Shore Excursion Details

GL-Olive Oil Production

Kotor, Montenegro

GL-Olive Oil Production

DETAILS

  • 41/2
    hrs Estimate Duration

Enjoy an insider’s tour of the olive groves on a family estate and then visit two olive mills for a tasting of the so-called “liquid gold” from freshly pressed olives.


After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a spectacularly scenic drive to the Lustica peninsula, where a local family will welcome you to their estate. During a leisurely walking tour of the olive groves, you will learn how the trees are pruned and tended, the best times to harvest the olives and how the olives are pressed to produce oil. You will then walk to a nearby village to see a historical olive press and the newer olive mill that replaced it.


Historians believe that the Greeks introduced olive trees to Montenegro when they founded coastal colonies there in the 4th century BC. Olive trees can produce fruit for well over 100 years, and after a taste of freshly pressed olive oil from these ancient trees, you will understand why they are so coveted. You will also be served local delicacies that taste even more delicious when dipped in extra virgin olive oil.


Back in Kotor, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, a wonderfully atmospheric medieval quarter with narrow winding streets, lovely squares and ornate palaces. The highlight will be an interior visit of the Church of St. Nicholas, a privilege usually reserved for locals only. Be sure to look at the detailed mosaic above the entrance.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking/standing over even & uneven ground and 15 steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Local Food-Wine Tasting

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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