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Food & Drink

+ Learn English
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Food & Drink

+ Learn English

Improve your English whilst sampling some of Scotland’s delicious food and drink. We aim to dispel the myth of bad food in the United Kingdom and introduce you to Scotland’s rich and nutritious larder.

During this week long touring course, you will be introduced to traditional Scottish ingredients, local recipes, culinary history and visits to places of food and drink related interest.

Image courtesy of Tasting Scotland

Food & Drink

+ Learn English
Image courtesy of Tasting Scotland

Improve your English whilst sampling some of Scotland’s delicious food and drink. We aim to dispel the myth of bad food in the United Kingdom and introduce you to Scotland’s rich and nutritious larder.

During this week long touring course, you will be introduced to traditional Scottish ingredients, local recipes, culinary history and visits to places of food and drink related interest.

Outline of the tour

You will be accompanied by two native English speakers, a qualified English teacher and an experienced guide. 

You will be based in Edinburgh and spend three days in the city and close surroundings and three one-day trips outside Edinburgh. Activities and visits may include:

  • Food related photography walking tour in Edinburgh with a professional photographer as your guide. Discover how to take lovely photos as well as what food and drink the capital of Scotland has to offer. From speciality cafes to Michelin star restaurants, you won’t be short of places to have dinner in the evenings. A private guided tour with Iconic Photos.

  • Two one-day trips to The Kingdom of Fife and Perthshire, to the north of Edinburgh. You will be guided by our tour partners at Tasting Scotland. We will learn about traditional ingredients and ways of cooking as well as sampling some of Scotland's glorious seafood and tasty meats.

  • No visit to Scotland would be complete without a tour of a whisky distillery, and a tasting of course. Did you know that craft beer brewing is on the increase in Scotland? We will also visit a craft brewery with a gin distillery.

  • A Food Safari in Edinburgh with the ‘Woman who ate Scotland’. As well as sampling local specialities at interesting eateries, Nell Nelson will talk to us about her food related travels around Scotland for her culinary TV show.

  • Foraging for your own ingredients in a beautiful location outside Edinburgh. Learn some new recipes with your foraged ingredients then cook and enjoy your own lunch at this lovely cookery school. 

  • A traditional afternoon tea in an exquisite location. Saviour the experience of being served in a unique and historic setting in Edinburgh's Old Town. 

  • English language tuition sessions will take place at our partner school ECS Scotland in Edinburgh and on location in the places we visit. You will be constantly listening to and speaking English.  Correction, pronunciation and vocabulary enhancement will be taking place continuously throughout the week, don't forget your notebook! 

  • Free time for you to explore Edinburgh on your own, have a lie in, do some shopping or optional activities.

  • Please note that exact locations may vary due to seasonal opening times or local produce available.

"Just delicious from beginning to end!"

Price

£750.00

6 days

Touring courses start on Sunday afternoons and finish on Friday afternoons

Price includes: 

English language tuition with a qualified teacher, learning materials, guided tours with professional guide, entrance fees and tastings with the group.

Not included: 

transport to Edinburgh, accommodation, meals/drinks outwith the group tasting sessions.

Minimum age 18. No maximum age

Tour Dates

Next Leaves: 15/10/17

*Please note that the exact locations and food sampled depends on the season. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know in advance.

Please also note that all tours include some walking outside, sometimes on irregular or wet terrain. If you have any mobility problems, please let us know in advance.