Enjoy a day tour to the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, experience the pretty Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey, and then led from the spiritual to the spiritful with a tour and a taste at Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery.
From our start point by Edinburgh Castle we head out of the city to the unassuming little 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 our journey into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland, as well as 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 for a ‘tour and a taste’ and learn more about ‘the water of life’. Glenkinchie is one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland. Then we’ll return to Edinburgh.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Melrose Abbey, Scott’s View, Glenkinchie Distillery.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Glenkinchie Distillery.
For departure details refer to the "Prices, Dates, and What's Included" Section...
Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery Tour
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departs: 09:15 | Returns: 17:15 approx
Departure Point: Edinburgh tours depart from 521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE.
2018 Departs: Monday, Thursday and Saturday - Year round
2019 Departs: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - Year round
Prices Per Person
Adult Price from £39 to £42 (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student from £37 to £40 (GBP)
Child ( 5-16) from £37 to £40 (GBP)
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**children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
The Tour Includes:
- The tour includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury Mercedes Benz coaches.
note: these tours normally run at a medium group size, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, ranging in size from 16 to 43 seats .
- All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows:
Rosslyn Chapel: £9.00 adults, £7.00 senior/student
Melrose Abbey: £4.95 adults, £3.96 senior/student
Glenkinchie Distillery: £6.00 adults
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.
Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
What should I bring with me?
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!