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April Fools’ Day Traditions Around the World

March 24th, 2021

April Fools’ Day has its share of origin stories. Trouble is, no one knows which is true and which are, well, malarkey. Here’s one that we like: For centuries, the ancient Roman Empire ran on the Julian calendar, named for Julius Caesar. Back then, New Year’s Day was recognized as April 1. In 1592, Pope... Read more »

3 Ways Slovenia Will Surprise You

November 22nd, 2017

Nestled between Croatia, Austria, and Italy, Slovenia is home to more than 2 million people and beckons visitors with a beguiling combination of larger-than-life natural landscapes and cozy, old-world charm. In the past, travelers to Europe have often overlooked this jewel of a country because of its small size, but make no mistake: Slovenia’s reputation... Read more »

Top 10 Bike Tours in Europe

April 8th, 2017

Trying to choose which vacation to take with VBT can be quite the decision since we offer so many amazing tours—over 49 biking and walking vacations to 26 countries. Biking through Europe is a great way to slow down and really immerse yourself into the sights, sounds and culture of the Old World. We thought... 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 3 Places to Visit on our Slovenia, Austria & Italy Bike Tour

December 5th, 2014

VBT’s unique Slovenia, Austria & Italy biking vacation visits a geographical triangle where Romance, Germanic and Slavic Europe meet. Cultures extend across country borders and blend into one another in a diverse region like no other in Europe. There’s plenty to discover in this enchanting pocket that is full of emerald valleys and dense forests... 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 Most Helpful Reviews from VBT’s Central and Eastern European Biking Tours

April 21st, 2014

Central and Eastern European countries are increasingly becoming hotbeds for active travel. The unique cultures, geography and history of fascinating destinations like the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Croatia make for the perfect combination of cultural discovery and enjoyable biking routes. It’s widely known that any prospective traveler enjoys reading reviews from former travelers to... Read more »

Explore Ljubljana Slovenia with VBT

February 21st, 2014

Ljubljana, the vibrant capital, is one of our favorite places to visit in Slovenia—located on the banks of the Ljubljanica River and perfectly situated between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea.  Travelers who take the optional Pre-trip extension on our Slovenia, Austria & Italy biking vacation will get to explore this magical city’s fountains, wide... Read more »

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