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Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
Highlights
  • Scottish borderlands tour perfect for fans of The Da Vinci Code
  • Get insights into the mysteries, legends, and myths surrounding this area
  • Travel in a comfortable minivan with someone else taking care of navigation
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Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
From US$41.01
Overview
Explore some of The Da Vinci Code’s real-life mysteries with 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.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Edinburgh to begin your adventure. Enjoy the scenery from your luxury minivan 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 will help decode the provocative symbolism in the chapel’s stonework.

Return to Edinburgh for drop-off back at Waverley Bridge.
Reviews (313)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour on a dreich day!

We had a great day out in the borders with Dave Fletcher as our driver/guide. Superb line of chat and a great fund of knowledge - a shame he couldn't control the weather :-) We had a great time and even managed a few photo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alelcoate
Passport810120, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so for coming back to travel with us, we're pleased that you enjoyed Dave's commentary. In 2019 we will have tours departing from Aberdeen and Manchester too - maybe we'll see you at one of these new departure points next time! All...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour with a Terri knownledgeable driver

This was the best bus tour we took. The driver was extremely knowledgeable and personable. That’s a great tool for all levels of travelers Can be accommodated.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MARVELOUS TRIP

We had a wonderful day trip to sites noted. A big part of the pleasure was the guide, Alan. Lovely gentleman, knowledgeable, informative and very pleasant. The sites were very interesting. We choose the shorter trip but saw a great deal.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 78jlw116
Passport810120, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, It's great to hear that you had such a great day with Alan, thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 11 November 2018
wonderful trip

Daniel was our tour guide and it was such a small group. He definitely made the journey very interesting by giving history talks along the way and about the movie Braveheart as well. he had really good knowledge on Scotland, the food and the culture....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shafaq M
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Extremely interesting

The chapel itself is incredibly beautiful and ornate, and its long history is fascinating. I would enjoy spending much more time examining the beautiful carvings. Our tour guide, Adam, was very fun and entertaining.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig W
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You would have to ask the vendor because we walked to the meeting site and it is near the train station. It is a great tour but check the return time so your not late getting back to the ship.
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