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Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders Short Day Tour

Highlights:
~ Scott’s View
~ Original Wallace Monument
~ Melrose Abbey
~ Tweed Valley
~ Eildon Hills
~ Rosslyn Chapel
~ Scenes from the Da Vinci Code

Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci code, the Knights Templar and the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart at Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. A great short tour visiting Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders & Melrose Abbey.

If you’re looking for a shorter day, full of mystical history and ancient abbeys, the stunning architecture of Rosslyn and the unsung beautiful rolling hills and valleys of the Scottish Borders, then come aboard this tour.

Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.

Departs: 09.30       Returns: 16.15 approx
Adult Prices:  £31 - £35
Discount Prices:  £28 - £32
Departing: Mon, Tues, Thur, Sat, Sun

 
 
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Your tour takes you south to the world famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills, and a visit to the original Wallace Monument. From here you travel to Melrose with the opportunity to explore its great Border Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century, and 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, immortalised in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” and you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”.

Departure Point
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Click here to see map.

Return to Waterloo Place

Inclusions 
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. 
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life. 
Air Conditioning as standard. 
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide 
Rabbie's Discount Card - For money off restaurants, shopping and attractions

Exclusions 
Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel 
Entrance to Melrose Abbey
Lunch and refreshments.

Discount Price 
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Important Information Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Dave Keith, or as my friend and I preferred to call him after his revealed nickname,"Beefy Keith", was a great guide and extremely knowledgeable about the sights. We got some tid-bits of information about Rosslyn Chapel that they didn't even cover in the tour there! He made us laugh and provided a local perspective and personal stories, having grown up in the area, that really added to the tour and made it special.
Posted by Kelly on 22/01/2014


The guide tell us a lot of interesting information about the story of scotland that i would never find elsewhere.
Posted by Paolo on 09/01/2014


Dave was the best part of the tour. He made the tour very comfortable for every guest. There was no dull moment during the tour. It was fun, educational and definitely, memorable.
Posted by Nicolai on 07/01/2014


Dave was an amazing guide, he was so enthusiastic, had so much knowledge and stories about the places that we were going, he really made the trip for me. The sights were beautiful too.
Posted by laura on 07/01/2014


Dave was really the highlight of the tour. He is a great storyteller and made the trip entertaining. Loved his enthusiasm and passion for everything!
Posted by Rachel on 04/12/2013


The guide did a fantastic job giving us background information of every attraction and even gave us information on places to go in Edinburgh. A star!
Posted by Graziela on 11/11/2013


Loved Mack and his bagpipes! He was an amazing driver/guide. We were also impressed when he picked up trash at one of our stops. He is obviously a man who cares deeply about his country.
Posted by Sherry on 17/08/2013


Melrose Abbey was great. Beautiful location and plenty off time to explore the Abbey and town. Enjoyed Scott's view too. Duncan was a great guide.
Posted by Brooke on 20/07/2013


Mac made the tour very enjoyable - especially when he started to play the bagpipes for the group. The tour was very well thought out making good use of back roads - ensuring that the group were taken off the typical tourist trail.
Posted by Ross on 03/07/2013


Dave really made the tour special. That he was from this region meant that he could tell stories and show us things he knew from growing up. Big difference! Loved the town of Melrose. Great food shops and very quaint.
Posted by JANE COTE on 25/04/2013


David's stories and general knowledge was wonderful. He told not only of historical figures, but also interesting trivia and more current events, too. The overall atmosphere of the experience was friendly and accomodating.
Posted by Abby Olson on 22/04/2013


Michael was extremely knowledgeable and not to theatrical. Was more of a historian tour and we loved it. My daughter is an environmental attorney in the US and appreciated all of the additional information.
Posted by Patrice Jensen on 25/03/2013


It's always nice, after having visited an external site, to enter the warm bus and continue to listen to te historical and cultural information given by the guide.
Posted by Monica Santi on 11/02/2013


I think Mike made the day. His amazing knowledge of history of the locations, enroute and the destinations was fantastic and really brought everything to life.
Posted by Adam Karran on 07/01/2013


The ornate carvings at Rosslyn Chapel will live long in the memory, as will Jonathan's erudite, colourful, witty, and at times poetic commentary.
Posted by Alexander Adamou on 13/12/2012


I really enjoyed the destinations but the commentary from Gus was really the best part. I could have rented a car and seen everything but I would not have gotten the history of what we were seeing or even the factoids about Scotland that Gus gave us. He did a great job and made the tour wonderful.
Posted by Jennifer Michels on 08/10/2012


This tour was awesome and once again loved it. Eddie was a great tour guide and the places we saw were just unreal! I would suggest this to anyone and I would even do it again next time I am in Scotland!
Posted by Carlie on 31/08/2012


I would like to take the DaVinci Code Roslyn tour however I am staying in Glasgow. Could someone give me advice on how to get from the Glasgow airport too Edinburgh.Easy travel as I will have a suitcase.
Posted by Camille Rendal on 14/06/2012


Ally was friendly and provided quite a bit of information, which was good. It made it a very easy going tour, and the fact that it was a small group helped.
Posted by Anna Masters on 27/04/2012


Our guide (Audrey) knew a lot and made the tour besides interesting and beautiful also good fun.
Posted by Menno Schrok on 05/01/2012


We most enjoyed the friendly conversations with the driver guide while experiencing the landscape en route and the destination sites themselves. This was in addition to enjoyment of the guide's ample knowledge and lively presentation of Scottish history.
Posted by Joseph Nicholson on 04/12/2011


Eddie was a real hoot. There were only 3 of us in the tour & ha made it feel like a family trip. He was very informative like the other drivers that I had on the other tours.
Posted by Mandi Leggate on 30/11/2011


I never really contribute my opinion to these types of things but my experience was so memorable thanks to our amazing tour guide and I had to come on here and give her some credit. I was on a 2 week trip across the UK and spent 3 days in Scotland with my boyfriend and we loved our tour guide for the Scottish Borders Tour. She told us the Story of Mary Queen of Scotts and the Drive and played Scottish music on the bus. I had been on many tours during this trip and hers was the one that stands out by far. She even told me where I could find the cd she played on the bus! I bought 2 of them. We loved Sarah! And Scotland!
Posted by Therese Fitzgerald on 25/11/2011


We enjoyed being able to spend sufficient time at the Melrose Abbey and Roslyn Chapel on our own and with audioguides. Mike was very helpful in giving us suggestions on cafes and shops to buy things in as well as providng historical background on the sites we visited.
Posted by Randall Hart on 19/11/2011


The guide was excellent - friendly and very knowledgeable. He took us over to the castle at Rosslyn even though it was his free time and was very enthusiastic showing us everything. We felt that he really went the extra mile and made the trip more enjoyable. The driver and people behind the desk at Rabbies were also very good, efficient and friendly.
Posted by Brian Griffiths on 25/04/2011


Our guide (Audrey) knew a lot and made the tour besides interesting and beautiful also good fun.
Posted by Menno Schrok on 05/01/2012


We most enjoyed the friendly conversations with the driver guide while experiencing the landscape en route and the destination sites themselves. This was in addition to enjoyment of the guide's ample knowledge and lively presentation of Scottish history.
Posted by Joseph Nicholson on 04/12/2011


Eddie was a real hoot. There were only 3 of us in the tour & ha made it feel like a family trip. He was very informative like the other drivers that I had on the other tours.
Posted by Mandi Leggate on 30/11/2011


We enjoyed being able to spend sufficient time at the Melrose Abbey and Roslyn Chapel on our own and with audioguides. Mike was very helpful in giving us suggestions on cafes and shops to buy things in as well as providng historical background on the sites we visited.
Posted by Randall Hart on 19/11/2011


The guide was excellent - friendly and very knowledgeable. He took us over to the castle at Rosslyn even though it was his free time and was very enthusiastic showing us everything. We felt that he really went the extra mile and made the trip more enjoyable. The driver and people behind the desk at Rabbies were also very good, efficient and friendly.
Posted by Brian Griffiths on 25/04/2011


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

A shorter Day Tour visiting Rosslyn Chapel, Scott's View & Melrose Abbey.

UNCOVER THE MYTHS & LEGENDS AROUND THE DA VINCI CODE, THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR & THE BURIAL PLACE OF ROBERT THE BRUCE’S HEART

Departing at 09.30 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 with the opportunity 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, immortalised in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” and you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”.

From here you return to Edinburgh at Approx 16.15.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts