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Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Valid: 48 hours
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See all Edinburgh’s attractions from the comfort of a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus and get free entry to 3 royal attractions with a 48-hour Royal…

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Edinburgh: Old Town Historical Walking Tour

Duration: 90 minutes
Small group
219 Reviews

We think the best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet. Where the buses can’t take you, and the guide books don’t show you is where our…

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Full-Day Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour

Duration: 9 hours
64 Reviews

Take a stunning tour around the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, visit a whiskey distillery and experience the world renowned Edinburgh Military…

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Friendly, honest, informative tour, without theatrics

Truly one of the most enjoyable tours I have participated in. The group was small (five people - says never more than 10), the guide a local (member of the Usher family, who have lived in Edinburgh for several generations, at least, and so very knowledgeable. The two other tours I had in Edinburgh were led by foreigners, who focused on acting and theatrics to tell stories, as opposed to just relating facts and information. Further, the Usher's will adjust their tour based upon the needs and desires of their participants, as opposed to a canned script. Recommend the Usher's tour to anyone truly interested in learning about Edinburgh in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A+ in my book!

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Michael, 02/25/2018

Perfectly tailored to our expectations...

Our guide, Gordon, was personable, funny and interesting and knew an incredible amount about the history of Edinburgh and Scotland. He started by asking us exactly what we hoped to get out of the tour and adapted as required. We were full of questions and he always knew the answers as well as having many interesting or amusing anecdotes that made the tour more interesting than being told a stream of dates and facts. We had a tremendous time and couldn't have asked for a better guide. Thanks Gordon!

Edinburgh: Private Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Lulu, 04/04/2019

Very interesting and fun tour through the Royal Mile of Edinburgh

Our guide Martin was very knowledgable and related all the little details and secrets in a very entertaining and imaginable way. He also answered all the questions even if not directly related to the stops of the tour. We learned a lot about Edinburgh and common phrases that originate in the "smelly" history of the city. We did the tour including the castle that started at 10am and it was perfectly timed to witness the 1 o'clock cannon shot in the castle itself.

Edinburgh: Old Town Historical Walking Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/30/2017

Good start to our short break in Edinburgh

We arrived in the city from London around 10.30 and booked this 1.30 tour as we couldn't get into our hotel room till 2pm. Having dumped our bags at the hotel we proceed to Mercat Cross just of the Royal Mile and enjoyed a 90 min tour informing us of a lot of the street history in a potted form. Good informative start to our mini 5 day break

Edinburgh: Old Town Historical Walking Tour Reviewed by Lin, 12/07/2018

Very original with a lot of insight walking tour

Thank you Richard for the walk and you insights in Edinburghs history, geography and gastronomic. We tried the food and the Last Drop today and it was very very good - especially the chocolate brownie at the end. One of the best I have had - and none of them was ever in a pub. Many thanks again.

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Julia, 07/29/2018