About Us

Experience A Taste of Tuscany, Portugal and France

Taste of Europe Tours began in 2009 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, and Sicily and Tuscany in Italy. Over the next few years Northern Portugal and Northern Spain will be added to our scheduled tours.

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2019 and 2020 Tours

A Taste of Portugal 2020

Mixed Tour:  May 9 — 16, 2020  ALMOST SOLD OUT*
Mixed Tour:  May 16 — 23, 2020 SOLD OUT*

In the Spring of 2020, 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!
7 days, $5,850. per person*

(Photos)  (2020 information)  (Hurry to Book May 9-16, 2020)

A Taste of France 2019

Women’s Tour: September 7 — 14, 2019  2 SPACES LEFT*
Mixed Tour:  September 14 — 21, 2019  SOLD OUT*

Sorry, there are no Taste of France Tours for 2020

The loveliest part of France is waiting to be discovered. Jill Wilcox invites you to visit the Minervois wine region in the sunny south, nestled between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the country’s oldest wine producing region, charming and beautiful, rich in history and culture. There’s no better place to explore and enjoy French cuisine with no better guide than Jill.
7 days, $5,850. per person*

(Photos)  (2019 information)  (Hurry to book 2019 Women’s Tour)

A Taste of Tuscany 2020

Women’s Tour: September 5 — 12, 2020 SOLD OUT*
Mixed Tour:  September 12 — 19, 2020  2 SPACES LEFT*

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.
7 days, $5,850. per person*

(Photos)  (2020 information)  (Hurry to book 2020 Mixed Tour!)

What’s Included?

*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: mail@tasteofeuropetours.com  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

Contact Us

For detailed information on our exciting Taste of Europe Tours
Contact Nancy Evans

By Phone:  +1 (226) 973-6082

By Email:     mail@tasteofeuropetours.com