Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders
1 day tour

  • Rosslyn Chapel tours from edinburgh
  • Tweed Valley
  • William Wallace Monument
  • Melrose Abbey

Uncover the myths and legends of the Da Vinci Code on this Rosslyn Chapel tour from Edinburgh.

Tour map

Places you'll explore


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

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

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

Tweed Valley - Famous for its salmon fishing, the river Tweed is surrounded by soft rolling hills.

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


Your journey


Nowhere in Scotland is more riddled with mystery than Rosslyn Chapel.

There’s the apprentice who was murdered by his master after carving the ornate Apprentice Pillar. There’s the connection to the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. And there are even some who believe the chapel was built on a UFO landing site.

On this tour, you get a chance to explore the enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel, admire the gorgeous Tweed Valley, and visit Melrose Abbey, the alleged burial site of Robert the Bruce’s heart.

So, join this day tour and indulge in the mystery, beauty, and history of Scotland.


Tour Details

Departs
09.30 - Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Returns
16.15 approx
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entrance to Melrose Abbey
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

Your tour takes you south to the beautiful Scott’s View, overlooking the Tweed Valley. You then get the opportunity to visit the nearby statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace.

From here, you travel to Melrose where you can visit the ruined Melrose abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had close connections with the Knights Templar, and legend tells that 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 make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, made world famous in Dan Brown’s book, ‘Da Vinci Code’. Here you have time to explore the chapel and find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the ‘Holy Grail’.

After your visit to Rosslyn Chapel, you return to Edinburgh.

Customer Reviews

Rabbie tours are the best

Suzanne Grace Posted on 30/06/2015

Dear Gillian, You are a great guide and we enjoyed meeting you so much. You are the heart of Scotland for sure. You took the time to talk with me about various Scottish things I wanted to know. It meant so much. My friend and I had to take another type tour on a big bus once, it was not the same as a rabbie tour. When I can, I will be back. If I could get my family moved to Scotland I would. Your tours are the best way to see Scotland and learn the history. Suzanne , from the U.S.

Great Tour with Emily

Christian Weber Posted on 30/05/2015

We went on this tour with Emily (the best tourgide) the day before we went to the Islay also with Emily ) Like on all other Tours we started in a new clean an comfortable bus. Emily showed us very nice places and tould us a lot about the scottish history. We had such a wonderful time in scotland! Many greetings from germany!

amazing

Boyd penner Posted on 25/05/2015

We had a wonderful tour with Heather as our guide. A great guide attuned to the guests wishes with a great knowledge. Had a great time and learned lots. Thanks and we would return and recommend in a second. Boyd and Heather.

Very interesting tour...

Carlie Posted on 31/08/2012

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!

transportation from Glasgow

Camille Rendal Posted on 14/06/2012

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.

Borders Tour with Sarah McKenzie

Therese Fitzgerald Posted on 25/11/2011

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!

I had a private tour

Heidi Giesbrecht Posted on 24/02/2011

Rabbie's keeps their word, if you book you go. I booked this tour and was the only passenger. I had to go as I was leaving the next day. I had my own personal tour. Richard, I don't know how you know and remember all that you do, but I learned so much on this tour and my tour on Monday. I loved Melrose and Rosslyn, this was my favourite tour. You are fantastic! and I enjoyed listening to your stories and all the information you imparted. I would love to come back on day and take a tour of the islands. Thank you all so much for making this special holiday a dream come true (my 23 year old daughter saved for the last three years to send me on this trip for my 50th birthday). I will have special memories and joy as I think on all that I did, for the rest of my life. Heidi ps will upload pictures once I get them organized.

gret tour

Peter Jacques Posted on 28/11/2010

Great tour, Bob was a great guide very colorful stories we enjoyed every minute of it

Thanks, Bob

Judith Posted on 09/11/2010

Big thank you to Bob, for a great day at Rosslyn Chapel and the Borders. The whole trip was a wonderful day out (in spite of the slightly dodgy weather), and Bob was professional, fun and informative. Would definintely recommend this trip, and Rabbies ... and Bob, of course. Thank you!

How great was our guide!

Dave Harvey Posted on 22/08/2010

Had an absolutely fantastic day with our guide Helen. Helen was informative, very funny and gave us some insight into her passion for the border districts. We feel very priviledged to have been on this tour and loved the banter and playfulness! So good, Rabbies is lucky to have you! Hope you enjoy your fried haggis and a few scotches tonight! Love ya guts Dave

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