Private and Group Culinary Tours

Eating and drinking is a most stimulating way to enhance your senses. Taste an array of Island delicacies and meet the chefs, farmers, producers, vintners et al that make Vancouver Island delicious. It's not just the food and the wine but the experience Travel With Taste provides. Consider these indulgent adventures March through December personally guided by Kathy McAree.

Urban Culinary Walking Tour

An urban forage by foot discovering the local's favorite merchants around downtown Victoria. Sip, slurp and chomp your way on a guided walk devouring tastes of tea, cheese, chocolate, special sweets, the best bacon ever, and a little wine of course! Tours operate seasonally with a suggested start time of 9:00am. Waddle back about noon. Available for groups only.

Cowichan Valley Cuisine and Wine Day Tour

Depart at 9:00am from your Victoria area hotel. Drive 45 minutes north to the Cowichan Valley enjoying spectacular scenery. Visit local wineries and taste outstanding wines made from the plentiful vineyards of the island chatting with wine makers, strolling through vineyards, and tasting the abundance of flavors our Vancouver Island wines have to offer.Begin with a private guided tour through a vineyard along with a private structured tasting at our first stop. Next, meet an artisan cheesemaker and sample his delicious offerings on our way to a gourmet three course lunch paired with Island wines.

Getting to Victoria
·Via Vancouver
·Via Seattle

Culinary Tours
·Urban Culinary Walking Tour
·Cowichan Valley Cuisine & Wine
·Saanich & Butchart Gardens
·Gastronomic Salt Spring Island
·Relocation Vacations
·Multiple Day Tours

Try wild BC salmon, Cowichan Bay Farm chicken, or Salt Spring Island lamb. Return to Victoria about 4:30pm. Cowichan tours generally run Wednesday through Saturday and are a huge hit! Guests never seem to want to leave each stop as we sip our way through the valley. All tastings, a three course lunch, wine and transportation including pick up and drop off is included.

A Taste of the Saanich Peninsula and Butchart Gardens

Visit farm gate wineries and an organic farm. Weekends are best for the Peninsula tour complemented by a three course lunch and visit with the chef in the Dining Room at Butchart Gardens. All tastings, garden entrance, a three course lunch, wine and transportation including pick up and drop off is included. Tours generally begin with pick up in Victoria at 9:30am and return about 4:00 or 4:30pm. Tours are based on availability. Please inquire for pricing along with your requested date.

Culinary Escape to Salt Spring Island

This is a very special getaway to quaint and colorful Salt Spring Island. Start the day with an early morning ferry ride and get away to the real island life. Visit with the entrepreneurs that make Salt Spring a favorite delectable island; a baker, a cheesemaker, and a wine maker. Lunch at the exclusive Hastings House where Chef Marcel Kauer and team will prepare a private lunch to enjoy overlooking the ocean and pastoral views. Please inquire for pricing along with your requested date..

Multi-Day Tours

Combine any Travel With Taste Tour over consecutive days and include other special outings:


  • dine at the award winning Sooke Harbour House
  • explore the ocean floor on a culinary seaweed tour
  • visit a meadery or lavender farm

Salt Spring Island

  • eat from the wood fire ovens of The Bread Lady
  • taste sheep and goat milk cheeses
  • taste Salt Spring Island wines and chat with the winemaker
  • enjoy a private lunch overlooking the ocean at Hastings House

Cooking Classes and Chef Demonstrations

  • for small groups, hands on cooking classes are available on farms, in restaurant and catering kitchens, or at a charming bed and breakfast
  • chef demonstrations are available for larger groups - a great team building activity

Tours can be guaranteed at time of booking to your Visa or Mastercard with a 50% non refundable deposit due at time of booking. Cancellation up to two weeks prior to your tour will not incur further charge. Full payment is non refundable after this time. All prices are subject to change.

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