Edinburgh Guided Tour

Private & Group Walking Tours of Edinburgh, Scotland

Motorised tours of the Highlands

#5 in the World for Cultural Experiences

Great news! TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award has ranked Edinburgh Guided Tour at number 5 in the world for cultural experiences.

 

 

“Edinburgh is the most beautiful of all the capitals of Europe.” – the English Poet, Sir John Betjeman

“Edinburgh is a mad god’s dream.” – the Scottish Poet, Hugh Macdiarmid

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The Ushers of Edinburgh

Stuart and Richard’s family roots are steeped in the history of both Edinburgh and Scotland. Stuart’s great-grandfather, Sir John Usher Bt., and his great-great uncle, Andrew Usher, introduced blended whisky to the world. In fact, Andrew is widely acknowledged as the Father of the blended Scotch whisky industry.

Andre-Usher

Andrew Usher, father of the modern Scottish whisky industry

The Walking Tour

Start your holiday with us and let us give you inside knowledge on what to see, where to go, and things to do.

We normally start the Walking Tour at the Usher Hall, Scotland’s premier concert hall. It was donated to the city in 1896 by Andrew Usher.

Try our Group Walking Tours, They have an absolute maximum of 10 walkers to ensure you have a first-class experience. We feel strongly that tours of 30, 40 or 50 more, just cannot give you the same experience.

Alternatively, with our Private Walking Tours, your party are the only ones on the walk.

Edinburgh Guided Tour is currently ranked number 3 out of 367 Edinburgh tours on Trip Advisor; an exceptional performance for our small tour company.

And, even better, in 2019 TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards has us ranked at #5 in the world for cultural experiences!

​It’s fair to say that we are unspeakably proud to be awarded such an accolade. Even fairer to say that a dram or two was raised!

Tours by Car

We are immensely proud to introduce one-day Motorised Tours (i.e. Tours in our Mercedes), through Edinburgh and beyond, with Dr. Alison Duncan.

​Alison is a Scotland expert and professional historian and she can make the wonders of Scottish History come alive in front of your eyes, as she takes you on one of her fabulous one-day tours.

She has carefully selected a range of motorised tours that encapsulate the best of Edinburgh and far beyond. She will showcase the amazing history of our region.

​This is an experience not to be missed!

​Please click on one of the tours by car in the menu above and you will find full details of each of her tours.

Alison, Stuart and Richard.
They are ready and willing to give you a magical tour!

Rated "Excellent" by 545+ Travellers!

Great Experience in Edinburgh

"As a first time visitor to Edinburgh I thought I knew a little about Scottish history. I was wrong. Stuart Usher’s 3-hour walking tour was a treasure trove of history, local color, and entertainment. It was a thoroughly enjoyable 3 hours that flew by. I would definitely recommend this tour."

– Jeanne G. via TripAdvisor
Superb. A must.

"Simply put if you are making your first visit to Edinburgh, as my wife and I did in early August, this is an absolute must. We had already spent several days in Edinburgh before our tour but it opened up our eyes to many hidden surprises and insights. We then spent the next several days delving deeper into areas initially introduced to us by this tour."

– Steve S. via TripAdvisor
A brilliant adventure

"What a wonderful way to orientate yourself around this magical city and learn of its deep, rich history. Richard was incredibly engaging, knowledgeable and so personable, (remembering everyone’s names). His sarcasm and quick wittedness was gold. Highly recommend this small scale, very manageable walk."

– 509Fiona via TripAdvisor
Best walking tour ever

"Despite torrential rain our three hour walking tour was fantastic. Stuart took us to places most tourists would miss. He also gave us hints of things we could do ourselves. If you only do one walking tour this is the one to do."

– CEC939 via TripAdvisor
Fascinating and Amusing

"We did a private tour which was led but Stuart Usher. Stuart made the history of the city come alive with fascinating stories and amusing anecdotes. It was a 4 hour tour but the time passed quickly and the tour was well paced. Highly recommended."

– pointyendpreferred via TripAdvisor