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  • Scotts View
Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Whisky
See, Visit & Explore: Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, St Boswells, Scotts View and Glenkinchie Distillery

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1 day tour from £36

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Except 24, 26 & 31 December and 02 January

Adult Price from 36
Child Price from 33


Seasonal Price Range
35 - 36

Child rates apply from 5-15 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 5 are not carried on this tour.

Product code: TB 02092

Tour Summary

The combination of a visit to intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, the beautiful Scottish Border country and a whisky distillery makes this tour the perfect Scottish experience.

Make the short drive to visit Rosslyn Chapel which featured in Dan Browns blockbuster novel The Da Vinci Code. Spend time exploring this fascinating building and marveling at the intricate carvings. Next enjoy a drive through the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders to visit Melrose and the beautiful countryside forever linked with Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotlands most famous authors. No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a visit to a whisky distillery so we will end the day at pretty Glenkinchie Distillery for a tour and tasting before returning to Edinburgh.

Tour features:

  • Visit Rosslyn Chapel*, Scotts View and Glenkinchie Malt Whisky Distillery* (*admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Melrose
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 7.45 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour [i]

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From our starting point by Edinburgh Castle, we head out of the city to the village of Roslin, making our first stop at Rosslyn Chapel*. Described as the "Library in Stone", the inside walls of Rosslyn Chapel are covered in thousands of ancient carvings, each with a story of its own. You can also learn of the myths and legends surrounding the chapel, including tales of the Knights Templar. Rosslyn Chapel's worldwide fame increased thanks to "The Da Vinci Code", Dan Brown's blockbusting novel.
Leaving Rosslyn we continue into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland, as well as being the traditional home to Scottish rugby. We travel to the historic town of Melrose, birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and location of Melrose Abbey*, founded in 660, said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. Here we stop for lunch and have free time to explore Melrose and its Abbey.
On our return journey, we'll travel via St. Boswells and pause for a photo stop at Scott's View, where we can enjoy glorious scenic views. Our journey north takes us to Pencaitland, where we visit the charming Glenkinchie Distillery*, one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland for a whisky tour. Here you can enjoy "a tour and a taste", learn more about "the water of life" and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts. Then we'll return to Edinburgh.
* Admission Fees
Dunfermline Palace & Abbey       £ Adult         £ Child
Stirling Castle                                   £ Adult         £ Child         
Rosslyn Chapel                                £ Adult         £ Child
This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour from Edinburgh is a great way to discover more of Scotland. During your journey well introduce to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. As with all our tours this excursion has been carefully designed to entertain and inform you.
There are stops planned at the key sights including Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Malt Whisky Distillery. In addition there will be time for lunch in Melrose. On this relaxing tour there may also be additional photo-stops. Your tour will be led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.
You can learn more about the features of this tour by checking the FAQs on this page.
Our signature day tours are very popular and often sell-out. We recommend booking on-line as soon as your travel plans are finalised.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. Youll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes!
Can children travel this tour?
Children aged 5 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 5 to 15 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 5 cannot travel on this tour.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts. Please note that the coach does not have an on-board toilet - stops will be made where there are public toilets available.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available. .
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels. By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotlands best scenery as quickly as possible.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat. We recommend that groups arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.

What's Included

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check In: 09:15
Departs: 09:30
from The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
Returns: 17:15

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