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About Merill Eco Tours
Merill Eco Tours is a social enterprise which provides alternative experiences to locals and tourists who wish to enjoy the nature, culture, history and tradition of the Maltese Islands. Through our network of farmers and artisans we manage a number of unique farms and workshops around the islands, these offer truly authentic experiences and genuine local products which may be consumed and purchased on location.
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30 reviews
Get out into the rural countryside of Malta to learn about the island's agricultural traditions with this full-day tour. You'll pass through beautiful villages, stopping to sample local treats, before continuing to an olive grove, where you'll sit down to a simple lunch of fresh produce paired with locally produced wine.
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from $134.96
9 reviews
Visit a real olive oil mill in Mgarr, Malta and learn everything there is to know about Maltese extra virgin olive oil. Tour the olive groves, taking in the bucolic atmosphere while viewing the indigenous trees and plants and learning the proper technique on how the product goes from olive on the branch to oil in the bottle. Then visit the exclusive estate to taste some olive oil and munch on some local delicacies. Feel free to buy a bottle of extra virgin olive oil before leaving.
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from $39.36
4 reviews
Enjoy a private half or full day tour to rural Malta. Drive through pastoral villages where agriculture is still the predominant industry, making stops along the route to take photos and taste locally-made products. Take a breather at a local farm, where you’ll enjoy a typical farmer’s lunch of bread, olives, antipasto, and estate wine. A relaxing and stress-free way to see the real Malta.
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from $663.55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I concur with previous reviews that this tour makes a lovely daytrip out of the city. I lucked out and was part of one of three participants during our excursion which made the interactions more personable. We learned how to make pastizzis and also visited...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I had a very educational and enjoyable day on a private wine tour run by Merrill Eco Tours, with Christian as our guide. We chose the private wine tour due to our particular interest in wine and was very happy with the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank norwmj
Reviewed July 16, 2019

A most enjoyable day that's a little different from the normal tourist / sightseeing tours. Try it and you will enjoy and remember the day. Local people trying to preserve a way of life with passion. Not only will have a great day but you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank John W W
Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

My mum and I attended this full day tour to learn more about traditional Maltese food and wine - we learned about this and much much more. All of our hosts were friendly and informative and we both particularly enjoyed the pastizzi making with a...More

Thank pnebecks
Reviewed July 11, 2019

We were a party of 4 participating in the half day Food and Farm Tour. Chiara was punctual and exact with her responses to our questions, even assuring that food allergies would be addressed. She arranged for van transportation for the 4 of us plus...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 167salbee
Reviewed June 30, 2019

What a way to see the real Malta!! A million miles away from the "madness" of the popular tourist destinations and the "commercial necessities" that support them. This is the Malta known by those facing the challenge of returning Malta to its being sustainable at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael B
Christian_Borg, Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Hey Mick, thanks for the great insight. Feedback such as yours gives us the perspective we need to reach the balance between leisure and conservation, and motivates us to keep on going further! Thanks once again from all the members within our network.

Reviewed June 27, 2019

I went on a private tour with Merill and truly enjoyed the experience. The tour consisted of real authentic Maltese food experience. We visited a couple of bakeries, an olive grove and a natural winery. I highly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kurt M
Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

This trip was my favourite day of our holiday. Christian was a warm and inviting host. We made our first stop at a pastizzi shop surrounded by locals and sampled the delicious pasties. We then went on to a bakery where locals also can still...More

Thank leamspa32
Reviewed June 12, 2019

A lovely couple of hours spent at a beautiful rural farm between Rabat and Mgarr. We took a taxi there from Mellieha which was very easy. Our tour organisers and guide were lovely. We had a lunch of local food and wine and an olive...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Barbara W
Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Thank you Barbara for your words and truly glad you enjoyed your time with us. Yasmin

Reviewed June 3, 2019

The 3 of us had a spectacular time. Great Wine, Food, and sights. Everyone we met was wonderful. Our guide Christian made sure we didn't miss a thing. Great Day spent in Malta. Makes us want to return.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

SO glad you enjoyed it and please do return! Best regards, Yasmin

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Lauren R
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Christian_Borg | Property representative |
Hi Lauren, I believe we are now in touch via email. If not please do not hesitate to contact us on (356) 79411388. Looking forward to host you on some of our members’ farms!
August 14, 2017|
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Response from KongHans1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. My booking was through the agency I used for travel (albatros travel), so I didn't book myself. Sorry
February 29, 2016|
Response from Christian_Borg | Property representative |
Hi our rural experiences start from around Eur25 per person. You can contact us by clicking on 'More Info' or 'Book a tour'.