We enjoyed the variety of activities–from eating chef-prepared meals in our chateau and truffle-hunting in our small group to the more expansive visit to Carrieres du Lumieres. Most interesting, of course, were the tastings of wines in some exquisite settings in and near Chateauneuf-du-Pape, including at the chateau we stayed at.
Ruth and Mike’s knowledge of, and connections in the places we visit are what sets their tours apart. We also like the small group approach, as it makes it easy to get to know our fellow travelers. Dining experiences are first rate, as are accommodations. I also liked the fact that while this was a wine tasting tour, we had plenty of opportunities to sample local craft beer. With Ruth and Mike you will experience things you could never do on your own, or with a large group.
There is no way to see and do on your own all that Ruth and Mike organize for you on one of their trips. Their access to top-notch locations, experiences, and experts is unparalleled! Having all the logistics handled so you can just relax and soak in the beer, wine and sights, makes for the perfect vacation. It’s like traveling with your most efficient, and fun, friends!
– North Carolina,
Likely the best vacation of our lives!
I was expecting a fun, interesting, well-planned, high quality tour and my expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Ruth and Mike share their knowledge of and love for this beautiful area of France and have created this most wonderful “Provence Dream” itinerary. For me, this is what living in Provence is all about – okay, well-to-do living. If you enjoy wine, great food, a beautiful room in a Chateau overlooking vineyards & lavender, day trips to unique hilltop villages, cooking class with a French chef and many other unique stops and experiences are all perfectly planned out for you. Truffle hunting was my favorite activity. Johann did a great job teaching us, he was charming & funny plus served up a spectacular truffle tasting. More champagne, anyone?
Such a great trip! Ruth and Mike thought of everything and I was able to just relax and enjoy my vacation as everything was taken care of. The Chateau was so awesome! Couldn’t have asked for more. Can’t wait to book my next tour with Bon Beer Voyage!!
– Coconut Creek, FL,
My wife and I have been on six commercial beer travel tours (week long) and dozens of shorter not-for-profit tours. BBV’s German River trip was the best organized, most activity packed, and most fun of any! We had a great time and will certainly travel with BBV again.
– Fenton, Michigan,
Traveling with Ruth and Mike is like traveling with old friends! We have gone on beer trips before with other companies and nothing compares to traveling with them! Our first trip to Germany was spectacular! The beer was outstanding and a great time was had by all!
– Stamford, CT,
This was the best beercation I’ve been on. The planning was second to none and they packed in so many tours, tastings, food and adventure in one week that is hard to imagine. If you just want one tour to go on for your bucket list this would be the company. For me it’s gonna be the standard that will be hard to beat. Can’t wait for the next one. Cheers to Ruth and Mike.
– Huntington Beach, CA,
Thank you or your professionalism and for giving us a trip of a life time experience. I thought it was beyond perfect. Ruth and Mike were amazing. Everything detail was well planned and thought out, and the execution was flawless. They added fun surprises along the way, keeping things even more fresh and exciting. The itinerary they came up with was amazing and we loved everywhere we visited. The beers were all delicious! Not only did we visit cool places, we really got unique experiences, meeting the brewers and getting very personalized tours. The barge was great and staff and food was fantastic. Thank you!
– Huntington Beach, CA,
This is not a regular river cruise- it is a beer tour designed for those that want to discover and learn and then end up with a great adventure!
– Delray Beach, FL,
We have been on several Beercations with Bon Beer Voyage and they are the best! Mike and Ruth go to great lengths to make these a great experience. They are fun and educational. They have a good balance between activity and free time. The meals are excellent, the beers are out of this world. And there are always a lot of laughs and joviality. You will not regret your decision to go on on of these trips.
– Boca Raton, FL,
What a great beercation! Everything was well planned and thought out, Mike and Ruth are fun and informative. I would book another trip with Bon Beer Voyage again!
– Boca Raton, FL,
What a great beercation! I loved each part of it, and I wished I wouldn’t have to leave. I felt that our eclectic group was a perfect for our fun packed week! Thanks again!
– Chicago, IL,
The beercation of a lifetime, no joke! This is not your run of the mill tour group, tour guides or brewery tour. It is so much more unique and personal, the places you visit, the people you meet, the beers that delight your taste buds, the food that never ends, the beauty of all the history surrounding you. I loved every second of it!
A great experience that was made all the richer traveling with like-minded individuals in a small group. We enjoyed everyone’s company and made new friends. Great job, guys!
This was by far the best vacation my wife and I have ever had! . The cities were incredible, as were the breweries, our fellow beercationers, food, and of course our great beer guides! So many memories we will never forget. Getting to drink the best beer in the world with new friends and our outstanding beer guides was awesome. I would definitely recommend Bon Beer Voyage to anyone seeking this type of experience. Thanks so much Mike and Ruth!
Mike and Ruth go the extra mile to make this a fantastic vacation. Their knowledge and connections at each brewery and town visited can’t be found anywhere else. They arranged this trip with the perfect balance of touring, brewery visits, and free time to explore the cities we visited. We can’t wait to get a crew together for the next one.
Things will never be the same again! My beer palate has been expanded after the Amsterdam to Bruges barge cruise!! Mike & Ruth were easy going, fun people to “hang out with & explore the Dutch & Belgian beer culture. I felt like I had known them for years. The tour was beyond my already high expectations.
Ruth and Mike’s knowledge and connections provided us with experiences that we could not have arranged on our own.
A beer lovers dream. Fantastic tour directors. Amazing people in our group I can now call friends. Beautiful cities. And of course, great beer. The best vacation I’ve ever had. Cheers!
– Houston, TX,
We had a wonderful time on our Beercation! Met great people, drank great beer, and saw some really cool breweries and places in Belgium and France.
– Hickory, NC,
Great trip. We learned a lot about beer and met a lot of great people. Fun to enjoy beer and see the small towns of Belgium and Northern France.
– Wilmington, NC,
Tour was A ++ Everyday was an adventure with a beer chaser. The whole 7 days were amazing. The beer was nothing short of incredible. We were treated royally at every stop. Mike and Ruth have a gift to make everyone on the trip feel special. Thank you for a vacation I will never forget and can’t wait to take the next tour with you.
– Warminster, PA,
So glad I got to go. Even my most intense beer friends at home might be overwhelmed by taking this trip. Amazing beers from the famous breweries and small unknown to me. My appreciation of Belgium beers has been enhanced greatly. All of our local tour guides were really knowledgeable and answered questions deftly. The barge served as our floating hotel while we spent days traipsing the country side in search of incredible Belgium beer. We ate, drank and slept well for days with our wonderful hosts Ruth and Mike. Barge staff were simply over the top. We met some really fun fellow passengers that made the trip even better – all beer aficionados. Bucket list item: Beercation – check. Thanks for the memories. What a trip!
– Hillsboro, Oregon,
The Belgium and France Beer Bon Voyage was fantastic! My wife and I really enjoyed the whole thing. The barge made it great since there was no need for daily packing / unpacking. The food and accommodations were excellent. Our hosts and tour directors, Ruth and Mike, made the trip all the more enjoyable with their knowledge and enthusiasm. We felt this passion for beer excellence and knowledge flowed to the group, and made it more cohesive. We learned a lot about Belgian and French beers. We were able to try beers and styles we had not experienced before. We met a large number of dedicated brewers who were so enthusiastic about their products. I would recommend this trip for anyone who likes Belgian style beers, or wants to learn more about them.
– Pensacola Florida,