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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Highlights
  • In-depth historical tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Guide commentary enhances the experience 
  • Small group of 10 people means personalized attention and a chance to ask questions
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
From US$30,46
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Morning DepartureMost Popular
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 10.00am
US$41,06
Afternoon Departure
A guided walk of up to 3 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 2pm
US$41,06
Evening Departure summer only
A guided walk of up to 2 hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 6pm
US$30,46
Overview

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is a must-see, and there's no better way to check this landmark off your list than on a guided walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary on famous former residents and discover hidden areas you may have missed if exploring alone. A small group limited to 10 guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, traveling on foot means you'll have access to narrow streets and closes unreachable by traditional tour vehicles. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide and small group outside of Usher Hall in central Edinburgh in advance of your tour time. When booking, you can choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.

Take off down the famous Royal Mile with your guide in the lead. Don't worry about maps or directions, as you'll have expert guidance and you can just focus on the scenery and learning about the city's history. Please note that the route and itinerary can be amended depending on the group's desires.

As you stroll, get a history lesson on Scotland's famous minds, including thinkers, writers, poets, and inventors. These include Deacon Brodie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Burns, David Hume, and Sir Water Scott.

Visit some of Edinburgh's famous closes, or private alleyways, where some famous residents lived, and the St. Giles Cathedral.

End up at The Mound, from where you can explore further.

Reviews (277)
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Reviewed yesterday
Klein Aber Fein...Bigger is Not Better

The main reason for choosing this tour was because it's small and personal. On top of that, Richard was a charming tour guide with a wealth of information. Had he not been such a humorous storyteller, the tour could have soon become a long and...More

Thank Betsy W
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Betsy Many thanks for your wonderful Review. I am v happy that you enjoyed your Tour with Richard. Both Richard and I find that the three hours of our Tours also fly by so quickly its almost unbelievable! We would love to host you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
Do this your first day for a wonderful introduction to Edinburgh.

We chose to join this great walking tour on our first full day in Edinburgh, what a great decision!. Richard gave us an amazing overview of this lovely city, enabling us to plan the next four days here. We learned about the Usher Family (...More

2  Thank bigred2016
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Bigred Thank you very much for your glowing Review. Plenty of Museums, Palaces and Restaurants in Edinburgh. This is just one of the reasons why Edinburgh draws more Tourists than any other city in Britain with the exception of London. Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
Extraordinary tour

The first thing I did after today's tour ended was come back to my hotel so I could write a review. It's that good. If you want an intelligent, yet fun, tour of Edinburgh book this one now. Our guide was very knowledgeable and obviously...More

1  Thank Mike C
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Mike Thank you for your wonderful Review. Keeping our Tours to no more than ten is very important to us and make for far more enjoyable and meaningful Tours for both our Tourers and ourselves (Stuart and Richard Usher}. We look very much forward...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent walking tour of Edinburgh.

We went to Edinburgh during the Tatoo and the Fringe Festival. Richard was able to navigate the back streets, provide excellent historical narrative and find a cafe that wasn't entirely swamped. He was funny and informative. Wonderful tour!More

Thank Michael C
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Michael Thanks so much for your lovely Review. Finding a decent cafe which is not swamped is not so easy when the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Festival are on in August. Much the same goes for the Pubs and Restaurants in Edinburgh at that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth. Every. Penny.

Confession: I've never gone on a walking tour. Ever. Why? Because my idea of walking tours is from what I've SEEN of walking tours: a group of 30+ people straining to hear a tour guide who's reciting a boilerplate script while trying to herd the...More

Thank Katie F
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Katie Thanks so much for your glowing and detailed Review of your Walk/Tour with Richard. Thirty or more people you say ….. well I have seen Tours with 50 plus in Edinburgh. As you say this really cannot be much fun for either the...More

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It’ll be fine, just meet Richard at the time you have booked for .
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