Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Trip from Edinburgh

Visit Rosslyn Chapel and learn the truth about the Holy Grail on a “Da Vinci Code” tour to the Scottish Borders. You’ll hear the true history of the famous Rosslyn Chapel and visit the lovely town of Melrose on this small group tour.

With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this day trip to locations made famous by Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. Traveling in a small group means you can reach out-of-the-way places to discover the real Scotland!

Departing Edinburgh, you will head south to the world-famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and Eildon Hills. From here, you will travel to Melrose with the opportunity to explore its great Border abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th century. The Cistercian monks had very close connections with the Knights Templar and Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain.

Following lunch in Melrose you will make your way to the stunning 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalized in The Da Vinci Code and an important site of beauty and history in its own right.

The tour includes a discount card, offering fantastic savings on top Edinburgh and Scotland visitor attractions, restaurants, pubs and shopping.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007.

Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Tour the Scottish Highlands on a day trip from Edinburgh, then watch the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo at night. Capturing the essence of Scotland in one day, enjoy the perfect combination of Highlands countryside and villages, whisky tasting and guaranteed tickets to the Military Tattoo.

Leaving Edinburgh, your Highlands day trip takes you through the scenic Trossachs National Park and the Highland village of Killin. Hear tales of Rob Roy and view the impressive Falls of Dochart, fed by the highest peaks in the Southern Highlands, including the mighty Ben Lawers.

Then journey along tranquil Loch Tay to the small town of Aberfeldy for lunch ,where you have the option to enjoy a Whisky Distillery tour (additional cost), take a short nature trail or explore Scotland’s first Fair Trade town.

If you choose the Distillery Tour, you’ll visit the award-winning Dewar’s World of Whisky in the beautiful Highlands region of Perthshire. The Dewar’s visitor center is the only location in the UK to showcase the full range of Dewar’s products, from premium blends to the legendary Aberfeldy single malt.

Next, explore the peaceful Hermitage pleasure grounds and take a short woodland walk to spectacular waterfalls, Ossian’s Cave and the River Braan.

Returning to Edinburgh at approximately 5:30pm, past the magnificent Forth Bridges, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy dinner before making your own way to Edinburgh Castle for the evening’s special entertainment: the legendary Military Tattoo.

Celebrating its Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary) in 2010, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an event not to be missed for any visitor to Scotland during August. Men in kilts, bagpipes by the hundreds and a league of nations converge for a spectacular night of Scottish entertainment against the spectacular Edinburgh Castle backdrop.

The Edinburgh Dungeon Tour – Skip the Line

Skip the line! Purchase your ticket to The Edinburgh Dungeon ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue and gaining fast track entry. Don’t waste time waiting in lines while on holiday!

The Edinburgh Dungeon uses live actors, shows, a spooky ride and interactive special effects to take you on a unique journey through Scotland’s most horrible history. Meet the ghosts of the city when you delve into the world of the paranormal in Scotland’s haunted capital.

Everything that you see is based on real historical events from the brutal Clan Wars, to Edinburgh’s Great Fire and the Anatomy Theatre. With a chilling boat ride into the lair of cannibal Sawney Bean the Edinburgh Dungeon provides a thrilling and fun experience that will leave you screaming for more!

Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.

The capital of Scotland since the 15th Century, Edinburgh stands on 7 hills creating a dramatic skyline. Tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, the historic Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth.

Departure Point
Tour starts at Waverly Bridge, however you may board and disembark the bus at any one of the 24 stops around the city