Just completed my Butterfield and Robinson Spanish Wine Country Biking trip...having been a founder and partner with Horst Schulze in Capella Hotels and Resorts, I know quality when I see it. B&R easily checks off these two questions: Do I intend to return and do I intend to recommend. An emphatic yes!
Review by EyeGlassMaster3 weeks ago
A great trip, cycling Spanish wine country. The guides and arrangements are perfect. Not having to constantly reach for your wallet makes it a great holiday.
Review by Sundaralal3 weeks ago
Our fourth trip with B&R did not disappoint and we will be sure to book yet another adventure with Butterfield. The accommodations, food, wine, tours and guides are excellent and pampered is how we always feel. The biking through the Loire was lovely and the chateaus breathtaking. Can’t wait for our next trip.
Review by Savilsie1 month ago
Great trip biking through Puglia region of Italy. Comfortable biking on less traveled roads with flat and easy rolling terrain. Excellent culinary experiences in a wide range of farm to table, private residences, seaside cafes, and a castle. Perfect cultural activities to include wine tasting, cheese making, and learning about olive presses with olive oil tasting. Excellent guides with hospitality plus! Great fun.
Review by Jager Ghio1 month ago
This was our third B&R trip and we are never disappointed. Berlin to Prague was an awesome trip. Great guides, food, and hotels. Would highly recommend B&R.
Review by KHealey1 month ago
You will be dazzled, amazed, excited and challenged. Most importantly, for people who are used to running everything, it allows you to relax, learn, observe, feel and wonder.
Review by Lamkang2 months ago
This is the second time we’ve taken the Tuscany biking tour with B&R. It’s an excellent itinerary, with top quality hotels, food/wine, events and cycling routes. Pre-trip admin is handled magnificently and our guides provided a truly “white glove” service. Equipment is top notch. One of our party was nervous about the hills, but the e-bike option meant they were able fully to enjoy the experience just as much as those of us relying just on our legs!
I cannot praise the B&R experience too highly..they set the benchmark for this type of experience. A huge amount of thought clearly goes into to the planning and organization, and then delivery on the ground by the guides is first rate. If I could give 10 stars out of 5 I would!
Review by Dossig2 months ago
I can't imagine how we would ever top the Normandy/Brittany cycling experience with Butterfield, but we will try and plan to travel again with Butterfield in the future! There was a couple in our group who were on their 21st Butterfield trip. Now there is a testimonial for you!
Review by Hanky Gizler3 months ago
Just returned from biking trip to Tuscany. Allesio is the template for an experienced, compassionate, empathetic guide. He and our co-guide Stefano, who is youth personified, took care of every situation. No matter how simple or complicated. Together, they anticipated our every need.
Review by Antonopoulos3 months ago
B&R took care of every detail of our cycling tour of Burgundy and when something wasn't included...such as flights or additional meals, they had excellent suggestions or advice. The accommodation, meals, tours and cycling equipment were top notch. The trip is expensive but if you want a no worry, everything taken care of luxury vacation, you won't be disappointed. Cathy and Tim
Review by Unveiled3 months ago
If you want to have a really special experience, try the B&R Dalmatian trip. Travelling by cruiser through stunning islands. Fabulous food and best guides in the business
Review by Mathewkutty3 months ago
Biking in Switzerland is genuinely delightful. Doing the trip on an e-bike is absolutely wonderful. But, doing an e-bike trip to Switzerland with Butterfield and Robinson is simply extraordinary.
Review by Borrowed3 months ago
I’ve taken many B&R trips over the years and must say that the biking/sailing trip along the Dalmatian Coast ranks as one of the best.
The combination of biking and living on board the Luna struck a perfect balance. How great to bike the challenging roads of Croatia and return to the beautiful waters for swimming and relaxation!! The team on board including the guides was amazing!! The food exceeded our expectations. Book this trip!!
Review by NageshUSA3 months ago
Had a wonderful time! My 79 year old husband was so pleased to be biking in Morocco and e-bikes made it possible . . . the guides had our backs!
Review by Bafford3 months ago
This was by far my best bike trip. The attention to detail was amazing. It was a great immersion in the culture and you felt very warm and welcome. I always say treat others as you would like to be treated. Butterfield & Robinson treated us better!
Review by Bmt3 months ago
The Seine River combined ship/cycling trip was our second activity with B & R. The former (Dordogne, France) was excellent in every category. Our June 2019 Seine River Cruise suffered mainly due to the ship experience which was not under B & R's control. Specifically, the Seine is a narrow river beside busy highways, railways and manufacturing operations. It was mostly pleasant countryside but the noise from along the shore and on the water from the lock system and barges was frequently awful at night requiring us to close the cabin windows and sealing ourselves into an air-conditioned environment which we do not enjoy. On our last night we were moored immediately beside a bar scene with hundreds of young people yelling and screaming late into the night along with loud crowd music. The ship food was not of the high quality nor variety that we have had on other ships although the wines chosen by our B & R guide Laura were excellent. Laura is an amazing guide and her support guide Margot was similar in dedication. The cycling part of the trip did not always meet pre-trip advertising; e.g. the so-called cycle path on the last full day was not used because it had yet to be completed. Also, on the last full day there was city cycling that was so scary we (and some others) walked our bikes. But overall our guides ensured that we were safe and could enjoy the gorgeous country surroundings. Normandy was especially delightful where we biked through peaceful farm settings on very quiet roads. It is our opinion that B & R should not combine cycling with a Seine cruise.
Review by TattyMatty4 months ago
We now used B&R for two EPIC vacations. Can’t speak highly enough about the professionalism, attention to detail, and just the overall ability to unwind and not worry about a thing because they’ve got it all covered. Every person we have interacted with from B&R has been kind, considerate and professional. Thumbs up folks!
Review by Terrified4 months ago
They made great local connections in addition to providing great service
Review by Cathrin DeGol4 months ago
This was my first B&R trip and it was amazing. The friendly and helpful guides, Roberto and Rafael, had in depth knowledge of the region, its history, food and wine. The accommodations and meals were as extraordinary as the scenery. You won't find lunch spots like this on your own! Some of the hills were more challenging than I expected but I liked that. If you're not confident in your abilities you might want an e-bike on this route. If you don't want to use an e-bike and normally ride a hybrid, consider getting a road bike because the lower weight will help you on the hills. We had a good group and the route was designed so that those who didn't want to ride as much could stop at lunch while others continued cycling. This balance worked well and accommodated all types of cyclists. Now I just want to go back and walk the Camino!
Review by Shyamaprasad Derrow4 months ago
We just completed a biking and hiking trip through Slovenia, italy and Croatia. I have never experienced the level of service and accommodations that we had with B& R, and I am now spoiled! Our guide, Meja, and driver, Marco, were local people, and therefore had a lot of first hand knowledge and experience with the area. They took care of us and everything to where we truly had no worries throughout the trip. They were always so accommodating and communicative, and it was like traveling with family-only better! This was truly a vacation!! We were able to experience the beauty and wonder of the Slovenian mountains, the vineyards and wine country, and then the Adriatic Sea on the Istrian Peninsula, all within 6 days! We never felt rushed, and we did not have to spend too much time in a van or car. In addition we met up with interesting, local mountain hut managers, bee keepers, olive and fruit growers, truffle "hunters", and so much more. At times we felt like the only "tourists" with the local experiences and this was special. We even had a private tour of an underground cave that was spectacular. Thank you B&R for these wonderful experiences, and now memories, and you have won a place in our hearts forever.
Review by Arnitha4 months ago
Spectacular experience! Engaged guides, well curated ride routes, wine tastings, meals, and events in Special hotels and venues. An incredible way to experience a regions culture and history.
Review by Ell4 months ago
My husband and I just got back from our first B&R trip and we are already planning our next one! We are hooked. We loved our guides, Laura, Sjoerd and Mario. They made the trip for us. Everything was taken care of and we were able to relax and enjoy every moment. The bikes were great, the routes were stunning and the planned stops were such a treat. We loved getting to know new people as well as spend quality time with one another and in nature, along the beautiful Rhine River. Everything exceeded our expectations and we are customers for life.
Review by Kerfoot4 months ago
We have just returned from biking in Denmark. Beautiful ❤️ We started and ended in Copenhagen. Loved the beautiful fields, wildflowers, towns and castles. B&R set up interesting stops along the way to see and hear from local artists and artesian. Having an E-Bike took the pressure off any hills and made for a very pleasant ride through the fields. You could appreciate - not pant your way to the next stop. Our hotels were excellent and the group that came together from all over the US and Canada were all fascinating people. Our guides were lovely and responsive to our needs. Giorgia rushed us from Kronborg Castle to make our massage appointment and Chris and Sjoerd brought our bikes ! Pretty lush terrain and cool sunny nights, great bikes, wonderful conversations and meals and elegant accommodations. Do make plans to stay in Copenhagen before or after. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Review by BevsBirdsandBeyond Tihonuk4 months ago
Our guides with Butterfield & Robinson went out of their way to make our every wish come true and anticipated our needs at every turn of our journey. It was a wonderful adventure and we are hoping to take another trip with them in 2020.
Review by Venompool Chitsike5 months ago
Great guides with fun facts and stories about their ireland. Made you forget the weather. Countryside varied frim bogs to seaside beaches and cliffs. All beautiful and spectacular