Uncover the myths and legends of the Da Vinci Code on this Rosslyn Chapel tour from Edinburgh.
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.
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.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
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.
Thank you Fiona, for such a lovely day. A wonderful balance of interesting information wittily and sensitively told, well-chosen music, spectacular scenery and peaceful moving stops at Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn chapel. Highly recommended *****
A big shout out for Tour Guide James on the Rosslyn Chapel Tour 3/5. Absolutely fantastic day all round. Cannot Thank James enough. It was so lovely to see an employee that enjoys their job and making customers happy. His customer experience skills were second to none. A complete credit to Rabbies. Thank you James and thank you Rabbies, but James made the day perfect.
The tour was superb. Great places, breathtaking natural views and adequate time to explore the areas. It was complemented with really knowledgeable and entertaining guides Sarah and Dave. They went out of their way trying to make every moment of the trip memorable plus clicking pictures of solo travellers like myself when requested and never getting annoyed.
My second time on the Scottish Borders Tour. Enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Barney (our guide) was excellent!!!! His knowledge and passion made for an informative and interesting time. I highly recommend this tour and hope that Barney never loses his passion!!
Booked this day tour with my husband and our wonderful friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Learning so much more than we would have if we had hired a car. I highly recommend Rabbies Tours, you will be filled with so much knowledge and Mike the driver / tour guide certainly knew his stuff and was very welcoming, funny and made us feel right at home. The tour was very reasonably priced and we saw more on the tour than we expected to. Our visit to Edinburgh was only for 3 days and we will definitely be back as there are just so many things to do and see. Loved visiting Rosslyn Chapel ( one off the bucket list). Melrose Abbey was also brilliant, where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried. Lovely village too!
We had a great experience today with our guide, Bob! The Scottish countryside is beautiful and scenic, but it came alive and increased in intensity by having Bob as our guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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