Edinburgh Old Town Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

65468


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

The Royal Mile and Grassmarket with your own private local guide


See the main sites and the hidden treasures
See (exterior only) and learn about the history of Edinburgh Castle. to the Palace of Holyrood House (exterior only) The Grand Old Duke of York, and 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. 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.
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
This is a family fun tour suitable for all ages

Itinerary

From Edinburgh Castle to the Queen's official residence the Palace of Holyrood House. 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's of Burke and Hare murderers but known as grave robbers, the Porteous Riots Half Hangit Maggie Dickson and the heart warming tale of the faithful dog 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.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Clients Central City Hotel

End location: Hotel

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Iconic London Taxi

What’s Included

Services of your own Personal Tour Guide
Tour in an Iconic London Black Taxi
Full Historical explanation at each stop
Pick up and return to your central Edinburgh Hotel
Photo stops along the route

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Pounds - a small amount for a cup of coffee if desired

What’s Extra

Any Entry Fees

A Recent Review of this tour

It was perfect for me because I have limited mobility.
Barbara McCuiston

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