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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Rosslyn Chapel
Melrose Abbey
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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.
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
  • Free time to explore Melrose on your own
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Profession of tour guide has become a craft. An art itself.

Excellent. I did three different tours with this company and enjoyed all of them. All three guides had outstanding professional skills.

Thank Piotr K
Reviewed 22 June 2018
Great tour guide!

Really enjoyed the tour of the border towns and of Rosslyn Chapel, but our tour guide, James, is who made this day totally enjoyable! He was so knowledgeable and made the history of Scotland so interesting and just downright fun!!! He even picked songs to...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Stabby Stabby

Our group of 6 had a fabulous day with our guide James, whose sense of humor & great storytelling kept us laughing & intrigued. James was very knowledgeable & told us interesting details about everything we saw. In between stops he gave us history lessons...More

3  Thank 796historybuff
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi there, Thanks for joining us, we're really glad that James kept you entertained and that you all had such a great day. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile
Waste of a day

Our “da Vinci Code” tour was a bust. Yes we went to Rosslyn Chapel but that was the extent of any da Vinci Code reference. Wasted a whole 45 min at the utterly ridiculous Wallace statue. Visiting the other boarder abbeys would have been a...More

3  Thank mmarisko
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear that you were so disappointed and dissatisfied with the tour. Regarding the itinerary, It sounds as though there was some misunderstanding about the nature of the tour, because this is a sightseeing tour to Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Very Pleasant Trip

A very pleasant trip. Comfortable travel arrangements, great weather, interesting and knowledgeable guide (Jan). Enjoyed the small town of Melrose. Sadly didn't get to see much as our travel day was on a Sunday but we did love getting to see Rosslyn Chapel (no photos...More

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Response from Chief1500 | Reviewed this property |
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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