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Our most recommended Edinburgh Pub crawls & bar tours

EDI Edinburgh Airport: Plaza Premium Lounge

1. EDI Edinburgh Airport: Plaza Premium Lounge

Avoid the crowds and chaos of the public departure lounge and relax in style before your flight from Edinburg Heathrow Airport. Choose the duration of stay that best fits you, then make yourself comfortable the Plaza Premium Lounge. Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport provides an interactive space for travellers to relax or get work done, while junior travellers can enjoy some playtime before their flight. The lounge features the stylish gin bar, a collaboration with Edinburgh Gin, an award-winning premium gin distilled in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, who have created three exclusive gin cocktails for Plaza Premium Lounge guests. Decked with Scottish accents from local traditional tartan fabrics to woods and selected local artwork, the lounge’s interior references some of Scotland’s key landmarks and iconic imagery. The “quiet zone” by the bar, invites business or leisure travellers to unwind with views of the runway and Edinburgh Hill.

Edinburgh: Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts

2. Edinburgh: 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: Pub Crawl 7 Bars with 6 Shots

3. Edinburgh: Pub Crawl 7 Bars with 6 Shots

Discover the best of Edinburgh's night life with this pub crawl to 7 excellent venues in the old town. Avoid the hassle of trying to find the best places by letting your party guide show you around. Take a walk on the wild side with 6 free shots that are specifically selected for you. Wander through various back streets to find the best kept secrets. Party hard with a party professional without worrying about paying a cover charge.

Edinburgh: Old Town Walking Tour and Beer Tasting

4. Edinburgh: Old Town Walking Tour and Beer 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 Literary Pub Tour with "Real-Actors"

5. Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour with "Real-Actors"

You will venture through Edinburgh's Old and New Town's led by the intrepid duo: Clart and the intellectual McBrain, who will take you on a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the city's wynds (narrow paths), courtyards, and pubs. Enjoy their hilarious duel of wits as they narrate the stories of Edinburgh's pubs and famous Scottish writers, from Sir Walter Scott to Robert Louis Stevenson right up to the present day addressing the writers of Harry Potter and Rebus. As you stop in each pub for a drink, become immersed in a lively dialogue, spanning approximately 300 years of Scottish literary history. The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour was the first literary tour to be launched in Edinburgh in 1996. It is regarded by many as a pioneer in its field and is performed by professional actors, not academics or tour guides. It represents great value for money and has a very high entertainment factor.

The Original Whisky Tasting Experience

6. The Original Whisky Tasting Experience

Ultimate Whisky tasting in Edinburgh's world famous Waverley Bar, the birthplace of the "Flower of Scotland", Scotland's national anthem. With over 10 years of experience running Whisky Tastings, you can be assured of an unforgettable experience in the private whisky tasting lounge near the 16th Century Flodden Wall. Enjoy 4 distinct tasting Whisky's as our entertaining professional guide takes you on a mouth watering trip through time Our experts will enlighten you on the process of manufacture while entertaining you with their unique storytelling abilities that have made City of Edinburgh Tours Edinburgh's premier tour company. Booking essential No under 18's

Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

7. Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

Enjoy a wee walk and a premium whisky tasting in a local pub with a fun, local guide and see a new side to Glasgow on your trip with this small-group tour. You'll spend the first part of the tour on a walking tour with your guide, discovering the history and culture of Glasgow, visiting the key spots to see on a trip to the city. Throughout the tour you will take a look at some of the famous and lesser known figures to Glasgow, such as our patron saint St Mungo, and even Dr Who! Hear their stories as we travel through the centuries and explore what Glasgow has to offer. After the walking tour, you'll deserve a wee nip (three, in fact)! Relax with the guide and enjoy a premium whisky tasting, trying three full drams of Scotland's finest whiskies, learning more about the whiskies as you go. Since launching, this has been one of our most popular tours for those looking for some sightseeing with a twist! Everything is included in the price, just show up and enjoy!

Edinburgh: Guided Whisky Tasting & Walking Tour

8. Edinburgh: Guided Whisky Tasting & Walking Tour

Join a walking tour in Edinburgh and learn about whisky at the same time. Walk past different attractions in the city, learn about its architecture and history, and try 4 different whisky-based drinks at bars in the Old and New Town. Try some local snacks. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at one of the first cask ale bars in Edinburgh. Learn all about the history of the pub, which goes all the way back to the '60s. Begin your tasting journey by sampling some whiskies. Follow your guide through the major city center neighborhoods. See ancient royal burghs, opulent garden squares, rejuvenated shopping districts, medieval alleys, and meandering cobbled streets. Listen to the fascinating history of whisky in the city and hear anecdotes and stories. Continue to several more iconic Edinburgh bars to sample a range of Scotch whiskies. See the diversity of the spirit by trying blended scotch, single malt, and whisky cocktails. Enjoy these with paired appetizers.

Edinburgh: Craft Beer and Bar Tour with 8 Tastings

9. Edinburgh: Craft Beer and Bar Tour with 8 Tastings

Experience the rich history and delicious taste of Scottish beer on our 3.5 hour beer tour in Edinburgh. With almost 5,000 years of brewing experience, Scotland has a long-standing tradition of brewing some of the world's finest beers, and we want to share that tradition with you. Join us as we visit 4 different beer drinking venues and sample 8 unique beers brewed right here in Scotland. Along the way, you'll learn about the history of beer in Scotland and the brewing process that makes these beers so special. Our expert guide, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the tasting process. So, whether you're a beer connoisseur or simply looking for a fun and educational way to explore Edinburgh's rich history and culture, our beer tour is the perfect choice. So why wait? Book your spot today and join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of Scottish beer.

Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tasting with a Local Expert

10. Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tasting with a Local Expert

Join a local host and taste your way around the whisky regions of Scotland, without leaving Edinburgh. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Discover the best of traditional methods and new, small-batch producers. Visit a whisky cellar and a neighborhood pub that’s loved by locals. Sample a few wee drams – from peaty to oaky, and single malts to blended Scotch whiskies. Go with your host to discover the places that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. Get some insider recommendations on the most authentic places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip.

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What people are saying about Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 166 reviews

Nice tour with history about the beer and of course a number of stops for tasting. Nice enthusiastic guide!

It was my first time doing a Pubcrawl, and it was amazing! The guide was really kind. I really liked it

what a great night. Friendly group of folk and the tour guide alejandro was absolutely fantastic.

It was the best! The guide was amazing and very friendly also you get to meet lovely people

Our guide was so lovely and the bars were great, karaoke was the best!! Super recommend