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The Ultimate Private Black Taxi Edinburgh Tour

Capital Taxi Tours

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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.

About This Deal

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.

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

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up from Central Edinburgh Hotels and address's. Small charge for pick up at airport and sea ports


  • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland


  • Leith Docks Man, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JH, UK

Departure Time
9:00 AM

8 hours

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Capital Taxi Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Need To Know

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.