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“Highlight of our trip!”
Review of Olive Oil Tour

Olive Oil Tour
Ranked #4 of 23 Food & Drink in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the luscious world of liquid gold with our wonderful tours! Experience the beautiful Andalusian countryside, walking among majestic olive trees, together with our English speaking guide. We’ll pick you up and drop you off at a meeting point in the center of Granada. After visiting a beautifully preserved 15th century olive oil mill in a charming white village, enjoy tasting and learning all about the different characteristics, culinary uses, and many health benefits of various olive oils. In our specialized store you will find the best selection of olive oils, cosmetics made from organic extra virgin olive oil and related products from Andalusia.
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you, Violeta, for a fascinating and delicious tour of the groves, the historic olive mill, and tasting. We learned quite a bit about the history and process, and what to look for when buying one of our favorite condiments and culinary ingredients. The local wine and cheese tasting was a perfect complement! I highly recommend this tour especially if you are not traveling through southern Spain with a tour as you can get picked up at a central location in Granada for the 30 min drive south. Wonderful way to spend half a day outside of Granada!

Thank Amy O
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Olive Oil Tour in Granada exceeded my expectations. We met our tour guide (very kind and personable) in the city and took a bus into the countryside. The first stop was an olive grove, where we learned about the gardening and harvesting of olives. Our second stop was at a historic olive oil mill that overlooked the groves. We learned about olive oil, types, growing regions, and misconceptions of labeling. The olive oil and wine tasting was both informative and delicious... I highly recommend this tour.

Thank FR3E5P1RiT
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

I booked this spur of the moment, while we were on the train from Madrid to Granada and was delighted that we could jump into a tour that afternoon. There was one other couple booked for the tour and the guide first brought the four of us to the olive fields, and then up to the old olive mill in Niguelas. She explained the water system (and the water in Niguelas tasted great!), and how the mill worked back in the day. After the tour we went for the olive oil and wine tasting, with lovely bread, meats and cheese. This was really fun and I wish I didn't have to worry about suitcase weight limits because I would have purchased plenty of oil and wine. Try the orange infused oil on bread with sugar! I think the whole tour, from pick up to drop off lasted about 3.5 hours. Our guide was very pleasant and informative, and there was absolutely no attempt to get us to buy stuff.

2  Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This tour is an example of a rare opportunity to see very old industrial equipment still in place and in workable condition--a village's olive oil production center (including a stone grinding room and two large wooden presses) that is intact after several centuries of use. Tour guide Violetta explained the workings of the machinery very clearly, as well as the production cycle of olive trees, the interactions of small farmers, and the processing of the olives. The tasting session was an added benefit. My late teens nephew really enjoyed the experience as well.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour a day before as we discovered we had some extra time in Granada. We received a prompt email response when we inquired about availability. We were picked up very close to our hotel and then picked up another family in our van. We were joined by a third family once we reached the orchard. Violeta was the guide and she was very pleasant and personable. We enjoyed the interactions with the other families as it was a very international group—Hong Kong and Oman. When we went to the tasting room it was set up very attractively and we sampled five olive oils with bread and learned a lot about them. We opted for the wine tasting as well and enjoyed tasting several wines with some tapas. We returned to our hotel by van. We purchased some of the olive oils to take home as souvenirs. Very enjoyable!

Thank MlpSgp
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