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.

– Dave Olds, 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!

– Annemarie M. , 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.

– Mike Layhee, 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!

– Dayle Layhee, 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!

– Arick Pinsk, 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.

– Bill McFee, 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!

– M.M., 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!

– Nick Taube, 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!  

– Tina Jennissen, Minnesota

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!

– D.K.

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!

– Rich Bickert

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.

– Matt G.

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.

– Stan Broniak

Ruth and Mike’s knowledge and connections provided us with experiences that we could not have arranged on our own.

– Michael K.

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!

– David Palo, 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.

– Claire H., 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.

– Jaimy R., 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.

– S.P. , 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! 

– Tom Pearson, Hillsboro, Oregon
Foeders at Rodenbach

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.

– M.W., Pensacola Florida

We aren’t really tour group people. But this tour gave us access to breweries that are otherwise inaccessible and no worries about drinking and driving. This was the beer tour of a lifetime. We have visited a few breweries in Europe and the US but never with the intensity and enthusiasm of this trip.

– Marty Greer, Lomira, WI

Our tour was such a fun and unique experience. The brewery tours have a great balance of history and brewery identity along with their take on their unique brewing process, and there is ample time to taste many local beers. Most of the tours that you get at breweries would be extremely difficult if not impossible to get on your own or through another source. Ruth and Mike are amazing tour guides and feel like they are a part of your family from the moment you meet them. They know these brewers and locals well and ensure their guests get all kinds of special treatment! I’m already looking at their upcoming schedule for my next tour!

– Tom Eastman, Burlington, NJ

I had high expectations leading up to this trip and found they were all exceeded once I went. Great planning and execution led us to a wide array of breweries/brewpubs offering excellent beer and great food. Throw in the additional sightseeing we had and you end up with an ideal vacation.  I can’t wait to experience it again.

– Charley Refro

Thanks for a great and well-run tour with lots of great beer!

– B.B.

Really enjoyed being able to talk to the actual brewers for specific brewing information.

– John “Cisco” Francisco

Absolutely a top rate tour with top rate guides who know both beer and travel. It is ‘As Advertised.” Excellent time. One of the best vacations I’ve had.

– Rob Renfro