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Edinburgh: City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Edinburgh Guided Tour

Edinburgh: City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Edinburgh Guided Tour

From US$ 240.20 per group up to 10

Get an authentic look at Scotland with a private guide on this walking tour through Edinburgh. Explore the Old and New Town as you learn about the city's history, culture, and significant figures.

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Duration 3.5 - 8 hours
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  • See the highlights of Edinburgh on a walking tour guided by an expert local
  • Enjoy a customisable half-day or full-day walking tour
  • Explore the sights of the Old and the New Towns of Edinburgh
Full description

Discover Edinburgh’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage on a small and intimate walking tour guided by one of the most knowledgeable locals possible.

Stuart or Richard Usher, of Scotland's famous and historic House of Usher, or professional historians Dr Alison Duncan and David Forsyth, will guide you through this beautiful city.

You’ll see many of the city’s highlights, including Usher Hall and Edinburgh Castle (exterior). You’ll walk along the Royal Mile, view St. Giles Cathedral (exterior), and visit several of Edinburgh's famous landmarks.

Your guide has an extensive knowledge of Edinburgh's history and architecture and the many famous people that the city has produced over the centuries. They will share their knowledge with you in an informative, personable, and enjoyable manner. Have no fear, as it won't all be serious stuff.

You will visit the Grassmarket, a place of thriving activity where street performers and buskers abound and home, since the 1400s, to merchants and street traders.

Discover John Knox's House & Scottish Storytelling Centre

Also, you will see Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens, the Scott Monument, George Street and St Andrews Square.

As an added perk, customize the tour to your liking and you can be met at your city-centre hotel and finish the tour at a destination of your choice.

  • Private walking tour
  • Expert tour guide
  • See the famous sights on the Royal Mile
  • Learn about Edinburgh Castle and St Giles Cathedral
  • Visit the Writers' Museum
  • Visit the Grassmarket
  • Visit John Knox's House & Scottish Storytelling Centre
  • Cross over and into the New Town
  • Visit St. Andrew Square & George Street (Edinburgh's Oxford Street)
  • Entry into Usher Hall
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
  • Entry into St Giles

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Meeting point

The meeting point is outside the central entrance of the Usher Hall in Lothian Road

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • The Scottish climate can be unpredictable
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August 20, 2018

Product ID: 28123