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Private Black Taxi Tour of Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh in an iconic London taxi with qualified tour guide. This is a family friendly tour, with lots of photo stops, all in the comfort of your own private tour vehicle.

From a Queen's castle to a witches well, this tour has something for everyone to see. From the moment you settle back into the taxi your driver/ guide is there to show and explain Edinburgh to you.

See (exterior only) and learn about the history of Edinburgh Castle. Visit the site of public executions. Hear the chilling story of Burke and Hare, the famous murderers, but they were known as grave robbers. Listen to stories about Half Hangit Maggie Dickson and the Greyfriars Bobby The Grand Old Duke of York, find out why the Royal Mile got its name, hear about the wizard Major Weir the notorious Deacon Brodie, the beautiful Lady Stair and the tragic Mary Queen of Scots. Follow in the footsteps of the famous, the rich, finding out about the history of Edinburgh, the monuments, the ghosts, the witches and of course about Scots whisky.

See the National War Memorial. Hear the story of Mons Meg, of Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, the Gordon Highlanders

Pricing

4 hours £365.00


The Ultimate Private Black Taxi Edinburgh Tour

Explore Edinburgh for the whole day in an iconic London taxi with a qualified tour guide. See all the major Edinburgh sites and a lot more. This is a family friendly tour, with lots of photo stops, in the comfort of your own private tour vehicle.

Explore Edinburgh for the whole day in an iconic London taxi with a qualified tour guide. See all the major Edinburgh sites and a lot more. This is a family friendly tour, with lots of photo stops, in the comfort of your own private tour vehicle.

Visit the village where Robert Louis Stevenson played as a boy. See the places that became his inspiration in his novels. Take photographs of The Forth Rail Bridge and the remains of the Roman Fort at Cramond. Hear about Sir George MacRae and the professional footballers who joined his battalion to fight on the Somme.

See Edinburgh Castle. Your Guide will explain the great history of the Castle to you before allowing you to stroll around inside the Castle (entrance fee extra). The Grand Old Duke of York, find out why the Royal Mile got its name, hear about the wizard Major Weir the notorious Deacon Brodie, the beautiful Lady Stair and the tragic Mary Queen of Scots. Visit the scene of the Begbie murder and the Porteous Riot.

Visit the site of public executions. Hear the chilling story of Burke and Hare murderers but known as grave robbers, Half Hangit Maggie Dickson and the Greyfriars Bobby.Tour the World Heritage site find out the need for a new town and its influence. The Disruption of the Church and the formation of the Free Church the characters Earl Haig, Henry Melville, Henry Brougham, James Clerk Maxwell, Sir Nigel Gresley. Take a photo outside the school were James Bond attended and where Sean Connery delivered the milk.

Hear the intriguing story of the Moor of Morrocco and the tragic story of James MacIvor. Learn about David Hume philosopher Adam Smith economist, Elsie Inglis nursing pioneer find out why Britannia was on British coins up to decimalisation and who was she. James Braidwood fire fighter who started London Fire Brigade Characters George Heriot, Peter Williamson (Indian Peter) Lord Monboddo. Why is a gun fired every day (except Sunday) at one oclock. Visit the place that became the inspiration for Treasure Island. Hear About Deacon Brodie inspiration for Dr. Jekll & Mr Hyde.Find out why the Town Council built a church to block view of Sir Walter Scott’s vision for schooling. See the Macia Blaine School for Girls as in film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and of course the places that J.K.Rowling lived, worked and wrote Harry Potter in


Pricing

Lunch during the day is in a 300 year old pub (own expense).
£535.00

Capital Taxi Tours, established in 1976, the original London black taxi private tour company. Fully licensed, experienced, and knowledgable tour guides. Enjoy a personalised themed tour of London and the UK from the comfort of an iconic black taxi.

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