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Butterfield & Robinson

Tailormade biking and walking travels

"Slow down to see the world" 

It's been almost 50 years since we made a conscious decision, on the back of a cocktail napkin, to encourage people to "slow down to see the world." Ever since, Butterfield & Robinson has been leading trips that amble where others stride, linger where others inhale, bike where others motor and sip where others quaff. In the words of Gypsy Rose Lee, a woman who, if nothing else, knew the value of doing things very, very slowly:


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. 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.”

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.

Custom trips made to fit 

  • Extraordinary experiences tailored to meet your every need, with every stitch of every day crafted just the way you want it.
  • Dreams come in all sizes, and so does Bespoke. Whether your dream is medium, large or jumbo, we can craft the trip that’s perfect for you.
  • Whether you’re a gang of 4 or gaggle of 40, our guides provide seamless service, so everyone can relax and immerse themselves in the moment.
  • Prices vary widely depending on individual preferences, but they tend to reflect the highest level of craftsmanship and personal service.

To celebrate our 50th year in business, we’ve dipped into the archive to craft new trips for 2016 that revisit some of our favourite corners of the globe.

How Do You Want to Travel? - Click to watch

Butterfield & Robinson's Burgundy -  Click to watch

Butterfield & Robinson

70 Bond Street, 3rd Floor



ON M5B 1X3