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Our Trip Leaders Make The Difference

Local Leader.
Partner in Discovery.
New Friend.

Your VBT Trip Leaders are passionate about travel and devoted to sharing new discoveries with you. Each is a multi-lingual resident of your destination who intimately knows the history, cultural heritage, and traditions of your surroundings.

Your Trip Leaders also bring insiders’ knowledge of the best places to explore, dine, and shop—along with insight into local customs and lifestyles to help you make the most of your cultural experience. With keen organizational skills, a splendid sense of humor, and a talent for making you and your fellow travelers thrive within your group dynamic, your VBT Trip Leaders will be invaluable resources—and treasured friends!

Elysia

New Zealand is a bucket list destination. It’s like seeing 20 different countries in one. Every corner provides a new adventure.

A New Zealand native, Elysia ended up living permanently on the South Island by accident! After buying a ski pass and intending to only stay the winter, she loved it so much she’s made it her home for 18 years.

George

Within a very small area you can see temperate rainforest that is unchanged since dinosaurs ruled the earth, glaciers down to sea level, and the wide open stark landscape of central Otago.

George was born, and has lived his whole life, on the South Island of New Zealand. As a former high school science teacher, he loves to share his knowledge of New Zealand's unique geology, flora and fauna with travelers.

Stories from New Zealand

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What Does Coffee Look Like Around the World?

September 23, 2019

Your morning cup of joe may look a little different when you’re enjoying it in a foreign country. Check out some of our favorite ways to drink coffee on our...

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Exploring New Zealand's White Wine Regions

October 24, 2018

  New Zealand is famous the world over for its wine. Eastern coastal climates for both the North and South Islands are remarkably conducive to winemaking. Travelers enjoying the New Zealand: Bike...

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The History Behind New Zealand Heading Dogs

July 6, 2018

We all know that dogs make great companions, but to the people of New Zealand, dogs are often more than four-legged friends. Sometimes, they're a vital part of their agricultural...

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VBT's New Zealand hike & bike tour is fabulous! I really enjoyed the amazing scenery on both our trail rides and our hikes. The guides were super enthusiastic and knowledgeable, I learned so much about the culture and flora and fauna of New Zealand.

JenG, Portland, OR, USA

New Zealand: Bike & Walk the South Island

New Zealand is a beautiful country with really fun and interesting people. But the trip leaders made this an exceptional experience. The trip was well organized and the leaders were knowledgable about the country, its history, and people. They even provided some unexpected fun activity option. The leaders kept us laughing the whole trip.

jbird, Cincinnati

New Zealand: Bike & Walk the South Island

We have been on several VBT trips over the years and everyone seems to to be better than the previous. This is true of the New Zealand trip. Our guides, Jan, Josey and Broni where not only helpful with all the loading, unloading and travel; but where extremely knowledgable of the plants, animals and geologic history. We would recommend the New Zealand bike and hike trip for anyone. Marilyn and Marc

Marilyn and Marc, Saint Louis, Missouri

New Zealand: Bike & Walk the South Island

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