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Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Gin Tour Of Edinburgh

3 hours

Let the tasting be gin - Edinburgh gin experience

Fascinating history, floral flavors, and centuries of gin distilling where the “gin craze” all began

  • From 89.48 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

We know you’re in Scotland, but forget about whisky for a second – there’s another spirit that has been perfected here. By 1777, Edinburgh was already home to eight gin distilleries, and today this proud tradition continues. With a local gin-loving host who knows all about Edinburgh gin’s past as well as its present, you’ll get an interactive lesson in the history and production of gin that you might not remember in the morning. Walk down the city center’s cobbled lanes between local and independent gin distilleries and bars, and learn about the different styles of gins and the botanicals that flavor them. Sample gins from Edinburgh and beyond while your local host shares stories about the surprising dark side of Scotland’s gin history...

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Where you’ll go

In the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s perfectly preserved piece of history and the so-called “Gateway to Scotch whisky”, you’ll sample a liquor that’s a little less obvious. We’re still deep in the recent craft gin revolution, but Edinburgh has been a gin aficionado for over three centuries! You’ll follow your local host, a self-proclaimed gin savant, down central Edinburgh’s razor-thin cobblestone alleys through the fairytale-esque Old Town, seeing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the way. Explore the length of the Royal Mile, a historic hub of drinking, dining, and entertainment. From here, within a one-mile radius, you’ll find Edinburgh’s “gin triangle” – the area where some of the city’s most popular gin distilleries congregate.

    • Learn about (and, more importantly, taste!) a selection of Scottish gins in the heart of Edinburgh
    • Stroll through the historic Old Town and hear stories from your host about the centuries of gin history in the city
    • Visit a local and independent gin distillery and bar to see the gin distilling process in action
    • Get a masterclass in the unique local botanicals that make Scottish gin so famous
    • Have your local host on hand to answer all of your questions and recommend activities for the rest of your trip
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • 4 gin tastings per person
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks in addition to those included above
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.


How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!
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