Taste of Europe Tours started years ago when we took our first group of women to France to cook with Jill Wilcox, of Jill’s Table in London, Ontario.
Since then hundreds of guests have joined us on more than thirty tours with Jill to explore the culture and cuisine of Occitanie, Provence and the Loire Valley in France, Northern Portugal, and Sicily and Tuscany in Italy.
In 2021 we’ll add South West Ireland to our schedule.
Mixed Tour: May 15 — 22, 2021 Mixed Tour: May 22 — 29, 2021 – SOLD OUT*
In the Spring of 2021, Jill Wilcox will take two small groups on a culinary tour of her favourite sights and dishes of Northern Portugal. Will you join us? Our home for the week will be our own 17th century castle just north of Porto. On our day trips we’ll explore the foods, wines, history, art and scenery that make the region so captivating. This will be your wonderfully personal introduction to a beautiful part of the world. Highlights include daily cooking lessons with Jill and local chefs; visits to markets in Barcelos and Ponte de Lima; fine dining in Michelin restaurants and local favourites; wine tasting in the Douro Valley …and much more!
Women’s Tour: August 28 — September 4, 2021 Mixed Tour: September 4 — 11, 2021
Join Jill Wilcox on her next visit to Tuscany, a region full of cultural riches and astonishing beauty. We’ll stay in a restored 17th century villa just outside Florence. Transportation will be in our own comfortable bus with driver. Lunches will be in fine restaurants and favourite local trattoria while dinners will be at home in our own elegant dining room or on the terrace overlooking the Chianti vineyards.
Carved by the Atlantic, decorated with picturesque hills and lakes and dotted with lively villages, southwest Ireland delivers the perfect setting for Jill’s newest tours in June 2021. The coastal scenery is some of the most magnificent in Europe while Cork City, colourful and charming regional capital, has been Europe’s City of Culture. Home will be in an 18th century Georgian manor on the edge of the storybook Killarney National Park, just steps from the friendly village of Killarney, around the corner from the fabled Dingle Peninsula. Can you imagine a better backdrop for our exploration of the ancient history, folklore, music, crafts and cuisine of this enchanting country? Join us in June 2021 to find out!.
7 days, $5,850. per person*
Includes: all accommodation and transportation in Ireland; all meals and beverages; all sightseeing, daily classes with Jill and local chefs; whiskey tastings; musical entertainment; visits to Cork City, Killarney, Kenmare, Dingle, to Blarney Castle and the Rock of Cashel; and travel on the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula.
*Other than your flight, absolutely everything is included to make this your next memorable holiday:
All accommodation and chauffeured transportation
All meals and wine and tips
All sightseeing and excursions
All cooking classes with Jill and local chefs
Space is limited. Please contact Nancy at 226 973 6082 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or requests for details.
Tours and flights through BroadEscapes, a division of Ellison Travel & Tours registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) No. 2392471 Main St., P.O. Box 1990 Exeter, Ont. N0M 1S7 Tel 519-235-2000 or 1-800-265-7022
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our upcoming Taste of Europe Tours, please contact Nancy Evans