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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the 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 Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the 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
Visit some of the most important ancient Roman sites in Britain on this guided tour from Edinburgh. Benefit from the knowledge of your guide as you visit millennia-old ruins including Hadrian's Wall, Birdoswald Fort, and Steel Rigg. Hear about the Anglo-Scottish wars that ravaged the region, enjoy a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park, and get your photo taken on the Anglo-Scottish border—all without worrying about navigation or driving.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG (Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure)
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  • 1
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Jedburgh Abbey
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Carter Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Vindolanda
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Birdoswald Roman Fort
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG (Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure)
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Highlights
  • Easily visit the most important ancient Roman sites in Britain
  • Getting a deeper sense of the area’s history from your guide
  • Meet in central Edinburgh and travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Begin your tour when you meet your driver/guide and climb aboard a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for a morning departure from Edinburgh's city center. Follow in the ancient Romans' footsteps with a stop in Jedburgh to visit the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian abbey before continuing to Carter Bar to see the Anglo-Scottish border. After crossing into England, enjoy a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park. The next stop is Steel Rigg, one of the richest Roman archaeological sites in Britain. Enjoy free time to explore Hadrian's Wall, the 73-mile-long (117-kilometer-long) cobbled fortification built to separate Scotland from the Roman Empire. Next stop at Vindolanda where you can explore the museum, and to have lunch break (own expense). After visiting Birdoswald to see one of the best-preserved Roman forts on Hadrian’s Wall, it's back to Edinburgh where your tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by luxury Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Jedburgh Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Vindolanda
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Due to Covid19 restrictions, you will be able to visit Jedburgh Abbey after the 18th September 2020. During this time, this will be a photo stop only, no internal visit of the abbey is available.
  • For your optional Vindolanda/Jedburgh Abbey tickets you must reserve your time slot in advance. Please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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Andrew K wrote a review Mar 2020
Tinley Park, Illinois7 contributions1 helpful vote
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I want to thank Jim our guide for a great tour! initially I was the only person booked on the tour and at the last second another joined us. I appreciate how Rabbie's handled this situation and were willing to take me to see Hadrians Wall even though I was to be the only person
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Date of experience: March 2020
Brittany wrote a review Mar 2020
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My boyfriend and I can’t recommend Rabbies enough. We’ve tried other tour companies in Edinburgh but none of them give you the same quality because they’re on big coach busses with massive group sizes. Our driver-guide Dave was one of the best we’ve ever had and was very
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Date of experience: March 2020
Connie wrote a review Feb 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions1 helpful vote
Took the tour today with Jim as the driver. Couldn't have asked for a better experience for my first taste of Scotland (even if part of the tour was in England). Friendly, funny and engaging.
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Liz McCasland wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Had an amazing time! Our tour guide Desmond was very knowledgeable and made the whole trip very fun! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in Roman ruins and history.
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Date of experience: February 2020
BellringingSue wrote a review Feb 2020
Guernsey, United Kingdom54 contributions11 helpful votes
I was on this day trip and thoroughly enjoyed it! A 5* experience from checking in at Rabbie’s café to being dropped back there in the evening! Sean was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information. He was able to make the tour a perfect fit for each of us even though we
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 7 Feb 2020
It's great to hear that Sean was so accommodating of everyone's preferences and helped make this such a great trip. Thanks so much for your recommendation. Kind Regards, Aimee
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  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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