Beer Tasting & Brewery Tours

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Edinburgh: Old Town Beer Walking Tour and Tasting

1. Edinburgh: Old Town Beer Walking Tour and Tasting

Enjoy a unique walking tour of Edinburgh's historic Old Town tracing the history of the city through beer from the 1100's right through today's vibrant craft beer scene. Setting off from the Royal Mile, you'll discover how Edinburgh grew to become the most important city in the world for brewing and how beer money shaped the city's development. You'll hear stories of rivalry, global expansion, politics, geography and science. Along the way you'll stop for tutored tastings of Scotland's award winning beers. You'll also be introduced to the raw ingredients and science of brewing and the expert guides will help you discover flavours you'll love. This tour is for history lovers or beer lovers who'd like to discover the authentic story of Edinburgh's development and experience the exciting local craft beer scene. Tours are limited to 12 people so that your expert local guides can answer all your questions and help you discover your new favourite drink. You'll be entertained, informed and refreshed!

Edinburgh: 5-Hour Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts

2. Edinburgh: 5-Hour Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts

Enjoy the bar scene in Edinburgh with like-minded travelers. Embark away from the tourist trail and uncover the local’s bars, clubs, and live music venues in Edinburgh.Get into the club with VIP entry, and take advantage of this tour’s drink discounts and skip-the-line admissions. Get into the groove of the night with 6 shots supplied by the tour. Meet great people, enjoy music, and create good memories experiencing Edinburgh’s nightlife at it’s best with this tour.

Edinburgh: The Secret Garden Guided Tour and Gin Tasting

3. Edinburgh: The Secret Garden Guided Tour and Gin Tasting

Immerse yourself in the world of herbs and gin on this guided tour and tasting experience at Edinberg’s The Secret Herb Garden and The Secret Garden Distillery. Explore the garden, on-site drying room, and glasshouse before trying 6 100% natural gins.  Start your tour in the garden, a 7.5-acre area where you will find over 600 herb and floral varieties available to see and purchase. Witness all the botanicals that are lovingly cultivated with no chemicals whatsoever. Learn all about the botanicals that go into The Secret Garden gins alongside your guide. Talk through the importance of the botanicals and how they are hand-harvested and dried at natural temperatures to maintain their medicinal properties.  With over a thousand juniper bushes, complemented by over 600 herbs and floral varieties such as scented lemon verbena, geraniums, irises, and roses, the gin garden is the ultimate tribute to nature’s magic.  Curated by The Secret Garden’s founder, renowned Scottish herbologist Hamish Martin, the garden encapsulates his boundless passion and knowledge. After the garden, the tour continues to the on-site drying room and glasshouse before ending in the Gin Lounge, where you’ll get to taste 4 core gins and 2 mystery gins.

From Glasgow or Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

4. From Glasgow or Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

Discover the ultimate tour for whisky lovers and get a real taste of life in the Highlands and Scottish countryside. Your driver, a Scottish whisky ambassador, will share their knowledge and stories with you along the way, and may even stop for an extra dram or 2 along the way. Begin your adventure by heading across the Forth River and heading up to the Highlands where you will stop at your first distillery, the world-famous Dalwhinnie Distillery, which was built in 1897 and is Scotland's highest distillery. Break for lunch at the famous House of Braur, where you can also pick up gifts and souvenirs from your time in Scotland. Afterward, head to your second distillery, Blair Atholl, which is the oldest working distillery in Scotland and was founded in 1798. If time permits, stop at one more distillery on the way back to your hotel for one final tasting.

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What people are saying about Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Sara did an incredible job on our tour. I highly recommend this experience! We learned so much about the history of beer in Edinburgh and my husband got to try so many new beers that he might have never chosen to try. Sara was engaging, personable, and passionate. This was best tour we’ve been on in our trip to the UK!

There's a lot of walking, but the types of beer were exceptional, even non-native speakers were easy to follow and the group was just terrific. You could talk incredibly well and it was a lot of fun! :)

Had a great time in a little group. Made it easier for us all to chat to Ross on a personal level. Got to try some lovely tasty beers at the end as well of course.

Fantastic afternoon with a great guide. Lots of information and an insight to understanding the different aspects of beer,

Great tour. Local guide with vast knowledge of all things beer related