Rosslyn Chapel, Glenkinchie Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

Day Trips & Excursions in Scotland

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Explore the legends of Rosslyn Chapel and journey through the Scottish Lowlands on this borders tour. Discover Melrose Abbey, the fabled resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce and take a 'tour and a taste' at Glenkinchie, a rare lowland whisky distillery.
Meet your guide in front of Ensign Ewart Pub on the Royal Mile, where you'll depart for the village of Rosslyn to visit the renowned Rosslyn Chapel. Featured in the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, step inside the chapel for tales of the Knights Templar and commentary on the building's history. Afterwards, we'll take the scenic route to the borders of Scotland, where you'll stop in the town of Melrose. Notable sites in the area include Melrose Abbey, the alleged burial site of King Robert the Bruce’s heart and rugby sevens was also rumoured to be invented in this town. You will have time to explore and have some lunch before you take off for your next stop. As the coach begins to make its way back to Edinburgh, pause for photos at Scott’s View to see the valley of the River Tweed, one of the favorite sites of Scots author Sir Walter Scott. Enjoy a final stop at Glenkinchie Distillery. Here you can enjoy ‘a tour and a taste,’ where you'll learn how they make their superb lowland whisky and try it for yourself. Your 8-hour tour will then begin the return journey to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
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