2 Night EDINBURGH FOR FOODIES
2 Night Edinburgh for Foodies Ref: 2EFF
Private Car Transfer from Edinburgh Station to Hotel.
2 nights Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh 4* or similar, Edinburgh
1 x Deluxe Room
Start Time: 09:45am
Duration: 2 Hrs
Hop aboard our Edinburgh bus tour at Waterloo Place in central Edinburgh. From here, you travel along Princes Street and past Scott’s Monument, dedicated to the famous poet and writer Sir Walter Scott. Continuing along Princes Street under the impressive Edinburgh Castle, your English Audio Guide tells you about the famous building itself and the gorgeous gardens that sit below it.
We then head to the Grassmarket, with its array of small boutique shops, traditional Scottish pubs and restaurants. It functioned both as a lively market place and a notorious place of execution. Back in the day, Edinburgh’s criminals were granted one last whisky in the Last Drop pub before being strung up nearby.
You learn about Edinburgh’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby and travel around Edinburgh’s central university area. The buildings here are stunning and there’s the chance to spot some of the magical places that inspired the Harry Potter books. We’ll point out the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter, The Elephant House Café on George IV Bridge, where JK Rowling is said to have written some of the books.
We then work our way up to Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a short introduction to the Old Town. Meandering back down towards the New Town, we venture past the Bank of Scotland headquarters and the National Gallery of Scotland. Here you’ll learn about the Scottish pioneers, poets and writers who once lived in these beautiful Georgian buildings.
Next, we head off the beaten track across the Dean Bridge and into Edinburgh’s quaint Dean Village. This residential zone was once a separate village and is packed full of charming cobbled lanes. We continue exploring the area, where you’ll get a view of Stewart’s Melville College and the Galleries of Modern Art. It‘s here we hear more about Edinburgh as a backdrop for various films and television productions, including Trainspotting, Sunshine on Leith and Inspector Rebus.
Back towards the city centre, we pass the impressive St. Mary’s Cathedral, one of three Cathedrals in Edinburgh. Passing through Edinburgh’s prominent business district, Melville Street, we then travel along George Street and Queen Street before taking you up past Calton Hill. With its classically influenced architecture, it offers one of the best views of the city.
We then head down towards the foot of Arthur’s Seat, past the Burns monument to Holyrood Park where the regal Holyrood Palace is located. Our last leg of the journey takes us up through the Canongate, past the John Knox House and Scottish Storytelling Centre before heading back to Waterloo Place for the end of the tour.
Start Time: 14:00pm
Duration: 5 Hrs
Join us on Edinburgh's ultimate food and drink tour where you'll discover the city's hidden food and drink gems and learn why Edinburgh is the UK's number one destination to live. I am a qualified Historian with ten years teaching experience who knows the city like the back of her hand. I can't wait to show you an authentic side of Edinburgh, steeped in history! During the tour you will visit four over the counter eateries, sourcing local Scottish produce as well as two establishments to sample typical Scottish drink. Whilst touring, you will discover the history of two very chic, Bohemian areas of Edinburgh: Morningside and Bruntsfield. In each of the eateries you will get the opportunity to sample a free bite size taster of a particular food item. Whilst you’re sampling the taster you will find out about how that particular food was lovingly made. Come on this tour if you're up for some fun, love good food and drink and a bit of history thrown in! Slangeva!
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Edinburgh Station.
Transfer from Edinburgh Airport - Hotel or v.v. Supplement of AUD $30.00 One Way.