3 - 3.5 hours
4 stops
Local food and culture
12.50 people maximum
English
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£10.50/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

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Upgraded Food Package

For those who wish to have a taste of Scottish food with their gin tour, we're excited to offer a food package! To enhance your gin tour experience, we've carefully selected two additional dish pairings for your tour. This upgrade option can only be purchased in addition to the gin tour and is not available by itself.

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

  • Potato and chive pancake (vegetarian alternative of Mushroom Risotto will also be offered)
    Our delicious Potato and Chive pancake will give you a true taste of Scotland. Accompanied delicious by haggis and bacon, it's the perfect addition to your tour that will compliment all the refreshing gin drinks.
  • Scottish Oatcakes
    These specially created Scottish Oatcakes are a classic Scottish dish with a twist. Served alongside Clava cheese, quince jelly and pear, you'll find the perfect combination of sweet and savoury.
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*We reserve the right to substitute the alcohol for non-alcoholic drinks if the guest becomes inebriated.

What you'll taste
FOOD
  • Potato & Chive Pancake
  • Scottish Oatcakes
Meeting Spot
Our meeting spot is outside the Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge. Please email us with any questions.

Mon - Sun 2:40 p.m.

Augustine United Church

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Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

Charlotte - Edinburgh City Manager

City Manager - Edinburgh

Charlotte

+44 131 608 0165

"Being able to share my love for gin and history with visitors and locals alike, is always such a pleasure. I had so much fun creating this tour and even more fun leading guests through it! Let me show you a few of my favorite places and as I tell you some stories about my favorite city!"

WHY OLD TOWN, SOUTHSIDE AND KIRK O' FIELD?

The Old Town is an absolute must do on any trip to Edinburgh, with some buildings dating back over 900 years and some of the richest history in the city. As much as we avoid the Royal Mile on the tour, you'll still see some of Edinburgh's most recognisable sights.

Southside takes you away from the tourist hub and into an area popular with students and rich in local history. The Charmed Circle and South Loch were huge parts of that area and remain a part of Edinburgh's history, and most importantly, a big part of our gin culture.

Kirk o' Field is just a few minutes' walk from Southside and home to one of the most recognisable views in Edinburgh: Arthur's Seat. Holyrood Park goes around from the bottom of the Royal Mile to the south-east of the city centre and was formerly home to the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway, also known as 'The Innocent Railway'. Our final stop is in the old warehouse of the railway and is a wonderful place to end our journey together.

About Edinburgh Gin Tours

Our city is steeped in history and culture and our tours are designed to give you the best access to everything this city has to offer. Our gin scene is huge, with over 10% of the country's distilleries located in the city, our aim is to take you to some of the best gin spots in Edinburgh. We’ll combine gin with history in a unique way to make this the perfect day out for all of you gin lovers out there

Our passionate local guides will take you to the different bars and distilleries in areas you may not initially associate with gin (but will be pleasant surprises once you step inside). They’ll also share some hints and tips for the rest of your visit to Edinburgh!


Edinburgh

Charlotte, our City Manager, has always had an immense love for the food and drink scene within her city, Edinburgh. As she leads your tour through the winding streets, you’ll discover her passion for gin and history, as well as her passion providing an authentic Edinburgh experience.

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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special? Are you organising an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email or phone us at +44 131 608 0165.

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE GIN TOUR?

Your tour will include 3 full gin drinks and 3 tasting measures, We highly recommended having a substantial meal before the tour as no food is included.

Where is the meeting spot?

Our meeting spot is outside the Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge, where our guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella and a big smile!

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Where the tour will end?

The Edinburgh Gin Tour ends on St Leonard's Lane in Kirk o' Field, just next to Arthur's Seat.

HOW CAN I CATCH UP IF I ARRIVE LATE FOR THE TOUR?

All guests must arrive on time but if you inform us before the tour starts about being late we can try to assist you by telling you where the guide is. Please call the number on the contact us page. We will try our best, yet we cannot promise that the guide can come back for you. Also, please note that unfortunately we cannot issue refunds.

I CANNOT FIND ON THE WEBSITE HOW TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE TOUR. CAN YOU CHANGE IT FOR ME OR HELP ME IN ANY WAY?

Yes, of course! Please let us know your reference number and the date that you want your booking to be moved. We can do this as long as you give us 48 hours notice, the tour is running that day and we have space on the tour.

1) IF WE BOOK ONLINE, DO WE NEED TO PAY FOR A BOOKING FEE?
2) IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN PAY YOU DIRECTLY?

All customers have to pay a small booking fee charged by our ticket provider. 2) Yes! You can pay through Paypal, but Paypal also charges a fee so we have to add 4% onto the price.

WE HAVE TYPED THE CODE, BUT IT WON'T LET US BOOK. HOW ARE WE GOING TO USE THE CODE IF THE BOOKING WIDGET WON'T LET US?

Kindly give us the code and we will check this from our system.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

You can always tell our guide of any food allergies or special dietary requirements you might have, and we will adapt the menu so that you can enjoy the tour. If you have any doubt or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] before booking. We have had many vegetarians doing the tour with us and they all enjoyed it very much.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

As the emphasis on this tour is on alcoholic beverages, this tour is not suitable for families with children under 18. However all our food tours are child and family friendly and re a great option for the kids.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

As this tours emphasis is on alcoholic beverages, this tour would not be suitable for anyone that does not drink alcohol.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you should wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 1.5 hours of walking but it is not too difficult. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as well.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 10 people maximum. If you are more than 10 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Where does your gin come from?

We work with local bars and distilleries in Edinburgh's Old Town, Southside, and Kirk o' Field. The food and drink we buy is top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Edinburgh. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secrettours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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