Experience the VBT Difference
Excellent experiences + low prices = unsurpassed value
We only have ten days to wow you, so we pack them with creative itineraries, dazzling routes, fun activities, cultural interaction, and daily choices. It all happens in between stays at charming accommodations with great amenities and cuisine. Two superb Trip Leaders make sure all goes smoothly, sprinkling in a few surprises along the way. The biggest surprise? It’s all yours at an amazingly low price no one can beat.
98% of our travelers plan to travel with VBT again and more than 99% say they’ll recommend us to their friends
It’s All Included!
- Roundtrip international airfare (with Air Package Plus)
- All transfers to and from the airport
- 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
Simply put, VBT’s prices are lower than any other active vacation tour companies’, and we give you more for your money — without sacrificing quality. Why over pay when you can enjoy outstanding quality that is not only affordable, but more comprehensive? Unlike our competitors we include almost everything for one low price – with no last-minute “extras” to boost your price.
How do we do it? We buy directly, leverage our long-term vendor relationships, manage our currency conservatively, and most importantly, we accept lower profit margins in order to pass on savings. For more details on how we help you save, click here
You demand excellence – we deliver
We constantly field-test everything — fine tuning our routes, spot-checking the lodgings, sampling the meals — to make sure your high standards are being met. Plus, our travelers submit detailed surveys and online reviews that let us know exactly how to improve. Because our goal is not just to deliver a standout experience — it’s to leave you wanting another one.
You’ll love your Trip Leader!
There’s nothing like traveling with a local to get the most out of your experience, so every VBT trip is guided by two Trip Leaders who reside in the region. Part tour guide, part coach, driver and caregiver, they will delight you with their knowledge, and good cheer. Meet a few of them here
Here’s why 98% of our travelers say they’ll travel with us again
It’s all about confidence. Our travelers know they can trust us to capably manage all the details, so all they have to do is fully enjoy every moment – and they will, thanks to standards like these:
Perfect pacing that you control
Every day is a comfortable mix of active and leisure time. Ride or walk at your own speed, with route options of varying distance, elective activities, and the support van always nearby to offer a lift and refreshments.
Freedom to roam
Nothing on a VBT trip is regimented, so if there’s a detour that intrigues you, or if you wish to linger a little longer at that wayside café, go right ahead!
Natural and cultural encounters
Our trips showcase the most spectacular destinations on earth, and walking or riding lets you experience them in a most immediate way. But we also connect with the humanity of your destination in equally impactful ways. Meet artisans in their studios, roll up your sleeves for a cooking class, tour working farms, and enjoy presentations on local language, legends, arts, and more.
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 with plenty of options (such as our low prices for Business Class upgrades.) We’ve even included up to $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 30 U.S. cities
- Flights aboard world-class airlines like Lufthansa, Air France, Air New Zealand, and more
- 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 surcharges -- already covered!
- LOW COST upgrades to Business Class
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.
- Deviate before or after your tour
- Travel to/from a different city other than what is included
VBT’s Dare-To-Compare Guarantee
If you find a U.S. based active vacation company offering a lower-priced trip that also includes round-trip international airfare, FREE use of a custom bicycle or walking poles, local trip leaders and accommodations
of the same quality as ours, we’ll give you one VBT vacation — for FREE.
Compare for yourself and see what 42 years of VBT’s buying power can do.