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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

From US$44,20
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$44,20
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Evening Departure summer only
A guided walk of up to three hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 6pm
From US$44,19
Morning 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 10.00am
From US$44,19
Afternoon Departure
A guided walk of up to three hours (subject to your requirements) around the centre of Edinburgh with Stuart or Richard Usher. Start time 2pm
From US$44,19
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.

Write a ReviewReviews (171)

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Reviewed today
Do this first!

This tour is an excellent way to get a feel of Edinburgh shortly after your arrival. Richard has an intimate knowledge of Edinburgh's Old Town and relates in an entertaining manner the city's famous and infamous characters of the past and present. You will visit...More

Thank SunSi-ti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of our trip to Edinburgh!

Such a personalized way to see and hear the history of this beautiful city! So many fantastic stories brought Edinburgh alive for our family. Can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed this tour—I highly recommend!

1  Thank Jean M
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jean M So delighted that you enjoyed your Tour of Edinburgh so much with us .... many thanks. Keeping our Tours personal is indispensable to everyone enjoying themselves. And thank you for your recommendation. Best wishes Stuart Usher

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great sights, great stories, and some hidden gems!

A friend and I did this tour with Richard on 25 March. It was my first visit to Edinburgh and I was keen to get a feel for the city before exploring further on my own. There were only two other guests on our tour,...More

Thank Shanna B
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Shanna B Great thanks for your marvellous Review of your Tour with us. There certainly were plenty of lively characters in Edinburgh in past centuries as you mentioned in your Review. Georgie Porgie of the girl kissing fame was just one of the many........More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Get the tour from a local descenden - and inside tips on what else to do

Three of us walked with Stuart on March 16, 2018. It was a brisk day but the conversation from Stuart was full of warmth. He gave us an excellent tour, Rich with historic detail and with “Insider” knowledge. It was a wonderful time and I...More

Thank John F
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John F Fulsome thanks for your marvellous Review of your Tour with me. We have had plenty of what you call a "brisk" day for months now....... in other words bitterly cold; so much so that it has been getting us all down a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A fantastic experience!

Anyone (solo travelers, couples, friends, families, etc) should join Stuart for this perfect tour! My husband and I met Stuart this Thursday for the 3 hour tour and loved it- Stuart is incredibly knowledgable, warm and engaging. We definitely feel we learned so much more...More

Thank _katieyoungxo
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Katie Thank you so much for your brilliant Review and delighted that both you and Jeff both enjoyed it so much. I noticed that you were a little shocked by King George's behaviour towards Scottish women..... lots of women are and it's hardly surprising....More

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