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Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours

23 Ivy Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1PJ, Scotland
07740869359
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Ranked #4 of 187 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Eat walk Edinburgh now offer two Foodies walking tours. One explores Edinburgh's Old & New towns and the other tour the lower half of the Royal Mile... more » Owner description: Eat walk Edinburgh now offer two Foodies walking tours. One explores Edinburgh's Old & New towns and the other tour the lower half of the Royal Mile called the Canongate. On each of these tours you will visit visit unusual/hidden restaurants, bars and shops, taste dishes specially prepared for you. Sample individually selected drinks (beers, wine and whisky), talk to the chefs/owners and discover the history behind the properties. The Old & new town tour ( 2pm-5.30pm) is the original tour which tastings ensure you will not need to worry about dinner in the evening while the Canongate tour (10am-1pm) takes care of lunch. The Old & New town tour was recommended in BBC Good Food Magazine as a "Don't miss" thing to do in Edinburgh. Delicious magazine also has it down as a must do. « less
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Elburn, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite tour! My first visit to Edinburg and everyone on my tour was from Edinburgh. Great food and drinks, especially the whiskey. Unique and interesting places and full of history.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

What a great way to see and learn about the city AND the food. We enjoyed our experience a lot, well done. We have been on food tours in many countries of the world, it's a highly recommended way to get started in a new location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It was our first visit to Edinburgh and on our first evening we had booked this eat walk tour. It was great. We got to know a good section of the city and try a few eateries along the way. Our guide Alan was very knowledgeable about the local area and places to visit and eat. There was plenty to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is Derek's family, in our family there are 2 chefs and we are serious foodies. We enjoyed the guided tour, it was very informative, historical (Alan took us to the oldest whisky shop and we were in heaven), also the gourmet exquisite local product shop has got many great local products (do not miss that, I would pack the... More

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ATChalmers, Owner at Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to write a review it is greatly appreciated. I am glad the whole family enjoyed the tour. The food shop you wrote about was Cranachan and Crowdie it is excellent as is Cadenhead the whisky shop you mentioned. Just two of the six locations on the Canongate tour. Alan More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Alan is a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The tour and food was very good. A great way to spend an evening in Edinburgh.As a single traveler it was a social evening out on the town.Highly recommend!

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ATChalmers, Owner at Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for the lovely review. We often find the those on the tour bond really well, so your point about solo travellers is a very good one. Alan More

Wales
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been to Edinburgh numerous times, so when we booked the New Town tour we were pretty much resigned to going to places we'd probably been to before - how wrong we were !! First thing to say was our tour guide Alan was a perfect host - genial, knowledgeable and very personable, and he definitely... More

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ATChalmers, Owner at Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the lovely review and I look forward to taking you on the Canongate tour in December. Alan More

Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I took this tour while on our honeymoon in Edinburgh. My wife is the foodie of the family and loved the excellent food and drinks along the way. We both thoroughly enjoyed the history and local perspectives provided by our excellent guide, Julie Thompson. After Julie discovered that I don't eat seafood, she was kind enough to... More

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ATChalmers, Owner at Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated. Hope you had a great honeymoon in Scotland. Alan More

Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Myself, hubby and two teenage sons (16 and 19) took this tour with Alan in July. We had a wonderful time not only tasting all the terrific food, but learning about the city and its history. We went back to Cranachan and Crowdie for some of the shortbread and cheese we tried. Also we LOVED the elderberry fizz drink we... More

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ATChalmers, Owner at Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the lovely review I am glad your family enjoyed the tour. So pleased to her you went back to Cranachan and Crowdie the best Scottish food shop in Edinburgh. The owners Beth and Fiona are so passionate about Scottish food and drink. Alan More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My spouse and I enjoy food tours, so we wanted to try the Old and New Town tour while in Edinburgh for a few days. When we arrived at our first location, Hotel du Vin & Bistro, we were a bit weary that there were no other people there for the tour. Though it was just the two of us,... More

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ATChalmers, Owner at Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review I am glad you enjoyed your time on the tour with your guide Julie. The group was small that day but we guarantee the tour goes out when even one persons books as we do not like to disappoint. Alan More

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were on the tour on Wednesday 1 October 2014 and Julie met us right on time. Only three of us on the tour but we had a brilliant time, great mix of food and alcohol and we got to see both the old town and new town. Great stories and pieces of history that we never would have found... More

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ATChalmers, Owner at Eat Walk Edinburgh - Private Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for lovely review. In error I answered your review in review above but it is also relevant to the review above in that the tour goes out once one person books, on your occasion it was three on the one above it was two and I am glad you all enjoyed it. Thanks again for choosing Eat walk Edinburgh.... More

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