Olive Oil Tasting & Country House Lunch
Discover the interior landscape of the Alicante province, the second most mountainous in Spain, and visit an olive oil plantation to learn about and taste the region’s famed “liquid gold.” Yet another treat is a hearty lunch served at a nearby country house.
DurationApproximately 5 hours
Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.
Admire the scenery on your way to Masia el Altet olive oil farm, arriving after a journey of approximately one hour.
Olive oil has been a part of the Mediterranean diet for centuries, and today constitutes one of the world’s largest fruit crops with more than 25 million acres of olive trees planted worldwide. Spain is the largest single producer of olives, growing approximately 6 million tons per year, representing nearly 44 percent of the world’s production.
At the plantation, appreciate a place of outstanding natural beauty, nestled between Font Roja Natural Park and Sierra de Mariola Natural Park. The olive oil of this finca, or farm/estate, is considered one of the best in the world, having won many awards since 2007.
Once you have learned about the production of olive oil and sampled selections produced here at the finca, travel to a nearby country house, where you will savor lunch featuring local products.
A treat for the palate concluding, return to pier and your Crystal ship with a journey of approximately one hour.
Guests must be a minimum of 12 years old in order to participate. Guests should be aware that there is an approximately 2-hour, round-trip motor coach transfer to the olive farm; however, the fascinating sights included in this excursion are its main focus and more than compensate for the length of the journey. As this excursion involves approximately 1½ hours of walking over uneven surfaces that may be muddy and the negotiation of some steps, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes that they don’t mind getting dirty. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.