your imagination. Exploring Italy is truly an experience to be savoured.

INCLUDES:

  • 11 night Back-Roads tour
  • European breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 6 dinners
  • Entrance fees to: Isola Madre & Isola Bella, the Pisa Baptistery of St John
  • 2 nights pre cruise accommodation in Venice
  • 7 night cruise onboard Azamara PursuitSM
  • Meals & select alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages onboard
  • Port charges, taxes & shipboard gratuities

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A visit to the Gothic city of Siena
  • A villa stay in the Chianti region
  • Visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Experience the glitz & glamour of the Italian Riviera
  • Join a truffle hunt with a local farmer
  • Wine tasting on the way to Tirano
  • Majestic Lake Molveno
  • Verona’s impressive ruins & romantic hotspots
20 night cruise & land holiday from CLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM
(CAT. 06)
CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM
(CAT. V3) WITH FREE DOUBLE UPGRADE
CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM
(CAT. V3) FROM 8 DEC 2018
*Prices are per person twin share in NZD. SOLD OUT $12,999 $12,239 $13,899
Book by 07 Dec 2018 & receive a FREE Double upgrade on your cruise
Book a Club Veranda Stateroom for the price of a Club Interior Stateroom*

Itinerary

Day Date Visit
1 16 Jun 2019 Back-Roads tour departs from Smooth Hotel Termini, Rome
1 16 Jun 2019 Rome – Assisi – Perugia (D)
2 17 Jun 2019 Perugia – Siena – Tuscany (B,D)
3 18 Jun 2019 Tuscany (B,L,D)
4 19 Jun 2019 Tuscany – Florence – Lucca (B)
5 20 Jun 2019 Lucca – Pisa – Lucca (B)
6 21 Jun 2019 Lucca – Camogli – San Fruttuoso – Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure (B)
7 22 Jun 2019 Santa Margherita Ligure – Barolo – Cherasco (B,D)
8 23 Jun 2019 Cherasco – Lake Orta – Lake Maggiore (B,L)
9 24 Jun 2019 Lake Maggiore (B)
10 25 Jun 2019 Lake Maggiore – Lecco – Tirano (B,D)
11 26 Jun 2019 Tirano – Lake Molveno - Trento (B,D)
12 27 Jun 2019 Trento – Verona – Venice (B) – Back-Roads Tour ends
12 27 Jun 2019 Hotel in Venice (Hotel Luna Baglioni)
13 28 Jun 2019 Hotel in Venice (Hotel Luna Baglioni)
14 29 Jun 2019 Embark Azamara PursuitSM - Venice, Italy
15 30 Jun 2019 Rijeka, Croatia
16 01 Jul 2019 Zadar, Croatia
16 01 Jul 2019 Split, Croatia
17 02 Jul 2019 Split, Croatia
18 03 Jul 2019 Dubrovnik, Croatia
19 04 Jul 2019 Hvar, Croatia
20 05 Jul 2019 Venice, Italy
21 06 Jul 2019 Venice, Italy – Disembark ship
KEY: B = Breakfast Included • L = Lunch Included • D = Dinner Included
 

Greece & Italy Cruise with Provence & French Riviera Tour

Glamour, picturesque villages & stunning mountainous scenery. This tour through the French Riviera & Provence is sure to impress with its diversity & dramatic beauty. Along the way, you’ll experience the luxury of the French Riviera, marvel at the architecture of Avignon & venture into the mighty Gorges du Verdon area.

INCLUDES:

  • 9 night cruise onboard Azamara PursuitSM
  • Meals & select alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages onboard
  • Port charges, taxes & shipboard gratuities
  • 1 nights post cruise accommodation in Nice
  • 8 night Back-Roads tour
  • European breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees to: Fragonard Museum, the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence & Pont du Gard

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience the history, glamour & natural beauty of the French Riviera
  • A visit to Grasse, where world-class perfumes are made
  • Arles Amphitheatre, the Church of St. Trophime, Langlois Bridge & the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation
  • St. Paul de Mausole Monastery
  • Palace of the Popes in Avignon
  • Wine tasting
  • Gorges Du Verdon, known as the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ts
18 night cruise & land holiday from CLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM
(CAT. 12)
CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM
(CAT. 06)
CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM
(CAT. V3) WITH FREE DOUBLE UPGRADE
CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM
(CAT. V3) FROM 8 DEC 2018
*Prices are per person twin share in NZD. $11,099 $12,049 $11,099 $12,099
Book by 30 Nov 2018 & SAVE $980 per couple on your Back-Roads Tour*
Book by 07 Dec 2018 & receive a FREE Double upgrade on your cruise
Book a Club Veranda Stateroom for the price of a Club Interior Stateroom*

Itinerary

Day Date Visit
1 14 May 2019 Embark Azamara PursuitSM – Athens (Piraeus), Greece
2 15 May 2019 Mykonos, Greece
3 16 May 2019 Santorini, Greece
4 17 May 2019 Chania (Crete), Greece
5 18 May 2019 At Sea
6 19 May 2019 Sorrento, Italy
7 20 May 2019 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
8 21 May 2019 Florence/Pisa (Livorno, overnight), Italy
9 22 May 2019 Florence/Pisa (Livorno, overnight), Italy
10 23 May 2019 Nice, France – Disembark ship
10 23 May 2019 Hotel in Nice (Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais)
11 24 May 2019 Back-Roads tour departs from Hotel Beau Rivage, Nice
11 24 May 2019 Nice – Antibes – Vence (D)
12 25 May 2019 Vence – Aix-En-Provence (B)
13 26 May 2019 Aix-En-Provence – Arles (B,D)
14 27 May 2019 Arles (B)
15 28 May 2019 Arles – Les Baux-De-Provence – Saint-Remy-De-Provence (B,L)
16 29 May 2019 Saint-Remy-De-Provence – Pont Du Gard – Avignon – Saint-Remy-De-
Provence (B,D)
17 30 May 2019 Saint-Remy-De-Provence – Gorges Du Verdon (B)
18 31 May 2019 Gorges Du Verdon (B,D)
19 01 Jun 2019 Gorges Du Verdon – Castellane – Nice (B) – Back-Roads tour ends
KEY: B = Breakfast Included • L = Lunch Included • D = Dinner Included
 

Wine & Romance Cruise with Corners of Cornwall Tour

From windswept moors & wild coastlines to historic cities & pictureperfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is sure to impress. Discover the maritime heritage, rural beauty & culinary pride of South West England.

INCLUDES:

  • 6 night Back-Roads tour
  • European breakfast daily & 4 dinners
  • 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant
  • Entrance fees to: St Michael’s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral & Tregothnan Estate
  • Private transfer from central London to Southampton
  • 9 night cruise onboard Azamara Journey®
  • Meals & select alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages onboard
  • Port charges, taxes & shipboard gratuities

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Welcome dinner in Dartmoor National Park
  • Enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s signature ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow
  • Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series
  • Get the inside story at Tregothnan Estate, Cornwall’s largest estate, on a private guided tour
  • Enjoy a 2-night stay in Falmouth, a historic port town set in one of the world’s largest natural harbours
  • A stop at Lyme Regis, where you can walk the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines
15 night cruise & land holiday fromCLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM
(CAT. 12)CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM
(CAT. 06)CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM
(CAT. V3) WITH FREE DOUBLE UPGRADECLUB VERANDA STATEROOM
(CAT. V3) FROM 8 DEC 2018*Prices are per person twin share in NZD.$9799$10,779$9799$11,729Book by 07 Dec 2018 & receive a FREE Double upgrade on your cruise
Book a Club Veranda Stateroom for the price of a Club Interior Stateroom*

Itinerary

Day Date Visit
1 21 Aug 2019 Back-Roads tour departs from Arbor Hyde Park Hotel, London
1 21 Aug 2019 London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park (D)
2 22 Aug 2019 Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac – Padstow – Falmouth (B,L)
3 23 Aug 2019 Falmouth – St Michael’s Mount – St Ives – Falmouth (B,D)
4 24 Aug 2019 Falmouth – Tregothnan – Fowey (B,D)
5 25 Aug 2019 Fowey (B)
6 26 Aug 2019 Fowey – Lyme Regis – Hawkchurch (B,D)
7 27 Aug 2019 Hawkchurch – Salisbury – London (B) – Back-Roads tour ends
7 27 Aug 2019 Transfer from central London to Southampton
7 27 Aug 2019 Embark Azamara Journey® - Southampton (London), England
8 28 Aug 2019 St. Malo, France
9 29 Aug 2019 Lorient, France
10 30 Aug 2019 Bordeaux, France
11 31 Aug 2019 Bordeaux, France
12 01 Sep 2019 Bordeaux, France
13 02 Sep 2019 Bilbao, Spain
14 03 Sep 2019 Gijon, Spain
15 04 Sep 2019 At Sea
16 05 Sep 2019 Lisbon, Portugal – Disembark ship
KEY: B = Breakfast Included • L = Lunch Included • D = Dinner Included

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