VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Celebrates the National Park Service

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Save up to $150 on Close-to-Home Biking Tours from Coast to Coast

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As The National Park Service approaches its 100th anniversary in 2016, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations is proud to offer six bicycling vacations featuring scenic routes through America’s National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, allowing travelers to discover breathtaking scenery and be immersed in history in close-to-home destinations. To celebrate our nation’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations is offering up to $150 per person savings on all ten of their bicycling vacations in the United States when reserved by April 2, 2015. Highlights include:

Colonial National Historic Park & Chippokes Plantation State Park
This brand new itinerary combines lovely scenery and historic attractions with easy cycling routes through Historic Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and the Yorktown Battlefield. Travelers will enjoy a guided tour of the Jamestown settlement, visit a local winery and tour the Jones-Stewart Mansion on the Colonial Virginia: Riding the Road to Independence tour. Available starting at $1,895 per person.

Acadia National Park
Cycle along Acadia’s car-free carriage roads and stroll through Asticou Azalea Garden on the Maine Coast: Purely Acadia vacation. Acadia National Park offers exceptional views of the rugged Maine coast, Bubble Pond and Cadillac Mountain. After a day of biking the quiet side of Mountain Desert Island, travelers can quench their thirst with a beer at a local microbrewery. Available starting at $1,895 per person.

Cape Cod National Seashore
Cycling the Cape Cod Rail Trail is the best way to experience the coastal beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore at a leisurely pace. Stop along the way to view breathtaking views of Nauset Marsh at the NPS’s Salt Pond Visitor Center. Later in the tour guests board a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, the largest island in New England, and ride along the State Beach bike path to Edgartown. Stop in Vineyard Haven to check out over 300 celebrated artisans such as Chilmark Pottery, Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks and Polly Hill Arboretum. Travelers will find these adventures and more on VBT’s Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard trip. Available starting at $1,995 per person.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
On the Biking Southern Vermont: A New England Idyll vacation, head along the carriage trails of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, the “prettiest small town in America.” Tour highlights include visits to the Plymouth Cheese Factory, Long Trail Brewing Company and a “sugar house” to learn how maple syrup is made. Available starting at $1,645 per person.

Natchez National Historic Park & Vicksburg National Military Park
The American South is rich in history and the Mississippi: The Natchez Trace tour combines sweeping bike rides through two historic parks and rewarding insights into cultural traditions. Travelers also ride along a scenic stretch of the 444-mile long Natchez Trace Parkway framed by fertile farmlands, lush forests and breathtaking overlooks. Recreate tradition by reenacting Spring Pilgrimage with VBT’s local guides by cycling through the dogwood and magnolia-lined streets of Natchez. VBT also provides included guided tours of southern plantation homes including Rosalie, Stanton Hall and Longwood, all featuring traditional ornate rosewood furnishings and southern style. Available starting at $1,845 per person.

Fort Sumter National Monument
Cycle through the seaside Fort Moultrie, part of Fort Sumter National Monument on Charleston to Savannah: A Southern Reel. The fort is made up of a series of citadels on Sullivan’s Island that were constructed out of palmetto logs. Famous American author Edgar Allen Poe was once stationed here. Other itinerary highlights include visits to the Wormsloe and the Charleston Tea Plantations and partaking in a Beaufort social, a southern tradition. Available starting at $2,095 per person.

Take advantage of this special offer and receive up to $150 off any VBT biking vacation in the U.S. if you reserve by 6:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 2, 2015 using booking code VBT1518. To request a catalog or reserve an active vacation, visit http://www.vbt.com or call 877-395-5290.

About VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
VBT offers 49 deluxe, small-group bicycling and walking tours in 25 different countries, including destinations throughout Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Peru, South Africa, and the United States. Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert local Trip Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities and on-tour vehicle support. Unlike other companies, VBT also includes roundtrip international airfare from over 30 U.S. cities and select Canadian cities for all overseas vacations. In 2014, VBT was rated by the readers of Travel + Leisure among the “World’s Best Tour Operators” for the fifth consecutive year. http://www.vbt.com.

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