Day trip

Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours

From US$ 47.97 per person

Explore some of Scotland's fascinating history and culture on this full-day small group tour from Edinburgh. Learn about the myths of the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel, and travel to Melrose to see its impressive abbey, dating back to the 12th century.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take at trip into Scotland's remarkable past on this full-day tour from Edinburgh
  • Uncover the myths of the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel, made famous in the "da Vinci Code"
  • Admire the Eildon Hills and the beautiful scenery before visiting Melrose, home to a Cistercian chapel from the 12th century
  • Take in Scott's View and the River Tweed, all on a small group tour with a maximum of 16 people
Full description

Discover the myths and legends surrounding the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel on this small-group tour. You'll also visit the beautiful Borders village of Melrose with its historic abbey.

Departing at 9:45 AM, your tour takes you south to the world-famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. You will also get the opportunity to visit the original Wallace Monument.

From here you travel to Melrose, including the chance to explore its great Border Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. 

The Cistercian monks had very close connections with the Knights Templar and Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain.

Following lunch in Melrose, you will make your way to the stunning 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalized in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code”. Here, you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”.

From Melrose, you will return to Edinburgh, arriving at approximately 4:15 PM.

Includes
  • Tour transport
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance fees to Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel

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Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience
  • There is a maximum of 16 participants per tour
  • It is recommend that you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 226 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
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Lovely tour, cool guide (Stefan) telling us all the stories about the fascinating history and culture as well as mentioning relevant films like Braveheart. Only bummer was that in Melrose we couldn't really visit the abbey as the porter was on lunch break and our guide even expected him to be. But other than that it was perfect to see some of the beautiful nature around Edinburgh :)

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October 10, 2022

The trip was amazing and what made is even better was our guide Douglas McQueen. He was a walking encyclopedia with knowledge about every subject we found interesting. The stop at Scott’s view was a beautifull first break from the roadtrip and I loved both the abbey as the Rosslyn chapel. Sad the abbey was closed because of decay. Hopefully it will be open for the public again soon.

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July 26, 2022

Excellent tour. Really nice group size, minibus is really good too. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely to get out of the city and see the countryside. Melrose was beautiful. We booked this primarily for Rosslyn Chapel. It's a beautiful building, shame you're not allowed to take inside photos. The visitor centre is well organised, and there's cafe facilities. All in all, a well organised and enjoyable trip.

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May 4, 2022

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