Kato 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.
“It may be illegal to have so much fun in such a short time.” V. Taylor
BILLY and KATO’s 2023 TOURS
An explorers delight.
SOUTH OF FRANCE – 10 days. Tuesday JUNE 6 to Thursday JUNE 15 (Depart Monday June 5) OR SEPTEMBER 28 to OCTOBER 7 (Depart Wednesday September 27)
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 – 12 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!
Tuesday September 5 (departing Toronto September 14) to Wednesday September 14
Nine glorious days in north western Italy. Four days in the charming city of Turin and 5 days in the prettiest hilltop town in the Barolo region of Piedmont. Read about it here!
PORTUGAL – 12 days Tuesday September 5 to Saturday September 16, 2023, Depart Monday September 4 (new dates as of Oct 28, 2022)
From Lisbon to Porto with several exciting stays in between. Including of course the splendid Douro Valley. Read about it here!
PORTUGAL ALENTEJO – 10 days. Monday September 18 to Wednesday September 27
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!