Gin or whisky? Luckily, you won't have to decide between the two on this tour through East Lothian.
North Berwick – This seaside town has a charming beach and a wonderful array of boutique shops.
NB Distillery* – A family-owned and award-winning Gin, Vodka and Rum distillery.
Glenkinchie Distillery – Known as the ‘Edinburgh Malt’ this whisky distillery is located within a gorgeous glen.
Time to excite your tastebuds. On this trip, indulge in array of East Lothian’s best beverages.
You travel to a coastal village to sip on one of the ‘world’s best’ gins, and you savour whisky within a secluded distillery on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Join this tour of East Lothian and mix your drinks in the most memorable way possible.
Students and seniors over 60
Make sure you have a good breakfast this morning, you're going to need it. Your first stop is Glenkinchie Distillery***, nestled ever-so-quaintly in a peaceful glen.
Founded in 1825, this distillery languished in obscurity for over 150 years before becoming an international brand at the end of the 1980s. Hear how this distillery became such a success, see the huge stills, and sample the Malt Whiskies.
Then head to the coast to North Berwick, one of the most beautiful seaside villages in East Lothian. Have your binoculars at the ready and admire the birds of Bass Rock while you enjoy a spot of lunch.
After you’ve breathed in the sea air and savoured some local specialities, you get on the bus and travel a short distance to NB Distillery**.
This gin producer launched in 2013 with a mission to develop the 'perfect' gin. After hundreds of test batches, the result is a 42% ABV London Dry Gin made with eight traditional botanicals. Taste it yourself and find out whether they’ve accomplished their goal.
From here, enjoy your journey back to Edinburgh as you travel through quaint villages and the golden wheat and barley fields.
*Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.
** Please note, for tours departing from 1st April 2023, we will no longer be visiting NB Distillery. Instead, we will be visiting Buck and Birch Distillery.
***Glenkinchie will be observing their silent season from 27 February to 19 March inclusive and cannot provide access to the production area of the distillery. Tickets will remain the same price and extra drinks will be provided to compensation for lack of access to the production area.
For tours departing from 1st April 2023, you'll be able to pre-purchase entrance tickets to the following attractions at the time of booking:
Other attractions may be booked and paid locally during the tour.
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
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We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. While there are ongoing coronavirus restrictions throughout the UK and Ireland, itineraries are more likely to change than usual as opening hours and capacities at many visitor attractions are reduced and subject to change. Your driver-guide will keep you up to up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
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