We'll meet at a Victorian bar for haggis—which you must try while you're in Scotland—and ale that was brewed within a 30-mile radius of the place where we'll be drinking it. We'll then take a walk through Edinburgh's gorgeous Georgian New Town, complete with historical highlights. Then we'll meet shopkeepers who cure and smoke salmon and attend a Scottish cheese tasting in an iconic cheese shop. Afterwards, we'll put our feet up with a cup of tea, fresh scones just out of the oven. We'll end our food safari with some drams of whisky and a tasting.
Food Equivalent to a large lunch with drinks (alcohol and/or soft drinks).
We will be walking through Edinburgh's New Town—a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest Georgian city in the world. It boasts wide streets—built to be wide enough for a horse and carriage to do a three-point turn. I recommend visiting Old Town first, so you can marvel at how revolutionary New Town's urban planning was when it was built in the 1740s. Our route will take us off the beaten tourist track and is rich with local color.
We'll go out—rain or shine—so be equipped, from raincoats to sunglasses. There are also some stairs involved. If any dates on the calendar don't work for you, please message me with preferred dates!