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Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci Code, the Knights Templar and the heart of Robert the Bruce. Your tour takes you south to the world famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. From here you travel to Melrose exploring the great Border Abbey of Melrose, burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart. This is also your lunch stop.
From here you will make your way to the stunning 15th Century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalised in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” where you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”.
  • Scottish borderlands tour perfect for fans of The Da Vinci Code
  • Get insights into the mysteries, legends, and myths surrounding this area
  • Let someone else taking care of navigation while you relax in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Edinburgh to begin your adventure. Enjoy the scenery from your top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach as you travel to your first stop: Scott’s View.
Have your camera ready for views over the Eildon Hills and the Tweed Valley, including the Roman ruins. Move on to the town of Melrose, situated on the River Tweed. Take a walking tour to learn about the English invasion and stop by Melrose Abbey, where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried. Hear about the abbey’s founding in the 12th century, and its connection to the Knights Templar and the Cistercians. Enjoy free time to explore or purchase your own lunch.
Next, it’s on to the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, which featured prominently in The Da Vinci Code. Your guide helps decode the provocative symbolism in the chapel’s stonework.
Return to Edinburgh for drop-off back at Waverley Bridge.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A really nice tour of the South of Scotland, stopping at Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel and other stops in the Borders along the way. Our guide was Dave and he was the sweetest, if sometimes a bit shaky on historical facts. Four stars instead of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dulooze
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been on a number of Rabbie's tours, but this was the first time that I have seen the Scottish Borders. I took this day trip art the end of a longer stay in Scotland and it was the perfect way to end my journey....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was great, it started right on time, arrived back on time, the driver was the best (Bob) and well worth the cost.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really nice day with Graeme. He was a very energetic and informative guide. His love for Scotland and history was completely palpable and it made the whole day really great. He was very helpful and we would recommend the Rabbie Tour (and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cassie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jude led us through the Borders with historical tales of Mary Queen of Scots and the marauding clansmen of the Borders. Melrose Abbey, once an immense establishment and now a ruin thanks to Henry VIII, is the final resting place if the heart of Robert...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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2 August 2019|
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Response from tropical_art | Reviewed this property |
We did the tour in March. I think their winter hours are slightly different. We left around 8:30 and returned around 4:30.
22 July 2019|
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Response from tropical_art | Reviewed this property |
A couple of years ago, we took Princess Cruises which landed in the Port of Rosyth. We were docked overnight. The cruise company provided shuttles to the nearest local train stop at Inverkeithing. From there, you will take a... More
29 December 2018|
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Err, no. Awks
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