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  • Location:Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Visit Rosslyn Chapel and learn the truth about the Holy Grail on a "Da Vinci Code" tour to the Scottish Borders. You'll hear the true history of the famous Rosslyn Chapel and visit the lovely town of Melrose on this small group tour.


  • Small group excursion to Melrose, Rosslyn Abbey and the Scottish Borders from Edinburgh
  • Visit locations featured in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code
  • Hear the true history of Rosslyn Abbey
  • Discount Card to use at local restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Comfortable Mercedes minivan
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 people

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What You Can Expect

Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Melrose Abbey, Scotland

With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this day trip to locations made famous by Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. Traveling in a small group means you can reach out-of-the-way places to discover the real Scotland!

Departing Edinburgh, you will head south to the world-famous Scott's View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and Eildon Hills. From here, you will 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, immortalized in The Da Vinci Code and an important site of beauty and history in its own right.

The tour includes a discount card, offering fantastic savings on top Edinburgh and Scotland visitor attractions, restaurants, pubs and shopping.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide told us the history of Scotland and the borders while driving us around the beautiful countryside. She took pictures for us, answered questions and advised us on the best places to get a quick lunch and find toilets, very helpful. We visited a William Wallace Statue, Melrose Abby and Rosslyn Chapel. Photos are banned inside of Rosslyn Chapel. I wish we had more time at Rosslyn Chapel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide Stephen really made the day. As we travelled around he explained the history of the countryside we passed through in an engaging interesting way. We had enough time at our main stops, Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel. The whole day was professionally organised.
Thanks for a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absoultely perfect day. I cannot say enough about this company and their guide. She was terrific.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great tour. Seeing Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey was on my to do list for sure and they did not fail to impress. Our tour guide/driver Gillian was very knowledgeable, down to earth and funny. Overall a great day out listening to great stories and good music!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Neil, our driver was very informative, without being overly talky. He was an excellent driver. He gave us a short drive around Melrose so we knew all the lunch choices. I would recommend this tour to my friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved it! Our tour driver was extremely informative and seemed to really have an interest in Scottish history. That made the trip so much more enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I truly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great trip. Rosslyn Chapel is one of a kind and a place you don't want to miss seeing. Our guide and driver Joe was great. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a great safe driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Roslyn Chapel visit was all I hoped it would be. Melrose also a great stop for pics and lunch. Our driver, Joe, was very knowledgeable and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I absolutely loved this tour. Rosslyn Chapel is amazing. We arrived and were lucky to take part in a talk by one of the workers. This really helped us appreciate the site. Would highly recommend.

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