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Experience A Taste of Tuscany, Portugal and France

Taste of Europe Tours started 15 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 FranceNorthern Portugal, and Sicily and Tuscany in Italy.

We recently added South West Ireland to our schedule. Stay in touch for more information.

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A Taste of Tuscany 2022

Taste of Tuscany Tour

A Taste of Tuscany 2022

August 27 — September 3, 2022   
September 3 — 10, 2022 

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*

Register for A Taste of Tuscany 2022

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What’s Included In Our Tour Pricing?

*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 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

A Taste of Portugal 2023

Taste of Portugal Tour

A Taste of Portugal 2023

May 6 — 13, 2023
May 13 — 20, 2023

In the Spring of 2023, 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*

Register for Taste of Portugal 2023

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What’s Included In Our Tour Pricing?

*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 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

A Taste of France 2023

Taste of France Tours

A Taste of France 2023

September 2 — 9, 2023
September 9 —16, 2023

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, $6,250. per person*

Register for A Taste of France 2023

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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 Ellison Travel & Tours are 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

A Taste of Ireland 2023

Taste of Ireland Tour

A Taste of Ireland

July 1—8, 2023
July 8—15, 2023

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 for 2022.  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 the summer 2023.

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.

Get more information on our Taste of Ireland Tour 2023 

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What’s Included In Our Tour Pricing?

*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 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