Guided tour

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Secret Food Tour

Activity provider:Essor
Guided tour

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Secret Food Tour

Activity provider:Essor
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From US$ 85.25 per person

Likely to sell out

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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Limited to 10 participants


  • 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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4.8 /5

based on 132 reviews

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We loved our tour so much. We got some fantastic food and got good history of the city. Our guide, Skye, was passionate and personable. I do kind of wish some of the portions were smaller so we could have more items to try. But everything was so tasty and a perfect sampling of Edinburgh.

May 1, 2023

Skye did a great job introducing us to the local area as well as great foods. Very knowledgeable and super friendly. If you have a few days in Edinburgh, I recommend doing this tour early as it will introduce you to local food and restaurants that you will want to eat and visit. You will not walk away hungry from this tour. Be prepared to eat. Make sure you ask for Skye.

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April 19, 2023

A thoroughly enjoyable day out with the best tour guide Bert. His historical knowledge and enthusiasm for telling stories kept us captivated. The food was fantastic too. Altogether excellent service which I would recommend without hesitation. Well done Bert!

January 25, 2023

Product ID: 103652