Medieval Edinburgh, Scottish Freemasonry & The Holy Grail
Explore Edinburgh and nearby Rosslyn Chapel on this 9-hour private tour by VIP Class 8 seat Mercedes Minibus. See Edinburgh Castle, home to several monarchs and the Scottish crown jewels. Wander down the Royal Mile and around the New Town, experiencing both ancient Edinburgh and the modern cosmopolitan city. Drive past the Scottish Parliament and around Arthur's Seat before heading out to visit Rosslyn Chapel, built in the mid-15th Century and made famous by the Da Vinci Code.
Head into Edinburgh's medieval Old Town and begin your tour on the famed Royal Mile, which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Wind through the twisting streets and up the hills to sites of executions and the birthplace of Harry Potter; learn about the area's notorious denizens including body-snatchers, witch hunters, firebrand priests, and philosophers. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock. Compare the Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows, to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. After lunch we head to Rosslyn Chapel, a 15th-century chapel that has been the subject of speculative theories concerning a connection to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, and the Holy Grail. Take your time exploring, and perhaps unlocking the mysteries, of this medieval gem with its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will met at your centrally located hotel or cruise line terminal
End location: The tour will return to the original pick-up point, unless previously agreed.
Duration: 9 hours
Private 8 seat VIP Class Mercedes Minibus
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned VIP Class 8 seat Mercedes Minibus or 6 seat "V" Class Mercedes
Welcome pack including: Scottish shortbread, Scottish Tablet & Fudge
Complimentary on board snacks
Entrance fees to Rosslyn Chapel
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GBP - Lunch,optional entrances & Guide book for Rosslyn Chapel
Optional entrance fees to Edinburgh Castle/The Palace of Holyrood House
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What else can I say but wonderful, educational, inspiring, and personal. Alan met our group of 6 at the pier in his Scottish attire and very comfortable large van/small bus. He customized part of our trip per our request and we managed to fit in everything and more. He deserves a 5+ star rating.