The Stunning Sights of The Scottish Borders - a Day Trip from Edinburgh

Tour Number

Activity Level

391181


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Private full day taxi tour through the Scottish Borders visiting historic attractions


After a brief southbound drive from Edinburgh we quickly find ourselves amongst the beautiful countryside of The Scottish Borders. Here you will have the opportunity to Visit the magnificent ruin of Melrose Abbey. Founded in 1136 by Cistercian Monks at the request of King David 1 it was built in a Gothic style and is the resting place of several Scottish Kings and Nobles. The heart of Robert the Bruce is also buried here.
Close by lies Abbotsford House, The historic home to the literary genius Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832). Today the house serves as a museum and monument to its famous occupant. There will be plenty time to visit the house and learn all about the great man. Just along the road from here is Scott's View where you will have one of the best outlooks over the Borders. Finally a visit to Rosslyn Chapel. Dating back to the 15th century and famous for its carvings and mysterious links Freemasonry and the holy grail the chapel featured prominently in the novel and film "The Da Vinci Code"

Itinerary

- Collection from hotel or cruise liner terminal.
- Drive to Scottish Borders
- Stop at Scott's View
- Visit Melrose Abbey
- Visit Abbotsford House
- Optional break for lunch
- Visit Rosslyn Chapel
- Return to pick up point

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotels
Cruise Liner terminals
Transport hubs

End location: Return to pick up point unless otherwise agreed

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Mercedes Vito licensed taxi registered 2016
Air conditioned
Free wifi access
Taxis have full access to the city's Greenways. (Public transport express lanes)

What’s Included

Full day private tour of The Scottish Borders in a Mercedes Vito licensed taxi
Services of professional driver guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 GBP - Money for lunch and or refreshments if desired.
Admission to attractions.

What’s Extra

Money for lunch, refreshments and personal purchases.

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