Edinburgh Tours
Edinburgh Old Town and Rosslyn Chapel

Edinburgh Old Town and Rosslyn Chapel

By Edinburgh Cab Tours
per group (up to 6)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup from hotel, accommodation or port terminal
  • Entry/Admission Rosslyn Chapel
  • Private transport by luxury 6-passenger "V" Class Mercedes
  • During periods of high demand we may supply an alternative vehicle of equal size, capacity & comfort
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Old Town
What's not included
  • If requested, entrance fees to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace or Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Child Seats (additional cost)

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickups only from hotels/accommodation located in Old Town or New Town.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Ocean Terminal, 74 Ocean Dr, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, UK
      • Newhaven Harbour, Pier Pl, Newhaven, Edinburgh EH6 4LP, UK
      • Hawes Pier, Queensferry, South Queensferry EH30 9TB, UK
      • Forth Ports - Port Office, Rosyth, Dunfermline KY11 2XP, UK
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62330P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at the time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, latest re-boarding time
        • Please dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions - we operate in all weather conditions
        • Refunds will not be issued if passengers do not meet operator as arranged
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Child seats can be arranged at additional cost
        • Passengers must be able to get in and out of a minivan type vehicle
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62330P7

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        • Edinburgh Cab Tours
          Edinburgh, Scotland
          Joined in September 2012
        • sisaltiger
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private tour of Edinburgh
          Andy gave us an amazing tour of Edinburgh. We saw all the important spots and his knowledge of the history was amazing! I definitely would recommend! I learned so much during the tour! As we were coming in on a cruise, he picked us at the ship and brought us back.
          Written June 13, 2024
        • Stuart P
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must-do in Edinburgh!
          Andy is a brilliant tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable about Edinburgh, right down to having answers to left of centre questions about the city. The tour was very well structured, and gives a good sense of the history behind Edinburgh; contemporary Edinburgh; and was full of little tidbits we had no idea about. Andy himself is a delightful guy, well presented and professional. You would struggle to find a better, more comprehensive private tour than this. Wholeheartedly recommended.
          Written May 29, 2024
        • markhY366HQ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous tour!
          What a great way to spend a day seeing the sights and learning lots of historical facts! Andy was a fantastic tour guide and very knowledgeable. He knows just where to go so you get a feel of real immersion into Scotland’s and Edinburgh’s story when Andy explains it. We would definitely recommend him for an inviting and fun tour of the city while visiting Edinburgh, Scotland
          Written May 13, 2024
        • 281eugenea
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect tour for my wife's first visit to Scotland!
          My wife and I selected Edinburgh Cab Tours based on a recommendation from a friend. We could not have been more pleased with both our private day tour as well as airport transfers (including transfer with city center tour). Andy was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and thoughtfully prepared a custom tour for us based on points of interest we wanted to see and the type of experiences we were looking to have. At each stop, he had information prepared to show us regarding historical pictures and maps and the like to enhance the experience of what we were viewing. We were picked up promptly both at the airport and also at our AirBnB. Although this tour was only my wife and I, Andy's vehicles are large and comfortable for groups and he has water/snacks onboard for the comfort of the passengers. For me it is worth a mention that Andy is not only a safe driver, but also very smooth. I feel the effects of motion-sickness easily and driving style has a big impact. I can assure you that everything was smooth and not once did I feel the effects of my motion-sickness. Each stop was well thought out regarding length of visit as well as stops for lunch. Andy also prepared several alternate choices for stops and lunch venues so that we could decide on the day how we wanted to proceed without interrupting the flow of the tour. At the end of our tour on the way to drop us back at our AirBnB, Andy was able to recommend several restaurants and also reliable tourist shops in the city center so that we could have a nice meal and find quality souvenirs at reasonable prices. Overall, I would highly recommend Andy and Edinburgh Cab Tours for your visit to Edinburgh and surrounding areas. I will definitely reach out to Andy again for my next trip as well as encourage friends visiting Scotland to consider him for a custom tour at very reasonable prices.
          Written May 6, 2024
        • G9058IQandrewg
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          Outstanding tour of and guide to Edinburgh
          Andy is an outstanding guide and ambassador to Edinburgh! His knowledge of the city history and guidance through many of the tourist highpoints was even better than we had hoped for. He also gave many tips on spots to visit on the remainder of our time in Edinburgh. Truly enjoyed our time with Andy!
          Written May 5, 2024
        • USAFTraveler2014
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Day Trip from Edinburgh
          Andy tailored a tour at our request to experience the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, and appreciated seeing some uniquely Scottish engineering and artistic marvels. We also appreciated the additional sites Andy shared with us in Edinburgh. His knowledge, commentary, and companionship were most delightful. Edinburgh Cab Tours also provided airport transfers for our visit. The transfers were seamless; our thanks to Allan for taking the stress out of our journey!
          Written April 15, 2024
        • 324beauw
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Vast and rich with history and sights.
          100/100 great experience and highly recommended. We had the pleasure of riding with Andy and he’s pure breed local and passionate about Edinburghs rich culture. Andys knowledge of lore and history is vast and exciting. Our tour was an especially rainy day so we were lucky to have a comfortable and dry vehicle to go exploring with - otherwise we would have never been able to see so much in such a short time.
          Written April 4, 2024
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Superb reliable service - Just exceptional !! Totally recommend
          I cannot recommend this company highly enough ! We arranged to be collected from Edinburgh airport and as the flight was due to arrive before we could check in, Andy advised us he would arrange to guide us around Edinburgh on a mini tour . As soon as we landed he had instructed us to just call him after we had gone outside and let him know which lane we were in. This is actually such a good system as we went straight to lane one and he was there within a minute. He took our luggage for us and then informed us he would take us over to Queensferry to see the three bridges and have a nice coffee in the restaurant overlooking the sea. We then were given a whistlestop 2 hour tour and saw all the sights including JK Rowling Harry Potter Inspired sites including Princess Street ( Diagon Alley ) and wand shop ! Greyfriars Cemetery , the boarding schools and more. We also went to the top of Nelson Monument , Calton Hill which overlooked at all the main tourist sites and much more. Andy was immaculately turned out and presented, very informative and knowledgeable and made us feel extremely welcomed and special. If you are looking to book someone who is reliable, friendly and will tailor make any itinerary you need do not hesitate to book this man ! Highly recommended and a massive thank you from Ann & Sue
          Written March 18, 2024
        • Babsfh
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful half day tour.
          Andy was amazing. So knowledgable. Great company. Truly everything we were hoping our day would be! We saw all the sights we wanted to see and hidden gems that we never would have known about without Andy’s guidance. Perfect in every way.
          Written March 16, 2024
        • joannaM503
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour of Edinburgh
          Wow! Andy was amazing …. He is very knowledgeable about Edinburgh and took his time giving us an overall tour of the city, recommending restaurants, shops and other places to visit. Thanks Andy for showing us your beautiful city. Joanna & Lee
          Written January 30, 2024
        • laurawM303DA
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          Truly Brilliant!
          A brilliant tour with a relaxed and knowledgeable tour guide. We saw hidden gems that we never would have known about without Andy’s tour. A great way to see the city and time well spent!
          Written December 4, 2023
        • Spillette
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great intro to Edinburgh
          We hired Andy to give us a good overview of Edinburgh at the beginning of our visit to Scotland so that on our return to the city at the end of our time in the country, we would have a good sense of the particular things we wanted to spend time and money on. It turned out that this was an excellent approach. Andy was super-friendly, considerate of our needs and interests, and mindful of our objectives. We did the 4-hour tour starting at 9:30 am. He took us all over the urban core with a few opportunities to also get out of the vehicle and walk around (particularly in the Old Town near the Castle). In addition to his narration, we got to ask plenty of questions and engage in casual chitchat on topics related to what we were seeing. Plus, he introduced me to The Singleton whisky (yum!) during a stop at the top of Calton Hill. I highly recommend Andy as a great way to be introduced to Edinburgh for newbies like us.
          Written December 4, 2023
        • S4787HGcarolinem
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Top class tour!
          If you go to Edinburgh and do just one thing this is definately it! Andy is an absolute font of knowledge when it comes to his city and will show you Edinburgh from a different angle as well as covering all the key locations. Nothing at all is too much trouble for Andy and all 7 of us had a fantastic insight to this amazing city and our tour proved to be the perfect start of our weekend.
          Written December 4, 2023
        • H3231OJabigaill
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          Wonderful experience!
          Myself and my 12 and 18 year old had a great morning with Andy. He had so much information to share with us about Edinburgh and offered us options of what we would see along the way.
          Written December 2, 2023
        • V2519RTnancyv
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          Exploring Edinburgh
          We spent a wonderful four hours with Andy . He shared with us interesting information about the various points of interest we visited. There was ample time for photos at the different spots. We couldn’t have been more pleased. It is a very worthwhile way to explore the city.
          Written October 27, 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Virginia44,720 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Friends
        I booked an Edinburgh highlights tour with Andy Marjoribanks of Edinburgh Cab Tours. He is one of the best tour guides we have ever used. Andy was very accommodating to our wishes, and providing a commentary that was not overbearing but very informative. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. The clouds were low making it difficult to clearly see Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, and Edinburgh Castle. Highlights of the tour include a visit to St. Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Bobby and Dean Village. We were able to take our time to fully enjoy the tour. Communication prior to our arrival was on point and his recommendations helped me to decide what could and could not be accomplished during our one-day in port. I highly recommend Andy if your travels bring you to Edinburgh. The only negative was that Andy forgot to request no rain for our tour.
        Written July 23, 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        What can I say? Thank you for taking the time to write such a warm review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed my commentary and learning that little bit more than you would get from a guide book. Even although the weather was not particularly accommodating, it sounds like I managed to sprinkle a little bit of sunshine on your day. Come back again and you will see do get the sun. Kind Regards Andy
        Written July 24, 2019
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