Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr

2 hr

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Set in Binġemma, one of the most beautiful rural areas of Malta, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore local products with a special focus on extra virgin olive oil. The experience starts at a historic location, followed by a visit at an exclusive estate olive grove. Extra virgin olive oil from the same small grove is tasted together with other local delicacies. The guests will also be able to tour around the grove...
Set in Binġemma, one of the most beautiful rural areas of Malta, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore local products with a special focus on extra virgin olive oil. The experience starts at a historic location, followed by a visit at an exclusive estate olive grove. Extra virgin olive oil from the same small grove is tasted together with other local delicacies. The guests will also be able to tour around the grove which is situated in a secluded rural area and hosts a number of endemic and indigenous plants.
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Itinerary Details

The tour starts next to the Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Hodegitria, also known as the Binġemma Chapel. This ia a 330-year-old chapel which overlooks a lush valley, historic punic tombs and a bird's-eye view on the northern part of the islands. Once we’re in this vantage point, our eco guide will highlight the intrinsic historical and natural attractions of the area.

We would then proceed on foot towards the grove. This is an enjoyable 5-minute walk but sturdy footwear is recommended. You will be impressed with the beauty of the grove. This is more than just a patch of olive trees, it is an open air museum of aromatic herbs and trees overlooking stunning views. Information about the cultivation and pressing of olives will be shared.

The highlight of the visit is of course the tasting session! You will be able to savour the exclusive estate extra virgin...
The tour starts next to the Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Hodegitria, also known as the Binġemma Chapel. This ia a 330-year-old chapel which overlooks a lush valley, historic punic tombs and a bird's-eye view on the northern part of the islands. Once we’re in this vantage point, our eco guide will highlight the intrinsic historical and natural attractions of the area.

We would then proceed on foot towards the grove. This is an enjoyable 5-minute walk but sturdy footwear is recommended. You will be impressed with the beauty of the grove. This is more than just a patch of olive trees, it is an open air museum of aromatic herbs and trees overlooking stunning views. Information about the cultivation and pressing of olives will be shared.

The highlight of the visit is of course the tasting session! You will be able to savour the exclusive estate extra virgin olive oil produced from the same trees with crispy fresh Maltese bread. The session will be followed by a selection of local snacks to be savoured with different wines.

Extra virgin olive oil and other local delicacies may be bought from the same venue at the end of the experience.

Transport to and from any location in Malta may be booked as an additional service. Location is best accessible by car/taxi.

Important Details

Included
  • Light lunch and free-flowing wine
  • Eco guide/host
  • Tour around the grove which overlooks one of the most beautiful views in the Maltese islands.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the same grove
  • Other local and seasonal products
  • Traditional Maltese coffee blend with herbs
  • Walk through a unique herb garden which features a large number of endemic and indigenous plants of Malta.
  • Local delicacies tasting and refreshments including:
Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off from accommodation is optional
Departure Point
Mġarr
2:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is casual. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended.
  • A waiver form which includes details about health & safety recommendations and procedures need to be filled in by all participants
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.