Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

NASA, NOAA: Find 2014 Warmest Year In Modern Record

Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius), a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere. The majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: New Zealand’s Reserve Bank Named Central Bank Of The Year

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s efforts to stifle house price inflation by using new policy tools has seen the institution named Central Bank of the year by Central Banking Publications, a publisher specialising in global central banking practice. More>>

ALSO:

Science Media Centre: Viral Science And Another 'Big Dry'?

"Potentially, if there is no significant rainfall for the next month or so, we could be heading into one of the worst nation-wide droughts we’ve seen for some time," warns NIWA principal climate scientist Dr Andrew Tait. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news