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The VBT Difference

Bottom line, the VBT difference means unsurpassed quality at an unbeatable value. Our prices are lower than any other active-vacation tour company in the travel business, and we give you more for your money, without sacrificing quality.

On top of that, VBT offers the most affordable, comprehensive trips of their class—and unlike our competitors, we include nearly everything for one low price, with no last-minute “extras” to boost your cost. How do we do it? We buy directly, carefully manage our long-term vendor relationships and the exchange rates of our foreign currency, and most importantly, we accept lower profit margins in order to pass the savings on to you.

What you can expect

  • Roundtrip international airfare (with Air Package Plus)
  • All transfers to and from the airport (with Air Package Plus)
  • All accommodations
  • Most meals
  • FREE use of a customized VBT bicycle and helmet or VBT walking poles
  • Services of two local, expert, bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • Guided sightseeing as described in your itinerary
  • Unique, authentic, cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount
  • On-tour support vehicle and transportation between sites
  • Daily maps and directions

 

Active Travel Excellence

Here at VBT, we have a saying: “You demand excellence. We deliver.” We continually fine-tune our routes and itineraries, quality check our accommodations, and sample destination menus—all to ensure that your high standards are being met every step of the way. Plus, we listen carefully to what you tell us. Through your helpful survey answers and creative suggestions, we know exactly how to keep improving trip after trip, year after year. These are just a few of the reasons why VBT is consistently rated as one of the best tour operators in the world…and why 98% of our travelers say they’ll travel with us again.

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Choice, Comfort & Unforgettable Discoveries

On a VBT bike tour, each day’s activities and encounters stimulate your senses, engage your mind, and refresh your spirit, as our bicycle routes take you through the world’s most beautiful landscapes. You go at your own pace—and we take care of everything else!


All About Biking
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Perfect Pacing & A Leisurely Approach

Expertly planned routes, custom maps, and daily options to pace yourself. A walking vacation rating system, vehicle support whenever you need it, and all the tools of the trade, at your fingertips. Whether you’re marching to Machu Picchu or traipsing through Tuscany, your walks with VBT will always be footloose and fancy free.


All About Walking

Celebrating 44 Years Of Leadership In Active Vacations

And proud to be ranked one of the best tour operators in the world by Travel + Leisure for 5 consecutive years.
2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010
Thank you to all to all the readers and our travelers who voted for us!

Unique Experiences

When you travel with VBT, you’ll discover that cycling or walking in the great outdoors is only part of your vacation. We design our trips to exhilarate you, not to wear you out, and we tailor each of our tours to engage all the senses. We also introduce you to local luminaries, teach you a bit of the language, provide historical background, and help you truly experience regional life and culture. It’s an opportunity to enrich and transform one’s perspective—and at VBT, we feel privileged to nurture that spirit.

Over 98% of Travelers Tell Us
They Plan to Travel Again with VBT

  • "From beginning to end, this trip exceeded my expectations. I learned that many of my fellow travelers were not on their first VBT vacation, and those of us who were, swore we'd never travel any other way again."
    review-female-placeholderMartha U. Boston, MA
  • "We had adventures, we made friends, we challenged ourselves. Thank you, VBT, for putting so much thought and planning into your trips. We relished every magical moment!"
    review-male-placeholderV. F. New York City, NY
  • "This was the best trip I have ever taken! The food, wine, hiking, culture, and guides were awesome. The hotels and locations chosen were great. VBT does it right and for the right price."
    review-male-placeholderT. S. Ontario, Canada

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You Demand Excellence

We Deliver!

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