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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this walking tour. Explore Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a guide, and gain insight into famous writers and inventors who have called the city home. Hear tales of Scotland's national bard—Robert Burns—and discover top landmarks such as St. Giles’ Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland. Capture Edinburgh through the eye of your camera as you go, and find out what makes this ancient city tick.
  • Guided walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Follow a guide along Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile
  • Learn of the famous writers, poets, and inventors who have lived and worked in Edinburgh
  • Visit landmarks such as St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Scottish National Gallery
  • Photograph the city at your leisure on route
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Professional guide
Small group (maximum 10 participants)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK

Your guide will be waiting for you outside the central entrance of the Usher Hall (there are 3 entrances and he will be outside the middle one).

Return Details

The Mound, Edinburgh, UK

The ending point is at the National gallery of Scotland, just off Princes Street.

  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Edinburgh Guided Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It's really more convenient to have a walking tour in small groups like we had - you are always in contact with the guide, can hear and catch the very single word!" See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour and it is limited to 10 people, so you will be able to keep up and hear everything!" See review
  • "Highly recommended for a broad based understanding of this city." See review

Reviews

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541 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Walking Tour
GillianJohn
, Sep 2021
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the history of Scotland. I found this tour very interesting.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Gillian Many thanks for your wonderful Review and am delighted that you found the Tour so interesting. Best wishes Stuart U.
star-5
Small Group Size with More Attention to You!
Matthew_T
, Sep 2021
Stuart for sure helped me get a good bearing of where to visit at Edinburgh. It was also great having a small group visiting various sites. Even though I was there for a day, I now have a game plan the next time I come back. Thank you very much, Stuart!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Matthew Thank you for your great Review. I am delighted that you felt our Tour enabled you to make a Game Plan for your next visit to our beautiful city. You should allow a minimum of three days in Edinburgh to do full justice to both yourself and the City! Best wishes Stuart U.
star-5
Excellent tour of the city
Dana_S
, Sep 2021
Our guide was wonderful. He knew such detail into the history of the city and its characters-good and not so good. He spoke clearly and allowed for questions at all times. We did a lot of walking. He found clean restrooms and made sure our group was always safe and comfortable. He is an expert on Usher history and wrote a wonderful book he shared with us. Highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Dana Many thanks for your marvellous Review. We all had a great time. However there are plenty more places to visit and enjoy in Edinburgh. Plenty of Museums, Art Galleries and so on. I suspect that the city has more of such attractions than any city in the whole of the UK, relative to its size. The same applies to the city's Pubs and Restaurants. You really must visit again!? Best wishes Stuart U.
star-5
Great tour guide
Victoria_C
, Sep 2021
Loved this tour. Stuart was very knowledgable of Edinburgh. You can tell he really enjoys showing tourist around this great city. I would definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Victoria Thank you so much for your wonderful Review. Of course I enjoy showing my Tourist Clients around beautiful Edinburgh ..... particularly Clients like yourself and husband! Please come again! Best wishes Stuart.
star-5
The Royal Mile tour is really interesting
Vincent_B
, Aug 2021
The views of Edinburgh Castle. The stories of notable people who hailed from Edinburgh The stories of the British Monarchy and the civil war The old town and the new town
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Vincent Thank you for your great Review. Interesting point is that Edinburgh Castle can be seen from 30 miles away on a clear day ..... towering over the city! Best wishes Stuart U
star-5
A lovely way to spend a morning in Edinburgh
Angie_H
, Aug 2021
A really enjoyable tour with Stuart Usher whose knowledge of the history of Edinburgh was vast! We learned many historical facts interspersed with interesting anecdotes, whilst walking around this beautiful city with such wonderful architecture & history. He also recommended other worthwhile things to do whilst we were staying here. Highly recommended! Thankyou.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Angie Thank you so much for your super Review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the Tour so much and learnt a bit about the history of the city. You really must visit again some day. Edinburgh has many great Pubs which you could visit! Best wishes Stuart U.
star-5
Perfect Edinburgh tour
Julie_G
, Aug 2021
Wonderful small group tour with a personable and characterful guide. Enjoyed the tour and the coffee break in a historic cafe.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Julie Thanks for your great Review. I v much enjoyed both your companies and your keen interest in Auld Reekie (Edinburgh's nickname.!). Please do come again. Best wishes Stuart U
star-5
Walking Tour
Iain
, Jul 2021
We had a very enjoyable and informative walking tour around Edinburgh with Stuart as our guide. We were taken to places that we would have probably never found by ourselves, or have any inkling of the fascinating history that these places have. Three hours very well spent. Iain & Jan.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Ian and Jan Thank you v much for your wonderful Review and delighted that you enjoyed the Tour so much. Plenty of hidden gems in the Old Town of Edinburgh. I thoroughly enjoyed both you companies and would be delighted if you came back to Auld Reekie again. Best wishes Stuart U.
star-5
Incredible Tour With A Historical Figure
NJ_D
, Jun 2021
What made this an experience I will never forget is that Stuart Usher was my guide. His great family donated the landmark Usher Hall to the City Of Edinburgh before being embezzled by a network of lawyers etc. I thoroughly recommend Stuart’s book which has featured on TV. His deep love for the city and the passion which with he explains the history of this magical city is an experience that will always stay with me. It was like doing a tour of Prague with a descendent of Mozart or touring Paris with a Royalfamily member. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear NJ-D Great thanks to you for your v fulsome Review of the great Tour we had together. You flatter me..... Mozart was a genius and I have never been that. He was an incredible man and such a pity that he died so young at the pinnacle of his musical powers. I would love to host you again!? How about a Private Tour alone with me? We could then go to the other parts of Edinburgh which you have not yet visited. Many thanks again. Stuart U
star-5
I recommend them 100%!
Jessa_J
, May 2021
My friends and I joined this tour in May 2021 and it exceeded our expectations. Stuart was very lovely and knows each corner of Edinburgh. The 3hr walking tour is worth every second of it. This is a must have when visiting Edinburgh, I recommend them 100%!

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