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Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour provided by Edinburgh Guided Tour

Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This private guided walk with our unique guides, Stuart Usher or his son, Richard Usher, will both entertain and enthral your group. Your party (up to 10 people) will be the only visitors on the walk. Stuart's family have historic connections with Edinburgh (his great-great Uncle, Andrew Usher, donated the magnificent Usher Hall to the city, where the tour normally starts) and his deep knowledge of the city's cultural, historical and architectural aspects means he has a unique perspective. You can book a morning tour (9.30am to 1.00pm), an afternoon tour (2.00pm to 5.30pm) or our full-day tour (9.30am to 4.30pm) You can have flexibility on itinerary should you choose, e.g. if you have special interests in certain aspects of Edinburgh, and we can even arrange a starting point to suit you (e.g. your hotel) as long as it is in the city-centre.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8613P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if requested
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Cost of food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please meet our guide in the lobby of your hotel
  • The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK Please meet your guide outside the central entrance of the Usher Hall.
  • Princes Street, Princes St, Edinburgh, UK Tour will normally end near the Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens but we can vary that to end at e.g. guest's hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair possible but there are hills and steps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if requested
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Cost of food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please meet our guide in the lobby of your hotel
  • The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK Please meet your guide outside the central entrance of the Usher Hall.
  • Princes Street, Princes St, Edinburgh, UK Tour will normally end near the Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens but we can vary that to end at e.g. guest's hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Princes Street, Princes St, Edinburgh, UK Tour will normally end near the Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens but we can vary that to end at e.g. guest's hotel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair possible but there are hills and steps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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
    See details
  • 2
    Edinburgh Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 5
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    New Town
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Scottish National Gallery
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Princes Street
    Princes St, Edinburgh, UK
    Tour will normally end near the Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens but we can vary that to end at e.g. guest's hotel
    See address & details
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Riddhi Sarkar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
Oct 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful walk across Edinburgh with Stuart, who is the pioneer of Edinburgh's art, culture and history. We exchanged plenty of interesting knowledge and insights during what was a memorable tour. Thank you very much Stuart.
Written 14 October 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Riddhi Thank you v much for your marvellous Review. We had a great Tour and I am v pleased that you enjoyed it so much. I still maintain that Hanuman is my favourite Hindu God! Please come again someday. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 15 October 2021
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annette R
Sheffield, UK49 contributions
Sep 2021
Just returned from an enjoyable three hours tour of Edinburgh with Stuart. It was great to hear so many stories and Stuart was very knowledgeable on historical events in the city. I learnt much about the wonderful buildings /people of this wonderful City.His witty humour went down a treat…see you again I am sure. Thankyou
Written 12 September 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Annette Thank you so much for your marvellous Review and that you enjoyed the Tour so much. I likewise enjoyed your company and am delighted that you enjoyed my humour. Tours laced with humour makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable. I look very much forward to seeing you again. MMore jokes about George Porgy?!! Best wishes Stuart Usher.
Written 18 September 2021
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Pavel B
London, UK6 contributions
Jul 2021
Great tour, Stuart was fun and engaging. A lovely way to start our Edinburgh adventure. Loved a brief history of the beautiful city.
Written 1 September 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Baska Thank you for your great Review and delighted that you loved the History of Edinburgh. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 9 September 2021
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Urs A
1 contribution
Aug 2021
My wife and me enjoyed a 3 hours walking tour trough the old and new town of Edinburgh guided by Stuart. What a pleasure! Stuart gave us many insides of Edinburgh related to history, art and people. A great way to discover Edinburgh. Thanks Stuart!
Written 27 August 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Urs Thank you very much indeed for your superlative Review of the most pleasant Tour we had together. I am sure that you both had a wonderful haggis at that restaurant in Cockburn Street and that you ehjoyed the rest of the day. Best wishes Stuart.
Written 28 August 2021
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Harry H
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
I loved listening to Stuart’s vast amount of knowledge. Really interesting, warm man. My kids loved it too and my eldest son found it really beneficial for his studies.
Was so sad when it ended. Would recommend for all ages.
Written 25 August 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Harry Thank you so much for your wonderful Review and delighted that your kids also enjoyed the Tour. I always try to include the kids as much as possible and often find them responsive and then becoming more and more interested to find out more. You must all come again, with your kids, some day. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 26 August 2021
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Helen H
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very enjoyable walking tour . A lot of history which I wasn’t too much interested in but nevertheless enjoyable and saw stead we wouldn’t have found . Alison , the tour guide was great and interesting. Only 4 of us on the tour so very personal.
Written 22 August 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Helen Thank you very much for your marvellous Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Alison's company and found the Tour so personable. Please come again some day. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 26 August 2021
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Harielle A
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
Great tour. Got so much information. Stuart really kept us entertained and informed. Would highly recommend
Written 25 July 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Hariellea Many thanks for your marvellous Review and recommending us. Haste ye back to old Edinburgh. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 26 July 2021
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Peyton V
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Stuart was AMAZING loved him so much, he knew so much and was actually the sweeetest ever! Great start to our trip
Written 24 July 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Peyton Thank you for your lovely Review and wonderful that you felt that it was a great start to your trip. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Edinburgh. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 26 July 2021
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shay
London, UK2 contributions
Stuart was amazing! He was so kind and so informative. We were only visiting Edinburgh for the weekend, but I felt like we saw so much & learned so much! Will definitely recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh :)
Written 24 July 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Shaykh Thanks very much for your wonderful Review. Delighted that you learnt so much in the short time you were in Edinburgh. We look forward to seeing you again some day. Best wishes Stuart.
Written 26 July 2021
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Joan
4 contributions
Jul 2021
A very knowledgable guide. Learnt historical facts about Edinburgh and saw some very interesting places.
Written 3 July 2021
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Stuart U
Dear Joan Thank you for your Review and delighted that you learnt more about Edinburgh on our Tour. Best wishes Stuart U
Written 6 July 2021
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Absolutely brilliant
I had the best day today - chilly but well worth the effort. Stuart knows his stuff and is so interesting to listen
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Intriguing, informative, and amazing!
Alison was our tour guide and she was amazing!!! Her tone of voice, her stories, even her books gave this tour so m
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Amazing Tour
My friend and I booked this tour with Stuart Usher after reading about his family's link to Edinburgh. He is an abs
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Our first visit and not likely to be our last
Having never been to Edinburgh before it was a very good introduction. Alison was so passionate and knowledgable- m
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Great Edinburgh Introduction
Stuart Usher was a great guide. He gave us a superb introduction to sites and the history of Edinburgh and Scotlan
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Wonderful tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with our knowledgeable guide Alison. We especially enjoyed the back streets
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Edinburgh Guided Walking Tour
Excellent! Stuart was simultaneously charming and interesting. Entire family enjoyed the tour. Great for families
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A hugely interesting and entertaining morning
A fantastic morning spent with a truly fascinating and charming gentleman. Stuart has an encyclopaedic knowledge of
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You must go
Everything was very good as Mr Usher is very nice gentlemen, full of knowledge and we could listen him for hours. T
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Highlight of Edinburgh
One of the highlights of our 3 day trip to Edinburgh! We thoroughly enjoyed all of Stuart’s stories and his witty s
Aleco140
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Informative and Relaxed Tour
Very interesting tour taken at a good pace, plenty of opportunities to stop and ask additional questions. We had St
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The ideal introduction to Edinburgh.
Stuart Usher’s walking tour of Edinburgh was the perfect start to my 3 way stay in Scotland’s capital. His encyclop
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Edinburgh Tour
Lots of historical background and rather enjoyable. It was an Oldtown tour which helped me become more familiar wit
Gerry M
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Informative and Fun
A fun, entertaining and enthralling trip through Edinburgh with a gentleman who clearly enjoys what he does. Would
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Marvellous introduction to Edinburgh
A marvellous three hour walk with Stuart covered Scottish history, architecture, politics and culture, with digress
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