Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, St Giles and various closes on the way
Visit Edinburgh Castle, with tour and free time , then slowly down the Royal Mile, stopping at St Giles Cathedral for a private guided tour. Also enter several of the Closes (alleys) that Edinburgh is famed for. Have lunch and then continue down to Holyrood Palace for guided tour if time permits or photo opportunity.
I will pick you up at your hotel at 9. 30am, assuming your hotel is within a mile of the castle (approx) and go by taxi up to the castle. Then a tour of the castle (about 2 hours) followed by walking down the Royal Mile, going in to closes such as Lady Stair's to learn the local history of the Old Town.
Then lunch, followed by guided tour of St Giles Cathedraland continue down the Royal Mile going into Canongate Kirk, if open, then Dunbar's Close. After that, down to White Horse Close, then either entry to Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence when she is in town, if it is open and there is time, or a photo opportunity outside. Then a taxi back to your hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship shore landing point
End location: end location is your hotel or cruise ship shore landing point
Duration: 8 hours
Although this is a walking tour, it will start and end with a transfer by taxi to and from the Royal Mile
My services as Guide
Taxi from your hotel to the castle, and taxi from Palace to your hotel
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 £ - Per head -- Entry fees for Castle and Palace (if open), lunch,
entrance fees and lunch
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Hugh was a very knowledgeable guide. He knows the nooks and crannies of the city which was fun to see with him. He was flexible and accommodating. Thanks for showing us around.