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3H30-4H FOOD, BEER AND WHISKY TOUR

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Discover Edinburgh's Old Town, its history and especially its gastronomy with our Tasting Package!

Did you know that the Scottish are among the greatest whisky lovers? But what is "haggis"? Is fish and chips such a popular dish?

To find out, join this unique tour which offers a delightful exploration of Scotland's rich gastronomic heritage, featuring local beer and whisky tastings, traditional Scottish nibbles, and stops at two renowned restaurants.

1. Grassmarket and Old Town

Our taxi will come pick you up at your hotel or in the Edinburgh city-centre. 

Begin your culinary expedition in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Visit the historic Grassmarket square, nestled in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.  Once a bustling marketplace where traders gathered to sell goods and livestock, the Grassmarket has transformed into a vibrant hub brimming with pubs, shops, and eateries. Try some Scottish nibbles while discovering the secrets of the trades which took place there.

2. Beer Tasting and Cullen Skink

Venture deeper into the Old Town, winding your way down the Royal Mile, and partake in a traditional Scottish beer tasting. Sample a variety of local beers, each infused with a distinct Scottish character, while immersing yourself in the brewing traditions that make Scottish beers globally celebrated. The perfect match for beer - try Cullen Skink, a hearty Scottish soup made with smoked haddock, potatoes, and onions.

3. Enchanting Walk Down the Royal Mile

Take a leisurely stroll down the historic Royal Mile, soaking in the captivating ambiance of Edinburgh's Old Town. Admire the architecture, browse through charming boutiques, and let the tales of the past unfold as you make your way to the second restaurant, and enjoy an array of scottish nibbles.

4. Whisky Tasting and haunted restaurant stop

Conclude your culinary adventure at an haunted traditional Scottish pub, an old prison turned gastronomy heaven. Indulge in the iconic haggis, a savory pudding encased in a sheep's stomach, representing the heart of Scottish cuisine. Continue your feast with smoked salmon and oat cakes, garlic mushrooms on sourdough, and classic fish and chips, celebrating the perfect union of crispy batter and succulent fish. Conclude your meal with cranachan, a heavenly dessert featuring whipped cream, raspberries, honey, and toasted oats. 

Explore the intricate flavors and aromas of Scotch whisky, and how food can enhance them. Experts will guide you through a selection of the finest single malts or blends, providing insights into Scotland's rich whisky-making heritage.

Finish your day with a traditional pub quizz!

 

Your Food Tour includes:   

  • 3h30-4h hours private guided tour with a local English speaking guide

  • 2 stops at traditional pubs

  • 3 local beers tasting

  • 3 whisky tasting

  • Irn Bru tasting

  • Pub quizz

Overview of the food you can taste:

  • Cullen Skink

  • Special platter with several specialities

  • Cranachan

  • ​And more surprises!

Vegetarian or pescetarian option on request, please contact us.

Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options are currently not available.

Price: 

  • 1 guest - £350 per person

  • 2 guests - £220pp

  • 3 guests - £177 pp

  • 4 guests - £155 pp

  • 5 guests - £142 pp

  • 6 guests - £133 pp

  • 7 guests - £127 pp

  • Contact us if you have young children to check the menus

  • Contact us for bigger groups, we can go up to 50 pax.

Please note that young cooks under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Good to know: 

Edinburgh is a city built on ancient volcanoes and is sometimes subject to the weather, which is part of its charm. Please bring comfortable shoes and remember to bring rain gear!

 

What to bring with you:

Bring your confirmation, in your phone or printed out to be checked by the guide.

 

Meeting point: In front of Jacques Café: 6 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS

Departure time: 11:00 am

Tours are available at fixed times every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday, please contact us if our proposed times do not suit you.

ADD EXPERIENCES TO YOUR TOUR

 

Add-on: Hotel pick-up

Add-on: Become a chef and make your own fudge

You can extend your tour by becoming a chef yourself for the dessert!

Step into a world of sweetness and creativity with a Fudge Making Class at the Fudge Kitchen, where the art of confectionery becomes an immersive experience. This hands-on workshop invites you to explore the alchemy of fudge-making, turning simple ingredients into delectable, melt-in-your-mouth treats.

Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Fudge Making: Begin your culinary adventure with an introduction to the history and science behind fudge. Discover the origin of this classic confection and how simple ingredients undergo a magical transformation.

  2. Hands-On Experience: Get your hands into the mix as you learn the step-by-step process of crafting fudge from scratch. From selecting the finest ingredients to mastering the art of stirring and pouring, every participant becomes a confectionery maestro.

  3. Tasting and Sharing: Throughout the class, savor the sensory delight of your freshly made fudge. 

  4. Take-Home Treats: As the class concludes, take pride in your handcrafted fudge creations. Package them carefully and bring home a box of sweet memories and delightful treats to share with friends and family.

 

Whether you're a seasoned home chef or a complete novice, our Fudge Making Class promises a delightful experience that combines creativity, and the pure joy of indulgence.

Duration: 1h30 / note that children must be over 9 years old

Price:

  • 1 guest - £115 per person

  • 2 guests - £60 pp

  • 3 guests - £50 pp

  • 4 guests - £44 pp

  • For families (2 adults and 2 kids under 18) - £34 pp

Add-on: Tasting to music!

Want to have an even more festive time? From Flower of Scotland to Wild Mountain Thyme, a local musician will play traditional Scottish music on guitar to accompany your meal and to introduce you to the musical culture of the Highlands.

Duration: 1 hour

Price: £400 per group

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