What does my trip price include?

On trips with hotels: your rooms, all breakfasts, most lunches, including our trademark grand picnics, and all dinners except for one (on most trips), when you'll have the opportunity to sample local fare on your own

On cruises: your stateroom, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners including wine.

Expertise and services of our exceptional Trip Leaders

Snacks and beverages between meals

Additional regional guides and experts on many trips

Multiple vans and (in most cases) at least 3 Trip Leaders to support a variety of route options

Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre- and post-trip information

Private guided explorations of museums, historic sites, wineries, cultural sites and more, as noted in the Travel Planner

All gratuities except for Backroads Trip Leaders

Special events, including wine tastings and unique local experiences, as mentioned in the Travel Planner

Trips with biking: use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike, plus helmet, accessories and GPS device

Trips for Families with Teens & Kids: fully equipped Backroads titanium bike for adults and custom-designed kids' bikes and helmets as well as trailer bikes and carriers as noted on the trip’s web page

Equipment and experienced specialty guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described

Park and other entry fees

Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner

Select coach transfers

Baggage transfers and porterage

Backroads water bottle

Not included: airfare to and from the trip’s destination(s); gratuities for Backroads Trip Leaders; alcoholic beverages (Backroads provides wine and beer at select events; and cruises include complimentary wine at meals); and personal expenses