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Robert (BOB)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hi my name is Robert (Bob) and I would love to show you the major sights of my wonderful city, but I also want to show you parts of Edinburgh that tourists never get to see.

I have been an Edinburgh Licensed Taxi Driver for 34 years and A TOUR GUIDE for 31years. I am the author of a taxi driver's guide to the city and I published a column for a national magazine for many years. I am currently a tutor on a further education course for trainee tour guides, a tutor at a Knowledge school for potential taxi drivers, and currently working on a book "History of the Taxi Trade in Edinburgh" as well as one looking at the changes in social conditions in the city.

You will tour the city with me in a traditional London taxi known all over the world as a British icon

You set the pace of the tour and each tour can be tailored to suit you and your particular interests. Our tours are from two hours to three days and everything in between.

Photo opportunities and comfort stops on request

Vehicle used can accommodate wheelchair user

Below is just a small sample of what I offer - Tours can be arranged to suit individual needs and interests.

A Recent Review of this guide

We had a fantastic day with Bob! He took us to the Castle and told us about it giving us stories of the inhabitants and towns people. We enjoyed learning about the Royal Mile from a humorous perspective. Bob was accommodating, personable, and flexible. Prior to our tour he quickly answered my emails. He arranged a van/ driver to accommodate our party of 7 which was perfect for touring and our driver, Alex, drove us safely to our destinations. Bob's friendly manor and humor made this tour a delightful time
Laurie M.

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Tour Guide
Licensed Taxi Driver
Columnist
Author
Tutor

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Tours by Robert (BOB)

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Edinburgh Old Town Private Tour

The Royal Mile and Grassmarket with your own private local guide

184 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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St. Andrews Falkland Palace and East,...

Full day touring around importance places in Edinburgh with a private,...

640 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Private Walking tour: The Royal Mile

Get to know must seen places in Edinburgh with a local guide

232 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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