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OLIVE PICKING ON ISLAND CRES

  • Destination: Croatia, Kvarner
  • Duration: 6 days

Second biggest inland in Croatia, situated in Kvarner bay, has great landscape differences: in the North – mountains, in the middle – olive groves and vineyards, in the South – Mediterranean flora. It is also a destiantion where nature fans gladly come: Cres is the home of Griffon Vulture, very rare bird in the entire Europe.
Throughout the week, we will discover the untouched naute of island Cres – most of all in the mountains and many olive groves. Olive experts will introduce us to the secrets of olive picking process! . We will also take part in the olive picking – it will not be easy: for one litre (about 0,26 gallons) of olive oil, about 3000 olives (approximately 7 kilos) have to be picked! Have fun!

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Day 1
Arrival and accomodation in the hotel, welcome cocktail and dinner.

Day 2
After breakfast guided tour od the town Cres. In a typical wine cellar try homemade smoked ham, sheep cheese and wine. In the afternoon we will participate in a lecture on secrets of olive picking, during which a Video-Film will be shown. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 3
After breakfast will will take part in an olive picking in one of many olive groves. It is time to roll up your sleeves and fill the buckets to the rim with olives. After the work, a lunch with delicacies from the grill awaits us, music and singing included. In the afternoon we take another part in the olive picking. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 4
After breakfast a bus tour of the islands Cres and Lošinj. In one restaurant we will taste fisch specialties for lunch. Return to the hotel and dinner.
Day 5
After breakfast olive picking in the olive garden, where lunch with specialties from the grill will be served. Return to the hotel in the early afternoon. Distribution of presents (olive oil, medicinal herbes) to the participants of the olive harvest. Dinner with folklore.
Day 6
After breakfast start of the return journey.
Services
Halfboard, tourist tax, welcome drink, tour guide, tour of town Cres, wine tasting with apetizers, lecture and video presentation, drive with own bus to the olive picking including lunch, full day Cres & Lošinj tour including lunch, gift for every participant, dinner with folklore.