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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
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
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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
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


  • "The buses do not give change back so be sure you have the correct coins." See review
  • "It rained the entire time we were walking around, so I would recommend bringing an umbrella just in case." See review
  • "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

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Historic Edinburgh
Susan_E
, Mar 2020
Richard was an excellent guide, taking us to parts of the old town which we had never visited before, or even knew existed. The warming hot chocolate in Deacon Brodie’s cafe, hidden away off the Lawnmarket, was very welcome. Lots of tales of old Edinburgh kept us entertained throughout the walk.
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Entertaining introduction to Royal Mile
Melissa H
, Jan 2020
Stuart was an engaging guide who gave a great introduction to the Royal Mile. He was also helpful pointing out things we may want to return to later in our visit, as well as good places to shop for authentic souvenirs. We really appreciated his knowledge of things along the Royal Mile as well as his recommendations for further exploration.
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Excellent and Witty Walking Tour
BrittLD
, Dec 2019
We had an amazing walking tour with Stuart Usher, who is quite the character. Our 3-hour walking tour started at Usher Hall, note the family name, and we were lucky in that the other participants didn’t show up, so we had the pleasure of a private tour with Stuart. We walked up past the castle and spent most of the tour in the Old Town. Stuart was a great guide, extremely knowledgeable about Scotland and Edinburgh’s history, and many other topics, for that matter. We especially loved the stop at the café, where we continued to hear stories of Edinburgh’s notorious Deacon Brody. Stuart provided us with a great history of the city, and his witty storytelling was a highlight of the tour. I highly recommend spending a couple hours with Stuart, he’ll completely enchant you.
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Eclectic but engaging
piopolo
, Nov 2019
A bit of a wander, on the surface, but on the whole tour was a good mix of historical detail, literary reference, and geography of the city. Guide is a bit of a character but engaging and well versed in the little details that make the city come more alive.
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Royal Mile Walking Tour - Edinburgh
Beverley H
, Sep 2019
We had an excellent tour Guide - "Richard" who made the walk very enjoyable and entertaining - we learned lots and our guide made it fun.
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Richard was great-
K5734QOandrewg
, Sep 2019
This was a pleasure for our first day in Edinburgh The tout was a small group that met at a convenient location Richard was very knowledgeable and a delightful local host for his city The tour was comprehensive and fun
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Walking tour with Richard Usher
jamesbaysoncpa
, Sep 2019
Extremely knowledgeable with a wonderful sense of humor. Brought the old town section of Edinburgh alive.
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Awesome tour of a beautiful city
kathesw
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed a 10 person ( HOW did he remember our names??) walking tour with Robert and it was a marvelous introduction to beautiful Edinburgh. My husband is an architect and especially enjoyed Robert's architectural and historic knowledge of the city. He pointed out all the characteristics that make Edinburgh so unusual, quirky and beautiful. We saw things, learned history and heard anecdotes I am sure we never would have enjoyed on other tours. He also recommended restaurants and reputable cashmere shops along The Mile. I highly recommend and would do again if I am so fortunate to return to Edinburgh. Many thanks from Gene and Kathé!
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Edinburgh with an expert
Fearless35395083580
, Aug 2019
Richard was an excellent professional guide. Tour was great and covered a lot of history and made Edinburgh more interesting. Answered all questions and had a lot of background. Great tour worth every penny.
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Awesome!
Clare T
, Aug 2019
This was a great walking tour of Edinburgh and got us off the Royal Mile and into the other important areas of town. Richard was our guide and told fascinating stories that you won't read in history books. I highly recommend this tour and it is limited to 10 people, so you will be able to keep up and hear everything!

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