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Dates & Prices 2014 for detailed trip itineraries, slideshows, videos and more, visit us online at butterfield.com

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It doesn’t matter which B&R trip you choose. They all go to the same destination: the peak of happiness.


We’ve wandered from the sun-soaked hilltops of Andalucia to the holiest mountain of Bhutan. And our search has paid off. new gems for 2014:

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Alsace & Champagne Biking

andalucia biking

Atlantic France Biking

chile biking

corsica walking

gulf islands private

Morocco Walking

Myanmar family multi-active

napa & sonoma private

peru active private

South Africa family Private

Verona to Venice Bistro Biking

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dates & PRICES 2014 If you don’t see your dream trip in the following pages, see Bespoke (p. 18) or consult your therapist.


france

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Alsace & Champagne Biking

Dreamy for the soul and palate. Take in the stars (both Michelin and the more ethereal kind), sleep above Anselme Selosse’s own Champagne cellar, and drift through villages and vineyards like a lovesick paramour. 5 Nights • May 25-30; Jun 22-27; Jul 6-11; Sep 14-19; Sep 28-Oct 3 • From US$5,995

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking We begin in Bordeaux, where the biking is flat and the wine is anything but. Then delve deep into the medieval charm and green splendour of the Dordogne Valley, home to fine foie gras and mysterious prehistoric traces. 5 Nights • May 11-16; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jun 29-Jul 4; Aug 31-Sep 5; Sep 7-12; Sep 14-19; Sep 19-23; Sep 23-28 • From US$5,695

Burgundy Bistro Biking Pinot in the north, Chardonnay in the south, and superb riding in between. Pedal the red wine route through the spectacular Côte de Nuits. Meet you at the bistro! 5 Nights • May 25-30; Jun 8-13; Jul 6-11; Jul 13-18; Aug 3-8; Oct 5-10 • From US$3,995

Burgundy SelfGuided Biking You set your own course. We handle the rest. Ride famed Côte d’Or, head for the Hautes-Côtes and Ouche Valley. Want company? Meet our friends in Beaune and dine at Abbaye de La Bussière! 5 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$3,295

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Burgundy Biking Welcome to endorphin country: bike the HautesCôtes and the Ouche Valley, sip legendary vintages and explore the unhurrled pleasures of historic Beaune, our second home. 5 Nights • May 18-23; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jun 29-July 4; July 27-Aug 1; Aug 17-22; Sep 7-12; Sep 14-19; Sep 16-21; Sep 21-26; Sep 28-Oct 3 • From US$5,495

Burgundy SelfGuided Walking You go where the spirit moves you. We handle the rest. Start with a stroll through the Côte de Nuits vineyards. Finish with a visit to hilltop Châteauneuf. Between, tread the ancient cobblestones of Beaune. 5 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$2,995

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Atlantic France Biking

Gillardeau oysters. Seascapes. Sailing. Who said cyclists have to be landlocked? These petites islands will put the breeze back in your hair. (So will the windswept ride to your candlelit dinner in a private medieval castle.)

Loire Chateaux Biking

Loire Valley Family Biking

Live like royalty, if only for a week. Castles, country roads, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc and a trio of palatial châteaux and manor houses. Dine with a Michelin chef in his home. Ride it off the next day.

You hang out in a place known for centuries as the playground of royalty and indulge your passion for regal landscapes. Your kids canoe, carouse and engage in swordplay. Perfect for the young (and the youngat-heart).

5 Nights • May 18-23; Jun 15-20; Jun 29-Jul 4; Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26 • From US$5,795

5 Nights • May 25-30; Jun 15-20; Jun 22-27; Jun 29-July 4; July 20-25; Sep 7-12: Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26; Sep 28-Oct 3 • From US$5,695

Normandy Biking

Normandy Bistro Biking

History is inescapable here. Pedal past the Channel coast’s lush fields, white beaches and thatched cottages and you’ll sense its pages turning. The locals feel a powerful connection to the land and sea. You’ll feel it too. 5 Nights • Jun 22-27; Jul 13-18; Aug 10-15 • From US$5,295

Normandy Family Biking

5 Nights • Jul 6-11; Jul 27-Aug 1; Aug 10-15 • From US$5,695 • Call for kids pricing

The years 1066 and 1944: there’s landmark history here. But don’t forget nine centuries of cultural refinement. Invasion is definitely required. (Slightly pared down from our marquee trip; just as fabulous.) 5 Nights • Jul 6-11; Jul 20-25 • From US$4,195

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corsica walking

Bring history alive for your kids in the place where the Vikings and Allied Forces landed. While the kids ride horses and chariot-sail, you’ll sip Calvados in a 16thC castle. Together, you’ll tour the American cemetery.

With her white cliffs, green maquis and brilliant blue coast, this is the island to be helplessly marooned on. Take in moss-covered forests, a bronze-age castle and farmfresh meals. Just play nicely with the tortoises.

5 Nights • Jul 7-12; Jul 21-26; Aug 11-16 • From US$4,395 • Call for kids pricing

5 Nights • Jun 1-6; Jun 22-27; Sep 14-19; Sep 28-Oct 3 • From US$5,995

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Provence Biking Cycle a hidden corner of Provence. Delight in everything from Michelin stars to an unforgettable stay in a 17thC convent-cumluxury hotel. Bike lavender landscapes past gnarled olive trees and majestic cypresses. 5 Nights • May 18-23; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jun 29-July 4; Sep 7-12; Sep 21-26; Oct 5-10 • From US$4,995

Provence Bistro Biking

Provence SELFGUIDED BIKING

For those who prefer fewer bells and whistles, the perfect Bistro trip: Explore the Alpilles, pedal the moonscapes of Les Baux and the Luberon, ancient hill towns and the St-Rémy market. In a word? Resplendent.

We set the stage, you decide the plot. Choose a glass of Gauby’s Muntada in the ochre-red village of Roussillon, a bike ride up the “bald beast of Provence”, a Van Gogh walking tour, or just drift lazily in the pool. No judgment.

5 Nights • Call for details • From US$3,995

5 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$3,495

Provence Walking Life moves in slow-mo here, so it’s the perfect place to savour the moment. Luckily, they’re all sublime: stroll the vineyard paths, walk sweet trails from Gordes to Lacoste, and sample local wines in their natural habitat. 5 Nights • May 11-16; Sep 1419; Oct 5-10 • From US$4,995

italy Amalfi Coast Bistro Walking Stroll coastal, mountainside and woodland paths. Explore the sun-kissed towns of Capri, Amalfi and Positano. See the coast as it was meant to be seen—from the water. 5 Nights • May 4-9; May 1823; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 12-17 • From US$5,995

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Amalfi Coast Walking

Italian Lakes Walking

It’s not called The Path of the Gods for nothing; hiking above Positano, you’ll be speechless. Hungry? Salvatore brings lunch from the village... by horse. Cruise from Capri. Revel in Ravello. This place is so ravishing, your heart will stand still.

The Old World set loved spending “a week at the lake”. We do, too, just minus the cravat. Incredible walks— linked by private boats and a cog railway—through verdant hills to charming Lugano, Stresa and chic Bellagio.

5 Nights • May 25-30; Jun 8-13; Sep 7-12; Sep 21-26; Oct 5-10 • From US$7,995

5 Nights • May 19-24; Jun 9-14; Jun 30-Jul 5; Sep 8-13; Sep 22-27; Oct 6-11 • From US$6,495

Piemonte Biking In the home of Slow Food, an epicurean swoon may overtake you during pasta class with a young master, while picnicking in the vineyards with incredible cheeses and cugnà, or while dining at a Michelin-starred inn in the Monferrato hills. 5 Nights • May 25-30; Jun 9-14; Jul 6-11; Sep 7-12; Sep 28-Oct 3 • From US$5,295

Piemonte Walking Revel in Italy’s sublime pleasures, but without the crowds. Piemonte is a foodie Shangri-La. Hike between vineyard castles with the Alps on the horizon, hunt for truffles and savour divine Barolo over lunch. S-l-o-w-l-y, of course. 5 Nights • Jun 15-20; Sep 2126 • From US$5,295

Tuscany & Umbria Walking We’ve taken Tuscany and paired it with its oh-socharming neighbour. Stay in majestic Spoleto, in the heart of Umbrian wine country, visit Assisi’s famous basilica and stroll picture-perfect Cortona. 5 Nights • May 26-31; Jun 16-21; Jul 7-12; Sep 15-20; Sep 29-Oct 4 • From US$4,795

Tuscany Biking The views! The olive groves! The hilltop towns! An overthe-top experience. Pedal sublime rolling hills past walled villages, delve into Siena’s rich culture and wash it all down with a super Super Tuscan. 5 Nights • May 4-9; May 2530; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jul 13-18; Aug 3-8; Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 5-10 • From US$5,295

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Tuscany Bistro Biking

Tuscany Family Biking

If you like trattorias, you’ll like this recipe: Start in Chianti (like the wine), finish in the Chiana (like the beef) and add Pienza’s pici (like the pasta). Garnish with an evening in Siena.

Spark your kids’ adrenaline in our kind of theme park. Bike the famed Crete Senesi, stay at hotels that LOVE children, take part in pizza-making workshops, witness medieval flag throwers and sample Chianti (sorry, big kids only).

5 Nights • May 19-24; Jun 9-14; Jun 30-Jul 5; July 28Aug 2; Aug 11-16; Sep 8-13; Oct 6-11 • From US$3,995

5 Nights • Jun 22-27; Jul 20-25; Aug 3-8 • From US$4,495 • Call for kids pricing

Tuscany Self-Guided Biking A self-guided trip, with B&R’s famous planning and inside access. Pedal the stunning hills south of Siena and vineyard-covered Chianti, stopping to meet our many fun-loving Tuscan friends along the way. 5 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$3,495

Tuscany Self-Guided Walking Want to take the reins yourself? Spend the morning doing an extra trail loop. Stop for take-out pizza or a gourmet lunch. Visit the Etruscan museum (or meander the boutiques of Cortona, or sample vino nobile…) or spend the afternoon sitting in the piazza. Your choice. Always. 5 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$2,995

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Verona to Venice bistro biking

Yes, the pasta is heavenly. But you’ll need some restraint to ride through Ferrara and Mantova, meet Fabio Lamborghini, and glide in gondolas to your private Venetian hosts. (Then go ahead and have more pasta.) 5 Nights • May 11-16; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Sep 7-12; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 5-10 • From US$4,495

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Puglia Biking Picture an exquisite corner of Italy with sun-soaked villages, olive groves, stone trulli and soul-stirring coastline. Now picture nobody but you in the picture! 6 Nights • Apr 30-May 6; May 7-13; May 14-20; Jun 4-10; Jun 11-17; Sep 7-13; Sep 10-16; Sep 17-23; Sep 24-30; Sep 28-Oct 4; Oct 8-14; Oct 15-21 • From US$5,295

Puglia Bistro Biking Let sun-soaked villages and endless miles of soul-stirring biking wash over you. Visit UNESCO-protected trulli, explore Renaissance Lecce, drink prosecco in a famed cathedral’s shadow. 5 Nights • Jun 15-20; Sep 1419; Oct 12-17 • From US$3,995

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andalucia biking

This swath of Spain has a startling Arabic streak. Ride through the beautiful Abdalajis valley by day, sip honey-coloured xeres by night. If we can drag you back inside, your legendary hilltop estate awaits. 5 Nights • Apr 13-18; May 4-9; Jun 8-13; Sep 14-19; Sep 28Oct 3; Oct 12-17 • From US$5,695

The warmth of the Med in a region we adore. Cycle rolling volcanic hills dwarfed by the Pyrénées, explore villages character-stamped by the ages and cruise the azure waters of the Costa Brava. Sweet. Dreams. 5 Nights • May 11-16; May 25-30; Jun 22-27; Sep 7-12; Sep 21-26; Oct 5-10 • From US$5,295

Rioja Biking Wines have always been the big draw, but Rioja’s becoming a hub of artistic and culinary creativity, too— and don’t forget about the gravity-defying architecture! This trip is about wine and design, divinely defined. 5 Nights • May 18-23; Jun 1-6; Sep 14-19; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 5-10• From US$5,995

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europe Ireland Bistro Biking Heartstoppingly beautiful cycling across verdant, windswept terrain. An oysterand-wine picnic. A rollicking pub dinner. On this trip, you’ll get an embracing Irish welcome wherever you go. 5 Nights • Jun 29-July 4; July 20-25; Aug 17-22 • From US$4,495

Ireland Family Biking Jaw-dropping coastal rides, sheep herding, 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. Smiling eyes everywhere. 5 Nights • Jun 24-29; Jul 27Aug 1 • From US$4,495 • Call for kids pricing

Holland Biking Pedal the North Sea coast that inspired the Dutch Masters and traverse farm roads where windmills spin into view. The elegance of The Hague and Holland’s grandest hotel. Wonderfully flat biking, dunes, polders— and tulips, of course—and Michelin dining, too. 5 Nights • Apr 21-26; Apr 28-May 3; May 4-9 • From US$5,795

Dalmatian Coast Biking

Berlin to Dresden Biking

Prague to Vienna Biking

Here, the road less travelled means rolling island roads and barely explored inlets. With our private gulet as base camp, we stroll ancient towns and cycle some of earth’s most spectacular coastal roads. Solitude. Talk about luxury.

The ultimate luxury: urban sophistication and pastoral beauty. Toss in riveting history along the way. From the teeming-with-culturecities of Berlin, Potsdam and Dresden to the craggy cliffs of the Swiss Saxony woods and the leafy tranquility of the Spreewald.

Cycle from Prague’s bohemian chic to Vienna’s stately elegance. Add delightful vineyard cycling, towering castles, Old World hospitality and hilltop monasteries (one is our hotel). Top it off with dinner at the legendary Landhaus Bacher.

7 Nights • Jul 26-Aug 2; Aug 2-9; Sep 20-27; Sep 27-Oct 4 • From US$9,995

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5 Nights • Jun 9-14; Jul 7-12; Aug 11-16; Aug 25-30; Sep 8-13 • From US$5,795

5 Nights • May 25-30; Jun 8-13; Jun 29-Jul 4; Jul 20-25; Aug 3-8; Aug 17-22; Sep 7-12; Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26 • From US$5,995

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Vienna to Prague Family Biking

wine grand journey (GERMANY/FRANCE)

Bike along the Danube. Cruise the castled countryside of Bohemia. Enjoy Czech hospitality, goulash, Pilsner and the fairytale red-roofed town of ˇ eský Krumlov. For the kids, C all that (minus the Pilsner), plus rafting and falconry.

Le Tour for wine lovers, but in France and Germany. Two nights in the Mosel River Valley, three in Alsace (home of Riesling), three in Champagne, Michelin dining, twin bubbly capitals Epernay and Reims, marvelous vineyard biking, and exclusive everything.

5 Nights • Jul 13-18; Aug 10-15 • From US$4,495 • Call for kids pricing

8 Nights • Jun 1-9 • From US$14,495

Iceland Family Multi-Active Climb aboard our magical mystery tour for kid-friendly adventures across Iceland’s magnificent terrain. Hike lava fields, ride horses and go caving, whitewater rafting and glacier trekking. Thoroughly entrancing. 5 Nights • Jul 10-15; Aug 8-13 • Call for details

Iceland Walking This is take-your-breath-away country: soaring mountains, bubbling geysers, lunar lava fields and towering waterfalls. Hike craters, explore rugged coastline and ascend glaciers. And the locals? Anything but icy. 5 Nights • Jun 26-Jul 1; Jul 1722; Aug 16-21 • Call for details

africa Morocco Biking Bike and camel-ride from bustling souks to Berber villages and crumbling Kasbahs. Lose yourself in the Saharan dunes, experience the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains and the riotous intensity of Marrakech. 7 Nights • Mar 26-Apr 2; Apr 23-30; Oct 8-15; Oct 29Nov 5 • From US$8,795

Morocco Bistro Biking An exotic destination beautifully suited to our penchant for pedaling. We hit all our marks: exotic Marrakech, Berber villages, fabulous food, a Kasbah hotel, the High Atlas Mountains and Essaouira on the blue Atlantic. 5 Nights • Apr 6-11; Oct 6-11; Oct 19-24; Nov 9-14 • From US$4,495

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Morocco Family Biking In this sublimely exotic country, we’ve compiled Morocco’s Greatest Hits for you and the kids: magical Marrakech, Berber villages, spectacular oases, camel rides, surfing, amazing food, the mountains and pristinely beautiful Essaouira. 5 Nights • Mar 23-28; Apr 1318 • From US$4,495 • Call for kids pricing

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South Africa Active Private

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Morocco Walking

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The heart of Morocco is off the beaten path. Luckily, our compass has always been a little strange. Stay at a private riad, break bread with the locals, and drink port from atop sunset-washed 16thC ramparts. 6 Nights • Mar 30-Apr 5; Oct 12-18; Nov 2-8 • From US$6,995

South Africa family Private

Bring your closest maats to mingle with baboons, zebras, and the oversized cats that eat them. Then celebrate your enviable slot in the food chain with organic wine tastings and a traditional braai (barbeque).

The kids won’t remember to squabble when they’re atop Table Mountain, face-toface with a (tame) cheetah, kayaking in the sea or playing spot-the-whale. Just stick to your guns: absolutely no African penguins as pets.

9 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$10,795

7 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$3,995

asia-pacific Bhutan Private Quiet, hidden temples. Tea amongst the clouds. Magnificent monasteries and a snow-capped holy mountain. With your group of friends and Bhutan’s beautiful backdrop, prepare to lose. Your. Breath. Slowly. 9 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$9,495

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japan Biking

India Biking

Who needs modern Japan’s neon hurly-burly when you can meander the coastline of old Japan, visiting kimono makers, bonsai tenders and ryokan guest houses? Rice paddies, Buddhist shrines and onsen baths are more our speed. Bye-bye stress.

With its diverse landscapes, exotic animals and vivid, omnipresent colours, India is a sensual feast. Cycle rural Rajasthan, visit Hindu and Jain temples, mingle with the locals, traverse ancient alleyways and stay in opulent palaces.

7 Nights • May 6-13; May 20-27 (Fall dates to come) • From US$8,995

7 Nights • Jan 13-20; Oct 2027; Nov 10-17; Dec 22-29; Dec 31-Jan 7 • From US$7,995

Indochina Biking

Myanmar Biking

Cambodia. Laos. Vietnam. Three wildly different destinations in one unforgettable trip. Discover Angkor temples, heritage architecture, miles of Mekong-side riding, famed limestone islands and floating villages.

One of the last untouched places in Southeast Asia! Ancient cities, gentle locals, lush countryside, golden pagodas, cycle-mad Mandalay. We cruise the Ayeyarwady in a private vessel, the same journey Kipling and Orwell took so many years ago.

7 Nights • April 15-22; May 1-8; Oct 19-26; Nov 2-9 • From US$7,995

Myanmar Walking Myanmar’s quiet but compelling mystique will reveal itself to you during walks through lush countryside and explorations of ancient villages and golden temples. Experience this extraordinary land at a pace that reflects its gentle character. 8 Nights • Jan 15-23; Jan 29Feb 6 (Fall dates to come) • From US$7,395

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Myanmar family multi-active

8 Nights • Jan 4-12; Jan 18-26; Feb 8-16 (Fall dates to come) • From US$7,695

Thailand Private

How to get unparalleled family portraits for your mantle: 1. Go on a lively scavenger hunt through Yangon city. 2. Create your own kites and puppet shows. 3. When all else fails, enter a whirlwind boat race on Inle Lake.

To get knee-deep in Thailand’s jewel-toned beauty, hiking isn’t quite enough. Your crew will snorkel, fish, climb, meditate and dine. And shed that tourist label: our local friends will send you straight to their secret spots.

8 Nights • Call for details • Call for details

7 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$9,995

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Vietnam Biking Roll past friendly villagers and laughing schoolchildren. Feel the rush of the brightly lit Hoi An market. Dine privately with royal descendants. And then catnap under a canopy at Six Senses Hideaway. Perfection. 8 Nights • Jan 8-16; Feb 5-13; Feb 28-Mar 8; Mar 12-20; Dec24-Jan 1 • From US$6,995 Cambodia Post-Trip details online

Vietnam Walking Dream-like senses: a sunrise amble through Hoi An, a twilight stroll through the Forbidden City, a boat trip up the Perfume River. Is it the tranquil countryside or the rich culture that we love most? Tough choice. 8 Nights • Jan 18-26; Feb 17-25; Dec 27-Jan 4 • From US$6,795 Cambodia Post-Trip details online

Vietnam to Cambodia Family Biking Grin and wave back at hundreds of smiling children on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Glide past rice paddies, ancient tombs and monuments. Explore deeper, or return for soothing massages and carefree playtime. 8 Nights • Dec 22-Dec 30 • From US$6,995 • Call for kids pricing

americas NEW! Argentina Biking

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chile biking

Discover the great northwest. Startlingly beautiful canyons, jaw-dropping vistas, lush cloud forests and the Andean salt pans. And the wine? As good to luxuriate in (via a wine-spa treatment) as it is to drink.

Should you tire of beautiful rolling hills, black sand beaches and Pacific sunsets, that’s okay. We’re armed with organic wine and a private dinner with celebrated Chilean chef Maria Eugenia Terragno. You know… just in case.

6 Nights • Mar 16-22; Mar 30-5; Apr 6-12; Oct 19-25; Nov 2-8 • From US$6,495

6 Nights • May 26-Apr 1; Apr 9-15; Oct 26-Nov 1; Nov 9-15; Dec 21-27 • From US$6,795

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Peru Active Private

Do Peru with your own posse: brightly coloured Spanish architecture, Incan ruins, private feasts and green mountains soaked in golden light. We’ll even send our charming Peruvian artisan friends to say hola. 9 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$6,995

Peru Walking What could be more spiritually healing than walking back in time through the ruins of the Sacred Valley? Hike the cloud forests of the Inca Trail and experience Machu Picchu the way it should be—after the tourists have left. 6 Nights • Apr 27-3; May 11-17; Aug 1-7; Sep 21-27; Oct 5-11 • From US$5,995

Ecuador & Galapagos Private The jaw-dropping views start with Ecuador’s soaring Andes. Then it’s you, your closest friends, and the famed giant tortoises. (If either party turns out to be poor company, the sea lions are terrific conversationalists.) 10 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$7,995

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Napa & Sonoma Private

Augusta Masters Golf

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Gulf Islands Private

Tranquil backroads are the prettiest path to small (and master) winemakers. You have our permission to get lost in Far Niente’s 40,000 square-foot wine-aging caves, but please yell “Polo” when you hear a faint “Marco”.

Tradition. Purity. Immediacy. Join our pilgrimage to Augusta National where a pimento sandwich and beer still costs $4.50 and southern charm prevails. Hear the roar over the “cathedral in the pines” on the back nine. (And yes, bring your sticks.)

Saltspring. Mayne. Galiano. Three transcendent islands, hundreds of hidden gems. (When your gang is lounging on a magical beach where hot sandbars warm the rising tide, you’ll see what we mean.)

4 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$6,400

3 Nights • Apr 12-15 • From US$5,995

6 Nights • Choose your own dates • From US$5,560

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Go bespoke. Return bespeechless.

Hand over your wish list to an ingenious B&R trip designer. We’ll ask a bunch of good questions, infuse it with magic, and prepare every detail until it’s perfectly al dente. All you have to do is pack. 18

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Bespoke: Private trips made to fit. Meet some of our Trip Designers and check out their latest inspirations

lindsay knows north america anne knows france ‘Sometimes the biggest surprises are in your own backyard.’ A YPO group (read: Type A) asked for an adventure in British Columbia. Naturally a float plane was in order— to fly to a private lodge for fly fishing and kayaking. Then biking along the coast, and for a total rush? Bobsledding at Whistler. Sochi here we come.

“Outstanding trip in all respects. Everything was orchestrated to perfection.” —Bill Grabe, Bespoke traveller

‘France is B&R’s second home. It shows.’ To properly usher in a 50th birthday, a romp through the historic Loire Valley with close friends was in order. Decadent hotels and private châteaux, dinners under the stars, tastings in renowned cellars, cooking classes with Michelin-starred chefs, and a surprise medieval costume party made it one for the ages.

‘We bike and walk in Latin America. But mostly we dance.’ “I want my Bespoke trip to be life-changing.” Is there any other kind?!! We started with horseback riding and sheep shearing in Patagonia. Then there was exhilarating coastal biking in Chile. And to top it off? Polo-playing in Buenos Aires. Squeeze. Your. Knees.

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Orsolya knows Europe ‘I’m a complete Europhile. I’ll make you into one, too.’ Getting their college gang together was a scheduling nightmare—until we tempted everyone with sailing in the Greek Islands on a luxury yacht. Amazingly, all the calendar conflicts disappeared! On-shore excursions worked up their appetites for exquisite dinners on the teak deck followed by evening shenanigans. The B&R guides were sworn to secrecy.

georgia knows italy ‘B&R is about celebrating life.’ This couple hadn’t celebrated their anniversary in years. How to make up for it? The Amalfi Coast! Romantic dinners overlooking Capri’s glittering harbour, privately guided walks, wickedly decadent hotels and a vow renewal aboard our friend’s luxe yacht. That’s amore.

nathan knows asia-pacific

‘Mind-boggling is my goal for every trip.’ This honeymoon request was for something exceptional. Bangkok rejuvenated the newlyweds with its energy; Angkor inspired them with its temples. The third leg? A villa perched by the sea on a private island. It’s what dreams are made of.

‘Everything is extreme in Africa. Including the fun.’ Two families, one quest—the ultimate African experience. They hit the Private Reserve for a safari by elephant. Then bungee jumped at Victoria Falls, dove with great white sharks and biked into Cape Town. Holy grail found.

tom knows africa

life is short. call our bespoke team today.

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Amalfi Coast Walking

5 Nights

M-C

May 25-30; Jun 8-13; Sep 7-12; Sep 21-26; Oct 5-10

From $7,995

$3,200 $900

Andalucia Biking NEW!

5 Nights

M-C

Apr 13-18; May 4-9; Jun 8-13; Sep 14-19; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 12-17

$5,695

Argentina Biking

6 Nights

M

Mar 16-22; Mar 30-Apr 5; Apr 6-12; Oct 19-25; Nov 2-8

$6,495

$900

Atlantic France Biking NEW!

5 Nights

E

May 18-23; Jun 15-20; Jun 29-Jul 4; Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26

From $5,795

$1,100

Augusta Masters Golf

3 Nights

E

Apr 12-15

$5,995

$900

Berlin to Dresden Biking

5 Nights

E

Jun 9-14; Jul 7-12; Aug 11-16; Aug 25-30; Sep 8-13

From $5,795

$800

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

5 Nights

M

May 11-16; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jun 29 - Jul 4; Aug 31-Sep 5; Sep 7-12; Sep 14-19; Sep 19-23; Sep 23-28

From $5,695

From $1,000

Burgundy Biking

5 Nights

M

May 18-23; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jun 29-July 4; July 27-Aug 1; Aug 17-22; Sep 7-12; Sep 14-19; Sep 16-21; Sep 21-26; Sep 28-Oct 3

From $5,495

$800

Burgundy Bistro Biking

5 Nights

M

May 25-30; Jun 8-13; Jul 6-11; Jul 13-18; Aug 3-8; Oct 5-10

$3,995

$500

Catalonia Biking

5 Nights

M

May 11-16; May 25-30; Jun 22-27; Sep 7-12; Sep 21-26; Oct 5-10

From $5,295

$700

Corsica Walking NEW!

5 Nights

M

Jun 1-6; Jun 22-27; Sep 14-19; Sep 28-Oct 3

From $5,995

$900

Chile Biking NEW!

6 Nights

M

May 26-Apr 1; Apr 9-15; Oct 26-Nov 1; Nov 9-15; Dec 21-27

$6,795

$1,000

Dalmatian Coast Biking

7 Nights

M-C

Jul 26-Aug 2; Aug 2-9; Sep 20-27; Sep 27-Oct 4

From $9,995

$5,000

Holland Biking

5 Nights

E

Apr 21-26; Apr 28-May 3; May 4-9

$5,795

$800

Iceland Family Multi-Active

5 Nights

E-M

Jul 10-15; Aug 8-13

Call for details Call for details

Iceland Walking

5 Nights

M-C

Jun 26-Jul 1; Jul 17-22; Aug 16-21

India Biking

7 Nights

E-M

Jan 13-20; Oct 20-27; Nov 10-17; Dec 22-29; Dec 31-7

$7,995

$1,600

Indochina Biking

7 Nights

E-M

April 15-22; May 1-8; Oct 19-26; Nov 2-9

$7,995

$900

Ireland Bistro Biking

5 Nights

M

Jun 29-July 4; July 20-25; Aug 17-22

$4,495

$500

Ireland Family Biking

5 Nights

M

Jun 24-29; Jul 27-Aug 1

$4,495*

$500

Italian Lakes Walking

5 Nights

M-C

May 19-24; Jun 9-14; Jun 30-Jul 5; Sep 8-13; Sep 22-27; Oct 6-11

From $6,495

$2,000

Japan Biking

7 Nights

M-C

May 6-13; May 20-27

$8,995

$1,600

Loire Ch창teaux Biking

5 Nights

E-M

May 25-30; Jun 15-20; Jun 22-27; Jun 29-July 4; July 20-25; Sep 7-12: Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26; Sep 28-Oct 3

From $5,695

$1,200

Loire Valley Family Biking

5 Nights

E-M

Jul 6-11; Jul 27-Aug 1; Aug 10-15

$5,695*

$1,000

Morocco Biking

7 Nights

E-M

Mar 26-Apr2; Apr 23-30; Oct 8-15; Oct 29-Nov 5

From $8,795

From $3,400

Morocco Bistro Biking

5 Nights

E-M

Apr 6-11; Oct 6-11; Oct 19-24; Nov 9-14

$4,495

$800

Morocco Family Biking

5 Nights

E-M

Mar 23-28; Apr 13-18

$4,495*

$800

Morocco Walking NEW!

6 Nights

M

Mar 30-Apr 5; Oct 12-18; Nov 2-8

$6,995

$1,700

Myanmar Biking

8 Nights

E

Jan 4-12; Jan 18-26; Feb 8-16

$7,695

$1,100

Myanmar Walking

8 Nights

E

Jan 15-23; Jan 29-Feb 6

$7,395

$1,000

Call for details

Myanmar Family Multi-Active NEW!

8 Nights

E

Call for details

Normandy Biking

5 Nights

M

Jun 22-27; Jul 13-18; Aug 10-15

From $5,295

$800

Normandy Bistro Biking

5 Nights

M

Jul 6-11; Jul 20-25

$4,195

$800

Normandy Family Biking

5 Nights

M

Jun 29-July 4; Jul 27-Aug 1

$5,495*

$800

Peru Walking

6 Nights

M-C

Apr 27-May 3; May 11-17; Aug 1-7; Sep 21-27; Oct 5-11

$5,995

$1,000

Piemonte Biking

5 Nights

M

May 25-30; Jun 9-14; Jul 6-11; Sep 7-12; Sep 28-Oct 3

From $5,295

$700

Piemonte Walking

5 Nights

M

Jun 15-20; Sep 21-26

From $5,295

$700

Prague to Vienna Biking

5 Nights

E-M

May 25-30; Jun 8-13; Jun 29-Jul 4; Jul 20-25; Aug 3-8; Aug 17-22; Sep 7-12; Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26

From $5,995

$900

Provence Biking

5 Nights

M

May 18-23; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jun 29-July 4; Sep 7-12; Sep 21-26; Oct 5-10

From $4,995

$1,100

Provence Bistro Biking

5 Nights

M

Call for details

$3,995

$600

Provence Walking

5 Nights

M

May 11-16; Sep 14-19; Oct 5-10

From $4,995

$1,400

Puglia Biking

6 Nights

E-M

Apr 30-May 6; May 7-13; May 14-20; Jun 4-10; Jun 11-17; Sep 7-13; Sep 10-16; Sep 17-23; Sep 24-30; Sep 28-Oct 4; Oct 8-14; Oct 15-21

From $5,295

$900

Puglia Bistro Biking

5 Nights

E-M

Jun 15-20; Sep 14-19; Oct 12-17

$3,995

$500

Rioja Biking

5 Nights

M

May 18-23; Jun 1-6; Sep 14-19; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 5-10

From $5,995

$1,000

Tuscany & Umbria Walking

5 Nights

M

May 26-31; Jun 16-21; Jul 7-12; Sep 15-20; Sep 29-Oct 4

From $4,795

$700

Tuscany Biking

5 Nights

M

May 4-9; May 25-30; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Jul 13-18; Aug 3-8; Sep 14-19; Sep 21-26; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 5-10

From $5,295

$900

Tuscany Bistro Biking

5 Nights

M

May 19-24; Jun 9-14; Jun 30-Jul 5; July 28-Aug 2; Aug 11-16; Sep 8-13; Oct 6-11

From $3,995

$900

Tuscany Family Biking

5 Nights

M

Jun 22-27; Jul 20-25; Aug 3-8

From $4,495*

$700

Verona to Venice Bistro Biking NEW!

5 Nights

E

May 11-16; Jun 1-6; Jun 15-20; Sep 7-12; Sep 28-Oct 3; Oct 5-10

From $4,495

$700

Vienna to Prague Family Biking

5 Nights

E-M

Jul 13-18; Aug 10-15

$4,495*

$500

Vietnam Biking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

8 Nights

E-M

Jan 8-16; Feb 5-13; Feb 28-Mar 8; Mar 12-20; Dec24-Jan 1

$6,995

$1,700

Vietnam to Cambodia Family Biking

8 Nights

E-M

Dec 22-Dec 30

$6,995*

$1,200

Vietnam Walking (with Cambodia Post-trip)

8 Nights

E-M

Jan 18-26; Feb 17-25; Dec 27-Jan 4

$6,795

$1,700

Wine Grand Journey (Germany/France)

8 Nights

E-M

Jun 1-9

$14,495

$2,100

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