Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh: Secrets of Royal Mile

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From $192.01

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a private walking tour of Edinburgh, designed for first-time visitors, with a private guide.

On your tour, your guide will help you orient yourself in the Old Town, showing you the best spots for iconic pictures, pointing out the highlights, and giving you the best tips and tricks for visiting the highlights. Your guide will also give you the historical context of the ancient city, including taking you past St Giles Cathedral, which has been at the heart of Christianity in Scotland for more than nine centuries.

You’ll see Victoria Street, City Chambers, the Royal Mile, and finish at Calton Hill, where we recommend you climb up for even more breathtaking views of the city.

What's Included

A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group

Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

What's Not Included

Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way

Gratuities (optional)

Hotel pickup/drop-off

Transportation on the day (if required)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Old Town
Enjoy the walking tour of old town Edinburgh with your private licensed guide.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Vennel Viewpoint Edinburgh Castle
Enjoy a breathtaking view Vennel Viewpoint, a great place to take a picture of Edinburgh Castle.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palace of Holyroodhouse
Admire the Palace of Holyroodhouse and hear about political controversy outside the Scottish Parliament.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

John Knox House Museum
Walk by the historic John Knox House and hear about the history.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Royal Mile
Walk along the iconic Royal Mile, and discuss the history of Edinburgh.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Walk by Victoria Street and see one of the most photographed locations in the city and hear about Harry Potter stories. Visit St Giles Cathedral, founded in 1124 by King David I with its famed crown spire, and end your tour outside the entrance of Calton Hill, which you can climb up to explore at your own leisure.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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