This half-day tour combines three of Scotland’s best assets; history, scenery and whisky! Experience Edinburgh’s Old Town, travel through the Royal park and explore the hidden enclave of Duddingston Village. Then travel the short distance out of town to ‘Edinburgh’s Distillery’ at Glenkinchie Distillery for a distillery tour and tasting.
Each one of our private tours is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the small cobbled streets around Edinburgh and narrow back roads.
Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.
KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the medieval old town of Edinburgh, spanning from Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace at the bottom. A walking or driven tour through 800 years of history learning the traditions and stories of the medieval city and its influence on the modern world.
We’ll see famous sites in the old town including The Grassmarket, Victoria Street, St Giles Cathedral, John Knox House and Bakehouse Close as featured in Outlander. At the bottom of the mile see Queen Mary’s Wash house, The Scottish Parliament and the Canongate Kirk.
The once separate Duddingston village on the perimeter of the Royal park is a hidden enclave of the city best known by the locals. Visit Duddingston Church and hear about its impact on the world, explore the narrow cobbled streets and visit Scotland’s oldest pub, the Sheep Heid Inn, established (established 1360).
We’ll then travel the short journey east out of Edinburgh and into the rural agricultural East Lothian region to visit Glenkinchie Distillery. Glenkinchie is nestled into the glen of the Kinchie Burn near the picturesque village of Pencaitland. Given its proximity to Edinburgh, it is known as ‘The Edinburgh Malt’. Despite its proximity to the capital city it is little known on the international Whisky map because of its size, ability to compete with larger and more established distilleries on the international market and various periods of inactivity.
The distillery is a major contributor to the Johnnie Walker blend and in 2020 the visitor experience has been re-imagined to be a taste-led exploration through whisky distilling. Glenkinchie is now ‘The Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker’ and offers visitors a world class visitor centre and tour, sampling both Glenkinchie’s own single malts and the Johnnie Walker blends it contributes too.
Please note that the Glenkinchie Flavour Journey Tour lasts around 1.5 hours and is included in the price for all guests
SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…
Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tours route, but we can add in and remove anything you want
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 34 miles
- Time 1 h 23 min
- Speed 25 mph
- Min altitude 0 ft
- Peak 0 ft
- Climb 0 ft
- Descent 0 ft
ALL OF OUR TOURS COME COMPLETE WITH…
KILT WEARING TOUR GUIDE
We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland
HOTEL / CRUISE BERTH PICK UP
We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour
BOTTLED SCOTTISH WATER
`Chilled, premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided
PREMIUM MERCEDES MINIVAN
Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 guests and their bags
Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi
RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
Our tour was a wonderful and immersive experience with Hazel, who has a wealth of historical knowledge! Tremendously affable, she took us to several unexpected points of Outlander related interest, a delicious place for lunch and our private tour felt like spending the day with [...]
If you're reading this review trying to decide if you want to book this tour, let me tell you that you absolutely should! You will not regret it and will have memories for a lifetime. I highly recommended his tour. Alexander thank you for an [...]
We actually took the full day tour and I can't say enough good things about our tour experience and, more importantly, our guide Alexander (Sandy). He was top notch. He immediately made us feel at home. Alexander was down to earth, funny and SO knowledgeable. [...]
We went on a tour with Hazel today. She was a rock star! We had the best day ever! She was so friendly, knowledgeable and kind! She was very attentive to our interests and we truly enjoyed her company. She’s the best tour guide ever!