Experience the legend and mystery of Rosslyn Chapel and the Holy Grail on this 6-hour ‘Da Vinci Code’ tour from Edinburgh. In a small group, travel to the charming town of Melrose and through the Scottish borderlands. Explore Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel, and hear intriguing tales of Cistercian monks, the Knights Templar and Robert the Bruce.  

Highlights

  • 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

Your ‘Da Vinci Code’ adventure departs in the morning from central Edinburgh. Meet your expert guide and board the luxury minivan for a half-day tour of the Scottish borderlands and some of the area’s most legendary locations.

Your first stop is the epic viewpoint at Scott’s View — named for Sir Walter Scott — perched high above Tweed Valley and Eildon Hills. Snap some photos of Roman ruins and the rugged Scottish landscape, then continue to the lovely town of Melrose, an ancient settlement along the River Tweed. Stroll through the town that suffered a history of English invasion to see Melrose Abbey, the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart. Founded by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, the abbey offers a legendary history connecting the Cistercians to the Knights Templar. Tour the space and grab some lunch in town (own expense).

After lunch, continue to the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, a 15th-century masterpiece that enjoyed a critical role in The Da Vinci Code. Explore the medieval structure and study the chapel's elaborate stonework, loaded with provocative symbolism. Hear some of the many theories, myths and legends about the chapel that attracts visitors from around the globe, then relax on the ride back to Edinburgh.

Your 6-hour tour ends at Waverley Bridge.

Note: The tour includes a discount card to top Edinburgh and Scotland attractions, restaurants, pubs and shopping.

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Customer Reviews

Marta H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a fabulous time! I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide, John, was the best! He gave us a lot of history while we drove and kept everyone interested!

Uthorn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Brilliant trip and great guide, Catty.

Cherrylin United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing tour. I was strucked with how Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel is.

William D T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

very good tour with a driver who helped to make the trip an enjoyable event. The restaurant suggestions for lunch were excellent. His willingness to involve all the passengers in conversation was commendable.

Cherrylin United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Marvelous and uplifting experience. It's really old but beautiful

Darryl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a great tour and our tour guide was awesome I'm sorry, I don't recall his name. Melrose Abbey was my daughter's favorite site from all the things we saw in Scotland. I have been wanting to see Rosslyn Chapel ever since the movie, The DaVinci Code, came out and it didn't disappoint. The guide at the chapel wasn't part of our tour, but I recommend sitting in on her short presentation about the chapel...very interesting. Scott's View was absolutely breathtaking!!! My only criticism is the name of the tour...it should simply be named Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders. Nothing else had to do with the movie, other than the chapel.

Walter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Tour guide was excellent.

Kelly123

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Bob was Great!

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Let me start by saying how appreciative I am of the way that Rabbie's does business. My wife and I were the only 2 people on this tour and they didn't cancel it. Their policy is that if they have a tour, and even one person pays for it, that tour is going to happen. That is customer service.

Our tour guide was Dougie. He was one of the very best tour guides we've ever had. Dougie is very knowledgable about the area and could answer any questions my wife or I asked. Since this was basically a private tour, we were able to discus anything we wanted to.

As for the tour itself, if you are into history this is a fabulous tour to take. Melrose Abby was beautiful. There is so much history there. Rosslyn Chapel was the highlight of my entire vacation. There was a girl there names Rene. She was our guide at the Chapel. She spent about an hour with us and answered every question we could think of. We couldn't get enough of it.

A long the way Dougie stopped everywhere that we wanted to take picture or get a closer look of. The restaurant that he recommended was fantastic as well. We couldn't get enough of this tour. It was difficult for he rest of our holiday to live up to this. Well done Rabbie's and Viator

Karen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a wonderful opportunity to learn more history and visit parts of beautiful Scotland that we might have missed. Ewan B. was an entertaining and knowledgable guide.

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