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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Usher Hall
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Edinburgh Guided Tour
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Edinburgh Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 4
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 5
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    New Town
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 7
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Scottish National Gallery
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    The Usher Hall
    Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
    We can meet you at your city-centre hotel if you wish.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if requested
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Cost of food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair possible but there are hills and steps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
104Reviews
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William H wrote a review Sep 2020
Oswestry, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
An excellent way to learn about the history of Edinburgh. Stuart is extremely knowledgeable whilst also being very friendly and easy going. He informs without lecturing and is so relaxed that you do not realise that you have just spent over three hours walking the streets of
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded Sep 20, 2020
Dear Peter and Jane Thank you very much for your marvellous Review. I recall you both well and that I enjoyed both your companies very much indeed. I am sure that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Edinburgh to the hilt and also that you tried some of my suggestions as to what to visit. I do hope that you went to Surgeons Hall as well. This Hall was the final destination of the infamous Burke and Hare's victims! You must visit our fair city again some day. We would be delighted to host you again. Best wishes Stuart U
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Nicole C wrote a review Feb 2020
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Stuart kindly offered to take myself and our colleagues on short walking tours at some of the most historic sights right on our doorstep! We enjoyed getting some fresh air and learning about the rich history our home city has to offer, albeit being a little/very windy and rainy
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear Nicole Thank you so much for your marvellous Review. You can say that again about the rotten weather., Phew! I also enjoyed the bracing walks up Calton Hill and the good company of your staff. We all learnt a lot and had a good laugh at the same time. Nicole, you are more than welcome to contact us again for more walks with your excellent and cheerful staff. Best wishes Stuart U
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Kieren wrote a review Feb 2020
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Fun and informative tour. Stuart was a very knowledgeable guide with heaps of charisma, and added the perfect amount of humour that kept us all thoroughly entertained! Thanks!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Dear Kieren. Many thanks indeed for your superlative Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Tour with us so much. A dash of humour also adds so much to the whole experience. How about another visit to Edinburgh? Best wishes Stuart U.
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ben de Drez wrote a review Feb 2020
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Ballade passionnante avec Usher senior: in a very understandable English he described us the story of old town and Edinburgh castle. Highly recommended my two 17th years old daughters like it very much. !!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded Feb 15, 2020
Dear Bendedrez Merci beaucoup for your marvellous Review of your Tour avec moi. For my part I really enjoyed your and your tres charmant daughters' companies very much. So enthusiastic and responsive. Remember to bring GLOVES the next time you visit Edinburgh. Au Revoir et Bon Voyage! Stuart U
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Chaylee K wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia5 contributions11 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tour with Stuart Usher. Stuart’s wide-ranging insights into life in Edinburgh over the last millennium even succeeded in captivating the 16-year-old! A wonderful glimpse of the architecture of the old, new and new new towns, accompanied by a
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Stuart U, Manager at Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded Dec 23, 2019
Dear Chaylee Many thanks for your superlative Review of our most enjoyable Tour together. I am also delighted that your 16 yo also really enjoyed it. You and Jack must be so proud of your three most beautiful daughters. You got a bit cold but actually you can thank your lucky stars that it was not at all cold for this time of year in Edinburgh! I very much enjoyed ALL your companies and the searching questions you ALL asked. You really must come again to Edinburgh. Best wishes Stuart U.
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Outstanding small group tour.
A strong 5 star rating for the small group tour with Stuart. He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Stuar
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Very informative and enjoyable tour!
Visited Edinburgh recently and booked this tour. Learnt a lot about Edinburgh and the main attractions and would de
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AnnaD6147FJ
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Excellent professional tour of royal mile
My husband and I throughly enjoyed the tour of the Royal Mile yesterday. The weather was perfect for walking and we
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Cara B
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Amazing
Stuart was a lovely, charming and very informative tour guide. The 3 hours flew by and we learnt so much about Edin
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Dylaneuro6
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Edinburgh walking
Stuart are guide was a fountain of knowledge on the history of Edinburgh excellence guide and a superb raconteur
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dimitryrus
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Thank you so much for this great walk
We were really glad to have a walk with Mister Stuart Usher, it was a pleasure to get so much information about bea
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smadge37
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Wonderful Overview of Edinburgh
Great experience (COVID-19 meant there was only two of us) - felt like I had a private tour of Old Town - very know
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whitneyluebbers
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Highlight of Edinburgh!
We schedule this tour for our first day in Edinburgh and it was wonderful! It ended up being just us on the tour an
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Anne E
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Excellent private tour
We previously enjoyed a private tour with Stuart Usher so much so that we returned in February 2020 with a couple o
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M5454BI_
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Must to do in Edinburgh
That was a really great experience in Edinburgh. The tour is highly recommended even if you English is not perfect.
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Martin F
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Great info
Thanks for the wealth of information, so worthwhile and lots of additional great ideas for the rest of our few days
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Paradise42136
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Hidden gems
Alison is a fabulous knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who took us in and out of courtyards and alleyways we wou
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pabate_18
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Perfect way to start your trip!
Stuart is a delight. I went straight on the tour after a flight in. You could not feel jet-lag when he is touring y
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795whitk
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The best
Fantastic tour, the weather was awful so many people didn't show up and it was just the 2 of us. However, Richard a
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Nancy G
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Excellent day tour
This was a very informative and interesting tour of Edinburgh. Our guide was the son of the man in the picture. Wou
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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