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Address: 75 Triq San Bartolomew, Qormi, Island of Malta QRM 2188, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 9944 3118
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Merill Eco Tours is a social enterprise which provides alternative...

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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Off the beaten tracks

It is great to get off the beaten track and reach these peaceful villages where we try different cheeses made by each farmer and taste the Maltese food and wine. Merill has... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is great to get off the beaten track and reach these peaceful villages where we try different cheeses made by each farmer and taste the Maltese food and wine. Merill has everything perfectly planned , and we enjoy the experience so much. I would recommend it to my friends.

Thank Lu L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During this tour, Merill takes you to 3 local cheese farms and workshops where you can experience the process of making of local 'gbejniet' and other cheeses but mostly different types of 'gbejniet'....the day is ended at an amazing orchard at Gnejna where you are served with a typical Maltese ftira and other locally made ingredients that you will taste... More 

Thank Nanette F
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christian organized a great private day tour for our family of nine (age ranging from 18-85 years old) including visit to a cheese maker, winery, bakery, strawberry greenhouse and a lovely oasis where we had lunch with local wines and tasted delicious olive oil. Everyone enjoyed the day a lot and I'm impressed by Christian's dedication to sustainability and ambition... More 

Thank Tinn G
Christian B, Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this review

On behalf of all the farmers and artisans you visited, thanks for your kind comments! :) It was great hosting you and your family. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of 9 , 3 generations. Went to this tour with Chris. We started to go to a local bakery in small town. Then we explored a sheep farm which makes there own cheese. We had a taste of its delicious products.We allso went to a smaller farm . Picked strawberries, and had interested wine tasting. In the afternoon we... More 

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Christian B, Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation Maria and glad you enjoyed your tour! Regards to all! More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a reason for the high score. This "attraction" doesn't compare to anything at Malta. Very quiet, you walk around at the farm and get a knowledge of how they do farming in Malta (Guided tour if you like). If you are lucky you might do som olive oil tasting (that was a new one), and get some local... More 

Thank KongHans1
Msida, Malta
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We joined this tour with a group of friends. We were pleasantly surprised with the excellent organisation and hospitality of Chris and his wife Jannette. We were taken to an olive grove, a peaceful place with fantastic views , we where given detailed information on olive oil. We also had a tasting of virgin olive oil form olives cultivated in... More 

Thank Tinu55
Broxbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I presented at a workshop hosted at Tan-Nixxiegħa. It was an excellent location (even if we had to weigh down paperwork to stop it blowing away!). A really nice change to the usual air-conditioned hotel room. The views are stunning, the weather was perfect and the hosting exceptional. After the morning presentation we enjoyed olive oil tasting and a traditional... More 

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I highly recommend this tour to tourists and locals alike. I had a lovely Sunday morning with my girlfriends. Chris and Jeanette are wonderful hosts and the whole experience in general was remarkable. Will definitely be trying out other Merill Tours. Keep up the great work

Thank Xer Z
Birkirkara, Malta
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed each and every single moment of the tour..well organised and very professional.. will definately recommend ...well done

Thank Claudia C
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

I participated in the Olive grove experience. A very informative and interesting tour. I loved the olive oil tasting and most of all I loved the home-made marmalade. Christian and Jeanette were our hosts and I could not have asked for better hosts. Keep up the good work.

Thank Maria M

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