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.

If the date you’d like to travel isn’t available, please call us to discuss alternative options.

Adult Prices: £31.00 - £39.00
Concession Prices: £28.00 - £36.00
Departs: 09.30
Returns: 16.15 approx
Departing: Mon, Tues, Thur, Sat, Sun (01/09/16 - 31/03/17). Every day (all year from 01/04/17).

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Itinerary

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 a top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
~Air Conditioning as standard.
~Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide

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

Discount Price
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 15 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Important Information: We like to give you plenty of opportunities to go on nature walks, so we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!! Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Customer Reviews

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.
Suzanne Grace - 30/06/2015

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!
Christian Weber - 30/05/2015

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.
Boyd penner - 25/05/2015

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!
Carlie - 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.
Camille Rendal - 14/06/2012

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!
Therese Fitzgerald - 25/11/2011

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.
Heidi Giesbrecht - 24/02/2011

Great tour, Bob was a great guide very colorful stories we enjoyed every minute of it
Peter Jacques - 28/11/2010

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!
Judith - 09/11/2010

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
Dave Harvey - 22/08/2010

Traveller Photos

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Lowlands Day Tour by Erica Ho

Lowlands Day Tour by Erica Ho

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Rosslyn chap and the borders by antonello

Rosslyn chap and the borders by antonello

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Best of the Borders by Louise Wong

Best of the Borders by Louise Wong

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Rosslyn Chapel Scottish Border by Jennifer Loder

Rosslyn Chapel Scottish Border by Jennifer Loder

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Melrose Abby Scottish Border by Christian Weber

Melrose Abby Scottish Border by Christian Weber

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artful Rosslyn Chapel by Barbara Fluegge

artful Rosslyn Chapel by Barbara Fluegge

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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

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