Guided tour

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Secret Food Tour

Activity provider: Essor

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Secret Food Tour

Activity provider: Essor

From US$ 83.13 per person

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 198 minutes - 3.5 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
  • Choose from a shared group tour or a private tour
Full description

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
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide, who will be holding an orange umbrella, in front of St Giles Cathedral at the West parliament square side, opposite the French Consulate.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 112 reviews

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Our guide, Bert, was fantastic. Could’ve lasted all day and we’d have still been enjoying it. He was really knowledgable, not just about food but the whole city and you could tell he loved the place and was passionate about showing it off which he did amazingly. The food was brilliant and his storytelling and humour were on point! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh. We were there on our honeymoon and he made us feel very welcome and made it very memorable! Thanks again and hopefully see you around Edinburgh again, Andy and Shaz!

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October 30, 2022

Nice walk of the city with great food. Guide was great and very knowledgeable on the history of the city and why he chose each tasting. Information on the site needs to be updated. If you drop a pin to the meeting point it will put you a 10 min walk from the actual meeting point. Also the contact numbers on the site are no longer in service.

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August 17, 2022

The tour was a real treat. The tour guide was super friendly and you could feel his enthusiasm for the city, the history and the food. Because I was alone on the tour, it was very personal, but it wasn't uncomfortable. He had previously asked me if he should otherwise call a few people who would come with me if I felt uncomfortable about it. I found that very considerate and friendly. The dishes were great - if I didn't like something (haggis) it wasn't taken as an insult. You have the opportunity to buy whiskey, sweet, savory etc. during the tour. You can also get good recommendations for restaurants. In the end, the tour guide also wrote down great places to go, for example book shops, when he asked if he could give me any tips, places, etc. or if he could answer any questions. At any time you had the opportunity to drink water - very attentive.

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 103652