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About Us 2017-06-25T08:21:51+00:00

Secret Italy—Live Like a Local for a Week

Small town in Tuscany

A Toast to Travel is your ticket to the promise made of Tuscan La Dolce Vita. John and Natalie, an American couple who are THE experts in Tuscany, lead these boutique Experiences. While living in Italy, Natalie fell in love with the country and established invaluable relationships. When other tour companies go to the wineries just outside of Florence, A Toast to Travel ventures out to small, high-quality vineyards that fly under the tourist radar and allow guests personal interaction with the winemaker and the opportunity to sample hard to find Italian small batch wines. When other tour companies sell basic cooking instructions, A Toast to Travel offers full immersion, hands-on cooking classes at a family owned villa with a menu personally designed exclusively for guests of A Toast to Travel.  These personal relationships form the cornerstone of A Toast to Travel Experiences. You can rest assured that the accommodations in Florence are five-star, the Tuscan villa is as picturesque as a postcard, the Experiences are hand-selected and unique, and that the meals and menus are carefully curated by our favorite chefs at the local’s top tables. You will live like a local for a week with A Toast to Travel; you’re in good hands with a couple that speaks the language, knows the area and are friends with the locals.

Ah Tuscany! For many, this stunning Italian countryside became the epitome of La Dolce Vita after Under the Tuscan Sun permanently etched the romance, rolling hills, vineyards and quaint countryside into our imaginations. Ever since the book and the movie, many Americans have gone in search of their own slice of the Italian good life…and left disappointed. Instead of quiet, they found chaos. Instead of undiscovered cobblestone alleyways they found tour bus lined roads. And instead of La Dolce Vita they found La Dolce Stressato.

A Toast to Travel’s Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience centers around wine, food and culture while its Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun Experience centers around cooking, wine, leisure activities and culture. And of course, both center around simply soaking up the good life. Our groups are small, providing for good camaraderie and the ability to keep the schedule flexible to cater to the group’s interests and desires in the moment.  For our Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience, all of our travel within the region is done via Mercedes vehicles-never, ever a tour bus!

A Toast to Travel prides itself on its bespoke nature. We can help you extend any of our Experiences and for groups of ten or more we offer completely customizable itineraries.  Are you ready to spend your week living like a local in Tuscany?

A Toast to Travel is your ticket to the promise made of Tuscan La Dolce Vita. John and Natalie, an American couple who are THE experts in Tuscany, lead these boutique experiences. While living in Italy, Natalie fell in love with the country and established invaluable relationships. When other tour companies go to the wineries just outside of Florence, a Toast to Travel ventures out to small, high-quality vineyards that fly under the tourist radar and allow guests personal interaction with the winemaker and the opportunity to sample hard to find Italian small batch wines. These personal relationships form the cornerstone of A Toast to Travel experiences. You can rest assured that the accommodations in Florence are five-star, the experiences are hand-selected and unique, and that the meals are carefully curated by our favorite chefs at the local’s top tables in town. A Toast to Travel ensures that every aspect of the trip is luxurious and that you’re in good hands with a couple that speaks the language, knows the area and are friends with the locals.
Ah Tuscany! For many, this stunning Italian countryside became the epitome of La Dolce Vita after Under the Tuscan Sun permanently etched the romance, rolling hills, vineyards and quaint countryside into our imaginations. Ever since the book and the movie, many Americans have gone in search of their own slice of the Italian good life…and left disappointed. Instead of quiet, they found chaos. Instead of undiscovered cobblestone alleyways they found tour bus lined roads. And instead of La Dolce Vita they found La Dolce Stressato.
A Toast to Travel’s trips center around food, wine, sightseeing and of course simply soaking up the good life. Our groups are small, ensuring good camaraderie and the ability to keep the schedule flexible to cater to the group’s interests and desires in the moment. All of our travel within the region is done via Mercedes vehicles-never, ever a tour bus!
A Toast to Travel prides itself on its bespoke nature. We can help you extend any of our trips and for groups of six or more we offer completely customizable itineraries.
Tuscan Panorama