1 Day Quest for the Holy Grail Tour from Edinburgh (ST)

The Legend of the Grail has spawned many tales throughout the last 800 years, including Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code'. Not many people know that Scotland is reputed to be the resting place of the Grail and a safe haven of the Knights Templar.  Our tour explores Templar and Grail connections within Scotland. This coach tour to Rosslyn Chapel and Stirling Castle runs 3 times a week during the summer months, and twice a week over winter.

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Forth Bridges, Dunfermline Palace and Abbey, Stirling Castle, Bannockburn Battlefield Site and Rosslyn Chapel.

We start our journey of discovery with a drive across the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife.  Historic Dunfermline is the site of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th Century.  The famous Scottish hero, Robert the Bruce, is buried in the choir of the abbey and we will discover more about his important role in Scotland's history when we visit this historic place *.

After a break we will travel westwards, following the River Forth, towards Stirling. Mighty Stirling Castle is set high on a volcanic plug over-looking the city of Stirling.  Our stop will allow a leisurely visit to the castle * where you will have a chance to see the splendid Renaissance Royal Palace of King James V and the magnificent Chapel Royal, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned in 1543.  The views from the castle ramparts are quite stunning.

Passing the battlefield of Bannockburn we'll head back towards Edinburgh and the Pentland hills.   At the foot of the hills is Rosslyn Chapel, the reputed resting place of the legend that is the Holy Grail, made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code.  This is the templar holy of holies and you'll have the chance to bask in its mystery and explore the chapel for yourself *.
* Admission fees extra.

Towns Visited on the Tour:

Stirling, Roslin, Dunfermline

Castle Visited

Stirling Castle


· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
 · Gratuity to your tour host


· Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
· Services of an experienced tour host
· Service charges and taxes

Min Age

3 years

Tour Vehicle Type

Mini Coach

Departure Point

Highland Experience Tours @ Caffé Nero, 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

Departure Time

08.45 hrs Departure 09.00 hrs

Expected return Time

Returns at 17:30 hrs

Duration of Tour

Full Day

Months of Operation

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Rates & Dates

Ticket (Per Person )
Date   Type
  Standard Tour Ticket Child Tour Ticket
Tuesdays and Fridays all year
Except 24 and 31 December until 1st April 2015
  £37 £34
From 2nd April 2015: Tuesdays and Fridays all year
 plus Thursdays from 2nd April to 29 October 2015
  £39 £36


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  • Customers must provide a valid credit or debit card number.
  • Limited availability : advanced booking required.
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
  • Child rate applies to children between 3 and 12. We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

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