Olive Oil Harvest Tour

From €690 per person sharing

29 October-3 November 2018

  • Learn the secrets of Olive Oil in our Exclusive Olive Harvest Tour
  • Hands on tour taught by Professional Local Artisan
  • Olive Oil Tasting experience and tour of ancient Roman groves
  • Typical 3 course dinner with wine in Locorotondo
  • Wine tour in the Itrian Valley tasting indigenous grape varieties
  • Guided tour of Alberobello (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • All meals included in the tour
  • Stay in a typical house in the spectacular Itrian Valley
  • All Gay experience, make new friends
  • Optional daily excursion to Matera (UNESCO world heritage site)

Itrian Valley, Puglia

€690 per person sharing

4-8 people

Fly either to Bari or Brindisi airport

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Price per person sharing

  • €690

Services included

  • 5 nights with all meals included (Breakfast, Light Lunch, Dinner)
  • Beer and wine included in all meals
  • Olive Oil tasting experience and tour of ancient Roman groves
  • Typical 3 course dinner with wine in Locorotondo
  • Wine tour in the Itrian Valley tasting indigenous grape varieties
  • Guided tour of Alberobello (UNESCO world heritage site)

Services not included

  • Return flights
  • Transfer IN and Transfer OUT (please email info@italygaytravels.com if you are not hiring a car so we can help you plan transport
  • Alcohol at the villa outside meal times (an honour/honesty bar is available at the property)
  • Insurance and everything not listed as Included

Optional Extras

Guided day tour to Matera with meals and accommodation (the day before the tour starts)

Sunday Lunch in typical Agriturismo (Last Day)

This tour is accessible to anyone in relatively good health. There will be a day that involves some labour but this will not be overly strenuous.
Shared bedroom and bathroom, all meals included.
You will have 24/7 support during the trip.

So the Summer is over and you are wondering to yourself: where did it go? You look at the Calendar and there’s only a few days left of Annual leave. You sigh thinking that the next thing to look forward to is wearing that ridiculous jumper at Christmas. Well hold the line caller because Italy Gay travels still has some sunshine left to offer! Ring the bell, there’s still good weather here in this neck of the woods!

Did you know that Puglia produces 90% of Italy’s olive oil? As a region, it is the 3rd biggest producer in the world. Join us on this amazing discovery of the Ancient Roman landscape learning hands on how to get the oil from tree to bottle.

Still not convinced? This Harvest Tour takes place in the Itrian Valley, an amazing location surrounded by acres and acres of Olive Groves and conical shaped houses known as Trulli. Click here to see the description of the area. Stay with your gay hosts Kendall and Sergio in Pride of Puglia House, a typical Lamia (small farmhouse) where you will really be living like a local! If you get tired, fret not! the local farm cats are always on hand to lend a paw.

This hands on tour will be guided by a local professional olive oil harvester and producer called Pasquale. He will lead us through the process of how these amazing trees are grown and then will guide us through collecting the olives ready for production. Once the olives are collected we are taken to the local pressing mills (frantoio) where we learn the secret ways of pressing the olives to produce the very best extra virgin olive oil. Each person in the tour will get 5 litres of their very own Extra Virgin Olive Oil to keep. Our Olive Oil Harvest Tour will also include a tour of the ancient olive groves dating back to the Roman time as well as a course on the different tastes and flavors one can derive from different methods.

But it isn’t all work! No, no, we would rather see you frolicking among the valley enjoying yourself and tasting the amazing culinary cuisine Puglia has to offer. This scintillating tour includes three typical dinners with wine included in nearby towns including Martina Franca, a beautiful baroque city. There is also a guided tour of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Locorotondo, voted the top 10 most beautiful towns in Italy.

Each day you will also be served a hearty breakfast, light lunches and dinners all make with local seasonal produce.

Still need to know more? Please email us on info@italygaytravels.com with any questions you might have about our Olive Harvest Tour.

Don’t miss your chance to discover the magic of Olive oil, book with us today!

Got a few more days? Why not stay an extra day before the tour starts and join us on a guided tour to Matera, another world heritage site that is not to be missed! Email us on info@italygaytravels.com for details.