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Small group tours allow you to travel with likeminded travellers, and with a maximum group size of 24, you'll have the opportunity for a more in depth and intimate touring experience. Visit places that larger coach groups can't, stay in boutique accommodation, immerse yourself in the culture, and enjoy authentic local interaction. Get off the beaten track and truly under the skin of a destination.

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<a class='brand-link-color' href='/tours/south-america/inca-trail'>Hike the Inca Trail</a>

Hike the Inca Trail

Join a small group adventure and follow in the footsteps of the Incas along stunning, albeit gruelling, mountain passes peppered with impressive archaeological ruins.

A Recipe for Intimate Italy

A Recipe for Intimate Italy

Bypass the autostradas and travel the country roads of Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast and learn to cook delicious family recipes in the kitchens that perfected them.

<a class='brand-link-color' href='/tours/africa/trips'>Safari in Africa</a>

Safari in Africa

Enjoy game drives in dedicated small vehicles, stay in intimate camps or boutique luxury lodges, and be moved by special wildlife encounters made possible on a small group safari.

4WD Outback Australia

4WD Outback Australia

Take a small group adventure across the vast lands of Australia, staying in wilderness lodges, venturing to remote regions often inaccessible to traditionally larger coaches, and learning from local Indigenous guides.

Stay with the Locals

Stay with the Locals

From the hilltribes of Northern Thailand and the reindeer herders of remote Russia, to the Ger Camps of Mongolia and a homestay on the banks of Lake Titicaca, you’ll get a unique insight into different cultures.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their small group touring experiences

Cornish Delight     , NSW, Australia, Sep 2022
I would highly recommend this tour. Even though the name of the tour is Corners of Cornwall, it visits other counties such as Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire giving you an overview of each. The famous Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals were highlights. Small group tours are ideal for making new friends, experiencing the country lanes and individual ...read more cultures as well as staying in unique hotels. The standard of the hotels was high, ranging from a historic country hotel in Darmoor to beautiful and stylish hotels overlooking the coastline.

The included meals were excellent; particularly at the Dartmoor Hotel. Not forgetting the opportunity to dine at Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow. As a Doc Martin fan I enjoyed visiting Port Isaac and eating the fresh seafood available at most of the coastal towns. Our Tour Guide and Driver were both very professional and entertaining. This tour was my third with Back-Roads and I have already decided on the fourth.
Enchanting Southern Italy     , CA, United States, Sep 2022
The tour was well organized. The tour guide went above and beyond to accommodate everyone on the tour. I would book a Back-Roads tour again.
Great Experience     , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
Our APT tour of tropical North Queensland to the tip of Australia and to Thursday and Horn Island was fantastic. Our tour guide Natasha and driver Grant were outstanding and everything went smoothly. The walk to the tip of Australia was the highlight and should be on everyone's bucket list. The walk was not too difficult and everyone in our group of ...read more predominantly over 70 year olds all got there with a big smile on their face. Accommodation was excellent overall considering the remoteness of some of our stops. APT tours are not cheap but they do represent good value and we would travel with them again. Georgie from Global Journeys was as usual very efficient and responsive with our travel arrangements.
Ultimate South Island NZ   , NSW, Australia, Sep 2022
Enjoyed the tour. Chris was a great driver/guide. Hotels were very good - a pity, though, the hotel in Queenstown was so far out of town especially when there were several similar hotels in the centre near shops and restaurants. Disappointing that the TranzAlpine train trip wasn’t the whole journey from coast to coast. Favourite places were Te Anau ...read more and Dunedin.

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2022 & 23 Collette Explorations

24 September, 2021

2022 & 23 Collette Explorations

Collette has released its expanded Small Group Explorations program with dates through to May 2023. Guests can book with confidence knowing Collette’s Cancellation Policy assures a full money-back refund in the event any tour cannot go ahead, resulting in Collette refunding over AU$165m...

Highlights of Australia: Scenic’s 2021 Small Group Journeys

14 October, 2020

Highlights of Australia: Scenic’s 2021 Small Group Journeys

Each year Scenic elevate their itineraries to capture the best experiences for their guests, including favourites from the previous season based on guest feedback along with the introduction of new attractions. With the release of their Australian small group touring program for the 2021...

7 Lesser Known Places to Visit and Things to Do on a NZ Adventure Tour

10 August, 2020

7 Lesser Known Places to Visit and Things to Do on a NZ Adventure Tour

New Zealand is home to many bucket list experiences and iconic sights. However, there are also many hidden gems that you may not have considered for your NZ holiday. Here are some off the beaten path destinations and lesser known experiences you can enjoy on a small group adventure in New...

10 Highlights of Touring Western Australia with Scenic

06 August, 2020

10 Highlights of Touring Western Australia with Scenic

Western Australia is a vast expanse of dramatic landscapes and ancient lands rich with culture. Covering such distances and accessing irresistibly remote regions can be a challenge independently, however, when you tour with Scenic you have many must do experiences at your fingertips. Here are...