Day Trip from Edinburgh to Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & the Borders

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API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Edinburgh
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Enjoy a scenic drive to Roslin
Explore the mysterious interiors of Rosslyn Chapel
Head into the heart of the Scottish Borders
Visit spectacular Scott's View
Pay your respects at Sir William Wallace's memorial
Learn and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts
Summary
Discover the legends surrounding Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, and explore the Scottish Borders.
Description

Scotland is a nation renowned for its natural beauty. On this full-day excursion to the Scottish Borders, discover the stunning architecture of Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle, and Melrose Abbey

 - Enjoy a scenic drive to Roslin
 - Hear about the bloody battles and interesting discoveries at the village of Rosslyn
 - Explore the mysterious interiors of Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Castle
 - Head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, towards the natural beauty of Melrose
 - Discover the beautiful architecture of Melrose Abbey
 - Stop for a traditional Scottish lunch at Melrose (not included in price)
 - Visit spectacular Scott's View
 - Pay your respects at Sir William Wallace's memorial
 - Round your day off at Glenkinchie Distillery, learning and sampling some of Glenkinchie's finest malts (not included in price)
 - Enjoy a drive back to Edinburgh

Mysterious Roslin
 
You will begin your tour with a short scenic drive to Roslin, a small village just 7 miles from Edinburgh. The tiny village of Roslin, is home to an amazing legacy of Templar knights, medieval conspiracies, and bloody battles.

Heralded as the eventual reliquary of the Holy Grail, the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel is full of exquisite medieval carvings depicting intriguing biblical, masonic, pagan and Templar themes, not found anywhere in the world. You will also have a chance to visit Roslin Castle, which remains an imposing shadow of its former glory.

 The Scottish Borders and Beyond
 
You will then head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, to the town of Melrose, an area rich in hills, valleys and rivers - and birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens. Home to the lavish Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, you will explore the beautiful architecture and the fascinating lives of the medieval monks who lived and died here. In Melrose, your guide will recommend a spot for enjoying some traditional Scottish fare before you continue your tour.

After lunch you will head to Scott’s View, one of the most spectacular vistas of Scotland. You will also have the opportunity to pay your respects to the huge monument to Scotland’s greatest warrior hero- Sir William Wallace. Intriguingly this massive monument was lost for eighty years, with no-one apparently remembering where it was. Rounding the day to warm your insides, visit to the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Lowland distilleries left in Scotland. Here you will learn about, and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts.
 
 Enjoy one of Scotland's treasured lowlands and enjoy the beauty of Scotland's natural landscapes, while marveling at several of its most world-renown sites.

Included Entrance tickets to the Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey
Private transportation throughout your tour
A friendly, professional English speaking driver-guide
Plenty of time to take photos of beautiful Scotland
Excluded Lunch, although your guide will recommend a delicious local restaurant in Stirling
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Tickets to Glenkinchie Distillery whisky tour.
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book Transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
You must be 18 years or older to consume alcohol
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

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Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday
Monday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00
Wednesday 09:00
Thursday 09:00
Friday 09:00
Saturday 09:00

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Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
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Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

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What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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