Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore some of Scotland's fascinating history and culture on a day tour from Edinburgh. Learn about the myths of the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel and travel to Melrose to see its 12th-century abbey.

Highlights

  • Take a trip into Scotland's remarkable past on this full-day tour
  • Uncover the myths of Rosslyn Chapel, made famous in the 'da Vinci Code'
  • Admire the Eildon Hills and the beautiful scenery
  • Take in Scott's View and the River Tweed, all on a small group tour
  • Visit Melrose, home to a Cistercian chapel from the 12th century

Description

Your tour takes you 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’. From here, you travel south 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. You then get the opportunity to visit the statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace and the nearby beautiful Scott’s View, overlooking the Tweed Valley, before you return to Edinburgh.* *Please note that if your tour departs on a Sunday, this itinerary will work in reverse.

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Important Information

  • Departure time 10:00 Return time 17:00 (approx). Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach for a more personal experience There is a maximum of 16 participants per tour It is recommended that you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place You are restricted to 14 kilograms (31 lbs) 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) with a small bag for onboard personal items

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