I am happily married to wine writer Billy Munnelly of BILLY’S BEST BOTTLES. Together we organize and host small group tours to Europe for “active bodies and curious minds”, and focus on food, wine, culture & FUN!

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2018 TOURS


2019 TOURS

PORTUGAL: May 17-29
LANGUEDOC, France: May 17-29
IRELAND Pints and Hikes: June 8-20 and June 22-July 4
PIEDMONT, ITALY: September 2-12 and September 12-22
PORTUGAL: September 23-October 5



“I was so impressed with the attention to details – from the unbelievable food, the (copious) high quality wine, the marvelous accommodations, the camaraderie and all the personal touches.  As someone who has never considered myself a ‘group traveler’, it far exceeded my expectations.”
Dr. K. Henderson, Fergus

“Such an amazing 11 days! I’m not sure there are words to express what we all experienced. Definitely a trip we will remember forever! What Kato and Billy do is phenomenal – so glad you took us all along for the ride!”
Ron & Paula Black

“If one is fortunate enough to sign on for one of Kato and Billy’s tours of Ireland, be prepared: for this is not a tour, it is a cultural immersion. Daily you will see and do and go places that are not on the “tourist trail”. You will enjoy beautiful food and really fine wines and your accommodations will be excellent. There will be scenery that nearly stops your heart.You will walk along a rugged cliff top peninsula which drops precipitously into crashing seas and never feel more alive. You may stop along the way into a small and dark pub.  A fire will be lit, the Jameson’s will be poured and locals will sing the old songs. Perhaps someone will dance and there certainly will be laughter. Ireland will sing to your soul and free your heart. All I can say is go and soon. Let Kato and Billy show you the true Ireland.”
Becky Pace, NY

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