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Edinburgh Old & New Town Food Tour

Edinburgh Old and New Town food tour, post lockdown

From 28th October the Edinburgh Old & New Town food walking private tour will be available again after the bar/restaurant shutdown.

To conform to the need for social distancing and ensure your personal enjoyment.

Tours are available at 11am, 12 noon or 1pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm or 5pm Monday to Thursday,  lasting  3 to 3.5 hours.

On our food walking tour you will enjoy eating locally sourced Scottish food at five different venues with three of these also having  Scottish drink tastings. Your local guide will talk about the history of the area as you walk between venues. At each stop your guide will explain about the food & drink you are tasting.

Normally tours have up to 8 people, but because of social distancing they will be only available to the party size booked. i.e. If two people book the 11am tour it will be only for two people.

Because of this we have had to vary our prices based on number booking the tour.

2 people £79 per person, 3 people £75pp, 4 people £71pp and 5 to 8 people £67pp

Your food walking tour will take in both the Old and New Town giving the chance to see, eat and drink in the historical area of Edinburgh but also the New Town, built in late 18th early 19th Century, where locals are more likely to eat and drink.

We have table reservations at all the stop where seating is provided.

As well as having tasting of Scottish Smoked Salmon, Stornoway Black Pudding, Wild Boar sausage, Scottish cheeses, charcuterie and dessert during the tour there will be the chance to taste haggis, neeps & tatties, enjoy Edinburgh raspberry gin, Scottish beer and a Single cask malt whisky tasting (other drink alternatives available). All food eaten are served as tasting plates, but it is still best to skip lunch before the tour.

With prior notice we can provide suitable dietary alternatives, we even have vegan haggis.

 You will be given audio headsets allowing you to listen to your local guide  as you walk between venues at your own pace or  wander off to take photos.

The Old town part of the tour walks you through the Grassmarket, Victoria street, the Lawnmarket (on the Royal Mile) and Makars Court. While the New town section takes you down the Mound, past Princes St Gardens, onto George Street, Queen street, around Charlotte Square and finishes at the West End of Princes street.

At the end of the tour your guide will hand out maps showing the premises visited which also has offers/promotions should you wish to return to any of them for lunch, dinner or just a drink.

Scotch malt whisky Society visited on the Old and New Town Tour.






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 Edinburgh Old & New Town Food, Post Lockdown, Tour


2 people £79 per person, 3 people £75, 4 people £71 and 5 to 8 people £67pp

which includes: 


All food and drink tastings (equates to a three course meal with drinks)

Guided food tour of the Old and New Town with suggestions for other places to visit after the tour is over.

Audio headsets  allowing  you to listen to your guide as you walk at your own pace. 

 Map showing venues visited

Discount offers from our tour partners should you wish to return for a full meal.

A Taster of Edinburgh Old and New Town Food Walking Tour