Book a tour from Edinburgh to visit Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders, and Glenkinchie Distillery. This tour is available Monday and Thursday year round.
- The Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders, and Glenkinchie Distillery tour details: Please note that the price is for transport and driver guide only.
- Rosslyn Chapel Tour days: Monday and Thursday year round
- Tour Departure point: Entrance to Edinburgh Castle's Esplanade (easily accessed with public transport)
- Tour Duration: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM (arrive at 9:15 AM at the tour departure point)
- Tour Price includes: Professional driver guide; Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. A small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers, you will get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life; discount card for restaurants, shopping, and attractions.
- Tour Price does not include: Admission to Rosslyn Chapel, admission to Melrose Abbey, lunch and refreshments
- Tour highlights: Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Melrose Abbey, Scott’s View, Glenkinchie Distillery. Optional extras with entrance fees: Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Glenkinchie Distillery
- Vehicle: Deluxe air-conditioned bus
Departing from the Edinburgh Castle, your tour will head out of the city to the village of Roslin (sometimes spelled Rosslyn or Roslyn), making the first stop at Rosslyn Chapel (its worldwide fame increased thanks to “The Da Vinci Code”, Dan Brown’s blockbusting novel).
After Rosslyn you will drive into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland. (Of great importance, too, is the fact that this is the traditional home to Scottish rugby!) Your tour will, in fact, travel to the historic town of Melrose, birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens (in which teams are made up of 7 players, instead of the usual 15. The matches are shorter). This is also the location of Melrose Abbey, founded in 660 and said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. You'll have time for lunch and enjoy some free time to explore Melrose and its Abbey.
Returning to Edinburgh, you will travel via St. Boswells and pause for a photo stop at Scott’s View, where you will have some gloriously scenic views. The journey north will go to Pencaitland, where you will 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. You will then return to Edinburgh.
This is a very full day to visit Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Border, and to taste Glenkinchie whiskey. Please book the tour directly on the website and we'll send you a confirmation voucher with further details about the departure point for the tour.