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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Melrose Abbey was interesting but Rosslyn Chapel is the jewel. Da Vinci Code is a tie in but the chapel is outstanding regardless.
Don't miss this opportunity. Beautiful way to also see a lovely portion of the countryside.

Dorothy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing! The driver was informative and so nice. I would do this tour again. Simply wonderful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Informative and entertaining tour guide. Beautiful scenery. Worth every minute.

YuYing Miko H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Rosslyn Abbey is truly magnificent! Our guide was super friendly too, thoroughly enjoyed the trip. He gave us lots of stories and tips during the ride. The journey also passed by several scenic spots.

Yvonne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great trip and our driver was very friendly and accommodating to all our questions throughout the trip. I would definitely recommend doing this one

Jackie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This trip was amazing!!! Beautiful country

Laurie-Ann E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We were fortunate enough to have a small group. Keith kept us VERY entertained. He was knowlegeable, funny and very accommodating (poor guy had two yanks and one canuck to deal with...ALL girls) but he handled it like a pro. If you get the chance to take this tour its well worth it!!!!

Elisabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Lovely trip despite the weather. Tour guide Christopher one heaps about the history of the area.

Kaye M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Beautiful beautiful country to travel through, in comfy coach with our guide Ally, the most informative guide I have had the pleasure of touring with. Rosslyn Chapel was a standout, and Ally made sure we made it in perfect time for the talk n tour of this beautiful kirk. Its a really lovely, easy day and weather makes no difference. So just go and take your camera


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We really enjoyed visiting the lowlands and seeing Rosslyn and Melrose. Our guide Peter was great.

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