The Ancient Olives of Montenegro
The Ancient Olives of Montenegro
Start your day being picked up by your friendly local guide who will take you to the Lustica Peninsula, the still relatively-untouched haven of secluded beaches and idyllic villages nestled between the Adriatic Sea and Boka Bay.
Enjoy traversing the green, rolling hills and passing charming hamlets in a culturally rich area dotted with 20 churches as you make your way to one of the many family-run farms to learn all there is to know about olive oil production.
Upon arrival you will be met with a welcome drink and the opportunity to taste a sampling of traditional organic delights such as smoked prosciutto, different cheeses, olives, olive oil and local wine. Take some time to wander through the olive groves and take photos before your return ride to port.
This formerly isolated area has recently been discovered by tourists and developers alike, book now for a chance to experience Lustica's simple, unspoiled beauty while you still can.
Reviewer: Eddy G
I was beyond surprised by this tour. We get on the van and we take off. We drove out of Kotor into the country. We got a real look into the areas where the residents live. The views were breathtaking. You could see the ocean and all the mountains from high up and words cannot describe how great they were. We arrive at our destination and we were welcomed by the kindest family. They were so happy to welcome us into their home and tell us the history of it, how olive is made for their community. They provided us with delicious food and wine! The interaction with the family was so special that we dare to say this was easily one of the top tours we took during our 14-day vacation. Now, we have to give a special shootout to our tour guide Sanja. She truly cared about giving us a great experience. She accompanied us the whole trip, she made sure to take breathtaking pictures of us with amazing views in the background and we learned so much about Montenegro thanks to her.
Reviewer: Beth Raines
After a breathtakingly scenic drive up into the the hills, we arrived at a 300 year old olive grove set in a tiny village complete with stone church. We sampled limoncello, orange liqueur and cherry brandy all made from fruit in their garden. Walked around their property then had lunch, once again sll their own products. The olive pressing and processes have not changed in all the years and the family live a modern life but faithfully respecting the past. It was a memorable and most satisfying day. Would love to go back!
Reviewer: Dawn Morgan
What a lovely experience to have a small, intimate group (6 people) invited inside a lovely local home to learn of both the history and their current way of life. The cottage and land is beautiful! The guide was very informative on the trip up, of the history of this land. The hosts were super welcoming. Their children were dressed in old custom outfits and served us drinks and snacks. The tour was informative of the old way of pressing olive oil. The spread to try all of the local food was amazing. The host was so nice, accommodating and informative! We feel so special to have this intimate look at a different way of life. I highly recommend this tour to get away from the commercialism and get a glimpse of the past and excellent taste of the present!