This popular small group tour is led by Stuart Usher, a highly recommended and knowledgeable tour guide. This Edinburgh tour covers most of the major historical sites of interest available.
The tour begins at Usher Hall, gifted to Edinburgh and Scotland by Stuart Usher's family. Stuart presents his extensive knowledge of Edinburgh's history, architecture, and famous people in an informative, personable, enjoyable, and humorous manner.
Visit the famous Royal Mile and other sites while Stuart keeps you amused and entertained with stories of famous characters associated with Edinburgh. Enjoy anecdotes about characters such as the great historical romance author, Sir Walter Scott; inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell; creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; writer of the original Jekyll and Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson; and Deacon Brodie.
Some of the buildings associated with these characters and other major historical sites of interest will be visited, including the beautiful St. Giles Cathedral. In the world famous National Galleries, view paintings from old masters such as Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Raphael, Titian, and others, while Stuart gives his personal insights into the paintings.
Join this one-of-a-kind Glasgow tour that offers unique insight into Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
Reviewer: Tom O'Brien
Mr. Stuart Usher was our guide on this most interesting walking tour of Old Edinburgh. He was a wealth of knowledge on the city's history and imparted many nuggets I'm sure were on no other tour! I highly recommend his tour. He is a legend! Scheduling Note: This tour started at 2 PM and (unbeknownst to me) was scheduled to finish at 5 PM. The ship was anchored out and I had instructions to ""not miss"" the last coach back to the tender pier leaving downtown at 4:30 PM. So, I had to cut short my participation in Mr. Usher's excellent tour and ""sprint"" back to the pick up point. Made it with two minutes to spare -- and then the coach was 35 mins. late! (Edinburgh traffic on a Fri. afternoon.) The ship did not sail without us! -- You probably need a good four hours in Edinburgh to enjoy Mr. Usher's tour to the fullest. May depend on tides. It's a highly recommended tour. There were only three of us on this tour, so had opportunities to ask lots of questions.