Discover the best of the Scottish highlands on this tour. Follow the Da Vinci trail in Scotland and uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci Code, the Knights Templar and the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart at Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the Scottish Borders.
Tour the famous Scotts View and admire the spectacular panoramic vistas over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. Marvel at the untamed wilderness of the Scottish Highlands and escape into a world of enchanting beauty and serenity in the lap of nature.
Approx. 7 hoursStart time
The tour departs from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
You will be picked up at 09:45am and taken to the tour destinations in an air conditioned Mercedes minibus accompanied by a guide.
See the world famous Scott’s View and admire the spectacular panoramic vistas over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. Also visit the original Wallace Monument, a prominent Victorian tower which stands above the river on a rocky crag and catches the eye for miles around.
Travel to Melrose and explore its great Border Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th century. The abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain.
Stop in Melrose where you can have an optional lunch or time at leisure to explore.
In the afternoon make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalised in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code”. You can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”.
The tour ends at Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh. You will reach Edinburgh at around 4:00pm.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.
Great guide, interesting stops in various locations, gave us plenty of time to take pictures, nice brief history lesson with each stop, beautiful scenic drive through the Borders...Cynthia L Ostrowski, United States, 12/Sep/2015
I get to see the amazing Scottish borders through the Da Vinci Code tour. With the help of the enthusiastic guide tour, I get to see the amazing history of Scotland in general. ...Janine Angar Balasbas, Qatar, 27/Jul/2014
WE had a small group with a very knowledgeable and entertaining 'proud Scottish' guide who told so much about the history with enthusiasm. I learnt so much. The chapel was...SUSAN E HINES, Australia, 13/Jul/2014
Would definitely recommend this tour.
I have not rated excellent as (unless I misread your website info - in which case my apologies - website said back in Edinburgh at 6 but we were back at 4-430. Service was excellent, driver friendly and well-informed, minibus comfortable. Would recommend to others