Tour Operator: Rabbie's Tours 6h 45m Travel method:   Mini Bus / Car Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Your tour takes you to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, made world famous in Dan Brown’s book, ‘Da Vinci Code’. Here you have time to explore the chapel and find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the ‘Holy Grail’.

From here, you travel south to Melrose where you can visit the ruined Melrose abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had close connections with the Knights Templar, and legend tells that Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain.

You then get the opportunity to visit the statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace and the nearby beautiful Scott’s View, overlooking the Tweed Valley, before you return to Edinburgh.*

*Please note that if your tour departs on a Sunday, this itinerary will work in reverse.


Scott’s View Take in this splendid view of the Scottish borders, which was once Sir Walter Scott’s favourite.

William Wallace Statue This 200-year-old eccentric statue of William Wallace proudly watches over the landscape.

Melrose Abbey A beautiful and ruined Gothic abbey that may hold the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce.

Tweed Valley Famous for its salmon fishing, the River Tweed is surrounded by soft rolling hills.

Rosslyn Chapel A beautiful 15th-century chapel, full of impressive architecture, stone carvings, and many mysterious tales.

Finishes (approx.)
17:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
5 Minimum age: 5 years
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Small group tour (16 people max)
  • Transport by 16-seat Mercedes luxury mini-coach

Meeting point
  • Inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (Gate J and Gate K), Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Maximum of 8 people per booking.
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Please note that due to high level masonry inspections, unfortunately sections of Melrose Abbey may be closed during your visit.

Visitor Attractions

Rosslyn Chapel - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.

Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, Melrose Abbey is closed until further notice.