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

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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”.
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In Brief

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
6 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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Stop At: 6 Waterloo Place Rabbie's Cafe Bar, Edinburgh EH1 3EG Scotland

Check-in at least 15-mins before departure and meet with your driver guide for the day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: William Wallace Statue, Bemersyde House Dryburgh, St. Boswells Scotland

This 200 year old eccentric statue of William Wallace proudly watches over the landscape.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Melrose Abbey, Abbey House Abbey Street, Melrose TD6 9LG Scotland

A beautiful and ruined Gothic abbey that may hold the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: 1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT Scotland

A beautiful 15th century chapel, full of impressive architecture, stone carvings, and many mysterious tales.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Scott's View, St. Boswells TD6 0AP Scotland

Take in this splendid view of the Scottish borders, which was once Sir Walter Scott’s favourite.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Small group tour (16 people max)
  • Transport by 16-seat Mercedes luxury mini-coach

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees (Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel)
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Departure Point

Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • "Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure"
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Absolutely breathtaking. Grant our guide was bright, amusing and very accommodating. Add humor to his descriptions of our tour. His warm spirit brought us all together for a full day of fun.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Good tour, ample time at each venue, driver informative. We had to catch a bus back to our cruise ship and driver was kind enough to leave us off close to the bus departure point to save us time. Very considerate.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
It was an item on my bucket list. Glad I went. Ian, the driver, was great! Van was very clean. Yada yada yada
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
Whether you're Da Vinci's code fan or not, this is a must see! Our guide Dug was great, fond of history, curious, talkative, knowing so many great stories and telling them with a passion! It was raining in the morning, but as soon as we were in melrose place the weather gave us time to make photos....the landscapes are beautiful so green, so full of scottish something :) Do this tour, nothing to regret! The mini bus is very comfortable, you can even charge your phone
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
This was a fantastic tour. The driver was great, informative and very helpful. The scenery was beautiful. I loved Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel was amazing.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey were both amazing place to spend a few hours. Our lunch stop in Melrose, (I think) offered a variety of eateries to chose from. All in all a very pleasant day
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My wife and I visited this Chapel and learned a lot. I wish they allowed photos but the gift shop does sell some nice post cards to help you remember what you see. This place has some incredible stone carvings that were done hundreds on years ago.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel are brreathtaking and very definitely a must to see. The entire tour was great. The scenery you see on the way is beautiful,, even when it rains!. I had a great guide/driver, who knew a lot about the history of the Scottish Borders. He made every effort to share his knowledge with the group in a very pleasant way.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The tour was awesome. Our tour guide, keith, seems to know about his history. The trip was good where we having stop by at a nice small coffe. And he gave us a short walking tour in this beautiful forest to see William Wallace statue.
• Submitted 24 Apr 2019
I would certainly recommend this trip to others. The driver was very friendly and informative and it was established a rapport with everyone. The only criticism is that when he talk to the passengers in the mini bus, he turned his hand around and removed his eyes from the road.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
Our driver/guide Amy drove us safely to Roslyn Chapel where we paid for a visit to the grounds, which included a short tour with a guide. She then walked us to the ruins of a castle situated next to a stream and county park, Roslyn Glen. Along the way she gave commentary and answered our questions. She played Scottish music, too. We drove to Melrose Abbey where we paid for a visit to the grounds which included an audio guide. Climb the steps to the lookout in the abbey where you can get a close-up view of the bagpipe playing pig and dog gargoyles, and a scenic view of the abbey from above. We had time for lunch in the quaint town and then drove back to Edinburgh after stopping at a scenic view of the lowlands. The tour stops and starts near the North Bridge.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR
• Submitted 14 Sep 2018
Very good trip to Roselyn chapel. Tour guide Adam was informative and helpful. Would recommend this tour to friends.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
Such a great tour! The chapel was AMAZING! Loved it.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2018
Great tour! Our driver/guide was excellent. Only complaint is amount of time at Roslyn Chapel - could have used additional 30 minutes.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
I had really looked forward to this tour and was not disappointed. Mr. Creighton the tour guide was very informative and funny with a lot of knowledge of the area and the history. Loved Scott's View - what a wonderful vista of the countryside! Rosslyn Chapel did not disappoint, either. What a beautiful old church. So much history and so many beautiful carvings. Well worth the day to see all this.
• Submitted 12 Jun 2018
Grant Burns, our tour guide, was informative, enthusiastic, and funny. His mix of music all Scottish artists on the bus drive provided a wonderful backdrop to the bonny beautiful Scottish landscape. We visited Melrose, a delightful Scottish town, with a wonderful damaged Abby church for exploring. Finally, we visited the captivating, Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by the book and film The Da Vinci Code.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2018
Melrose Abbey was interesting but Rosslyn Chapel is the jewel. Da Vinci Code is a tie in but the chapel is outstanding regardless. Don't miss this opportunity. Beautiful way to also see a lovely portion of the countryside.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing! The driver was informative and so nice. I would do this tour again. Simply wonderful.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2018
Informative and entertaining tour guide. Beautiful scenery. Worth every minute.
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
Rosslyn Abbey is truly magnificent! Our guide was super friendly too, thoroughly enjoyed the trip. He gave us lots of stories and tips during the ride. The journey also passed by several scenic spots.
• Submitted 11 Jan 2018
Great trip and our driver was very friendly and accommodating to all our questions throughout the trip. I would definitely recommend doing this one
• Submitted 10 Jan 2018
This trip was amazing!!! Beautiful country
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
We were fortunate enough to have a small group. Keith kept us VERY entertained. He was knowlegeable, funny and very accommodating (poor guy had two yanks and one canuck to deal with...ALL girls) but he handled it like a pro. If you get the chance to take this tour its well worth it!!!!
• Submitted 07 Dec 2017

In Brief

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
6 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

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