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Butterfield & Robinson

Butterfield & Robinson

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Types of adventures:
Jeeping Rafting / kayaking / sailing Cycling Self-guided cycling Multi Trekking  +  walking Self-guided trekking+walking Culture Flight Culinary Safari Yoga Golf
Year established: 1966
No of tours: 145
Destinations: 40

About company

The Butterfield & Robinson difference is the best biking and walking routes in the world’s most incredible places (and we should know—we’ve been discovering them for over 50 years!). It’s the most capable and genuinely friendly guides you’ll find anywhere (and we found ours everywhere). It’s the most interesting hotels the region has to offer (of course, by “hotels” we mean castles, riads, ryokans… you get the idea). It’s amazing culinary experiences, state-of-the-art equipment, great wines at dinner, a water bottle that’s always full, suggestions you won’t find in any guidebook, and an experience you simply can’t get anywhere else.

At B&R, we have elevated the craft of planning adventures to an art form. We’ve created our very own standard of travel, far exceeding the norm, for one simple reason: when your time is precious, and you’re travelling half way around the world, we think you deserve a journey that moves you—and surprises you—at every turn.

Pioneers

In 1966, George Butterfield, Martha Butterfield (née Robinson) and her brother Sidney Robinson took some students to Europe for a bike trip. Their idea was to spend each day biking to places they’d discovered on earlier travels, then go out for a great dinner and a bottle of wine. It must have been one hell of a trip, because today Butterfield & Robinson offers more than 100 exhilarating trips all over the world.

A whole new style of travel was born of that first bike trip—as was a new style of travel company. Almost five decades after that first adventure, B&R still holds true to the fundamental values that make us unique and have guided us since the beginning. We’re obsessed with quality, not quantity. As George is fond of saying, “We never wanted to be the biggest travel company, just the best.”

Innovators

Over the years, we’ve constantly reinvented ourselves—and how we travel. First, we biked Europe. Then we discovered the marvels of great walks. Then we realized there was a big world outside of Europe, and our travellers wanted to explore it, too! First we travelled to New Zealand (long before it was fashionable). By the time the early ’90s rolled around, we were as far as China.

We’ve made many other great discoveries over the decades, far ahead of the pack. Bhutan, Myanmar, the Baltics, Jordan, Colombia… who knew you could travel in comfort and style in these places, and still experience the very essence of where you were?

And what of our founders? George still brings the same enthusiasm and attention to detail to the office every day as he oversees B&R’s creative direction. Martha is a key advisor on all aspects of the business, and together they are constantly seeking out great new places to explore. Sidney? He’s recently retired from being a senior partner at one of Canada’s leading law firms, and plays an important role in shaping B&R strategy. As they say in our office in Beaune, Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!

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Destinations

IndonesiaIndonesia
No of tours : 1
Rating in Indonesia :
Types of adventures: Culture
FranceFrance
No of tours : 20
Rating in France :
Types of adventures: Cycling Self-guided cycling Trekking  +  walking Self-guided trekking+walking Culture
SpainSpain
No of tours : 10
Rating in Spain :
Types of adventures: Cycling Self-guided cycling Multi Trekking  +  walking Culinary
United StatesUnited States
No of tours : 8
Rating in United States :
Types of adventures: Cycling Multi Yoga Golf
AustraliaAustralia
No of tours : 4
Rating in Australia :
Types of adventures: Multi Trekking  +  walking
ThailandThailand
No of tours : 2
Rating in Thailand :
Types of adventures: Multi Culture
CanadaCanada
No of tours : 6
Rating in Canada :
Types of adventures: Cycling Multi Trekking  +  walking Flight
BhutanBhutan
No of tours : 2
Rating in Bhutan :
Types of adventures: Trekking  +  walking Culture
South AfricaSouth Africa
No of tours : 5
Rating in South Africa :
Types of adventures: Cycling Multi Flight Safari
CambodiaCambodia
No of tours : 2
Rating in Cambodia :
Types of adventures: Cycling
ItalyItaly
No of tours : 18
Rating in Italy :
Types of adventures: Cycling Self-guided cycling Multi Trekking  +  walking Self-guided trekking+walking Culinary
IndiaIndia
No of tours : 5
Rating in India :
Types of adventures: Multi Trekking  +  walking Culture
ChileChile
No of tours : 1
Rating in Chile :
Types of adventures: Cycling
Costa RicaCosta Rica
No of tours : 1
Rating in Costa Rica :
Types of adventures: Multi
CroatiaCroatia
No of tours : 1
Rating in Croatia :
Types of adventures: Rafting / kayaking / sailing
PortugalPortugal
No of tours : 2
Rating in Portugal :
Types of adventures: Self-guided cycling Trekking  +  walking
EcuadorEcuador
No of tours : 1
Rating in Ecuador :
Types of adventures: Rafting / kayaking / sailing
GreeceGreece
No of tours : 3
Rating in Greece :
Types of adventures: Cycling Trekking  +  walking
VietnamVietnam
No of tours : 5
Rating in Vietnam :
Types of adventures: Cycling Self-guided cycling Multi Trekking  +  walking
IcelandIceland
No of tours : 2
Rating in Iceland :
Types of adventures: Jeeping Multi
PeruPeru
No of tours : 3
Rating in Peru :
Types of adventures: Multi Trekking  +  walking Culinary
IrelandIreland
No of tours : 5
Rating in Ireland :
Types of adventures: Cycling Multi Trekking  +  walking
JapanJapan
No of tours : 5
Rating in Japan :
Types of adventures: Cycling Trekking  +  walking Culture
KenyaKenya
No of tours : 2
Rating in Kenya :
Types of adventures: Trekking  +  walking Safari
LaosLaos
No of tours : 1
Rating in Laos :
Types of adventures: Cycling
MoroccoMorocco
No of tours : 3
Rating in Morocco :
Types of adventures: Multi Trekking  +  walking
Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)
No of tours : 2
Rating in Myanmar (Burma) :
Types of adventures: Cycling Trekking  +  walking
NamibiaNamibia
No of tours : 2
Rating in Namibia :
Types of adventures: Trekking  +  walking Safari
GhanaGhana
No of tours : 1
Rating in Ghana :
Types of adventures: Trekking  +  walking
New ZealandNew Zealand
No of tours : 2
Rating in New Zealand :
Types of adventures: Cycling Trekking  +  walking
ArgentinaArgentina
No of tours : 5
Rating in Argentina :
Types of adventures: Cycling Multi
Czech RepublicCzech Republic
No of tours : 1
Rating in Czech Republic :
Types of adventures: Cycling
RomaniaRomania
No of tours : 1
Rating in Romania :
Types of adventures: Cycling
RwandaRwanda
No of tours : 1
Rating in Rwanda :
Types of adventures: Trekking  +  walking
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
No of tours : 3
Rating in United Kingdom :
Types of adventures: Multi Trekking  +  walking Golf
SloveniaSlovenia
No of tours : 1
Rating in Slovenia :
Types of adventures: Multi
Sri LankaSri Lanka
No of tours : 2
Rating in Sri Lanka :
Types of adventures: Cycling Trekking  +  walking
TanzaniaTanzania
No of tours : 1
Rating in Tanzania :
Types of adventures: Safari
ZambiaZambia
No of tours : 2
Rating in Zambia :
Types of adventures: Safari
ZimbabweZimbabwe
No of tours : 3
Rating in Zimbabwe :
Types of adventures: Multi Safari
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