Over 43 years of leadership in international
active vacations at unsurpassed value
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Experience the VBT Difference

Excellent experiences + low prices = unsurpassed value

The VBT difference means unsurpassed quality at an unbeatable value. That’s why 98.6% of our travelers tell us they plan to travel again with VBT.

VBT Difference

It’s All Included!

  • 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 or skis
  • 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

The most affordable, comprehensive trips of their class

Here’s the bottom line: VBT’s 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. Why overpay when you can enjoy outstanding quality that is both affordable and more comprehensive? 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 on savings to you.

You demand excellence – we deliver

We continually fine tune our routes and itineraries, quality check our accommodations, and sample the same meals you are served—all to ensure that your high standards are being met at every step of your vacation. Plus, we listen carefully to what you tell us. Your helpful survey answers and creative suggestions let us know exactly how to keep improving. The results are dramatic. VBT quality ratings are at the highest in the company’s history—87.5% of VBT travelers rate their trip experience “Excellent.”

You’ll find a rare friend in your Trip Leader!

There’s nothing like traveling with a local to get the most out of your new destination. That’s why every VBT vacation is guided by two Trip Leaders who are local to the region. A fascinating blend of tour guide, coach, driver, and caregiver, your Trip Leaders will delight you with their detailed knowledge of customs and cuisine, knack for bringing you closer to your traveling companions, and unflappable good cheer. Meet a few of them here.

Here’s why 98% of our travelers say they’ll travel with us again

Choose the pace that's perfect for you

“We always had a full day and the evenings did not end till late, but not once did we feel tired. Taking this trip was like being in the fountain of youth. It made me feel young again.”  VBT Traveler—Puglia

Freedom to roam

“It’s a well thought-out tour with something of interest for all ages, from a delightful home visit, a country picnic, and, of course, windmills. There is also time to discover and explore on your own. Highly recommended as both an invigorating, as well as relaxing, holiday.”  VBT Traveler—Holland

Cultural encounters & natural beauty

“The accommodations were topnotch, the food wonderful, the Trip Leaders outstanding, and the people of Vietnam warm and friendly. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this country, landscape and city alike. There is simply no other way to experience the culture of this diverse country than through the back roads on a bike. For us it was the trip of a lifetime.” VBT Traveler—Vietnam

Get the VBT Air Advantage with our Air Package Plus and Customized Air

Roundtrip international airfare is the most costly portion of any overseas trip—which is why our competitors never include it! But we do — at our pre-negotiated low fixed rates and including all airline surcharges and government taxes and fees. Plus, plenty of options (such as our low prices for Business Class upgrades.) We’ve even included over $500 per person in air fuel surcharges, and you can lock in your price against increases with our Good Buy Plan.

  Get the best value with our Air Package Plus

Purchase your VBT vacation as a complete air-inclusive package and you get all this:  

  • Roundtrip international airfare from up to most major U.S. cities and select Canadian cities
  • Flights aboard world-class scheduled carriers
  • An extra night or two of accommodations at the beginning and/or end of your base program
  • All airport transfers overseas
  • Up to $500 worth of air fuel surchargesalready covered!
  • LOW COST upgrades to Business Class— call us to inquire

  Then, add even more convenience with VBT’s Custom Air Service

This service lets you tailor your flights to your preferences, for just a $100 fee, plus any other additional airline costs. Subject to availability.
  • Customize your choice of airlines, as well as departure and arrival cities, times, and routes
  • Combine multiple VBT vacations to maximize your value
Please be advised: Due to new U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandates, customers making a reservation are required to provide their Secure 
Flight passenger information exactly as it appears on the government-issued identification card they plan to use when traveling.
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