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Flora of the Black Forest

February 28th, 2018

Is there anywhere else on Earth teeming with such enchantment and romance? Nearly 100 miles long, the Black Forest has attracted curious visitors for centuries with its sun-dappled trees, singing brooks, and storybook villages. The forest is so magical, in fact, that it is believed to be the setting of many famous fairy tales by... Read more »

5 Comparable VBT Tours in Different Countries

February 16th, 2017

Looking for VBT Walking Vacations? All VBT Walking Vacations have moved to our sister company, Country Walkers. The same tours you know and love, plus exciting new itineraries, are available to book through their website. If you’re thinking about where to take your next vacation, the breadth of our line of active tours may prove... Read more »

Highlights of our Biking Tour in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany

October 27th, 2016

Although Austria and the Czech Republic are some of the youngest sovereign nations in Europe—having been officially established in 1955 and 1993 respectively—their rich cultures, derived from former kingdoms and empires, have been around for centuries.  Fascinating cities like Prague and Salzburg exemplify the joining of the old and new as they feature an array... Read more »

White Asparagus recipe

July 8th, 2016

if you’ve ever been to Germany or it’s neighboring countries in the springtime, you may have noticed a particular vegetable making it’s way into many delicious dishes. White Asparagus—or spargel as its known in Germany—is the wildly popular cousin to the green asparagus we grow in the United States. Asparagus is somewhat of a “super food”... Read more »

Top 5 Natural Wonders in Central and Eastern Europe to Discover with VBT

April 1st, 2016

When you take an active vacation, you are exposed more of the natural elements in the surrounding landscapes than you would be from the restrictive view of a bus window. While renowned natural features like Amalfi’s stunning coastline, the iconic peaks of the French and Swiss Alps, or the dramatic Cliffs of Moher in Ireland... Read more »

Top Moments of Cultural Discovery on VBT’s New for 2016 Active Tours

September 11th, 2015

The best way to become immersed in the local culture of any destination is by learning about the native history, traditions, and cuisine first-hand. This is why we tie in engaging group activities—off our bikes—into our daily itineraries on our active tours so our guests can feel like travelers, and not tourists. We’ve already announced... Read more »

The Bike Paths of Germany

August 7th, 2015

For many people visiting Germany, driving the famed speed limit-free Autobahn is certainly a thrill. But for cyclists, riding the bike paths of Germany is as exciting as it is safe, clean and downright fun. And with over 45,000 miles of bike paths to choose from, the possibilities are endless! Imagine a country the size of... Read more »

Explore Germany’s Spreewald—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

May 22nd, 2015

The Spreewald (which is pronounced Spray-valt and means ‘Spree Forest’) is a unique region of eastern Germany that may be a bit of a misnomer, as it has more lush wetlands, grassy fields and tranquil waterways than you’d expect from a so-called forest. Home to thousands of different flora and fauna, the Spreewald was named... Read more »

Highlights from VBT’s Central and Eastern European Vacations

November 21st, 2014

Looking for VBT Walking Vacations? All VBT Walking Vacations have moved to our sister company, Country Walkers. The same tours you know and love, plus exciting new itineraries, are available to book through their website. A striking characteristic of Central and Eastern Europe is how neighboring countries maintain their diverse cultural heritages despite their geographic... Read more »

5 Highlights of VBT’s Biking Tour in Eastern Germany

September 26th, 2014

On this exciting new biking vacation travelers will pedal along pristine bike paths through Eastern Germany while exploring a beautiful region full of both ancient and recent history, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. Join us in 2015 to explore the wonders of this oft-overlooked area of Europe and its baroque castles, world-famous porcelain factory, karst... Read more »

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