Oleotourism: Discover the best olive oil tastings & tours.

Travel and taste your way across unique groves.

Want to learn more about olive oil? Immerse yourself in the world of liquid gold. Pick the fruit from the tree, eat delicious food under the stars, and meet the people making some of the best oils in the world.

What is oleotourism?

Like wine tastings at vineyards, olive oil tours gives you a chance to explore beautiful groves, learn about milling and production, and discover more about local gastronomy. You'll also get the meet some inspiring people who make this most important of ingredients—all while supporting farmers and the rural economy.

Discover the world of olive oil.

Experience the golden life first hand.

Our picks of the best olive oil experiences...

Croatian picnic under the olive trees

Location: Istria, Croatia
Options: Grove walks, tastings, picnicairs

Lena does year-round walks through her family's olive groves, but in the summer, they host a sunset dinner on the farm where you can watch the stars come out surrounded by their beautiful trees.

Extra: A light traditional dinner is paired with the oils as well as local sparkling!

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Greek cooking classes and tasting workshops

Location: Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece
Options: Tastings, cooking classes, harvest visits

A very engaging and charismatic educator, sit around a covered table overlooking Marianna's groves and the rolling hills of grapes and olives.

Extra: The "Cook like a Greek chef" workshop combines wine, EVOO, and iconic Greek dishes.

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Spanish olive oil workshop in the city

Location: Sevilla, Spain
Options: Workshops, tours, meals

Alexis Kerner is a respected international olive oil judge. As a certified Expert Olive Oil Taster, she hosts private workshops where participants learn all there is to know about the product and how to taste it. The tasting includes three high quality Spanish olive oils and is finished with pairings and wine.

Extra: Meet Alexis in the oldest market of Seville to start your tasting with a welcome tapa and wine.

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Portuguese tastings & grove camping

Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Options: Grove tours, camping, tastings

Great for families and people of all ages, Marije also allows campervans to book a night on the groves.

Extra: there's a dreamy ceramic studio down the road, which you can visit to watch the artisans and pick up that up some beautiful tableware.

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Cretan hikes & mezze tasting

Location: Zakros, Crete, Greece
Options: Grove tours, hiking, tastings

Not only is Christina a regenerative olive farmer, she's also a certified hiking instructor. Taste EVOO from her trees, go for a hike in the rugged terrain, and soak up the ancient history of Crete with a friendly and knowledgeable expert (who's fluent in multiple languages).

Extra: Want something more chill? She'll also do EVOO with local wine and mezze on her groves.

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Sicilian lemon & olive grove experience

Location: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Options: Tastings, groves walks

Take a tour with Francesca on her family's groves, not far from Syracuse. Combine with colourful lemon groves to learn about the regions two iconic ingredients.

Extra: Try the "pani cunzato experience” to learn a simple Sicilian recipe with extra virgin olive oil.

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Portuguese herb & olive tour

Location: Evora, Portugal
Options: Guided tasting

Another tasting by our farmers and friend, Marije! For this one, she's partnered up with regenerative herb farmers for a tasting and of 4 Portuguese regions.

Extra: They pair it with aromatic herbs that will reveal new aromas and new sensations to the oils.

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Spanish & Italian regional tours

Location: Around Valencia & Rome
Options: All-day excursions

Johnny Madge one of the most known experts in the industry and the creator of the #DontDrizzlePour hashtag. His tours are proper excursions, taking you to multiple groves and pairing food with different styles of oils.

Extra: Based in Valencia, he also does group tours in Italy, having lived there for decades and has an intimate knowledge of the country's best EVOOs.

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Olive Oil Club Exclusives

Exclusive offers, invite-only events, and one-off experiences. Members of our Olive Oil Club get access to all the *extras*, including a £20 gift card for our site when they visit one of our producers for a tasting.

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