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Save On Summer In Europe

31 January 2013

Save On Summer In Europe

Book and pay for any Back-Roads Touring summer 2013 tour by 28 February and save 5% per person.

The offer applies to more than 20 small group tours ranging from three to 14 days through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Croatia, Spain and Portugal.

They include the 6-day Flavours of Southern England which explores the cuisine of Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, New Forest and Dorset now from NZ$2959* per person twin share, a saving of NZ$156.

The tour includes meals at the restaurants of three celebrity chefs – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen and Deli, Mark Hix’s Hix Oyster & Fish House and Marco Pierre White’s Wheelers Inn - as well as tastings of local cheeses, breads and homemade clotted ice cream.

Or explore Portugal’s Silver Coast on the 8-day Discover Portugal & Galicia now from NZ$3824* per person twin share – a NZ$201 saving.

Highlights include tastings of ‘Pasteis de Belem’ pastries, suckling pig and port, the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and an overnight stay in rustic accommodation overlooking the Lima Valley and surrounding vineyards.

Back-Roads Touring caters for mature travellers with small group tours of no more than 18 people.

Contact Back-Roads on 0800 223 369 or info@backroadstouring.co.nz or visit your local travel agent.

*Terms and conditions apply. Discounts must be requested at time of booking and will apply to the basic tour price. Earlybird offer must be booked and paid in full by 28 February 2013. Advertised prices include 5% discount.



Shanklin seafront on the Isle of Wight, southern England

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