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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 USD 29.47
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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
From USD 39.73
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
From USD 39.73
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
From USD 29.47
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 (293)
1 - 5 of 140 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Its one of the best tour

I am a solo Traveller, a brave soul that decided to go to Edinburgh by herself. I don't have much time as I really have a day to see Edinburgh. So I booked this walking tour to maximize my visit. When I arrived in Edinburgh...More

Thank Eloisa31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent!

This walking tour was the perfect start to our three days in Edinburgh. We were escorted by Stuart on the 29th November and his knowledge of Scottish history and the old town of Edinburgh really helped inform what we then we did over the next...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alison A
Stuart U, General Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alison Thank you very much indeed for your marvellous Review and delighted that you enjoyed it so much. I am also v pleased that you followed up on the places which I recommended to you. Edinburgh is crammed with really interesting and fun places....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This tour was the best part of our trip!

Our tour guide was great, knowledgeable and very personable. I couldn't imagine taking any other tour to start our vacation here. Loved to know this is a family business and from locals who have a thorough knowledge of the towns history.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chazzmvp A
Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chazz Many thanks for your lovely Review. Taking a Tour such as ours at the beginning of a holiday in Edinburgh is a good thing to do because we try and give our Clients an Overview of the history of the City and make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Cold but very educational.

We did the walking tour on a really windy and cold day. Make sure you've got the right clothing and footwear. We received a really educational history tour about Edinburgh, it's places and old history. Our guide had a really good sense of humour and...More

1  Thank 70michelleo
Stuart U, Manager at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michelleo Thank you so much for your wonderful Review. Alas, Wind and Cold are all too common in Edinburgh. In fact they make up much of the character of the city. On the plus side Edinburgh has many lovely Pubs and the like which...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Engaging , Informative and Interactive

Edinburgh is a city that has stories every where. There are tales about streets, cemeteries , churches , bars and even coffee shops to be discovered. I was in group tour lead by Robert he did a fantastic job to make Edinburgh memorable for me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kaushikd12
Stuart U, Owner at Edinburgh Guided Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kaushkid Thanks so much for your great Review of your Walk with Richard. You are dead right about the tales and places of Edinburgh..... the city abounds with them everywhere. The birthplace of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan, Treasure Island...More

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