2023 TOURS

Billy's Best Botles Billy Munnelly and Kato Wake Small group travel to France, Ireland, Portugal and ItalyKato and I cannot begin to express our delight at the great response to our tours. We took a risk avoiding the popular touristy locations in favour of what we find to be interesting and genuine. Our success has fueled our desire to be even more creative in our planning, and little did we know that small group travel would afford us opportunities to create the type of exciting events and special meals we love arranging for friends.

Although we are returning to the same places, rest assured we are not coasting. We “up our game” each year by adding new discoveries, and making tweaks. As we know, it’s the small things that make the day.

Hotel and transportation prices in Europe have gone through the roof, but we believe that our tours still provide excellence at a reasonable price. Frequently we are told that we over-deliver for the price, and this is possible by doing all the organizing ourselves (every detail!) and not incurring the expense of local operators.

Should you be interested and have emailed us, we will confirm your spot (one way or the other) by the end of OCTOBER 2022.


“It may be illegal to have so much fun in such a short time.” V. Taylor


An explorers delight.

SOUTH OF FRANCE – 7 days. JUNE 5 to 12 (Depart Sunday June 4, 2023)
Life in the Languedoc – a week at one of the prettiest wineries, close to the historic town of Carcassonne and of course the Mediterranean. Hikes, a boat rides, Saturday market shopping and beaucoup food and wine. Read about it here!

IRISH SPRING TOUR – 11 days in IRELAND Saturday June 17 to Wednesday June 28 (Depart Friday 16 June from Toronto)
Scenic Hikes, Gardens & Castles, Friendly People, Perfect Pints, & Delicious Food! Lots of adventures while tromping around the south of the country on the Wild Atlantic Way – mainly off the beaten track. Read about it here!


June 12 to 22 (new dates as of September 12, 2022)
August 28 to September 7
Introducing the dynamo Al Sibilo, your guide to 10 glorious days in north western Italy. Three days in the charming city of Turin and a week in the prettiest hilltop town in the Barolo region of Piedmont. Read about it here!

– 11 days. Saturday September 9 to Thursday September 21, 2023
From Lisbon to Porto with several exciting stays in between. Including a medieval village and of course the splendid Douro Valley. Read about it here!

– 9 days. Monday September 25 to Wednesday October 4, 2023
Exploring the enchanting province of Alentejo, starting from Lisbon, going to Estremoz, Evora and ending in our hometown of Tavira in Eastern Algarve. A delicious combination of old and new world experiences. Read about it here!