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The Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience






Wine Tastings in Tuscany, Siena and Florence Culture Experience .Live like a local in Tuscany with your hosts, Natalie and John!


A Toast to Travel was born from the love of wine, food, living well, and forming lasting friendships all over the world.  Join Natalie Mosallam and John Helling in their high-end, all inclusive, fully hosted and curated experiences of Tuscany, including a The Ultimate Tuscan Wine, Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun, and a 3-Night Getaway. Living like a local is the goal, while gaining a broader cultural perspective, and creating memories of a lifetime through travel.

Your hosts are local Chicago professionals Natalie Mosallam and John Helling, whose passion for travel changed the course of their lives. Both worked at major US corporations, and throughout the years had the opportunity to live and work overseas--- Natalie as an international attorney and teacher of international business, and John in the military and as an IT specialist.  Both individually gained wanderlust and shared their adventures with each other, while creating new experiences through exploration of many different countries around the world. Almost immediately, their love and passion for travel permeated everything they did together—from weekend getaways to longer exotic experiences.

Finally it became clear that their passion for travel was the perfect springboard to share amazing experiences with more willing travelers. Having lived in Europe for many years, speaking the language fluently, and having many local friends, Natalie and John now invite you to A Toast to Travel for your opportunity to live like a local in Tuscany.

Choose from 3 night/4 day or 6 night/7 day  The Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience

Plan to have a fun filled week visiting the ultimate Tuscan wineries in Chianti, tasting, drinking and toasting to some of the best wine on the planet!  We haven’t forgotten about the food either!  We’ll be eating and drinking our way through Tuscany as we live like a local at the wineries in Chianti, spending a day in Florence and a day in Siena. We’ll even host a cooking class with a well-known local chef where we’ll learn to make authentic local dishes and take home secret recipes.  During the Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts, Italian gardens, hiking and panoramic views at our host Villa for your unforgettable and fun-filled week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills and the vineyards of Tuscany.  It really is the Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience!

********Fall Special—Enjoy the beauty of Tuscany during the grape harvest and our special offer of 35% off our Standard rate, normally $3900pp now, $2500pp for the 6 night/7 day Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience (based on double occupancy). Space is limited as the fall special is only offered November 5-11, 2017.

What Included

The Standard rate is all-inclusive once you arrive at the villa and are with the group and your hosts. $1995pp for the 3 night/4 day getaway and $3900pp for the 6 night/7 day Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience (both based on double occupancy). Visit our website for available dates through 2018.


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