The Scottish Borders: Private Edinburgh Day Trip in a London Taxi Private Tour

Embark on private day trip to the Scottish Borders in an iconic London Taxi and enjoy a blend of history, natural beauty, and charming towns.

Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


8 hrs


Black Cab Heritage Tours, Culture, Day Trip, First Time Visitor, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driving tour - Private vehicle throughout the tour

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group , Private Transportation throughout the day in a TXE, TX4 or people carrier., Hotel pick up and drop off from your centrally located hotel in Edinburgh

What's not included:

Food & drinks, Gratuities, Entrance Fees or guided visits inside venues , Airport & Cruise Terminal pickup & drop off
Meeting points: Hotel pick-up is available upon request from Central Edinburgh within a 5km radius from Howies Restaurant. If we do not receive your hotel information or if the hotel is outside of the pick-up radius, your guide will meet you at the corner of Waterloo Pl. and Calton Hill beside Howies Restaurant.

What makes this tour special

Immerse yourself in the captivating charm and historic intrigue of Scotland’s rich heritage on this private day trip to the Scottish Borders including Craigmillar Castle, Roslyn Chapel, Abbotsford House, and the scenic Scottish Abbeys.

On your private driving day trip, you will:

On this immersive tour, you will journey through centuries of Scottish history, visiting iconic sites and uncovering the stories of the people who shaped the nation. From the royal intrigue of Craigmillar Castle to the literary legacy of Abbotsford House, this tour offers a deep dive into Scotland’s rich cultural tapestry.

Stop and marvel at Craigmillar Castle, set against a backdrop of rolling hills, this castle’s grand architecture and past offer a captivating glimpse into medieval life. Hear tales of political intrigue and royal dramas through history. Continue your journey onto Roslyn Chapel, an architectural gem that is renowned for its mysterious carvings and legends where your guide will explain the significance of the chapel’s intricacies and allow you to discover the connections between ancient orders and modern-day mysteries.

After lunch, you will be heading to Abbotsford House, a stunning estate, designed by Sir Walter Scott, showcasing his love for Scottish heritage. Before returning to Edinburgh, your last stop will be the Scottish Abbeys. These historic ruins are architecturally stunning and steeped in history. Learn about the monks who once lived here, the abbeys’ roles in religion and politics, and enjoy the peaceful nature of these sacred sites.

Embark on this unforgettable journey through Scotland in a classic London Taxi, where every site tells a story and every corner reveals a piece of history.

What you'll see

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