Our Ingredients

Our art is twofold: making the near-impossible seem effortless (Another perfect moment? Maybe we’re just lucky?) and always finding ways to impress a pretty tough audience.

How do we do it? We start with these utterly unique and distinctively B&R ingredients:

Unparalleled routes

Crafting the finest routes is our métier. We use our extensive local knowledge to find quiet roads, incredible scenery, and great locals to visit. And if we can’t? Well, now you know why we haven’t blanketed the globe.

Exceptional hotels

Our hotels are unique expressions of the region. Oftentimes that means our hotels have had a previous life as a monastery or a castle. Best of all? We’re friends with our hôteliers, which means preferential treatment for you.

Signature B&R guides

They are the consummate hosts. Bright, charming, ebullient. Alter egos include architects, painters, photographers, travel writers, teachers, botanists and biologists. They’re fun—the kind of fun you want to sit (or ride) next to.

The dress rehearsal

It’s something only a group as meticulous as B&R would ever do. But we are self-admitted perfectionists. Our guides scout every inch of your trip the week before it runs. That way there are no surprises (except good ones).

Cultural immersion

We slow down and completely immerse you in the local culture. It’s easy to do when you’re an honorary local yourself, you’re deeply rooted in the region, and you have the key to wherever-you-want-to-get-in.

Your pace

She’s on her third descent. He’s on his third cappuccino. There’s no such thing as “off the pace” when you set it yourself. This is one of the joys of travelling with B&R. You go as fast or as slowly as you want.

Ultimate freedom

We’ve turned travel into an art form. We put you deep into the particulars of a region, and then step back so you have the freedom to make the experience your own. We have thought of everything, so you don’t have to.

Great companions

In a note to George, a longtime B&R traveller wrote: “We love that the trip price always seems to include 15-20 of the most congenial, interesting, fun travel companions we can imagine.” We couldn’t have said it better.


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