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 throughout the year.
Tour Highlights: 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 (optional).
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 (optional) 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.
· 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 Age3 years
Tour Vehicle TypeMini Coach
Departure Point1 Parliament Square High Street Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
Departure Time08.45 hrs Departure 09.00 hrs
Expected return TimeReturns at 17:30 hrs
Duration of TourFull Day
Months of OperationJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Rates & Dates
|Ticket (Per Person )|
|Standard Tour Ticket||Child Tour Ticket|
|Tuesdays and Fridays all year
Except 24 and 31 December until 6th April 2014
|From 7th April 2014: Tuesdays and Fridays all year
plus Thursdays from 10 April to 30 October 2014
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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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