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2-hour Whisky Tasting Tour of Edinburgh provided by Mercat Tours

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2-hour Whisky Tasting Tour of Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from 2-hour Whisky Tasting Tour of Edinburgh
You will be part of a small group (max 12) and we'll provide "Tour Talk" radio sets to make social distancing easier. Please bring your own face masks and earphones (disposable earphones can be provided).
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
Mercat Tours, 28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Whisky tasting of 4 drams
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Cross
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
Exclusions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Camper36507768879 wrote a review Aug 2019
10 contributions6 helpful votes
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Great tour, Lidia gave a great, détail Cometary of the story of Whisky with a great tasting of some very fine Whisky.
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Hannah O wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We loved the tour so much. Lauren was fantastic. I was smiling pretty much the whole time. We were thinking of even going to another tour tonight!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Manager at 2-hour Whisky Tasting Tour of Edinburgh
Responded 1 Aug 2019
Dear Hannah, I really appreciate you taking time to get in touch and thank you for your wonderful 5 star review! Make sure to hold onto your ticket so we can welcome you back with your returner's discount. Until then, Kat
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Kathryn K wrote a review Jul 2019
San Francisco, California45 contributions48 helpful votes
Fair warning I know very little about whisky and actually didn't like it much when I signed up for this tour., Our guide Lydia is so knowledgeable about Edinburgh and took us on a small walking tour of the city before settling in for a very nice tasting session in the basement
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jack wrote a review Jul 2019
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Arwen made it a fun night with her interesting stories and interactions with the visitors. The tour was about the right length
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Date of experience: July 2019
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paul j wrote a review Jan 2019
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A very enjoyable and entertaining whisky tasting tour ,Nora is an excellent tour guide who kept us entertained with her knowledge of Edinburgh and whisky for the whole of the tour,Highly recomend
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Date of experience: January 2019
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By: Mercat Tours
Alex R
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The right balance between creepy and entertaining
The Vaults are fantastic to see and Mercat do an excellent job of presenting them while telling some very engaging
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darrenmaximus
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James Douglas- The Legend
James Douglas. What a guy. He was our guide when we booked the vaults last week in Edinburgh. The man is an amazing
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540gailr
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Great Time!
My son went to this with his Scout group and loved it! Lots of interesting info and a hysterical guide. She was Iri
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RosaM3275
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Great fun and super interesting
Great fun for Halloween for my younger brother and sister and I - thank you so much !!!!! Got to see a side of Edin
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Rachellej4
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Not for the faint-hearted!
My sister and I booked the Halloween underground tour with Mercat. Our guide, Stephanie, was lovely and a great sto
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laurarich434
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Excellent, speedy communication
I booked the ghost tour for a hen do via email as we were a large group and unable to book online. Everything was v
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HEvan27
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Great Night!
Great tour with Hannah! An absolute legend, she made it a great night for us! Would definitely recommend!
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E5580MPnicolac
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Great Halloween tour!
The tour was interesting and brought to life by our lovely tour guide Hannah, the vaults are creepy but I also wish
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Em92travel
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Great Tour
We had a great time on the tour. Guide Mark was amazing at building the atmosphere and great storyteller. Enjoyed o
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paultiplady
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Ghost walk
Would highly recommend this tour our guide (hellish) Nell was brilliant and funny and very well informed and answer
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cshiels26
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Fantastic Tour
We did the Halloween tour in the underground vaults with Scott. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour really
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jonvitalija
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Spooky tour
Agnes made the tour enjoyable. Very knowledgeable lady. So much history in Edinburgh and so many stories were told.
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MrTurnskin
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Informative and fun
Great tour of old town with tour guide Lara. Informative with a personal touch. Vaults were off limits unfortunate
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isobel0105
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A must do in Edinburgh!
Mark was an excellent story teller and created a brilliant spooky atmosphere. It was a lot of fun! Definitely recom
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hammyb94
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A fascinatingly spooky tour!
We were visiting Edinburgh the weekend before Halloween, eager to go on a ghost walk. This must be one of the best
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