Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh


3 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket

Overview

This guided walk with our unique guides, Stuart Usher or his son, Richard Usher, will entertain and enthral you. Also we are delighted to introduce a new guide who will take occasional group tours; Dr Alison Duncan, who is a professional historian and Edinburgh expert. We limit the tour to 10 guests so everyone is involved, unlike tours of 30, 40 or more. Stuart's family has historic connections with Edinburgh (Stuart's great-great Uncle, Andrew Usher, donated the magnificent Usher Hall to the city as well as being known as the father of the scotch whisky blending industry).  Their deep knowledge of the cultural, historical and architectural aspects of the city means they have a unique perspective on our wonderful capital.

Your guides will show you the cultural treasures of Edinburgh, the secrets of its past and its famous characters, and are rightly renowned for their entertaining and witty commentary.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Small group (maximum 10 participants)
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Guided Tour

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Edinburgh Guided Tour, Lothian Road Central Entrance of Usher Hall, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland

a

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland

a

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

a

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Castlehill, East of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Scotland

a

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

a

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Riddle's Court, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket Patrick Geddes Centre, Edinburgh EH1 2PG Scotland

a

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Deacon Brodie's Tavern, 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT Scotland

a

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

a

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh City Chambers, 45-329 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PN Scotland

a

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Scott Monument, E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ Scotland

a

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Scotland

a

Duration: 10 minutes

Meeting point

The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK

Additional information

  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
807LauraD807
May 2022

Allison did a great job as our tour guide. We walked for 3 hours, but at a good pace. As a historian, she is very informative and a great storyteller. Enjoyed the unicorn story. She also has a good singing voice.

Cynthia_F
May 2022

We really enjoyed our tour with Stewart.. he has a good sense of humor and truly know his history of Edinburgh and Scotland. He went at our pace and encouraged questions. Stewart showed us the nooks and crannies of the city that we never would have experienced in our limited time, we thought the ...

Charles_G
April 2022

Stuart Usher is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. There were no questions he did not have an answer for. I would highly recommend.

Dasha_M
April 2022

Allison was an knowledgeable, fun, and friendly guide. We were a small group and had lots of questions, which she was amazing at answering. There was a lot of historical information as well as info about the geological development of the city. I might take this tour again next time I’m here becau...

580dashar
April 2022

Allison was a very knowledgeable, friendly guide and knew so much about the history of Edinburgh. We’ve been to the Royal Mile many times but now have a different perspective to consider. The pace was leisurely and she was wonderful at making sure each of us on the tour was comfortable. She answe...

emmahB8210RT
April 2022

Stuart’s guided tour was an absolute highlight of our Edinburgh trip. He’s knowledgeable, witty, and a fascinating character himself. We felt really well informed after our tour with him, and would highly recommend his service to any travellers. A wonderful way to spend a few hours and find out m...

Subscribe to our newsletter

© 2022 TourMega™. All Rights Reserved.
from $28.63 / per person