Trips At a Glance


A brief description of each itinerary
Buddy Bombard trips are all-inclusive from Europe and feature luxury hotels, all meals, fine wines with all lunches and dinners, excellent guides, exclusive private visits and events, and legendary daily sightseeing excursions in Buddy Bombard’s balloons. All trips and extensions are hosted by Buddy Bombard.

» Burgundy’s Medieval Castles & World Famous Vineyards
» Istanbul & Remarkable Cappadocia
» Austria, Salzburg Lakes & Alpine Foothills
» Swiss Summer, the Emmental & the Jungfrau Regions
» Italy, Tuscany, & the Medieval Splendor of Siena & its Palio
» Swiss Winter Alps & Chateau d’Oex International Balloon Festival
» Highlights of the Swiss Winter Alps



Burgundy’s Medieval Castles & World Famous Vineyards

5 days • 4 nights

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Highlights Include:
  • Four Nights at deluxe Hotel le Cep, Beaune
  • Visit centuries-old wine cellars, barrel maker
  • Visit the 12th century monastic winery of Confrerie des Chevalier du Tastevin
  • Drive through the world famous vineyards of Montrachet, Mersault, Pommard, Romanee Conti to name a few
  • Elegant luncheons in outstanding restaurants
  • Private luncheon with the remarkable Countess de Loisy at her wine estate
  • Four romantic balloon excursions, one each afternoon
  • Guided visit of the 14th century fairytale Chateau de la Rochepot & its quaint village
  • Candlelight dinners at the 14th century Chateau Savigny Les Beaune
  • All-Inclusive from Paris



Istanbul & Remarkable Cappadocia

10 days • 9 nights

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Highlights Include:
  • Three nights in Istanbul at the resplendent 5 star Ciragan Palace Hotel
  • Five nights in Cappadocia at the new 5 star Cappadocia Cave Resort
  • One night Istanbul at the 4 star Polat Renaissance (overnight near airport)
  • Guided sightseeing of Istanbul, including Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, St. Sohpia’s, Blue Mosque, Dolmabache Palace, and the Basilica Cistern
  • An exotic evening at the Karavansari supper club with folklore entertainment including classic belly dancing
  • Five scheduled morning balloon adventures through Cappadocia among the remarkably exotic rock formations and fascinating valleys
  • Guided sightseeing of Goreme, the pottery caves of Avanos, the massive underground city of Kaymakli, Pasabag, Ortahisar, and traditional carpet weaving work rooms
  • Nightly private dinners in dramatic, ancient settings including the 10th century cave church of Avnali and a mesmerizing performance of the Whirling Dervishes
  • We cater elaborate luncheons in different, outlandish, and entertaining locations dailyin Cappadocia, always among bizarre, unforgettable, rock configurations
  • All-Inclusive from Istanbul


Austria, Salzburg Lakes & Alpine Foothills

5 days • 4 nights

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Highlights Include:
  • Four nights at 5 star Hotel Schloss Fuschl, the restored 13th century hunting castle
    of the Archbishops of Salzburg
  • Walking tour of Old Salzburg, including the birthplace of Mozart and its world famous shopping street,
    the “Getreidegasse”, lined with medieval houses
  • Lake steamer cruise to the quaint 15th century village of St. Wolfgang
  • Private luncheon with Princess Manni Wittgenstein at her hunting lodge
  • Cruise the shore of Hallstaat’s ancient village in a small fleet of electric boats
  • Four scheduled late afternoon balloon adventures through the beautiful scenery made famous
    in The Sound of Music
  • All-Inclusive from Salzburg


Swiss Summer, the Emmental & the Jungfrau Regions

5 days • 4 nights

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Highlights Include:
  • Four nights at the 5 star Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern
  • Guided walking tour of medieval Bern including the mechanism room ofthe town’s medieval
    clock as it chimes the hour
  • Lake steamer luncheon cruise to medieval villages on Lake Thun, disembarking at Interlaken
  • Cog railway trip up the majestic Jungfrau mountain
  • Chartered helicopter to the Jungfrau’s Aletch Glacier and the north face of the Eiger
  • Cable car to Piz Gloria for lunch, the revolving mountain top restaurant made famous in the James Bond 007 film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Trummelbach Falls, the massive flow of melt water from the Jungfrau, the Monk & the Eiger which rages down in 10 separate waterfalls inside the mountain
  • Four scheduled late afternoon balloon adventures through romantic farm and chalet country
  • All-Inclusive from Zurich

3 Day Germany's King Ludwig Castles Excursion


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Our destinations are three of the most fantastic fairytale castles built by the eccentric Bavarian King Ludwig; romantic Neuschwanstein which was the model for Cinderella’s castle at Disney World, exquisite Linderhof Palace, and majestic Herrenchiemsee Palace,intended to be an exact copy of Versailles and half completed when King Ludwig died in 1886. Each night will be spent in a different charming hotel in a story book setting,the Jagerhaus Hotel in Schwangau, 5 star Residence Heinz Winkler in Aschau and Salzburg’s 5 star Schloss Fuschl. An exceptional trip of opulence and astounding scenic beauty, with excellent cuisine and fine wine throughout, hosted by Buddy Bombard.





Italy, Tuscany, & the Medieval Splendor of Siena & its Palio

8 days • 7 nights

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Highlights Include:
  • Three nights at the 5 star Westin Excelsior Hotel in Florence
  • Four nights at the 5 star Grand Hotel Continental in Siena
  • Three full days of escorted visits into Baroque & Renaissance Florence, including unhurried visits to Michelangelo’s David, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio,  Uffizi Gallery, Old Quarter of Oltrarno & Brancacci Chapel, private visit of Vasarian Corridor, and much more
  • Optional shopping in Florence
  • Guided tour of medieval Siena, with a private luncheon and spectacular view of the oldest part
    of the town from a lovely penthouse apartment
  • A morning exploring the country estate “Geggiano” followed by luncheon with the owner,
    Countess Sandra Bianca-Bandinelli
  • Guided tour of 13th century town of San Gimignano with luncheon at Villa Cusona,
    the home of Prince and Princess Guicciardini-Strozzi, and private tour of the estate
  • Guided tour of the 11th century fortress, Castello di Brolio, and luncheon with the owners Baron
    and Baroness Ricasoli
  • Four scheduled early morning balloon adventures exploring Siena and Environs
  • Festive dinner parties throughout
  • All Inclusive from Florence


Swiss Winter Alps & Chateau d’Oex International Balloon Festival

9 days • 8 nights

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Highlights Include
  • Eight nights at the charming Hotel le Grand Chalet, Gstaad
  • Four days of participation in Chateau d’Oex (Switzerland) Winter Balloon Festival including flying in Buddy Bombard’s balloons each day, along with nearly 100 other colorful and whimsically shaped balloons from all over Europe
  • Three days of Buddy Bombard’s gentle flights of approximately three hours each,
    through snow covered villages and spectacular valleys of the majestic Alps
  • Elegant luncheons with fine wine enjoyed in our balloons while drifting through
    some of the most stunning winter scenery in the world
  • A fun evening at premier “Café du le Cerf” for superb raclette and cheese fondue,
    served here for 400 years
  • Fabulous nightly dinner parties in Gstaad’s most famous gourmet restaurants,
    including “la Bagatelle” at the Grand Chalet, The Sonnenhof, and venerable "Guido's" at the Palace
  • All-Inclusive from Geneva


Highlights of the Swiss Winter Alps

8 days • 7 nights

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Highlights Include:
  • Seven nights at charming Hotel le Grand Chalet, Gstaad
  • Six days of Buddy Bombard’s gentle balloon flights of approximately three hours each,
    through snow covered villages and spectacular valleys of the majestic Alps
  • Daily elegant luncheons with fine wine enjoyed in our balloons while drifting through
    some of the most stunning winter scenery in the world
  • A fun evening at premier “Café du le Cerf” for superb raclette and cheese fondue,
    served here for 400 years
  • Fabulous nightly dinner parties in Gstaad’s most famous gourmet restaurants,
    including “la Bagatelle” at the Grand Chalet, The Sonnenhof, and venerable "Guido's" at the Palace
  • All-Inclusive from Geneva