+ Add to Bucket List


  • 5k jog through the historical city of Edinburgh
  • See Princess Street Gardens, Scott Monument, The Mound
  • warm yourself up with a local Whiskey

What to Expect

Come and join us on a chilly winters’ evening to warm yourselves up with a 5k jog through the historical city of Edinburgh, and enjoy a whisky waiting for you at the end!

One of our team of professional guides will run with you up the Royal Mile, delving in and out of the various closes and wynds to tell you tales of Edinburgh’s fascinating and quirky history, at a pace to suit the group. It’s not a training session, if you want to go faster we go faster, if you want to go slower, we go slower, so no matter how fit you are, you can enjoy this tour with an active and tasty twist!

This tour starts by the flags outside the dramatic Parliament buildings, set in the stunning Holyrood Park, and finishes at the prestigious Scottish Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street in the New Town. This tour is a great way to get an insight into the Capital city and enjoy sampling Scotland’s most famous export.

This tour is ideal for those wanting to maximise the Scottish experience on their visit to Edinburgh, or locals looking for a new way to tour the city. The tour lasts 90 minutes in total, running for an hour then half an hour of whisky and chat to warm you from the inside as well. As lovers of whisky, our guides are able to talk you through the distillation process and the differences in tasting whiskies, and the diligent staff at the Scottish Malt Whisky Society will be able to answer your more distilled questions.

What is included

  • Souvenir photograph of Edinburgh City
  • Water Bottle, keyring and drawstring bag
  • Poncho, running t-shirt and hi-vis running vest
  • A whisky tasting at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

What to bring

  • Wear your most comfortable running clothes & trainers.
  • Travel light – the less stuff you bring with you the better!

Please note

Tours are suitable for ages 10 years & over, but only those over 18 will be allowed to taste the whisky at the end.

Tours may be rescheduled in extreme weather circumstances.

About your Localist


I have worked as a tour guide in Edinburgh for many years. I have a great passion for storytelling, a keen interest in history and a flair for the dramatics. I will be sure to entertain you throughout the tour telling you stories of all the mad characters in history, the ones with great stories that don’t always get told the way they should do.


  • English

$ 43 p.p.

Max 8 People

Adults {{ adults }} × {{ adult_price }} {{ adults_total_price }}
Children {{ children }} × {{ child_price }} {{ children_total_price }}
Total $ {{ total_price }}
Contact James

1. Booking Request

When you click on Booking Request you submit the time and date you want the activity to start.

2. Payment

The Localist must respond within 48 hours. We authorize your card for the full amount, but you will not be charged for the activity until the Localist has accepted the booking.

3. Security for you

Funds are not sent to the Localist until after the activity has been completed, so you do not have to worry about your money disappearing.

Other Popular Activities in Edinburgh

See the Sights of the Scottish Border 1 day Private Tour

  • Our Borders tour features the rich mystery and history to be found around the Scottish border with England.
  • Scott’s View
  • The Original Wallace Monument

The Highlander 1 day Tour

  • Forth Railway bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Dunkeld Village & Cathedral
  • The River Tay & Bran

The Adventurer 2 day Private Tour Edinburgh

  • The Adventurer is an overnight tour featuring some of the best that Scotland has to offer in just two days.
  • You will be chauffeured around in the comfort of your very own air-conditioned vehicle
  • A memorable experience with local knowledge by local people.