Local Connections: Whisky & Bagpipes with Local Expert

3.75 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | S Q 1 - 3 0 0
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$ 179.95
Min. age: 18 years (See special notes)
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Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Set out on a journey normally experienced by Edinburghers with local expert Louise Marshall, whose knowledge and fascinating details of the capital city will add to your experience. From the pier, it's just a short drive to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the world's leading whisky club dedicated to single cask whiskies. Upon arrival you'll be greeted by Ms. Marshall who welcomes cruise guests to Edinburgh by playing the bagpipes as the first passengers disembark. Begin your time in this charming establishment with a presentation on the regional differences of whisky and enjoy a taste of a variety of whiskies. Then, listen to the iconic sounds of the music of the great highland bagpipes, considered Scotland's national instrument. Louise will impart the story of the instrument and demonstrate the basics involved in playing including the breathing techniques and correct positioning. You might be inspired to 'give it a go' yourself!

Special Notes:

Please note: Minimum age to consume alcohol in Scotland is 18 years old. Participants under the age of 18 will not be permitted on the premises.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the ship and board your motor coach for a drive into Central Edinburgh

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:45

Whiskey tasting session

  • Time at site: 01:10
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Learn to play the bagpipes

  • Time at site: 01:00

Re Board the Motor coach and return to the ship

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:50