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March 20, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Back-Roads Touring has unveiled a new foodie tour of Tuscany where clients will take part in the annual olive harvest, learn the secrets of traditional cuisine and meet cheese, wine and vinegar producers.

Olive harvesting in TuscanyThe 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 $2418* per person twin share – an earlybird saving of $127 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. Clients will 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. Clients will 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.

*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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