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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a great day!!! Great drive and really interesting tour. The small Roslyn Chapel was so welcoming and exquisite. The Melrose Abbey ruins are some of the best of Henry VIII's destructive stupidity. I liked the walk into the William Wallace Statue and the statue itself. Great views of the borders.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great view during drive and sights at stops/locations, knowledgeable and pleasant driver/ tour guide one person did both Vans used are very nice, clean and modern, however if you're not a small or skinny person the width of the seats are very uncomfortable if sitting next to someone more narrow than aircraft seats when you fly if that gives you a hint can't even fasten seat belt without leaning sideways to latch, I'm not small but far from huge 6' average build for that height in my 50's, same for my wife and son, the larger buses I've ridden in most tours before weren't as narrow and at least allowed the aisle seat to slide out for more room, these don't.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Scotland is beautiful country with its history and nature!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I have to say that Pete made this trip. He was hilarious. Such a great guide, loads of energy, a good laugh, great stories and just kept the whole day alive and going really well. As a result we really enjoyed it. Cheers Pete!!

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