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Small Group Edinburgh Whisky Tour and Tasting
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Small Group Edinburgh Whisky Tour and Tasting

By Mercat Tours
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Ages 18-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Whisky tasting of 4 drams
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy a more immersive storytelling experience
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Cross
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh


Start:
  • Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
End:
  • Mercat Tours, 28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
    Megget`s Cellar, 28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR. This tour ends in Megget's Cellar, which is located half way down the stairs to the Blair Street Underground Vaults, right underneath our main booking office.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2934P24

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mercat Cross
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Mercat Tours
    28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
    Megget`s Cellar, 28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR. This tour ends in Megget's Cellar, which is located half way down the stairs to the Blair Street Underground Vaults, right underneath our main booking office.
    See address & details
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  • Mercat Tours
    9,578
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 815cyndib
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting couple hours learning about Edinburgh
    It was a very informative and interesting tour. My husband and I enjoyed hearing about the history of Edinburgh and the sights that we saw.
    Written 18 May 2024
  • TourLeader22
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underground no one knows about!!
    Linda was our guide, very knowledgable, funny and engaging. Who would have thought these vaults existed under the bridges, and that people actually lived in them. Disgusting life they had, but then in the large cities of UK and Europe it was a hard life. Really enjoyed the experience.
    Written 18 May 2024
  • JeanneG849
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining and educational tour!
    We are glad that we went on the Royal Mile and Castle tour with Mercat Tours. Even though there is so much available about the area to read - it was of value to hear about the area from our excellent guide (Nicola). We had not planned on going on a tour and thought we could walk the area on our own - after spending a bit of time in the area on our first night in Edinburgh, it was obvious we were missing a lot. We felt very lucky to get the last 2 spots on a tour for the next day and it was an excellent value. Great information, fun asides and Nicola was able to work us through the crowds, so we could concentrate on the sites and on her presentation. The headphones they provide do a great job of keeping the ambient noise out and you don't miss any of the guides narration. We got so much more out of our visit to Edinburgh by participating in this tour.
    Written 17 May 2024
  • lauralT6422QB
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical underground
    Loved the the historical tour and our evocative guide, Veni! Gives a new perspective to the city. Recommended if interested in history :)
    Written 17 May 2024
  • Vacation10751319786
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the Underground History Tour
    Very interesting history tour underground. Our tour guide, Linda, was really great - lots of info, personal ad libs, very careful to keep us safe in the underground.
    Written 17 May 2024
  • 302samanthar
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Linda is the best
    We loved our tour so much we booked a the vault tour for the next day and were THRILLED to find out Linda was our tour guide again. Linda is an amazing story teller and really captured our attention. I didn't want either tour to end.
    Written 16 May 2024
  • lynneflockton
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A walk in the past
    A walk underground where people lived. Insight into things they did. For anyone really into ghosts and experiences would have been great. For me, just a walk underground.
    Written 15 May 2024
  • markpC6541GC
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underground Historical Walk
    Our tour guide, Linda, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She genuinely seemed to enjoy talking about the history which made it that much better. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
    Written 14 May 2024
  • B1618XRnataliet
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underground Historical Walk
    The tour was really interesting!! We did the Edinburgh underground vault historical walk. We had Linda as our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable and made the tour fun!
    Written 14 May 2024
  • Disco_Cat1216
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Stories with a Rare Look at the Edinburgh Vaults
    Our guide, Mark, was a great storyteller and moved us along at a good pace. I really liked the look at the underground vaults and their accompanying stories. And the drink at the end is the perfect way to finish the tour!
    Written 13 May 2024
  • Curious15769595217
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    The tour overall was great! We get to see a bit of the underground Edimburgh galleries (I was expecting to see more of the underground, but perhaps chose the wrong tour type)! Other than that, Fay was great, she’s quite talented and besides being a great storyteller makes it the activity “scary enough” to be funny and not so much that I’d be actually afraid of being there (coming from a person that gets scares easily)! Fay was a key person in this activity!
    Written 12 May 2024
  • NorthStar42848152177
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Diving into Darkness with Mercat's Ghostly Underground Vaults tour
    I joined the Ghostly Underground tour, where we explored the eerie depths of Mercat's exclusive Blair Street vaults. The guide was quite seasoned and knowledgeable, who narrated chilling stories of Edinburgh's haunting past, and shared paranormal encounters from previous tours - giving a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Vicky S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative history tour.
    Very informative walking tour of the Royal Mile, pointing out hidden spots that would have otherwise been overlooked. Both of our guides had a sense of humor and kept us engaged.
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Pinballnut
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Introduction to The Royal Mile and the Castle.
    Linda was excellent. She was knowledgeable and spoke well. This tour and guide are highly recommended. A minor quibble that the microphone needs to be centered so that we don’t lose the narration as the speaker’s head turns sideways. She solved this quickly.
    Written 11 May 2024
  • Wanderer08175587199
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for your trip
    Very nice tour. Our guides were perfect. They really do a great job. Nicola was so in the role and the situation was really live.
    Written 7 May 2024
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Paul_Duncan1
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous, very engaging and educational. Half of us live in Edinburgh but didn't have clue about the history of Whisky in Edinburgh.
My son said it was like a movie as he could visualise the events described.
Written 25 March 2024
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Thank you for your fabulous feedback! We're delighted our Whisky Tour & Tasting engaged and educated you, even as locals. It's fantastic that your son found it so visual and engaging. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for more educational adventures! Best regards, Lindsay
Written 11 April 2024
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Imma Sophie C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My fiancee and I loved the experience. Ross, the tour guide was extraordinary. it was clear he was extremely passionate about his job and he enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge of the city that he loves. Additionally, he was full of awkward Dad’s jokes that never failed to make us smile.
Written 25 February 2024
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We're delighted to hear that you and your fiancee had a wonderful experience with Ross! His passion for Edinburgh's history shines through, doesn't it? We're glad his extensive knowledge and Dad jokes made the tour enjoyable for you both. Thank you for choosing Mercat Tours, and we hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Lindsay
Written 7 March 2024
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Stephanie T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The company were very accommodating to us when we had to rearrange our dates. Always responded quickly to messages. The tour was fab and he was so knowledgeable and really enthused about his topics. Really interesting and good fun tasting later.
Written 23 January 2024
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Many thanks for taking the time to get in touch, we're so pleased you were able to attend and enjoy your tour with us! Whisky has such an interesting history in the city and we’re glad we could introduce you to Edinburgh’s hidden side. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon, and do stay in contact on our socials until then. All the best, Lindsay
Written 9 February 2024
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Gayleen R
Rio Verde, AZ1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Enjoyed the time in the tasting room. Could have shortened the tour portion. It was cold and very windy. Guide should have adjusted program.
Written 16 January 2024
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RayO
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful experience. Charlie was a great tour guide. Knowledge exceptional. Story telling great. Tasting room was great
Written 8 October 2023
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Many thanks for taking the time to get in touch, we're so pleased you enjoyed your tour with Charles, and we'll be sure to pass on your kind words! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon, and do stay in contact on our socials until then. All the best, Lindsay
Written 12 October 2023
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Courtney S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fred was great! She was witty, kind, entertaining, and accommodating. She was attentive to each group on the tour and checked in with them all as the time went on. Even with some complainers, she handled them with charm. One suggestion for improvement would be to spend more time in the tasting room. The walking history tour was a little lengthy and we would have liked more time learning about whisky properties and tasting points.
Written 30 September 2023
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Hi Courtney, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your tour with Fred, and we'll be sure to pass on your kind words. Thank you for the suggestions, as well, we appreciate when visitors let us know how we could make the experience even better! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon, and be sure to stay in contact on our socials until then! All the best, Lindsay
Written 5 October 2023
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May M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had a great day the tour guide (Fred) was very informative we learned a lot about the history of whisky in Scotland and visited sites in Edinburgh on the royal mile that were relevant to the the story of whiskey, before going for a tasting in a well set up old style bar in the Edinburgh underground cellars Fred talked us through the 4 Whisky's we tasted speaking about were they from and we all gave our thoughts on each one. A great day highly recommended
Written 9 September 2023
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Many thanks for taking the time to get in touch, we're so pleased you enjoyed your Whisky Tour & Tasting Fred, and we'll be sure to pass on your kind words. As a family business, your recommendations of us mean the world. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! All the best, Lindsay
Written 14 September 2023
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Dawn T
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This tour was fun and informative with a great mixture of history, ghosts and story telling. Our guide was very nice and theatrical bringing the ghost tour to life.
Written 2 September 2023
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Hi Dawn, thank you for taking the time to get in touch, and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your tours. We really love hearing from happy visitors who have enjoyed our storytelling, it means we're doing something right! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon, and be sure to stay in contact on our socials until then. All the best, Lindsay
Written 5 September 2023
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ncs2212
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Had a fantastic time on the tour. Very informative and well thought out. Stories were horrific, historical and hysterical. Massive shout out to our quality guide, Neave. She was brilliantly engaging and has a real talent for story-telling. I hope to see her on the theatre stage someday.

The whole experience is wonderful and i highly recommend.
Written 21 August 2023
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Thanks for joining us on tour and taking the time to leave a review! We really love hearing from happy visitors who have enjoyed our storytelling, especially when we can share with the team directly—Neave will be thrilled. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to them! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon, and be sure to stay in contact on our socials until then. All the best, Lindsay
Written 24 August 2023
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IJM47
Fife, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
What a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon. We met Calum, our tour guide, at the Mercat Cross. The first hour was full of fascinating historical facts, shared with humour and enthusiasm. We then went to the Cellar for the whisky tasting and enjoyed four whiskies- Loch Lomond, Aberfeldy, Benromach Cask Strength and Bowmore. A well-balanced range with something to suit everyone.
Written 27 May 2023
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Hi there IJM47, Many thanks for your lovely review, we'll make sure to pass your compliments to Calum (and the whisky!). Make sure to keep in touch on our social channels until we see you again. Until then, Kat
Written 29 May 2023
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