Olive Harvest Celebration

A delightfully intimate experience of old rituals, new olive oil and breath-taking sights

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Region

Umbria

When

October November

Duration

5 days - 4 nights

Tour description

Olive oil is the “fruit” of a centuries-old tradition born from the culture of Mediterranean civilisations. 

The” E.V.O” aka Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in healthy natural antioxidants and still plays an extremely important role as a unique condiment for Italian food and as an inherent cultural icon of the Italian way of life.

Learning to recognise high quality E.V.O is paramount to making a responsible and informed use of this precious element. The Olive Harvest Tour will give you the insider’s scoop on how the famous “Olio Nuovo” is made. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the taste of the freshly pressed olives and revel in all its nuances, thereby truly understanding why it is called “Umbria’s liquid gold “.

A Five-day feast of the senses awaits you; a slow-paced, personalized adventure where vineyard filled hills bask in the warm autumn sun. In the midst of this fairy tale scenery , you will enjoy listening to the local people sharing their stories, meet new friends on ancient routes, reconnect with the land and its offerings while laughing, eating, drinking and rediscovering the simple pleasures of life.

Visit local olive mills and wineries, walk through old historic towns like Trevi, Assisi, Perugia, Spello, Montefalco and Bevagna. Have fun with Letizia Mattiacci’s cooking classes and get to drink some of Umbria’s finest artisanal wine, all in a warm, cosy atmosphere.

Moreover, this package tour also includes a special saffron farming experience and a final delicious touch with a visit to a small chocolate factory where you will learn all about their sweet craftsmanship. 

So, join us in this interesting trip where artisanal producers share their passion and take part in the culture of Umbria in an unforgettable autumn atmosphere. 

 

Tour features

The tour package includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation at B&B “Agriturismo Alla Madonna del Piatto” (Assisi – Umbria)
  • transport in an air conditioned, 8 person Mercedes mini-van
  • 1 hands-on cooking class at “Alla Madonna del Piatto”
  • one full day winery tour
  • participation at an olive harvest party with lunch in the garden
  • explore the “Frantoi Aperti” Festival
  • a saffron farming experience
  • visit a craft chocolate factory and enjoy tastings
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners at local restaurants or wineries
  • the assistance and company of your food and wine guide & an English-speaking driver
  • all local taxes

Cancellation policy

Since you are dealing with small companies please bear in mind that cancellations are a serious difficulty, particularly if occurring near the dates of the tour.

A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total is required to secure the reservation while final payments are due two months before the start of the tour. There will be no refunds for any unused portions of the tour.

Please note that the tour program and or schedule might be modified and updated in case of bad weather or other unforeseeable circumstances.

It is highly advised to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness of participants, change in the itinerary, accident or act of God which no one is responsible for covering. No refunds will be provided for any non-refundable amounts paid unless the tour is cancelled by the travel agent.

Price

This package tour is sold through travel agents and costs €1.695,00 (GBP/US $ amount depends on current exchange rate) based on double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total is required to secure the reservation while final payments are due by 60 days before the start of tour.

Other

HEALTH AND DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:

By booking the tour, the traveller certifies that he or she does not have any condition or disability which may impede the operation of the program or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travellers.

Meals included in the program are based on a fixed menu and reflect the food of the region. If there are specific dietary needs or allergies, it will be mandatory to communicate these at the time of booking. Nonetheless, we cannot guarantee that changes or modifications be made to all meals. Please note that food is abundant and varied, thus avoiding allergy inducing foods is usually not a problem.

TRANSPORT: 

All Participants will be met at a local train station at the beginning of the tour and will be dropped off there at the designated end of the tour. Please note that this is a group transfer. If your arrival does not coincide with the chosen group transfer schedule it will be necessary to book a taxi transfer at an additional cost. Should you arrive by plane in Rome FCO or any other airports it will be possible to arrange private transfers (e.g. airport pickup/drop off) at an additional cost.

Interesting and varied trip. Great to see artisan producers and their passion.

5/5

Great variety of things to do- cooking,wine tasting,olive oil tasting, saffron farming. Wonderful opportunities to meet passionate artisans of Umbria. Barbara was helpful, flexible and created the tour to our needs. Would highly recommend this trip

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