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Tours outside London

+ Windsor Castle 

+ Hampton Court Palace

+ Stonehenge

+ Oxford

+ English Village Tour – Cotswolds 

+ English Village Tour –  half day

+ Bath

+ Downton Abbey

+ Stratford-upon-Avon

+ Combination Tours

 

Windsor Castle

The Queen’s Favourite Palace

If you want to experience the ultimate in Royalty, come on a taxi tour with us to Windsor and witness the splendour of Windsor Castle.

It’s the official weekend home of the Queen but you can visit every day of the week and be impressed by its magnificence. You’ll be able to see why the Queen likes to call this her favourite palace!

Your driver/guide will escort you inside the Palace and show you the opulent grand state rooms and the beautiful and historic St George’s Chapel (where Harry and Megan were married).

Afterwards, we take a short stroll through the pretty streets of Windsor, before heading back to London. If you’re a royal fan, this is truly the place to visit.

Why not combine a visit to Windsor Castle with a trip to Stonehenge?

Please see COMBINATION TOURS below.

4 – 5 hour tour – £375 (includes approx. 2.5/3 hours in Windsor)
PLEASE NOTE:
The price does not include entry fees or refreshments.
St George’s Chapel is closed on Sundays.

Prices are per cab, not per person

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII’s Pleasure Palace!

Enjoy a taxi tour to the beautiful Hampton Court Palace. Marvel at the splendour of the 16th century Palace and join your taxi tour guide on a relaxed guided tour through the Palace.

Hampton Court is often described as two Palaces in one, due to the two time periods it was built over, and you’ll be able to experience both on this tour.

There’s the magnificent 16th century court of Henry VIII with all its extravagance, and then the 18th century Court of William III and Mary II, and the impressive building built for him by Sir Christopher Wren, the most eminent architect of that period.

Beautiful gardens surround the palace, complete with the famous maze to get lost in!

A great tour for families.

Why not combine a visit to Hampton Court with a trip to Stonehenge?

Please see COMBINATION TOURS below.

4-5 hour tour – £375 (includes approx. 2.5/3 hours at the Palace)
PLEASE NOTE:
The price does not include entry fees or refreshments.

Prices are per cab, not per person

Stonehenge

England’s Prehistoric Wonder

Stonehenge. The very name conjures up images of an ancient time and is one of the great untold mysteries of the world.

One of the country’s most visited landmarks, Stonehenge is about a 2 hour drive from London and your taxi will take you back to an age where the mystical Stones were painstakingly laid out in a stone circle, that has subsequently baffled experts throughout the centuries.

There is an Exhibition area that helps explain the history of the area and a Souvenir Shop and Café to relax in after you visit.

With the help of your friendly taxi tour guide, see the age-old stones for yourself, examine the evidence, and come up with your own theory of how they got there and why!

Why not combine a visit to Stonehenge with a lovely English village or the wonderful City of Bath?

Please see COMBINATION TOURS below.

6-7 hour tour – £455
PLEASE NOTE: The price does not include entry fees or refreshments.

Prices are per cab, not per person

Oxford

The City of Dreams

Often described as the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford is one of England’s most eminent University Towns and is undoubtedly one of the finest places to visit in the country.

Situated just 1.5 hours drive from London, your taxi tour guide will take you on a fascinating 2 hour walking tour of the city, past the stunning University buildings and tell you some of the fascinating stories that lay behind the impressive stone facades.
Oxford of course has many literary connections, J.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carrol and C.S. Lewis to name just a few, and been used in many TV dramas, the most famous of which was Inspector Morse.

And if you’re a Harry Potter fan, you can always visit the famous Christ Church College, with its grand dining room, inspiration for the great Hall at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.

There are lots of old pubs to stop for a bite to eat, many with interesting histories of their own!

Why not combine a visit to Oxford with a lovely Cotswold village?

Please see COMBINATION TOURS below.

6-7 hour tour – £455
PLEASE NOTE: The price does not include entry fees or refreshments.

Prices are per cab, not per person

English Villages – The Cotswolds

Full Day Tour

Some of England’s prettiest villages and market towns are not too far away in the Cotswolds, and what could be better than a pleasant drive through the beautiful English countryside in your very own London taxi and in the company of a friendly driver.

Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold: these are some of some of the villages we visit on this tour and there will be plenty of opportunities to get out the cab and take a relaxing stroll through their ancient streets.

Stop at a typical Cotswolds pub for lunch or take afternoon tea in one its pretty tea houses (or both!).

A tour to the Cotswolds is good for the soul. We can pick you up from your London hotel and take you there!

9-10 hour tour – £575
PLEASE NOTE: The price does not include entry fees or refreshments.

Prices are per cab, not per person

English Villages – The Chilterns

Half Day Tour

A short drive from London will bring you to the Chiltern Hills, and nestling amongst the gently rolling countryside are some of England’s prettiest towns and villages.

Quaint market towns and picture postcard villages feature on this tour – the sort of places that film makers love. And if you’re a fan of the TV programme Midsomer Murders, you’re going to love what we show you.

The beauty of this tour is that it gives you a chance to see a slice of idyllic England, without going too far or taking a whole day.

A stop for a lunch in one of the lovely old country pubs is an optional extra!

4 hour tour – £325
5 hour tour (to include time for a pub lunch) – £375
PLEASE NOTE: The price does not include entry fees or refreshments.

Prices are per cab, not per person

Bath

England’s Loveliest City

Full Day Tour

Bath is one of England’s most beautiful and visited cities.  Located about 2.5 hours drive from London, a taxi tour to this lovely city, a World Heritage site, is a real treat.

Your friendly driver will show you the wonderful Georgian architecture that the city is famous for, including the wonderful Royal Crescent, and tell you a brief history of the area.

Then you can visit the Roman Baths, drink a glass of 4,500 year old water, walk to the nearby Jane Austen Museum, or just relax in the pretty streets and treat yourself to a famous Bath bun in one of the many cafes.

Why not combine a visit to Bath with a visit to Stonehenge or a nearby picture-postcard English village?

Please see COMBINATION TOURS below.

8 hour tour  – £525
(includes approx. 3 hours in Bath)
PLEASE NOTE: The price does not include entry fees or refreshments.

Prices are per cab, not per person

Downton Abbey

Visit the world of the TV series

Full Day Tour

Spoil yourself with a Downton Abbey Tour* and immerse yourself in the world of Carson, Mary, Anna, Bates, Lord Grantham and all the rest of the much loved characters from one of Britain’s favourite TV series.

We take you on a visit to Highclere Castle, a beautiful Stately Home in the English countryside, which was  the fictional country estate of The Earl of Grantham.

We also take you to see the pretty Cotswold village of Bampton, about an hour’s drive away, which doubled as the  village of Downton. Here, your friendly driver will walk you around the village and show you all those familiar places where the filming took place.

At Highclere, we will let you wander through the Castle, giving you time to see the splendid interior and relive the TV series.

We estimate 8-9 hours for this tour, which allows for 1 hour in the village of Bampton and 3 hours at Highclere Castle, where you can tour the house, the gardens and eat at one of the attractive café/restaurants.

The price is £495 for 8-9 hrs.  This price is per cab, not per person.

The price does not include entry tickets into the Castle which you will need to purchase online in advance, or refreshments.

Please note that you should visit the Highclere Castle website for full details of the opening days  but the following is a guide to the main public opening days:

SPRING 2020: April 11th – April 26th / May 3rd- 5th & 24th-26th
SUMMER 2020: July 12th –  September 8th 2020 (except Fridays and Saturdays)

*DISCLAIMER: Please note that this tour is a private unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series Downton Abbey, which is produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited. Black Taxi Tours does not have any connection or association with the television series Downton Abbey, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited. 

Stratford-upon-Avon

Birthplace and resting place of  William Shakespeare

Full Day Tour

Situated about two hours’ drive from London, your taxi tour guide will take you on a wonderful journey through time.

Hear fascinating stories of fire, flood, plague, medicines to kill or cure, the origins of sayings and Stratford’s history, all wrapped up in a little Shakespeare.

Discover favourite tea houses, pubs and restaurants …and don’t forget your camera.

On your arrival there will be time for refreshments before we start the wonderful two-hour town walk at 11am*

As you walk in William Shakespeare’s footsteps from birthplace to grave, along the historic spine of ancient Stratford, your guide will unravel the Shakespeare story.  It’s like walking through the pages of history. You will see the houses connected to William Shakespeare and his family – The Birthplace, New Place and the beautiful Hall’s Croft. You will have about two hours free time after the walk to enjoy this historical town.

Alternatively, after your visit, we can take you on a short drive through the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds and visit one or two of the pretty villages there.

Stratford-upon-Avon -8 hrs – £525  (PLEASE NOTE: The price does not include entry fees or refreshments).

Stratford-upon-Avon + the Cotswolds – 10hrs – £625

Prices are per cab, not per person.

* Please note that this is a walking tour with a local guide and there will be other people on the two hour walk, unless you would like to book a private tour. This would be an extra £70

Combination Tours

The Royal Crescent in the City of Bath

COMBINATION SUGGESTIONS:

Windsor Castle & Stonehenge – 9 hours – £575
Hampton Court & Stonehenge – 9 hours – £575
Stonehenge & the Cotswolds – 9 hours – £575
Stonehenge & Bath – 10 hours – £625
Oxford & the Cotswolds – 9 hours – £575

Windsor Castle & Chiltern Villages – 8 hours – £525

Stratford-upon-Avon/Cotswolds – 10 hours – £625

Prices are per cab, not per person

Timings are approximate

Other tour combinations are available, please enquire for details.