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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.


  • 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
  • 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

Christine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Al, was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. Made the tour fun!

Shirley C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the day trip. Besides seeing Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel, it was our driver and guide, Neal, who really made the trip interesting. He was very informative. He even played a few selections of marvelous Scottish bands while we travelled through the countryside. Cheers to Neal and Rabbie's Tours.

david p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Heather, our driver, was knowledgeable, courteous, kept us on time, and really was the star of the tour. Recommend add 15 min to Melrose stop, need more time for lunch in this very pleasant place away from the crowds of Edinburgh.

Barry G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016


James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a great day with Ally and a perfect exploration with stops planned perfectly and just enough time devoted to each. Highly recommended

Joseph D S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

the tour was good! Seeing the country side, Melrose Abbey and Roslyn Chapel were all wonderful. the guide was informative and did a good job.

Denise C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour with history buff Mike as our driver and guide. Highly recommend this tour and any tour Mike conducts. You will be assured of an interesting and informative tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Rabbies was awesome. And we had a very good tour guide Eric. Nice voice too! Thanks viator

Maria R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Joe, our tour guide, is an amazing story teller. I had so much fun listening to him putting all the history into a compact and understandable context. The places were awesome and we were so lucky with the weather!

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