1. We handle all of the arrangements so you don’t have to, including airfare (for international vacations), accommodations, most meals, and free use of a customized VBT bicycle and helmet or VBT walking poles.
2. Our Air Package Plus prices include round-trip international airfare, all airport transfers and an extra night or two of accommodations at the beginning and/or end of your vacation.
3. Our expert, local Trip Leaders provide insight into the destinations local customs, flora & fauna, and provide insider tips on reliable places to shop, eat and explore.
4. A VBT active vacation gives travelers an immersive experience in the local culture through olive oil and wine tastings, lectures with regional experts, and home-hosted visits.
5. We stay at many of the same hotels, inns and lodges as our higher-priced competitors, distinctive dwellings that embody the spirit of your destination.
6. When you travel with VBT your dining experience includes meals made with fresh local ingredients, our signature picnics and the opportunity to try local vintages.
7. Each one of our vacations has a rating level so you can find the perfect fit for your activity level. You also have a choice of daily routes and we provide on-tour vehicle support.
8. Small Group Sizes–each tour has a maximum of 20 guests (24 on our bike and barge vacations).
9. Best Value for Solo Travelers–we embrace solo travelers and have low single supplements.
10. In 2015, VBT was rated by the readers of Travel + Leisure among the “World’s Best Tour Operators” for the sixth consecutive year.