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Join the olive harvest in Tuscany

Join the olive harvest in Tuscany


Take part in the annual olive harvest in Tuscany, learn the secrets of traditional cuisine and meet cheese, wine and vinegar producers on a new foodie tour from Back-Roads Touring.

The 7-day Harvest in Tuscany offers a unique insight into the harvest season travelling through beautiful San Gimignano, Siena, San Miniato and Chianti.
Departures are available 11 and 18 November 2014 from NZ$2655* per person twin share – an earlybird saving of NZ$140 when booked and paid in full by 31 May.


Every November, the olive harvest in Tuscany is an important social occasion where families get together to pick olives and press them to make extra virgin olive oil. You’ll take part in all stages of olive oil production, from harvesting olives in the groves to tasting the freshly pressed oil at a family run olive mill.

Other highlights include a cooking lesson with a local chef, visits to wine, cheese and vinegar producers with tastings, relaxing in the therapeutic water of Saturnia thermal baths and a stay in a 12th century castle. You’ll also taste the gastronomically precious white truffle at a festival in San Miniato and enjoy a hearty Tuscan banquet accompanied by quality wines.

The small group tour also includes accommodation, tour leader, driver, mini-coach transport, European breakfast daily, four evening meals and one lunch.

Back-Roads Touring caters for mature travellers and offers leisurely-paced, small group tours of no more than 18 people.

Contact Back-Roads on 0800 223 369, info@backroadstouring.co.nz or visit your local travel agent.

*Terms and conditions apply. Discount must be requested at time of booking and will apply to the basic tour price. All components of the booking must be paid in full by 31 May 2014 to qualify for the Earlybird discount.

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