- Tour One Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders
Enjoy a journey South from Edinburgh to the famous viewpoint; Scott’s view. Fill your eyes with breath-taking sights overlooking the valley of the River Tweed which was reputed to be one of the favourite views of Sir Walter Scott and the famous statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace. Next visit Melrose Abbey ruins which was found in the early 11th Century by Cistercian monks at the request of King David I of Scotland, he Cistercian monks had close connections with the Knights Templar, and legend tells that Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain. Unravel the myths and legends of the Da Vinci Code and the speculative theories concerning a connection with the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail, and Freemasonry. Take the scenic route back up to Edinburgh for late afternoon.
Journey details: 6.5hrs approx
- Tour Two St Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife
Explore a UNESCO world heritage site, quaint coastal villages, ancient ruins and the home of golf on your day tour through Fife. On your journey north, see the famous cantilever railway bridge (Forth Bridge) voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder in 2016 which is now a World heritage site and enter the kingdom of Fife. After walking the cobbled streets of the beautiful harbour head to the medieval town of St Andrews where you have a couple of hours to take in. St Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland and is said to have had his ashes scattered in the area. Flalkland is next which is one of the most beautiful villages in Scotland and is mainly dominated by the Falkland Palace the old home of the Scottish royals. Leaving Falkland we return to Edinburgh, passing Loch Leven, and heading back to the grand capital.
Journey details: 8.5hrs approx
*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.