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Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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A note from Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore some of the "Da Vinci Code’s" real-life mysteries on this guided tour through the Scottish borderlands. Learn about the mystery of Rosslyn Chapel, the Holy Grail, and Melrose Abbey. Listen to your guide’s commentary bring historical figures such as Robert the Bruce, the Knights Templar, and the Cistercian Monks to life. On the way, enjoy the scenery as someone else handles the driving.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rabbie's
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    William Wallace Statue
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Melrose Abbey
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Rosslyn Chapel
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Scott's View
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Scottish borderlands tour perfect for fans of The Da Vinci Code
  • Get insights into the mysteries, legends, and myths surrounding this area
  • Let someone else taking care of navigation while you relax in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Edinburgh to begin your adventure. Enjoy the scenery from your top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach as you travel to your first stop: Scott’s View. Have your camera ready for views over the Eildon Hills and the Tweed Valley, including the Roman ruins. Move on to the town of Melrose, situated on the River Tweed. Take a walking tour to learn about the English invasion and stop by Melrose Abbey, where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried. Hear about the abbey’s founding in the 12th century, and its connection to the Knights Templar and the Cistercians. Enjoy free time to explore or purchase your own lunch. Next, it’s on to the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, which featured prominently in The Da Vinci Code. Your guide helps decode the provocative symbolism in the chapel’s stonework. Return to Edinburgh for drop-off back at Waverley Bridge.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
Duration
6h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Small group tour (16 people max)
  • Transport by 16-seat Mercedes luxury mini-coach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees (Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel)
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel
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Additional Info
  • "Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure"
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • For your optional Melrose Abbey tickets you must reserve your time slot in advance. Please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Rosslyn Chapel – no need to pre-book, you can choose whether you want to visit this chapel whilst on your tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Geoff Scotland wrote a review Sep 2020
Banchory, Scotland, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
Fantastic tour fully enhanced by the knowledgeable and likeable Roger . Would highly recommend this : due to Covid-19 we were the only people on the tour and I feel it would have been cancelled if it had been any other other tour operator : so well played to Rabbies for putting
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Date of experience: September 2020
pilottrev wrote a review Sep 2020
Penkridge, United Kingdom52 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a fantastic day made all the more special by Ewan our guide/driver who entertained us with his extensive knowledge and history background to each and ever part of the journey, not only the chapel but where the best places to get food and drink were at each stop, there
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Date of experience: September 2020
Diane M wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
Rosslyn Chapel has been on my bucket list for years and this was the perfect way to visit. Hats off to Rabbies' guide James (sorry, didn't catch his last name) for his storytelling expertise.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 17 Aug 2020
Amazing! We're so glad to have been able to take you there, thanks for joining us! Best wishes, Aimee
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diiya09is wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
The guide makes a HUGE diference. Sarah is exceptional. A real storyteller. We loved our day with her seeing her Edinburgh , the borders, rosslyn chapel. Rabbies star for sure!
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Date of experience: February 2020
mary d wrote a review Feb 2020
28 contributions
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Went on this short trip as it was my last day in Edinburgh and had to catch my flight home. Trip started at 9.45 our driver was Willliam and he was really good. We went to see a statue of William Wallace, Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel and the borders. We found out a lot about
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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