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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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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
What to Expect
Meet your guide—descendants of the Usher of Usher Hall—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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
Duration
3h
Return Details
The Mound, Edinburgh, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small group (maximum 10 participants)
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Guided Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 12 are free
  • Children 12-16 pay 75%
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Walking was so much more fun than riding in a tour bus! Halfway through the tour, we stopped at Deacon's House for bathrooms, a cup of tea, and a scone. Delightful! Mr. Usher shared his wealth of knowledge and allowed us to take our time, stop to shop or take pictures and ask
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dalmar Thank you so much for your great Review. Edinburgh has so many interesting places and we visited as many as we could in the three most enjoyable hours we had. However there are many more very interesting places in the city that we did not have the time to visit. Tea, coffee and scones at the half way mark at the historic Deacon.s House are always a hit for our Clients. Best café in Edinburgh imo. Please visit us again some day. Best wishes Stuart U.
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Excellent! Very friendly knowledgeable guide. Interesting information we probably wouldn’t have otherwise heard.
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MCMac Many thanks for your lovely Review and so glad that you enjoyed your Tour with us so much. If you ever visit our fair city again do please contact us. Best wishes Stuart U
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Joining up with a two people from America we joined Stuart Usher for three hours of a fascinating guided tour of the old town. Stuart’s depth of knowledge and his easy delivery meant the time passed all too quickly as we discovered information about so much. We have visited
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear John and Rosie Thank you very much for your wonderful Review. I myself never cease to be amazed at how quickly the time flies past on our Tours. Delighted that you both learnt more about our fair city..... this is also the same never ending process for myself and our other Guides. Please visit us again. Coldstream is pretty close! Best wishes Stuart U
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A MUST to discover the city with a huge passionate person with a top sense of humour... loved that time, thank you Richard !!
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Stroombreek Thank you so much for your great Review of your Tour with Richard and delighted that you enjoyed your Tour with him so much. Best wishes Stuart U
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Very very nice full experience with a passionate person. We've been bought into the Edinburgh history during 3 hours. Just amazing. Highly recommended!
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dominique Thanks for your great Review. You are right about Edinburgh having such an amazing history ….. the proverbial the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Plenty of that in Auld Edin. Thank you so much again. Best wishes Stuart U.
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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