Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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.

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3 hours 30 minutes


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off if requested
    • Private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Cost of food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Edinburgh Guided Tour, Lothian Road Central Entrance of Usher Hall, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland

    The starting point of the tour (if not your hotel) is the splendid Usher Hall, a wonderful Concert Hall gifted to the city by Stuart Usher's great-great-uncle. We do not normally go inside.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

    Gusts will see the majestic Edinburgh Castle (exterior only) and your guide will talk you through its tumultuous history and the lives of the many Scottish Kings and Queens who lived there. If you wish to see inside the castle this can be arranged but there will be an extra charge (£19 per head) for admission.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

    Walk with our accredited guide throughout the many 'closes' and 'wynds' of Edinburgh's Old Town and see the buildings associated with many seminal moments in Scottish history.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

    Walk with our accredited guide throughout the many 'closes' and 'wynds' of Edinburgh's Royal Mile in the 'Old Town' and see the buildings associated with many seminal moments in Scottish history.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

    Guests can visit inside the cathedral which is the 'mother church' of Presbyterianism. Stunning architecture and amazing internal detail.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: New Town, Edinburgh Scotland

    On the full-day tour, see the splendid 18th-century architecture of this Unesco Designated World Heritage Site that boasts the largest continuous expanse of Georgian-era buildings in the world

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

    On the full-day tour, guests will see and hear about this Palace which is the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. You would not normally go inside but this can be arranged (admission £17 per head).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Scotland

    Normally visited if weather inclement but it is the client's choice whether or not to go in and see the splendid array of 'old masters'.

    Duration: 50 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, UK
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please meet our guide in the lobby of your hotel
    Return Detail :
    Princes Street, Princes St, Edinburgh, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Edinburgh Guided Tour

Activity ID: V-8613P2

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