Take a half-day trip out of Edinburgh to explore one of the regions top visited attractions. Explore the historic and mysterious Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian. Travel via some of Edinburgh’s hidden gems along the way to and from Rosslyn.

Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the narrow back roads of Scotland.

Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.

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Half day (9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm)

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Inclusions:

Exclusions:

  • Lunch (we can recommend a place)
  • Entrance into attractions & sites
  • Gratuities (optional)
KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…

Rosslyn Chapel

Our first stop is the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by its mysterious links to The Knights Templar and more recently the setting for the Dan Brown Novel The Da Vinci Code and the Tom Hanks film by the same name. The Chapel is adorned by incredibly intricate stonework and the Apprentice Pillar carries with it a gruesome story of jealousy and murder.

It has been rumoured that a crucifixion cross buried under the chapel is the cross on which Jesus was killed. The holy grail, and the possessions of the knights Templar themselves may all be hidden under the floor of this mysterious and majestic church building.

Craigmillar Castle

On the way back into town we will have a fantastic view of Edinburgh’s second Castle at Craigmillar. Whilst we don’t have time to explore the castle in depth, we will learn about its role in Mary Queen of Scots life and its important proximity to the medieval city.

Duddingston Village

We will also call at Duddingston Village on the tour. This quiet enclave of Edinburgh is steeped in history with its historic pub (where some guests decide to end the tour!) and picturesque Duddingston Kirk and graveyard.

SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…

Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tours route, but we can add in and remove anything you want

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 18.37 miles
  • Time 1 h 7 min
  • Speed 16 mph
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ALL OF OUR TOURS COME COMPLETE WITH…
KILT WEARING TOUR GUIDE

We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland

HOTEL / CRUISE BERTH PICK UP

We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour

BOTTLED SCOTTISH WATER

`Chilled, premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided

PREMIUM MERCEDES MINIVAN

Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 people and their bags

ONBOARD WIFI

Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi

RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
  • Michael & Heidi

    Spending the day with Alexander on a private tour of Edinburgh was like visiting a new city with a wonderful family friend. Alexander met us at our hotel promptly in his spotless van and we were off and running. We started with an overview of [...]

    Published On: February, 2022
  • Renato B

    Our host Alexander was very flexible and adapted the tour according to our requests and the weather. He had a deep knowledge of routes and destinations and knew exactly when to explain or introduce facts or curiosities about the Scottish history. Alexander went above and beyond [...]

    Published On: January, 2022
  • Karla V

    We had a fabulous time touring Glasgow from Edinburgh. It was our first time to see Glasgow and our tour guide, Sean, made it a fantastic experience. I was with my husband and 2 kids and Sean was flexible enough to allow us to create [...]

    Published On: December, 2021
  • Amy M

    First class service from start to finish. Alexander tailored a tour of the Scottish Borders especially for us. Highly engaging and informative our group of 6 had a fabulous day out.

    Published On: December, 2021
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