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2018 TRIP COLLECTION

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Italy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spain & Portugal. . . . . . . . Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asia Pacific. . . . . . . . . . . . . Americas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Africa & Middle East. . . . Safari. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rest of Book What’s Included. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ways to Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Our Trip Designers . . . . . . . . . . 80 Our Guides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Tripfinder by Date. . . . . . . . . . . 86

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The extra mile.

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We go the extra mile in everything we do—so you don’t have to. There are no shortcuts on the path to creating one revelatory adventure after another. That’s why we search exhaustively for the next great find and push our creative juices as far as they can flow. Our going the extra mile is not really something that can be measured—it has to be experienced. It’s the difference between an okay trip and something truly exceptional. Up for something transformative? Want to journey further? To a place where you feel blissed-out and utterly free? We’re ready to roll when you are.

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North America Iceland British Columbia Quebec

Newfoundland

Utah

California

Georgia

Arizona Louisiana

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Cuba

Camino de Santiago

Costa Rica

Douro Valley

Colombia Ecuador

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Latin America Argentina

Patagonia

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Alsace

Burgundy

Italian Lakes

Loire Valley

Dolomites Veneto

Piemonte

Tuscany

Bordeaux & Dordogne

Umbria

Provence Corsica

Puglia Amalfi Coast

Europe

Scotland

Sicily

Denmark Holland Ireland Germany Czech Republic England Switzerland Austria Romania Hungary Slovenia Croatia

Japan

Greece

Nepal

Morocco Oman

Africa

India

Bhutan Myanmar Thailand

Sri Lanka

China Laos Vietnam

Cambodia

Rwanda Zambia

Asia Pacific

Tanzania Indonesia Zimbabwe

Namibia

Botswana South Africa

Australia

New Zealand

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Going further


From the very beginning, we've sought to submerse ourselves where others skim, plant roots in places most just visit, and live among the locals long enough that they consider us one of them. It hasn't always been easy—if you were a fifth-generation French vintner, you'd be suspicious of the Canadians in bike shorts, too—but it's the most rewarding work we can imagine. That's why, in pursuit of creating the perfect trip for you, we continue to leave no stone unturned. If that means combing Piemonte for the next great vintage, scouring Southern Africa for the next great lodge, or foraging Argentina for the next great chef, so be it! —George Butterfield and Norman Howe


We don’t just follow tried and true trails, we blaze our own.

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Unparalleled Routes Anyone can take you on the beaten path: we find the ones that aren’t yet beaten, then show up a week before your trip starts, just to break them in a little. Our trip designers try every country lane, path and trail imaginable, often conjuring their own, until they’ve stitched together a masterpiece. It takes months—sometimes years—to get it right, but it's always worth it. (Good news for those who are not cartographically inclined: our European routes come with fully loaded GPS tablets that make navigating a breeze). FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM 5


Culinary Immersion We find there’s no better (and certainly no more delicious) way to explore a culture than through its cuisine, and we’ll go to any length to make sure you relish some of the best meals of your life. A trip to Peru just wouldn’t do without savouring the soul-stirring Japanese-fusion at Lima’s Maido. We scoured Siem Reap to find the best Cambodian curry (it’s the threedollar option at Khmer Kitchen, by the way). Fresh, homemade pasta? The best we’ve ever tasted is served in the backyard of the Lungarellas, where Nonna cooks it just for us. 6 FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM


We don’t believe in subjecting our palates to what is merely palatable.

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We’re never comfortable with just comfortable.

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Exceptional Hotels That’s why our hotels aren’t just generic five-stars. We search long and hard for boutique hotels that are unique, unforgettable experiences unto themselves. We keep our groups small (half the size of most) so we can stay in intimate, one-of-a-kind gems— from 13thC private castles like Loire's Château du Rivau to the stunning 10-suite Riad Farnatchi in Marrakech. An added bonus? Our hoteliers are our friends—which means you get extra special treatment. FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM 9


Your Pace Not up for a full ride today? We’ll book you an appointment at the spa, or grab you a chair by the pool. All revved up after this morning’s double espresso? We know a gorgeous loop if you want to get in a few extra clicks. At B&R, you always go at your own pace. You don’t feel any pressure to stick with the peloton because, well, there is no peloton. You go as fast or slowly as the spirit moves you. You’re sure as heck in no race to get anywhere—unless, of course, you’ve challenged your guide to a sprint (good luck with that). 10 FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM


We always go the extra mile—but you certainly don’t have to.

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Our guides don’t just lead extraordinary trips: they lead extraordinary lives.

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Signature Guides B&R guides do everything they can to help you embrace spontaneity, delve deep into the local culture and soak up every experience. What makes our guides second to none? They aren’t just travel guides—they are everything from photographers, biologists and architects to artists and sommeliers. They live, work and gallivant all over the world, which makes them really interesting people—the kind of interesting you want to sit beside. They’re also extremely flexible (as in, they will bend over backwards for you). FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM 13


Cultural Immersion From our local friends to out-of-theway locales, we make sure you don’t just see the world, you experience it up close and in deep. That means we don’t spend all day biking or hiking like others do—we stop along the way to soak it all in. We live everywhere we travel—we don’t just breeze in and out—because we know the only way to get true insider access is to be an insider yourself. We’ll help you bond with all our friends—from local chefs and vintners to historians and architects—and take you in the back door of everywhere you want to be. 14 FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM


We don’t just dip your toe in the water—we completely immerse you.

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Low stress can’t hold a candle to NO stress.

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No Worries When we say you can take off your watch and put away your wallet, we mean it. We take care of absolutely everything. The extra mile? We’ve gone the extra light year to make sure all you have to worry about is having fun. Is there a schedule for the day? For sure, but you can throw it away at the slightest whim. Do all the chefs know about your dietary restrictions? Of course—we’ve met with them all personally. We think of everything. FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM 17


What's included ...or as we like to call it, The B&R Starting Point. Some outfits only think in terms of “what's included.” Their trips are defined by checklists, fine print, and “meeting expectations” — ugh. At B&R, we prefer to think in terms of what's possible. How can we make an experience more intimate and personal? How can we fulfil our mission of spontaneous, startling, stunning travel? How can our journeys leave our travellers not merely satisfied, but changed? For us, it's not like math so much as calligraphy. But there are a few things you can count on...

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WHAT'S INCLUDED • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

SMALL GROUPS

We keep our groups small and agile because it gives us incredible opportunities.

UNIQUE HOTELS

INTIMATE RESTAURANTS

Many of the most incredible hotels are one-of-a-kind boutique hotels with fewer than 10 suites. Travelling with a big group means we’d miss out. (Unless… three to a room? We didn’t think so...)

Big, bustling restaurants that pump out meals can handle 30 people at once, but a group that big would wipe out our secret back alley haunts. They’d never have us back!

SPECIAL SPECIAL EVENTS

LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

With a small group, we can dine in the home of a local friend. Or sneak into an ancient ruin at night. Or savour a tasting in the tiny cave of an artisanal vintner. Or learn how to make chocolate at the chocolatier...

We believe everyone should have the chance to build real friendships that can last a lifetime. Travelling with a group so big you can’t even remember people’s names? Definitely not our style.

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UNPARALLELED SERVICE

We make your life easier—every way we can—every step of the way.

YOUR GUIDES, CONSUMMATE HOSTS

QUALITY ASSURANCE: WE SET THE BAR

Nature or nurture? At B&R, we believe in both. We hire guides who are preternaturally programmed to take care of people in a thoughtful way. Then we train them up to our standard. Good service? It’s an art.

We may have the highest “customer satisfaction rate” in the business, but we don’t bat a thousand. If something goes awry on your trip and it’s our bad, we will make it right. Guaranteed. Full stop.

THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF SUPPORT

AN OPS TEAM THAT’S ON-CALL 24/7

Our guide-to-traveller ratio and van support are always exactly right. Others tout using many vans per trip—but that’s because they have such large groups and transfer their own luggage. We keep things intimate.

On every trip, we have B&R-trained local hosts and deep local connections. Should anything untoward ever happen, our team will be right there at your side. Need strings pulled? We’ve already pulled them.

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WHAT MAKES US INIMITABLE

It starts with George and Martha, then it emanates to everyone at B&R.

PEERLESS ROUTES

A CULTURE OF CREATIVITY

Our researchers find routes that are nothing short of spectacular. (We are self-admitted perfectionists.) Our route notes give easy-to-follow directions, and in Europe, we provide tablets loaded with digital routes.

There’s nothing more important to us than nurturing a deep culture of creativity. Every B&R trip must be an imaginative, surprising opus. For this reason, everyone we hire at B&R has a creative bent. It’s a prerequisite.

A PRE-TRIP SCOUTING MISSION

PLEASE, PUT YOUR WALLET AWAY

Only we would ever think to do this: a week before your trip, your guides scout the entire route, meeting with all the key players. Your food allergies? Our chefs are already planning something special, just for you.

Please please please don’t even think about taking out your wallet. Don’t worry about a thing! We pay for everything it makes sense to pay for. Wine? Of course. Your shopping spree at Hermès? Umm, no.

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ways to travel:

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1) Scheduled ACTIVE TRIPS AROUND THE WORLD

Make new friends. Our Scheduled trips pull like-minded travellers together for the trip of a lifetime. We float up mountains together, sip Barolos together, poke around castles together, puff our way to the top of Tuscan hills together… (or not. You can do your own thing any time you want!) One thing we never fail to do together? Shed tears when we part. (Talk about awkward.)

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2) Ready-to-Book PRIVATE TRIPS OFF THE RACK

Bring your own companions. Want to set the guest list? Be our guest. Simply choose the friends, family members, or crushes you’d like to see the world with, pick a Ready-to-Book trip (they’re coming up in our trip section), settle on a date, and go. Choosing a predesigned trip means all you have to do is board the plane.

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3) Bespoke PRIVATE TRIPS MADE TO FIT

Commission your dream trip. How big is your dream? Small? Medium? Large? Jumbo? Our team of dream-weaverscum-trip-designers will craft a Bespoke journey just right for you. Looking for a multi-generational getaway? A retreat with your colleagues? A birthday celebration with your best friends? Just say the word and we’ll start weaving our magic. All you have to do is call.

Learn more at butterfield.com/private or 1.866.902.8977

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Italy BY THE NUMBERS:

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Number of kids’ activities on Puglia Family Adventure

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788

Truffles B&R travellers have personally unearthed

1988

The year we discovered little-known Puglia

6,018

Approx. number of cannoli B&R has consumed here


Spend enough time living, working and luxuriating in Italy, and you’ll learn a simple truth: its most unforgettable experiences can’t be unearthed by a foreign travel outfit. For decades out of our home base in Arezzo, we’ve hunted for truffles in far flung corners, sampled wine in exclusive cantinas, consumed copious amounts of pasta in nonna’s backyard and made more friends than we can count. Fortunately, we can always count on them to help us show you Italy at its most intimate—and indelible.

REGIONS:

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Amalfi Coast Dolomites Italian Lakes Piemonte Prosecco Puglia Sicily Tuscany Verona

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • ITALY Dolomites

Piemonte NORMANDY

I TA LY

Amalfi Coast

AMALFI COAST WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Avid Signature Hotels – From $6,995 Steinbeck called Amalfi “a dream place,” and as you take in the view from the Path of the Gods, you’ll understand why. Of course, he could have said the same thing about the hotels (especially ours—we stay at Le Sirenuse, just like he did). Or the food. Or the lemons (they’re huge—limoncello, anyone?). Dream place? More like fantasy land—but who are we to correct a Nobel laureate?

DOLOMITES FAMILY ADVENTURE

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Enjoy action-packed highs in these magnificent crags: heavenly gondola rides, mountain-biking, hiking, and rock-climbing. Send the kids to a pizza feast while you sip the region’s best wines. Our hotels—above and beyond where others stay—are accessible by bike, foot, or gondola. Adults leave invigorated, kids leave with convincing Italian accents or, possibly, lederhosen.

DOLOMITES SELF-GUIDED WALKING

ITALIAN LAKES WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast | Signature Hotels - From $6,295

The secret’s long been out on Lake Como (thanks for nothing, Clooney), but we’ve still got surprises up our sleeves. We’re the only ones popping over to the stunning Swiss side to explore Lugano and Ticino. We take three boat cruises to explore the lakes from the water. Oh, and then there’s the big surpri—well, we better not say. Don’t want that Danny Ocean to find out.

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Private Trip | 5 Nights | Avid Signature Hotels – From $3,995 One of the best parts about going self-guided in the Dolomites is that no matter what you choose to do, you’ll find beauty–often in the form of divine panoramas–around every crag and corner. Hike to the highest peak or spend the day indulging in culture and cuisine: you can’t make a wrong turn here. (But just to be safe, we’ve given this journey a thousand very, very right ones.)

PIEMONTE BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Allora... Nowhere does slowing down feel more apropos than in Piemonte, birthplace of Slow Food. A mouthwatering morsel rewards your every step—with miles of roads wending through endless vineyards, expect to do a lot of salivating. Wine abounds: we’ll pair our meals with some of the finest (on us, natch), then nap it off at charming family-run La Villa.


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THE EXTRA MILE A guide with a clue “The parents wanted to squeeze in one last tasting. But what about the kids? It takes a genius of a guide to put together a scavenger hunt this fast. Soon the kids are touring Lecce like no kids before. And the last clue? Led them right to dinner.”

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Piemonte NORMANDY

Portofino

I TA LY Puglia

Sicily

PIEMONTE TO PORTOFINO WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $5,795 In Piemonte, soulful walks through vineyards and medieval towns lead to hotels that are as Splendido as the Barolos and Barbarescos along the way (which you taste with an expert). Delve deep, hunt truffles, and savour some of the best meals of your life (this is a gastronomic paradise, after all). Then it’s time for the Italian Riviera. Private boat cruises and oh-so-glam Portofino await.

PUGLIA FAMILY ADVENTURE

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $4,795 Kick off summer vacation in Italy’s most bambinifriendly region. Splash in the sparkling Adriatic, let the kids get their Katniss Everdeen on (archery, not revolution-mongering), float in a catamaran, and explore Ostuni—Italy’s bright, white answer to Santorini. We designed this trip with young ones in mind—ziplines anyone?—and have sourced hotels as magical for kids as they are for you.

PUGLIA SELF-GUIDED BIKING

PUGLIA BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $4,495

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $3,595 Vineyards, grottos, trattorias, and whitewashed villages against the aquamarine Adriatic. A multiplicity of landscapes awaits you in this ancient, untouched part of Italy—hunting grounds for marauding royalty and occupying forces (who clearly all came for the nosh). Carnivores, get ready to swoon for pampanella: ribs Puglia-style. Relax, and Angela will pour you a glass of Primitivo.

Between the sun, the shore and the insanely good food, Puglia has a way of making everything feel more sumptuous. The mozzarella tastes more delicious when it’s sampled fresh at a cheese-making demo. Cycling feels more serene along the coast of the Adriatic. And a post-ride apero is even more refreshing when sipped in our friend’s private garden in stunning Lecce.

SICILY WALKING

Trip Designer | Christina Cain

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,795 Myths hold that Hercules once roamed this ancient island—and we’ve planned a trip that’s every bit as legendary. We encounter the rumbling giant that is Mount Etna and the volcanic vineyards of its namesake appellation. We take over the Villadorata to get up close and personal with the Baroque old town of Noto. And our archaeologist friend illuminates the 3200-year-old Necropolis.

One of the (many!) advantages of our long-term love affair with Italy is that while others flock to the same tried and true regions, we expand our horizons. Puglia is the perfect example: we were there years before anyone else, forging lifelong connections and plotting routes up and down the Adriatic. How intimate are we? Well, let’s just say we know who makes the best everything (but we’re not telling till you’re on trip!).

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NORMANDY

Tuscany Umbria

I TA LY

TUSCANY & UMBRIA WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,295 Follow the sentiero degli ulivi or “olive tree path,” visit Assisi’s famous basilica with Maura (who should really write a book), and stroll the pictureperfect, bustling hilltown of Cortona. Soak up beauty as old as the Middle Ages, but now with much nicer amenities. Only B&R offers a seamless route through this region—so you can smell the espresso, not the inside of a bus.

TUSCANY SELF-GUIDED BIKING

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Avid Signature Hotels – From $2,995 Meandering roads through lush hills and medieval towns that have stood watch for centuries: revel in a cyclist’s paradise as our friends reveal its many charms. Explore Pienza and Siena with Carlo, a Tuscan native, and expand your oenological knowledge with wine expert Francesco. To hear the Tuscans tell it, this is the epitome of Italy. And sure, they’re biased—but they’re not wrong.

TUSCANY SELF-GUIDED WALKING

TUSCANY BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast | Signature Hotels – From $4,995

We take immersion to a whole new level in Tuscany. We don’t just introduce you to our local friends—we take you into their backyard, where they’ve prepared a feast for us. We don’t just stroll Siena’s streets—we stay the night, and soak up its laughter-filled energy. We don’t wine and dine you—well, ok, we do— but we do it under the stars. At a winery. With a private chef.

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Private Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $2,995 Certain things can never be compromised, like first-class hotels, beautiful walking routes, incredible dining experiences and exclusive tastings. But schedules? Plans? Agendas? Those you can bend to your will. A tour with Giovanni, our local friend and historian, or an extra trail loop? Strolling Cortona, or relaxing in the piazza? We’re nearby 24/7 if you need a tiebreaker…


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We watched the kids get completely immersed in the culture of the Tuscan countryside. They became locals and it was a sheer joy to watch. —ANDRE HAROCHE

Private Travel IN ITALY

Want it all to yourself? We make it incredibly easy for you to journey with friends, family, or on your own. Have us create a Bespoke opus—or choose a trip from our selection of private itineraries. These trips are ready to rock. All you have to do is pack. • • • • • • •

PROSECCO BIKING PUGLIA & BASILICATA WALKING PUGLIA BIKING ROME & PUGLIA FAMILY ADVENTURE TUSCANY & UMBRIA WALKING VERONA & DOLOMITES WALKING VERONA TO VENICE BIKING

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France BY THE NUMBERS:

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Friends who open up their private châteaux just to us

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B&R staff who have refused to return home from France

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Years we’ve straight-up lived in Beaune

1,542

Champagne bottles B&R sabered during our 50th year


Almost everyone falls for France after visiting. Us? We picked up and moved there. That’s why we don’t just do “research”—we get the inside scoop from our neighbours while we’re scheduling our next tasting at the winery. We scout hotels by catching up with old friends in their 13thC castle. We dine with the best chef in the Loire—then thank him for the invite into his lovely home. In short, we don’t just love France: we feel the love, too.

REGIONS:

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Alsace Bordeaux Brittany Burgundy Champagne Corsica Loire Valley Normandy Provence Rhône River

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NORMANDY

Alsace Burgundy

F R A NC E Bordeaux Dordogne

ALSACE SELF-GUIDED BIKING

Private Trip | 6 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $2,995 We’re still not sure what’s more impressive: the picturesque vineyards, storybook towns, or the fact that, somehow, we’ve managed to make friends with the famously independent Alsatians. Decide for yourself as you stay and feast at the Hotel des Berges and its three Michelin stars, then dip into the rolling hills of Germany’s Kaiserstuhl region to sip its wonderful whites.

BORDEAUX TO DORDOGNE BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,995 In all our years, we’ve sampled few pairings finer than Bordeaux, land of legendary wine and equally lauded biking, and the Dordogne, verdant capital of foie gras. Explore the cave art of the Grotte de Rouffignac with the region’s best guides, ride right into the heart of Saint Emilion, and taste the very best of the region at private wine-making and château tastings.

BURGUNDY BISTRO BIKING

BURGUNDY BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast | Signature Hotels – From $4,995

We spent one day in Burgundy decades ago, and decided to never leave. You’ll spend five—so consider yourself warned. We coast from one heavenly (and world-famous) vineyard to the next, clinking glasses with our expert friends along the way. Explore historic Beaune, where our hometown-advantage grants us two nights at l’Hôtel de Beaune, a B&R exclusive.

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Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Bistro Hotels– From $3,995 Five glorious days gliding through lush vineyards and stunning landscapes. A rare immersion in wine culture with the actual experts, including dinner at renowned Maison Champy, the last domaine within Beaune’s ancient walls. Picnic beside an 11thC mill, taste the butter-and-honey whites of Meursault, and learn why the wines of Gevrey-Chambertin are the crown jewels of the Burgundy Grand Crus.

BURGUNDY SELF-GUIDED BIKING

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $3,295 Meursault, Pommard, Montrachet… some of the greatest terroirs in the world. Savour private tastings and a fascinating walking tour of Beaune with insider Sherry. Combining excellent hotels and incredible routes, this is the Burgundy trip of a lifetime. Final night? At the Abbaye de la Bussière, where you won’t eat like the abbots. Michelin-starred Restaurant 1131 anyone?


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THE EXTRA MILE Life’s a beach “It was the most beautiful day of the year in Normandy—we couldn’t possibly dine inside. The chef loved the way we think: let’s surprise the gang with a feast on the beach! Oysters, clams, crabs, and while we’re at it, let’s sabre some Crémant.”

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Normandy Brittany Burgundy

Loire Valley

F R A NC E

BURGUNDY SELF-GUIDED WALKING

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $2,995 Can’t spare five decades to build up neighbourly goodwill with Burgundian locals? No need—you can borrow some of ours. We’ve reserved rooms in gorgeous hotels, mapped out exquisite walking routes, hooked you up with famous vineyards, and lined up a local winemaking friend for a dégustation. Just tell ‘em B&R sent you—or if you’d like, we can call ahead. Dinner at La Cueillete? Done.

LOIRE CHÂTEAUX BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $4,795 Not one but two castles await on this romantic ride through history. The Château Verrières opens its Belle Époque doors to B&R, and a private visit to Château du Rivau gives you something in common with Joan of Arc. (Would you like to stay in her room? We’re drawing straws.) After this, slum it with the likes of Richard the Lionheart, Leonardo da Vinci, and a locally lauded chef.

NORMANDY & BRITTANY BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $4,995 History comes to life here—and you will too. Let a deep appreciation for life wash over you as you ride past white sand beaches and memorial mark­ ers, then let the spirit of the people buoy you as you sip Calvados with local nobility. After a stay at the stunning Villa Lara, you’ll find yourself awing over a backstage tour of Mont Saint Michel, and fawning over our gourmet finish.

LOIRE VALLEY FAMILY ADVENTURE

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $4,795

How do you get kids to stop worrying about their wifi connection? Castles, canoeing, ropes courses and horseback riding help. If that doesn’t do it, they can take their frustrations out in fencing class (on the instructor, not their siblings) while mom and dad revel in the biodynamic wines at Domaine de la Chevalerie. Video games, shmideo games: the Loire is next level. Trip Designer | Jerome Bore I was born in Dijon and will always have a soft spot in my heart for Burgundy—but there’s a reason I live in the Loire. Here, connecting with colleagues means visiting their 12thC castles, or sipping their most recent vintage of Chenin blanc. But for all its grandeur, it’s the Loire’s rural charms that are most beguiling—and best seen by bike—from golden sunflower fields to lush arboreal towns.

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • FRANCE

NORMANDY NORMANDY

F R A NC E Rhone River

Provence

PROVENCE LUBERON BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Journey through lavender landscapes, past perched villages and majestic cypresses on a trip that’s pure Provençal. Slow down to the pace of Provence, and delight in everything from Michelin stars to a stay in the 17thC Bastide de Marie. Along the way, enjoy antique shopping and a visit to an exquisite private domaine hosted by a sommelier you won’t soon forget.

PROVENCE SELF-GUIDED BIKING

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $3,995 Provence is one of France’s most sensuous regions, but it’s also pretty serious. To wit: Mont Ventoux— of Tour de France fame—is where serious cyclists stretch their legs. Hotel Crillon le Brave, perched above sprawling vineyards and olive groves, offers seriously stunning views. Former B&R guide Vicki was so serious about Provence she up and moved there—and she’d love to show you around.

RHÔNE RIVER CRUISE BIKING

PROVENCE SELF-GUIDED WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast | Signature Hotels – From $2,995

Strolling through the South of France doesn’t require a chaperone—just years of planning to find hidden trails to stunning hilltop villages, and charming hotels with pools where you can cool off when you’re done. Local connections help too, like at Domaine de Marie, where our friends host you for a tasting and exquisite dinner made from just-picked Provençal produce.

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Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Recreational Signature Ship – From $7,995 Why waste time unpacking luggage each day when you could be unpacking the best of Provence AND Burgundy? Cruise the Rhône aboard a stylish Uniworld river ship and go overboard (in a good way): savour exceptional cuisine, the vineyards of Beaujolais, a tour of historic Arles, and a class at Paul Bocuse’s cooking school. We’re the only travel company of our kind on the Rhône—and, if we dare say, the best.


FRANCE • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

Our trip was so good I cannot possibly think of any improvements. The entire experience was sublime. —DENNIS BOURCZON

Private Travel IN FRANCE

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BORDEAUX BIKING CHAMPAGNE BIKING CORSICA BIKING COTE D’AZUR WALKING DORDOGNE BIKING LOIRE VALLEY BIKING LOIRE VALLEY FAMILY BIKING JOURNEY NORMANDY & BRITTANY FAMILY ADVENTURE NORMANDY BIKING PROVENCE BIKING

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Spain & Portugal BY THE NUMBERS:

5

Stars given to our friend’s hotel, M’ar De AR

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12

Record number of pintxos bars we’ve hit in one night

600

Number of wineries in Rioja

1969

The year we first fell in love with Portugal


Passion permeates every corner of this region. You can taste it in Rioja’s wines and San Sebastián’s pintxos. You can see it in the terraced hills of the Douro and Alentejo’s sprawling olive groves. You can feel it in the kinetic energy of Barcelona and the calm serenity along the Camino de Santiago. And you can sense it in the people, whose love for food, wine and the simple pleasures of slowing down might — might — just surpass our own. B&R and Europe’s southwest? Kindred spirits if ever there were.

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THE EXTRA MILE Let there be music “In southern Portugal, we stopped to tour an incredible 15thC convent. Inside, we rounded a corner only to be surprised by a group of Cante Alentejano singers. The singing started—echoing throughout the ancient stone walls—and the tears flowed.”

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Camino de Santiago

Basque Country

Costa Brava

Douro Valley

S PA I N P O RT UGA L

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Bistro Hotels – From $3,995 Traditionally, the Camino de Santiago is about soul searching, but we’re more interested in soul-stirring. It starts with riding while others walk, to feel serenity in the saddle. It continues in the farm-fresh meals we enjoy en route, and the passion of the people who prepare them. And it culminates at the resplendent Reis Catolicos, a stone’s throw from the cathedral.

COSTA BRAVA BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Soak up the warmth of the Med in a region we adore. Ride rolling volcanic hills dwarfed by the Pyrénées and explore villages stamped by time. Take sips and dips on B&R’s sailboat while cruising the Costa Brava, feast on farm-to-fork cuisine in Figueres, and let Spain’s best Dali guide pour drinks before an intimate art tour. Melt like a clock for this sensuous region.

COSTA BRAVA SELF-GUIDED BIKING

BASQUE COUNTRY WALKING NEW!

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Avid | Signature Hotels – From $5,995

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $3,995 The Costa Brava is a bit of a misnomer. You don’t need bravery to ride among the Medieval Villages of the Emporda’s rugged coast—just a thirst for adventure and some expertly plotted routes (you bring the former, we’ll supply the latter). And the local auberges, lavish hotels, and intimate boutique properties don’t require courage—just a reservation (which we’ve already nabbed for you).

Straddling the border between French and Spain, Basque Country is an experience unto itself. From beautiful Biarritz on the French side, we take in breathtaking views of the Pyrenees. Later, swap mountains for oceans on the idyllic Spanish Basque coast, then finish in San Sebastián, staying at Maria Cristina, the Grand Old Dame of the Basque coast.

DOURO VALLEY WALKING

Trip Designer | Oscar Biedma

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,795 Drool over ancient bread ovens, terraced vineyards, stunning riverside hotels, and a Michelinstarred meal. Oh, and no need to fret over the choice between the Vinho Verde and Douro wine regions—we’ll explore both, and sip exquisite ports at Symington Estates while we’re at it. If all this pleasure wears you out, recover with a picnic on our private boat.

Buried deep within Europe’s southwest corner is B&R’s bestkept secret. Yes, of course you’ve heard of Spain and Portugal before. You might even know that the food is fantastic, the wine world-class and the biking among the best in the world. But for me, what makes this place truly spectacular is its lust for life. Every B&R trip fully, deeply, profoundly embraces it. Best of all? You’re allowed to take it home.

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Rioja

P O RT UGA L

S PA I N

Alentejo

Mallorca

MALLORCA WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Avid Signature Hotels – From $5,495 Leave it to the Spanish to live the island life right—and leave it to us to show you how they do it. Private studio tours reveal the artistic enclave that makes Deia a modern-day bohemia. Meticulously mapped walks and stunning coastal views make even exalted Amalfi jealous. And two ridiculously over-the-top hotels make perfect home bases to rejuvenate in style (or in the pool).

PORTUGAL SELF-GUIDED BIKING

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $3,995 Alentejo is a panorama of unspoiled landscapes: vineyards and villages as far as the eye can see, wineries soaked in history, and sunflowers nodding their heads as you coast past. Go at your own pace, wind up in sublime hotels—from avant-garde L’AND to the five-star M’AR De AR, in a UNESCOanointed town. We’ll stay out of your way... unless you’d like us to book you that mud wrap?

RIOJA BIKING

PORTUGAL BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $4,595

Slowing down to see the world means seeing what others miss—like shockingly under-travelled Alentejo, whose vineyards and unforgettable restaurants we have all to ourselves. Ride through breathtaking cork and olive groves, taste sublime reds at a private Cartuxa winery event, tour our friend’s farm-totable estate, and join the gentlemen farmers for dinner.

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Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Riding Rioja is a sensory experience. Your eyes won’t believe the views of the untouched Basque hills in neighbouring Navarra. Your feet will feel Hemingway’s footsteps (or are those a bull’s hoof prints?) in vibrant Pamplona. Your tastebuds will never tire of the tapas, pintxos and barbecued meats—not to mention the world-famous wine. And your mind? Totally and utterly blown.


SPAIN & PORTUGAL • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

The immersion in Portuguese culture was fantastic. I came away from the trip having discovered the beauty and soul of Portugal. —BARBARA PAUP

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Europe BY THE NUMBERS:

1

Travel companies permitted to stay at Taubenkobel

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Most languages spoken fluently by a single B&R guide

10

Number of luxury boutique hotels we stay in that float

6,143

Altitude (in feet) of our favourite Swiss strudel place


Our very first trip traversed Europe more than 50 years ago, and we’ve been exploring, befriending, indulging (and occasionally, imbibing) our way across it ever since. Today we’ve got the Continent covered: feel the warm breeze brushing off the Adriatic Sea, take in the cool air (and cooler culinary scene) of the Nordic north, explore a land of Viking legend in Iceland or get whisked away to a real life fairy tale in Bohemia.

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BAVARIAN LAKES WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $4,795 Walking Bavaria is “notoriously wonderful,” said Thomas Mann—and B&R gets it (well, he didn’t say that part). Goggle over the tucked-away, mountainencircled lakes of Koenigssee (known for glacial waters) and Fuschlsee (gesundheit!). Plus, see Mad King Ludwig’s whimsically-themed carriages (via our private boat, of course) and enjoy dinner at Heinz Winkler, friend and Michelin-starred chef.

COTSWOLDS SELF-GUIDED WALKING NEW!

Private Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $3,295 Officially, the English call the Cotswolds an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”—but that’s a bit of a mouthful. Unofficially, we prefer to call it a walker’s paradise. Replete with lush, rolling hills, medieval honey-coloured stone villages and meandering footpaths through ancient woodland and colourful meadows, you’ll fuel up at gourmet pub lunches and unwind at luxe boutique hotels.

DALMATIAN COAST BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Avid Signature Yacht – From $6,995 Here, the road less travelled means rolling island roads, hushed inlets, and white sand beaches. With our private sailing yacht as a floating hotel and base camp, we cycle some of earth’s most spectacular coastal roads (and get serenaded by a cappella singers). Others hop from hotel to hotel, but we unpack only once—so you can spend all your energy slowing down. For once.

DANUBE RIVER CRUISE BIKING

BERLIN TO PRAGUE BIKING NEW!

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $4,995

We’ve plotted the perfect course from one energetic European gem to another, and we’re the only ones riding between them. Along the way, sink neck deep into the history of UNESCO Dresden, spend not one night but two enjoying the serene bike paths of the Spreewald (and sumptuous spa of our hotel), then cap it off by riding to the door of our hotel in the City of Spires.

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Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Recreational Signature Ship – From $6,995 Should you float down the Danube or bike along it? Why not have your Gerbeaud cake and eat it too? Gawk at towering castles from the deck of our world-class Signature Ship one day, cycle the pretty riverbank the next. Our top-notch local guides (hello Jeanette, Silvia, Martin, and Judith!) lead you on show-stopping tours of local culture and cuisine. Pop into castles, towns and abbeys. Win/win/win.

DENMARK BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $6,495 We’ve stuck to the principles of Scandinavian design: simplicity (wheeling giddily through the Danish countryside), elegance (divine dinners fit for a monarch… seriously, the actual monarch), and ingenuity. To wit: we’re the only ones of our ilk spending a week in this foodie haven. Fave features? Two nights at Falsled Kro, arguably the finest (and most welcoming) hotel in the country.


REGION NAME • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

DENMARK

E NG L A N D

Berlin •

Cotswolds

GERMANY

Prague •

C Z E C H R E P U B L IC

Bavarian Lakes AU S T R I A

H U NGA RY

C R OAT I A

Dalmatian Coast

THE EXTRA MILE The art of B&R “Privately touring the world-renowned Jakober Art Foundation in Mallorca, and staying for a private lunch in their jaima overlooking the sea is one thing, but being joined by the legendary art aficionado Ben Jakober himself? Magical.”

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IRELAND

HOLLAND

Rhine River

C Z E C H R E P U B L IC

Prague • • Vienna AU S T R I A

HOLLAND BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Occasional Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Tilt at some windmills as you pedal the picturesque coast that inspired the Dutch Masters. Not many get to ride in beautiful Zeeland! We delve deep into the gastronomical wonders: oysters and shellfish, traditional savoury pannekoeken (pancakes) and some local jeneever, a.k.a. gin. Stay at the intimate 12-room Manoir Inter Scaldes (and its extraordinary 2 Michelin-star restaurant).

HOLLAND WALKING NEW!

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Occasional Signature Hotels – From $4,995 We still love riding Holland’s bike paths, but strolling is the perfect pace for those who really want to slow down to smell the tulips, soak up the rich cultural tradition and wander Holland’s stunning countryside, historic cities, and tranquil canals. Along the way, we immerse you in art and culture, from emerging local artists to icons like Rembrandt and Rem Koolhaas.

IRELAND BIKING

RHINE RIVER CRUISE BIKING NEW!

Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $6,995

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels - From $4,995 By day, sweep through verdant hills and along rocky coastlines; by night, be a merry Guinness-drinking local. We have Connemara all to ourselves: only B&R hits up Éire’s most authentic landscapes, culture, and music. And if you get a wee bit peckish? Fresh mussels, tender lamb, wild salmon and craft cheeses will sate your Irish appetite.

Thanks to our friends at Uniworld and their splendid ship, the S.S. Antoinette, you only have to unpack once as you explore Germany, France and The Netherlands in style and comfort. Live the river from both bike and ship as you take in stately cities, towering castles, terraced wine regions, and historic battle sites along one of Europe’s most iconic waterways.

PRAGUE TO VIENNA BIKING

Trip Designer | Lewis Evans

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Our guide Marie knows all about the Velvet Revolution—she was there. Get the inside scoop on Czech history over drinks. Cycle from Prague’s Bohemian chic to Vienna’s stately elegance. Add vineyard cycling, towering castles, hilltop monasteries (one is our hotel), and dinner at the legendary Landhaus Bacher. Finish off at the best hotel in Vienna, the Hotel Sacher. Torte, anyone?

Walk, ride (or if you prefer, float) through central Europe and you’ll quickly come to understand why this corner of The Continent inspired so many fairy tales. There’s something infectious about this lush, magical and mythical landscape, something best experienced with a glass of Grüner or a crisp pilsner in hand. You may feel so inspired you insist you can’t leave without trying on lederhosen. I assure you: you can.

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C Z E C H R E P U B L IC

Prague •

AU S T R I A

• Vienna

SWITZERLAND H U NGA RY

ROMANIA

ROMANIA BIKING NEW!

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $5,795 We’re the only ones riding Romania’s idyllic landscapes and exploring its historic towns. Delve deep into a corner of Europe where traditional trades still reign and meet our local friends, who works as weavers, brick-makers, blacksmiths and more. Creature comforts abound too, like the romantic resto-hotel Valea Verde, where ownerchef Jonas Schäfer joins us for dinner.

SWITZERLAND E-BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels - From $6,795 Glide effortlessly through mountain and glacial vistas on your faithful e-bike. Meet artisanal cheese makers and winemakers and hear the alpenhorn’s jubilant tones. For thrills, visit a highaltitude glacier from a remarkable suspension bridge. Then it’s back on your e-bike: the hidden gem of Bern’s old town beckons. Don’t forget to visit the chocolatiers. (As though anyone could.)

VIENNA TO BUDAPEST BIKING

VIENNA TO PRAGUE BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational | Bistro Hotels – From $3,995

Get to know your Gruener Veltliner as we cycle the stunning vineyards in the Wachau. Sip the finest whites with an expert. Break bread with the locals and gape at monasteries, medieval streets, and preserved towns. It pays to have friends in turreted places: only B&R visits the baroque theatre of Český Krumlov’s castle. At day’s end, melt into a steam bath... in your hotel’s 15thC spa.

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Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Occasional Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Double your discovery on a bucket list trip that spans two resplendent capitals, two fascinating countries, and two breathtaking lakes. Along the way, live (and eat) like royalty at renowned Taubenkobel (we’re the only cyclists they invite); pedal past fields, vineyards and lakeside villages; then arrive in Budapest in style—aboard a private boat that docks right at our hotel on the Danube.

VIENNA TO PRAGUE FAMILY ADVENTURE

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Bistro Hotels – From $3,995 Get unparalleled family time—and alone time! Bike along the Danube, cruise the castled countryside of Bohemia. Enjoy legendary Czech hospitality, the best goulash you’ve ever tasted, and the fairytale town of Český Krumlov. For the kids, all that, plus thrilling rafting, climbing, and canoeing while you drink it all in (read: sip on pilsner).


EUROPE • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

There was no sense of tourism at all during the trip and we really got to see the country in a unique way. —LISA JACKSON

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Asia-Pacific BY THE NUMBERS:

3

Five-star Balinese hotels we stay in

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8

Ecosystems we experience on New Zealand Biking

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Number of homes B&R has helped build in Myanmar

1974

The first year we started travelling in China


This corner of the globe is as deep and sensuous as a cup of chai. Yet many outfits, spooked by the culture gap, take only a superficial sip. Fortunately, one man’s gap is another man’s stomping grounds. We’ve spent decades learning Vietnam by heart. We were the first of our kind to break into Aotearoa—three decades ago. We’ve sourced more Japanese ryokans than any sane person should. And we’re dying to steep you in this warm-spirited region—sans cliché.

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Australia Bhutan Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Laos Myanmar Nepal

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BALI ACTIVE EXPEDITION

Scheduled Trip | 8 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $8,495 Ever been to Paradise? Let us convince you it’s in Bali. It’s way off the beaten path with turquoise crater lakes, fragrant flower offerings, rice terraces, and cascades of waterfalls. We pedal past verdant rice paddies; immerse you in the cultural hub, Ubud; and hang with our local friends. Oh— we almost forgot—the hotels: five-star gems: the Oberois, the Viceroy, and the Aman. Heaven…

CHINA BIKING NEW!

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $8,995 Discover a country both serene and spectacular. Relax on the Li River—we know a guy who’d be happy to lend you his bamboo raft—then revel in a tantalizing light show designed by the orchestrator of Beijing’s opening ceremonies. Ride scenic roads through bamboo forests, explore the stunning Yellow Mountains, and luxuriate in the artistic haven that is West Lake.

INDIA WALKING NEW!

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $7,995 Explore the extraordinary richness of India’s diversity. Pause to appreciate the way a camel traffic jam contrasts with opulent palaces and imposing forts (some of which just happen to double as our luxe hotel). Beguile your senses with the vibrant sights, smells and sounds of New Delhi; explore the Mehrangarh Fort on a private tour; and take in Rajasthan’s rural beauty.

JAPAN WALKING NEW!

JAPAN BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Avid | Signature Hotels - From $8,995

Who needs modern Japan’s neon bustle when you can cycle the spectacular coastline of old Japan, visiting sleepy fishing villages and gorgeous ryokans along the way. Buddhist temples, tea ceremonies, and steaming onsen baths are more our speed. We bike along the Noto (sublime) and stay at the exquisite Kayotei (whose owner has raised many a glass of sake with us).

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Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels - From $9,895 Start by experiencing the fine frenzy of modern Osaka and Kansai, then slip into the peace and tranquility of rural Japan and ancient Nara. Stroll some of Japan’s most breathtaking walking trails and step back in time. Vist centuries-old temples, soak in mountain hot springs at the Kayotei ryokan, and marvel at the soothing stillness of the awe-inspiring countryside.


C H I NA JA PA N

I N DI A

Phillipine Sea

I N D ON E S I A Bali

THE EXTRA MILE Magic. Mushrooms. “After learning one of our travellers was wild for Japanese wild mushrooms, Takuya tipped off our chef. The next morning, our chef got up at 5am, foraged up and down the mountain, then cooked up a mouthwatering mushroom extravaganza. Extra mile? More like 10.”

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L AO S CAMBODIA

V I E T NA M

SRI LANKA

NEW ZEALAND

MEKONG RIVER BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels - From $10,495 Pop quiz: what’s better than taking in Vietnam’s lush rice paddies, noble water buffalo, stunning temples, and countless smiling locals? Seeing it all aboard the luxurious Aqua Mekong, our floating five-star hotel. After marvelling at Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s ancient crown jewel, we’ll fly to Phnom Penh and cruise down the serene Mekong, stopping en route to experience classic visions of Vietnam.

NEW ZEALAND BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels - From $5,995 Any trip that culminates in a place called “the Adventure Capital of the World” has a lot to live up to; fortunately, New Zealand’s South Island delivers in spades. Journey from resurgent Christchurch to the alabaster Southern Alps, and on to the painting-like panoramas of Lake Tekapo, Mt. Cook and Wanaka. Then finish in Queenstown— and find out for yourself why it lives up to its name.

NORTHERN VIETNAM & LAOS BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $5,995 We’ve combined Laos—home to the colonial architecture and Buddhist legacy of UNESCO Luang Prabang—with the most scenic and undiscovered corners of Vietnam. Stretch your cultural horizons, meet our local friends and marvel at miles of Mekong-side riding on a journey you can’t find anywhere else. (Laos is “only B&R” territory, so keep it between us.)

SRI LANKA ACTIVE EXPEDITION

Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $8,795 In this sensuous, once-troubled region, we explore golden beaches, vanished empires, tea plantations, Hindu temples, and mist-shrouded highlands. A host of fascinating local experts join us along the way, including a tea expert, a botanist and an ex-pat journalist. We’re the only people of our kind blazing a trail through Sri Lanka, and lucky us: we’re invited for a rare stay at Ceylon Tea Trails.

VIETNAM BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $6,495

Roll past friendly villagers, rice paddies, and cruise up the Perfume River. Feel the rush of our favourite city, Hoi An, and savour the mind-blowing Vietfusion cuisine at Mango Mango. Our incredible local guides have been working with us for decades and have real chops. What more could you want? How about three nights at the award-winning Nam Hai? Sleep on it. Trip Designer | Nathan Lane After 12 years of leading trips in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, I’m constantly amazed at how much more there is to discover: a new, secluded bike path along a vibrant rice paddy. A new restaurant only my local friends know about. A new hotel about to be built. My favourite time each year is the month I spend visiting old friends—hoteliers, chefs, historians and local bon vivants. I call it “research,” but please don’t mention it to B&R.

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • ASIA-PACIFIC

L AO S

CAMBODIA

V I E T NA M

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 9 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $8,795 In a corner of Asia known for its magic, we pull back the curtain on two distinct cultures united in the undeniable warmth of their people–and their delectable cuisine. Soak up quiet rice fields and endless miles of scenic coastal roads as we take in colonial Hanoi and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, then fly to Cambodia for a behind-the-scenes look at Angkor’s temples.

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & LAOS BIKING Scheduled Trip | 12 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $11,795 Why choose between these three remarkable countries when you can choose them all? As you make your way from historic Hoi An in Vietnam to the world’s largest religious temple in Cambodia and take part in a traditional Baci well-wishing ceremony in Laos, one thing becomes clear: these countries may be close, but they’re utterly unique (and their hotels are incredible, too).

VIETNAM SELF-GUIDED BIKING

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA FAMILY ADVENTURE Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $7,695

Ride through Vietnam’s verdant, perfectly kept rice paddies, then delve into the vibrant culture of Cambodia, where the whole family will marvel at ancient Angkor Wat. Not only will the kids adore the cuisine of this delectable corner of Asia, they’ll love crossing bamboo bridges, exploring secret tunnels and hidden grottos, and cooking up a storm during cooking class.

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Private Trip | 6 Nights | Occasional Signature Hotels – From $3,975 If there’s anything better than luxurious hotels, beautiful landscapes, delectable dishes and inviting locals, it’s the ability to appreciate it all at your own pace. We’ve plotted out the quintessential Vietnamese experience and lined up our local friends from Hoi An to Hue to take you in deep. Prefer to spend the day going deep in the pool? Go for it—it’s entirely up to you.

VIETNAM WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $7,495 In a place with as much history, culture and sumptuous cuisine as Vietnam, walking is the perfect pace. Stroll the streets of colonial Hanoi, explore the colourful shops of UNESCO-recognized Hoi An, indulge in some of the best Vietnamese food— and quiet possibly the best food, full stop—you’ve ever eaten, and luxuriate at the stunning Amanoi (this is a vacation, after all).


ASIA-PACIFIC • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

Being in a country before all of the tourists arrive was a great experience. I cannot say enough good things about our entire trip. —CHARYN HOFFMAN

Private Travel IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Want it all to yourself? We make it incredibly easy for you to journey with friends, family, or on your own. Have us create a Bespoke opus—or choose a trip from our selection of private itineraries. These trips are ready to rock. All you have to do is pack. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI EXPEDITION BHUTAN ACTIVE EXPEDITION CAMBODIA BIKING CHINA BIKING HANOI TO HO CHI MINH BIKING INDIA SPIRITUAL WALKING JOURNEY INDOCHINA ACTIVE EXPEDITION ISLANDS OF MYANMAR BY SEA JAPAN FAMILY LAOS BIKING MYANMAR BIKING NEW ZEALAND FAMILY ADVENTURE SOUTH AUSTRALIA EXPEDITION SOUTH INDIA ACTIVE EXPEDITION TASMANIA WALKING

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Americas BY THE NUMBERS:

34

Median age of B&R guides in the Americas

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100

Percentage of B&R travellers who are blown away by Patagonia

3,000

Number of steps at Machu Picchu

528,448

Friends we have in Newfoundland


The Western hemisphere’s geographical and cultural diversity are second to none—much like the lineup of immersive, adventurous and incredible trips we’ve assembled there. In Patagonia, glacial hikes through the Andes end at lavish haciendas. Further north, we’ve dug up new secrets in old gems like Peru, the Galapagos and Costa Rica. And in North America, vineyards, views and exceptionally stunning hotels (hello, Fogo) welcome us around every corner.

REGIONS:

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Argentina Arizona British Columbia California Chile Costa Rica Newfoundland Patagonia Peru Quebec Utah

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • AMERICAS

THE EXTRA MILE Perfectly baked “After the most beautiful hike ever (was it just us on the mountain?), we arrived at the Sun Gate overlooking jawdropping Machu Picchu. Perfectly timed, a baker appeared with fresh, hot panetón—possibly the best thing I’ve ever tasted.”

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AMERICAS • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

Newfoundland

NORT H A M E R ICA

C O L OM B I A P E RU CHILE PATAG ON I A

CHILE BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $7,495 Want sumptuous meals, world-class wines, oldworld charm and zero jet lag? Bienvenido a Chile. Here, quiet roads through the countryside open up into epic ocean views along the spectacular coast. Picnics, barrel tastings and a cooking demo from one of the country’s top chefs reveal a culinary culture worth savouring. And the futuristic Vina Vik inspires all kinds of awe.

COLOMBIA ACTIVE EXPEDITION

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $5,995 Experience an emergent country bursting with modernity. Bogota shines with creativity and the food scene rivals anywhere in the world. Get in on the city’s Ciclovia, a weekly public cycling day that closes many streets. Outside the city? Meet the men and women who grow your coffee, enjoy lush hills, cloud forests, and colonial architecture. If that doesn’t get you buzzing, the caffeine will.

NEWFOUNDLAND WALKING

PERU WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Avid | Signature Hotels - From $7,495

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $5,995 Newfoundland, a.k.a. the Rock, is home to one of the most colourful cultures in Canada. Its art, music, and storytelling are legendary (not to mention its hospitality). Walk the Sherwink Trail—one of the best hikes in the world. Picnic on a fishing stage with folk music. And visit beautiful Fogo Island, where you’ll marvel at whales and icebergs (and the inn the world can’t stop gushing over).

Peru offers some of the most incandescent landscapes on the planet. Walk the ruins of the Sacred Valley and hike the cloud forests of the Inca Trail. See Machu Picchu after the tourists have left and sleep next door at Sanctuary Lodge. Then head back to Cusco on the Hiram Bingham Train and meet the finest weavers in Peru over a final-night dinner—in an Incan palace.

PATAGONIA EXPEDITION

Trip Designer | Veronika Macas

Scheduled Trip | 9 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels - From $9,795 A trek through Patagonia isn’t just a “journey”—this is an UNESCO-recognized odyssey. Start amidst the epic landscapes of Los Glacieres then stroll through the Magellanic forest of El Calafate. Finish in legendary Torres Del Paine, and find yourself swept away by the granite peaks, absorbed in the pristine turquoise waters and pampered at an explorer’s paradise—Explora Lodge.

The Sacred Valley feels like Narnia and Neverland all rolled into one. But what I love is how we don’t just show you the sights or introduce you to the culture, we immerse you in it. We see Machu Picchu after the tourists leave to really soak in its majesty. We meet weavers plying an ancient trade and cutting-edge chefs creating a new culinary culture. We don’t just peruse Peru. We pry it wide open.

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • AMERICAS

Québec

NO RT H A M E R ICA California

PATAG ON I A

PATAGONIA WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels - From $5,995 Be a stranger in a strange land... but a stranger who lives large! This remote region has some of the planet’s most incredible vistas—and it’s seen by precious few. Be among those who have walked the windswept steppes and glaciers above crystal clear lakes as condors patrol the skies (just keep an eye on your sandwich). At day’s end? Take a load off at equally out-of-this-world hotels.

QUEBEC BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,995 How do you improve on the luscious cuisine, vibrant city squares and ethereal cultural charms of Europe? Put it in your own backyard—and sprinkle in a dash of Canadian politeness. Picnic along charming rivers, practice your French, and sample foie gras, cider and seasonal berries as you ride the bucolic countryside from cosmopolitan Montréal to 400-year-old Québec City.

SONOMA & NAPA BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 4 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $4,995 Let the big groups traverse the same trodden routes in pursuit of big reds—amidst California’s rolling hills and golden hillocks, we travel like a well versed local. We avoid the busy tasting bars in favour of passionate (and peerless) Mom-and-Pop wineries, savour the world-class cuisine with bistro lunches and Michelin dinners, and luxuriate at hotels like Auberge du Soleil.

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AMERICAS • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

The trip was planned and orchestrated seamlessly; the level of service was exceptional; the guides were extremely knowledgable; and the accommodations were unbelievable. —KAY GURTIN

Private Travel IN AMERICAS

Want it all to yourself? We make it incredibly easy for you to journey with friends, family, or on your own. Have us create a Bespoke opus—or choose a trip from our selection of private itineraries. These trips are ready to rock. All you have to do is pack. • • • • • • • • •

ARIZONA FAMILY ADVENTURE BEARS & WHALES FAMILY ADVENTURE COSTA RICA FAMILY GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE SAFARI NEWFOUNDLAND SELF-GUIDED WALKING NORTHERN ARGENTINA BIKING PERU FAMILY SOUTHERN PATAGONIA ACTIVE EXPEDITION UTAH FAMILY ADVENTURE

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Africa & The Middle East BY THE NUMBERS:

8

Average number of minutes it takes to learn how to pronounce Xhosa

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11

Number of official languages in South Africa

23

Years we’ve been totally immersed in Morocco

900,000

Population of Cape Buffalo (one of the iconic “Big 5”)


Combine this region’s wild, supersized beauty with B&R’s signature extra mile, and you get an adventure that’ll make mincemeat (or jollof?) out of your ennui. A farm-to-table lunch in Cape Town becomes a private picnic and wine tasting... at the actual farm. “Seeing the desert” becomes a camel ride over softly lit Saharan sand dunes, an eye-widening trek along the Oman Grand Canyon, or a night in a private luxury camp. Africa provides the adventure— and we take care of everything else.

REGIONS:

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Botswana Kenya Morocco Namibia Oman Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe

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THE EXTRA MILE Down to earth “Oman? You have to see it from the inside. And we mean literally inside. Lunching in the home of a wonderful Bedouin family is the perfect recipe. We sit on their floor, eat with our right hands, drink kawa, and talk and talk and talk.”

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AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

Morocco

A F R ICA

Oman

South Africa

MOROCCO BIKING

Scheduled Trip | 5 Nights | Recreational Bistro Hotels – From $4,695 As you cross sunbaked dunes and ascend towards the High Atlas Mountains, a strange sensation comes over you (don’t worry, it’s not heat exhaustion—we’ve got you covered): it’s the stunning surroundings seeping into your soul. From souk to kasbah to remote Berber village to mountain pass, this is one authentic experience after another. Unleash your inner nomad (on two wheels).

MOROCCO WALKING

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels - $7,995 The heart of Morocco is off the beaten path—and we've weaved together breathtaking walks that lead right to it. Hike along the Plateau du Kik and drink in the views of the High Atlas Mountains. Sip mint tea in Berber villages at the foot of Jbel Toubkal. Stroll the fragrant Valley of Roses. And put your feet up at exquisite hotels—just in case the heart of Morocco is hiding out by the pool.

OMAN WALKING

MOROCCO ACTIVE EXPEDITION

Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Recreational | Signature Hotels – From $8,995

Scheduled Trip | 7 Nights | Recreational Signature Hotels – From $6,995 Oh man. This beautiful country couldn’t be more unlike Dubai, its flashier neighbour. This is the land of the golden-orange Wahiba Sands, ancient souks, the soaring Hajar Mountains, and the Omani Grand Canyon. Hey, how’d you like to sail in a wooden dhow in Muscat Harbour? Or spend a night under desert stars? Mystical, magical and mysterious: exactly our cup of (cardamom) tea.

Have the experience of a lifetime on a bike or, if you prefer, an amicable camel. Go from bustling souks to Berber villages and crumbling kasbahs. Lose yourself overnight in the silky Saharan dunes at a breathtaking tented camp, and luxuriate at Kasbah Tamadot, Dar Ahlam and Riad Farnatchi (exclusive to us). You’ll think you’re walking toward a mirage, but trust us, it’s all real.

SOUTH AFRICA BIKING NEW!

Trip Designer | Orsolya Kako

Scheduled Trip | 6 Nights | Enthusiast Signature Hotels – From $7,995 From Cape Town to the Whale Coast, and Walker Bay to Stellenbosch, see the very best that South Africa has to offer. A cyclist’s paradise, you’ll ride everything from mountain trails to sand dunes, soaking up the coastal views and local vintages in between. See the stunning Hemel en Aarde Valley, join gardeners on their morning harvest, and explore the Cape in all its glory.

I see Moroccan B&R journeys as my chance to make fullygrown adults feel “magical” again. We delve right into the whirling world of Marrakech’s souks, retire to a luxurious riad, take camels over the dunes to a starlit dinner... it’s incredible to see the wonder on their faces as they experience all the surprises and charms I’ve lined up for them — while feeling fully and sweetly cared for.

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • SAFARI TRIPS

Safari WILDLY INTIMATE, ACTIVE AND DELICIOUS. An African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. We make sure it’s beyond your wildest expectations. For a trip this big, nothing less than B&R's maniacal sense of perfectionism—and sure-footed familiarity with this part of the world—will suffice. We pull out all the stops: exclusive luxury lodges, a horde of local botanist, biologist and ranger friends to explore and break bread with, and remarkable itineraries that guarantee joyous expletives. Let the other guys sit in Range Rovers all day waiting for Godot—you're with us. And we have a rhino to catch (on camera).

Our Safari Experts:

Christine Tucker

Michele Harvey

Brad Crockett

Kenya and Tanzania

South Africa, Botswana and Namibia

Director of Expedition trips

“Going on safari in Tanzania means reckoning with some of earth's most humbling locales—the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, the Selous Game Reserve— the sort of places that remind you of this planet's vastness. Today, it's not that hard to travel to these venues, but to really experience them? That's what B&R does best.”

“I make it my mission to select partners whose safaris benefit the community as much as the traveller—human and otherwise. Fortunately, the most responsible partners are also the most passionate. In true B&R fashion, we pair that passion with our thirst for adventure to craft experiences you cannot find anywhere else.

“With B&R, there’s never any sacrificing of safety or comfort—but that doesn’t mean we keep you on the outside looking in. We get in deep, whether it’s hanging with lions or gasping at the wildebeest migration.” Brad Crockett was named Safari Specialist by Departures magazine (that translates to you’ve gotta travel with this guy).

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Ways to go: BESPOKE: Our Bespoke Safari journeys are born beautifully out of your family’s bucket list. Camping on an otherworldly private island furnished just for you guys? Being used as a perch by meerkats? Seeing your kids’ eyes glitter in the night as they spot their first rhino? Call 1.866.902.8977 or visit Butterfield.com/Private—we’d love to bat ideas around with you. READY-TO-BOOK: These epic, private journeys are ready to roll. Just pack your bags. And extra photo storage. • • • • • • • • • • • •

BOTSWANA FAMILY SAFARI KENYA SAFARI KENYA WALKING SAFARI NAMIBIA FAMILY SAFARI NAMIBIA WALKING SAFARI JOURNEY TANZANIA SAFARI TANZANIA FAMILY SAFARI ZAMBIA SAFARI ZAMBIA WALKING SAFARI ZIMBABWE ACTIVE EXPEDITION ZIMBABWE SAFARI ZIMBABWE FAMILY SAFARI

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • FAMILY TRIPS

Family Trips PLANNED BY PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY HAVE KIDS. See the world as a family. We don't believe “let's have kids” should mean you have to stop exploring the world. We also don't believe you should get home from a holiday just as tired as when you left. So we have real moms and dads at B&R design and test-drive everything. Our resulting journeys get rave reviews from young and young-at-heart people alike. Nothing's dumbed down, everything's 100% stress-free, and there’s always as much action and excitement as the kids can handle. (“That was the best day of my life” is a refrain we hear often.) Expect the perfect balance of time with-the-kids and time-apart: leaving you incredibly relaxed and reinvigorated. Bickering on a family holiday? We don’t even know what that is!

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FAMILY TRIPS • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

PRIVATE FAMILY ADVENTURES:

BEARS & WHALES BRITISH COLUMBIA

COSTA RICA

DOLOMITES TO VENICE

ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS

ICELAND

IRELAND

JAPAN

LOIRE VALLEY

MOROCCO

NEW ZEALAND

NORMANDY & BRITTANY

PATAGONIA

PERU

QUEBEC

ROME & PUGLIA

SOUTH AFRICA

UTAH

VIETNAM

SCHEDULED FAMILY ADVENTURES: See all our Family Trips and view the details at Butterfield.com/ Family DOLOMITES

LOIRE VALLEY

PUGLIA

VIENNA TO PRAGUE

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • OUR TRIP DESIGNERS

Our Trip Designers We think of our trip designers as architects, because to meet B&R's standards, a journey must be a blissful marriage of science and art. The science is logistics—how to make a trip really work, so you aren't tired, hungry, or bored for even a second. The art is making it as revelatory and resplendent as a Venetian basilica ceiling: both a perfect expression of the region, and a perfect work of living poetry. In other words, the sort of experience that leaves you gobsmacked. Here are our gifted “architects”:

The original trip designer­— George Butterfield—still oversees the trip planning process at B&R.

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OUR TRIP DESIGNERS • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

AMANDA GARY Argentina, Patagonia, Uruguay

ANNALISE ANDREWS Australia

ANNIK BOULVA Alsace, Brittany, California, Holland, Normandy, Utah

CHRISTINA CAIN Puglia, Sicily

CHRISTINE TUCKER Andalucia, Basque, Kenya, Mallorca, Tanzania

COURTNEY MUNDY Amalfi, Tuscany, Umbria

DANA QUINN Italian Lakes, Provence

DANE TREDWAY England, Ireland, Newfoundland, Quebec, Scotland, Sri Lanka

GEORGIA YUILL Dolomites, Veneto

JEROME BORE Bordeaux, Dordogne, Loire

KAREN MACRAE Bali, Borneo, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Thailand

LEWIS EVANS Camino de Santiago, Costa Brava, Germany, Hungary, Rioja

MARYA VALLI Corsica, Denmark, Piemonte, Sweden, Switzerland

MICHELE HARVEY Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

NATHAN LANE Cambodia, China, Laos, Oman, Vietnam

ORSOLYA KAKO Iceland, Japan, Morocco

OSCAR BIEDMA Portugal

ROB GRIEVE Australia, New Zealand

STEPHANIE GULLEDGE Brazil, Chile, Colombia

STEVE WILSON Argentina, Costa Rica, India

Learn more about our design team at Butterfield.com THOMAS FRIESE Austria, Czech, Hungary

TOM ABRAHAM British Columbia, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Slovenia

VERONIKA MACAS Galapagos, Peru

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BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON • OUR GUIDES

Our Guides

Sakis

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Diego

Tabi & Lorenzo

AGUSTIN CALVETTI 50% anthropologist. 50% hôtelier. But also: restaurateur, trekking guide and polyglot. Oh, and blues guitarist. ALESSIO FRANGIONI Gifted carpenter. Restores aged Italian homes. Don’t need any cornices fixed? He’s also a trained veterinarian. (Handy when the camel breaks down.) ALEX GRAEFE Berliner who loves all things Tuscan. Spends his winters biking in New Zealand. ALICE VAN DER VOORT Can jabber away in six international tongues as though possessed. Works with school children in Laos. Dances on tables in Italy. ALVARO DIEZ Our super-athletic Spaniard. Member of his university triathlon team. Has run more marathons than anyone can remember. AMANDA GARY Now based in Buenos Aires, this multi-talented native of Malibu, California has guided more than 20 trips in Europe and South America. AMINA ABDELJAWAD Six-language-speaking Swedish adventure-seeker. Loves to get down. Not just to the depths of Lake Malawi (she’s a seasoned diver), but on the dance floors of Andalucia, too. ANGELO SCIMIA Has been spotted in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London and his native northern Italy. Still unknown: the top-secret gourmet restaurant he manages. ANTHONY KING Windsurfer. Marathon runner. Free-diver. Forest trekker. Around-the-world cyclist. Now training to be a paramedic! ANTHONY WEERSING An American living in Toronto, where he is our resident Japanese cultural expert. CATHERINE KNIGHT There’s no such thing as the off season for this high-octane American who mountain bikes, runs, hikes, kayaks, swims, skates, and snowboards her way around the world. Now based in Spain. CHRISTINA NICK Rehabilitating cheetahs in northern Namibia. Or showcasing her world-renowned sculpture at an art show in Hungary. Or... CHRISTOPHER LITT Stir-crazy cyclist. Has ridden clear across Canada. Conquered roads in France and Switzerland. Former pedicab driver. Don’t tell him we told you. DALE SHERROW Can just as easily talk about corporate finance as he can Volnay Premier Cru. But his true passion is learning the intricacies of people, culture, and local cuisine. DAMIEN BUREL Has finally

Alice

Amina

given in to his passion: wine. Winemaking has taken him to New Zealand and Burgundy, where he is now based. (Psst: let him choose the wine.) DANA QUINN A high-octane consultant in her former life. Many B&R trips later, she’s savouring the slightly slower life in southern France. DANE TREDWAY Wandered from Cape Town to Kathmandu. Returned to Toronto for a life of writing and photography. (Also: spelunking, skiing, scuba diving, trekking.) DANIEL BOWER Biked, snowboarded, scuba dived, mountaineered, bunjee jumped and Frisbeecompeted across six continents. DARIUS ARJANG Swaps teaching for guiding each summer. Can whip up the notoriously finicky Sachertorte on command. DAVID FACCHINI Italian-born David has worked on humanitarian projects across the globe. When he’s not changing the world, he’s changing gears on a bike. A true buona forchetta! DEBBIE VANVAERENBURGH Recently finished a one-year trip through Moscow, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Taiwan and Indonesia. Her fave part? Teaching English to monks in Laos. DENIS LUCCANTONI Former Olympian. Still has that golden glow. Spends the winters speed skating, teaching skiing in the French Alps, and being impossibly downto-earth. DIEGO GRAU Hails from a small Castilian town. Left a career in biology to join B&R. Says gushy, poetic things like “I found the pure happiness that the path brings you.” DOMINIC GIOSSAN Renaissance man (and possessor of five degrees). Can say “Holy @#$%! Look at that bear!” in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. EDOARDO BAUSANI Can converse in no less than five languages. Chianti-born, now based in Germany. ERIC SPONSELLER Has worked with HIV/AIDS affected kids in Lesotho, baked bread in NYC, and now runs a successful artisan kombucha business in Denmark. We just had to have him. ERNESTO FUCCI Has a Master’s in diplomatic relations (it shows). When he's not working for the Italian Cultural Institute, you can find him guiding for us in Europe. ERIN REED Now a B&R travel advisor living on the West Coast, Erin is still a B&R überguide at heart and always comes when we call her. FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM 83


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Fanny

Gerardo

Stefano & Sonia

FANNY VIRET Worked with Doctors Without Borders in the Congo, cycled through Kyrgyzstan, and studies in Lausanne. Famous for her mouthwatering croquembouche. FLORIAN MARBACH A former professional swimmer, Florian can also add expert surfer and rock climber to his CV. GERARDO AMORTEGUI An engineer with an MA in remote sensing (which might be why he’s so good at finding gems off the beaten path). GIACOMO FANO Italian native. Has never spent a single day in an office. Can scale a cliff, but don’t bother asking him to scan a document. GIORGIA PECORARO In her teenage years, Giorgia travelled the world via a competitive rowing career. Now she has a PHD in Anthropology and resides right where she started: Sicily. Lucky us. GIOVANNI BETTIO Native of Venice. Can both order nihonshu and apologize for the consequences in fluent Japanese. Our Okinawa surfing expert. GLYN MANWARING-JONES Got the travel bug’s bite as a kid, canoeing in Northern Ontario. (On second thought, it may have been a mosquito.) Has lived in Montreal and Brazil, now brandishes a music degree instead of bug repellent. IRENA OSSOLA Hails from Northern Italy and Santa Fe. Road-hungry pro cyclist. Makes Batman look boring. JACOPO DI LORENZO Has hit up Kenyan missions, Australian horse farms and Thai beaches. Rome-born adventurer. Doesn’t crash a party—paraglides into it. JAMES BOYD Fearless climber. Prized in-house photographer. Studying with one of the great photographers of Spain. (Can get a terrific shot of saving you from a precipice.) JOÃO CARVALHO He has hiked the Himalayas, climbed the Alps, worked in Africa, taught in Vietnam… and even found time to complete a Master's. JOHN BROOKS Born in Boston. Lives in France. Fell into guiding to prolong his stay in Europe. 20 years later, has settled in Burgundy. Manages a small wine domaine. (Good move, John.) JULIE MICHAUX Passionate. Spontaneous. Constantly makes new friends. Even atop a bike. And then paints portraits of them. KATJA PHILIPP A German living in Montreal, Katja is an avid cyclist who can’t imagine life without biking every day. When she is not guiding, 84 FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM

she is a graphic designer. KATRIN PUETZ Katrin has been a cabinet-maker in Germany, a cheese-maker in the Swiss Alps, and a bull-catcher in the Australian outback. Now she’s working on a PhD. KIM HESSION Favourite hobbies: backcountry skiing, lobster fishing, river canoeing, tree-planting and crosswordsolving. Exhausting just watching her. LAURA MANZANO OUTEIRAL When she’s not guiding, Laura lectures for the National Museums Network in Paris (in four languages). When she’s not lecturing, she’s in China, or Ethiopia, or, well, you get the idea. LEAH HOWE Many years with B&R. Rife with delicious contradictions. Likes duvets silky soft, burrata homemade (in her home, that is) and Barolo right out of the barrel. LEWIS EVANS Can order coffee in five European languages. Is often served a crusty cheese sandwich, but is terrific at pretending that’s what he wanted. LISA LILJEBERG Maestro, interpreter, psychologist, bike mechanic... she does it all. LORENZO SANTAMARIA Born in Sicily. Based in Copenhagen. A bit of a nomad. But has a Sicilian’s love of family... and, fortunately, includes fellow travellers in that category. LOTTIE WILLIAMS-BURRELL Can expand your theatrical talents while blowing your mind. Funny. Fascinating. And adorably named. LUCA INNOCENTI Anyone who can hitchhike from Vietnam all the way to Italy can guide for B&R. LUCA PACCHIONI Was loaded into a camper van for a whirlwind Portugal trip at the age of eight. Now an Italian wanderer and aspiring Madrid architect. MARCELA CALDAS Colombia native. Architect. Designer. Lives in Paris, Barcelona and Rome. Rides horses in La Costa Brava. MARCOS GRELLET Has spent the past 18 years as both a marine biologist and continent-hopping travel writer. Or as we describe it: cuddling dolphins and wordsmithing. MARGOT CREPIN Dividing her time between France and Colombia, Margot is an avid biker, hiker and marathoner (in four languages). MARIADELE GATTI Blink and you’ll miss this Italian globetrotter. Specializes in medical interpretation (among oither languages). MARIO KOCH Was a journalist in Jakarta before returning to Berlin


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Our guides made our trip super fun and completely carefree. They anticipated our every need. —SUSAN DAWSON (NAPA & SONOMA)

Thilo

to work as a film producer… and a sous-chef. Sprechen sie eclectic? MARJOLEIN ROELEVELD Amsterdam-born. Sports degrees in theatre and mime. Refuses to pretend she’s trapped in a box. But after a few pints of Columbus ale... MARKO MITIC Has been on the slow road for years, whether riding across continents or sailing around the Med. Managed to learn four languages along the way. MATT TRICKS Has worn many hats in his career, from teacher to investment banker. Now a veterinary surgeon. His favourite hat? B&R. NANCY TOWNS Lovable Spanish-speaking Hispanophile. Claims in a convincing tone that she loves biking Albanian mountain roads. In the winter. OSCAR BIEDMA The kind of athlete who pedals out of a Vancouver driveway one morning and ends up in Mexico. PAOLO MARAGLIULO Native of Puglia. Came to guiding the old fashioned way: a failed basketball career. Now a worldly genius who works in British theatre. RAFA PRIETO MARTIN Born in Spain. First word was aventura. (Repeated in German, English, Italian, Portuguese, French and Japanese.) REMI LAHAUSSOIS Sculptor. Winemaker. Homebuilder. Musician. Triathlete. We could go on. RICCARDO PASQUIN Born in a Venetian village. Wandered through Ireland, Bolivia and Portugal. Party trick: getting teary-eyed about il bel paese (the beautiful country). ROBERTO ALIPRANDI Roberto, former restaurateur, is your typical B&R polyglot: he speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German. ROSS MCLEAN Born to a family of musicians, Ross is no stranger to globetrotting. He is a trained wine connoisseur now based in Kyoto. RUPERT WILSON-YOUNG This Montreal-based outdoorsman fell in love with the wild at an early age, having hiked, biked, camped and guided his way through the Great White North. SAKIS MITSOULIS Master’s in fine art. Happily steeped in the finer things in life (probably how he ended up a luxe boating expert). Feels equally at home guiding in Bali, Japan, Utah and Croatia. SARAH LEWIS Master’s from the London School of Economics. Fluent in five languages. Has visited more countries than a diplomat.

SCOTT MCEWEN Ditched television to pursue cinema and guide with B&R. Now based at our HQ in Toronto. SEBASTIAN ROMERO Our resident filmmaker and photographer extraordinaire. Native of Germany. SEBASTIAN LALMAND Has designed and guided trips all over Spain, and biked from Brussels to Cairo. (Trust us, you’re in capable hands.) SIGRID LELIEVRE Sigrid’s background in film gives her a serious edge on finding the most scenic spots for a picnic. SJOERD VINK Born in southern Holland. Grew up on a bike. (It’s practically dictated by law there.) Has a degree from the Royal Academy of Art (which might explain the gorgeous photos he takes for us). SONIA TER HOVANESSIAN Our favourite Franco-Armenian jazz singer. Now calls Bologna home. STEFANO LOPEZ A native of Florence, he has travelled extensively in Europe, though his most recent adventure involved Grizzly bears in the Yukon. STEPHANE LECLERC A French-Canadian graphic designer with a penchant for adventure. STEPHANIE GULLEDGE Has journeyed through Europe, South America and Asia on two wheels. Now our trip designer in Colombia and Chile. TABITA MIOTTO When this Italian is not guiding for B&R, she’s either shaving off strokes from her golf game or tackling new hills on her bike. THILO ERHARDT Throw him in the sea? He becomes an expert diver. Send him to the European Space Agency? He walks out with a job. A German Parisian everything. THOMASE FRIESE Has guided B&R travellers through Italy and central Europe for precisely a decade. Has no plans of stopping. Not that we’d ever let him. TIBOR BARNA Gallivants around the world on two wheels. Did a 5,000 km bike trip through Southeast Asia. Should proooobably be the subject of a documentary. TIM RICHARDSON Our go-to guy in Bhutan, Nepal and New Zealand. Why? Can cook anything on a barbecue, cut a tree like a lumberjack and repair bikes like they’re made of Lego. Simultaneously. TIM SCHELLENBERGER Our favourite Brazil-based intellectual recently earned his Master’s. Happily shuts off his brain every few days to dive, drum and DJ. FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES, VISIT BUTTERFIELD.COM 85


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TRIP

ACT. LEVEL

HOTEL STYLE

5

A

Signature

$6,995 | $1,800

NIGHTS

Amalfi Coast Walking

PRICE FROM | SS

JAN 31

FEB 7

14

21

28

4

MAR 11

18

25

4

APR 11

18

25

1

MAY 8

15

22

29

6

13

Augusta Masters Golf

3

O

Signature

$5,995 | $800

8

E

Signature

$8,995 | $2,000

9–16

Basque Country Walking NEW!

5

A

Signature

$5,995 | $900

6–11

7–10 23–30

Bavarian Lakes Walking

5

R

Signature

$4,795 | $600

Berlin to Prague Biking NEW!

5

R

Signature

$4,995 | $700

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $1,000

14–19

Burgundy Biking

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $700

13–18

Burgundy Bistro Biking

5

E

Bistro

$3,995 | $400

Camino de Santiago Biking

5

E

Bistro

$3,995 | $300

Chile Biking

6

E

Signature

$7,495 | $1,500

6

R

Signature

$5,995 | $700

Costa Brava Biking

5

R

Signature

$4,995 | $700

Dalmatian Coast Biking

7

A

Signature

$6,995 | $2,600

Danube River Cruise Biking

7

R

Signature

$6,995 | $1,700

Denmark Biking

5

R

Signature

$6,495 | $1,100

27 27–01

Bali Active Expedition

Colombia Active Expedition

20

15–20

27–1 28–2 27–1 20–25 19–25 4–10

2–8

4–10

27–3

Dolomites Family Adventure*

5

R

Signature

$4,995 | $900

Douro Valley Walking

5

E

Signature

$4,795 | $900

29–4

27–1

Holland Biking

5

O

Signature

$4,995 | $700

23–28 30–5

27–1

Holland Walking NEW!

5

O

Signature

$4,995 | $700

India Walking NEW!

6

R

Signature

$7,995 | $1,500

Ireland Biking

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $200

Italian Lakes Walking

5

E

Signature

$6,295 | $1,200

Japan Biking

7

A

Signature

$9,495 | $1,300

Japan Walking

7

E

Signature

$9,895 | $3,500

Loire Châteaux Biking

5

R

Signature

$4,795 | $900

Loire Valley Family Adventure*

5

R

Signature

$4,795 | $700

Mallorca Walking

5

A

Signature

$5,495 | $1,700

Mekong River Biking

7

R

Signature

$10,495 | $1,950

Morocco Active Expedition

7

R

Signature

$8,995 | $3,100

Morocco Biking

5

R

Bistro

$4,695 | $700

Morocco Walking

6

E

Signature

$7,995 | $3,000

New Zealand Biking

6

E

Signature

$5,995 | $1,000

Newfoundland Walking

5

R

Signature

$5,995 | $2,000

Normandy & Brittany Biking

5

R

Signature

$4,995 | $800

Northern Vietnam & Laos Biking

6

R

Signature

$5,995 | $1,000

Oman Walking

7

R

Signature

$6,995 | $1,500

16–21 11–17 20–25 9–16

6–11 10–17 28–4

1–7

9–15 19–26

2–9

9

E

Signature

$9,795 | $2,000

22–3

6

E

Signature

$5,995 | $900

22–28

6

A

Signature

$7,495 | $1,800

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $400

Piemonte to Portofino Walking

5

E

Signature

$5,795 | $1,400

Portugal Biking

5

R

Signature

$4,595 | $400

Prague to Vienna Biking

5

R

Signature

$4,995 | $600

Provence Luberon Biking

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $1,000

Puglia Biking

5

R

Signature

$4,495 | $700

Puglia Family Adventure*

5

R

Signature

$4,795 | $500

Quebec Biking

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $1,000

Rhine River Cruise Biking NEW!

7

R

Signature

$6,995 | $1,700

Rhone River Cruise Biking

7

R

Signature

$7,995 | $2,000

Rioja Biking

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $700

Romania Biking NEW!

5

R

Signature

$5,795 | $400

Sicily Walking

5

E

Signature

$4,795 | $400

Sonoma & Napa Biking

4

E

Signature

$4,995 | $1,900

South Africa Biking NEW!

6

E

Signature

$7,995 | $1,800

Sri Lanka Active Expedition

7

E

Signature

$8,795 | $2,100

Switzerland E-Biking

5

R

Signature

$6,795 | $900

Tuscany & Umbria Walking

5

E

Signature

$4,295 | $700

Tuscany Biking

5

E

Signature

$4,995 | $900

Vienna to Budapest Biking

5

O

Signature

$4,995 | $700

Vienna to Prague Biking

5

R

Bistro

$3,995 | $500

Vienna to Prague Family Adventure*

5

R

Bistro

$3,995 | $400

Vietnam & Cambodia Biking

9

R

Signature

$8,795 | $1,800

Vietnam & Cambodia Family Adventure*

7

R

Signature

$7,695 | $1,500

Vietnam Biking

6

R

Signature

$6,495 | $1,200

Vietnam Walking

6

R

Signature

$7,495 | $2,000

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Biking

12

R

Signature

$11,795 | $2,500

24–30

8–14

22–28 20–25 27–1

22–27

13–18 13–18

24–29

8–13

20–25

27–3 13–18

27–1 20–25

22–27

6–11

21–26 20–24

15–22 14–19 6–11

27–1 20–25

6–15

21–30

11–20

7–16

22–31

6–12

21–27

11–17

7–13

22–28

11–23

7–19

31–7 22–28 6–18

21–2

SS: SINGLE SUPPLEMENT guarantees travellers their own room LEGEND: Biking Walking Multi-Active Family ACTIVITY LEVELS: O - Occasional, R - Recreational, E - Enthusiast, A - Avid. All prices in USD. *Please call for kids pricing.

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6–11 19–25

21–27

Patagonia Expedition Peru Walking

2–9

11–16

Patagonia Walking Piemonte Biking

23–30

20–27

5–11


SCHEDULED TRIPS CALENDAR • BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON

TRIP

JUN

NIGHTS

Amalfi Coast Walking

3

JUL 10

Basque Country Walking NEW!

5

Bavarian Lakes Walking

5

Berlin to Prague Biking NEW!

5

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

5

Burgundy Biking

5

Burgundy Bistro Biking

5

Camino de Santiago Biking

5

Chile Biking

6

Colombia Active Expedition

6

Costa Brava Biking

5

Dalmatian Coast Biking

7

Danube River Cruise Biking

7

10–17 11–16

Douro Valley Walking

5

Holland Biking

5

Holland Walking NEW!

5

India Walking NEW!

6

Ireland Biking

5

Italian Lakes Walking

5

Japan Biking

7

Japan Walking

7

Loire Châteaux Biking

5

Loire Valley Family Adventure*

5

Mallorca Walking

5

Mekong River Biking

7

Morocco Active Expedition

7

15

22

29

5

SEP 12

19

26

2

17–22

8

5

AUG 8

3–8

3

Bali Active Expedition

5

1

2–7

10–15

Augusta Masters Golf

Denmark Biking

24

THAT'S A BIG SHARK YOU'RE 2–7 HANGING OUT WITH! I'VE DONE A FEW SHARK DIVES BUT ONLY 31–5 17–22 8–13REEF / NURSE 29–3 12–17 WITH SHARKS. 2–7 24–29 22–27 19–24 5–10 GOT ANY DIVE DESTINATIONS 3–8 18–23

5

Dolomites Family Adventure*

17

1–6

22–27

12–17

24–29

OCT 9

16

23

16–21

7

14

NOV 21

28

17–24

10–15

2–7

24–29

1–6

16–21 23–28

8–13

16–21

22–28 3–8

24–29

9–14

22–29 29–6 2–7

30–4 9–14

27–1

30–4 9–14

24–29

22–27

5–10

7–12

2–7 9–14 5–11

8–13 10–15

22–27

12–17

3–8

1–6

9–14

23–28 30–5 3–10 17–24 25–1

10–15

1–6

15–20

26–31

24–29

29–3

9–14

23–28

12–17

3–8

23–28

7–12

16–23

1-8 7–14

Newfoundland Walking

5

Normandy & Brittany Biking

5

Northern Vietnam & Laos Biking

6

Oman Walking

7

Patagonia Expedition

9

Patagonia Walking

6

Peru Walking

6

Piemonte Biking

5

Piemonte to Portofino Walking

5

Portugal Biking

5

3–8

Prague to Vienna

5

3–8

Provence Luberon Biking

5

Puglia Biking

5

Puglia Family Adventure*

5

Romania Biking NEW!

5

Sicily Walking

5

Sonoma & Napa Biking

4

South Africa Biking NEW!

6

10–15

26–31 17–22 24–29

10–15

1–6

4–9

9–14

18–23

14–19

23–28

7–12

4–9 11–16 18–23 25–30

2–7

7–12 14–19

1–6 12–17

9–14

24–1

16–23

3–10

15–22

23–30 16–21 23–28

24–29

26–31

7–12

16–21 16–21 23–28

8–12

14–19

9–13

14–18 8–14

17–22

Vienna to Budapest Biking

5

17–22

Vienna to Prague Biking

5

Vienna to Prague Family Adventure*

5

6

30–5

2–7 9–14

17–22

18–23

12

19–24

10–15

5

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Biking

29–3

23–29

23–28

9–14 16–21 8–13

5

Vietnam Walking

9–14

4–10

16–21 23–28 30–5

Tuscany Biking

6

25–1

17–22

Tuscany & Umbria Walking

Vietnam Biking

9–16 6–12

3–9

7

7

16–21

6–15

5

9

9–14 2–7

19–25 27–2

Switzerland E-Biking

Vietnam & Cambodia Biking

29–3

19–26

Sri Lanka Active Expedition

Vietnam & Cambodia Family Adventure*

30

9–16 16–23

19–4 29–4

5

23

30–5

6

Rioja Biking

16

16–22 26–31

New Zealand Biking

7

9

12–18

19–25

21–26

Rhone River Cruise Biking

2

7–12

5

7

25

30–5

15–20

6

5

18

1–8 11–18

Morocco Walking

Quebec Biking

DEC 11

6–11

Morocco Biking

Rhine River Cruise Biking NEW!

4

30–5

5–10

10–15

30

17–24 25–30

23–28

27–1 26–31

1–6

5–10 15–20

17–22

19–24 22–27

10–15

16–21 2–7 9–14

7–12

9–14 26–31

15–20 4–13

21–30 23–30

4–10

19–25

21–27 30–5

4–16

21–2

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