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Foodies' walking tours of Edinburgh

A guided walking tour with at least five food and drink tasting stops breaking up the walks of the Old and New towns of Edinburgh. The food served at the stops are tasting plates. But some reviews on Tripadvisor said they felt they had a full meal by the end of the tour.

If you are looking for things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, that are slightly different, then why not try one of our Foodie sightseeing tours. Dropping into some first class restaurants, bars and shops. Meeting local people who enthuse about what they, Edinburgh and Scotland have to offer in food and drink. These walking tours take you through the historical heart of the city while allowing you the time to sample food and drink from some of Edinburgh’s unique restaurants, shops and bars. Between premises your guide will point out interesting sights of the city and give advice on other places to visit after your tour is over.

On our unique tours you will enjoy the quirky history of the city while sampling food and drink in five venues on the journey. This breaks up the walk into 10-15 minutes segments with seating and toilet facilities available at most of the stops.

We have chosen from some of the best restaurants, bars and shops in Edinburgh, but have only scratched the surface of what Edinburgh has to offer. The locations chosen are unusual and many have a story to tell in their own right. The majority of places we visit you will enjoy Scottish hospitality but we do throw in one or two surprises along the way.

We have two walking routes to offer, one mid morning and the other is available in the afternoon or early evening.

Old and New town link

The  Old  & New Town tour  starts at 1.00pm finishing around 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and providing five food tastings with a wine and malt whisky tastings. This tour is also available early evening Monday to Thursday 5pm to 8.30pm.

The Canongate Brunch tour  starts at 10am finishing around 1pm. It is packed with interesting sights and tastes including a cocktail, breakfast canapes, beer tasting with cheese board, plus a whole lot more. This tour has six stops.

The timings are approximations as the tour can run over if people are enjoying themselves too much.

We can organise private tours on request and fine tune these to your own particular choices. Please email for further information.

Included in ticket price:

  • All food & drink tastings in the premises you visit. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh's Old and New towns
  • A wireless audio system to hear tour guide on the move
  • Information sheet of what's on in Edinburgh, during your stay.
  • Map and details on bars, restaurants and shops visited on our Edinburgh walking tours.
  • Discount card for participating shops, bars and restaurants on our walking tours of Edinburgh.


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Britiah Airways

"See the city a little differently with these sightseeing tours."

10Best "If you want a break from more traditional sightseeing activities and you fancy indulging yourself in a spot of gentle hedonism then why not embark on the Eat Walk Edinburgh tour?"
Mother Nature Network "10 food tours to expand your mind."
Visit Britain "Hidden gems"
The Telegraph newspaper

The best things to do in Edinburgh, By Linda Macdonald, Telegraph Travel's Edinburgh expert.


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Clare Hargreaves, Seasonal and Local food editor of BBC Good Food magazine, recommends Eat walk Edinburgh tour as a "Don't miss" thing to do while in Edinburgh.

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“Old and New Town Tour, don't miss this wonderful afternoon of food and history”

Reviewed 7 March 2015

“Interesting and fun”

Reviewed 2 March 2015

“Highlight of the holiday!”

Reviewed 22 Feb 2015

“Great first night in Edinburgh.”

Reviewed 28 Jan 2015

“Best way to explore Edinburgh people & food”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2015

“Best thing I did in Edinburgh!”

Reviewed 16 Dec 2014

“Feed the Belly and the Mind”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2014

“City walking tour with food and drink”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2014

“Fantastic time!”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2014

“Great Tour - combo of food drinks & history”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2014

“Best Tour in Edinburgh!”

Reviewed 18 Sept 2014

“Delicious and informative!”

Reviewed 22 July 2014

“A Very Different Way to See the City”

Reviewed 1 June 2014

“Highlight of our trip - great food and history”

Reviewed 7 May 2014

"Really good/different activity for a girl's trip away"

Reviewed 13 April 2014

“Tip top tour”

Reviewed 16 February 2014

"recommended by resident"

Reviewed 5 May 2013

“Food for thought”

Reviewed 22 July 2012

“Storytelling that satiates”

Reviewed 13 June 2012

“A very tasty history lesson!”

Reviewed 14 January 2012

"Not just your average tour...but a whole lot yummier!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 12 October 2011


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