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4 Breathtaking Sights along the Danube River

September 20th, 2018

Running from Germany all the way to Ukraine, the Danube is one of Europe’s longest, best known and most traversed rivers. It passes through the capitals of Slovakia and Hungary, which bookend VBT’s Hungary & Slovakia: The Best of the Danube bicycling adventure. There is a lot to see on this riverside journey, but we... Read more »

3 of the Best Fall Festivals in Europe

May 31st, 2018

As far as vacation destinations go, Europe is hard to beat. From the sun-drenched beaches along the coast of the Iberian peninsula to the bucolic idylls of the French countryside and the diverse  geographic and cultural regions of Italy, it’s easier to make a list of reasons why not to go than it would be... Read more »

Touring the Picturesque Places that Inspired Artists

May 25th, 2018

There are dozens of reasons for taking a biking tour of Europe, but art lovers will be especially thrilled by what some of our vacations afford them: a chance to view the homes of some of the world’s most renowned artists and see settings that inspired their masterpieces. France, Spain, and Italy stand out as... Read more »

Guest Blog: 71-Year-Old Retiree Says “Yes” to VBT Cycling Tour & Incredible Journey

November 6th, 2015

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally posted on The Asbury Perspective by VBT traveler Lowell S. about his recent vacation on our Heart of Europe Bike & Barge tour. What happens when a 71-year-old who hasn’t ridden a bike in 30 years say “yes” to an invitation to embark on a 7-day European Bike... Read more »

5 Things You’ll Love About Our Burgundy Bike Tour

March 27th, 2015

Since the 11th century AD, the Burgundy region of France has been synonymous with great wine.  Much to the delight of visitors it also offers so much more. Easy cycling routes are hugged by steep limestone hills carpeted in rolling vineyards as you trace your way along the Saone River. Transfers are minimal as cyclists... Read more »

Top 10 Spring and Summer Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

January 8th, 2015

Perhaps the greatest gift one can receive through traveling the world is the window it provides into new cultures. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to join locals in celebrating during certain festivals, harvesting their grapes or olives for production, or just enjoying variances in biking and walking during seasonal changes.... Read more »

Top Pastries from Around the World

March 3rd, 2014

A pastry is basically any food made from dough consisting of flour, water, and shortening. However, that general description can be used as the base for an almost unquantifiable amount of unique and delicious dishes from around the world. And here at VBT we know a little something about world travel. As experiencing the native... Read more »

Top 5 VBT Vacations for Solo Travelers

February 19th, 2014

Are you planning a solo adventure but aren’t sure if a small group tour is the best choice for you? Well we’d like you to know that VBT offers amazing vacations that welcome solo travelers. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie that comes with traveling with a small group and we’ll take care of all the logistics... Read more »

Uncover the cultural and historical highlights of Normandy and Brittany with VBT

August 14th, 2013

At VBT we pride ourselves on providing active vacations that not only take you to wondrous locales throughout the world, but immerse you in the culture, cuisine and history of your destination. For over a thousand years the French regions of Normandy & Brittany have impacted the course of European history. On this extraordinary VBT... Read more »

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