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Edinburgh, Scotland

Pub crawls & bar tours

Our most recommended Edinburgh, Scotland Pub Crawls & Bar Tours

Edinburgh: Pub Crawl 7 Bars with 6 Free Shots

1. Edinburgh: Pub Crawl 7 Bars with 6 Free Shots

Discover the best of Edinburgh's night life with this pub crawl to 7 excellent venues in the old town. Avoid the hassle of trying to find the best places by letting your party guide show you around. Take a walk on the wild side with 6 free shots that are specifically selected for you. Wander through various back streets to find the best kept secrets. Party hard with a party professional without worrying about paying a cover charge.

Edinburgh: 5-Hour Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts

2. Edinburgh: 5-Hour Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts

Enjoy the bar scene in Edinburgh with like-minded travelers. Embark away from the tourist trail and uncover the local’s bars, clubs, and live music venues in Edinburgh.Get into the club with VIP entry, and take advantage of this tour’s drink discounts and skip-the-line admissions. Get into the groove of the night with 6 shots supplied by the tour. Meet great people, enjoy music, and create good memories experiencing Edinburgh’s nightlife at it’s best with this tour.

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour with "Real-Actors"

3. Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour with "Real-Actors"

You will venture through Edinburgh's Old and New Town's led by the intrepid duo: Clart and the intellectual McBrain, who will take you on a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the city's wynds (narrow paths), courtyards, and pubs. Enjoy their hilarious duel of wits as they narrate the stories of Edinburgh's pubs and famous Scottish writers, from Sir Walter Scott to Robert Louis Stevenson right up to the present day addressing the writers of Harry Potter and Rebus. As you stop in each pub for a drink, become immersed in a lively dialogue, spanning approximately 300 years of Scottish literary history. The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour was the first literary tour to be launched in Edinburgh in 1996. It is regarded by many as a pioneer in its field and is performed by professional actors, not academics or tour guides. It represents great value for money and has a very high entertainment factor.

Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

4. Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

Join a local host and taste your way around the whisky regions of Scotland, without leaving Edinburgh. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Discover the best of traditional methods and new, small-batch producers. Visit a whisky cellar and a neighborhood pub that’s loved by locals. Sample a few wee drams – from peaty to oaky, and single malts to blended Scotch whiskies. Go with your host to discover the places that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. Get some insider recommendations on the most authentic places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip.

Private tour: History and Murder in Edinburgh's Old Town

5. Private tour: History and Murder in Edinburgh's Old Town

Discover the history and legends of Edinburgh and Scotland in World Heritage Old Town District for a 2h private guided tour.

Edinburgh: Private Harry Potter Themed Day Tour with Lunch

6. Edinburgh: Private Harry Potter Themed Day Tour with Lunch

Experience Edinburgh from a magical perspective with this immersive tour into the world of Harry Potter. Come up close with the places that inspired the famous book series and eat lunch in one of the pubs where JK Rowling wrote them. Dive into a roleplaying adventure and a fun escape game. Spend your whole day as a wizard and brew a secret potion to defeat the Dark Lord. Start your journey by retracing the steps of JK Rowling and discover the places which inspired her to write Harry Potter. Then, warm up with a delicious Scottish meal in one of the pubs she used to visit. Participate in an escape game at the Department of Magic before taking part in a mini alchemy workshop and roleplaying game for the rest of the afternoon. Solve puzzles and discover Edinburgh's secrets with this interactive storytelling experience.

Edinburgh: Guided Whisky Tasting & Walking Tour with Snacks

7. Edinburgh: Guided Whisky Tasting & Walking Tour with Snacks

Do a walking tour in Edinburgh and learn all about whisky at the same time. Walk with a local guide past different attractions in the city, learn about the architecture and history, and get to try the famous drink in several different locations with paired snacks. Begin your tour by meeting your local guide at one of the first cask ale Bars in Edinburgh. Listen to your guide tell you all about the history of the pub, which goes all the way back to the 60s. Begin your tasting journey by sampling some whiskies. Follow your guide through the major city center neighborhoods. See ancient royal burghs, opulent garden squares, rejuvenated shopping districts, medieval alleys, and meandering cobbled streets. Listen to the fascinating history of whisky in the city and hear anecdotes and stories. Stop at several iconic Edinburgh bars to sample a range of Scotch whiskies. See the diversity of the spirit by trying blended scotch, single malt, and whisky cocktails. Enjoy with paired appetizers. Receive a free Glencairn whisky glass at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Edinburgh, Scotland

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 166 reviews

Great pub crawl , our hosts were both so friendly, great fun was nice to be brought to different bars as we wouldn’t have known where to find them , shots were great too and good discount on drinks

Had such a fun night out with the super host Alvaro … great way to meet new people from all over world .. and good value too

It was really really good I met really cool people there and enjoyed every single minute, I would do it again

So much fun!!!! Tom was really cool and funny and took us to a lot of fun bars. Would definitely recommend.

Great fun, amazing hosts! Best way to meet new people in a new city