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2013

BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

India Japan Morocco Burgundy Catalonia Holland Puglia Iceland Vietnam Rioja Berlin Dalmatian Coast NORM Rwanda Peru CrOATIA Piemonte Bordeaux B Galapagos Myanmar Prague Vienna Cambodia Provence ireland VERON butterfield SLOW DOWN TO SEE THE WORLD 2013 TRIP COLLECTION

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2013 trip collection


STOCKHOLM & COPENHAGEN Biking

HOLLAND Biking

ICELAND

IRELAND

Family Multi-Active Walking

BRITISH COLUMBIA

QUEBEC

Private

BERLIN TO DRESDEN

Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Biking

PRAGUE TO VIENNA

Private

Biking

DALMATIAN COAST

VIENNA TO PRAGUE Family Biking

CROATIA Private

Biking

RIOJA Biking

AMERICAN WEST COAST Private

AUGUSTA MASTERS GOLF

Private

INDIA

VIETNAM

COSTA RICA Family Private

INDOCHINA

COLUMBIA RWANDA

Biking Walking

BURGUNDY NORMANDY

PERU

Walking Private

Biking Bistro Biking Walking Self-Guided Private

Biking Bistro Biking Walking

Biking

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ITALIAN LAKES

ARGENTINA

Private &

Family Private

THAILAND

FR A

PIEMONTE

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Biking Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Walking

TUSCANY

LOIRE VALLEY

URUGUAY Private

Biking Bistro Biking TUSCANY Walking & UMBRIA Self-Guided Family Biking Walking Private

Biking Family Biking

THE TOUR Biking

BORDEAUX TO DORDOGNE Biking

PUGLIA

Biking Bistro Biking Private

WINE GRAND JOURNEY PROVENCE Biking Biking Bistro Biking Walking

CINQUE TERRE, FLORENCE & ROME Private

Biking

MYANMAR

Walking

SOUTH AFRICA Private

CHINA Private

Biking

Private

ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

BHUTAN

Private

Biking Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Private

Private

MIDDLE EAST

MOROCCO

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

NICARAGUA

Biking

Private

Biking

Multi-Active

JAPAN

GREECE

CATALONIA

Biking Walking Family Biking

LIfe is way too short to rush.

AMALFI COAST

Walking Bistro Walking

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STOCKHOLM & COPENHAGEN Biking

HOLLAND Biking

ICELAND

IRELAND

Family Multi-Active Walking

BRITISH COLUMBIA

QUEBEC

Private

BERLIN TO DRESDEN

Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Biking

PRAGUE TO VIENNA

Private

Biking

DALMATIAN COAST

VIENNA TO PRAGUE Family Biking

CROATIA Private

Biking

RIOJA Biking

AMERICAN WEST COAST Private

AUGUSTA MASTERS GOLF

Private

INDIA

VIETNAM

COSTA RICA Family Private

INDOCHINA

COLUMBIA RWANDA

Biking Walking

BURGUNDY NORMANDY

PERU

Walking Private

Biking Bistro Biking Walking Self-Guided Private

Biking Bistro Biking Walking

Biking

LY ITA

ITALIAN LAKES

ARGENTINA

Private &

Family Private

THAILAND

FR A

PIEMONTE

CE N

Biking Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Walking

TUSCANY

LOIRE VALLEY

URUGUAY Private

Biking Bistro Biking TUSCANY Walking & UMBRIA Self-Guided Family Biking Walking Private

Biking Family Biking

THE TOUR Biking

BORDEAUX TO DORDOGNE Biking

PUGLIA

Biking Bistro Biking Private

WINE GRAND JOURNEY PROVENCE Biking Biking Bistro Biking Walking

CINQUE TERRE, FLORENCE & ROME Private

Biking

MYANMAR

Walking

SOUTH AFRICA Private

CHINA Private

Biking

Private

ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

BHUTAN

Private

Biking Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Private

Private

MIDDLE EAST

MOROCCO

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

NICARAGUA

Biking

Private

Biking

Multi-Active

JAPAN

GREECE

CATALONIA

Biking Walking Family Biking

LIfe is way too short to rush.

AMALFI COAST

Walking Bistro Walking

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2013

BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

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2013 trip collection


Biking Argentina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Berlin to Dresden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Bordeaux to Dordogne . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Burgundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Burgundy Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Burgundy Self-Guided . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Catalonia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Dalmatian Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Indochina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ireland Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Japan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Loire Chateaux. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Morocco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Morocco Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Myanmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Normandy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Normandy Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Piemonte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Piemonte Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Prague to Vienna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Provence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Provence Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Puglia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Puglia Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Rioja. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Stockholm & Copenhagen. . . . . . . . . 46 The Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Tuscany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tuscany Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tuscany Self-Guided. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Vietnam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Walking Amalfi Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Amalfi Coast Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Burgundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Burgundy Self-Guided . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Iceland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Italian Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Myanmar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Peru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Piemonte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Provence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Rwanda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Tuscany & Umbria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Tuscany Self-Guided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Vietnam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 MULTI-ACTIVE Augusta Masters Golf. . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Iceland Multi-Active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Family Ireland Biking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Loire Valley Biking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Morocco Biking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Normandy Biking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Tuscany Biking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Vienna to Prague Family . . . . . . . . . . 49 Vietnam to Cambodia Biking . . . . . . . 57 Rest of Book Activity Levels. . . . . Our Guides . . . . . . . . Private Trips. . . . . . . The Fine Print . . . . . Tripfinder by Date. . What’s Included . . . What’s New . . . . . . .

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When you punch 88 seconds into the microwave instead of 90 because it's faster to hit the same button twice, you know it's time for a holiday. It's time to slow down. We at B&R are all about slowing down. Since the very beginning, a looong time ago, we've crafted our trips with this simple, eloquent "Slow down to see the world" approach. It speaks to the experiences we craft—and how we think one should live the good life! See you out there on foot or on a bicycle... ­

—George and Norm


WHY B&R?

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When we conceive a trip, it’s not the paint-by-numbers version. We think big. Improvise. Hurl paint at the canvass. Unique Hotels

Peerless Routes

Culinary Immersion

For some, bling is the thing. Not

We plan our routes like crazy.

Some of our biggest fans view the

us. Oh we can do grand, but if you

Actually, we craft and tweak and

walking and cycling part of our

were checking us out on Facebook,

nurture them along, like a fine wine.

trips as mere interludes between

we’d be the charming one with

We tap our local connections. We

one unforgettable meal and the

a taste for the idiosyncratic. We

experiment, rehearse and iron out

next, and we’re totally down with

love hotels that were once castles

the glitches. We’re route-planning

that. You can’t really call yourself

and monasteries, but we’d just as

obsessives so we can provide you

a cultural adventurer if you don’t

happily hole up in a wilderness

with the most authentic experience.

embrace the local food and drink.

lodge. And we always befriend

All because we know you need a

Rest assured that we do, whether it

hoteliers. You just never know

great route before you can toss it

comes adorned with Michelin stars

when we might need a camel ride.

to embrace the unexpected.

or we discover it at a rustic taverna.

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From how we travel to where we travel, we explore every possibility to bring you the very best. your pace

Insanely Great Guides

Cultural Immersion

We’re big on marching to the tune

Come to think of it, “guides” is

We like to go deep, so you can

of our own drummer at B&R, so

a misnomer. Think consummate

get the feel of a place. We’re just

if you’re worried about having to

hosts, raconteurs and bon vivants.

not scratch-the-surface types. But

travel at someone else’s pace, you

Think teachers, painters, travel

to get the inside scoop, you have

can relax. Feel like doing wheelies

writers, architects, botanists and

to know the locals, or spend so

and extra hills? Be our guest. Prefer

biologists. You should see their

much time on their turf that you

to while away the time savour-

CVs. They’ve lived all over the

become one. So count on doors

ing another cappuccino? May the

world. They speak a gazillion

opening for you. We’ve been doing

Force be with you. One-size-fits-all

languages. And they’re ridiculously

this so long, when we roll into

has never been our style.

fun to be around.

town, they hand us the keys.

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NEW TRIPS 2013 •

Amalfi Coast Bistro Walking

Japan Biking

Tuscany & Umbria Walking

Indochina Biking

Morocco Bistro Biking

Tuscany Family Biking

Ireland Bistro Biking

Morocco Family Biking

Vienna to Prague Family Biking

Ireland Family Biking

Myanmar Walking

Wine Grand Journey

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NEW WEBSITE butterfield.com

We don’t tend to stand still for long, so this year we designed a brand new website. It’s beautiful to behold, easy-to-navigate, and has everything you need to know about our new destinations, private excursions and 2013 Trip Collection.

Private Trips your friends. your dates.

Who couldn’t use a little backup now and then? For European travellers, ours comes in the form of sweet Scott E-Venture electric bikes. You pedal them just like regular bikes, and simply opt for a boost when the mood strikes.

e-bikes

The same unparalleled B&R experience, only you travel with friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Consult our Ready-to-Book collection of trips, or let our Bespoke team customize a trip just for you.

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P R I VAT E T R ave l • m a d e t o f i t

WHAT IS PRIVATE TRAVEL? Sometimes the time is right to travel with your own gang. We make it incredibly easy for you to journey with friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Choose a private trip that’s Ready-to-Book, or have our Bespoke team customize a trip just for you. READY-TO-BOOK We’ve crafted an amazing selection of ready-to-book private trips. Self-or-locally guided, they’re ready to rock, and ideal for smaller groups or travellers with an independent streak. BESPOKE Whatever your heart’s desire, we’ll put one of our seasoned trip designers on the case and, together, dream up a totally custom B&R experience that you’ll never forget.


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Not your average reunion.


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Ready-to-Book

Private Trip Collection B&R designed experiences created for your intimate group. Choose your own dates, travelling companions and one of our remarkable private itineraries.

• Think of these trips as prêt-à-porter from your favourite designer. (And yes, of course we do alterations.) • These private trips showcase the essential highlights of each destination. Because they are set to go, booking your trip couldn’t be easier. • Locally-hosted, these trips are perfect for travellers who like a little more independence. Our local friends give you expert tours and open doors; you get all the insider access you could ever dream of.

“The entire trip ran so smoothly and fit the needs of our family to a T!” —Marilyn Grundy, Private Ecuador & Galapagos

HOW IT WORKS

For more details including how Ready-to-Book works, visit us at Butterfield.com/private-travel


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designed by YOU.


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Bespoke

Custom Trips Made to Fit Your dream trip customized all the way, then tweaked to perfection by our expert trip designers. By all means, start pinching yourself.

• Think of yourself as Louis Vuitton sketching his vision on the back of a napkin. You hand us the napkin, and we make it so. • We explore small regions up close (think Burgundy), or organize epic journeys (think southern Africa). • Mom and Dad's 50th anniversary? Your daughter's graduation? Your wife's IPO? If you have something to celebrate, bring it on. We know how to throw a party.

"From beginning to end we were impressed! Thanks for your Herculean efforts in organising such a spectacular adventure for us." —Ann Deluce, Bespoke Burgundy

HOW IT WORKS

For more details including how Bespoke works, visit us at Butterfield.com/private-travel


P R I VAT E T R ave l • s e l ecte d w o r k s

SElecteD works It’s the best of both worlds. We craft your trip, but you travel on your own terms. Prefer to select your own dates? Travel with family, friends, or colleagues? Fly solo? No problem. We make it ridiculously easy to chart your own course. Here's a sampling of the possibilities:

Ringleader Occasion The Trip

Texas Matriarch Family Ties BC Islands

Reinventing the family vacation every summer can be hard, but this grandmother enlisted us to plan an unforgettable one for her whole family. Using a private boat as homebase, they explored and played amongst the BC Islands with a captivating expert guide.


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Ringleader Occasion The Trip

CFO/ Dad/ Husband Just needs a break! Greek Isles

The franticness of island life (Manhattan island that is) prompted this CFO to seek out high times on the high seas. We planned a private boat to take him and his band of friends on a journey of hiking, history and rollicking tavernas.

West Coast Doctors Anniversary Ecuador & Galapagos

Ringleaders Occasion The Trip

Two doctors in love (well, they are celebrating 25 years of marriage) wanted a fun but not-too-far destination. We set them up for island hopping in the Galapagos, perfect sunsets and waterplay included.

Ringleader Occasion The Trip

Silicone Valley VP The Big 5-0 Piemonte

Park Avenue Designer Occasion Beating the odds The Trip Peru Ringleader

Celebrating a milestone birthday

Winning isn’t everything, unless

prompted this trip. For the Big 5-0,

it is a fight for your health. After

biking and big Barolos in Piemonte

winning her battle, a woman and

was the ask, so we wrapped up

her three best friends took a ‘we

a getaway that delivered on hills,

love life’ trip to Peru and stood

thrills and refills.

on top of the world.


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E U R O P E


Amalfi Coast Berlin to Dresden Bordeaux Burgundy Catalonia Copenhagen Dalmatian Coast Dordogne Holland Iceland Ireland Italian Lakes Loire Valley Normandy Piemonte Prague Provence Puglia Rioja Stockholm Tuscany Umbria Vienna


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Burgundy Biking French wine’s legendary ancestral home? Check. One of France’s most exquisitely diverse landscapes? Check. Celebrating life a civic duty? Check. And we’ve been biking here since, well forever, so we’ve made a few friends among the locals. Count on savouring the most exquisite croissants, drinking the finest Grand Crus, and cycling the most charming route to the top of Hautes-Côtes. Are you there yet?

Remember bar hopping? This is vineyard hopping— at its very finest.

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BURGUNdY BIKING We have countless friends in Beaune (our second home), and they lead us straight to the best patisseries, cycling routes and picnic spots. You’ll bike the Hautes-Côtes, sip Grand Crus in the vineyard where they were born, dine at Abbaye de La Bussière, and enjoy rencontres with locals. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, Jul, aug, Sep, oct Moderate From US$5,495 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

BURGUNdY self-guided biking You set your own course. We handle the rest. Ride the famed Côte d’Or, head for the Hautes-Côtes, Ouche Valley and Maranges. Crave varied landscapes? Blink and the scenery changes. Long for local camaraderie? Hang out with our Beaune friends. And dine at spectacular Abbaye de La Bussière. 5 NIGHTS | Choose your own dates* Moderate From US$3,295** (+$900 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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BURGUNdY BISTRO BIKING Wine, wine everywhere, and every drop to drink! Pinot in the north, Chardonnay in the south. You’ll ride the red wine route through the spectacular Côte de Nuits to a private picnic, and pinch yourself daily. Slightly pared down from our marquee trip, but just as fabulous. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, Jul, aug, Sep Moderate

PROVENCE

From US$3,995 (+$500 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

*Subject to availability. **Price based on 4 travellers.

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Burgundy Walking Burgundy is us! We fell in love with its copious charms decades ago and kept coming back. We could tell you about the lush landscape or timeless villages or legendary Côte de Nuits reds. We could tell you about the Michelin-starred dinners or exceptional walking routes that give new meaning to the word “meandering”. We could tell you what falling in love is all about. But you really need to find out for yourself.

Photo caption goes here, something funny, charming, witty and delightful will work.

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BURGUNDY WALKING Want the inside scoop? Ask a local. In Burgundy, that would be us. Wander wine country’s heartland (and our backyard) tasting Côte de Nuits, Pinots, and the legendary whites of Montrachet. Span the culinary spectrum from haute cuisine to hearty country fare. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jul, Sep Easygoing to Moderate US$5,495 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

BURGUNDY SELF-GUIDED walking You go where the spirit moves you. We handle the rest. Stroll Côte de Nuits vineyards. Visit hilltop Châteauneuf. Tread Beaune’s ancient cobblestones. Our friends are your friends, and they share insider secrets about all the best everything. Enjoy superb hidden vineyards, deep woods and gastronomic pleasures at La Cueillette. 5 NIGHTS | Choose your own dates* Easygoing to Moderate From US$2,995 ** (+$900 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

*Subject to availability. **Price based on 4 travellers.

Here, terroir is a religion… and we take you right to the altar. For detailed itineraries, slideshows, guide profiles, trip suggestions, videos and more, visit us at BUTTERFIELD.COM  23


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We’ve always said the best way to see the world is by bike. Of course, there’s the odd exception. 24 For more info, talk to your Travel Professional or call a Butterfield & Robinson Travel Advisor at 1.866.902.8977


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Normandy This is history, up close and personal. It’s also white sand beaches, quaint thatched cottages and biking to die for. Normandy may keep watch over the English Channel, but make no mistake about it—this is France. You’ll taste Camembert, drink Calvados, and dine on the freshest fruits de mer. The kids will sand-yacht on Utah Beach, and witness history by your side in a way that will stay with them forever.

normandy biking Cycle the Channel coast past white sand beaches, quaint cottages and ancient abbeys, where history comes alive at every turn. Meet Monsieur Heintz, resistance fighter and raconteur extraordinaire. Visit two Norman classics (Deauville and Bayeux), enjoy a seafood dinner quayside and count on plenty of kir normands. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: JUL Moderate

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US$5,495 (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

normandy bistro biking For those who prefer fewer bells and whistles, we offer this Bistro trip. Pedal through the past from 1066 to 1944, meet locals whose love for the land and sea is nonpareil, and partake of nine centuries of cultural refinement. Invasion is a must. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: JUL, AUG Moderate US$3,995 (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

normandy family biking Want your tech-jazzed kids to understand why history matters? Bring them to a place where it happened big time and they’ll learn by osmosis. Bike past landing beaches and tour the American cemetery together. R&R? They ride horses and chariot-sail. You sip Calvados in a 16thC castle. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: JUL Moderate From US$5,495 (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Provence Resplendent is the word that springs to mind when we think of Provence. Camus wrote here. Cézanne and Van Gogh painted here. Its breathtaking beauty is the kind that artists must seek a way to express. Imagine shimmering meadows. Smoky cypress spires. The intoxicating scent of lavender. Then imagine the finest chocolate infused with its aroma. (You didn’t think we’d forget you foodies, did you?)

This is rosé country, where the Grenache grape is king.

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provence BIKING You call it Provence. We can all it magnifique. The light is astoundingly beautiful. Just ask Van Gogh. The locals are so charming you’d think they were Central Casting. Lavender landscapes, gnarled olive trees, majestic cypresses, centuries of history, culture and cuisine. As we said, magnifique. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, Sep, oct Moderate US$4,995 (+$1,200 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

provence BISTRO BIKING For those who prefer fewer bells and whistles, consider our Bistro trip. Cycle the moonscapes of the Alpilles, vineyards and perched villages of the Luberon Valley and lavender-blanketed Vaucluse. A Les Baux tour (led by Marie), and swoon-worthy wine tasting at Le Domaine de Marie. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, JUL, aug, Sep, oct Moderate US$3,995 (+$600 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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BURGUNDY

FRANCE PROVENCE DORDOGNE AVIGNON AIX-EN-PROVENCE

provence walking Provence is our old friend. We’ve made tons more here over the years, like Mathilde, Cathy and Coco, who’ll bring St-Rémy to life for you. You’ll stroll vineyard paths, enjoy Michelin-starred dining in Les Baux, and walk sweet trails in Gordes, Menerbes, Bonnieux and Lacoste. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Sep, oct Moderate US$4,995 (+$1,400 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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One of the great things about travelling with B&R is that you always get to travel at your own pace. Well, almost always.

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Loire Valley When French royalty needed some R&R, they built grand châteaux here and brought their lovers for weekend getaways. You’ll stay in a few of their palatial haunts, join a winegrowers’ fraternity, and dine like nobility in Touraine. Have we mentioned the vistas? The history? Here we feel compelled to drop a few names: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc. You’ll be in good company.

"An exhilarating adventure—the trip was superb. The warmth and connectedness we felt in our group was great as always!"

NORMANDY

PARIS ST PIERRE DES CORPS

LOIRE VALLEY

MONTBAZON

DORDOGNE

FRANCE

— David Flemming, Loire Châteaux Biking

loire chateaux biking Exceptionally beautiful biking on small country roads, châteaux and manor house living, and private dining at a Michelin chef’s home. Hey—we almost forgot! Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, and inauguration into the Entonneurs Rablaisiens (Wine Growers Brotherhood) at the Caves Painctes in Chinon.

BURGUNDY

PROVENCE

loire valley family biking A living fairytale for you and the kids. You enjoy a luxury escape (and sublime biking, food and tales of Rabelais) in a place known for centuries as the playground of royalty. Your kids canoe, carouse and engage in swordplay. Perfect for the young (and young at heart).

5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jun, Sep

5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jun, july, aug

easygoing to Moderate

easygoing to Moderate

US$5,795 (+$1,000 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

US$5,695* (+$900 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT) *Call for kids pricing.

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Pssst. The best way to keep up with your wife is to stay in her draft.

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Rest of France Iconic is our preferred word of choice here. Sample legendary vintages of extraordinary pedigree in stunning settings (including Germany on the Wine Grand Journey); do some magnificently moderate cruising past castles and prehistoric caves; or join La Tour’s eagerly anticipated 100th birthday celebrations.

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking We begin in Bordeaux, where we’ve been travelling since the early days of B&R. Why? The biking is flat and the wine legendary. ’Nuff said! Then we cycle Dordogne’s stunning scenery, past castles, check in at renowned wineries and enjoy two Michelin dinners by phenom chefs. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, aug, sep Moderate US$5,995 (+$1,400 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

Le TOUR BIKING The ultimate Century Ride: climbing Alpe d’Huez on the 100th anniversary of its first conquest by bicycle. We’ll be there to celebrate in style. Who will lead the peloton to the top: repeating Wiggins, recovered Schleck or reinstated Contador? Pick a switchback to find out. 6 NIGHTS challenging Details will be released in October

NORMANDY

RIEMS

PARIS

LOIRE VALLEY

8 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jun BURGUNDY

DORDOGNE VALLEY

FRANCE

BORDEAUX

wine grand journey NEW! Le Tour for wine lovers, but in France and Germany—and minus the competition! Two nights in the Mosel River Valley, three in Riesling country, three in Champagne, Auberge de L’lll ‘s three-starred Michelin dining, twin bubbly capitals Epernay and Reims, marvelous vineyard biking, and exclusive everything. Moderate US$14,495 (+$1,700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

PROVENCE

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Piemonte Plan to taste truffles—the kind that travel from dirt to plate in a few hours. (You’ll forage for them with the Pavarotti of trifulau.) Plan to dine in style (it’s the birthplace of Barolos and has more Michelin stars than anywhere else in Italy). Plan to navigate rolling hills, and stroll medieval towns. If you get bored—not that it’s ever happened—we’ve got that covered, too. (We throw in The Alps.)

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If this kind of cycling makes you drool, wait ‘ til you see what's for lunch!

piemonte biking This is where foodies dream of retiring. They imagine spending their days taking a pasta class with a master chef, doing some Michelin-starred dining in the Roero hills and fantastically beautiful biking through legendary vineyards (while scoping great local trattorie). Fortunately, we offer retirement previews. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jun, Jul, Sep Moderate US$5,495 (+$600 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

piemonte bistro biking Imagine the Burgundy of Italy (with slightly more challenging biking), towns called Barolo and Barbaresco, an embarrassment of truffles, charming stays in Saluzzo, Bra and Monforte and arguably the best food in Italy. Slightly pared down from our marquee trip, but just as fabulous. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jun, Sep Moderate US$3,995 (+$500 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

piemonte WALKING Think Burgundy—elegant small hotels, quiet vineyard trails, insanely great food—but a little hillier, with an Italian stamp, and hardly any North American tourists. You’ll hunt for truffles in the shadow of the Alps and enjoy a tasting in the private garden at Marchesi di Barolo. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jun, Sep Moderate US$5,395 (+$500 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Tuscany Biking We know. There’s only so much beauty, culture and incomparable cuisine you can take. At a certain point, the rolling hills, cypress trees and mesmerizing light take their toll. There you are, gazing at a fabled hilltop town or magnificent Renaissance church, drinking wine made by maestros, feasting on locally prepared meals made by some of our oldest friends, and you reach critical mass. The pleasure is simply too great. We feel your pain.

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Will the hills of Tuscany be the birthplace of your renaissance?

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VENICE PIEMONTE

FLORENCE

TUSCANY

CORTONA

ITALY PUGLIA AMALFI COAST

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SICILY

tuscany biking There will be moments on this trip when you’ll start doing the math so you can ditch your life and stay here forever. The views! The olive groves! The hilltop towns! The Super Tuscans! The pecorino on Federica’s family farm! As the kids like to say, OMG! 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, Jul, aug, Sep Moderate FROM US$5,295 (+$1,200 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

tuscany bistro biking For those who prefer fewer bells and whistles, consider our Bistro trip. Five days biking in southern Tuscany cures just about anything. We start in Chianti, finish in Chiana. Between, historic Siena, hip Cortona and all the pecorino, olive oil and Super Tuscans you can handle. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, Jul, aug, Sep, oct Moderate to challenging From US$3,995 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

tuscany family biking new! Take your kids biking in Tuscany and they’ll outgrow theme parks overnight. Bike the famed Crete Senesi; stay at hotels that LOVE children; they learn about flag throwing and make pizza, pici pasta and gelato; you sample Chianti, Prosecco and other big kid pleasures. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jul Moderate US$4,395* (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT) *Call for kids pricing.

tuscany self-guided biking A self-guided trip, with B&R’s legendary planning and inside access. Freewheel it across the stunning hills south of Siena and more easygoing Val di Chiana. Picnic of panini terracina or gourmet lunch? Walking tour of Siena or dip in the pool? You’re in charge. 5 NIGHTS | Choose your own dates** Moderate to Challenging From US$3,495*** (+$900 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Tuscany is the most sophisticated place on earth.

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Tuscany Walking What can we say about a place with so much pedigree it drops names like Michelangelo and Galileo, and so much attrazione it entices artists like Shelley and Twain? It’s the breathtaking views, incomparable cuisine and the way life is lived here. It’s also a walker’s paradise with well-marked paths across lush rolling hills to fabled hilltop towns. With apologies to Samuel Johnson, we’ll end with this: If you’re tired of Tuscany, you’re tired of life.

"This was an unreal experience and a flawless trip. We stayed in amazing places most people will never even see!"

VENICE PIEMONTE

FLORENCE

TUSCANY

CORTONA

ITALY PUGLIA AMALFI COAST

—Jeff Cristee, Tuscany Biking MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SICILY

tuscany self-guided walking Want to run the show? Spend the morning doing an extra trail loop? The afternoon doing some piazza sitting? Feel free. We supply the stellar walking, varied scenery, Montepulciano and Pienza, and Giovanni, a hilarious, Roberto Benigni-esque Italian who knows everything about and everybody in Cortona.

tuscany & umbria walking NEW! What do you get when you cross Tuscany with its lesser-known but charming neighbour? Cool, elegant hotels, Assisi’s famed basilica (and chic spa hotel), eclectic Cortona bustling with artists, Italians and foreigners, and sensational walking across a landscape of rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves.

5 NIGHTS | Choose your own dates*

5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, jun, jul, Sep

Moderate

Moderate

US$2,995** (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

US$4,995 (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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This place is so beautiful, you’ll wonder where the heck everybody is. Shhhhh.

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Puglia Biking Think Greece, with Italian parents. When two of the world’s most magnificent cultures collaborate, it’s nuts what you get: diverse art and architecture, Roman ruins, Baroque cathedrals, incredibly friendly locals, whitewashed villages, trulli, olive groves, masserie, homemade orechiette, organic country feasts—the list goes on. And yet, despite its sun-soaked coastline, turquoise waters and stunning beaches, at the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia remains very much under the radar.

puglia biking Perched on the Adriatic, marked by Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Normans and Spanish, Puglia embodies the magic of Old Italy. Picture olive groves, whitewashed towns, stone trulli, sublime coastal rides, charming locals, remarkably undiscovered biking, aperitives in Lecce’s Piazza del Duomo and a porcini lasagna at a local trattoria. 6 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: apr, may, Jun, Sep, oct Easygoing to Moderate FROM US$5,295 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

puglia bistro biking For those who prefer fewer bells and whistles, we offer this Bistro trip. Cycle tranquil coastal landscape and leave your mark where many civilizations have left theirs. Enjoy an exclusive olive oil demo at the Masseria Monacelli and wine tasting at a chic Lecce enoteca. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Sep Easygoing to Moderate US$3,995 (+$400 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Italian Coast From Amalfi’s glitterati-glam coastline, to the Italian Lakes Old World opulence, expect luxury, moda italiana. Amalfitanis, it has been said, are unimpressed upon reaching the pearly gates, having lived in heaven all their lives. Spend time on the Path of the Gods or drinking smart cocktails at Le Sirenuse, and you’d be blasé arriving at the pearly gates, too. For a totally different kind of paradise, head to the Lake District, whose divine beauty has long captured the imaginations of writers, poets, musicians and, of course, the odd movie star.

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italian lakes walking So here’s the deal: Old World elegance. Rustic pleasures. Mindbogglingly beautiful views by foot, private launch and cog railway. The charm and chic of Lugano, Stresa and Bellagio. A beer over Lake Lugano. A morning cappuccino gazing at snowcapped Swiss Alps. The good life, full stop. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, Jul, Sep Moderate to challenging FROM US$6,795 (+$1,800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

amalfi coast walking Beauty and glamour writ large from Capri to the cliffs of Positano, from Amalfi Town to Ravello. It’s not called The Path of the Gods for nothing. But Amalfi also has its rustic side, which you’ll discover on mountain paths, coastal trails and at local trattorie. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jun, Sep, oct Moderate to challenging FROM US$7,995 (+$3,000 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

amalfi coast bistro walking NEW! For those who prefer fewer bells and whistles, we’ve created this Bistro-style trip. If it’s possible to OD on beauty, this would be where: whitewashed towns clinging to towering slopes, dramatic cliffside vistas, hidden bays and beaches (explored by private boat), historic Ravello, Positano and Amalfi Town. Slightly pared down from our marquee trip, but just as fabulous. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Sep, oct Moderate to challenging US$5,995 (+$1,300 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Gehry’s Marqués de Rascal and great Rioja wine are the perfect pairing.

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Spain With its volcanic flats, pastoral fields and peaks of the Pyrénées, this birthplace of surrealism is absurdly beautiful. It bears the imprimatur of the Moors, the Romans and French. It’s the home of the world’s most admired building designed by Frank Gehry. It’s tapas heaven. But then, any country that can lay claim to Miro, Gaudi, Goya, Picasso and Dali must have something going on.

catalonia biking Pedal cycling heaven (volcanic flats dwarfed by the Pyrénées, rolling pastoral hills, the ruggedly beautiful Costa Brava) in a place we’ve travelled longer than anyone else. This is Gaudi, Picasso and Dali territory. You’ll learn about the latter at the museum in Figueres. Experience Habaneras singers, too.

rioja biking Think Rioja and you tend to think wine, but artistic and culinary creativity has exploded here, plus there’s the gravity-defying architecture, so now think wine and design. Don’t forget spectacular rides along gorgeous vineyard roads, fortified towns, medieval history and Michelin dining. Bottom line? Divine.

5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, jun, Sep, oct

5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jun, Sep

Moderate

Moderate

US$4,995 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

From US$5,995 (+$1,000 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Ireland Some countries are touched by magic. So it is with Ireland. You can come for the stunning coastline, the rich Celtic history and the soul-stirring music. You can come for the Guinness, the merriment, the loughs, the castles and the legendarily welcoming locals. Then again, you can come simply for the sheer pleasure of hearing spellbinding stories told by people who were born to regale you with them.

Photo caption goes here, something funny, charming, witty and delightful will work. Kylemore Abbey in the heart of the wild Connemara landscape窶馬ot your average nunnery.

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ireland bistro biking Heartstoppingly beautiful cycling across verdant, windswept terrain. An oyster-and-wine picnic on the beach. A rollicking pub dinner in Leenane. Lunch at locally-revered Healy’s in County Mayo. On this Bistrostyle trip, there’ll be fewer bells and whistles but a warm, embracing Irish welcome wherever you go. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jul, aug Moderate US$4,395 (+$300 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

ireland family biking Shamrocks, harps, leprechauns. The symbols and images of Ireland are definable, its infectious spirit not so much—but infected you and your kids will be. Storytellers’ yarns, jaw-dropping coastal rides, planned pony rides and impromptu song. Kids swing through the forest in the shadow of the Mweelrea Mountains while mom and dad learn what craic means over Guinness at the pub. Smiling eyes everywhere. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: JUL Moderate From US$4,495* (+$400 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Northern Europe Everything’s a work of art here, from the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens to the North Sea’s dunes and polders (where the bike routes are impossibly scenic) to the Danish Design Museum to your repast at one of the top tables in Stockholm. Discover avant-garde Copenhagen, the Hague’s café society, or Lieden, where English puritans lived in exile until 1620, when they were among the first Pilgrims to sail for America. You, on the other hand, may choose to live here in exile forever.

HOLLAND biking The North Sea coast inspired the Dutch Masters. Now it’s your turn to be moved by its beauty. Wonderfully flat biking along endless towpaths, polders and dykes. Coastal dunes, farm roads, picturesque villages, windmills spinning into view. Tulips, of course, Michelin dining, jenever tasting and The Hague. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: apr, may

NORWAY

SWEDEN STOCKHOLM

DENMARK COPENHAGEN

Easygoing US$5,795 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

Stockholm & Copenhagen Biking Two minimalist cities, both firm believers in the power of the pedal. Enjoy some of the planet’s finest urban biking on bike paths and bike superhighways alongside the locals. Enjoy husmanskost (Stockholm’s authentic local cooking), and a crash course in Scandinavian creativity at Denmark’s superb design museum. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jun, jul, aug, sep Easygoing US$6,795 (+$1,700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Dalmatian Coast For starters, you swim in the Adriatic from the deck of our private yacht. And it’s not one of those big honkin’ vessels, either. Our gulet sleeps eight max, crew of four. (Service? You do the math.) By day, you bike indescribably beautiful coastal roads and discover ancient towns. Afternoons, you sail, explore and swim. Somewhere in there you drink cocktails on deck and see Dubrovnik, Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Split. Not too shabby.

Dalmatian coast biking Base camp’s a private gulet that sleeps eight max. (Your wish is the crew’s command.) Explore hidden inlets and spectacular coastal roads. Swim in the gorgeous Adriatic. Throw in glam Hvar Town, serene Korcula, magnificent Dubrovnik. There’s only one thing we can’t provide: teeming ferries with horrendous waits. 7 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jul, aug, sep Moderate to challenging FROM US$9,995 (+$5,000 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

ITALY

Dodging yet another over touristed spot.

DALMATIAN COAST DUBROVNIK

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Eastern Europe Say you love urban sophistication, bohemian chic and stately elegance. Say you also love pastoral beauty, lush forests and gorgeous vineyards, storybook castles, ancient towns and places teeming with history. Now say you hate having to choose, so what you wish more than anything is that you could find them all in one place. Your wish is our command. Who says you can’t have it all?

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berlin to dresden biking A counterpoint to the dynamic, urban sophistication of Berlin, Potsdam and Dresden, you’ll discover the “lost” Germany of the former East, the craggy cliffs of the Swiss Saxony woods (they stretch into Bohemia), the Elbe River valley, Sanssouci’s gardens and palaces, and tons of riveting history. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jun, Jul, aug, Sep Easygoing US$5,795 (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

prague to vienna biking Picture Prague’s bohemian chic, Vienna’s stately elegance and the two majestic rivers they bestride. Picture delightfully flat cycling along the Danube, and Vienna in grand style. Picture castles and hilltop monasteries. (Chateau Mcely is ours alone). So is Landhaus Bacher, the legendary restaurant where we dine. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, Jun, Jul, aug, Sep Easygoing to Moderate US$5,995 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

Photo op along the Elbe bike path near Meissen. Pilsner soon!

vienna to prague family biking NEW! Ride Austria’s Wachau Valley past thousand-year-old towns, and follow the Danube through vineyards, villages and medieval ruins to the Czech Republic (with falconry demo along the way). Cycle by Bohemia’s castles ˇ and churches to fairytale Ceský Krumlov. Your Bohemian rhapsody ends in Prague. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jun, Jul, aug Easygoing to Moderate US$4,495* (+$500 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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You don't need to be a geologist to marvel at the volcanic field on the Hekla Highlands.

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Iceland We have seven words for you: Vikings, elves, trolls, volcanoes, glaciers, gushing geysers. So if you have a soft spot for hot springs and sweeping sagas, you’ve come to the right place. But if we only had one word to describe this land, it would be otherworldly. (Think Lord of the Rings meets Where the Wild Things Are.) The people? For them, we need two words: legendarily hospitable.

Iceland walking Discover soaring mountains, bubbling geysers, lunar lava fields and towering waterfalls in a take-yourbreath-away country where the land may be icy, the locals anything but. Hike volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Hekla. Follow with a lobster dinner in Stokkseyri. Our off-road ride? A Super Jeep, the ultimate adventure vehicle. 6 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jun, Jul, aug Moderate US$6,495 (+$900 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

Iceland family multi-active Ancient sagas of sword-wielding Vikings come to life in this fantasyland of untamed natural beauty where trolls and elves are thought to roam the lava fields (and which you’ll hike, by the way). You’ll also ride horses, go caving and glacier trekking. Thoroughly entrancing. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jul, aug Easygoing to Moderate From US$5,995* (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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REST OF THE WORLD Argentina Augusta Cambodia India Indochina Japan Morocco Myanmar Peru Rwanda Vietnam


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Africa There’s the desert, the mountains, the fire-eating, snake-charming wonders of the Djemma el Fna. There’s one of the world’s most delectable cuisines. That all sounds wonderfully exotic, we hear you say, but we also had our hearts set on visiting a country healing miraculously from war. And we were hoping to see a mountain gorilla. No problem. For that, we give you Rwanda. Ancient, modern and stunningly beautiful, Africa has everything.

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morocco BIKING This is the ultimate Morocco experience. Bike (and channel Lawrence of Arabia camel-riding) from bustling souks to Berber villages and crumbling kasbahs; experience the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains and magic of Marrakech. The food is unimaginably good. Stay at the famous Kasbah Tamadot and spend an unforgettable night under desert stars. Dunes, anyone? 7 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: mar, apr, oct, nov Easygoing to Moderate US$9,495 (+$3,900 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

morocco bistro BIKING new! For those who prefer fewer bells and whistles, we offer this Bistro trip. We hit all our marks: sublimely exotic Marrakech, time-stopped Berber villages, fabulous food, a kasbah hotel, traditional Moroccan hammam, the High Atlas Mountains and pristinely beautiful Essaouira with its 18th-century seafront ramparts.

MARRAKECH OUARZAZATE

MOROCCO AFRICA KIGALI

RWANDA

5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: mar, apr, oct Easygoing to Moderate

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

US$3,995 (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

SOUTH AFRICA

INDIAN OCEAN

morocco family BIKING new! We’ve compiled Morocco’s greatest hits for you and the kids in this truly exotic country: mythical Marrakech with its snake charmers and storytellers, ancient Berber villages, desert plains, spectacular oases, camel rides, kite surfing, amazing food, the mountains and, by the sea, shimmeringly white Essaouira. 5 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: mar Easygoing to Moderate US$3,995* (+$700 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

rwanda walking From vibrant Kigali to mist-shrouded volcanoes, see first-hand how Rwanda is protecting its ecology and has transformed itself into a peaceable country. You’ll visit lively markets, coffee plantations, traditional fishing villages and take idyllic hikes in forests Silverback gorillas call home. History is happening here. 7 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, oct Moderate From US$8,995 (+$600 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Vietnam You can toss those selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors right now. Just tell your shrink you plan on getting a natural high by taking a private riverboat cruise up the Perfume River, visiting the Forbidden City, cycling the serenely beautiful Mekong Delta (and maybe even trying a little spirit-boosting Buddhist meditation along the way), kicking back at the Six Senses Hideaway and doing it all in the company of gracious, smiling locals. Works every time.

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CHINA

HANOI

MYANMAR LAOS

THAILAND

VIETNAM

SIEM REAP

HO CHI MINH

CAMBODIA

vietnam biking (with Cambodia Post-trip) Roll past friendly villagers and groups of laughing schoolchildren. Feel the rush of Hoi An’s early morning market. Dine privately with royal descendants. Stay at the stunningly secluded Six Senses Hideaway. And having come this far, add our three days post-trip exploring the spectacular ancient Temples of Angkor. 8 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jan, feb, mar, dec Easygoing to Moderate US$6,795 (+$1,600 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

vietnam walking (with Cambodia Post-trip) It’s a veritable feast for the senses: a sunrise amble through Hoi An; a twilight stroll through the Forbidden City; a boat trip up the Perfume River; tranquil countryside walking and an incomparable stay at Six Senses Spa (we did say ‘feast’). Plus, add our three not-to-bemissed post-trip days exploring the Temples of Angkor. 8 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jan, feb, dec Easygoing to Moderate US$6,595 (+$1,600 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

Vietnam to Cambodia Family Biking Ten years in the making, this Vietnam trip is our pièce de résistance: riding cyclos in chaotic Hanoi, cruising the Perfume River, taking riverside cooking classes, enjoying a meal by one of Vietnam’s hottest local chefs, riding elephants through the jungle… and much more. Something for everyone. 8 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: dec Easygoing to Moderate US$6,995* (+$1,200 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Asia-Pacific Prepare for sensory overload, but not the kind you channel through tiny white earbuds. Over here, nobody succeeds in keeping the world at bay for long. It comes at you writ large and in living colour via the urban cacophony, neon hurly-burly and pungent smell of curry. Still, you’ll find serenity and pastoral beauty here, too. Yin-yang. Bipolar. Call it what you will. In this part of the world, it’s all considered normal.

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indochina biking new! Cambodia. Laos. Vietnam. Three captivating cultures in one unforgettable trip. Plan on exotic everything from Angkor temples and heritage architecture to famed limestone islands and floating villages. You’ll cruise for miles along the Mekong River and receive a classic Lao welcome at a century-old villa. 7 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: apr, oct, nov Easygoing to Moderate US$7,995 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

japan biking new! Meander is the operative word on this journey, as in pleasurably whiling away the hours cycling the coastline, stopping now and then to gaze at rice paddies, visit Buddhist shrines, kimono makers, bonsai tenders, ryokan guest houses—and enjoy an onsen bath. Bye-bye stress. 7 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: may, sep, oct Moderate to challenging From US$9,495 (+$1,600 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

india biking NEW! The only sane thing to do in this unruly land is embrace the chaos—and that's what we do. We’ll also traverse ancient alleyways, stay in opulent palaces, learn about dhurrie rugs, visit Hindu temples, cycle rural Rajasthan and taste the best lassi ever. Resistance is futile. 7 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jan, oct, nov, dec Easygoing to Moderate from US$7,695 (+$2,300 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Myanmar This is an enigmatic country whose mysteries few travellers have chosen to explore, which strikes us as a real shame, since Myanmar is fascinating. There are the famous floating villages. There’s the peaceful Ayeyarwady River. There are the dazzling golden temples. Life moves at a calm remove here. Unspoiled is the word that springs to mind. So if you’ve been considering a visit, now would be the time.

"This expedition is fabulous. In a place with such challenging tourist issues, our guides made it seem like a breeze. One of the best B&R trips that we have ever been on!"

CHINA

MYANMAR INDIA YANGON

VIETNAM

THAILAND

—Gregory Hanker, Myanmar Biking

INDIAN OCEAN

myanmar biking One of the last untouched places in Southeast Asia, this extraordinary trip (a B&R standout) offers ancient cities, gentle, welcoming locals, lush countryside, golden pagodas, and cycle-mad Mandalay. We cruise the Ayeyarwady in a deluxe vessel that has travelled the river since Kipling and Orwell did.

myanmar walking new! Myanmar’s quiet but compelling mystique will reveal itself to you during walks through lush countryside and explorations of ancient village and spectacular temples. You’ll float along the current in a well-appointed riverboat and experience this extraordinary land at a pace that reflects its gentle character.

8 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: jan, feb

8 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: Jan, feB

easygoing

easygoing

from US$7,195 (+$1,000 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

From US$6,995 (+$1,000 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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Latin America The scenery is mind-blowingly, jaw-droppingly spectacular: lush cloud forests, Andean salt pans, insanely stunning mountain vistas. There’s also the pace of life, and eclectic mash-up of traditions, native and colonial. In case that’s not enough to pique your interest, there’s this place you may have heard of that you approach through a sacred valley. It’s called Machu Picchu. We know. Some parts of the world just seem to get all the good stuff.

argentina biking Cycling past landscapes of cardon cactus, on to empanada-making and the Sunday asado; a boutique winery dinner (with spectacular views over Cafayete), Inca trails and exquisite Salta. We haven’t even mentioned the polychromatic Humahuaca Canyon or descent to Salinas Grandes and the ocean of salt flats. 6 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: mar, apr, oct, nov Moderate US$5,995 (+$800 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

PERU

BRAZIL CUSCO

SALTA

SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

TUCUMAN

ARGENTINA PATAGONIA

peru walking Walk back in time through the ruins of the Sacred Valley. Hike the cloud forests of the Inca Trail. Experience Machu Picchu after the tourists have gone. Feast on pachamanka, a delectable, herbed concoction cooked in the ground with heated rocks. Talk about a heavenly experience. 6 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: apr, may, sep, oct Moderate to challenging US$5,995 (+$1,000 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

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North America If a walk back in time is what you’re looking for, sometimes the best place to search for it is in your own backyard. Take, for instance, the fluid, graceful swings of the Masters; in the beer and pimento sandwich combo, which you can still buy for $4.50; in the roar that rises above the cathedral in the pines on the back nine. It’s all there. Now you can be, too. (And yes, bring your sticks. YOLO.)

augusta masters golf Practice with pros, golf at Cuscowilla, fly fish on Lake Oconee (renowned for bass), then grab your coveted Masters Patron Badge and pull up a chair or walk the 18 holes (a.k.a. trekking in the Himalayas). Southern charm casts a spell and dreams come true here. 3 NIGHTS | DEPARTS: apr Easygoing to Moderate FROM US$5,995 (+$955 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT)

You’ve followed the Masters religiously over the years... isn’t it time for a pilgrimage?

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G U ID E S • butt e rfi e ld & robinson

Abby

Alex

Alessio

Amanda

Chris

Alice

Dale

Agustin & Christina

Dana

Our Guides Abby Van Oers Even though Abby may have farmed cattle in Alberta and sheared sheep in New Zealand, you’ll never feel like one of the herd in her company. Agustin Calvetti A part-time anthropologist, Agustin constantly unearths great things for our travellers. Over the last few years he’s been part of an important dig in El Calafate. Alessio Frangioni is an experienced guide, veterinarian, and carpenter with a keen ability to put the intricacies of local life into context. Alex Graefe is a Berliner who loves all things Tuscan and spends his winters biking in New Zealand. Alice van der Voort embodies the real life Flying Dutch Wo-man. Having lived in Paris and California, she currently resides in a farmhouse in Bologna. Amanda Gary has returned from C.A. to B.A. where she runs her famous B&B and makes her even more famous hechoApata bags Amina Abdeljawad A Swede who speaks six languages, she can be found diving in Malawi, dancing in Andalucia or biking in Burgundy. Favourite trip: Morocco Biking. Annik Boulva After completing her masters in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Annik left her studies behind to pursue her passion for adventure. When she’s not guiding, she can be found on the slopes, in the saddle, or on the blades. Camille Riviere Lives between Paris, NYC and the vineyards of France. She has started her own wine import company, specializing in biodynamic French wines. Carlo Primiani, our Italo-French-Canadian guide par excellence is back and forth between Quebec and Puglia. Chris Goodwin When he’s not guiding or researching in places like Iceland, Chris can be found running the trails and climbing the cliffs of his beloved Table Mountain. Christina Nick This winter, our favourite naturalist is sculpting art in her studio in BC, and sculpting powder on the slopes of Whistler. Dale Sherrow Based in Copenhagen, Dale’s an unusual combination of surfer dude, MBA and cultural explorer. He can just as easily explain derivatives as Volnay Premier Cru. Dana Quinn When she’s not vacationing on a sailboat in the Caribbean, she can be found guiding trips in exotic For detailed itineraries, slideshows, guide profiles, trip suggestions, videos and more, visit us at BUTTERFIELD.COM  65


butt e rfi e ld & robinson • g u i d e s

Fanny

Eve

Erik

Dominic

Daniel

Elaine

Lewis

Giorgio

Erin

Our Guides locales in Europe and the Far East. It’s a tough life. Dane Tredway A global nomad, Dane has finally settled in London (for the time being!). When he’s not guiding (or biking or running), he makes his living as a scribe. Daniel Bower Biker, snowboarder, scuba diver, mountaineer, bungee jumper, and ultimate frisbee pro, Daniel has an insatiable thirst for adventure. Darius Arjang is teaching (and training for his next double century). Denis Luccantoni, former Olympian, is living in the French Alps where he teaches skiing. Dominic Giossan When not guiding for B&R, he spends much of his time cruising the Pacific Gulf Islands. A regular B&R polyglot, he speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. Elaine Hall is studying the piano, dancing, perfecting her Spanish and relishing memories of blue-footed boobies. Enrica Boucher A native of La Belle Province, Enrica is dancing and acting in her beloved Montreal (between trips, of course). Erik Rutherford gives new meaning to the word peripatetic. Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin. Thank god for smart phones or we’d never track him down. Erin Reed A Kiwi oozing with personality. When she’s not guiding, she’s learning another language, trail racing or working on a sustainability project. Eve MacDonald is our London-based in-house archaeologist (although she’s rarely ever in house). She takes time off from teaching to guide in Italy and the Middle East. Fanny Viret Hiker extraordinaire, she resides in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she bikes, hikes and skis all winter. Giacomo Fano A rarity as a true Venetian, Giacomo guides throughout Italy—Puglia, Tuscany, Piemonte, the Dolomites and Venice, and spends his winter in the back country of BC. Giorgio Valvasori is our speedy Cortina d’Ampezzo-born cyclist who dreams of steep hills, Tuscan vistas and rides that never end. Warning: do not challenge him to a race! Giovanni Bettio is an Italian studying oenology, hiking glaciers and skiing in the Alps. Oh, and he speaks Japanese. Jacqui Goodwin Our favourite molecular biologist bikes in South Africa, walks in Iceland and 66 For more info, talk to your Travel Professional or call a Butterfield & Robinson Travel Advisor at 1.866.902.8977


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Nancy

Jesse

Phil

Leah

Sakis

Rafa

Sarah

James

Mark

Our Guides photographs gorillas in Rwanda. James Boyd One of our go-to in-house photographers at B&R, James is studying with one of the great photographers of Spain. Hint: get on one of his trips! Jeff Condry grew up in Texas but his favourite places in the world are Nîmes and Oregon (could it be the wine?). Can build a bike in minutes. Jesse Bertke is guiding in Vietnam before spending time in Colorado—immersing herself in the art of craft beer brewing. Judit Illes Hungarian native. When she isn’t guiding she might be bike racing in South Africa. An oenophile who learned her craft in Chianti. Karen Normandy is back to her itinerant self, travelling between her homes in Denver and her beloved Loire. Leah Howe Where can Leah be found? How about NYC+Italy+Vietnam=a true nomad. Lewis Evans He says he has guided four billion trips. We say it’s closer to 100. A man whose backyard for guiding includes France, Italy and Spain. Lisa Liljeberg is designing a fabulous Italian villa. Luca Pacchioni This Italian just moved to Madrid where he’s playing the piano and working in design. Marcela Caldas studies architecture and lives between her native Bogata and Barcelona. When not guiding in France, she’s photographing in Italy.Mark Nojaim 125 trips later, Marco has a legion of B&R followers. Behind the fun exterior (okay, hilarious), lies a deep intellect. No one cares more about understanding the place and time in which he travels. Nancy Towns Fluency in Spanish, Catalan, Flamenco and local cheese makes her the perfect point person in Catalonia. Phil Haemmerle, our resident B&R photographer, how Phil guides and takes extraordinary photographs at the same time we’ll never know. See pages 38, 44 and 52. Rafa Prieto Martin No winter for Rafa. Whether in Brazil or Myanmar, this Spaniard follows the sun. Sakis Mitsoulis weaves a career as an artist with sharing the best of Croatia, Greece and Turkey with B&R travellers. Sarah Lewis Before joining B&R, Sarah had already crisscrossed the globe numerous times, lived in Italy and Paris, summered in Argentina, hiked across Europe, and taught For detailed itineraries, slideshows, guide profiles, trip suggestions, videos and more, visit us at BUTTERFIELD.COM  67


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Sebastian & Tim

Stephanie

Tim

Tyler

Tabita

Thilo

Tom

Stephen

Tibor

Our Guides in Spain. Sebastian Romero Our resident filmmaker and photographer extraordinaire. A native of Germany who has a particular affection for winter bike rides (in southern climates). Sonia Ter Hovanessian In between trips, our favourite jazz singer from the UK now calls Bologna home. Stéphane Leclerc is a French-Canadian graphic designer who found adventure from Verona to Venice this season. Stephanie Bonic A true artisan, when she’s not guiding B&R trips, she’s a cabinet maker in Toronto. Who knew? Stephanie Gulledge After returning from long stints in Costa Rica and Spain, Steph is helping manage B&R’s greatest asset: our guides. It takes a talent to spot a talent. Steven Andrews Native South African who has guided all over southern Africa. A gifted storyteller, he’s always willing to regale us with stories about the new (and old) South Africa. Tabita Miotto is a native Italian with a passion for biking, walking and Italian golf(!). Cuba and Catalonia also turn her crank—Barcelona in particular. Tatiana Brisolla taught biology in Brazil, studied yoga in India, married a Frenchman, and now lives in Switzerland. Thilo Erhardt A German in Paris who is equally at home guiding in Italy or Jordan. Tibor Barna spent this year biking through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and teaching in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as guiding in Hungary. Tim Richardson doubles as a guide in Bhutan, Nepal and his native New Zealand, and as a bike mechanic in Italy. Can cook anything on a New Zealand barbecue. Tim Schellenberger is planning an epic B&R trip in Brazil between guiding trips in Eastern Europe and Spain. Tom McCarthy splits his time between Ottawa and Geneva, guiding, teaching and finishing his thesis (in Physics, no less). Tyler Dillon Whether hiking in Peru, cycling through Myanmar, or sharing a tune in Ireland, Tyler always finds a way to give back to the communities in which he works. Yvonne Power This past season, Yvonne returned to her favourite region of Tuscany. When Yvonne isn’t guiding in Italy or her native Ireland, she can be found tango-ing her way around Argentina. 68 For more info, talk to your Travel Professional or call a Butterfield & Robinson Travel Advisor at 1.866.902.8977


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Behind the Scenes Everyone at B&R is part biker, part walker, part globetrotter, part travel advisor, part trip planner and part cultural interpreter, but they do have their areas of expertise. Here are just a few of our longstanding devotees to slowing down to see the world:

GEORGE BUTTERFIELD

CEO (Chief Executive Oenophile)

NORMAN HOWE

El Presidente

PAUL CHRISTOPHER

Master Beancounter

JENEEN SUTHERLAND

New Biz Whiz

CHRIS MARK

Dean of Trip Architecture

KRISTI ELBORNE

BFF of Travel Agents SIMON ELLIOTT

Head Travel Coach

ADRIANO BASSO

Tech Guru ROBIN WARK

Director of Scouting

TRISH KALICIAK Brad Crockett

Head Tailor

Queen of Creative

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butt e rfi e ld & robinson • act i v i t y l eve l s

How far do you want to go? Choose your activity level, modify it on trip. We’ve classified our trips according to how far you might want to go each day, and how hilly the terrain is. But Day 3 dawns and you’re ready to up the ante? We’ve got extra routes. Day 4 brings a mysterious ache that can only be assuaged by a nice, long lunch? No problem—today you cruise. Once you’re on trip, you’re in control of how much you do—the choice is always yours.

Biking

Walking

easygoing 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills— all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip. If you’re in relatively good shape, you’ll be just fine.

easygoing 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill. You don’t have to be a fitness buff, just relatively active.

moderate 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.

moderate 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints. Vigorous enough that you can dine later with a clear conscience.

challenging

challenging 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day in regularly hilly terrain. Routes follow high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.

50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.

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More ways to go! Go multi-active (if you've got the stamina), go with the kids, or go on your own. Here are three more styles à la B&R.

MULTI-ACTIVE Our multi-active trips are exactly how they sound—fast-paced trips with activities all day long to guarantee you will never be bored! We’ll make sure you don’t just see it all, but you DO it all, too. Hike, snorkel, zipline, surf, kayak… the choices are endless. We give you options, you build your adventure!

FAMILY

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Family trips have comparable activity levels to the adult trips, but with the choice to do more or less. Plus there are many options, whether whitewater rafting, snorkelling or checking out the shops in town—whatever best suits you and your gang.

SELF-GUIDED Looking for a little more intimacy? Like to be self-reliant? These trips offer all the extraordinary routes, hotels and local contacts of a B&R trip—but with the autonomy that comes with being on your own. We give you myriad options each day—the hard part is choosing.

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Put your wallet away. Flights aren’t included in the price of your trip (B&R travellers come from all over!), but once your trip starts, we pay for everything it makes sense to pay for. Great wine? Of course. Your shopping spree at Hermès? Umm, no.

Hotels Winning hotels are a hallmark of B&R. Sometimes grand, sometimes charming and intimate, always perfect for your trip. That’s the B&R style. Signature B&R Guides All services of B&R guide(s), who are adept at wearing many hats. They will do whatever it takes to make your trip hassle free, and are on call 24/7. Great Meals We include all meals when it makes sense, yet we understand that making a great dining discovery is rewarding, too. So sometimes we leave room for exploring on your own. Dietary Restrictions? B&R’s personalized service doesn’t end at the dining room door. Decades of building close relationships with our hoteliers, "restaurateurs and chefs make it easy for us to accommodate your every dietary need. Even in France. Table For Two? Each trip offers the opportunity to dine or lunch independently from the group… and we’ll happily make arrangements for you.

Fine Wine Wine (delicious and well-chosen) is included with meals. Easy Starts Our trips start where it makes the most sense: we choose convenient locations that enable a smooth transition into your trip. Transportation Included are all on-trip transfers by yacht, train, 4X4, plane, helicopter (and camels). All Baggage Handling Your baggage is transported from one hotel to the next. On signature trips this is done by local handlers so guides are devoted to you. All Tips We look after all the support along the way, including tips. We grease the wheels wherever it’s necessary—so all you have to worry about is having fun. Perfect Moments To really get to know the region, we experience it in deep and up close. That’s why every trip includes: tastings (local wines, olive oil, artisanal cheeses...); private tours of historic sites, galleries and museums with local experts; and visits with our local friends.

Everything You Need to Know Before each trip, travellers receive a link to a Trip Planner filled with local info. On the road, we provide a Travelogue with insider tips on everything from where to shop to the best places to hang out with locals. Pre-Trip Our guides complete a dry run of each trip the week before it departs. (We like to think of it as a dress rehearsal.) This way the only surprises on your trip are good ones. Nice Briefs Each morning, our guides brief you on the day’s options. We like to do this quietly, one-on-one, so you never get the feeling you’re in a meeting. There’s enough of that at the office. Amazing Routes All biking and walking outings include meticulous, easyto-follow route notes. By no means do you have to follow them, but if you do, we promise nothing short of spectacular—we like quiet county lanes, glorious vistas, and no one but us. Our guides always have additional scenic routes up their sleeves, too. Up for more of a challenge? All you have to do is ask.

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There When You Need Us Our support vehicles are present along the day’s route to distribute refreshments, carry your purchases, and offer a lift when needed.

Walking Sticks Included on all walking trips, the use of lightweight Leki telescoping walking sticks, and water bottles in padded hip or pack-strap holsters that are yours to keep after your trip.

Local Support, 24/7 To support our travellers, B&R has offices in the region or we have someone living locally so there’s immediate B&R help 24/7.

Bike Helmets Don’t bother packing your noggin protector—we provide fantastic Bell or Giro helmets.

Family Trips These trips are not simply adult trips with kids tacked on. Anything but! They are three crafted trips in one: a trip for the parents; a trip for the kids; and a trip for the family. Time together, time apart… we find the balance. And we bring along kid equipment galore. From bikes, helmets, tandems and trailers to extra guides, vans and even cribs, we’ve got you covered.

Custom Bikes B&R has a customized fleet of fully equipped Cannondale hybrids and road bikes for all our European trips. For trips running outside of Europe, we offer the very best bicycles for the region. We have men’s and women’s models in five frame sizes. For the kids, Burley tandems, trailers and youth helmets. To view photos and review full specs of our bikes and other equipment, please visit butterfield.com.

Intangible B&R Tangibles The years of exhaustive research we’ve done on the ground; the countless personal relationships we’ve cultivated with everyone from hoteliers to chefs and local experts; and the dozens of people who work hard behind the scenes.

NEW! E-Bikes Want a little boost every now and then? Need help keeping up with your wife? Our e-bikes are regular pedal bikes that provide electric assistance whenever you want it. We plug it in at night, you get extra juice when you need it.

“We love that the trip price always seems to include 12-15 of the most congenial, interesting, fun travel companions we can imagine.” —J. santogrossi, B&R Traveller

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Trip

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE (USD)

SS

january

7

Amalfi Coast Bistro Walking NEW!

M-C

$5,995

$1,300

Amalfi Coast Walking

M-C

From $7,995

$3,000

Argentina Biking

M

$5,995

$800

Augusta Masters Golf

E

$5,995

$955

Berlin to Dresden Biking

E

$5,795

$700

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

M

$5,995

$1,400

Burgundy Biking

M

From $5,495

$800

Burgundy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

Burgundy Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates)

M

$3,295**

$900

Burgundy Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

E-M

$2,995**

$900

Burgundy Walking

E-M

$5,495

$800

M

$4,995

$800

M-C

$9,995

$5,000

E

$5,795

$800

Catalonia Biking Dalmatian Coast Biking Holland Biking Iceland Family Multi-Active

E-M

Iceland Walking

M

$6,495

$2,300

Indochina Biking NEW!

E-M

$7,995

$800

Ireland Bistro Biking NEW!

M

$4,395

$300

Ireland Family Biking NEW!

M

$4,495*

$400

Italian Lakes Walking

M-C

$6,795

$1,800

Japan Biking NEW!

M-C

$9,495

$1,600

Loire Chateaux Biking

E-M

$5,795

$1,000

Loire Valley Family Biking

E-M

$5,695*

$900

Morocco Biking

E-M

$9,495

$3,900

Morocco Bistro Biking NEW!

E-M

$3,995

$700

Morocco Family Biking NEW!

E-M

$3,995*

$700

E

From $7,195

$900

Myanmar Walking NEW!

E

$6,995

$1,000

Normandy Biking

M

$5,495

$700

Normandy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$700

Normandy Family Biking

M

$5,495*

$700

M-C

$5,995

$1,000

Piemonte Biking

M

$5,495

$600

Piemonte Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

Piemonte Walking

M

$5,395

$500

E-M

$5,995

$800

Provence Biking

M

From $4,995

$1,200

Provence Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$600

Provence Walking

M

From $4,995

$1,400

Puglia Biking

E-M

From $5,295

$800

Puglia Bistro Biking

E-M

$3,995

$400

Rioja Biking

M

$5,995

$1,000

Rwanda Walking

M

$8,995

$600

Stockholm & Copenhagen Biking

E

$6,795

$1,700

The Tour Biking (dates to be announced October 2012)

C

Tuscany & Umbria Walking NEW!

M

$4,995

$700

Tuscany Biking

M

From $5,295

$1,200

M-C

From $3,995

$800

$4,395*

$700

M-C

$3,595**

$1,000

M

$2,995**

$900

Tuscany Bistro Biking Tuscany Family Biking NEW! Tuscany Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates)

M

Tuscany Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

20

march

27

5

12

19

26

Vietnam Biking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

E-M

$6,795/$2,995

$1,600/$600

Vietnam to Cambodia Family Biking

E-M

$6,995*

$1,200

Vietnam Walking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

E-M

$6,595/$2,895

$1,600/$600

Wine Grand Journey NEW!

E-M

$14,495

$1,700

Walking

Multi-Active

19-27 26-3

2-10

8-16

$500

Biking

5-12

24-29

$4,495*

ACTIVITY LEVELS: Easygoing/Moderate/Challenging *Please call for kids pricing. **Price based on 4 travellers.

14-21

5-13

E-M

13

17-22

Vienna to Prague Family Biking NEW!

SS: SINGLE SUPPLEMENT guarantees travellers their own room LEGEND:

6

$900

From $7,695

Prague to Vienna Biking

28

$5,995*

E-M

Peru Walking

february

21

17-23

India Biking

Myanmar Biking

14

Post-Trip

16-24

7-15 15-18

16-24 24-27

14-22 22-25 27-7

6-14

14-17

Family

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Trip

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Amalfi Coast Bistro Walking NEW!

M-C

Amalfi Coast Walking

M-C

Argentina Biking

M

PRICE (USD)

SS

$5,995

$1,300

From $7,995

$3,000

$5,995

$800

Augusta Masters Golf

E

$5,995

$955

Berlin to Dresden Biking

E

$5,795

$700

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

M

$5,995

$1,400

Burgundy Biking

M

From $5,495

$800

Burgundy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

M

$3,295**

$900

Burgundy Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

Burgundy Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates)

E-M

$2,995**

$900

Burgundy Walking

E-M

$5,495

$800

M

$4,995

$800

M-C

$9,995

$5,000

$5,795

$800

Catalonia Biking Dalmatian Coast Biking Holland Biking

E

Iceland Family Multi-Active

E-M

Iceland Walking

M

$6,495

$900

From $7,695

$2,300

E-M

Indochina Biking NEW!

E-M

$7,995

$800

M

$4,395

$300

Ireland Family Biking NEW!

$4,495*

$400

Italian Lakes Walking

M-C

M

$6,795

$1,800

Japan Biking NEW!

M-C

$9,495

$1,600

Loire Chateaux Biking

E-M

$5,795

$1,000

Loire Valley Family Biking

E-M

$5,695*

$900

Morocco Biking

E-M

$9,495

$3,900

Morocco Bistro Biking NEW!

E-M

$3,995

$700

Morocco Family Biking NEW!

E-M

$3,995*

$700

Myanmar Biking

E

From $7,195

$900

Myanmar Walking NEW!

E

$6,995

$1,000

Normandy Biking

M

$5,495

$700

Normandy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$700

Normandy Family Biking

$5,495*

$700

M-C

M

$5,995

$1,000

Piemonte Biking

M

$5,495

$600

Piemonte Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

Peru Walking

Piemonte Walking Prague to Vienna Biking

M

$5,395

$500

E-M

$5,995

$800

Provence Biking

M

From $4,995

$1,200

Provence Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$600

Provence Walking Puglia Biking Puglia Bistro Biking

M

From $4,995

$1,400

E-M

From $5,295

$800

E-M

$3,995

$400

Rioja Biking

M

$5,995

$1,000

Rwanda Walking

M

$8,995

$600

Stockholm & Copenhagen Biking

E

$6,795

$1,700

The Tour Biking (dates to be announced October 2012)

C

Tuscany & Umbria Walking NEW!

M

$4,995

$700

Tuscany Biking

M

From $5,295

$1,200

Tuscany Bistro Biking

M-C

Tuscany Family Biking NEW!

M

Tuscany Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates) Tuscany Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

1

From $3,995

$800

$4,395*

$700

M-C

$3,595**

$1,000

M

$2,995**

$900

15

22

29

6

june

13

20

27

3

10

17

24

12-17 2-7 7-13

14-20 13-16 24-29 12-17

26-31

9-14

26-31 19-24

9-14 2-7

22-27 28-3

23-28 16-21

26-31

16-21

4-9

18-23

11-18

2-7

23-28

7-12

28-4

16-21

2-7 26-31 20-25

2-7

27-1 5-10

17-22

26-31 20-25

16-21 3-8

24-29

23-28

Vietnam to Cambodia Family Biking

E-M

$6,995*

$1,200

E-M

$6,595/$2,895

$1,600/$600

Wine Grand Journey NEW!

E-M

ACTIVITY LEVELS: Easygoing/Moderate/Challenging *Please call for kids pricing. **Price based on 4 travellers.

16-21

23-28

Vietnam Walking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

$1,700

12-18

24-31

$500

Multi-Active

15-21 22-28 26-31

$1,600/$600

23-28 17-22

12-17 28-4

$4,495*

Walking

9-14 2-7

27-1

$6,795/$2,995

12-18

9-14

E-M

$14,495

16-21

17-24

E-M

Biking

10-15

22-29

Vienna to Prague Family Biking NEW!

27-4

20-25

Vietnam Biking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

SS: SINGLE SUPPLEMENT guarantees travellers their own room LEGEND:

may

8

$5,995*

India Biking

Ireland Bistro Biking NEW!

april

Post-Trip

2-10 Family

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Trip

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE (USD)

SS

july

1

Amalfi Coast Bistro Walking NEW!

M-C

$5,995

$1,300

Amalfi Coast Walking

M-C

From $7,995

$3,000

M

$5,995

$800

Augusta Masters Golf

E

$5,995

$955

Berlin to Dresden Biking

E

$5,795

$700

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

M

$5,995

$1,400

Burgundy Biking

M

From $5,495

$800

Burgundy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

$3,295**

$900 $900

Burgundy Walking

E-M

$5,495

$800

M

$4,995

$800

M-C

$9,995

$5,000

E

$5,795

$800

Iceland Walking

E-M M

From $7,695

$2,300

Indochina Biking NEW!

E-M

$7,995

$800

M

$4,395

$300

Ireland Family Biking NEW!

M

$4,495*

$400

30-5 1-6

M-C

$6,795

$1,800

M-C

$9,495

$1,600

Loire Chateaux Biking

E-M

$5,795

$1,000

Loire Valley Family Biking

E-M

$5,695*

$900

$9,495

$3,900

$3,995

$700

Morocco Family Biking NEW!

E-M

$700

From $7,195

$900

Myanmar Walking NEW!

E

$6,995

$1,000

Normandy Biking

M

$5,495

$700

Normandy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$700

Normandy Family Biking

M

$5,495*

$700

M-C

$5,995

$1,000

Piemonte Biking

M

$5,495

$600

Piemonte Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

Piemonte Walking

M

$5,395

$500

E-M

$5,995

$800

Provence Biking

M

From $4,995

$1,200

Provence Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$600

Provence Walking

M

From $4,995

$1,400

Puglia Biking

E-M

From $5,295

$800

Puglia Bistro Biking

E-M

$3,995

$400

Rioja Biking

M

$5,995

$1,000

Rwanda Walking

M

$8,995

$600

Stockholm & Copenhagen Biking

E

$6,795

$1,700

The Tour Biking (dates to be announced October 2012)

C

Tuscany & Umbria Walking NEW!

M

$4,995

$700

Tuscany Biking

M

From $5,295

$1,200

M-C

From $3,995

$800

$4,395*

$700

M-C

$3,595**

$1,000

M

$2,995**

$900

Tuscany Bistro Biking Tuscany Family Biking NEW! Tuscany Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates) Tuscany Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

M

29-4 23-28

22-27 20-25 21-28

28-5

11-16 28-2 2-7

16-21

30-5 29-6

15-20 22-27

29-4

11-16

21-26 4-9 28-2 22-28 8-13

30-5

29-4 15-20

30-5

28-2

18-23

1-6

15-20 8-13

1-6

12-17

22-27 16-21

30-5 22-27

11-17 18-24 22-28 15-20 8-13

14-19

25-30

$1,600/$600

Vietnam to Cambodia Family Biking

E-M

$6,995*

$1,200

Vietnam Walking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

E-M

$6,595/$2,895

$1,600/$600

Wine Grand Journey NEW!

E-M

$14,495

$1,700

Multi-Active

ACTIVITY LEVELS: Easygoing/Moderate/Challenging *Please call for kids pricing. **Price based on 4 travellers.

Post-Trip

15-20 12-17

21-26

21-26

$6,795/$2,995

29-4

16-21 4-9 29-3

7-12

11-16

Family

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29-4

15-20

22-27 14-19

E-M

15-20 1-6

7-12

Vietnam Biking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

Walking

18-23

20-25

14-19

$500

15-20 22-27

3-10

21-26

7-12

$4,495*

Biking

8-13

25-30

6-11

30-5

E-M

29

22-22

Vienna to Prague Family Biking NEW!

SS: SINGLE SUPPLEMENT guarantees travellers their own room LEGEND:

22-27

8-13

14-19

E-M

$3,995*

22

8-13

30-5

E-M

E

15

11-18

Morocco Bistro Biking NEW!

Myanmar Biking

8

8-13

7-12

Morocco Biking

Prague to Vienna Biking

4-9

27-3

Ireland Bistro Biking NEW!

Japan Biking NEW!

1

2-7

11-16

16-21

E-M

Italian Lakes Walking

26

14-19

India Biking

Peru Walking

21-26

2-7 $900

september

19

30-5

$5,995* $6,495

12

12-17

28-2 7-12

$2,995**

Iceland Family Multi-Active

5

30-5

30-5

M

Holland Biking

29

25-30

E-M

Dalmatian Coast Biking

22

22-27

Burgundy Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

Catalonia Biking

15

29-4

Argentina Biking

Burgundy Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates)

august

8

9-14

30-5 29-4


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Trip

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Amalfi Coast Bistro Walking NEW!

M-C

Amalfi Coast Walking

M-C

PRICE (USD)

SS

$5,995

$1,300

From $7,995

$3,000

Argentina Biking

M

$5,995

$800

Augusta Masters Golf

E

$5,995

$955

Berlin to Dresden Biking

E

$5,795

$700

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

M

$5,995

$1,400

Burgundy Biking

M

From $5,495

$800

Burgundy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

M

$3,295**

$900

Burgundy Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

Burgundy Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates)

E-M

$2,995**

$900

Burgundy Walking

E-M

$5,495

$800

M

$4,995

$800

M-C

$9,995

$5,000

$5,795

$800

Catalonia Biking Dalmatian Coast Biking Holland Biking

E

Iceland Family Multi-Active

E-M

Iceland Walking

$6,495

$900

E-M

M

From $7,695

$2,300

Indochina Biking NEW!

E-M

$7,995

$800

Ireland Bistro Biking NEW!

M

$4,395

$300

Ireland Family Biking NEW!

M

$4,495*

$400

Italian Lakes Walking

M-C

$6,795

$1,800

Japan Biking NEW!

M-C

$9,495

$1,600

Loire Chateaux Biking

E-M

$5,795

$1,000

Loire Valley Family Biking

E-M

$5,695*

$900

Morocco Biking

E-M

$9,495

$3,900

Morocco Bistro Biking NEW!

E-M

$3,995

$700

Morocco Family Biking NEW!

E-M E

$3,995*

$700

From $7,195

$900

Myanmar Walking NEW!

E

$6,995

$1,000

Normandy Biking

M

$5,495

$700

Normandy Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$700

Normandy Family Biking

M

$5,495*

$700

Peru Walking Piemonte Biking

M-C

$5,995

$1,000

M

$5,495

$600

Piemonte Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$500

Piemonte Walking

M

$5,395

$500

Prague to Vienna Biking

$5,995

$800

Provence Biking

E-M M

From $4,995

$1,200

Provence Bistro Biking

M

$3,995

$600

Provence Walking

M

From $4,995

$1,400

Puglia Biking

E-M

From $5,295

$800

Puglia Bistro Biking

E-M

$3,995

$400

Rioja Biking

M

$5,995

$1,000

Rwanda Walking

M

$8,995

$600

Stockholm & Copenhagen Biking

E

$6,795

$1,700

The Tour Biking (dates to be announced October 2012)

C

Tuscany & Umbria Walking NEW!

M

$4,995

$700

Tuscany Biking

M

From $5,295

$1,200

Tuscany Bistro Biking

M-C

Tuscany Family Biking NEW!

M

Tuscany Self-Guided Biking (choose your own dates) Tuscany Self-Guided Walking (choose your own dates)

7

From $3,995

$800

$4,395*

$700

M-C

$3,595**

$1,000

M

$2,995**

$900

november

21

28

4

11

18

december

25

2

9

16

23

29

13-18 6-11 20-26

3-9

6-11

4-9

25-1 19-26

16-23 6-11

14-19

9-15

7-12

$4,495*

$500 $1,600/$600

Vietnam to Cambodia Family Biking

E-M

$6,995*

$1,200

Vietnam Walking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

E-M

$6,595/$2,895

$1,600/$600

E-M

$14,495

$1,700

Multi-Active

21-29 29-1 19-27

Wine Grand Journey NEW!

Walking

16-22

28-4

$6,795/$2,995

6-13 27-1

6-11

E-M

Biking

31-7

6-11

E-M

20-27

6-12

Vienna to Prague Family Biking NEW!

ACTIVITY LEVELS: Easygoing/Moderate/Challenging *Please call for kids pricing. **Price based on 4 travellers.

15-22 2-9

20-27

Vietnam Biking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

SS: SINGLE SUPPLEMENT guarantees travellers their own room LEGEND:

14

$5,995*

India Biking

Myanmar Biking

october

24-1

Post-Trip

Family

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Principal photography: Phil Haemmerle, Warren Zelman. Additional photography: Alex Graefe, Alice van der Voort, Anthony Weersing, Barb Kroll, Chateau de Marcay, Chris de Koos, Chris   Goodwin, Christopher Michel, Christopher Wahl, David McDougall, Ellen Barone, Hotel Marques de Riscal, iStockphoto, James Boyd, Jean   Louis Doss, Jesse Bertke, Kasbah Tamadot, Kathy Robitaille, Ken Kochey, Mandarin Oriental, Marya Dumont, Miki Duisterhof, Nancy Towns, Nathan Lane, Norman Howe, Olivier Maillard, Orto degli Angeli, Paolo Mularoni, Paul Marvin, Sebastian Romero, Stephanie Hill, Suzy   Armanini, Thilo Erhardt, Tom Abraham, Tom Hicken, Tom McCarthy, Tyler Dillon, Vicki Moraes. Being a Canadian company based in Toronto, we reserve the right to spell traveller with two ls, colour and neighbour with a u, and manoeuvre with an o. (We still have a few ticks left over from our colonial past.) That said, we promise never to use the word “eh.” DESIGN & COPYWRITING: Key Gordon Communications Inc.   PRINTING: Andora Graphics Inc. forest stewardship council: Why not encourage your company to print on Forest Stewardship Council   certified paper? Go to FSC.org. Someday soon, maybe we’ll all be breathing a little easier.


STOCKHOLM & COPENHAGEN Biking

HOLLAND Biking

ICELAND

IRELAND

Family Multi-Active Walking

BRITISH COLUMBIA

QUEBEC

Private

BERLIN TO DRESDEN

Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Biking

PRAGUE TO VIENNA

Private

Biking

DALMATIAN COAST

VIENNA TO PRAGUE Family Biking

CROATIA Private

Biking

RIOJA Biking

AMERICAN WEST COAST Private

AUGUSTA MASTERS GOLF

Private

INDIA

VIETNAM

COSTA RICA Family Private

INDOCHINA

COLUMBIA RWANDA

Biking Walking

BURGUNDY NORMANDY

PERU

Walking Private

Biking Bistro Biking Walking Self-Guided Private

Biking Bistro Biking Walking

Biking

LY ITA

ITALIAN LAKES

ARGENTINA

Private &

Family Private

THAILAND

FR A

PIEMONTE

CE N

Biking Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Walking

TUSCANY

LOIRE VALLEY

URUGUAY Private

Biking Bistro Biking TUSCANY Walking & UMBRIA Self-Guided Family Biking Walking Private

Biking Family Biking

THE TOUR Biking

BORDEAUX TO DORDOGNE Biking

PUGLIA

Biking Bistro Biking Private

WINE GRAND JOURNEY PROVENCE Biking Biking Bistro Biking Walking

CINQUE TERRE, FLORENCE & ROME Private

Biking

MYANMAR

Walking

SOUTH AFRICA Private

CHINA Private

Biking

Private

ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

BHUTAN

Private

Biking Bistro Biking Family Biking Private

Private

Private

MIDDLE EAST

MOROCCO

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

NICARAGUA

Biking

Private

Biking

Multi-Active

JAPAN

GREECE

CATALONIA

Biking Walking Family Biking

LIfe is way too short to rush.

AMALFI COAST

Walking Bistro Walking

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Butterfield & Robinson 2013 Trip Collection | Slow Down to See the World  

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