Explore some of Scotland's fascinating history and culture on this full-day small group tour from Edinburgh. Learn about the myths of the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel, and travel to Melrose to see its impressive abbey, dating back to the 12th century.
What to Expect
Discover the myths and legends surrounding the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel on this small group tour! You'll also visit the beautiful Borders village of Melrose with its historic abbey.
Departing at 09:30, your tour takes you south to the world famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. You will also get the opportunity to visit the original Wallace Monument.
From here you travel to Melrose, including the chance to explore its great Border Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had very close connections with the Knights Templar and Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain.
Following lunch in Melrose you will make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalised in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code”. Here, you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”.
From Melrose, you will return to Edinburgh, arriving at approximately 16:15.
- Tour transport
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel
Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
What to Remember
Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and we remain the only 5-star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers, you will get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!