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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Scottish National Gallery
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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. 

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
  • Itinerary can be changed to accommodate group interests and preferences
  • Learn more than you would exploring on your own
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome guided tour!

Our tour with Richard (Stuart's son) Usher was wonderful. My wife son and I were with one other couple while the festival was in full swing. We felt it was customized, informative, and a true joy. Richard was good-natured and knew a lot about the...More

Thank michaelcE9872SO
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great way to learn about Old Edinburgh

My family really enjoyed the walking tour of Edinburgh with Stuart Usher. We learned a lot of interesting things about the city's history and architecture. The group was small, so we didn't have to wait for people to catch up, and it was easy to...More

Thank alfie_pav
Reviewed 1 week ago
The best guided tour in Edinburgh

Excellent choise. Small group Max 10 person. Take The tour first day visiting Edinburgh. You get a lot of advices. Huge knowledgeable guide with a lot of humor. Exellent storyteller. Knows Edinburgh better than anybody else.

Thank Elin S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleasant walk through Old Town Edinburgh

We had Richard Usher, Stuart's son, giving us our tour. Sure he knew his history and had fun color commentary about local architecture, attractions and events, but what really struck me/us was how gracious he was. Richard asked each of the fellow tourists about their...More

Thank BrentC178
Reviewed 1 week ago
Royal Mile Walking Tour with Stuart Usher in Edinburgh

My wife and I toured the old sections of Edinburgh and parts of the Royal Mile with Stuart and enjoyed it thoroughly. We were on the 10am tour. Stuart is a fine, well spoken Scottish gentleman with a long family history in Edinburgh. He has...More

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