Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & the Borders: Day Trip from EdinburghPrivate Tour

Discover the legends surrounding Rosslyn Chapel, and Melrose Abbey, and explore the Scottish Borders on this private day trip from Edinburgh.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Total

Things to know

Duration:

8 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture, Family, Friends, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driving tour - you will have your own private driver-guide throughout the tour.

Tickets:

- Entrance tickets to the Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey.
- Tour and tastings at a whiskey distillery

Other inclusions:

- English Speaking Guide
- Gratuities optional
- Additional tickets are not included.
- Extra Food and drink are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in front of 'House of Scotland' shop, across from The Hub. 513 Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, United Kingdom.

What makes this tour special

Scotland is a nation renowned for its natural beauty. On this full-day excursion to the Scottish Borders, discover the stunning architecture of Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle, and Melrose Abbey

On your private tour, you will: 


Your tour will begin your tour with a short scenic drive to Roslin, a small village just 7 miles from Edinburgh. The tiny village of Roslin is home to an amazing legacy of Templar knights, medieval conspiracies, and bloody battles.

Heralded as the eventual reliquary of the Holy Grail, the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel is full of exquisite medieval carvings depicting intriguing biblical, masonic, pagan and Templar themes, not found anywhere in the world. You will also have a chance to visit Roslin Castle, which remains an imposing shadow of its former glory.

You will then head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, to the town of Melrose, an area rich in hills, valleys and rivers – and the birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens. Home to the lavish Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, you will explore the beautiful architecture and the fascinating lives of the medieval monks who lived and died here. In Melrose, your guide will recommend a spot for enjoying some traditional Scottish fare before you continue your tour. 

After lunch, you will head to Scott’s View, one of the most spectacular vistas of Scotland. Rounding the day to warm your insides, visit the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of the few Lowland distilleries left in Scotland. Here you will learn about, and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts. 

Enjoy Scotland's treasured lowlands and enjoy the beauty of Scotland's natural landscapes, while marvelling at several of its most world-renown sites. 

Please note:  If your travelling party is larger than 3, please be in touch so we may work with you on a custom booking. Also, consider that children under the age of 8 are not permitted on Glenkinchie Distillery's tours due to health & safety reasons.

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
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