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Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Secret Food Tour

Product ID: 103652
Get your taste buds tingling on a 3-hour guided food tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, including 6 stops to learn the culinary history and culture of the city. Sample a selection of traditional Scottish fare, such as haggis with "neeps and tatties" and more.
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Duration: 3.3 hours
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  • Tantalize your taste buds on a 3-hour food tour of Edinburgh
  • Sample a selection of Scottish culinary delights, including a secret dish
  • Sip on some fantastic single malt whisky and try some authentic Edinburgh gin
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Journey through the food culture of Edinburgh on a 3-hour guided tour and introduce your palate to some authentic haggis served with "neeps and tatties" (swedes and potatoes) before meandering past the famous Edinburgh Castle. Hear about the castle's long history and take advantage of the fabulous photo opportunity.

Next, try some real Scotch whisky as you step into a venue that serves a fantastic lowland single malt. Follow the whisky with some creamy cheeses from Scotland and then taste some genuine Edinburgh gin to learn why the Scots love it so much!

Try a secret dish, only revealed to those who join the tour! Then, end with a traditional afternoon tea, including some scones from Scotland to wind down a truly original experience.
  • Guide
  • Food tastings: haggis with "neeps and tatties," Scottish cheeses, venison chorizo, scones with jam and butter, plus a super secret dish
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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Meeting point

12 PM in front of St Giles Cathedral at the West parliament square side, opposite the French consulate, W Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1, UK. The guide will be carrying an orange umbrella, so you should spot him/her easily.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Good Food Tour with History Included

We had a very nice food walking tour of Edinburgh. The trip to the roof of the museum was nice and allowed a great view. The different stops were quite good, and we got plenty to eat. It contains some classic dishes of Scotland, but that is great for those of us that have never had these foods. A lovely day!!

May 30, 2019

Fun and unique way to experience Edinburgh

Fantastic experience! Our guide, David, was knowledgable, friendly, entertaining, and treated us to some fantastic Scottish food and drink. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning about Edinburgh history, Scottish food culture, and tasting some of the unique and authentic regional foods and drink. David treated us to the best and most fun tour we did while in Edinburgh.

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May 2, 2019

Perfect introduction to local Edinburgh

Arrived at 8am from Amsterdam, checked in to our hotel, then met our young, local Scottish guide , David, at noon. Our tour was a lovely mix of history, local bites, and beginners whiskey tastes. He also gave us tips on authentic Scottish goods, his top 3 favourite restaurants (Good portion sizes and price) and off the beaten path Edinburgh walks we could take on our own. He's a gem! I totally recommend this be the first thing you do before all else. P.S. haggis is not scary, it's actually quite yummy ;-)

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February 24, 2018

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Product ID: 103652